Hidden Carmina by Adri Sinclair

Hidden Carmina by Adri Sinclair

Hidden Carmina

Hidden Carmina

The Second Breath Chronicles [consisting of four books at the moment] are a fresh, creative take on life as a human among mythical, immortal beings.

Carmina Nightshade feels as if her entire life has been one big illusion when she learns that her family and clan are not human. This unsettling revelation leads to a deeper understanding of her family’s behavior around her, though it brings very little comfort. She now knows she triggers their hunting instinct by simply being around them!

Now begins the turbulent journey of self discovery, perilous dangers and buried truths.
As Carmina learns that her entire identity is a lie, she also meets with the dark and brooding Liam Moretti.
The act of falling in love becomes a burden with catastrophic consequences.

Carmina will soon learn, however, that this problem pales by comparison to the darkness that lurks within herself.

Love live, she has to die, to die, she has to live – and to love, she has to face her own history founded in mythology!

Hidden Carmina is the first of three books, and it comes with a warning:
This book is an emotional read, but it does come with a promise too: You will have your HEA…. Eventually

About the Author

Adri Sinclair

Biography

Having written website content, newsletters, blogs, forum posts and managed large communities online – Adri Sinclair knows how to be social and enjoy the interactive side of being a netizen. She is 43 years old in February 2015, and when asked about her age and her late start as an writer, she smiled cheekily and said: “Age? I’m not going to tell you it is just a number, but I am going to tell you it is a summery of a life – and we all know not all summaries tells the whole story.”

Adri is Afrikaans, lived in South Africa for the majority of her life. She is one of four, the eldest and the only girl. Asked about how she managed, she stuck her tongue out and shook her head, stomping her feet and said: “Jackie Chan, he kept me alive.”

About her books, she has written 3 full novels, 2 novellas and 2 short stories in 7 months. She is currently writing a new novel – Part of the “Second Breath Chronicles.” Adri was a bit tight-lipped over this one, but she looked excited and mischievous when she gave us the following insights. “Hidden Carmina was my spin on Vampires in the Valley coping with a Human girl who simply turn their world upside down. Recruiters is part of the Chronicles, but Agri is a ‘new’ Vampire, unlearning human ways and yet… becoming a little more human along the way.”Having written website content, newsletters, blogs, forum posts and managed large communities online – Adri Sinclair knows how to be social and enjoy the interactive side of being a netizen. She is 43 years old in February 2015, and when asked about her age and her late start as an writer, she smiled cheekily and said: “Age? I’m not going to tell you it is just a number, but I am going to tell you it is a summery of a life – and we all know not all summaries tells the whole story.”
Twitter Name: @my_mindgrind.
Facebook Name: Adri Sinclair

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Reviews

By danaored on January 21, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

I’ve stopped reviewing every book I read bc it has become a chore given the number of books I read a week, choosing only to review the really great ones. This book falls into the great category for me. Nothing happened how expected, the story was well written & extremely creative- I hate giving away the story any more than the summaries do, so I say read the summaries & be ready to find them lacking!

By Laurie on October 19, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition

This is such an adorable story. I was hesitant to read because there were no reviews yet but I am glad I did. The book is perfectly set up for the next book. I can’t wait to see what happens next : )I only gave 4 out of 5 stars because there are a lot of grammatical errors, but the errors were not so bad that you could not enjoy the story : )

By Eeva Lancaster on April 9, 2015

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Hidden Carmina is a diesel. As you go along, it hooks you in deeper, until you just can’t stop reading! It’s a fantasy with all the required supernatural characters, Werewolves, vampires, hybrids… but it’s more than that. It’s a story of love, romantic and family. Carmina Nightshade belongs to a family of hybrid vampires. You can imagine how uncomfortable it is to have her around… but they take her in and contain their nature. She falls in love with Liam Moretti, a werewolf/vampire hybrid, who loves her just as much… but she causes him and his pack pain since to them she’s… food! Carmina seems to be a burden to everyone she loves, being human. However, there’s more to her than meets the eye. She’s MORE and no one knows yet what she really is. There were scenes which made me shed a tear or two. It’s a wonderful love story!Adri Sinclair has a refreshing writing style and you just have to let her words take you where she wants you to go. It’s a fun, romantic and adventurous ride. I’ve gotten all 3 books of the Second Breath Chronicles. I wouldn’t mind spending my nights with the characters.

Highly recommended read.

By Tracy R. Strange on January 1, 2015

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This is a good book but it has a really sad ending. I have to say that all throughout the book it has a painful and depressing vibe.

By Stephanie on March 14, 2015

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I’m a “newbie” to this genre. Historical romance is my usual jam, my comfort zone. I’m not sure how much of this 5-star review is for the story, itself, and how much is for what it did for me, as a reader. I’m accustomed to a certain “order” in my reading. It generally starts, for instance, with a tangible setting (“English-Scottish Borderlands, 1623”, “Oregon Trail, 1747”). In the beginning of this story I found myself craving that “security in knowledge”. I didn’t find it. I made many guesses as to time and place of story (to be surprised a little later that it’s a modern-day tale in a never-truly-defined location). I eagerly read on, immediately intrigued and fascinated by the characters. As I was sucked into the intricate weave of the storyline, I found myself caring less and less about little details like location or the fact that our human heroine is able to accept the supernatural nature of everyone around her with infinitely more ease than I ever would have. By then, I was too wrapped up in the mystery and beauty of it all to fret over such trivial concerns. This story set me free as a reader. It allowed me to just jump into this amazing world and enjoy it for what it is. And it wasn’t a story to “hold my hand and ease me into it”, either. There’s no spoon-fed plot here. There’s fast-paced surprises at every turn that kept me riveted to the page and fully immersed in the world. I guess that’s just what I needed to let go. Review of this book isn’t complete without mention of the shocking cliffhanger ending. I’m incredibly thankful that the next books in the series are already out; I don’t know what I would do if I faced a long wait for the next installment! Thank you for an incredibly imaginative, intriguing, and invigorating read!

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By Jen Morrison on April 16, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

I have three things to say on the technical side of this review:1. Adri Sinclair’s mother tongue is not English, but she wrote this in English.

2. Her technical writing is exceptional for a non-native speaker.

3. Because of the above, I am giving her a pass for the editing and grammar issues.
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Now on to the good part. Have you read Twilight? Did you like it? Did you hate it? I read it and all the subsequent books and I loved them. In fact, I have probably read the entire series two or three times. It’s one of my go-to series when I am waiting on new reads and am bored.

Hidden Carmina is WAY better than Twilight. Some of you might think that’s nothing because you didn’t like Twilight, well all the things you hated about it, Adri fixed and made better in this book. It is a new adult, coming-of-age story, but without the angst associated with this type of paranormal romance. Carmina is a girl who knows who she is, loves who she is, and falls hard for a guy she doesn’t know enough about. She is a beautiful character and in conjunction with sexy, brooding Liam, I had the silliest grin plastered on my face for the entire book. Adri’s supernaturals are unique and a wonderful mix of common legends. I thought her vampires were amazing and sexy as hell. I am really looking forward to reading the rest of this series

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