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Unchained (The Dark Forgotten #3)

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Been there, slain that...

Ashe Carver, monster-killer, has the scars to prove it. But faced with a custody battle, she's hung up her stakes and taken a job at the public library, determined to show the courts and her ten-year-old daughter that she's as good a mother as she is a hunter.

Easier said than done. There are lovelorn vampires haunting the library, a slime demon in
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 6th 2010 by Signet
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Aug 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Ashe Carver has hung up her stakes and retired from her life of vampire hunting in order to raise her young daughter. But life is just not cooperating. Fallout from her sister Holly's life changing event are complicating Ashe's life. Since Holly's powers are on the fritz as a result of said event, Ashe is covering Holly's ghost hunting gigs, and said event has also gained Ashe the unwelcome notice of some persistent vamps who are making her an offer they don't intend to allow her to refuse. And ...more
Aug 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars

This is an interesting, well-written story, with a nice balance of humor, scariness, and tenderness. I enjoyed the read and am looking forward to the next in the series.

Ashe is an adrenaline junkie who has quit her job as a vampire slayer so she can retain custody of her estranged daughter, Eden. Reynard has been a guard for the Castle for hundreds of years, maintaining his sanity by holding onto the mantra duty, dignity and death. After Reynard’s soul is stolen by a collector demon,
Jul 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Unchained by Sharon Ashwood
Paranormal Romance – July 6, 2010
4 Stars

Ashe Carver is an ex-slayer. She has given up that job in exchange for being a mother to her ten year old daughter, Eden. She also has a lot of problems to tackle - a custody battle for her kid, demons to vanquish, a vampire to stop, and a magical urn to retrieve. Her ally, Captain Reynard, leader of the Guardsman that keeps the magical creatures from over running the world, has only weeks to live unless Ashe can find the urn t
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Favorite Quote: “I would like to ride a good horse again.”

“Well, I have some unicorns down in the basement, if you’d like to take them out for a spin.”

“They only like virgins. I’m rather too late to that party.”

Ashe Carver is monster killer extraordinaire-and she has the scars to prove it. But she hangs up her stakes in favor of a more sedate Librarian job in order to convince her in laws that she is a fit mother. But life never goes the way you plan. Vamps want to impregnate her, a slime demon
Sep 13, 2010 rated it it was ok
It had some small moments I liked, such as, "Sadly, slaying library patrons wasn't allowed. Bad customer service and all."
But overall, it just left me thinking, "eh." When I got to the end, I didn't realize it WAS the end - what about the witchy-warlocky power thing? What happens when they finally get out of the sack? I turned the page, thinking it would sort of wrap up, only to find it was an excerpt from the next book, and that was it for this one. Felt kinda cheated.
Feb 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Reynard's soul has been stolen. He needs Ashe to help him find it. Will Ashe be willing to admit her attraction to Reynard or will it be too late? I thought this was the best book in the Dark Forgetten series yet. I enjoyed the development of the characters. We finally find out Ashe's secrets. Good reading.
Jun 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I would just like to say this before I begin: I bought Sharon's first book, Ravenous, a while back. However, due to a large TBR pile--as I'm sure most bloggers can relate to--I did not have the chance to start the first book. In fact, it was months before I finally fished it up out of the book pile.

That was one of the stupidest mistakes of my "reading life".

I'm always pleasantly surprised when I find a paranormal romance that resonates with me. I adored Ravenous, as you will see with my review s
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Beware of spoilers

This is the third installment of the Dark Forgotten series that follows the supernaturals of the town of Fairview. This book focuses on Holly’s sister, Ashe, and the guardsman, Captain Reynard, she helped keep safe in the last book, Scorched.

Ashe has taken her daughter, Eden, out of boarding school and has returned to live in Fairview near her family. Now, her daughter’s paternal grandparents are fighting for custody and Ashe has t
Sep 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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In February of 2009 the author debuted The Dark Forgotten series with book #1 Ravenous and I was intrigued by the story of Holly Carver, in December book #2 Scorched the story of Conall Macmillan and Constance Moore sucked me back into the authors world.. This book Unchained with the story of Ashe Carver and Captain Reynard absolutely blew me away!
Ashe is Holly's sister and the nightmare of every monster, she is also a single mother with all the problems inherent with the job! In this story whil
Every time I read a book in this series, I wonder why it's taken me so long to continue and vow not to wait so long before reading the next one. Hmmm, 2 years between books 1 and 2, 9 months between books 2 and 3 - as long as I read book 4 before October, I'll be good.

I'll admit, I didn't particularly care for Ashe in book 1. She didn't come across as very sympathetic and was an obstacle in her sister Holly's romance with Alessandro. But then, she does have her reasons. An ill-advised spell atte
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Sharon Ashwood is a free-lance journalist, novelist, desk jockey and enthusiast for the weird and spooky. She has an English literature degree but works as a finance geek. Interests include growing her to-be-read pile and playing with the toy graveyard on her desk. As a vegetarian, she freely admits the whole vampire/werewolf lifestyle fantasy would never work out, so she writes paranormal romance ...more
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The Dark Forgotten (4 books)
  • Ravenous: The Dark Forgotten
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“And-he was ashamed to admit--he had been known to carry off the occasional roll of duct tape. That stuff could be used for everything.” 5 likes
“She reached down and picked up one of the stakes she'd dropped, running the tip along her thigh as she straightened. "Want to play hunter and vampire?"

Reynard quirked his eyebrow. "Madam, I came equipped with my own stake."

"Whoa! Points to the old guy.”
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