From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) ...
Lily Carlyle died killing a child molester, only to be resurrected as an assassin. In her second life she was charged with fighting the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good against evil.
Lily Carlyle thought she was working for the forces of good. Attempting to close the gates of hell, Lily was betrayed by her handler and tricked into helping the demon hordes keep it open. Even more painful, Lily’s sister was possessed by the very demon that began their family nightmare. Aided by a half-demon she can’t entirely trust, but can’t entirely resist, Lily had to pretend to be the good soldier in order to save her sister and the world.
Now Lily must gather friends and allies and go underground, because the final battle against those who would open hell’s gates will be the fiercest of all.
New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Julie Kenner has published over forty books including the Kate Connor Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series (currently in development as a feature film) and the Protector (Superhero) series. As J. Kenner, Julie writes erotic romance, including the Stark Trilogy and the Most Wanted series, as well as the Shadow Keepers series of dark paranormal romances originally published as J.K. Beck.
Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner) is the international, New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas, and short stories in a variety of genres.
Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a "flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations," JK writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense, and paranormal mommy lit. Her trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner) reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.
JK lives in Central Texas with her husband, two daughters, and several cats. Visit her website at www.juliekenner.com to learn more and to connect with JK through social media!read more
Reviews for Turned
I'm going to go a little bit against the grain here and give "Turned" a three star rating. While I enjoyed the first book, and the second even more so, this one failed to have the wrap up that I desired. I found that the majority of "Turned" was spent with Lily battling her more inner demon: Whether to choose to continue to find a third key and be able to lock the demon portal shut or become the demon queen and lead all the hoardes or demons, or sacrifice herself to close the portal by spending an eternity in the fire's of hell. While this was certainly an anguished choice and should have been utmost in Lily's thoughts I felt like it was rehashed again and again in the same way. The beginning demon battle, taking up right where the second book left off was exciting, as was a big demon battle scene on a bridge toward the middle of the book. I thought the relationship with Deacon was written solidly and believably as was her relationship with both her real younger sister Rose and Alice's sister Rachel. The book lost me at the end however. I was expecting something more epic and I felt almost like the story took the easy way out. Still this series was entertaining and worth reading. There is just so much available urban fantasy to read and I just don't feel like this trilogy is at the top of the heap. Julie Kenner is an amazing author however and I dont' want to distract from that fact. Her "Demon Hunting Soccer Mom" and "Ghouls" series are top notch.read more
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Turned: Blood Lily Chronicles Book 3 by Julie Kenner Amazon Product Description: When Lily Carlyle died in an act of vengeance, she came back as an assassin for the light. But when she discovered her masters' true darkness, she decided to choose the right side for once... Her own. With her cover as a double agent inside the forces of evil blown, Lily has no choice but to go underground. She takes along a cadre of warriors: humans, angels, demons, and other trusted creatures. Their only hope is to stop the forces who are attempting to use the Ninth gate as a wedge that will unleash the fury of Hell. My Thoughts:Once again, I chose this book simply because I couldn't stand for the story to be over (and now I am sad to say as yet there is no book 4). What I liked about it: My favorite thing about this book is that I get the answers to all the questions I have been sitting on for the last two books. In this book Lily is forced to look inside herself and search for the kind of person she wants to be. The stakes are huge - the world/Armageddon - sacrifice herself, rule the demon hoards, or find the key and use it. Each of the characters faces their own soul search and we the readers are brought along on their journey as the story continues. My favorite character is still Deacon, has been since book one. His connection with Lily, their struggle to believe in themselves and each other, and the paths they take make for an interesting twist in the story. Without this piece I think the story would feel incomplete. The connections between the characters and the ways that they grow and change are the keys to the storyline and the plot. I like that the storyline is kept intact in this book as well, the intro makes sure you know what's been going on and you are reminded throughout the story about how things are connected, and then they are wrapped up in this book.My other favorite things: I cannot share without having this be a spoiler - so you'll have to read them for yourself! I suggest you do. What I didn't like: Once again - the only thing I didn't like about the book was the ending. This one doesn't end on cliffhanger - demanding the next piece of the story, but it ends in such a way that there is room for more later. I don't think there will be a book four - hopefully I am wrong.An all-around good read. I read this in one day, so it is a fast read. This book, like the two before it, is a grab you, keep you read that you just don't want to put down. I readily recommend all three of Julie Kenner's Blood Lily Chronicles!read more
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