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 fathers investments. In truth, she is making every attempt to avoid forced marriage to any of the men he would have her shipped off to. Shes 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 fathers 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, shes also caught the eye of the most dangerous creature there, one of legend of nightmares. Hes watching her every move, admiring her bravery and hes decided hes keeping her. Carnage is a Gargoyle. Hes 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 shes running headlong into his swamps, with no regard for her own safety. Then he sees the reason; three men, and theyre 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 shes his. He only hopes that she doesnt 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 hes not giving her up. ...
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Carnage (Whispers From the Bayou #1) Reviews
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 hero. He's brutal, but kind . He's fierce, but loving. And he is precisely what Carolena needs. Never judge a monster by his horns, you'll love Carnage too.
Read in about 3 hours. Good luck taking breaks!!
The first book in a new series by Sandra. Neeley. It takes places in the early 1900’s in the swamps of South Louisiana. If you enjoy PNR and reading a beautiful love story, then this if your perfect read. The author has created a beautiful world.
I loved the easy acceptance Carolena of Carnage and her ability to see the real him. And his strong and honest feelings for her. The fact that Carnage was limited in the way he could express himself made the story stronger. Carolena and Carnage communic ...more
A Totally Different Faerie Tale
I seriously could not decide whether to give this unusual book 4
I seriously could not decide whether to give this unusual novel four stars or five stars. I truly loved the story and the whole premise was wonderful. My problem was that the main male character, Carnage,
Just wasn't satisfactory for me. His inability to not be able to speak well made me frustrated.
Other than that, the book was great! I want to read more about the residents!
Who wouldn't want a big, strong, loyal male like Carnage? He is awesome!
I liked Carolena - an extraordinarily strong-willed woman of her time.
Ms Neeley has written a fascinating world of supernaturals down in the swamps of Louisiana. I'm looking forward to exploring it in future books!
Enjoyable historical fantasy romance
Definitely an original take on the usual fantasy staples. But the ‘book store’ warnings were too strong. They made the story sound like a Dark Romance, when they barely a Grey Romance... if that’s a thing... That will turn a lot of readers away that shouldn’t have been... the main character didn’t really have anything ‘dark’ happen to her, not compared to some of the stuff out there these days...
that being said, I really liked the story. I got attached to th ...more
Loved it!! Highly recommend
I gotta admit that the cover of the story had me intrigued from the get go.it really got my attention and after i read the synopsis i had to know this mans/creatures story. And let me tell you i was not disapointed. Is my first book from sandra and i loved it. Carnage is a wonderful character. I love that he is so sensitive, vulnerable, loving, sweet and open with his leenah. And yet is also a fearsome and powerful creature. The other characters also captured my heart ...more
Where does one begin with a review for a book that absolutely blew you out the water. It’s like Brother Grimm Fairy tales and all the things that go bump in the night, put in a blender mixed and out comes this book. Wow. I literally started this book at 10.30.am this morning and I haven’t put it down till the end. It is now 3.15 p.m. This story it had everything. The story is a fairy tale yet not at the same time. The tale centers around forgotten creatures we have grew up hearing about. These c ...more
I love Gargoyles but now I have a completely different outlook on them. This story was so good and the characters were just amazing! The twist on the creatures of legends was just enough to make them unique and it was interesting to see the amount of different elements that were introduced in one story without it losing track of the main characters. This book is filled with humor and emotion but most importantly it's a great romance. I never expected to fall in love with a creature that looked l ...more