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4* Book Review of The Sicarii by A.J. Bennett and Julia Crane

The Sicarii: Hired Gun Serial (1-4) - Julia Crane, A.J. Bennett
Summary: Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Thorne Hollow knows the power he holds over the opposite sex and how to use it. Cast out by the gods thousands of years ago, he roams the earth working as an assassin for The Sicarii, a secret society who protects humans from all of the things that go bump in the night.

One night stands are his way of life ... until he meets a mysterious woman whose intriguing power compels him to uncover more about her and the strange magic she wields.

Completed Hired Gun Serial.

the sicariiTitle: The Sicarii
Series: Hired Gun serial 1-4
Author: A.J. Bennett and Julia Crane
Publisher: Vulknut Press
Released: 13th February 2015
Genre: Adult Paranormal
Format: eBook
Source: via Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review

I really loved the sound of this book when the review opportunity became available. I haven’t read a paranormal for a while and this one included a lot of great ingredients. I really loved the whole story, Thorne Hollow and Kataya Clarke were fabulous characters that showed amazing growth and a lot of fun along the way. The only hitch I found with this serialised series was the climax in the final part. I found it addictive and awesome up until that point and would definitely love to hear more about the supporting characters. Benny was seriously incredible.

Thorne Hollow is a two thousand year old immortal that was exiled to Earth for disobeying the Gods. He inherited God-like powers, which is quite rare for a half-breed, but lives his life doing what he loves, assassinating and women.

He is a part of the secret supernatural society, The Sicarii and receives targets to eliminate. He is known throughout and if he comes for you, you know your time on Earth has ended. Benny Deuces is like his best mate, they go along on the other’s assignments to assist. Benny is a full blooded God.

Apotheca is known as the place to be, but it’s also the known spot for supernatural beings where pretty much anything goes, which means its Thorne’s favourite place to find his concubine for the next few hours.

“I don’t know how the hell I’ve put up with you all this time.” “Because we’re like f@#king Batman and Robin, Bonnie and Clyde, SpongeBob and Patrick. We’re partners.”

He finds a woman at Apotheca, a pretty brunette, a mind reader and something more. Thorne feels a connection to her that he hasn’t felt for a very long time. With his desperate need taking over, he has to get her home now and it seems this beauty feels the connection too.

Thorne is breaking all his rules for this woman, Kataya Clarke. He tries to find everything he can about her, but she seems to be a ghost, there’s just nothing. When Benny comes calling, it appears there are more problems to solve than just finding out who Kataya really is.

There is a vision that involves Thorne and he seems to be the only one to stop the Earth and the Gods from being destroyed. Thorne finds secrets are hidden around every corner, people are not as they seem and he may have to sell his soul to the devil himself.

Who is Kataya Clarke? Can Thorne save the Earth and the Gods? Will he ever be accepted by his own people?

Thorne is such a fun character, the hot half-breed, his hilarious banter with Benny and the fiery sizzling scenes all added to a wonderful character that discovers his heart still works. So many elements, mythology, paranormal beings, magic, charm, love, action, intrigue and scorching characters. If you are after something a little different with a lot of components, then The Sicarii is for you.
5 PAPER HEARTS goodreads


About the Author

ajbennettA.J. Bennett lives in Nashville, Tn with her husband and bulldog. She's addicted to coffee, popcorn and books. Becoming an author has been a lifelong dream, and she's extremley excited about her debut novel Now or Never.


Julia Crane dreamt of elves and teen androids long before she captured them and put them on paper. julia craneShe’s written and released over fifteen young adult and new adult titles over the past two and a half years. From science fiction adventures to succubus, Julia’s fresh voice is easy to read and imaginative. Widely known for her Keegan’s Chronicles and IFICS series, she's hit numerous best selling list on Amazon.

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