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(Beast Horde #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Sleeping Beauty with a grim-dark twist.

Cyn falls from the top floor of the world into the arms of Vargr, a beaster who rates a diamond 10 on the Scale of Hardness. In her hands is a piece of Ghoul Lord.

She’s forgotten the last five years of her life, the years of the invasion of the Ghoul Lords.

The beast horde was meant to save Earth. Once human, they now carry
Kindle Edition, 177 pages
Published November 12th 2019
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

This has got to be my favourite to date of this authors work.
I bloody adored this like so much and am now gagging for my next fix of this amazingly addictive story, thankfully that's not too long as the next ones out mid-December.
This was such an exciting and interesting premise a sort of post-apocalyptic sci-fi with smexy bits.
Set against a post-apocalyptic landscape in the aftermath of an alien invasion, Ghoul Lords have conquered the planet and are using the human race for breeding and food.
Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
A wild ride into a dystopian future

This is the first book of a trilogy, very reminiscent of those early 90's sci-fi books where each book had it's own story arc completed but the main story rolls on in the background. It technically ends on a cliffhanger, but not one of those high drama, soap opera style ones that only work if you actually have the next book to hand. No, this book ends on a tantalisingly teasing note that will have you eagerly awaiting the follow up. Good news is that it
Cécile Smits
How does she do it?
How does Cari manage to create yet another world just like that?
With all the details you need to be in that world? To live there?

With not just one,but two! heroes with extra bits only she can come up with?
With a heroine that is badass,even without knowing she has extra bits?
And with an evil enemy with bits that make me cringe thís time?

I am in awe,truelly i am!
And it’s not because she is só generous to give me an ARC!
NOPE. No sir,no ma’am!
She ís my Mistress of Evil
Terri Trawets
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story grabbed my interest from page one. I LOVE the characters and how they interact with each other and themselves. The plot, fascinatingly perplexing and superbly intriguing, concerns the ultimate destruction/salvation of Earth and its survivors.

Ghoul Lords have taken over the world. Humans are lured to gruesome deaths. Beasters have been created to allow survival. Somehow, Cyn, who seems to be part human, was able escape the tentacles of the Ghoul Lords. Vargr, a Beaster, helps rescue
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Ghoul Lords have taken over the world and are slowly devouring it.
Amidst blood and gore splattered on the rubble some humans have been enhanced genetically to fight them. And some are helpless victims.
In this hostile environment Vargr one deliciously beastly, enhanced human and Cyn a - seemingly - human meet.
Ms Silverwood's writing voice has her very own, strange kind of poetry. In describing their journey through a world that has turned hostile to humans, she creates words that best
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

One of the best things about this author is her ability to create a world that is unlike anything else that I have read. Regardless, of the series, each world is always different. She does not ever regurgitate the tried and true from her previous book and seems to like the challenge of starting from scratch. There are some elements that are the same; a fierce female that take no names, well-endowed heroes that defy what any normal nether region should be equipped to handle, and painful
Rose Howse
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cyn has no memory of the five years she was at the Top where the Ghoul Lord consumes humans. Being the only human to ever escape from the top, she is an enigma. On her fall from up high, she is caught by a winged man, a Beaster named Vargr who realizes how unique Cyn is and is attracted to her even though she is one tough cookie. When the "Lure" comes upon Cyn, Vargr calms her with sex, who knew sex was the cure? During their travels to meet up with Vargr's Tribe, they come upon an older lady ...more
Post-Apocalyptic Earth is taken over by an alien invasion of tentacled Ghoul Lords that feed on humans. Genetically enhanced beasters that were created to destroy the invaders and a mysterious, kick-ass, headstrong woman with no memories of the last 5 years that may have the answer to finally ending the war. This is the latest creation from Cari Silverwood and while reading this I felt as gleeful as a Ghoul Lord hatching up an evil plan for world domination.
There is so much to love about this
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Vargr is the first book in the Beast Horde. A new series by this author. The setting for this book is a post-apocalyptic Earth.

Cyn escapes from the Ghoul Lords. (Ghoul Lords are monsters with “tentacles and scythe-like teeth”). Shivers…. They have taken over Earth. The Beast Horde were created to save Earth.

Vargr is a Beaster and he finds Cyn after she has escaped and the story develops on from there.

I love Cari Silverwood’s made-up worlds. I have no idea how she does it but I would say she
Sierra Clothier
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This dystopian book made me giggle through a large portion, with its cheeky references to tv shows, a certain movie about aliens living as humans on Earth, and an author who is making his fans wait years for a sequel to his series (among other things) This story is about an alien invasion, years after the world has been decimated. It's a very unusual take on the genre, making it a memorable entry in this group of novels.

Silverwood created Beasts that were artificially enhanced to save the
Gaynor Jones
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well Ms. Silverwood has written a fantastic post-apocoliptic, erotic, alien invasion, genetically modified soldiers, humans on the verge of extinction epic story!
Living in the shadows and hiding from the invaders/Ghoul Lords and their "Lure" the Beasters, failed to conquer the invaders, and now they hide in the shadows. Now they are the protectors of the last humans. Gifted with various and extreme nano modifications each Beaster bears their own unique set of features, horns, wings and more
Erin Figueiredo
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Post-apocalyptic Awesomeness!

OMG! This is one fantastic post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, end of the human race, action adventure story! It has everything - action, adventure, violence, sex and a whole lot of mayhem! This story will keep you entertained and utterly enthralled from beginning to end. And that ending - AMAZING!

The characters are fantastic and very unique (each in their own way). Cyn is an enigma and not quite like the others - is she human or part of the beast horde. We slowly get to learn
April McCauley
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Vargr is a post-apocalyptic story of Giant tentacled aliens come to earth and feast on humans. They are called Ghoul Lords and they use a Lure. They like to be in high places so they live on the top of skyscrapers. They are very sadistic and do sexual things to the humans for their enjoyment. Cyn is the female who wakes up with amnesia in the clutches of the Ghoul Lords. She has lost 5 years of her memory, and realizes that she needs to get away from the aliens. She starts pulling away from the ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had a lot of fun reading Vargr, the Beast Horde series’ first book. Sure it was post-apocalyptic but in a fun and very sexy way! It had all the elements for a romping adventure. It had admirable characters whose humanity you could love and root for. It had nasty villains you could hate. It had dire situations that made you cringe on behalf of the protagonists. But Vargr was, overall, a hopeful story. True, the ending is a cliff-hanger that leads into the next book, “Rutger.” The female lead ...more
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
The first book in a new series and if I would have to describe this story in one line then I would say “ It is a Cari Silverwood book from start to finish” .

When I read a erotic sci-fi story I do want worldbuilding. There is a balance needed between the erotic story and the world it takes place in. You need a good foundation to your story and that is something Cari Silverwood really nailed with this story. There is a unique worldsetting and there are intriguing characters. And what I also love a
LaToya Johnson
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it

Great read!!! Loved Vargr and Cyn and Rutger!!! This book was a page-turner for me!! I loved the DOM in Vargr!! Cari Silverwood is a Beast for sure!!
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it

I really love Cari Silverwood’s books. Intelligent, kinky and so out there. The Patrick Rothfuss line sent my heart to racing. I thought I had somehow missed the next installment of the King Killer Chronicles release. Not cool. Otherwise great read. Looking forward to the next installment.
Carly Odonoghue
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Vargr by Cari Silverwood is the newest book by one of my favourite authors set in a post apocalyptic world with sci fi and sex thrown in but be aware this book isn't as dark as other books by Ms Silverwood but as usual the heroine Cyn is a tough badass while Vargr and Rutger are as alpha as they come. So you definitely won't be disappointed!

I must admit though that Vargr compared to the other books by Cari I've read have pushed me past my comfortable zone because of tentacles and monsters that I
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story blew me away. Not because I didn't already know Cari Silverwood can write amazing stories, all of her stories are amazing, but because I wasn't expecting to love the characters so much. If you have read any of this author's books you will know that she is a master when it comes to imagery. Her imagination knows no bounds when it comes to creating a world and characters that you can't get enough of. Her worlds are magical, even if they are barren landscapes or cities that have been ...more
Gaynor Jones
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Well Ms. Silverwood has written a fantastic post-apocoliptic, erotic, alien invasion, genetically modified soldiers, humans on the verge of extinction epic story!
Living in the shadows and hiding from the invaders/Ghoul Lords and their "lure" the Beasters, failed to conquer the invaders, and now they hide in the shadows. Now they are the protectors of the last humans. Gifted with various and extreme nano modifications each Beaster bears their own unique set of features, horns, wings and
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
What an explosive start to a new series.
Silverwood blends dystopian, steampunk, sci-fi, and genetic engineering into a wildly diverse and entertaining universe that never fails to capture and entertain (and maybe kinda sorta stimulate )

"Here be more than darkness. The times were...macabre, yet one could not survive by defining in anger and turmoil, in musing of the coming end times, it would destroy you. "

Cyn Is that heroine that we all love. She kicks some serious arse when needs be. She is
Not as twisted as I expected

I have read most of CS books and I really didn't know what to expect, except something dark and twisted. It doesn't matter if it is an alien sci-fi or paranormal, it's always deliciously dirty. This one begins with humans on the verge of extinction after the complete alien take over of Earth by the Ghoul Lords. They use Lure to get humans to the top of the buildings where the GLs eat them. For a short time, one scientist tried to fight the GLs by genetically enhancing
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Science can have unintended consequences

Alien, tentacled Ghoul Lords have taken over a post-apocalyptic Earth and are killing and terrorizing humans, pushing them to the brink. To help fight against these insidious aliens, humans (mostly men and mostly soldiers, I think) are genetically-engineered into Beasts-- big, brutal, blue-eyed warriors with a combination of technological and animal features that combine to give them the ability to take on the Ghoul Lords. They have nano nanomachines to
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As an introduction to this upcoming trilogy, this book opens up an intriguing scifi dystopian world rife with mystery, danger, and a surprising amount of humor and heat. I really enjoy Cari Silverwood's world building, as she gives every setting such depth and thought. Her characters are realistic, from their strengths to their flaws, and everything feels very immersive.

In this particular book we meet Cyn and Vargr, and to a lesser extent Rutger, and begin to see the trials and tribulations of
Teresa Juckett
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh damn was this book so good. I didn't want to put it down and now I have to wait till Dec for the next one. I've read several of Cari's book's and loved them, but there was just something about this one that grabbed your attention on the 1st page and kept you trying to figure out what was going to happen next. I love book's like that.
This is set up in apocalyptic times where war had broke out between Earth and Aliens (Ghoul Lord's) and scientists had made these hybrid's of human and a unknown
Andrea Miles
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of this authors books. With every one I read I am amazed that I am taken to yet another place and time. I would have to say out of all the books I have read I am leaning toward this being one of my top 5 favorite books of this author. The world that she created is nothing less than spectacular and amazing. We have Cyn who has awaken and has to fight her way to get away from the Ghoul Lord which his mission is to destroy. Then we have another creature who has arrived which is a ...more
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, so glad for Amazon recs, blown away by this story!

Don’t miss this one, definitely worth the read. Can’t believe I have to wait two more weeks for Rutger’s story!! Love the gritty apocalyptic world the author has created here, and especially love these characters! Although I can’t help but complain about the ones that didn’t make it, would have loved to see their stories too at least they still live on in my head. Great plot, plenty of unknowns to keep me coming back. Now to check out her
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you have never read a Cari Silverwood book, I have a question WHY NOT ? I love authors who push the boundaries of what is acceptable, very few in my opinion do that to success, Cari is one of them they take all you think you know and spin it on it's head, it makes you uncomfortable and anxious but for the life of me I can not put the book down. When a writer can do that he/she has a fan for life. Cari is on my one click list and has been for a few years now.

I never go to much into the plots
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This delightful book is the first of the Beast Horde series. I love the world building style crafted by this author. It's rude and crude, and yet you feel the intensity and otherworldly ambiance. The banter was hugely entertaining and funny, with intentionally mixed metaphors and lines that had me laughing out loud. And the steam and action kept this story moving right along. I'm dying for more of the Beast Horde!
Marcia Carter
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love Cari Silverwood ' s books , she tells amazing stories. This is such a unique and interesting story. The cliffhanger has me dying to read the next book.
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Cari Silverwood is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of kinky darkness or sometimes of dark kinkiness, depending on her moods and the amount of time she's spent staring into the night.

When others are writing bad men doing bad things you may find her writing good men who accidentally on purpose fall into the abyss and come out with their morals twisted in knots.


Other books in the series

Beast Horde (3 books)
  • Rutger (Beast Horde #2)
  • Cyn (Beast Horde #3)