Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Syrinada’s life changed the day she was abducted by five men. When she woke up, she was tied to a bed with one of her captors having a fun time with her body. When the man decided it was time to complete his rape, he blew up in her face, literally blew up, brain matter all over the walls and her.
Although she tried to tell herself it wasn’t her fault, she was pretty sure it was. Now she is full of anger and wants to rid the planet of men, all men. First on her list are the other four men took her. Trying to get her mind off everything, she goes to a bar with her neighbor and friend Latasha. There they meet another friend, Malachi Denali. Everything seems to be going well until Sy sees another one of the men who attacked her. Before she knows, Malachi is pulling her off the man who appears deflated and lifeless. Malachi is ready to reveal to Sy who and what she is before there is more trouble.
Syrinada is the result of a love story gone wrong. Her mother was a siren and her father was a warlock, something forbidden. When the witches found out, her mother was killed and her father disappeared. Now she has to learn how to control powers she never knew she had. Witches and sirens have been at war with each over. Because of the few sirens that used their powers to kill, all sirens were stripped of power and must find their Siren Stone. If they are worthy, their powers will be returned.
The only reason Sy is able to use her powers is because she is part warlock and, therefore, different from the other sirens. Malachi, with the aid of his brother Demetrius, must teach her how to keep her powers under control. She has already killed two men. If she continues the way she is going, the covens will become aware of her, and her life will be in jeopardy. As if everything going on isn’t enough, Sy finds herself in heat and feels a bond towards both Malachi and his brother. Unfortunately, they feel the same bond, only theirs is permanent and hers is not, well not yet.
The covens are after her, she finds she has been betrayed by someone close to her, and both Malachi and Demetrius find they also have traitors in their midst. Now it is a battle to help Sy find her stone and save her. Why is she being sought? Why do the covens wish her dead? Where is her father? Which brother will she bond with?
This book is filled with surprises, betrayals, lies, deceit, and sex and more sex, but then we are talking about sirens. The book ends with a cliffhanger. Anyone who knows me knows I hate them. I rarely give a good rating to a book with one, except in cases like this where the book is just so good I overlook the cliffhanger and look forward to the next in the series. I read this book in one day because I couldn’t put it down.