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HALOS: Somnium Paperback – November 22, 2011

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Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. She writes fiction in the genres of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and YA. As a graduate of Michigan State University (go green!), Keri holds two degrees in science but would gladly trade both to pursue her true passion for writing. Though novels tend to be her focus, she has also written countless short stories and flash fiction whenever the distraction arises. When she isn’t toiling away on plots and protagonists, she enjoys reading, music and travel. If she could create mystical powers for herself, she’d have the ability to flash to anywhere in the world. And if she could flash to anywhere in the world at this very moment, she’d be staring at the ocean from her adirondack chair on the shores of North Carolina. Her website is: www.kerilake.com
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Keri Lake (November 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984851704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984851706
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,959,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. By day, she tries to make use of the degrees she's earned in science. By night, she writes dark contemporary, paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction whenever distraction sucks her in to the Land of Shiny Things.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. W. Davis on January 2, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A love story with a twist, several twists. I read in small doses at first, not wanting to miss any details, but as the story developed and I came to empathize more with the MC, I found myself having a harder and harder time putting it down for things like dinner with the family or getting a good nights sleep. It will draw you in, spur your imagination, and awaken your fears.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie B on March 14, 2013
Format: Paperback
**WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS**

I'm not that well read in the angel/demon path of the pnr genre-this was only my second foray. And whilst it was a far throw from the first one I read, this one was still enjoyable-in a weird and darkly twisted kind of way. No, it's not scary. Maybe if I try and organise my thoughts, the comment will make more sense-which probably warrants a random rambling alert.

Here goes:

- the opening seemed a little slow. HOWEVER, I think if it had been sped up much more, the attraction/connection that Allie has for/with Colton would have been horribly forced and would have in no way worked. ALSO, despite there not seeming to be very much happening or a whole lot of action (which is what I'm more used to when I pick up this genre), the reader has only to read between the lines to sense the heavy weight of foreboding that has been rather clever woven in. It's not slap-upside-the-head obvious, but it's there. You simply have to allow yourself to immerse in Allie's world and you'll find it.

- Colton. Yes, I liked him. HOWEVER (There's deffo more to that guy and his hierarchical place than meets the eye. It was more than hinted at from quite early on in the book (if you're paying attention) and then pretty much confirmed later on in the book (if you're paying more attention than Allie was), but he's left as one huge lose thread-which is fine as I happen to know this is the first book in a trilogy (?-possibly longer?).

- Colton. We're told what he is-kinda. But we don't have the full scope of just what he can do, what his rules are, what kind of `law' he's expected to follow or who moulds said `law'. I'm fine with this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tashjann on April 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
Somnium by Keri Lake is a very likeable read, but I suggest that this book not to be read by anyone under the age of 18 because of some adult themes.

While reading Somnium, I found that the book started off a bit slow, but I guess that's just because this is the first book in the series and like many other author's Keri had to build the back story. So I suggest that if your having trouble getting into this book, just hold out and keep reading, it ends up getting more interesting further into the book.

I also liked the main book character called Allie. She was strong willed and independent, which I liked very much and comes in handy throughout the book as she has to deal with a creepy and rude co worker that's hiding something, a ghost that is quite a flirt when he wants to be, a sexy gate guard that seems to go out of his way to not notice Allie, but is always saving her from someone or something that is wanting Allie dead.

I loved how this book kept me on my toes. If I wasn't trying to figure out which hotty was good and which one was bad, I still had plenty of other questions I wanted answer's for. I did find Allie's instant love/lust for the sexy gate guard a bit forced. Allie kinda reminded me of a bitch (female dog) on heat, when she sees Colton at the gate of her workplace.

I think that the author, does a wonderful job at making Somnium a mysterious and entertaining read. I am really looking forward to reading the second book, just so I can finally get the answer's to the questions that were left swimming around my head after book one.

I have a feeling book 2 is going to be a must read as soon as it's released, so I recommend this book to my adult readers and happily give Somnium by Keri Lake 4 shiny stars out of 5.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cardo on June 22, 2012
Format: Paperback
Definitely a five star read. The protagonist is feisty, endearing, horny and for the most part, attracts trouble like a lightning rod. Whilst the premise is paranormal romance, there is a good mystery novel feel to the book, (Which basically means pay close attention to the subtle clues the author weaves throughout the prose) There's a Sookie Stackhouse air about trying to figure out which of the main male leads are good for the protagonist and well, who's trying to kill her. Unfortunately, even the best of us amateur sleuths aren't going to resolve that enigma until the very last quarter of the novel, and my goodness, the twist at the end makes it well worth the wait.

One good measure I have to state for Somnium, is that the protagonist doesn't make stupid decisions just to create arbitrary conflict, something a lot of authors tend to lean towards. The protagonist is strong, determined, a bit too hot under the collar for her own good but she works in a man's world and knows she has to be as tough if not tougher, to keep the respect she's earned. So no damsel in distress here. However she is only human and in a world of serial killers, demons, angels and ghosts, the protagonist meets danger that even she can't bluff her way out of. Danger that forces her to rely on every ounce of her abilities to survive. Looking forward to book two.
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