Book Title: Grimnirs
Series: A Runes Novel
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: December 2nd 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Banner Made by: Julia Hendrix
One lost love.
One lost best friend.
One hot soul reaper.
Straight out of the psyche ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn't want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The love of her life, the guy she's loved from a distance for years, has moved away without saying goodbye. So yes, she's nursing a serious heartbreak. It's no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.
The chemistry between them is mind-blowing. The connection defies logic. It doesn't help that Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful, and cocky. A general pain-in-the-butt. Being around him makes her feel more alive than she's ever felt before. But more important, the souls leave her alone when he is around.
Echo is perfect for her. Echo might even be her soul-mate. There is only one problem. Echo is a freaking soul reaper. A Grimnir. The very beings she wants out of her life. Maybe normal is overrated because Cora wants it all. Answers. Love. A life. You see, once you fall for a Grimnir, your life will never be the same again.
"Now see what you made me do." I eased off the brake. Ahead, Dad's truck was nowhere in sight.
"Sorry about that," Echo said, but he didn't sound or look it. He reached out and lifted the hair on my right shoulder.
I swatted at his hand. "Stop that."
"Can't help it." He planted a kiss on my neck. The car swayed as I momentarily lost control.
"I'm serious. Quit messing with me, Echo."
"You smell amazing." He trailed kisses up my neck to my ear and inhaled.
The sensations that invaded my body were downright frightening. Not even Eirik had ever made me feel like this. If I could forget Echo was a lunatic and I was losing my mind, I would have enjoyed the sensation.
I reached up and tried to push his head away, but it was like moving a boulder. Worse, my hand sunk into his hair. It was silky, and for one brief moment, I wanted to run my fingers through it, maybe hold his head in place and savor the moment.
He bit my ear. I squealed and, once again, lost control of the car. "Dang it, Echo. We could get into an accident."
"But we self-heal."
I self-healed, too? Nice. No, not nice. I refused to start buying into his crazy assumptions. "I could hurt someone."
"There're just Mortals. If it's their time to go, it's their time to go. No force of nature can stop that. No, that's not true. Norns could. You look breathtaking this morning. Love that shade of red on you. Very vampy. What is it you once told me? Red gives you the extra oomph when you are having a shitty day."
The only person who knew that was Raine. "Who told you that?"
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she's at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.
Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She's working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at www.ednahwalters.com
Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She just released book 3, GRIMNIRS December 2, 2013. Read more about this series and the world she's created here www.runestheseries.com
Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.
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Grimnirs By Ednah Walters
Runes # 2.5
Grimnirs is the third addition to Ednah Walter’s Runes series. I fell in love with Torin St. James in the first book and bonded with Ednah following my review. Since then this series has been near and dear to my heart. I couldn’t wait for the next book in the series and fell in love all over again. So when Ednah asked me to review Grinmirs I quickly jumped at the chance.
Between the unique plot and the exceptional characters Ms. Walters keeps blowing me away. This chapter was unlike the other book in the series and has given the Ruins series the power that it needs to survive. I mean we all fell in love with Torin, but lets face it we needed more hotness in this series. Erick was good, then turned bad, and now is in limbo and the last book ended with a twist so what would be next? ECHO, that’s who! Echo, Echo, Echo, how I love thee.
I don’t want to give anything away (if you want spoilers see below) but this is a excellent series with characters and a plot you will fall in love with. So sit down, buckle up, and enjoy the wild ride Grimnirs will take you on!
My Thoughts: *SPOLIER ALERT*
I was confused when I started reading this book. After the first two books in the series were written in Rains POV and consisted of the Ruins characters we have grown to love, I was dumbfounded to read several pages and learn this book was in Cora’s POV. It also had Erick in the prologue, but then quickly switched to Cora’s POV and we didn’t hear from Erick for a while. The pace quickly picked up and halfway through I was hooked. Watch out Torin St. James, I love a bad boy and Echo is one of the baddest. Ednah knows how to write a sexy as hell bad boy and she did not disappoint me in Echo’s character. This reeper with an attitude is perfect for this series as well as for Cora.
Cora’s character really came to life in this book. I am so happy this story was bout her, even though I was apprehensive in the beginning. Here character really shined bringing her to life and making her a part of this intense gang of Immortals.
At first I was disappointed that this story didn’t revolve around Torin and Raine, but we do see quite a bit of them in this book as it progresses. I love these characters and can’t wait to see what’s in store for this cast in the next episode.
I am a true Ednah Walters fan and I am already longing for the next addition to this phenomenal series!