Friday, April 29, 2011

Review of INFINITE BETRAYAL by Gayle Donnelly and Robin Mackenzie

INFINITE BETRAYAL, Infinity Series Book 1
Authors: Gayle Donnelly and Robin Mackenzie
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Date: March 22, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Length: Ebook, 199 pages
Donnelly and Mackenzie Website

The existence of the Coteri has remained hidden for centuries…until now

He would protect her with his life…

Mathias has been ordered to protect Mina Roarke at all costs while keeping her Father’s secrets concealed. But from the moment he sees her, the hunger he’s desperately tried to bury, roars to life. The beast within is awakened and wants only one thing…Mina.

But when his enemies target her life, Mina and Mathias become caught in a lethal game of revenge. To save her, Mathias must not only expose the truth…but also what lies deep within him.

She was just looking for answers….

Mina had always been told she was special. In what way, she never fully understood until her life and everything she thought she knew and believed in was turned completely upside down.

After the unexpected death of her mother, Mina finds clues about her past that trigger more questions than answers. Her quest to find those answers thrusts Mina deep into the Black Forest of Germany and into the arms of a man who tests her control…in more ways than one. She is wrenched from her own reality into a world filled with adrenaline-charged danger, blazing sexual heat, and the answers that have been hidden her entire life.

Mina alone holds the power to change her future but when she comes face to face with ultimate betrayal, can she still trust in the one man that has captured her heart?

My Ratings....


The fascinating and secretive world of the Coteri Kingdom and their Valta nemesis was hard to put down. These shifters are unique. They aren’t limited to one animal form. Although, they tend to shift to their most familiar one more often.

Mina is devastated by the death of her mother. Even more so when she finds a hoard of letters written to her mother from her non-existent father. She is struck numb with the realization that not once in her 28 years did he bother to contact her.

Julia rarely spoke of Mina’s father. It seemed too painful for her when she did. On those rare occasions Mina could get her to share a story or two,  Julia would talk of a man larger than life. Tall, dark and protective, he seemed to be every woman’s fantasy come to life. She had always wished she could at least see a photo of him or know more about his family and background, but Julia only revealed enough to let Mina know that the man who had fathered her was one of honor, devotion and love.

Mina’s heart breaks remembering the time her mother sat gazing out the window, lost in her own thoughts. She sets out on a quest to find her father – to ask “R”. Why.

Mathias, fearless Coteri General of the King’s Warriors, is chosen to protect Mina. He takes his position and duties very seriously; ensuring Mina is safe from the Valta threat. What he doesn’t expect is the animalistic attraction he has for her.

For the life of him, he couldn’t help himself. Her hair was long, lush and beautiful, and he itched to run his hands through it. Dark brown curls had bounced in the middle of her back as they had walked back to the hotel. She smelled like lust. Her face was pale and freckled and all he could think of was looking into those deep chocolate brown eyes while he plunged deep inside her, taking her hard and fast.

Their desire leads to a combustible passion that is forbidden by Coteri Law.

This book rocks! It just does it for me! INFINITE BETRAYAL gave me everything I look for in a great story: In-your-face characters, a worthy antagonist, realistic dialogue, captivating plot. When I turned the last page, damn, I wanted more. NOW! The secondary characters are vibrant. True Coteri Warriors, Tre and Talon, with hearts of gold.

Her gaze went to the big one. He must have been over six five and two hundred and eighty pounds. And from the looks of him, he was all muscle and attitude. Hell, as big as he was, she’d be surprised if he didn’t have to turn sideways to get through a doorway. She looked him up and down. He wore soft, tight black leather pants, biker boots and a heavy black leather jacket she immediately thought had to have been specially made for him. No way a coat that size could be purchased off the rack. He looked hard and extremely striking. Long wavy black hair brushed the tops of his shoulders and his eyes were the color of the ocean. He had a goatee, but Mina also noticed a day or two had probably passed since he last shaved the rest of his face. His hands were massive and rough looking. Well used.

King Roderic despairing over the choices he made. Valencia and Luca, the Valta, power hungry to rule. Chloe, Mina’s BFF, the only person she truly trusts.

I must warn you though. There is one part in the story when Mina is held captive. During this time she is brutalized, but not raped. If you find this offensive, just skip over it and don’t read it. You will still get the full scope of the story and the characters. However, I found it added greatly to the development of a central character.

Ms. Donnelly and Ms. Mackenzie are currently working on Talon and Chloe’s story, INFINITE SURRENDER. Write faster!


  1. You so have me sold! I'm adding to my list and buying this book like asap! Great review!

  2. @Linds - Thank you. I'm always leery of new authors I haven't read. But this story is so good. Enjoy!


  3. Cynthia ~ Thank you from the bottom of my bursting heart for this review! You literally had my crying as I read it!! We are furiously working on Infinite Surrender and you will be first on our list to send to for another review!! Thank you again!

    Gayle Donnelly


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