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After facing her nightmares head on, Keira soon finds her troubles have only just begun, and if she thought mortals were dangerous, then being hunted by the world’s most powerful beings will spin her further into a web of supernatural destruction.

Keira can’t help seeing the handsome man before her. She can’t help the dreams that consume her, and neither can she stop him from wanting her. But the controlling man who follows her every move isn’t the man she’s dating but the man who's hunting her.

Now it’s down to the only man with enough power to keep her safe, and he doesn’t play well with others. Nor does he take kindly to people trying to take what belongs to him, and Keira belongs to only one man...Dominic Draven. Will the fight for their love be enough to survive the new world she is forced to live in? And, more importantly, can she survive being with the king of the Afterlife?

Stephanie Hudson has dreamed of being a writer ever since her obsession with reading books at an early age. What first became a quest to overcome the boundaries set against her in the form of dyslexia has turned into a life's dream. Afterlife is her first book in the series of seven, with the story of Keira and Draven becoming ever more complicated in a world that sets them miles apart.

©2012 Stephanie Hudson (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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Annoying female character

The main female character is annoying in her stubbornness. She's predictable and causes all the problems.

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Absolutely brilliant

This is the second book and it is read really well with the passion it requires. Thank you

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  • LC ADEA
  • 30-01-2016

18 hours too long and still 5 books to go.

I loved the premise of this book. I loved the romantic suspense, but it seemed there were a lot of parts of this book that served little to no purpose, in driving the story forward. There are 3 chapters dedicated to just proving a point about jealousy to the h. A lot of things could have been trimmed and made it more enjoyable of a pace story wise. Characters overall are fantastic, but I was getting more and more annoyed with the flip flop behavior of the h as the story went on. She would act firm and tough, demanding respect as the H's partner only to take his word on everything, fail to confront him on issues after long dialogues about how it bothered her, or would gloss over things that were built up overtime, like it wasn't that big of a deal, even when the actions of the H are shoved in her face she just accepts every compromising situation, as ok because he explained it and he pretty much gives her the impression that she takes it as it is because of who they are to each other. Also she has this moral compass that is admirable but when it comes to something that is crucial for her to share she hides it. It was 33 hours of indecisive self doubting, and lack of a backbone. If the story was trimmed her behavior would have been more tolerable, but there is only so long a person can listen to the same rhetoric, over and over. What makes it more frustrating as a reader is that it ends in a cliff, and even after 33 hours and similar length in book one, the story is dragged out for another 5 books after this, all equally as long winded. I love the story premise enough to want to know what happens but I disliked the long winded whining enough that I won't continue the series, it was so long I just stopped caring what happened. The length of time isn't exactly the issue by its self, And I love long stories if they move forward and pace well. This one did not.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-06-2016

HORRIBLE narrator, great story!!

Great book, TERRIBLE narrator!!! Her American accents are absolutely the worst I've ever heard!!! At $2-3 its tolerable, only so I can multi-task!! But at $26 or whatever it is, there is NO way it's worth that!!!!!

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  • Julie
  • 11-12-2019

Struggling with this...

There is lots of potential with this storyline...clearly because there are a lot more books in the series. But, my issue is similar to other reviewers. Keira is ridiculously immature. She’s 23 but acts like a 13 y/o when it comes to so many things. Did we really need multiple chapters where she whines about having her period? Her life is over, clearly. *rolls eyes I would rather have more actual character development and get into Lucius storyline rather than waste chapters on her childish whining over her period, her PITA cousin and other lame antics. She makes everything into needless drama. Not sure I’ll continue with this one. Other reviews say the next book is better. This one is going so slow.

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  • MaD
  • 29-11-2017

Still would have liked a deeper voice for Dominic

So....Book#2.....This one, I felt I had to trudge through a lot. While it may be setting up Keira for more things to come and more chances to show strength, right now...she seems very whiny. I mean, sure, she is still getting used to this supernatural world into which she was propelled. And yes, a human natural abilities versus a Demon or Angel or whatever other creature's, there is a big difference and deference needed. But there are times you want to just shake the girl!
However, this book does leave you with a cliffhanger that definitely leaves you begging for more. The read is worth it. As you get further in the series, part will come back to you and you'll see significance.

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  • Rachel
  • 02-02-2016

I'm totally hooked

I need more Draven and Kiera. I love the narrator as she brings all the characters to life.

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  • K
  • 27-01-2016

Awesome!!!!

Bring on book 3!!!!

New spin on the supernaturally weird. Well narrated and surprisingly not repetitive for such long books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-2020

Fantastic

I absolutely loved this book. There is such a charm to some of Kiera's stubborn behaviors. The descriptions of the godly men left me excited for their return. I still struggle on occasion knowing that I have to wait to know who is speaking since the men's voices are all the same. The introduction of Lucius was not disappointing.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-09-2020

Loved

I truly loved this series, and it was hard to put down! Absolutely recommend this series

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  • MJ
  • 01-09-2020

Keira is a coward!

I guess the only issue I had was how much of a coward Keira was! She let Hillary push and push and I wanted to punch something every single time she did nothing!. Other then that the story was great. I don't think I could listen to it again though.

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  • FMorgan
  • 24-07-2020

Annoying Heroine

I truly wanted to give this book more stars, but I just couldn't due to the seriously annoying female lead. I was annoyed to the point of wanting to stop in the middle of the story. Please dont let my opinion of her discourage you. Theres actually a good story here, I just truly wish the author would have made the lead more honest and way less annoying.

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  • Beccy
  • 11-06-2017

Stepping stone in series

I like a good series as i like to watch how people progress through their lives/events in more detail. I got a little bit lost at one point where there may have been too much detail which over complicated a situation, but overall a nice stepping stone book in a series.

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  • Mina R
  • 17-03-2017

Typical toxic relationship.

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who enjoy abuse stories

What character would you cut from The Two Kings?

Dominic Draven. He is so abusive but as with most stories like this, it's all okay because he's supposed to be super sexy so is totally forgiven.

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As much as I hate criticizing other authors, this story has me so angry. At a time when we should be encouraging women to strive for equality, we yet again are filling young minds with the idea that a manipulating, possessive, aggressive and sexually controlling man is what we all should want because he of course is insanely rich and obviously attractive. The fact that this has once again been written by a woman makes me even more furious! If it had been written by a man, we would all be up in arms about it! I only read the second book because the first one showed some promise of the main character standing up for herself but the second book finds her with even less of a spine.

I am sorry Stephanie Hudson, I don't mean to troll, but I can't help but feel your writing needs some serious work. If the book was a third of the size with a quarter of the repetitive sex scenes and overused wording breezed over by the narrator, then you might have something salvageable. And if you must insist on having Draven unable to control his abusive nature then at least have Kiera standing up for herself more often and not be so terrified of the man who is supposedly meant to love and care for her. You attempted this only when it suited the plot which is not a healthy way to write the story, it devalues the characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-01-2021

I can't get enough

very good narration and I'm just sold on seeing Draven and Kiera's journey through now. im invested in the characters now and that's the beauty of the way Stephanie writes, so if you don't get caught up on dissecting the story by thinking ' is the story being pushed forward enough' or 'its too descriptive' and just go with the flow and sit back and just listen you'll enjoy it far more. I know there are 12 books but I don't think that's going to be enough.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-2021

good story, too young autor

The first book was better. Autor repeats herself a lot, so it could have been 2-3 hours shorter. the sound quality was of several places. and still the feminist in me groans in agony several places. Periods are not that scary, grow up! but still i listened in almost one go and starting next later today. the story is adicting. Yeah and I hope a treesome showes up next book ;)

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  • jake
  • 18-06-2016

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What did you like most about The Two Kings?

That it carried on from where the last book ended, without getting lost.

What other book might you compare The Two Kings to, and why?

The Twilight Series

Which character – as performed by Rebecca Rainsford – was your favourite?

Cassie

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

don't want to put it off.

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  • maria Peate
  • 13-03-2016

Better

What made the experience of listening to The Two Kings the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed this book more than the first as there is a developing story line, detailing hierarchy and the introduction of new characters, however the sex is still a bit like Fifty shades of Grey with cheesy wording .

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  • robert
  • 10-03-2016

feeding the addiction!

Any additional comments?

i feel the exaltation of success when things go well or the bitter curse of betrayal or defeat when things don't go to plan as though they are happening to me or a close loved one, what am I going to do when these 3 books are done? I very much hope the next 3 books come in quick secession I need to feed the addiction, not so much crave the drave but walk in the shadow of my queen kiera!

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