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Kate Perry
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Marked by Passion is the first book in the Guardians of Destiny series. Marked by Passion provided a fresh new read, and one that kept me reading from morning to night just to finish!

Marked by Passion is the first book in the Guardians of Destiny series. I have never read anything by Kate Perry but after finishing this book, I can’t wait to check out the next book in this series. Marked by Passion incorporated the best of both worlds with intrigue and plenty of action. Watch out for Kate Perry as she takes readers into her fantastic world in the Guardians of Destiny series. Marked by Passion provided a fresh new read, and one that kept me reading from morning to night just to finish!

Title: Marked by Passion (The Guardians of Destiny) Author(s): Kate Perry ISBN: 0-446-54100-1, 978-0-446-54100-8 .

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Marked by Passion (The Guardians of Destiny). I can’t get enough of it! You make this book come alive. It makes me want to be Raven Madison. My teachers don’t belive that I read your books in one day, but I d. wish it was all real. I just need to read the 5th one and the last one. Chosen by Desire (The Guardians of Destiny). Tempted by Fate (The Guardians of Destiny).

Kate Perry's third book in the Guardians of Destiny Series, TEMPTED BY FATE, was a kick ass . I thoroughly enjoyed it!"―Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Pleasure on MARKED BY PASSION.

Kate Perry's third book in the Guardians of Destiny Series, TEMPTED BY FATE, was a kick ass romance from beginning to end. Willow and Rick have great chemistry and the world Perry has created has shown the depth of each character in such a way that you know them better than some of your friends. This book rocked as a standalone but was even better after I went out and bought the first two books in the Guardian of Destiny Series. As a little girl, Kate dreamt of many things. Like becoming a ninja.

Kate writes about all these magical things and Happily Ever After. The Guardians of Destiny: MARKED BY PASSION CHOSEN BY DESIRE TEMPTED BY FATE. Her acclaimed Laurel Heights and Summerhill books are international bestsellers, as are her Fillmore & Greenwich and Summerhill series. The Pillow Talk Books: PROJECT DATE PLAYING DOCTOR PLAYING FOR KEEPS.

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Katy Perry's fourth studio album arrives heralded by both an online video in which the singer symbolically .

Katy Perry's fourth studio album arrives heralded by both an online video in which the singer symbolically burns a blue wig – like the one she wore on stage during the world tour during which her brief marriage to Russell Brand collapsed – and a lengthy cover feature in Billboard magazine, the bible of the US music business. Katy Perry's most spiritual album to date: is it possible to read those words without feeling your buttocks involuntarily clench? For one thing, spirituality has always proved a difficult topic for rock and pop to address.

RULES FOR THE (VERY) RELUCTANT GUARDIAN OF THE SCROLL1. Don't lose the above artifact you've inherited from your ancestors-no matter how much it starts messing up your life.2. Do learn how to control its powers. (And, yes, that means putting up with über-complicated guardian lessons from your father's meddling ghost.) 3. Don'ttrust anyone. Especially Rhys, the mysterious bad boy who's always one step ahead of you . . . and as irresistible as sin.4. Do anything to keep the scroll from landing in the wrong hands. Even if that brings on a heartbreaking betrayal, an evil you never saw coming, and a choice you may not live to regret.
  • Tehn
Marked from birth to be a Guardian of an ancient Chinese scroll and the power of the element of Earth, Gabrielle "Gabe" Sansouci Chin couldn't be any less pleased and has, in fact, spent the past fifteen years running from a destiny she loathes. A destiny that caused the death of her mother and ensured constant disappointment from her father. Now that her father is dead, the scroll has come into her possession and the power of the scroll has flared to life in her. The problem with that is that she has no control, wants nothing to do with learning control, and just wants it and all the responsibility it entails to go away.

As enemies emerge from the shadows intent on stealing the scroll and taking its power for their own, and a mysterious, sexy Rhys Llewellyn pops into her life seeming too good to be true, Gabe finds it harder and harder to tell friend from foe, and impossible to know whom to trust.

While I applaud Kate Perry's fresh voice and unique premise, and recognize her talents at writing a quickly paced narrative with fast, sarcastic dialogue (I have a huge fondness for sarcasm), I had too many problems with this book to enjoy it. I found the lead character, Gabe, to be unlikable through the first three-quarters of the book, and only passably tolerable beyond that. She seemed to have two goals in life, be a successful artist, and avoid responsibility at all costs. I didn't mind the first, but the second, given her comprehension of the inherent dangers of passing off her responsibility, made her seem immature, obstinately self involved, and ultimately stupid. As the story is told in first person from her point of view, thereby insuring the reader spends all their time in her head listening to her bemoan her wicked power and scary responsibility over and over and, well, over again, that's a large stumbling block. Unfortunately, it wasn't the only one.

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The romantic plot arc between Gabe and Rhys seemed bizarre to me, mostly because there wasn't one. They didn't have all that many scenes together, and those they participated in mostly featured Gabe being a total bitch to Rhys, even as Rhys was trying to help her. And about Rhys. Yes, he was sexy, and he was my favorite character in the book, but the fact remains that he's not a nice guy. In fact, he was in San Francisco to steal Gabe's scroll and take her power - which he could only get by killing her. Sure, he didn't do it, because for some reason, he takes one look at her prickly, emotionally retarded, stubborn, belligerent self and "quickly realized" they were meant for each other (he must have gotten a much closer look at her than I did). And that was the majority of the development of their relationship. The rest was sexual chemistry, not romance.

And one thing kept niggling me about Rhys through the book... He didn't kill Gabe. He fell in love with her. Okay, but...the fact remains that he's the sort of man who would plan to kill an innocent woman to get what he wants, just because he wants it. I'm not sure there's enough sexy in the world to make that okay for me.

Then there were the plot holes and large gaps in logic. Hiding an ancient, powerful scroll in a refrigerator didn't seem all that stealthy, but then again, nobody tried to break into her apartment to search for it, either, despite the interested parties knowing exactly where she lived. Not very motivated scroll hunters, it would seem. And about Gabe's surprise there, in any way, shape, or form. I still don't understand why Gabe would repeatedly blow off her father's spirit, even when the power was making her sick. I get that she had issues with him, but it seemed a little like cutting off your nose to spite your face to me. He was the single person whose motives she could absolutely trust to help with her control, no matter how much she disliked him personally.

Truth is, though, the pieces were there for a good book with an original premise and interesting mythos, and I'm sure that Perry has the skill to turn this into a solid, entertaining series. I may not have been crazy about the plot, which didn't really go anywhere or contain much beyond Gabe's attempts to shirk her responsibility, but it was tightly written with little to no annoying filler. And honestly, had I not disliked Gabe to such an extent for so long in this one, I definitely would've enjoyed the book more and been more forgiving of the plot issues. I was also pleased with some of Perry's stylistic strengths. Unlike a lot of first books in a series, this book wasn't weighed down by excessive description, exposition, or world building. There was just enough to inform without being overwhelming.

I also genuinely liked that there were some dangling plot threads at the end, like the mysterious anonymous buyer of Gabe's last painting. They offered up enough teasers to make me at least interested in the next book. And I know that the heroine in the second book, Chosen by Desire, is Gabe's friend Carrie, which is actually a draw rather than a detractor. I liked Carrie far more than I liked Gabe and think she'd make a solid heroine in her own story.

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  • Gindian
Author Kate Perry enters the paranormal genre with a wonderful new series that will delight all lovers of things that go bump in the night....especially as it invokes a certain sense of expectation and a need to turn the page to see what happens next. I found the book had moments of truly eerie spookiness, hot sensuality and a plot that I believe will catch on and rank up there with a few of my favorite series written by authors J.R. Ward, Marjorie M Liu, Nalini Singh, Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Kim Harrison. I eat up the spooky, the unknown, the spark of fear that comes with the thought "what if?" that you get sometimes in the middle of a great paranormal story. I heartily recommend all to get a copy of Marked by Passion and settle in for some great reading. Kudos to Ms Perry!!
  • Nto
First, I love Kate Perry. I have read all of her books and have given 5 stars. But this book was not good at all. It wasn't funny or sexy or anything like she usually writes. Eighty percent of the book is made up of meaningless conversations and situations. Gabe goes to work, she goes home, her father tries to teach her to fight, she refuses, Ryes flirts and she denies, and then repeat repeat, repeat, repeat.... The story went nowhere until I hit 75 percent and then there was a rush to end it. I am so disappointed.
  • Gann
Gabriellie and Rhys are magic together. They fight their attraction at first but nothing can keep these two apart. Sexy and intriguing, this book is a great ride.
  • Iaiastta
The book was what I was looking for after reading one of her other books. It arrived in a timely manner and the condition of the book was like new. You can't go wrong getting your books this way!
  • Deorro
Kate, you have wowed no other author has. I have read all but 4 of your books in the last two weeks this series is your best I can't wait for more. Please hurry so I don't have kate perry withdrawals.
  • GoodLike
the books were excellent reads and enjoyed them very much. would recommend them to all who enjoy a romantic book with keen interest
Very hot but not trashy. This series is the . Best I.'ve read in long time. Purely girly romance with action.