Review & Contest: HIS DARKEST SALVATION by Juliana Stone

It’s time for some hot, tortured alpha shapeshifter action today with Juliana Stone’s His Darkest Salvation. This was a don’t-want-to-put-down read…so read on.

THE OFFICIAL BLURB: In a world on the brink of chaos, passion and vengeance collide… After six months in hell, Julian Castille has returned to the world a changed man—no longer the calm, powerful CEO, but a shifter fully embraced by the blood of his clan. Julian has one goal: find the key to the portal that stands between the human realm and unprecedented darkness, in order to win back the pieces of his soul. The last thing he needs is a distraction like the beautiful, enigmatic Jaden DaCosta. Three years ago, a forbidden night of passion left Jaden forever altered: mated to Julian Castille—bound to a man who despises her. But the temptation to trust this darker, more savage—and more captivating—Julian is overwhelming. And as they fight for their immortal souls, their insatiable desire for each other may prove their fatal undoing.
MY THOUGHTS: I have to admit here that this is the third in the Jaguar Warriors series but it’s the first one I’ve read…however, it won’t be the last. It has my favorite elements in a paranormal romance—tortured alpha hero with innate distrust of heroine, tough heroine with innate distrust of alpha male hero, and a good urban fantasylike story line that enhances and challenges the romance rather than taking a backseat.
            So yep, this one is easy to get hooked on without having read the first two in the series but I must go back and read them now because I think it would make me appreciate Julian Castille so much more to understand what all he’s been through before this story picks up. So if you win this contest and decide you want the first in the series, that’s cool.
            I also haven’t read a lot of big cat shifter books, so this was an interesting new world for me. Jaden DaCosta (who has one nasty SOB for a rich daddy) is a complex blend of fierce fighter and the girl who’s always trying to prove herself worthy of daddy’s respect and yet knowing it’s not anything she’ll ever get.
            Julian has literally been to hell and back—and what more urgent goal can a man have than retrieving the pieces of his soul that have literally been taken from him?
            The stakes are high, the pace is fast. Great read.
Want to win a copy of His Darkest Salvation? What is your favorite non-wolf shifter character? I always loved Quinn the weretiger in the Sookie books. I think it was the purple eyes. You know the drill: +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweet or Retweet.
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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

22 thoughts on “Review & Contest: HIS DARKEST SALVATION by Juliana Stone

  1. My favourite is Lock MacRyrie a bear shifter from The Mane Squeeze . I love all the shifters in Shelly Laurenston’s books but I’ve got a soft spot for the bears 🙂
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  2. I love the werecats (think panthers) from Rachel Vincent’s Shifters series. I also think that Curran, who is a giant lion when he shifts, is quite awesome too.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I like Sam from the Sookie Stackhouse books. I haven’t read this series yet so I’d need the first book if I won.

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  4. My favorite non wolf shifter is Mitch Shaw from Shelly Laurenston’s Pride books, but she can make great, crazy and adorable lion shifter. And bear too 😉

    The others is Dragos Cuelebre, dragon shifter from Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison, and Feral Warriors series by Pamela Palmer

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  5. I read a lot of paranormal books about vampires but shape-shifters are new to me. Though I have noticed a strong trend with them now in books. I haven’t met any shap-shifters but I do like the idea of a jaguar warrior 🙂

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  6. It’s Curran the were-lion for me as well! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  7. Kougar from Pamela Palmer’s Feral Warriors series. He is such a dark and tortured hero. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Oh man Quinn is yummy!
    For a non wolf Shifter there is CURRAN! Oh yeah..yummm…
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  9. I loved Marc from the Shifter’s series.
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  10. Okay, I have recently discovered paranormal romance. I am loving it. So I am not familiar with too many shape shifters. But I do know one..Denise from the Night huntress series by Jeaniene Frost.

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  11. Hands down Micah the wereleopard from the Anita Blake Series. That man is F..I..N..E!

    Thanks for the giveaway.


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  12. My favorite is Jason from the Sookie Stackhouse books because he is a were-panther, and that just sounds SO sexy!!

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