Thursday, May 2, 2013

ARC Review Kalindra by Sondrae Bennett

Title: Kalindra 
Source: Author request
Genre: PRN
Length: Novella
Reviewed by Laurie 
Release date May 6, 2013

Harpy Kalindra stumbles upon three human corpses who’ve mysteriously
crossed from Earth into Outremer through the portal she guards. A human prisoner with two traveling vampires seems her only clue. She captures the man, and brings him back to her lair to discover the truth–not only why he came to Outremer, but how he got past the defenses of the gate. She expects answers. What she doesn’t expect is the intense attraction she feels for him…attraction he seems to share.

Cameron has a secret. For years, he’s used a shard of the gateway to cross worlds without detection–for his own gain. When the gatekeeper saves him from the clutches of vampires who want the shard, he learns she’s not just another monster from Outremer. He can’t resist his attraction to her human form, and before long he’s feeling more than simple lust for her.

Kalindra’s gateway comes under constant attack from creatures who want what Cameron has. The assaults are his fault, but he can’t hand over the shard, which is a family legacy. He must convince Kalindra he can help defend the gate…but how?

Kalindra is refreshing and different. It’s not your basic cookie cutter PNR.  This was a fun novella with a sweet romance between a harpy and a human. I loved the characters and the world building was really different. You get romance, action and fun characters.

I felt a connection between Kalindra and Cameron right off the bat and the romance grew at a good rate as the story developed. Both characters were witty, smart and they each knew when to comfort the other in their time of need.

The only reason I didn’t give this a five, I would have loved to have known the characters more in-depth and I wished the world building was further developed. I also wanted to know more about the Outremer world and its gate. I can see this being a series and I hope this might be Sondrea plans in the future. 


  1. Sounds great Laurie! I haven't read about a harpy that I can remember. How different. Thanks for the heads up!

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