Review + Giveaway: Keeper of the Innocents by Kristy Centeno

November 27, 2014 | Posted by Genesis in Book Promos, Book Reviews, Excerpts / Teasers, Giveaways | 2 Comments

Review + Giveaway: Keeper of the Innocents by Kristy CentenoKeeper of the Innocents
by Kristy Centeno
Series: Keeper Witches #2
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: July 9, 2014 by Limitless Publishing
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4.5 Stars

Synopsis:
Demi Redding has used her powers to vanquish demons for years, but when one shows up next door she will be forced to set both her experience and instincts aside to battle a war that has nothing to do with magic, and everything to do with matters of the heart.

As a Keeper of the Innocents, Demi’s load as a guardian reduces with only one charge to take on at a time. However, when her new foe proves to be a force she can neither see nor find, she has no choice but to doubt the so-called good intentions of the stranger one door down.

Rhyzel Connor is not your average neighbor by any means. The red specks of color in his green eyes alone sets him apart and his demonic heritage makes him an easy target. Because of who he is he can’t afford a mistake that will result in his demise, but the fact that he knows way too much about Demi quickly raises the suspicion veil over him.

There is a mission he must complete, and secrets he must fight hard to keep, but the biggest hardship he must face will be forfeiting his life in order to save Demi’s.

Review + Giveaway: Keeper of the Innocents by Kristy CentenoKeeper of the Innocents
by Kristy Centeno
Series: Keeper Witches #2
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: July 9, 2014 by Limitless Publishing
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
4.5 Stars

Synopsis:
Demi Redding has used her powers to vanquish demons for years, but when one shows up next door she will be forced to set both her experience and instincts aside to battle a war that has nothing to do with magic, and everything to do with matters of the heart.

As a Keeper of the Innocents, Demi’s load as a guardian reduces with only one charge to take on at a time. However, when her new foe proves to be a force she can neither see nor find, she has no choice but to doubt the so-called good intentions of the stranger one door down.

Rhyzel Connor is not your average neighbor by any means. The red specks of color in his green eyes alone sets him apart and his demonic heritage makes him an easy target. Because of who he is he can’t afford a mistake that will result in his demise, but the fact that he knows way too much about Demi quickly raises the suspicion veil over him.

There is a mission he must complete, and secrets he must fight hard to keep, but the biggest hardship he must face will be forfeiting his life in order to save Demi’s.

Read my review for Keeper of the Lost Souls, the first book in the series here.

EXCERPT

Everything happened so fast I couldn’t even react. Stunned, I just stood there for a moment trying to size up my attacker. Before I even glanced up to look at his face I could tell something was off with him, but because of my nervousness, it was hard to tell for sure. He’d come out of nowhere, and if he intended to kill me, I was easy prey.

“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” a deeply masculine voice growled at me. Fortunately, that same voice helped break me out of my stupor.

I was prepared to see some form of evil glaring down at me, but what I found when I glanced up was definitely not what I was expecting. The handsome stranger staring at me was hot. Not just your average Joe kind of hot. No. This was like the kind of hot that makes a girl want to sin in ways she’d never done before.

His pale skin, tousled, bronze colored hair, and full lips were striking to look at, but his eyes left me completely speechless.

Perfectly round green eyes stared back at me and though they were gorgeous all on their own, it was the few specks of red in his irises that I found beautiful and so unusual. I was left with my mouth hanging open. I’d never seen eyes that color before and no matter how many times my brain yelled at me to look away, I just couldn’t. I was drawn to him. To his unique eyes. To the mystery that shrouded him.

“Are you deaf?” the tone of his voice rose a little more.

“No…no. I-I…was just—” My speech was impaired by his handsomeness and I felt stupid. It wasn’t like he was the first cute guy I’d ever seen. As a matter of fact, I’d broken up with my boyfriend two months ago and he’d been the cutest guy I’d ever seen. Now that this stranger was standing in front of me, I wasn’t so sure anymore.

REVIEW

I knew I was going to LOVE Keeper of the Innocents as soon as I read the description and I did love it! This new story tells the tale of Demi, another young witch that has charges she needs to protect as well as Bryn, only her focus is little kids. Her charge is Renee, a young girl she babysits in her apartment building, which is where Demi meets Rhyzel, a half-human, half-demon teenager. Demi doesn’t know what to make of this situation: vanquish him or trust him, knowing she could be betrayed by him one day.

Demi and Rhyzel’s relationship (I love his name) is so interesting and dangerous which makes me love them even more! They are so perfectly imperfect together and their connection is spot on and hot!

By the way, I will try to not look in mirrors again after the explanation of mirrors I got in this story. It freaked me out! I’m seriously considering eliminating mirrors in my house. That was scary.

This story kept me up and wanting to read and read and read more. It kept growing intensity with every passing of a page and the ending couldn’t have been more perfect. The ending…I was not expecting the major detail that was revealed to Demi on the LAST page and I hope the author writes that story on an epilogue of another book or as a novella because I will for sure love it and will be highly anticipating it.

About Kristy Centeno

Kristy Centeno is an author of paranormal romance, young adult, new adult, horror, and contemporary romance.
She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. In her journey to create memorable reads, she has delved into several genres, creating fictional characters meant to entice readers and captivate the mind.
She is currently working on finishing off the Keeper Witches series among other projects, which include sequels to her published work. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.


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