One of Helen and I’s favorite paranormal series is Christina Dodd’s The Chosen Ones. Each book has great heroes and heroines who kick butt and take names. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve talked about this series, and then gone back and re-read the books. One of the things we like about this series is that it’s different from a lot of the paranormal series on the book shelves.
When the world was young, twins were born. One brought light to a dark world; the other, darkness and danger. Their powers could not be denied, and they gathered others around them, men and women destined to use their gifts for good or evil. Today, their descendents walk the earth as the Chosen and the ultimate battle is about to begin.
Jacqueline Vargha has always run from her gift. Now Caleb D’Angelo forces his way into her life, demands his place as her lover, and insists she take her place as one of the Chosen. She flees, he pursues, but she can no longer deny her visions, or the dangerous man who is her downfall — and her destiny.
Brilliant but proper and predictable, Rosamund Hill has lived her life buried in universities and libraries, discounting the legend of the Chosen as a myth. Until Aaron Eagle shows up at her door. Aaron both unsettles and enthralls her. But she can’t resist his offers of clandestine visits to private museums, the hunt for a mysterious prophecy. or a makeover that unleashes her untamed soul. With the promise of a love that will defy fate itself, Rosamund is forced to confront the truth about the Chosen … and the dangerous man who sweeps her into a world of dark secrets.
For one magic summer, Genny Valente escapes to spend time as a wildlife observer in the untamed mountains. Little does she know that a beast more fearsome than any leopard lurks in the forest…a man, one of the Chosen Ones, betrayed by his gift and tormented by his memories.
John Powell has fled his fate and his duty, yet in Genny he sees his one chance for redemption. He will stalk her, kidnap her, love her as only a savage can. But when a new betrayal threatens, John must call on the powers he swore he’d never use again. Then only Genny’s love can save him…if she dares to tame the one man she can’t live without..
Samuel Faa is a Gypsy lawyer with the power to control minds. Isabelle Mason is wealthy, privileged, and refined, and has the gift for healing. Two of the Chosen Ones, they share a past filled with love and betrayal, and a future denied by fate-until the day they’re trapped underground. No way out. No way to deny the passion that still burns beneath the surface. And when danger threatens, Isabelle has only one choice: to place her trust in the power of the one man she could never forgive…or forget.
Amanda Reed has been given an ultimatum: risk her life as a madman’s spy or her young sister will live out her life frozen in stone, a decorative statue in a wizard’s cold mansion. To free her sister, Amanda needs help, help only one man can provide…the man who betrayed her and broke her heart.
Handsome scoundrel Liam Gallagher is an orphan…and one of the Others. He learned to survive by any means, without hesitation or regret. He had orders to seduce Amanda, then, against all odds, he fell in love. Now to win back her trust, he will risk everything, do anything, be anything for the woman he loves.
Together, Amanda and Liam face a terrifying nightmare. But time is running short, and only if these two wounded souls learn to truly trust can they succeed..
As a young man, Aleksandr Wilder abandoned his duty–and for that lapse, he was tortured, tormented … and transformed. Now he prowls the tunnels beneath the city, fighting on the frontline against the forces of hell, never daring to dream that he can live as a man again.
After seven years fighting the world’s ultimate evil, Chosen One Charisma Fangorn has become a tough, strong warrior without illusions or joy…even her gift of hearing the earthsong has faded. Deaf to her own instincts, she never suspects that a monster lurks in the dark underneath the streets.
When Aleksandr finds Charisma under attack, he rescues and cares for her, and hope stirs once more in his heart…and in the world. But in the secret recesses of his soul, he knows the truth. A woman so exceptional could never love a beast…could she?