Thursday, 26 May 2011


Title: Once Bitten,Forever Burned
Once Bitten, Forever Burned Author: Stacey Kennedy & Eve  Langlais
Date Published: May 5th 2011

A mini anthology containing:

Cruz's Salvation by Stacey Kennedy

Devon's Redemption by Eve Langlais

CRUZ'S SALVATION by Stacey Kennedy

Cruz understands torment. A mortal turned vampire in the war, he has suffered untold loneliness and despair. That is until he meets Kiara—a werewolf he’s forbidden to love.

Though Kiara needs Cruz, and wants him forever, werewolves and vampires are bitter enemies. To make matters worse, her Alpha, also her father, suspects that Kiara pines for a mate. Mistaking her sadness for the longing she feels for Cruz, he sets out to give her all the happiness he can provide.

Together, Kiara and Cruz will have to fight against the rules placed upon them to hold onto their love. But an unwanted visitor creates a complication neither of them planned for. Milo, Kiara’s chosen mate, has come to stake his claim. Now, not only are lives at risk, but hearts are threatened and dreams hang in the balance.


Bethany lost her one and only love to a war overseas. As if that weren’t bad enough, a brutal attack and claiming by a Lycan makes her life a living hell. She lives only for revenge until the day love comes back into her life and promises to rescue her from her misery. However, the mate who forced her isn’t about to let her go.

Devon died on the battlefield only to be reborn as a creature of the night. He fights to stay away from his one true love, but when he caves to his desire and sees her again, he discovers redemption is possible even for one who walks in darkness.

Warning: Contains scenes of violence toward the heroine and mentions of rape that might be offensive to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.

Review:   Ok I'm going to start with, Devons Redemption as  its the first story in the book. It starts off with Devon going off to war and getting him self killed, or so his love Bethany thinks, but it turns out he getting changed into a vampire, you leave him dieing on the battle Field crying out for his love, asking her not to forgetting. The story then jumps ahead  ten years, so we can see what Bethany has made of her self, it turns out she has become a vet but she has a secret, she  six years before she was attacked by a man and was turned into a werewolf.He then claims her as his mate and he uses her and rapes her and beats her up, i feel so sorry for Bethany because her life ahas been so hard with nothing in it to make her happy.
while Bethany was putting the rubbish out she can feel something watching her, she thinks its someone sent by Tyson (her mate) to keep an eye on her, but she then gets the shock of her life to see Devon standing in front of her. Its to much of a shock for her, she ends up passing out. When she comes to  they talk it out and find out whats been going on, Devon gets all jealous when he finds out she has someone else and pulls her into a hot kiss, (yummy).  She breaks away from Devon and makes her way home to Tyson. When Tyson See's her he knows she's been kissed by someone else he walks round her smelling her and then he flips out on her and beats her up..i feel so sorry for her having to put up with this.
Devon has to find somewhere to stay while its day light, so he seeks out an old vampire, we don't learn much about this vampire and i think it would be nice if we had but he gives Devon some place to stay but at the same time he warns him what trouble will come if he goes after Bethany. Devon rescues Bethany the next night  and they make love for hours, i will say that this was really hot and sexy.. (wow). after the great sex they go off to sleep but Bethany is woke up by something she cant put her finger on. she goes to  seek out whats causing the discomfort. only to find Tyson waiting for her. Tyson beats Beathany so much for taking off that he kills her and this then leads to Devon wanting revenge. Right I'm going to leave it there or ill be telling you the full story, but just know that there is twists to this that you wouldn't think of. 

I liked this first story in the book, but it did jump just a little bit and i had to reread little bits twice to see what was going on, other then that i think it was a great story and i loved the way it ended, they is so much detail in this story and i do think its worth the read.


Now on to Cruz's Salvation this is the second story in this book, and its the story of one of Devons close friends who  was turned into a vampire at the same time as Devon was.  He spent a lifetime filled with suffering and loneliness and despair, until one night he found  Kiara. Kiara  is a werewolf  who Cruz is forbidden to love. This is such a sad story but is the better of the two in the book.  We start off with a very romantic but sexy scene where Cruz is following Kiara through some woods, he's watching her and carving her, while they are both teasing each other, its so  hot  i wish i was her. This goes on to a very sexy scene  that made my toes curl but they get disrupted  because  Kirars father all most catches them, its heart breaking when they have to part, looking into each others eyes, yes the big girl that i am i all most cryed. her father thinks Kiara is missing something in her life and finds her a mate, who may i add sounds like an ass. her father is just wanting to do the right thing bye her but doesn't realise its the totally wrong thing... Kiara ends up taking off and finding Cruz. she begs him to find a way to stop whats happening and they end up in bed.. but things get stopped by milo and a big fight breaks out.... Ok ill stop there because i want you guys to read this for your selves. i loved the second story much more then the first. i think you guys should check them out.!



  1. Thanks for the review! I just one this.

  2. Great review babes!! I really wanna read these. I love Eve's work.

  3. yeah i really enjoyed it