After facing her nightmares head on, Keira soon finds her troubles have only just begun, and if she thought mortals were dangerous, then being hunted by the world's most powerful beings will spin her further into a web of supernatural destruction.
Keira can't help seeing the handsome man before her. She can't help the dreams that consume her, and neither can she stop him from wanting her. But the controlling man who follows her every move isn't the man she's dating but the man who's hunting her.
Now it's down to the only man with enough power to keep her safe, and he doesn't play well with others. Nor does he take kindly to people trying to take what belongs to him, and Keira belongs to only one man...Dominic Draven. Will the fight for their love be enough to survive the new world she is forced to live in? And, more importantly, can she survive being with the king of the Afterlife?
Stephanie Hudson has dreamed of being a writer ever since her obsession with reading books at an early age. What first became a quest to overcome the boundaries set against her in the form of dyslexia has turned into a life's dream. Afterlife is her first book in the series of seven, with the story of Keira and Draven becoming ever more complicated in a world that sets them miles apart.
©2012 Stephanie Hudson (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
People who enjoy abuse stories
Dominic Draven. He is so abusive but as with most stories like this, it's all okay because he's supposed to be super sexy so is totally forgiven.
As much as I hate criticizing other authors, this story has me so angry. At a time when we should be encouraging women to strive for equality, we yet again are filling young minds with the idea that a manipulating, possessive, aggressive and sexually controlling man is what we all should want because he of course is insanely rich and obviously attractive. The fact that this has once again been written by a woman makes me even more furious! If it had been written by a man, we would all be up in arms about it! I only read the second book because the first one showed some promise of the main character standing up for herself but the second book finds her with even less of a spine.
I am sorry Stephanie Hudson, I don't mean to troll, but I can't help but feel your writing needs some serious work. If the book was a third of the size with a quarter of the repetitive sex scenes and overused wording breezed over by the narrator, then you might have something salvageable. And if you must insist on having Draven unable to control his abusive nature then at least have Kiera standing up for herself more often and not be so terrified of the man who is supposedly meant to love and care for her. You attempted this only when it suited the plot which is not a healthy way to write the story, it devalues the characters.
That it carried on from where the last book ended, without getting lost.
The Twilight Series
don't want to put it off.
I enjoyed this book more than the first as there is a developing story line, detailing hierarchy and the introduction of new characters, however the sex is still a bit like Fifty shades of Grey with cheesy wording .
i feel the exaltation of success when things go well or the bitter curse of betrayal or defeat when things don't go to plan as though they are happening to me or a close loved one, what am I going to do when these 3 books are done? I very much hope the next 3 books come in quick secession I need to feed the addiction, not so much crave the drave but walk in the shadow of my queen kiera!
"18 hours too long and still 5 books to go."
I loved the premise of this book. I loved the romantic suspense, but it seemed there were a lot of parts of this book that served little to no purpose, in driving the story forward. There are 3 chapters dedicated to just proving a point about jealousy to the h. A lot of things could have been trimmed and made it more enjoyable of a pace story wise. Characters overall are fantastic, but I was getting more and more annoyed with the flip flop behavior of the h as the story went on. She would act firm and tough, demanding respect as the H's partner only to take his word on everything, fail to confront him on issues after long dialogues about how it bothered her, or would gloss over things that were built up overtime, like it wasn't that big of a deal, even when the actions of the H are shoved in her face she just accepts every compromising situation, as ok because he explained it and he pretty much gives her the impression that she takes it as it is because of who they are to each other. Also she has this moral compass that is admirable but when it comes to something that is crucial for her to share she hides it. It was 33 hours of indecisive self doubting, and lack of a backbone. If the story was trimmed her behavior would have been more tolerable, but there is only so long a person can listen to the same rhetoric, over and over. What makes it more frustrating as a reader is that it ends in a cliff, and even after 33 hours and similar length in book one, the story is dragged out for another 5 books after this, all equally as long winded. I love the story premise enough to want to know what happens but I disliked the long winded whining enough that I won't continue the series, it was so long I just stopped caring what happened. The length of time isn't exactly the issue by its self, And I love long stories if they move forward and pace well. This one did not.
"I'm totally hooked"
I need more Draven and Kiera. I love the narrator as she brings all the characters to life.
Bring on book 3!!!!
New spin on the supernaturally weird. Well narrated and surprisingly not repetitive for such long books.
"Stupid Girl, controlling man."
These characters make me want to pull my hair out. Controlling someone is NOT sexy.
"intreging story well read."
Very interesting plots. Full of surprises. charaters are very real and the writing and narrating create well developed characters you can relate to. All in all a very good listen.
ok I love the story or should I say it's potential. but to much drama
"loved that kera found her confidence!!"
I was really weary of this series at 1st.
however, I love how the characters have finally started to make some sense. love the family drama. also, that she is now able to stand up to Draven. the cowering was wearing me out.
"HORRIBLE narrator, great story!!"
Great book, TERRIBLE narrator!!! Her American accents are absolutely the worst I've ever heard!!! At $2-3 its tolerable, only so I can multi-task!! But at $26 or whatever it is, there is NO way it's worth that!!!!!
"Truly a good book"
This was a Nother great book one of the best roller coasters I've ever been on cannot wait to read the triple goddess
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