Sunday, April 7, 2013


The Charmed Fates (The Charmed Trilogy #3)Series: The Charmed Trilogy #3
Category/Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Red Tree House Publishing
Publication Date: 3/1/13
Format: eARC
Pages: 295
Over a year has passed since Olivia Ann Greyson discovered that she is a Charmer, a Dhampir fated to be part of the violent supernatural world that surrounds our human one. In that time, she has strengthened herself physically, learned of her family’s secret past, and found a deep and abiding love with the strongest man she has ever met, Daywalker Caleb Wolfe. But Olivia’s biggest challenge still lies ahead of her . . .

Dark vampire lord Luther Davin has been obsessed with capturing Olivia so he can use her special gifts for his own reasons. As Caleb and Olivia try to make a new life together with their coven, the Nightwalker’s attempts to capture her only intensify and inadvertently bring an unwelcome visitor from Caleb’s past barging back into his life.

She is Caelestis—Celeste to the modern world—and she claims to be Caleb’s first and rightful mate. Although Olivia has grown confident and secure in her relationship with Caleb, she soon realizes that Celeste sees herself as no less than a goddess among mere mortals and will stop at nothing to get Caleb back—which means Olivia herself must die!

When these two threats collide and fate steps in to pull Olivia away from her new family, will she be ready for her darkest hour and her greatest battle?

Oh gosh, I have no idea how to review The Charmed Fates without spoilers. I want to gush about the story, how everything wrapped up, and how much I loved Caleb and Olivia. But to go into specific details about the story would definitely give away too much about The Charmed and The Charmed Souls.

So I guess I'll go with feelings. And my feelings about this series are all positive. It's not too often lately that I find a Paranormal Romance book or series that I truly fall in love with. It's not that I don't like them, but something about The Charmed Trilogy has really won me over, and I am so sad to see it end, but so happy with how it ended. I absolutely love author Christine Wenrick's take on vampires, guardians, and shifters.

The Charmed Fates was tense, with the danger that's been building since book one coming to a head. Caleb, Olivia, Jax, and Gemma are such a tight-knit coven/family, and their strength is definitely put to the test more than ever. There is also the matter of Caleb's maker Celeste, who is determined to get him back into her (horrible bitch) claws. Celeste is the worst. I hated hated hated her, which of course, means the author did a brilliant job in writing the character.

My favorite aspect to the series, and this story in particular, was the romance. I know this comes as no surprise to anyone who regularly reads my reviews. Honestly, I had no idea that the series would become so romantic. And it wasn't the cheesy kind of romance that makes you cringe a little and roll your eyes. It was as simple as the intensity of the emotions between Caleb and Olivia, what they had come through together, and what they meant to one another. I loved how they were genuinely friends and liked each other, but damn, did those two ever have some serious freaking chemistry on a physical level! I seriously had to set the book down a few times and fan myself until I could cool down and quit blushing. The scenes were so erotic and emotionally intense, but in a truly tasteful manner. I loved it.

As I said before, I am so sad The Charmed Trilogy is over, but am so happy with the way it concluded. I felt content with the way the story ended, and with characters and their relationships. And, in a pleasant surprise, it turns out that Christine Wenrick is working on a spin-off series with the Guardians and Shifters. I am so happy that I actually don't have to say goodbye to this beautiful world she has created.

Favorite Quote:

    Responding to the strength of him, feeling his skin on mine, my breaths came slower and deeper. There was no way for me to resist this man when I knew he was about to take me. Because my body was his, always his, just as my heart was. "You're so beautiful," he whispered, his voice brushing over me like his softest caress as he stretched my wrists even further upward, causing my breasts to round and lift higher, the already hardened tips rising until they were right there for the taking. "Let me touch you. Let me...have you."   ~18%

  "Stay with me," he whispered, like a promise, his breath tingling over the shell of my ear. "I was wrong not to tell you the truth...for hurting you like this. I was trying to protect you. But please don't pull away from me now when I need to feel you the most."  ~25%

  "I have missed you," he said. "Every day I have missed you. I don't know if there has ever been a single moment since I met you that I have needed to be lost inside you more than I do right now."  ~55%

The Charmed Trilogy
The Charmed (The Charmed Trilogy, #1)The Charmed Souls (The Charmed Trilogy, #2)The Charmed Fates (The Charmed Trilogy #3)
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My Reviews of
The Charmed  |  The Charmed Souls
You can purchase The Charmed Series at:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
Christine Wenrick is giving one lucky winner all three books in The Charmed Trilogy.
Must be 17+ years of age to enter.
Open Intl.
About the author:
Christine is the author of The Charmed Trilogy. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her novels. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader, because she herself is such a lover of reading.
You can connect with Christine at
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  1. I haven't read a true paranormal romance in a while, but this sounds exactly like the sort of thing I'd like. I'm glad to hear there is some great chemistry between the characters in this. I'm curious about it now. :)

  2. This sounds like a series I would love, I love me some pararomance. I am going to have to try and make time for this series. Awesome review!

  3. Fist off I love the covers for this series. They are gorgeous!! This also sounds like it's an awesome series. I love good paranormal romance and I know I will like this if you did.

  4. It's always sad when a series that you love comes to an end, I feel your pain! I'm with Amy in loving the covers in this series for sure. I also think it's promising that the romance worked so well, I find a lot of the ones coming out lately pretty annoying so thanks for sharing that. Great review!

  5. The romance sounds fantastic. I think I would like Olivia as well.

  6. Wonderful review, sounds like a fantastic series and Olivia and Caleb = <3
    I have to admit, have not heard of this one until now, glad I did. Always on a look out for the next great paranormal read.

  7. thanks for the great review! This is the first i've heard of this series and I'm definitely interested now :)

  8. I remember you saying how great this series was. I would really like to read it. Great review!

  9. I haven't heard of this series, why? Hmhhh.. I don't even know. I love the covers! They're gorgeous!!!! Paranormal romance genre isn't exactly my cup of tea, but your review definitely makes me want to explore this series. Bahahha. I know you like your books romanc-y. I like that it's emotional and intense rather than cheesy - that's a good sign! By the way, aren't Caleb and Olivia the main characters in another book? Captive in the Dark or something like that? Heh. Anyway, I really liked your review and thanks for bringing this series into my attention:)

  10. Great review. This sounds like an awesome trilogy. This is also a new author for me. Thanks:)

  11. Great review! It really makes me want to read the entire trilogy. Thanks!

  12. Oooh! Love the sound of the romance with this series. I had never heard of it before but it's awesome that I could read it all at once!

  13. Thanks for the giveaway! Books sound good! Hope to win!

  14. I was a bit worried when I read the book description, as the plot seems to revolve around a "love square." But it sounds like it was so much more than that! Glad you liked it so much!

  15. Wow! I've never heard of this series, Andrea. But I will definitely be checking it out. It sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing your feelings. ;)

  16. Awww, you were still able to gush about the books without giving spoilers. :)It's nice to see there are still some good paranormal romances out there I haven't read yet.

  17. The end of a series is always bittersweet. I don't know this one. I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing.

  18. Positive feelings from a book is always a good thing! Thanks for the giveaway and this makes me think of 'Charmed' the series that used to be on the WB. Miss that show...

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  19. Oh she's a PNW author! BONUS! I think this is a series I'd really enjoy! I love how you describe the romance, I think it's one I would enjoy. I'm going to have to add this series to my WL!

  20. So pleased you enjoyed The Charmed Trilogy. A satisfactory ending is always appreciated.

  21. I'm going to be reading this series really soon! So glad you loved it!!

  22. I am glad you enjoyed this series. I think it is something I will like. Thanks for the giveaway. Great review!

  23. Great review! Sounds like a great series!


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