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The Core (Equilibrium Book 1) by [Thomas, Kate]
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High Praise for The Core, Equilibrium #1
"I have never read anything like this before. Every time I thought I had it figured out Kate took me in a different direction!"~ Amazon Reviewer
"One word I would use to describe this book is Fabulous!! I got hooked right away and I couldn't put it down. Just when I thought I had figured out everything BAM another twist or turn. I absolutely can't wait to read the next book. I would also recommend this to all my Paranormal friends." ~ Amazon Reviewer
"This a new take on the paranormal. I enjoyed very much her plot line! The characters feel real and are interesting. The team and their interactions and WORK is also new and feels real. Great!" ~ Amazon Reviewer
"The story grabs you the first chapter. The mystery of learning who and what all these characters have in common with being balance keepers keeps you wanting more. Great first book and can't wait to read the book in the series." ~ Amazon Reviewer
"One of the most intriguing story lines I've ever read. Amazing start to a series! So many twists and turns, once I started reading, I couldn't put it down! Completely original story and deep, complex characters! I can't wait for the others in the series!" ~ Amazon Reviewer
"This is a very intriguing story that draws you in and make you really think about the larger issues in the world. It is about the balance of good and evil and also has the relationship between Ellie and David at its center. It is a great read for those who like paranormal stories." ~ Amazon Reviewer
"Very intriguing!~Amazon Reviewer

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Product Details

  • File Size: 4239 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BrixBaxter Publishing (February 10, 2015)
  • Publication Date: February 10, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00TGOSB16
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The blurb does not do The Core justice. Yes, Ellie does have to make a decision and yes there is a precarious balance to be upheld, but the so much more compelling issue here is the amazing chemistry between Ellie and her boss Mr. Kelley, David that is. And that magnetic chemistry makes this book well worth picking up. Thomas sets up intrigue and drama seductively in this first installment in what could be a very long series (please please please).

This reader was not always a fan of Thomas' prose, the in-between moments are blah. But when there is action (and there is quite a lot of it) the narrative moves swiftly, tension is built to perfection and you can fall right into this alternate world that Thomas has created. My hope is that Thomas tightens her transitions in books to come, but I'll still read them even if she doesn't because the meat of this is so delicious that I don't mind the less than sturdy tendons. I hate spoilers, so I won't be one. The most I will say is that if you aren't good with cliffhangers, you might want to wait until the sequel to The Core is released this summer to pick this up. But if you are like me and believe anticipation is a feeling to be relished, then go get this book today!

The narrative structure is different as Thomas doesn't pretend that this is a story in and of itself; she sets us up neatly for the long run. But The Core is still a quick, yummy read that fans of paranormal romance will enjoy.
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There are battles constantly being waged that mortals rarely ever know about. They go about their daily lives never knowing how close they are to utter destruction and mayhem. They have no clue as to how the balance between good and evil in their world is kept in place, or that such a reality actually exists. They simply go about their lives as if nothing will ever change. Mortals are so clueless and so wrong.

Ellie has nursed a crush on David Kelly forever, well at least since she started working for him about two years ago. What’s not to be attracted to? The guy is wealthy, handsome, sexy and very mysterious… maybe too mysterious. Even though Ellie is his assistant, even she doesn’t really know where his wealth comes from or even what the company she works for truly does. Too many mysteries and not enough answers.

Matters come to a head when Ellie sees David covered in blood, obviously not his. He doesn’t appear harmed, but she is making sure that David has no clue she has seen him in this state. She convinces her twin brother to help her stalk David, follow him around to see what he really does – because now she’s not only still attracted to him, but a bit afraid of him as well.

What she learns will change her life – forever.

Paranormal stories have always been my first reading love. I love when romance is involved, but it does not have to be the main focus of the story. In The Core, there is attraction – not a full blown romance, yet. This is the first introductory story into the Equilibrium five novel series. Here we are being given the basic background which the rest of the series will stand on – so see this short, fast paced story at just that.. the very beginning to so much more to come.
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First things first, I promise you've never read anything like The Core. As I started reading this book, I thought I had it figured out. But the author throws so many twists and turns that I was on the edge of my seat until the very last page! It was inventive and refreshing to read The Core.

Ellie and David have a very unusual relationship. It's definitely a slow burn, and I enjoyed it. The ending came too soon, though. Just as I was cheering the two on, the story came to an end. I'm patiently waiting for the next book! I really like Ellie as a character. She was admirable and relatable, both of which are always good things! I do wish she would have asked questions more quickly, though. Curiosity was killing me!

As I mentioned, I'm already chomping at the bit for the next book in this series! Just after reading The Core, I'm hooked! Readers will love the suspense of Ellie and David's unfolding story just as I have, I'm sure!
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First of all The Core is Not like any book I've ever read before, it's paranormal but not the shifter/vampire type. It's the story of how good and evil must remain in balance, no matter the personal cost.
Ellie has worked keeping David Kellys accounts for 2 years, without knowing how he makes his money. She convinces her twin brother Jacob into spying on her boss to get answers to her questions. Along the way she starts seeing things that make her only want to know more about her mysterious boss, and he makes it clear to her he wants her and will show her the answers to her questions. Needless to say the answers are not anywhere close to what she thought they would be. I read this book straight through in 4 hours because it is so good and written at a fast pace. I do not put spoilers in my reviews. You will just have to read it yourself. And I highly recommend you do. Am waiting impatiently for book 2.
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