Saturday, August 22, 2015

Review Guardians of the Realms: Ecstasy Unbound & Ecstasy Claimed by Setta Jay

Title: Ecstasy Unbound
Author: Setta Jay
Series: Guardians of the Realms #1
Release Date: January 29th 2014


As one of the twelve Guardians, Urian has spent the last several centuries in a constant battle to keep the inhabitants of Earth’s Realms under control. Humanity has to evolve, hell beasts need to die, and Immortals need mates. But lately, Uri's mind is overrun with thoughts of when his sexy voyeur will find him again, watching him from the shadows, continuing their wicked game. All Guardians are forbidden contact with the little goddess and her brothers, but his need for her escalating, he finds it increasingly difficult to keep from pinning her down on the nearest surface and making her his.

Alexandra has managed to evade the Guardians and being cast out from the human Realm for centuries, ever since the Creators sent the Gods to sleep for their sins against humanity and banished all Immortals. Always sensing that she was needed on Earth, only once has Alex gone against her instincts and the price she paid will forever haunt her. It is for that reason she forces herself to stay away from the only male who has ever truly enticed her. The only one who has ever made her long for what she knows is dangerous.

In a desperate need to help her beloved brother, she will have to go to the enthralling Guardian, her dark obsession, and even though he will surely attempt to exile her, she won't go easily…

Warning: This book contains explicit and sizzling sex scenes with big dominant males. MFM, ménage, and light bondage.

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After starting the series with book 3 - and loving it - of course that I had to go back, to the beginning of it all, and read the first two. Best choice I've ever made.

First, of course that everything made more sense. While yes, the story line is complex, in book 1, everything is laid out.

Uri's a Guardian; Alex is a demi-goddess. They have a habit, for the lack of a better word - and it's a pretty hot one, may I add!

After practically playing cat and mouse, things are taken to a new level, because Alex needs Uri's help. I love how, besides the main characters' love story, we get a second one too. Plus, since it's all in 3rd person, we get to see pretty much everything else that happens.

These two are perfect for each other. Of course that Uri's alpha, possessive, while Alex is strong and can hold her own. She is a demi-goddess, after all.

Throw in some bad guys that are experimenting on innocents, kidnappings, whirlwind romances and very steamy sex scenes, and you get the perfect book, practically.

This series became a fave. Truly. I don't have one fave character because I love them all. Okay, so maybe I'm partial to the baddest of them all, Drake. Can you blame me?

5 stars. Perfect start to a series. It also hints at what comes next.

***Copy received from NetGalley***


Title: Ecstasy Claimed
Author: Setta Jay
Series: Guardians of the Realms #2 
Release Date: March 26th 2014


Gregoire has spent centuries with his brother Guardians fighting for the safety and security of the Realms. Endless decades of battling mixed with bouts of mindless sex to sate his needs. Needs that haven’t truly been fulfilled since she was born. The one destined to be his bonded mate. For the last twenty five years Gregoire has kept his distance giving her time to grow into a female who is capable of handling his intense dominance.

Alyssa has done everything that was expected of her, until the day she finds out she has a mate who has left her unclaimed. Unheard of when mates are rare and coveted. Even worse is the fact that he is the most powerful of her race and a Guardian of the Realms. Furious at the rejection she decides she is now in charge of her life. No more will she allow others to rule her.

Against the backdrop of evil forces that are conspiring to topple the Realms, can Gregoire find his wayward mate before she is taken by corrupt Immortals? Can Alyssa forgive him and learn to exert her own female power while surrendering to his savage passion? And will the two of them be able to forge a mate bond that cannot be severed... or will they be forever cursed with an Ecstasy Unclaimed?

Warning: Dirty talking, possessive alpha male; scenes of sexual exhibition; an instance of f/f; spankings and more.

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Hoo boy. They are getting hotter and hotter!

I love that it's a continuous story line, picking it off right where the previous book ended.

Gregoire is the most alpha of all the Guardians, so far. They're all possessive, don't get me wrong, but G takes it to a whole new level. And it's HOT!

Unlike other Immortals, he had known his mate since she was born. Being a rough type and very intense, he didn't let his mate know they were meant to be when she turned eighteen, the age an Immortal can be mated.

Alyssa finds out and she feels unwanted. So, she takes her best friend, Rain, and they up and leave to an island where they can relax but also find pleasure at the hands of other Immortals.

Of course that Gregoire doesn't take that well and he's off to finally claim his little mate.

Alyssa may be innocent, but she's far from naive and a doormat. She speaks her mind, whether Gregoire likes it or not.

I love the gradual process of them coming together and falling for each other.

Of course that it's not all rainbows and sunshine, so the bad guys are still running amok, doing their experimenting.

The feels I got from reading this book... They were all there. It's never a dull moment, with these characters. Nor does it lack the 'sweet-baby-cherubs-that-is-HOT' factor.

5 stars. Nothing more to add, other than read these books.

   Author Bio

Setta Jay is the author author of the popular Guardians of the Realms Series. She's garnered attention and rave reviews in the paranormal romance world for writing smart, slightly innocent heroines and intense alpha males. She loves writing stories that incorporate a strong plot with a heavy dose of heat. Her influences include Judith McNaught who she feels writes a smart heroine to perfection, Gena Showalter, Maya Banks and Lora Leigh. You can often find her writing compared to JR Ward, but if you are a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood be warned that Setta Jay’s novels are more erotic in nature.

Born a California girl, she currently resides in Idaho with her husband of ten plus years who she describes as incredibly sexy and supportive, even when it’s Willy Wednesday on Twitter. ;)

She loves to hear from readers so feel free to find her on social media or send her an email and she will happily reply.



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