Saturday, October 10, 2015

Review: Secrets from Empath Trilogy by H.K. Savage

Empath Trilogy # 1
By- H.K. Savage
Genre- YA Paranormal Romance

All she wanted was to disappear…

Claire Martin is an empath. She’s lived her entire life as a slave to a constant barrage of emotions that weren't hers. Off to college, she hopes simply to blend with the crowd where she can best hide her curse. Within her first few weeks at school Claire meets Stephen Andrews, a small, fragile looking boy who changes her life forever. 

Stephen, a boy with a secret of his own, instantly recognizes Claire for what she is. It is through Stephen's aid that Claire meets James, a vampire with a talent of his own. As soon as they touch, their abilities connect in a way that has not occurred in over three hundred years forming a bond that cannot be broken.


Empath Trilogy #2
By- H.K. Savage
Genre- YA Paranormal Romance

The bad guys are licking their wounds leaving Claire and James to enjoy what promises to be a merry Christmas. Until a traitor among them delivers Stephen and Claire into enemy hands.

Past lovers, obligations and rivalries compete, all the while the bond between Claire and James grows and Claire is pulled further toward the vampire side. James is growing dependent upon her to feed his humanity, and the boundary that separates them is no longer clear.

A potential husband and a job working for the Court threaten to take Claire's newfound control over her life from her and stick her firmly under someone else's thumb. She must try to keep her wits about herself enough to figure out what she wants before the ability to decide is gone forever, and try not to get any of her loved ones killed in the process.

Empath Trilogy #3
By- H.K. Savage
Genre-YA Paranormal Romance

Paris, everyone is together and forgets for one night about the looming threat of war between the races for a wedding. But no sooner are their vows exchanged than the newlyweds are called upon to serve the Court.

Stateside, an old photograph turns up with a member of the vampire's Court and several other men linked to an organization called Nightshade Holdings, LLC. More digging reveals how deep Nightshade's influence extends and just how deeply the Court itself is involved in the plot to start an interspecies war.

Love is found, old friends die and a greater enemy than any thought possible is revealed. It will take everything for the clan and the vampires to stop the war before it is too late.



In this last book in the series, Claire and James have finally found pace with each other, but Claire's struggles are not close to being as balanced.

Claire proves herself to be a very brave, tenacious and strong individual. Although she seemed a bit too head-strong at times, her fighting spirit was easy to cheer for. Her bond to James was not only inspiring but sweetly done, reminding a bit of real life in a couple every now and then, which help grounded the story a little more in the real world.

The other characters definitely come to their own in this installment, weaving through tense predicaments. . .and others finally get what they deserve (which put a smile on my face.)

The world is well built, and the action and intrigue stay in high-speed. Perhaps, a bit too much at times. There's a lot going on in this story and at times, it would have been nice to delve a little deeper and not have several things hit so superficially.

Although I'm sure many paranormal fans will enjoy this series, I'll admit that it wasn't one that totally blew me away. I had a bit of trouble connecting with the characters and at times, simply didn't find the predicaments pulling me in the way I'd like. Still, it's a solid read and I'm sure others will appreciate it.

About the Author-
HK lives in the frozen hinterlands of the far North.  The long, cold months provide ample opportunity to hunker down with her computer and create adventures far more enticing than scraping ice and getting frostbite.

Between books HK reads voraciously.  Anything with a good plot and compelling characters are her broad parameters.  One is as likely to catch her with a copy of Don Quixote as with the latest Kristen Ashley.

When not writing or wowing the corporate world by day, HK practices martial arts, plays with her dogs and matches wits with her teen. Next winter she intends to brush up on her Spanish and escape the cold for somewhere more tropical.


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