Carnage

Carnage

Carnage
Whispers From the Bayou
Book 1
Raised by a father who curses the day she was born, Carolena finds herself in the swamps of south Louisiana under the guise of overseeing her father’s investments. In truth, she is making every attempt to avoid forced marriage to any of the men he would have her shipped off to. She’s always believed that her husband would love her, would give his very life just to hold her; not be a man who would marry her to claim her father’s wealth. When she arrives in the deep-south, she catches the eye of a local backwoods family of brothers. The eldest, Bobby, decides that he is deserving of a step-up in life, takes her against her will to his hovel of a home at the edge of the swamps to be shared between himself and his brothers. Carolena — not the shrinking flower they think her to be, flees into the deepest, darkest, wildest portion of the swamps in an effort to escape the brothers and their plans for her. Death at the hands of the creatures in these wetlands is a better option, in her mind. Little does she know, she’s also caught the eye of the most dangerous creature there, one of legend — of nightmares. He’s watching her every move, admiring her bravery — and he’s decided he’s keeping her.
Carnage is a Gargoyle. He’s also volatile, dangerous, unpredictable, and lonely. One evening minding his own business at the edge of the sanctuary he calls home, he spies a female. A human female, and she’s running headlong into his swamps, with no regard for her own safety. Then he sees the reason; three men, and they’re hot on her trail, torches in hand, hell bent on catching her before she can get away. He watches as they get closer and closer to her, easily following her trail. Carnage makes a snap decision that changes both their lives forever; he drops out of a tree right behind her, slaps one clawed hand over her mouth to keep her from screaming, wraps her in his huge arms and goes right back to the treetops. He shelters her while the men traverse the ground below, unable to determine why her trail disappeared. Carnage admires this little female — she was brave to run into the swamps alone. There are many creatures lying in wait for just such a meal. But she no longer has to worry about that, because now she’s his. He only hopes that she doesn’t fear him too much once she gets a good look at his blue-grey skin, his fangs and his horns. Because regardless of what she thinks, or the rules of his community — he’s not giving her up.

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About Sandra R. Neeley

Sandra R Neeley is a 50-ish Mom, Nana, Wife and Author who masquerades by day as an Administrative Assistant and Manager. She is pretty much a home body who lives in the Southern United States with her husband, kids and a menagerie of animals. She has lived for most of her live with various and sundry characters running around in her head thankfully (and sometimes not so thankfully) distracting he


    Carnage Reviews

  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

    3 StarsBook ReviewRelease Date-17/6/18So I enjoyed the concept of this more than the execution really.It was a little to light in nature for me to fully appreciate this as I was kind of expecting a so...

  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

    Well, color me surprised. This turned out to be way better than I thought it would be. Not 100% perfect, as I found the heroine to be a bit childish at times, and I wasn't overly fond of both Enthrall...

  • Carvanz

    I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy a book about a gargoyle that actually looks like a gargoyle. The horns, the fangs, the gray skin. But I did! I loved Carnage sooo much! He was an incredible alph...

  • Deborah

    Warning - This book is super sweet I do love a good gargoyle book and this cover and blurb put this on my list. But the book itself wasn’t anything like I expected, more on that later.Carolena finds...

  • Katrina

    DNF at 30%I was lucky to read several good books in a row, including superb Iron and Magic, so, I guess my tolerance level for beyond mediocre is at the lower end. I love gargoyles and Carnage is a s...

  • Kat Valentine

    Let me start by saying this is one of my favorite reads of 2018!!! Carnage is one of the best paranormal characters I've ever read. Carnage is a gargoyle who is very volatile and feared by most of the...

  • Julia

    2.5 disappointed stars. On a scale of 1 to 10 on paranormal alpha hero awesomeness this H was an obedient poodle. The story started out really amazing and I thought I had a real winner but as the stor...

  • Pam

    Whispers From the Bayou, Book 1. Once you've been to Whispers, you'll never want to leave!Carolena Ashlar is a most unique young lady: lovely, educated, well-spoken, and intuitive beyond measure. But ...

  • BleuBelle

    DNF Chapter 10Too many POV's. Nearly every person introduced had his/her own POV. And they changed from paragraph to paragraph. I really don't need the POV of "villain" Bobby and whatnot.The names wer...

  • Erica

    This story of a forbidden love will take you through the muggy Louisiana swamp, trudging in the thick mud, and you'll come out renewed and feeling more alive than before.Carnage isn't your typical her...