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Destiny United (Shadows of Destiny Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Leia Shaw
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Erin Bolton knows her former foster sister is a sorceress and a witch, but she wants nothing to do with that world. The day before her twenty-first birthday, a terrifying vampire, Marcelo, steals her from the predictability of her secluded life and drags her into the middle of a dangerous war between supernaturals. Adventures and surprises await them both as they travel to the safety of the Underworld. As she struggles to adjust, she begins to wonder, who will keep her safe from the mysterious vampire who claims she's his?

***RE-WRITTEN and republished Feb 2013***



REVIEWS:

"I could not have put it down if I tried. The characters were incredible, with a hero to drool over." WereVampsRomance

"Although there was a lot of action, there was also plenty of dialogue, romance, and time spent getting to know and care about the characters." Bitten by Paranormal Romance

"It is an intense thrill ride filled with twists and turns that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster and leave you begging for more of Leia Shaw's 'literary crack' - it is that addicting." Paromantasy

"This book is unbelievably touching and frustrating. A combination that adds to the appeal of this story because of the personal growth the heroine, Erin, experiences. The key role Marcelo plays in Erin's metamorphosis plunges the two into an emotional relationship that will have you cheering, crying, and sighing." Bonafide Reflections


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"I could not have put it down if I tried. The characters were incredible, with a hero to drool over." WereVampsRomance
"...begging for more of Leia Shaw's 'literary crack' - it is that addicting." Paromantasy   
"After the first book I had high expectations of Shaw and she didn't disappoint." - Paranormal Romance author Kierstan Fey 

About the Author

Leia Shaw is the bestselling author of the paranormal romance series, Shadows of Destiny. Thinking up fae politics, plotting dragon power games, and calculating how fast werewolves can change forms has given her a way to express those dark places in her mind. More recently, she’s branched out into the erotic world and has written a humorous but heartwarming contemporary BDSM romance 31 Flavors of Kink. She is also co-authoring the bestselling Badass Brats series. Leia lives in New England with her husband and two kids. Though she will go to her grave denying it, her husband insists she would be thrilled if he suddenly sprouted fangs.

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  • File Size: 469 KB
  • Print Length: 238 pages
  • Publisher: WC Press; 2nd Edition edition (July 4, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005AIP2JG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,900 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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40 of 48 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
It is very rare that I don't finish a book and while it is no longer impossible for me to do, it is still very difficult. I have no doubt that one of the reasons I was able to make this a DNF read was because I had recently read its prequel and many of the problems I had with this book I had also had with that one. While I did make myself finish DESTINY DIVIDED, Book 1 in the Shadows of Destiny series, I accepted halfway through DESTINY UNITED that this series and its heroines are obviously not for me and there was no point in my continuing.

HEROINE, Erin / Aila (21):
DESTINY UNITED is about Erin / Aila Bolton, the younger (foster) sister of Sage Peterson, the heroine in DESTINY DIVIDED. Erin is setup as being the opposite of Sage personality-wise, however what she is supposed to be according to descriptions of her (what we're told) and how she actually is (what we're shown) are two very, very different things. Erin As She's Told is a timid nice-girl with an anxiety disorder and a reliance on alcohol to cope with her illness. She suffers from panic attacks when she has to go into a new place and/or be around people whom she does not know. She does not trust easily because of her unstable upbringing, and a traumatic event in her youth made her even more distrustful of men in particular. She is smart, nice, well-behaved, and always wanting to please people. You get the idea, right?

Now, let's compare her with Erin As She's Shown. This Erin initially gets nervous going alone into a bar filled with people, she does it and manages to be calm enough to flirt with a group of guys so that she can get them to buy her drinks. Other than that, we're not shown any addiction-battling or proof of this supposed dependence.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for all PNR and UF Fans! Unputdownable! August 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Destiny United is a non-stop roller coaster ride of romance, suspense, danger and fun! The twists and turns will keep you guessing until the very end, and the romance will leave you hot, bothered and ready for more!

Erin suffers from terrible panic attacks that control her life. Marcelo has spent his entire vampire existence searching for his long lost wife. When Erin's sister sends Marcelo to retrieve Erin and safely bring her to the Underworld he agrees. Little did they know that the moment they meet will change their live forever.

Marcelo vows to protect Erin on the journey to the Underworld - even as their enemies descend on them. Marcelo soon finds himself wondering who is going to save him for she has a hold on his heart like no other. Erin is scared of everything yet with Marcelo by her side she learns to face her fears, but is Marcelo the one she should be afraid of? With past lives and secrets threatening to tear them apart and a future filled with prophecy and uncertainty, will their love be enough to stand against their enemies or will their past and their fears cause them to lose everything they love...including each other?

This book will keep you racing through the pages as you join Erin and Marcelo on their journey of love, betrayal, self-discovery, and danger. Destiny United is a must-read for every paranormal romance fan!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marcelo Can Bite Me Any Time July 18, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
After the first book I had high expectations of Shaw and she didn't disappoint. Marcelo is a hulky alpha vamp who can bite my neck any day of the week. He's sent on a mission by his Queen Shade to retrieve her sister and escort her back to the underworld. Marcelo isn't happy about it but reluctantly obeys, thinking it will be a quick smash and grab. When Marcelo comes for her, Erin starts off afraid and a little oblivious to the world she's about to be thrown into, but quickly adapts to become a very strong heroine. A world of fairies, werewolves, and sorcerers...no problem. Managing a surly vampire? Now that's a challenge.

This is the second in the series but it stands alone very well. The writing flows wonderfully and the characters are well developed.

Can't wait for book three! :D
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Paranormal Romance December 25, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I dove into the Shadows of Destiny series because the first book in the series, Destiny Divided, was FREE. Did I say FREE? Yep, I did. It’s actually on a list I made of awesomely series that start with freebies. And while I’m going all link happy in this paragraph, I might as well link to my review of Destiny Divided (book one). There, the link gods are happy now.

This was Erin and Marcello’s story. Erin was going through some major life changes – she’d been taken away from everything she knew by an eight hundred year old vampire and then there were magical surprises… She was challenged and, in turn, challenged her eight hundred year old babysitter – umm, vampire. They both had to adapt and grow up a bit in order to get what they ultimately wanted and to thrive. I found myself riveted to the story, wanting to witness this process and their progression. Their fun banter did not hurt either.

She wanted either to push him out the door and slam it shut, or yank him back in and tackle him on the bed. She settled for staring dumbly instead.

The story was interesting and fast paced. There was magic, vampires, the Underworld, the Fey, and a sneaky dragon. There was also action – the fighting kind and the sexy kind. You can’t really go wrong with that. I think so, anyway. But then, I love magic and fairy tales. And sex. I might have said that before. Once or twice.

She gulped. Perhaps provoking the vampire had been a bad idea. The image of poking a wild bear with a stick came to mind.

My one complaint is that, to me, that – the above quote – was build up to some super hotness! A pissed off alpha vampire about to put his woman in her place. YES! I’m a pervert, remember? That’s what I find hot.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings.
This is the second book in the series, I held off on reviewing the first because of the mixed feelings. But it didn't get any better with the second book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by By Cassie
5.0 out of 5 stars Marcelo and Aila, Book Two in the series
Marcelo, a powerful vampire introduced in book one, is sent by Sage to protect and retrieve her best friend from her home in Albany. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Karli
5.0 out of 5 stars must read
I love this story and am patiently waiting for the next one. Okay not patiently...I need the next one...NOW!!!! lol keep em coming... Read more
Published 10 months ago by whisperyn
5.0 out of 5 stars I wouldnt mind a vampire like them.
The story was great, it had funny and sad moments. But most of all the love and courage of the characters were wonderful. I also read Manolito story, I enjoy much as the first one. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun once again!
I am enjoying this series. The girls are feisty and crazy at times in their foolish behaviour but always likeable and the men so deliciously sweet and so not as macho as they... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Barbarina
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!!
I am just as awed by the second book in this series as I was by the first. This author has the most incredibly multi-dimensional characters I have ever read. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes! Love it!
Gotta read , it has action romance adventure and a splash of humor what more can u ask for :-)
Published 22 months ago by april
4.0 out of 5 stars I will definitely read more in this series!
I am a little surprised at the negative reviews for this book as it is immensely readable and I very much enjoyed both of the main characters. Read more
Published 22 months ago by 3 Little Meerkats
2.0 out of 5 stars It just didn't do it for me....
I hate leaving mediocre or negative reviews. I do. My problem with "Destiny United" was not so much the writers voice- She's a good writer- it's the writers choices. Read more
Published 22 months ago by J. E. Ramsey
4.0 out of 5 stars Destiny United.....
Paranormal Romance at it's finest. I was drawn in from the very first page! Great job Shaw, I will be looking for more!
Published 22 months ago by reading lover.....
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More About the Author

Leia Shaw is the bestselling author of the paranormal romance series, Shadows of Destiny. Thinking up fae politics, plotting dragon power games, and calculating how fast werewolves can change forms has given her a way to express those dark places in her mind. More recently, she's branched out into the erotic world and has co-written several humorous but heartwarming contemporary BDSM romances, 31 Flavors and the Badass Brats series.

Leia lives in New England with her husband and two kids. Though she will go to her grave denying it, her husband insists she would be thrilled if he suddenly sprouted fangs.

www.leiashaw.com
www.badassbrats.com

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