Fate Reborn (Dukkha Fate Series #1) by Christina OW
Ashat is a werewolf who’s lived three centuries in sorrow and torment after his family was killed by an enemy-Baku. The only way he is able to bear his long life is drinking himself into a drunken stupor, women and hunting down Baku. His world suddenly changes when he meets Merilee and he is finally able to love and be happy again.
Merilee lost her family in a fire when she was five. However she isn’t too sure about that, her nightmares show her something very different to what her shrink has been telling her for thirteen years. She was raised by her two adoptive sisters Ann and Maria in an orphanage. She has a fear of letting people in and losing them. This fear makes her put up with an obnoxious boyfriend Steve until she’s finally gets the courage to get rid of him.
She finally meets a man who she instantly has a crush on and ultimately falls in love with after their first night together.
But Merilee and Ashat have met before in the worst of situations.
Lee wasn’t sure what shocked her most, his eyes, or the fact that he was chocking Steve.
Steve let go of her and she dropped to the floor, cradling her arm. Ash then lifted him up in the air by his neck, with one hand. His lips twitched on the side, more livid than before.
Joe and Billy appeared at his sides, trying to pull his arm and its captive down. Steve was kicking and scratching, gasping for air. He was trying to pry Ash’s fingers open but it was useless. It only made Ash tighten his grip.
“Ash! You’re turning!” The urgency in Joe’s voice had no effect on Ash.
He then threw Steve across the room like a rag doll. Steve hit the wall with a thud. Lee could swear she heard something break. She didn’t dare move from where she was, she stayed on the floor too stunned to do anything. Steve was wiggling on the floor, crying out in pain and struggling to breathe.
Billy and Joe grabbed Ash’s shoulders, trying their best to restrain him. They were moving so fast that Lee was sure she was hallucinating.
“Ash stop! You are going to kill him!” Billy was the one shouting now. But Ash kept struggling to get free. He heaved forward, then back with so much force it sent Joe and Billy flying behind him. He crossed over Lee and had Steve up and pinned on the wall in a second.
Lee felt lightheaded, everything around her was moving so fast. She raised her good hand and held her head up. Ash was talking, but she couldn’t hear him clearly, her head was spinning.
“I’ll kill you!” Ash whispered in Steve’s ear before he threw him again, this time he landed on the table next to the door. It broke under his weight. Steve’s scream jolted Lee back. She knew he was hurt, bad.
Joe and Billy were on their feet. They flashed to Ash’s side. This time they were able to wrestle him to the ground. Every time Ash got out of Billy’s hold, Joe jumped on him. They were turning, rolling and jumping on each other on the ground. They moved so fast, it was like someone had pressed fast forward on them. And Ash, he was like a raging bull, fixed on destroying his target.
Ash finally managed to throw them both off him. He looked around the tables searching for Steve, his silver eyes cold and angry. He spotted Steve and rose to his feet. Steve was out cold, his body limp and bleeding, completely defenseless.
Lee scrambled to her feet and stood in Ash’s way. “Stop!”
He didn’t take another step. He stood still and looked down at her. His teeth were bared and seemed sharp, his silver eyes were on her, and his breathing was heavy. His arms were wide at his sides with his curled fingers spread open.
Joe and Billy rose from the ground slowly. They stood behind Ash, ready to hold him if need be. With a single word, Lee had done what they had spent five minutes trying to do.
She backed up slowly. She stopped and crouched down next to Steve’s battered body. He was alive, but hurt. She looked up at Ash, shocked, scared, she didn’t know what to say. If he had another second, Steve would be dead.
“What the hell are you?”
Q: Romance readers have a lot of choices these days. What makes Fate Reborn (Dukkha Fate Series #1) stand out in the crowd?
A: The book starts from the very beginning unlike other books where the reader has to wait to the end to find out the hero’s trigger that led to who he is or what he does. The readers progress with the characters.
Q: We like to include our favorite quote in our reviews of the books we read. What is your favorite quote from Fate Reborn (Dukkha Fate Series #1)?
A: My favorite quote from Fate Reborn (Dukkha Fate Series #1) is:
“You’ve been very annoying today. That blow should have been on your mouth and not your forehead.”
About Christina OW
Christina OW writes suspense, thrillers, erotica, interracial and multicultural romance books. She is the author of Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Regency Romance books and a poet of currently 3 titles. She loves reading novels that take her on a ride of wild emotions. Books have always been an escape for her, for a few hours she gets to live the lives of characters she grows to cherish and admire. She’s always had an active imagination and because of it has lived in her head more than she has been in the outside world. She always imagined scenarios and wondered how they would turn out in the end, and what kind of emotions they would invoke. Thus began her writing career.