VELICIOUS PART TWO
By: Shelique Lize
Series: Velicious Series #2
Publication Date: November 30th, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
* Velicious Part Two cannot be read as a stand alone.*
Especially since she now has superhuman powers, all thanks to her being a Doll. Her one and only passion– To get through College and practice law at a top tier firm, is fading from her grasp and it's all because of Calvin, Dante, Vampyres and the Government. In fact the government has more secrets than kids have candy… And they’re all just as deadly as the enemies they hunt. But you know what? Justice has come up with her own master plan and heaven help the Vampyre, monster or human that gets in her way!
Velicious part one and two should be read back to back, like I did. I recommend that you do too, because can you say cliffhanger! It was and enjoyable read, I love the vampire/paranormal world that Shelique Lize created. The mystery slowly unravels itself aggravatingly slow at times but there is so much going on that the story moves at a fast pace.
In Velicious part one we meet almost all the pertinent characters, and how they all fit into the paranormal life, all except for Justice. What she thinks she knows isn't real and she's not who she thinks she is. Meanwhile Government agencies and rogue agencies are up to their heads in no good and it is seriously fucking up Justice's life. Not to mention the crazy psychic her sister took her to and for told doom and gloom and a hot guy guy with eyes that mesmerize. Just when you think it's all going to come together, it ends.
Part two picks almost immediately and in this one Justice and Dante get closer... a lot closer, hint hint nudge nudge, wink wink. There is even more action and drama and hot sex. Just about all the loose ends get tied up and it ends... kinda. I want more!
The stories together were deliciously aggravating, slowly revealing the mystery slowly bit by bit and then distracting you with other stuff. I would put this in the same category with Ilona Andrews, Kate Daniels. It's a gritty and raw story with a continuous underlying story that tethers in you and pulls you along for the ride.
Dante hopped out, popping open his trunk. Unbuckling myself, I stepped out of the car as well. I asked, "What are we doing here?"
Where was here, exactly? There was an open field of whiteness below, pure snow and ice. The night was not that cold. The stars were out, and light fluffs of snow fell slowly. All in all, it was a beautiful night in winter.
Grinning handsomely, Dante pulled two plastic toboggan sleds out of his trunk.
Shaking my head in disbelief, I said, “You're kidding?”
“I don't kid.”
“No, this not happening.”
“You need some fun in your life.” He frowned tossing the tobogganing sleds on the roof of his car. “Let loose.”
I shrugged. “I let loose.”
“I remembered you telling me that life was your nightmare.”
“So have some fun with the nightmares of your life. Trust me, this life will use and abuse you, and you simply have to put your foot down and say, ‘Fuck it. No more.’ Everyone deserves a little fun. Don't be life's bitch.”
I hated to admit it, but ugh, he was right. Again. When was the last time I enjoyed myself? Correction, when was the last time I had tried to enjoy myself and something bad ended up happening?
Sighing, I walked over to his car, and grabbed one of the toboggan sleds.
“And if I don't enjoy this?”
“If you don't like it, you don't like it. However, you do this for me, I'll tell you anything you want to know about my kind.”
“Deal." I smiled and sauntered toward the very top of the white hill and looked below. It was a very steep drop. It was seriously high for a toboggan hill. The last time I remembered I did anything like this, I was in elementary school. Taking a long, cool breath, I placed the sled on a path of melted snow and sat down, looking back at Dante as he meandered toward the hill, holding his sled behind his back. I hated that Dante was bathed in an unearthly perfection. Reaching out to where I was, Dante told me to yell out everything bad in my life, to take back control while sliding down. I didn't question his method. I had nothing to lose. I simply nodded, pushing myself off, and yelled at the top of my lungs. It felt good. By the time I reached the bottom, there was a lightness inside me again. A serious weight had disappeared, vanished for the moment, and I loved it. I moved out of the way as Dante came flying down the hill. Dante's hair was a mess in his face, and he picked himself up with a goofy grin. “How do you feel?”
“A little better,” I mumbled, holding my thumb and pointing finger inches apart. Then, grabbing my sled, I took off up the hill with Dante following close behind. Round two of sledding down, I yelled out again at the top of my lungs. Round three, Dante and I raced down. Round four, we were a little silly, going backwards. Round five, six, and seven were just as fun, and round eight changed everything. Crashing into the snow and tumbling over, I laid there, laughing, for many reasons. I don't know if I was losing my mind, or if this was a sane thing to do. Standing above me Dante looked down. “Are you okay?”
“Never been better,” I said, gazing into the blanket of stars, my breath materializing. Dante lowered his hand, and I took it with my right, but with my left I scooped up a handful of snow. Standing up, I shoved it in his face, and boy did I run, just as I got a glimpse of Dante's lips twitching. “This is war!” I heard Dante yell from behind me.
Turning to face him, I replied, “Bring it on!” With a smile and feeling giddy, I scooped up another handful of snow, and Dante did the same.
Justice Labelle always had her life perfectly planned.Her goals were to graduate from University and get into law school.
Then one day, Justice tried to kill herself.Well, not her technically. It may have been her body, but those actions weren’t intentional and the suicidal thoughts were not hers. Or, so she keeps telling her therapist and family. Justice is afraid she’s losing her mind and just wants to forget everything. But when her best friend is murdered, another one is being mind-screwed by a Vampyre, and her ex is back in town, looking as scrumptious as ever and very suspicious, maybe she isn’t all that crazy!
Christmas is right around the corner, so besides the Rafflecopter,
Shelique Lize has decided to give The Velicious Series away for free!
PART ONE CODE: 8UJISKZYYN
PART TWO CODE: 6MDJUOCHB1
Shelique Lize is an awesome mother of two beautiful baby girls, and a wife to the luckiest man on the planet. It took her five years to write Velicious Part One but once her first daughter was born, she decided to revisit the world that she had created. Falling in love with her characters all over again, she wanted to finish their story. Velicious Part Two was written in half the time. Shelique loves anything to do with the paranormal world. She’s a proud Canadian but dislikes winter. She prefers watching the snow falling beautifully from inside a warm home. Currently she likes to listen to The Weeknd and Lana Del Rey, and she’s pretty open to every other genre of music.