Sunday, June 19, 2016

GLIMPSE OF DESTINY by Samantha Ketteman


Series:  Xade Daniels Chronicles #1

Author:  Samantha Ketteman

Publish Date:   06.09.14

Publisher:  Samantha Ketteman

Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance,

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual tension and violence

Grammar/editing:  ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

Received from:  Samantha Ketteman (in exchange for an honest review)

Goodreads link: Glimpse of Destiny

Date completed: 06.10.14


Description from the publisher:

As the supernatural community awaits the upcoming battle of the species, Xade Daniels could care less about anything other than staying alive.


At the top of the supernatural creature's most wanted list, Xade's existence has become a lonely world of kill-or-be-killed. Unfortunately for her, the Vampire Council's hit man and Xade's ex-lover shows up on her doorstep and Xade's life spins out of control.


With her best friend Shauna on her side, and Deysyl wreaking havoc on her emotions, Xade must fight for her life as she traverses into Hell and back.


Discovering her heritage, fighting feelings for Deysyl, and avoiding constant attempts on her life is just another day for Xade Daniels.



This is the first book in the Destiny Revealed series and they will need to be read in order.


Xade is one tough-ass woman.  She knows she was born Fae, but nobody knows what type.  She has been bitten and turned into a vampire.  In her world, she is a rare person to have retained her Fae powers when gaining the powers as a vampire.   Bullied as a child and outcast by both Fae and Vamps, Xade has only one friend, Shauna, a powerful witch.


Deysyl is a vampire, the strong arm of the Vampire Council, and Xade’s ex. 


When a homeless man possessed by a Prophet tells Xade, “They are coming for you, all of them.  Your choices will either save you or doom you.  Run, girl, run,” she knows that she is serious trouble.  As frightening as a Prophet is, they are never wrong.  Soon she and her friends are in daily battles for their lives, including a trip to hell and back.  The biggest battle, The Exhibition, is yet to come when all species will fight for supremacy.


I’m a sucker for a plea for help.  When one author put up a post stating that she was looking for bloggers for another author who was looking for reviews to be posted on release day, I volunteered.  Since the release was supposed to be in 36 hours, I couldn’t promise a 7am review, as is the usual criteria, but here we are.


I have never before read anything from Ms. Ketteman, so had no expectations going into this.  I loved how strong Xade is.  Even when contemplating her love life, she doesn’t become the simpering femme that so often happens in paranormal romances.  She remains bad-ass to the last page.  The characters are well-developed and there were enough unique elements that you will not find another story to compare.  I am looking forward to the continuation of this series.  I seriously need to know what happens at The Exhibition.


Thank you Catherine Stovall for recommending this book to me.


Destiny Revealed series:

  1. Glimpse of Destiny
  2. (not yet named)

Also from Samantha Ketteman:

  • Avenging Innocence
  • Anthologies
    • Rise of the Goddess
    • Cogs in Time
  • Reluctant Reaper Series:

    1. Reaping Justice (coming 2014)

  • Forgotten Series:

    1. Aphrodite’s Secret
    2. Nyx’s Light (coming 2014)




originally posted 06.14.2014 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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