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
Just to start I have to say, Goyles were never hot before!! Well, at least not that I remember!! This world, this amazingly created world, it was more then I imagined when I saw the cover and read the blurb. Carnage is a creature, not a man, remember he is a Gargoyle, not just a man with horns! We're talking full on Goyle here and he is awesome. He's a loner, almost feral and dangerous to paranormal and humans alike!!!
Enter one little human who isn't afraid of the Big, Bad Goyle!!! Carolena jus ...more
DNF at 30%
I was lucky to read several good books in a row, including superb Iron and Magic, so, I guess my tolerance level for beyond mediocre is at the lower end.
I love gargoyles and Carnage is a sweetie but something about the writing itself is rubbing me raw – small town/ bayou setting does not automatically require simplifying character’s depiction and dialogue to such extent that it stops being charmingly naïve and becomes annoyingly childish with a hefty dose of stupid. A villainous hick ...more
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!!
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
Waste of $2
Waste of $2. Poorly written with constantly flipping POV. Reads like a first grader book. Did not finish. Very one dimensional, see spot run, sort of writing.
Think Beauty and the Beast mixed with Casper the Friendly Ghost and stir with some steamy passion and you have Carnage. Stone statues have never been more sexy! I loved this book.
Carolena is saved by gargoyle Carnage, Carolena is running through the Louisiana swamps trying to escape 3 brothers who are supposed to be looking after her, for her father. Her father had agreed to Carolena going to Louisiana to look after his fishery and mill but the 3 brothers keep her captive.
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
This book was AMAZING! Carolena was raised by a resentful wealthy father who had no time for her and didn't want her. She went to Louisiana to prove to her father that she didn't need a man to take care of her because Carolena didn't want to be married off to someone just to be gotten rid of, she wanted someone to love her.
Carnage lives in the swamps of Louisiana. He is a gargoyle. Carnage lives alone and very deep in the swamps of a supernatural community called Whispers. Carnage is dangerous, ...more