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  • Betrayals & Broken Promises

  • Masquerade of Myths, Book 1
  • By: Takari Hunter
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (169 ratings)

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Betrayals & Broken Promises

By: Takari Hunter
Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
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Summary

Being a chameleon demoness already made things tricky, but did it need to be this difficult?

All Dahlia wanted was her freedom. But first, she needed to buy out of her promised bonding - a promise that was made for her before she was even born. Almost a century of trying had taken its toll, and she did some things she isn’t proud of. She lost parts of herself along the way and flirted with the darkness inside her...and it flirted back. 

Dahlia told herself it would all be worth it in the end, but before she won that battle, everything in her life systematically blew up in her face one piece at a time. Blaming it all on the beautiful, egotistical vampire who showed up in her life would be easy, but it started long before he arrived. With his help, she might succeed, but Dahlia wasn’t sure she could trust an outsider - not even one sent by Lucifer himself. 

Dahlia was standing on the brink of having everything she’d ever dreamed of, but she also risked losing it all. Was her freedom really worth the cost?

©2020 Takari Hunter (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Good and entertaining story

I liked the story, it had good pacing although sometimes it could be a bit slow. I think some of the characters are a bit one dimensional like the brothers and could be explored more except that they are overprotective. I feel like parts of the book dont make sense like that the females are supposed to be quite and not speak unless the male allows it but the mother didnt conform to any of these expectations even though she was one of the top people?, this was never explained and the decision making by the character seemed kind of stupid at times where she could simply speak to people and use the resources she had but for the story she didn’t and had to be saved anyway. It was enjoyable but these things did take away from the experience.

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Totally different.

Really enjoyed this audio book. It was totally different from the normal realm of paranormal characters

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Great storyline and characters!

Loved it, fresh and interestingly written, characters to get behind that set themselves apart from what you often find in fantasy novels. Recommend!

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really good audio book

What a shame the second book isn't currently available to listen may have to look for it on paperback

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Where’s the next one?!

Loved this book! Really disappointed the next in the series isn’t on here!
Hopefully it will be soon!

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Great story

I really enjoyed this, I went in not really expecting to like it but the story is great. it's different enough that I was involved without getting lost. can't wait for the next one.

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So Confusing

I like the idea of it.. but was so confusing! I really hope book 2 is better at explaining things!

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Predictable and frustrating

It started with promise, I bought into the story initially, but it went downhill from there.

The female main character was supposed to be a strong independent woman, but this premise fell down at every turn, disappointingly. The author failed to make the characters believable, and left me frequently frustrated at the ridiculousness.

The narrator did a good job of defining each of the characters, but she talked a little too fast for my liking at times, and sounded rushed

I’m glad it was included in my subscription, I’d have been very disappointed if I’d used a credit for it

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loved it

Can't wait for book 2 to continue this epic journey. The author has me wrapped around her little finger all entwined and emersed in the intrigue of the characters and the story! Such a great listen!

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U.K

when will books 2 and 3 be available on the UK audible?
they are in the library but unavailable

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  • bz
  • 05-04-22

Interesting but extremely frustrating

While the premise was unique and had a lot of potential, it utterly failed in execution. Not only is most of the plot extremely predictable, but the story was generally unsatisfying.

Dahlia is a self proclaimed feminist demon and repeatedly fights against misogyny in demon culture. That said, it seems the author doesn't actually know what feminism is because Dahlia spends the entire novel failing at everything and needing to be constantly rescued by the powerful men in her life.

Dahlia supposedly has been an assassin for 95 years, but seems to not retain any of her knowledge or skills after the novel begins. Despite how exciting a shapeshifting demon assassin is as a concept, the novel is mostly about Dahlia's family drama and her arranged marriage. The few instances where she actually has a chance to use her skills are lackluster because she keeps making easily avoidable mistakes.

Finally, Dahlia gets jumped or kidnapped at least 5 times. I legitimately lost count of how many times she served as a damsel in distress. In addition, every time she is kidnapped the male love interest sweeps in to either rescue her or take credit for when she nearly saves herself. It honestly felt like the author was afraid to let her protagonist actually show any form of competence that wasn't related to her computer skills. Even then she still has to ask her brother's for help half the time.

This book was clearly written by someone who was passionate about the world they had created and had several good ideas along the way. That said the majority of characters are two dimensional and much of the story reads like a teenager's first fanfic.

Despite all of that I really hope this author continues writing because there's a lot of good in this novel. I just hope the sequels give the protagonist some much needed character growth. Let the damn woman save herself for once and not trip over her own feet

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  • Chris Bushnell
  • 15-04-22

Mostly good and a nice change from my usual

My only complaint is the author should do the research when chosing an iconic muscle car or any vehicle that will play a roll in your book.

As there is no such thing as a 1969 puple convertable Dodge Callenger. The first 1970 Plum Crazy rolled off the line on December in early 1969.

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  • Ready2Read
  • 05-08-22

It Has So Much Potential

This was a pretty entertaining book. I played it while getting some work done. The narrator was excellent at bringing the book to life and there are some really fascinating characters, good backstories, and a world with a pretty unique twist on the demons vs angels scenario.
Some of the things didn’t add up for me, like she’s an experienced bada$$ assassin but instead was getting her ass kicked badly at every turn…? Her defeats were unbelievably easy at times, to me.

Even with those…inconsistencies, the series has great potential & it still intrigued & it held my attention enough to listen all the way to the end (even if I just wanted to see if she won her next fight). So, if book 2 is on Audible Plus, I will download it & continue listening.


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  • A. Sunmonu
  • 17-07-22

Story with potential

The story has a lot of potential but was weakened by a pet peeve of mine: stupid female prognosis (sfp).
There's something really off-putting about someone who keeps putting herself in danger, time and time again, knowing full well (and admits it over and over again) that she doesn't have the skills to deal with the danger. Sfp has no male equivalent I've yet to come across in male MCs, so it is extremely vexing when I come across it in female characters - sours the story for me.
Other than that, an OK read. Narration was OK.

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  • Tasha
  • 18-04-22

surprised

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I did not believe that I would but it engrossed me from the beginning to the end. I can not wait until the 2nd book is released

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  • Crystal smith
  • 17-04-22

Good Book

Good book!! was well-written and I really enjoyed the story, needs more from this author.

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  • Allison Asmus
  • 28-01-23

Excellent!

The only negative is that I can’t find the second book in stores or here on Audible.

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  • Chrissy
  • 27-01-23

Love it!!!

I was immediately invested in this story. It has an interesting story line and draws you in. I definitely recommend giving it a listen. You won’t be sorry.

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  • La Donna
  • 27-01-23

very intriguing storyline

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next two. The storyline kept me enthralled and hoping that Dahlia would succeed in her independence and gainful employment. I'm curious about Azazel it seems that maybe he is royalty of the chameleon race and that the tingling that Dahlia keeps experiencing when he touches her might be a sign of a fated mate. I don't have enough information on the chameleon race to know if they are like werewolves and have a fated mate. I look forward to seeing where this storyline goes as well.

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  • Kate Berhorst (PoisonCupid)
  • 24-01-23

Changling my mind

This series is about all the different types of demons, which not all are included so far but they mention a lot, which makes me super happy!

The main female protagonist is a well rounded character, however I am confused as to why her mother is in charge of the family based on all the things we learn through the book about women are to be seen and not heard, but whatever.

I would say this book is a PG-17 due to a few indecent scenes. Like I like spicy novels, however this isn’t spicy, most of the scenes are lude, compromising, or social unacceptable.

I feel that the protagonist is very two faced at the end because she wants people to accept her as she is but she isn’t willing to accept other people for how they are.