Thursday, December 13, 2012

Nadene's Satin Sheets Review of My Killer, My Love by Mona Karel

File Size: 471 KB 
Print Length: 326 pages 
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937329003 
Publisher: Black Opal Books (May 22, 2011) 
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. 
Language: English


She came to the woods to heal and found evil lurking among the trees....

Upon her grandmother’s death, Kendra inherits a cottage deep within the sequoia forest, along with the powers given only to certain women in her family—powers she doesn’t know she has. Recovering from a vicious attack in Phoenix, Kendra returns home to the remote cabin determined to heal both her body and her spirit. But the forest is ailing, too. Evil lurks in its dark places, turning its quiet glades into a battlefield. When a strangely beautiful man appears at her cabin intent on punishing her for a crime she didn’t commit, Kendra needs all her strength to protect her forest, her life... and her heart. Can she learn to use her powers and to trust Mykhael in time to save the ancient forest?

He came to the woods to redeem himself and found innocence that would be his undoing....

Throughout his long life, Mykhael has struggled, often in vain, to please the Atrahasis, immortal overlords of the sacred places in the universe. Now they have given him one last chance to redeem himself. He must punish the person they think desecrated an ancient forest in Northern California. But when he meets Kendra, he realizes he’s doomed to disappoint them yet again. Not only is she innocent of the crime the Atrahasis have accused her of, Kendra is the missing part of the soul he didn’t know he still possessed. Can he defy the Atrahasis yet again and live long enough to save the only thing in his life that matters?

Nadene's Review of My Killer, My Love

I received this book from the author to provide an honest review.  This is not your typical paranormal romance where you would expect to be reading about vampires, werewolves and shape-shifters. This was more sci-fi in nature as it was clear that Mykhael, the lead male character was not human and he was definitely not from earth.  There was no indication as to what his race was but it was apparent that they were superior to humans. This was evident from the plot. Mykhael is an assassin, who was sent by his superiors to kill Kendra, the main female character, who he ultimately fell in love with.  It was believed that Kendra was responsible for destroying the forest and so she had to be punished. Mykael was assigned the task of carrying out that punishment. I was interested to see how the author would deal with this issue and I was not disappointed. 

Kendra is not your typical romance heroine. She is not the incredible beauty that is usually found in this type of genre. She was vulnerable, a loner and had self-esteem issues. These attributes were compounded by the fact that she had been in an accident that had led to the destruction of her career as a dancer.  This is someone most of us can relate to.  Mykhael was very manly; however he was not the type of male who was afraid to show his emotions. The connection between both lead characters was obvious from the time they first met.

The story was easy to read in some parts; however there were a few parts that seemed a bit dragged out, in spite of this it was an enjoyable read.  The moral in the story was quite clear. It emphasized how greed and power can bring about our destruction.This story had a beautiful ending. It does not leave the reader hanging and wondering what’s going to happen next. I enjoyed reading this book and would definitely read more of this author’s work. 


  1. What a wonderful start to my day. Thanks Satin Sheets and Nadene

  2. 4 Pillows, love it ;) Nice review, Mona. I too, enjoy, My Killer My Love. Continued success with it.

  3. Sounds like a great read. I like unconventional!