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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Going the Distance by Mandy M. Roth

Going the Distance by Mandy M. Roth
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (60 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 Cherries
Review by Wild Plum

The ultimate battle is waged with one’s heart.

Paranormal Deathmatch, Book 1

Extreme fighting champion Quinn Padgett once had it all. Fame, fortune, freedom. One fateful night it was all stripped away, and for two years the alpha male has endured a torturous life, doing the bidding of a madman in a different kind of ring. The Deathmatch, where the only rule is kill or be killed.

It’s as primal as it gets, and Quinn must draw on all his werewolf instincts to survive. Especially with Carri. Her very presence brings him to his knees, demanding he do all to protect her.

Carri had no idea how close danger lurked until she witnessed her boyfriend’s sick idea of “entertainment”. Now all she wants is to get away from the bastards who are hell-bent on ridding the world of that which they do not understand. But her boyfriend’s reach is long—and brutal. Quinn is her only hope. And the only man who awakens a fire within her, body and soul.

As Quinn and Carri go on the run in a fight for their lives, they find themselves engaged in an even deeper and more dangerous battle—a battle of the heart.

Warning: This book contains a kick-ass alpha male, a crazed madman, towel-dropping sexual tension, smokin’ hot sex, a woman who is more than capable of taming the beast, and the normal “Mandy” death, destruction and mayhem.

Who doesn’t like to watch men fight? Have you ever thought about watching a paranormal death-match? Quinn is a strong alpha-hero. He’s independent, he can kick butt, he fights for a living (both professional and paranormal battles) but has he found his mate? If so, he just saved her from being attacked by a bunch of junkies. Ms. Roth knows how to heat up the pages. Her sex scenes are out of this world and unlike most others. She explores boundaries most are afraid of thinking about.

Going the Distance grabs you and drags you through a crazy, emotional ride. Mandy M. Roth has created a world unlike any other with this series, it’s dark, compelling and the characters are to die for! The author has penned a striking mix of emotions that are hard to combine together, yet she comes out with a compelling end result.

The plot is solid and moves quickly throughout the story, there isn’t ever a time it’s lacking in emotion or conflict. I couldn’t think of one time I wanted this story to end. You become caught up in this fascinating world and with the characters, it’s a book you just can’t put down…it’s a book you don’t want to put down. The sex scenes are smoldering hot, to the point it’s hard for you to catch your breath. Yes, Ms. Roth is that good, so good in fact you want to be the lead character in this story and live through her eyes and feel what she feels.

This author is imaginative and brilliant and so much fun. I can’t believe I’ve never read any of her books before! She’s going at the top of my list. And you should definitely add her to your list--because trust me, this story will knock you off your feet with its action!

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