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Pub Date 17 Nov 2023 | Archive Date Not set
Bell Bridge Books, ImaJinn Books

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Willow Grainger's skills as a vet tech are always in demand, and animals don't ask questions—but when a horribly battered man collapses before her one evening, she can't ignore that kind of distress. Bleeding, nonverbal, and clinging to consciousness, he's pursued by the same shadowy menace that has hunted Will all her life...and now, that evil is chasing them both.

Jacob's mind is a wasteland; his body isn't far behind, and he's escaped the Mad God's minions. His savior isn't just a woman but an angel—more than that, a potential, invaluable in a war he barely remembers fighting. His memory unreliable and his instincts hair-trigger murderous, he has no problem violently protecting Willow or taking her on the run.

Chased by nightmarish monsters, forced into unwilling alliance, Will and Jacob have no-one to trust but each other.

But then the Sons of Ymre find them, and the real danger begins…

Praise for Sons of Ymre: Erik—

"Lilith Saintcrow is a master at world building. And her imagination is endless. I can't wait to see what's next."—Cheryl B, Goodreads reviewer

"This writer cannot write a bad book. Her unique writing style literally has me tasting her words and slavering for more. This book better be a series—that's all I'm saying."—Craig Bethel, Amazon reviewer

About the Author: Lilith Saintcrow lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her children, dogs, cat, a library for wayward texts, and assorted other strays.

Willow Grainger's skills as a vet tech are always in demand, and animals don't ask questions—but when a horribly battered man collapses before her one evening, she can't ignore that kind of distress...

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This was a good story. The plot was interesting and a page turner. I really enjoyed reading this book and it was the right amount of spice and intrigue.

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Sons of Ymre : Jake by Lilith Saintcrow is such a wonderful read. This book exceeded my expectations.

This book have a high sexual tension, action packed, thriller, suspense, sci fi and fantasy will all those indescribable monster, angst, heart breaking moments and tears. This book bring you the best imagination ever with every well written detailed. It is mostly written in the third person POV which make reader more understand with the characters feeling and their environment. Just by reading the synopsis and the first chapter, I easily get hooked up with this book. With all those sexual tension between Jake and Will, I was hoping for some sealing scenes.

I'll definitely be waiting for more books from Lilith Saintcrow and I'm looking forward to read the next story.

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I loved this book. The creativity was amazing. I loved how Willow kept her head in such dire circumstances. The monstrous creatures were things that populated nightmares. The ending was perfect.

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I have been a fan of this author since her Dante series, and I always try to get my hands on anything she writes, I didn’t realize this was the second in a series, but it really didn’t matter. Yes, there were a couple of things it took me a while to understand, but I did. With that being said, this is an action-filled adventure with lots of chases, bad guys, and so much more. It is a romance, but it also is sci-fi, fantasy, and maybe a little horror all thrown in. I was reeling from everything going on. If you like paranormal romance with suspense, this is for you. Recommend. I was provided a complimentary copy which I voluntarily reviewed.

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Lilith Saintcrow writes a sizzling, fast-paced, hugely enjoyable novels that straddle horror and fantasy genres. In a field saturated with tired tropes, Saintcrow finds imaginative new angles, presenting readers with fully-fleshed worlds and complicated characters.

In the Sons series, our normal workaday world is surrounded by a roiling chaos, where a mad God (cue Lovecraftian monsters and unspeakable horrors) is constantly battling to take the world.

Enter Willow Grainger. Haunted by things only she can sense, she has been living out of a suitcase for much of her adult life. A skilled vet tech, she has a way with even the wildest of animals. So when a half-naked man shows up in the parking lot, hideously bruised and bleeding, she naturally comes to his aid.

Jake has just escaped a torture chamber in hell, but when he sees Willow, he remembers what he was made to do: to shield and protect a Potential like this woman.

There's a secret society of good guys with power stolen from the mad God himself, and a traitor among them, along with the partner Jake might have all the denizens of hell are on the trail of Willow and Jake.

Drizzle lightly with slow-burn tension, characters wracked with guilt, and serve piping hot! It's a fun, and often funny, toasty treat. Fans of Saintcrow (and Lily St.Crow) need no encouragement, and anyone looking for supernatural delights, step right up!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the free eARC in exchange for my unfettered opinion!

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This was a really enjoyable book!

The story started out quite tame and then grew and grew, getting better and better

I thought that the book had a brilliant storyline and my imagination was in overload.

There was action all the way, fabulous characters and wonderful storytelling.

It is 4.5 stars from me for this one, rounded up to 5 stars for Amazon and Goodreads - very highly recommended and a very enjoyable story!

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In the Sons of Ymre we have a series where our normal world is surround by a chaos , where a mad God is battling to take the world ........... the Sons being a bastion against the onslaught

Willow Grainger , a vet tech , has been living out of her suitcase for years , ever ready to move on when she feels the 'darkness' coming nearer .
On leaving work one day she finds a man , brutally beaten , semi-concious in the car park - his mind fractured .
Jake's role in life is to protect a Potential when one is found , Willow is one such Potential ......... but he has been betrayed by his own . Can he rebuild his mind and remember the betrayer ?Who can he trust ? where will he find help ?
Without the Potentials and their powers the chaos God cannot be held back by the Sons - will Willow and Jake succeed ?

This is an entertaining read , with a slow burn tension culminating in a battle for their lives
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own

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The Sons of Ymre is the series I've been hoping for from Lilith Saintcrow since the day I finished the final book in her Watchers series. While both series are completely different, the overtones and feel are similar, and that is something I look for.

Jake is the second book in this series, and because Lilith Saintcrow is a master at reminding the reader of major plot points from a previous book, you could read this one as a standalone if you absolutely must. I don't recommend it, but you could and still follow the story. But if you read Erik first, you will be able to appreciate every bit of this story and never be lost.

Imagine leaving work and finding a gorgeous, severely wounded man just outside the door. What would you do to help him? Vet tech Willow stumbles into this exact situation and has the ability to help, so she does. What follows completely upends her worldview and puts her in a dangerous situation that only Jake can help with, if he can heal. Complicated by their situation is a Mad God in his head.

Sons of Ymre: Jake, is immediately going on my re-reads shelf right next to Erik!

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This is a very interesting paranormal love story. It is intense and full of surprises. Both Jacob and Willow are interesting and well-developed. The only thing that bothered me was all the monsters and their strange name and I couldn't imagine all of them.
I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly

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This book has a special place in my heart. I recommend these series to all romance readers, and all readers who love action.

I wish this book was a little longer. However, we get much more of these two in the other books.

Thank you Netgalley for the ARC. I surprised myself on how much I enjoyed this.

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Thrown into the deep end, this book should probably be read in the order of the series written. I read Jake without reading Erik and was completely lost for the first third of the book. Jacob has bad amnesia and cannot figure out who is friend or foe. What he does know, is that he's been badly tortured and desperately needs to save a woman who is a potential Dreamer.

What does this all mean? Who are the Dreamers? Who is the mad god? What exactly is Jacob? Be prepared to be disappointed if you want all these questions answered definitively. Even Jacob struggles to piece his memories together. As the reader, we are hopping between his and Willow's point of view. If you are looking for an easy read with info dump from an author, this is not the book for you.

I felt unsteady and confused for a good portion of this book and I enjoyed it. I like being thrown off kilter and trying to figure out what is going on. I have a pretty good idea of how this world is constructed after the first few chapters. What I'm trying to figure out is how the players fit together. The adrenaline pumping pace at the beginning of the book keeps me on edge. It keeps me turning the pages and I want to know what happens to Willow. Things get bad quickly and there is more collateral damaged than expected. This is what I like about Ms. Saintcrow. She pulls no punches.

Once Willow and Jacob are taken to a safe haven, pieces are falling into place faster for me. I am starting to see a pattern and I don't like it. I fear for Willow and Jacob's safety. When the big reveal happens, I have questions. I have so many questions. I hope the next book in this series explains more and we get to learn more about the Mad God. I also feel as if the Flame rite of passage can be handled in a better manner. These men are completely clueless in helping to prepare the Dreamers. No wonder they balk and freak out. This urban fantasy is recommended to readers who enjoy the dark and grim.

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*I received this book free from NetGalley.*

Sons of Ymre: Jake has an interesting storyline I hadn't read before, and it hooked me right from the beginning.

Willow runs from something unknown to her. Her dreams are haunted and sometimes the horrors end up coming true, but she has no reason why. All she is sure of is that when she hears the sound, she needs to move again. This time she hesitates a little because she'd just spent her evening helping a stranger who looked like he was on death's doorstep, instead, calling it a night and planning on starting the moving plans the next day. But all hell breaks loose when something worse than her nightmares crashes through the bedroom window, taking out part of the wall with it.

Jake escapes from the Mad God's torture chamber, where he'd spent months after being betrayed. His mind was fragmented, his body broken, and all he knew was he'd found an angel who was trying to nurse him back to health. He recognized her as a Potential, though with his mind not fully there he wasn't entirely sure how to protect her or who he could trust.

Jake and Willow's journey together is full of very descriptively disgusting looking and viscous monsters who try to kill them, Sons they don't know if they can trust, and more than one trader lurking within their midst. All he wants to do is be near Willow, she makes his pain go away. He wants her to become full lirai so that she's safer. She just wants to fight demons and doing whatever it takes to get there.

It's full of twists and turns, enthralling emotions, and fully captured my attention through to the very end. The only thing that I did not like was the negative self-spiraling that both the main characters seemed to do continually throughout the entire book.

"Please," he whispered, his breath touching per parted lips. "Let me stay, angel."

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This story definitely has original characters such as nightmare characters, and mad gods. And the sons of Ymre now protect humanity. Eric and Liv have lots of action and slow building relationships. If you love world building and lots of action this story is for you.

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Complex and rich fantasy world - detailed to the point of reality. If you haven't kept up, will be take a little bit to get into the "immersion" - but definitely worth it. Action, adventure, betrayal, and did I say action?

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