Sad to reach the end but loved it! Heart Search : Betrayal ~ Review and Giveaway

Posted: February 27, 2015 in Blog Tour, giveaways, Paranormal or fantasy, reviews, Series
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All month long Carlie M A Cullen is celebrating the release of the third and final book in her series, Heart Search: Betrayal

I loved the first two books in the Heart Search Series and am thrilled to feature the final book.

Check out her wonderful cover art! Also included are the covers of the first two books. All of them are amazing!

I’m also sharing a thrilling book trailer.

And a giveaway! Don’t forget to enter.

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My Review

This series started with two young people in love. When Joshua went missing, Remy was inconsolable. She set out to find him and when she did both of their worlds changed forever. Joshua was now a vampire and she and the twins he hadn’t known about had no place in his world.

In the second book of this series, Joshua and Remy are together again and multiple plots put them and their twins in danger.

Now we get to the last book, the end of this awesome series. It’s always exciting and bittersweet when you read the last book. You can’t wait to see how it ends but you’re sad to say goodbye to the beloved characters and their world.

In case you haven’t met these vampires before I feel I should explain them a bit. They are as human as us in their love, loyalty, and struggles to survive. yet, once turned, they change. They have no trouble feeding on humans. They don’t just prey on the evil. They choose their dinner, feed until full, and dispose of the bodies with no thought about that person. Who they were, if they had loved ones.

They sometimes appeared cold and distant in their actions. This didn’t make them monsters to me. It actually made them more believable, which I appreciated. I also had no problem becoming attached to them.

Remy and Joshua love each other as much as any human can. Their devotion and adoration for their twins, Aidan and Ashley, is perhaps even more powerful, as they are predators and protect them like a momma bear would. Other members of the coven have loving relationships also.

There are the bad apples though, just like the humans. Vampires that relish the hunt, toy with the humans before feeding. And the ones who don’t hesitate to kill other vampires. To take what they have.

This is what is coming for them. Joshua and Remy, Samir and Jakki, Pavel and Iskra, and the rest of the coven. Liam, a vampire created by accident, has plans to destroy them, to take what is theirs. And he is creating an army of fresh vampires to kill them all.

This is just the tip of the iceberg with the story.

Josh and Remy have their hands full with the twins, Aidan and Ashley, half vampire and half human. They are unique and developing mutiple gifts. Intelligent and fast growing, they are small weapons in their own. A decision will have to be made whether to use them in the battle to come.

And the worst thing possible has happened. There is a traitor in their midst. Goes by the name of Phoenix. And this traitor has been sharing with Liam and his coven plans to their compound and security systems.

There are kidnappings, deaths, and distrust racing through this story.  You become immersed in this world of vampires, you care about them or hate them accordingly.  And the more you come to care, the more hurt and enraged you become.

I knew not everyone would survive the final battle, but I felt so bad when the deaths were revealed. One in particular had me near tears. This character was very important and I wonder if there is a story to be written there.

Carlie wrapped up her series in style. Lots of intrigue, action, and dramatic scenes. I couldn’t have asked for more.

5 Stars

One bite started it all . . .

Joshua, Remy, and the twins are settled in their new life. However, life doesn’t always run smoothly. An argument between Becky and her twin causes unforeseen circumstances, an admission by Samir almost costs him his life, and the traitor provides critical information to Liam. But who is it?

As Jakki’s visions begin to focus on the turncoat’s activities, a member of the coven disappears, and others find themselves endangered.

And when Liam’s coven attacks, who will endure?

Fate continues to toy with mortals and immortals alike, and as more hearts descend into darkness, can they overcome the dangers they face and survive?



About the author

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Carlie M A Cullen was born in London. She grew up in Hertfordshire where she first discovered her love of books and writing.

She has always written in some form or another, but started to write novels in 2011. Her first book was published by Myrddin Publishing in 2012. She writes in the Fantasy/Paranormal Romance genres for New Adult and Adult.

Carlie is also a principal editor for Eagle Eye Editors.

Carlie also holds the reins of a writing group called Writebulb. They have published four anthologies so far, two for adults and two for children, all of which raise money for a local hospice.

Carlie currently lives in Essex, UK with her daughter.


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Heart Search, book one: Lost

Heart Search, book two: Found


About the other books

Heart Search: Lost

Book One



Click on the cover for my review.


Heart Search: Found

Book Two



Click on the cover for my review.


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  1. Sounds like an interesting series.

  2. AWESOME! review, Laura. I think you covered everything and it makes me want to read the series all over again. LOL Well done!!!

    sherry @ fundinmental

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Thanks a bunch! It was a hard review to write. So much going on and I wanted to tell everything. LOL I’ll miss these guys!

  3. Elisabeth says:

    The problem with reaching the end of a beloved series is…you want to get to the end, but you DON’T WANT TO GET TO THE END.