Saturday, February 22, 2014

Review of the Wunder Prequel (Wunder Series #.5) Sundays With A.R. Von, Week 1

Today starts a new feature on Paranormal Romance and Beyond. This week is our first Sundays With A.R. Von feature. Today's installment is for the first story in the Wunder Series, which is a prequel and was actually the second book to release.  If you love zombies, this one was winner. It's also free in digital form. Look for the Amazon link below. 

A World of Turmoil and Yearning

Wunder may have a normal life now…well, as normal as a freak of nature could have. Half zombie while her job is to hunt bloodthirsty creatures to protect the innocent. It’s the dreams that haunt her and they aren’t nightmares. Wunder dreams of a man, a man made just for her. Is he real, can he be the one she‘s yearned for?

Pete’s world is a lonely one as he wrestles with the reality of being part zombie. His hatred for the creatures that killed his parents drives him to patrol the streets and wipe them all out. His life would be stark, but for the dreams he’s been having; of a woman, so sensuous, so sexy. These alluring visions have become erotic and consuming. He feels as if he made her up to keep from going crazy. Is this life of hunting the walking dead, all there is? Or is she out there, waiting…just for him?

My Review: 
Wunder is part zombie, part human and one kick ass of a heroine! I mean come on. You gotta love a woman who packs a taser, at least two guns, and various sharps on her person. She’s a chica prepared! But don’t let that tough exterior fool you, underneath it all this female is all heart. And that heart yearns for the one man who haunts her every sleeping moment.
Enter the mystery man of her dreams.

Wunder’s reveries of this raven-haired guy are intense—panty wetting and body combustible intense. I was like, “Damn girlfriend!” You know a dream is intense when you need a cold shower to douse your flame. Transport me to the nearest freezer and pile on the ice!

Meanwhile, Pete is having his own dreams filled with lust and overwhelming abandon. This “Wonder woman” is tall, dark-haired, and gorgeous. Only problem is that he never sees her eyes. In his wet dreams, they engage in all sorts of sensual activities that leave him literally stuck to his sheets when morning comes.

Who is this mystery woman and why can’t he see her eyes?

Rounding off the cast are a dutiful and devoted father who lost the love of his life when his pregnant wife passed on after delivering Wunder, and a loyal uncle raising his equally special, but orphaned, nephew. The father figures added depth to the story and an extra tier to the almost painful pasts of these two destined people.  

I’m an emotional reader and tend to connect to characters via the relationships they form within the confines of a book’s pages. The Wunder prequel did not disappoint. This book was layered with many relationships—the uncompromising love of a father for his unique daughter and an uncle for his nephew, the loyalty of the R.I.P. team for one another, the passionate longing of a man for a woman he’s yet to meet.

I was most impressed with the author’s ability to competently convey the many facets of Wunder. For me, the best heroines are strong-willed and tough, while also possessing a sensitive side that softens her to right man.  

The Wunder Prequel was a prelude to predestined passion and the first taste of a unique miniseries with attitude. A definite 4.5 star treat for zombie lovers and romance enthusiasts alike.

My favorite Wunder quote:
“I have what you’d call the itch to bitch.”

Meet the lovely A.R. Von:
A.R. was born and raised in Bronx, NY and is the oldest daughter of two girls. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology, which was only briefly used. She’s a mother of two entertaining teen boys (as well as a lovely fawn Chihuahua, whom she considers her furry daughter.) She’s also a wife to a delightfully handsome and amazingly funny man-beast. She loves anything dragon and fantasy related. In her free time she enjoys exercising, writing, listening to music, hiking, cooking, dancing and reading. She also loves a great adventure in and out of a book!
She writes to free her mind of its constant wondering and clutter. She thrives on the fact she can share some of it with readers that have the same passion for a great story.

She also loves to hear from her reader’s and chat away, so feel free to reach out to her any time.
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  1. Thank you so much for the incredible review!

  2. Thank you so much for the amazing review and for having me!