Title: Freeing Pain: Annex (Freeing #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Lor Rose (Thirteen Below Press)
Publication Date & Length: April 7, 2016 — 66 Pages
Jude Kash’s life was filled with abused animals and too little sleep. His work at the We Are One Foundation brought him his new devil-dog Teddy Bear and his new obsession: an abused liger named Sampson.
Sampson suffered from poor living conditions and threats with a gun. Jude, or Kash to his friends, witnessed it first hand when he snuck onto Whitman’s, Sampson’s owner’s, property. When Kash and others from the We Are One Foundation finally make a plan to rescue poor Sampson things go terribly wrong.
When Kash finally regains consciousness he awoke to a very handsome and naked man taking care of him. Kash felt a connection with the man he couldn’t explain. The man introduced himself as Maj and explained everything except for one small detail of his life: he was Sampson, a liger shifter.
Kash took the news considerably well except for one problem… that detail wasn’t so small, in fact, it could cost Kash his life.
Maj and Jude are a strange couple. I didn’t really ever connect with this story until the very end. It had intrigue, but it was just kind of a disconnected story for me.
First, you have Jude who is an animal lover. He does everything in his power to save a liger who is being abused. You learn all about Jude’s previous life – his abusive father and somewhat less than ideal childhood. However, he has surrounded himself with his own hand picked family and after meeting Maj, the Liger and his mate, he’s just OK with leaving everything and everyone behind. That seemed a little strange to me.
Then you have Maj. He is a gentle man/creature but I felt that he was in and out of the story so frequently that I never was able to really pin down his character.
Overall, this was an interesting story. It does include love, faith and the desire to fight for what you believe in. While I didn’t love the story, it was well written and I would imagine a lot of readers would love it.
This book really through me for a loop. I enjoyed it because it was different from all the other paranormal books that I have read.
There was definitely questions that was left unanswered about certain parts of the book and things that I felt could have been explained more but overall it was a decent book.
There are definitely a lot of twist to this book that I did not see coming. I guess I would classify this as paranormal mystery.
It started out to be a pretty normal book as far as I would say but I guess about half way through it it changed to more of a fairy tale.
I enjoyed the main characters but at the same time they were kind of confusing. I am hoping this is a series that continues to make more sense as the books come out.
I will definitely read the next book in the series because as I said I was left with a lot of questions were this book was concerned. I am not going to elaborate because if I do it will end up being a major spoiler for the book.
I look forward to the next book especially since I am hoping some of my questions will answered.
This is dedicated to who? It ended how?
Most books contain a dedication, it isn’t a “have to,” but it’s commonly done. So far, just from what I’ve read, all the dedications are to parents, siblings, significant others, pets, things like that.
Well I did something a little differently. I dedicated Annex to myself. Why? Because I finally finished it. Authors deserve recognition for their work just as much as those who support and help them through the process.
I wanted recognition for what I had accomplished, damnit.
Although if Annex had ended the way I had originally intended I might not have wanted that recognition.
You see originally there wasn’t an epilogue. I can’t say more beyond that without revealing some spoilers but to those who have read it: wouldn’t you have just killed me? I mean start a mob and lynch me kill me? Dead author.
Originally the epilogue was to be the starting of book two, if there ever was a book two. After pondering on it a minute I decided most of my readers from book one wouldn’t hop onto book two with that ending. Besides, I’ve learned people don’t like cliffhangers where books are concerned. Come to think of it, neither do I.
If you’d like to learn more about Freeing Pain: Annex visit my website (www.LorRose.com) for my next stop on this tour.