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SEDUCING DESTINY (The Fae Chronicles #4) by AMELIA HUTCHINS

Seducing Destiny

SYNOPSIS

Less than six months ago my life was twisted and flipped on its side. Things have changed so much I barely recognize myself anymore. 

I am no longer an Enforcer. 

I am no longer a Witch. 

I no longer hate the Fae. (For the most part) 

And the sex-on-a-stick-gorgeous-Fae? He isn’t really the Dark Prince. 

No, he is the father of my children and with the babies on the way, the land dying and the Mages closing in; alliances will have to be formed if we are all to make it through the war that is coming to our front door.

Between warring Gods and Goddesses, how are any of us supposed to win?

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Seducing Destiny

Jointly Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

✯✯✯1/2Freaking hairy Fairy balls stars!

“I love you, I’ve loved you since the moment you walked into my world, and always will.”
This is your love it has to be. I can’t breathe. I can’t fucking breathe without you, Synthia Raine.”

Honestly, the Fae Chronicles series has become like book crack to us! We can’t stop at one and we’ve been desperately awaiting the release of Seducing Destiny to feed our fucking Fairy cravings! Although this wasn’t our favourite book of the series, it certainly fed our addiction and left us intrigued about what’s coming next.

Amelia Hutchins has such a talent for transporting us into her make believe world (or is it?) where she ensures we become part of her fantasy. She has created this world so vividly and so masterfully that we found ourselves beginning to question if this Fae World of hers really does exist because it certainly felt so in our imaginations.  Okay, really that’s just wishful thinking on our part as man we’d love to bump into that Filthy Faery, Ryder!

“If you run, I will find you. I’ll always find you, Synthia. That’s not a threat, it’s a promise.”

This author writes her stories and her characters with humour and excitement, bringing every ounce of her story to life, enveloping us in the enchantment of the Faery Realm, where dangerously beautiful manipulative Fae reign supreme.  For a world where lies can’t be told, these sneaky, twisted little buggers sure can spin the truth.

‘Some people cannot be reached, but I’d like to belie that people could be saved from the evil that festered in their souls.’

In Seducing Destiny Amelia Hutchins once again brought about a fantasy that had us gasping at the revelations, shaking our heads and wondering what would come next and following Ryder and Synthia as they adjust to life in a very different way than what they’re used to.

As we said, whilst this may not have been our favourite of the series, though we did enjoy it nonetheless. Come on… what’s not to love?  It’s all there. Raging heat, good guys, exhilarating plots, bad guys…though it’s sometimes hard to tell who’s who in this world of hidden-truths and treachery, searing passion, wit and some very, very hot Faeries!

“No, I loved it, but I love how you fuck me. Gentleness is nice, Fairy, but I like the leg shivering, hair pulling, sweaty bodied, earth shattering fucking that you always give me.”

We’re still on a quest to save Fairy and a few other plots that had our hearts racing – from suspense, excitement, thrills, danger and passion. Woahhhhh the passion. Amelia Hutchins sure can write one steamy bloody sex scene and we just want to know one thing…….where can we pick up one of those dream medallions….holy hotness!!!! WE WANT ONE!!!!

“Get over here and fuck me, Fairy.”

Although Ryder was still that dirty Faery we’ve come to know and love, in this installment, he was portrayed a little differently. Sure we see a change in him brought on by his responsibilities but he seemed to lack that fire of previous books, though certainly not the dirty mouth and bedroom prowess! He’s still as sexy, hot, insatiable and filthy as ever!

Fuck…I’m no good at this wooing shit.”

The story did hold us captive and spellbound there’s no doubt about that, though sadly, we didn’t feel the strength of the emotions as we had hoped considering the despair this couple were forced to endure in this story and what followed them through the four books. In other words we expected to cry or tear up but we didn’t quite get there.  We think our issue lay with the choppiness of the story at times. It did tend to jump a little too quickly, therefore not providing us an adequate build-up to unfolding events.

We would begin to hit a heart wrenching moment in the story, only to be whipped around in a different scenario where our emotions didn’t have time to catch up with the story and vice versa. There was one point where we were brought from a scorching hot scene to what should have been a really sad part of the story, but because of the sudden jump and no previous build up, we were only left bewildered and not feeling that emotional pull we should have experienced. The other issue we had was that at times it felt Seducing Destiny became more a building block for upcoming spin off books and that everything else was rushed to include these developing plot lines, leaving some of the story in its wake.

‘I knew I loved him, but love wasn’t strong enough to seduce destiny into giving us what we wanted.’

So yes we had a couple of issues, but despite those, we still enjoyed it and The Fae Chronicles remains one of our favourite paranormal series. We love  the  escapism these stories provide and we’ll keep coming back time and time again for more because our Fucking Faery Fix addiction sees no chance of halting just yet!

 

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♦ FIGHTING DESTINY – BOOK ONE
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♦ TAUNTING DESTINY – BOOK TWO
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 ESCAPING DESTINY
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♦ SEDUCING DESTINY – BOOK FOUR
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TAUNTING DESTINY (Fae Chronicles #2) & ESCAPING DESTINY (Fae Chronicles #3) by AMELIA HUTCHINS

We’ve become ADDICTED to this series after discovering Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #1).

We intended to read the second book for now but……we were hooked and couldn’t stop. Here are our reviews for the Fae Chronicles Books 2 and 3 which we gave 5 bloody brilliant stars to.

WARNING:  Whilst our review is spoiler free for new readers to this series, the synopsis may contain spoilers

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SYNOPSIS – TAUNTING DESTINY BOOK ONE

I thought things were bad and weird before – hold on – it’s getting worse.

Adam and I are both going through identity crises of epic proportions as we Transition from who we were, and discover who we were meant to be. More Fae are dying, and I feel as if time is running out for us to find all of those responsible and put an end to the killings.

The people I thought I could trust have betrayed me and the one person I should absolutely not trust; is taking me deeper and deeper into his world.

Ryder’s secrets are dangerous and devastating.

With each touch and word, he pulls my heart closer to himself and at the same time he is trying to keep me at arm’s length. The dance he and I have begun, is getting more complicated as our worlds are being shaken from all sides, and the visions of the future are frightening, and nothing like I had ever pictured for myself or those I care for.

This time, destiny is taunting me.

I had always thought that I controlled my destiny. Now, my rights are being taken from me by powerful people and leaving me with alternatives that range between bad and awful.

This time, the choices I have to make can decide the fate of both worlds.

Everything is unraveling, and nothing will ever be the same again.

 

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SYNOPSIS – ESCAPING DESTINY BOOK TWO

I thought things couldn’t get worse. I was wrong.
I found out what I really wanted and was forced to give him up. Just as I found out who I really am, I was presented to the elusive Horde King as a gift.
This was the mystical being I was hidden from for more than twenty years.
Although Ryder promised to save me, I couldn’t let him get near this creature, so I willingly (sort of) signed myself over to be his new plaything.
Now in the Horde Realm, nothing is going remotely like I thought it would.
My powers and emotions are on the fritz, and each day seems to bring surprises that I am not sure how to deal with.
The Horde King thinks he has me exactly where he wants me.
He thinks he has taken all of my options away.
I still have choices.
Embracing what destiny has planned for me, or escaping it.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

Jenny:  We had been itching to get back to these books since reading and LOVING Fighting Destiny (Book #1) last month and after feeling a bit down after reading some pretty sad books we needed a lift so we headed back in to read Taunting Destiny and bloody hell! Talk about kick starting the book heart! I was bloody addicted, consumed, obsessed, fanatical…you name it. This was pure escapism at it’s very best! I. Could. Not. Put. It Down!! So much so, we both agreed we had to go straight into Escaping Destiny book 3 didn’t we Gitte?

Gitte: I’m a woman obsessed, I haven’t been on a paranormal bender like this in years. I was inhaling these books, and they’re not short ones, but after finishing book two, how the hell could we not go straight onto the third? An impossible feat, because bloody hell this series is KICK-ARSE and it only gets better and better. The vivid imagery, the fantasy, the passion, the fantastic characters, the mystery and intrigue, oh and the nookie, well hell’s bells its bloody brilliant. This Author ROCKS!!!

“..You don’t want to love me, you want to own me, and I don’t want that for myself.” – Syn

Now we’re gagging for book four but at least we didn’t really leave on a bad cliff-hanger. Seriously, the addiction of these characters and their story is intense!!!

“Stubborn fucking Witch.”

“Fucking Fairy.”

Jenny: The addiction is out of control!!  So the ride (in more ways than one *wink wink*) continues in this magical and enthralling story!

“I hate when you call me beautiful. I’m not beautiful. I’m bad. I do terrible things, and I do them very fucking well.” – Ryder

We couldn’t wait to get back to Ryder (bloody hell I LOVE this insatiable fairy!) Syn and all the gang back in Faery. Every character is engaging and I loved every single one of them!! The story picks up from where Fighting Destiny left us gagging for more and we’re once more teased and taunted as revelations and the chaos surrounding Syn and Ryder continues.

Ahhh the mystery, the intrigue…I was on the edge of my seat as Syn’s world is turned upside down, friendships are tested, secrets and untruths are brought to the fore and once again, I reveled in every mouth-watering moment!!!  It’s like a labyrinth of pages! Just when I thought I had it sussed, a twist had me scratching my head and I was once again sent on a heart stopping, mind blowing ride into the unknown and we couldn’t get enough of it could we Gitte?

‘To not hear her say my name in desire would be the same as death. I hate that I want her, that I can’t get her out of my system.’ -Ryder

Gitte: No we really couldn’t get enough. Amelia Hutchins sure spins an incredible tale as each book is more blinding than the other. There’s so much going on and so many hidden clues and explosive plot lines that your mind is working double time alongside the hero and heroine’s; trying to figure out everyone’s place and identity, expose the conspiracies as well as the cloak and dagger secrets. It’s truly mind blowing and the journey is enticingly hot, magical and kicks arse in action. The writing is so incredibly imaginative. There’s a multitude of characters involved but each one has depth, holds a reader’s interest and they’re all either dark and dangerous, sexy and cheeky, evil and entrancing. Loving this series HARD!!!! GAH….then our enigmatic and passionate Ryder…well this man is….I don’t even know…don’t have any words.

“Sometimes I think you were created to be my perfect drug,…I can’t stay away from you, and I’m drawn to you like a fucking addict.” – Ryder

He’s perfection in his imperfection. This man is the King of captivating presence as well as the King of luscious filthy-talking shagging. He is LUSH!

Jenny:  He is certainly is that!!! We’re going to be mindful of what we say in our review as we’ve decided to review books 2 and 3 together, so we’ll talk more about our feelings rather than the books themselves, but wow! Bloody wow! Was this a fantastic story! Reading it felt like I was was running a marathon. There is so much going on but not once did I ever lose pace with this story as the author did such an amazing job of keeping me on track, guessing and completely entertained!

‘He was hiding something from me. I’m not sure how I knew, but I had a feeling that when I discovered it, we’d forever be changed.’

 After weaving my way through all the twists, turns, reveals, surprises and everything else that was thrown in, I was exhausted and felt like I needed a rest but I couldn’t! I needed more of my Faery Fix – this was like Kindle crack! So, coffee was poured, pillow was fluffed and I was set to let the mayhem continue in Escaping Destiny!

‘He’s not my happily ever after. He told me that from the start of this. Fairytales are full of shit, as far as I’m concerned.’ – Syn

Amelia Hutchins sent us on a merry chase didn’t she Gitte ?

Gitte: Did she ever, Jenny, it’s like watching an epic movie yet feeling completely swallowed up and part of the thrilling epic-ness. This series is indeed the high end of paranormal rides and yeah, spot on, it’s pure hot smokin’ Kindle crack.  It’s hilariously funny at times too, the sense of humour spot on amid the action and the passion.

“It’s not funny, and I’m not a fucking Fairy happy meal, Ryder!” – Syn

 Now, I still absolutely love Syn, she’s such a fantastic written heroine.

“..I feel like I have to be strong every fucking minute of my life, because the minute I let my guard down, something bad happens.” – Syn

Amongst the chaos she stays true to who she is and what she wants despite the chaos and confusion surrounding her. LOVE her! As for Ryder…..*fainting at the images in my head*……

Jenny:  I think I’m a a lot in love with Syn to be honest. What a kick arse, funny, warm and relatable heroine she was! Ryder…I can’t even…..bloody hell, that man!!…Which leads us to THAT scene! Oh my gravy!!! That was possibly THE hottest sex scene I EVER have read! Wowsers! Pity I don’t smoke because I really felt as if a cigarette was in order at the end of that.

‘….Saying it makes my chest hurt. She’s under my fucking skin. She burrowed her way under the steel shield that had grown around my heart, and she’s gotten in it.’

Ummmm I  had to bookmark it and read it…oh at least 4 times…for review purposes of course! Hmmm let me just check that scene again….I would hate to think we missed something 😉 We certainly burnt up the phone lines after THAT scene.

Gitte: *still out cold* … Okay no I’m not but THAT scene…..’Possibly the hottest’? In my opinion that scene is THE hottest paranormal nookie I’ve ever read. How long did it actually go on for – I think the Author covered every ‘angle and avenue’ here!?! Re-reading it was extremely necessary for our review notes, yes. Yes it really was, we wouldn’t want to cock up our notes would we? (pun intended)

Jenny & Gitte: Amelia Hutchins has created a fantasy world that explodes before your very eyes. It’s an intoxicating, resplendent and beautifully written world that is vividly brought to life with striking imagery. There is so much to experience throughout this story and it’s impossible to put down. Her characters are erotic, exciting and tantalising and each and every one of them left us spellbound.

“I want that soul torturing love. The kind where you’d die for one last kiss, one last touch.”

Yep, this really was like book crack. We couldn’t move until we had finished both books! We couldn’t stop reading and we were transfixed from the first to the very last page. The humour, the lust, the lies, loves and deceit was very delicious to say the least.

“Right now, she isn’t’ tapping into anything besides my patience.” – Ryder
“Oh I wouldn’t say that………She’s tapping you nightly.” – Ristan

Taunting Destiny moved at such a frantic pace and we were swept along with every magical word this author brought us and Escaping Destiny didn’t disappoint either! This series was a heart racing; heart pounding, heart stopping and extremely sensual and very sexy read, ensuring this author will always be a 1click for us!

“I’m not sure what I want to do more right now; strangle you, kiss you, fuck you, or all three.” – Ryder

What a storyteller Amelia Hutchins is! Absolute magic. What an adventure!!! We’ll be back for more!!

Purchase THE FAE CHRONICLES SERIES here

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♦ FIGHTING DESTINY – BOOK ONE
(Our Review)
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♦ TAUNTING DESTINY – BOOK TWO
(Our Review)
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 ESCAPING DESTINY
(Our Review)
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♦ SEDUCING DESTINY – BOOK FOUR
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FIGHTING DESTINY (The Fae Chronicles #1) by AMELIA HUTCHINS

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SYNOPSIS

Have you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae – beautiful, magical, and deadly creatures that have a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles?

Welcome to my world.

What started out as a strange assignment, lead to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times. My friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.

Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh – did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae…every time he touches me or looks at me with those dangerous golden eyes he seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.

My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface – not even me.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

4.5 Kick Arse Stars

Gitte: Oooooh I liked this one, I liked it A LOT, Jenny. I was always a paranormal girl at heart and this one proved just why. The thrilling mystery, the magic, the secrets and intrigue with heroes and heroines with powers that make them that much more kick arse. Fighting Destine was one action packed and hot as hell ride. We’re being spoilt at the moment with fab paranormal aren’t we and this time we have a pick ‘n mix of Vampires, Fae, Witches and the enigmatic HOT sexy Ryder. Yeah, not sure what the hell he is but I fell in complete lust and love nonetheless. This ‘beast’ is arrogant, aggressive, evil and sex incarnate.

‘Ryder was not the kind of man you walked away from. He was the type you crawled away from, trying to remember your own name after he was done with you.’

Oh and he has a host of cool powers and umm tricks up his sleeves and down his jeans…uh oh….. I have to say Jenny, I’m not sure if I’m supposed to love him or not but I know that I do despite not fully knowing his intentions yet.

“I don’t make excuses for what I am, or what I do. I play hard. I love hard, and I fuck even harder, Syn. I am what I am.”

This Dark Fae Prince wants our Syn, the kick arse power house witch with a tragic and horrific past and who’s shrouded in spells and secrets. Whilst Syn is a control freak hell bent on fighting for what she believes in and mourning the people she loved; Ryder has his own agenda. But what is it? GAH… I need to know!!

‘I’ve been watching her for a very long time now, planning….She smells of magic, wild and untameable. Wild magic is dangerous.’

Fighting Destiny wasn’t just a thrilling paranormal ride, it came across quite unique and every single character played a part in this journey. I thought it had great humour too….

“You stole my car.”

“Borrowed it I did, return it I will.”

“Okay Yoda, can I have the woman whose body you stole back?”

….and it had great fight scenes as well as unusual and HOT nookie. There were tender moments too which softened up all the confusion, double crossing and violent killings.

“Love is more than just feeling something Syn, it’s the connection of two souls that intertwine and cannot be without the other. It’s not just saying you love someone, its showing them with every fucking breath you take, every look. It just is, simple as that. That kind of love doesn’t die. It withers the soul without the other to keep it alive.”

I have to say I got whiplash from all the twists and turns in this story but it kept me guessing all the way till the end and beyond, because I’m still not sure on who or what everyone is and who they’re all fighting for and against. I LOVED that and now I’m dying to head straight on into book two.

I loved the few times we go Ryder’s POV whilst being with Syn. It made him that much more powerful to me due to the way he speaks and his veiled intentions makes him sound like a complete ruthless arse…a lush arse though!! Seriously, how addictive was this read Jenny?! And how much do we want to read book #2 now!

Jenny:  Oh my, did I OVE this book G!!  I feel as if I want to lock myself away from everything around me and just devour the rest of this series in one sitting. This certainly did have it all G. We’ve been finding our paranormal feet again after a bit of an absence and I have to agree, we really have been spoilt with our re-emergence into this genre and Fighting Destiny certainly fed our renewed addiction just nicely thank you very much! What a wickedly delicious and entertaining book this was. I have to say, my first foray into the Adult world of Faery was a screaming success thanks to the wonderfully amusing and extremely passionate Syn and Ryder…….Oh dear lord where to even start with Ryder. I think I want a one way ticket to Faery!

“Syn, I’m the kinda dirty that doesn’t wash off……”

What a complete mystery this man is. He’s as alluring as he is intimidating and I think I lost count of the times we both uttered the words “what/who the hell IS HE” to each other throughout this book. I’m none the wiser!

“I want you, and I make no excuses for what I am, Syn.” – Ryder

However, that didn’t stop us falling head over heels in lust and love with him. No sireeee…..Mr Dark Fae Prince Ryder was sex on legs and I loved this arrogant, cock sure arse!

“So, ask me what you want to know.” – Syn
“How many lovers have you taken between your thighs?” – Ryder

A beautiful, powerful, possessive, carnal and highly sexual beast of a man he who is obsessed with control and exudes sex and sensuality from every pore.  And yes G, he certainly had a pack of powerful equipment hiding in those jeans and not all of it was of the Fae variety!  Pass the fan!

‘I was sex starved, and he was sex incarnate.’- Syn

The sexual tension and chemistry between Ryder and Synthia positively sizzled and the banter between the two had me giggling one minute and fearing Syn’s safety the next.

“I’m not sleeping with you. I don’t care if you’re starving and writhing on the fucking floor. I’ll walk over you and out that damn door……” – Syn
“I do not writhe on the floor, ever.” – Ryder

Boy, did Syn push Ryder’s buttons…above and below the navel! This sexy, voluptuous dynamo burst into Ryder’s world and tipped it on its axis. She had him questioning every thought, decision and threw his reasoning out the window, all as she tried to decipher what was going unfolding in her world.  Syn certainly was a bit of a head mess for the control freak Ryder and she was as cocky as her male counterpart and what a passionate, confusing and intoxicating duo they were!

This book kept me engrossed and transfixed. From the hypnotic world of magic created by Amelia Hutchins, to the twists, turns and turmoil which were all brought to life with vivid imagery, intrigue, suspense and real emotion woven into the story line. Not to mention we had a heroine who kicked arse and a cocky hero (can we call him that?)who, on the very occasional times he let his guard down had moments of tenderness and feeling….or did he?

“I will never tear you down, Syn. I will always protect you from anything and everything…..”-Ryder

I loved getting inside Ryder’s head, even if his thought process did have me questioning him further and confused me even more Yet, I eagerly flicked through the pages waiting for him to pop up (no pun intended) because his voice was such a contradiction. Just when I thought I had an “aha” moment, he’d stick in a roadblock and have me second guessing and wondering what was to come next, which only added to my further enjoyment of this book.  Yep, I’d say we were addicted!

G&J:  So, if you want to take a walk on the wild side with some hot as Hades arrogantly beautiful Faery…

‘Someone needed to put a freaking warning label on these guys. May cause hormonal overload.’…Syn

Some tantalising Vamps, some magical witches and some……oh hell, who knows what the rest of them are, but we know we’re dying to find out, then grab this book now. Fighting Destiny had real passion, thrills and some real tear-jerking emotion. It’s basically a kick arse paranormal that consumed us from start to finish. So why not five stars; well the copy we purchased on Amazon had a few punctuation issues as well as misused and missing words that at times had us re-reading a sentence or two, but we have to say this hiccup didn’t spoil what was ultimately a fun, steamy, entertaining,  gripping and addictive read! We’ll catch you later….we’re heading off to purchase Taunting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #2).

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♦ FIGHTING DESTINY – BOOK ONE
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♦ TAUNTING DESTINY – BOOK TWO
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 ESCAPING DESTINY
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♦ SEDUCING DESTINY – BOOK FOUR
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