Review: Traces of Poppy by Decadent Kane

Traces of Poppy by Decadent Kane
Series: The Trouble with Elves (# 6)
Release Date: April 15, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 58
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Fate may take her life, but he will steal her soul.

Madness stalks Poppy’s dreams, drowning her in darkness, pain, and the fires of hell. Hoping the nightmares can be tamed, she seeks help from a sage witch, only to discover a crueler fate: she is bound to die. The elementals require her sacrifice, or they will end her bloodline forever. The worst part? She just found him…

The elf who is destined for her.

The male who will go mad without her.

The mate she can’t have.

Drayden knows the feral has him. He’s turning into a drow faster than he thought possible. Rage and chaos consume him from the inside out, threatening to devour not only him, but his soul mate as well. She fears him, and yet she is the only one who can save him from his nightmare…

If they can survive the sage witch’s treacherous task.

If he can hold onto his soul a little longer.

If he can watch her die.

 

Review: Poppy and Drayden are destined to become mates…but each has some things to do first to either save themselves or family.

Even though this is a short read it is full of things that make you want to keep reading in order to find out what lies in store for Poppy and Drayden. At first I wasn’t sure what a drow was but it didn’t take long till I had my answer. I really enjoyed the story that brought these two together. It was instant fire/chemistry for these two. As they literally ran into each other they knew in that instant that they were mates but they ignored it so that they could finish what they needed to.

I thought that Ms. Kane did a good job providing background for these two in such a short time. She was also able to write characters that were easy to identify with while feeling for their plights. She also made the story move at a nice pace to keep me interested. Ms. Kane did a good job finishing the story so that I wasn’t left hanging which is sometimes very hard to do in a short time.

The only thing I had a problem with is that I liked the concept of this story so much that I would have liked a longer version. It was just different enough that I was intrigued.

This makes for a nice quick read. I think I am going to have to check out more by Ms. Kane.