ARC Review: Destined to Crave (Descended of Guardians #1) by Setta Jay {Tour}

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Descended of Guardians #1
Setta Jay
Erotica Paranormal Romance
August 30th 2017
ARC Review Copy


The descendant of two almighty Gods and a Guardian of Earth, Eirykr “Rykr” is born of immense power. Yet, no amount of strength or skill can save him from the curse that tore him away from his first and only love. Turned into a shadowy assassin, he wields the demons bound to his soul with the ruthlessness of a blade. For nearly a decade, he’s searched for the key to free himself, all the while watching over and dangerously craving the beautiful mate who believes she’s driven him away.

Lucy is a born protector, a trait of her Guardian lineage. When her greatest gift was torn from her, leaving a gaping hole in her soul, she refuses to allow a young Rykr, her known mate, to suffer the same dire consequences. Her fear forces her to make a haunting decision and with a grave threat, she crushes him, demanding they part for a decade. Yet, as the years pass she can feel him watching her from the shadows, conjuring wild fantasies that make her ache for him to finally end their torment.

As time ticks toward the decade mark, dark forces rush to descend. Will Rykr’s secret and relentless need to protect Lucy condemn them to a hopeless destiny of constant craving? Or will Lucy bind them for all eternity, no matter the violent threat to her very soul?

Warning: This title contains dirty talk, bad language and erotically charged scenes meant to scorch your eReader.



The children of the Guardians are all grown up….
What new threats await them as they find their true mates…

Ever since the end of The Guardians of the Realms series and the announcement that Ms. Jay planned to write a spin-off series which featured the children from those matings. I’ve been ecstatic and waiting eagerly.

I’ve been a fan of Ms. Jay’s from the begging when she popped on the scene with her very fist book Ecstasy Unbound and each installment then after in The Guardians of the Realms series. This spin-off carries all the wonderful things that capture me. The writing is full of passion, romance, and action. The plot is intriguing, the mythology is cool, and our couples set the sheets on fire.

This couple has a beautiful romance. Lucy and Ryker are two of the children of the Guardians and they discovered at a young age that they are mates. Too young to bond, but they still ended up having a great friendship until they where pulled apart. I felt for both Lucy and Ryker. The loneliness of their separation and then the danger that has claimed Ryker.

I completely adored return to the Guardian world, seeing old favorites, and meeting the children. I love how each character is distinct with their own unique powers and gifts. I liked that we get to see how the human world is coping with the realization that they where never alone. That Gods, powerful beings, and monsters do exist.

This spin-off can be read on it’s own and Ms. Jay gives enough background to pull you in and take you away, but personally I’d recommend reading The Guardians of the Realms series first and meeting the parents and friends. Though it’s not necessary.

Rated: 4 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Setta Jay with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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Challenge(s): New To Me (Series) | Pick Your Genre (PNR) | New Release (2017)

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Guardians of the Realms Series: Ecstasy Claimed – Book 2 – FREE
The free promo is August 28th – September 1st.

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Books In the Guardians of the Realm Series:

  • Ecstasy Unbound
  • Ecstasy Claimed
  • Denying Ecstasy
  • Tempting Ecstasy
  • Piercing Ecstasy
  • Binding Ecstasy
  • Searing Ecstasy
  • Divine Ecstasy
  • Storm of Ecstasy
  • Eternal Ecstasy



Setta Jay is the author of the popular Guardians of the Realms Series. She’s garnered attention and rave reviews in the paranormal romance world for writing smart, slightly innocent heroines and intense alpha males. She loves creating stories that incorporate a strong plot with a heavy dose of heat.

An avid reader her entire life, her love of romance started at a far too early age with the bodice rippers she stole from her older sister. Along with reading, she loves animals, brunch dates, coffee that is really more French vanilla creamer, questionable reality television, English murder mysteries, and has dreams of traveling the world.

Born a California girl, she currently resides in Idaho with her incredibly supportive husband.

She loves to hear from readers so feel free to ask her questions on social media or send her an email and she will happily reply.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “ARC Review: Destined to Crave (Descended of Guardians #1) by Setta Jay {Tour}

  1. What a cool Idea for a new spin off. I’m so glad you like her, she’s new to me but I’m going to check her out! Thanks Angela
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    • I hope you enjoy!

  2. Awesome review Angela!!!!shared on my socials!!! P.s. should I read these in order?

    • Yes read in order is a must for the Guardians of the Realms series. Thank’s for sharing!

      • Thanks doll !!!

        • You are welcome!! ^_^

  3. I can’t wait to read this!!! Loved your review to. I agree that reading the first series should be done to know the parents and the people surrounding them.

    • It was fun to return to the Guardians. We got to see several of the original Guardians and several of the children. Ya, I think/feel that you will enjoy this spin-off more if you got to know the patrons and people around them first. ^_^ Thank’s Mary for stopping in.