Archive for January 2012
Infinite Betrayal by Robyn Mackenzie and Gayle Donnelly
Mina Roarke is in mourning over the loss of her mother, her only family member. Having been brought up in the Pacific Northwest believing she had no one left but her friend Chloe she is distraught. When she finds letters written from her presumed dead father to her mother, she is stunned enough to travel to Germany to attempt to find something out about the man who took no part in her life. At Chloe’s coaxing, Mina takes the journey. What she discovers on her travels rocks her very existence.
When Mathias, a very tall dark and sexy shifter of a race called the Coteri, is sent by Roderick, Mina’s father and King of the secret shifter Coteri race, to protect her, sparks fly between the bodyguard and his charge. As Roderick’s trusted General, Mathias is entrusted with protecting Mina with his own life if necessary, but protecting her means staying close to her and that proves dangerous. Aside from the Coteri being unknown to the human race, they have enemies, namely a former Coteri , Valencia and her demented son Luca, who belong to the Valta, the nemesis of the Coteri who’s ultimate goal is to rule over humanity, not co-exist with it as the Coteri do.
Regardless of Coteri law forbidding a shifter to fraternize with humans, Mathias is so drawn to Mina he cannot help himself and one kiss has him ignite a fire deep inside She in turn is completely taken with him before she finds out about the Coteri and being a half breed herself. Mathias struggles with the budding relationship, knowing that his King would probably kill him for touching his daughter. Ultimately what the pair feel for each other creates fireworks and trouble taking the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotion. When Mina discovers the mystery of her birth she is confused and shaken. Will Mina comes to terms with the fact other races exist and she belongs to one? Will the dominant Mathias succeed in his quest to shelter Mina from the danger that is very much on her tail? Once again.. you’re going to have to read to find out.
I loved INFINITE BETRAYAL! The creation of this shifter race by Gayle Donnelly and Robyn Mackenzie has shaken things up. I find myself imagining all the awesome tales to come from these amazing shifters. You feel the passion that Matthias and Mina have for each other, you become part of their world. The secondary characters only add to the drama with hunky shifters Talon and Tre, who pick on each other adding a bit of laughter and the super intelligent Isla who holds the Coteri history and knowledge dear. This story runs the gamut of emotions with the passion and desire to horror and disdain. I cannot wait for the second installment of this series hoping there are plans for several more! I highly recommend INFINITE BETRAYAL to all, it does not disappoint!
4 Orgasms Read (Awesome!!!)
5 Stars (Hook Line and Sinker)
Review for Infinite Betrayal by Gayle Donnelly and Robyn Mackenzie
Title : Infinite Betrayal
Authors: Gayle Donnelly and Robyn Mackenzie
Description: Mina Roarke had always been told she was special. In what way, she never fully understood until circumstances led her down a path of adrenaline-charged danger, blazing sexual heat and ultimate betrayal.
Mathias, a warrior for a secret shifter race known as The Coteri, has been ordered to protect Mina at all costs. Although his oath to protect her is paramount, can he rein in his animal instincts long enough to not claim the one person he’s forbidden to have?
My Thoughts: Wow! Where do I start expressing how much Gayle Donnelly and Robyn Mackenzie pulled me into the world of the Coteri and had me falling in love left and right! “Infinite Betrayal” is a new shape shifter experience. In this novel they are called Coteri and though they have one prominent go to for shifting, they can also shift into other things as well. After the death of her mother, Mina is lost and hurting only to discover letters which will lead her to a life changing move. With the help of her longtime and closest friend Chloe, she reads each one and realizes they are from her father, whom she thought was dead. Chloe helps give Mina the push to find her dad and hop on a plane, ready to get answers. Mina heads off to Germany and once there she is drawn to the woods by a beautiful wolf. This is where Mathias, the oh so yummy Coteri General, enters the picture. Mathias can’t help but be drawn to Mina, torn between honor and duty and his heart’s passion, he tries to fight it. After all, he is King Roderick’s (Mina’s father) most trusted warrior, sent to look after her and keep her safe. With one kiss, his passions rise and the need to claim is upon him. Does he break the Coteri law and mate a human or will he let her go? This book had me so hooked from beginning to end. I even fell in love and wanted stories for all the other characters you’re introduced to such as Talon and Tre, who have you laughing with their banter. The passion was so intense and sexy between Mathias and Mina, you could literally feel the emotions from the characters in all the right places. Gayle and Robyn also have villains in the book called the Valta, who would like to destroy the human race, but are stopped by the Coteri. The Coteri are here to protect us, so we have no worries since these warriors are so fierce. You will hate the Valta and cheer for the Coteri. Mina is the leading lady to love, being vulnerable yet sassy and when need be, fierce. Mathias is the hero you swoon over. His dominate, alpha manner thrown in with tender moments for the woman he loves. If you haven’t read “Infinite Betrayal”, I urge you to do so, for your “Infinite Surrender” (next book in the series: Talon’s story). Fall into Gayle Donnelly and Robyn Mackenzie alluring Coteri world, you won’t regret it.