Lost Sirens Series (Book 1 & 2) by Stephanie Hudson

Emoji Review by Rebecca Dixon

I just finished reading Book 1 ‘Ward’s Siren‘ & Book 2 โ€˜Edenโ€™s Enforcerโ€™ of Lost Siren Series by Stephanie Hudson and they were GREAT ๐Ÿคฉ! (FYI, Iโ€™m not affiliated with the author, not in the book biz, reading is just a HOBBY, and Iโ€™m just a regular reader that is super passionate ๐Ÿ’— about spreading the word on GREAT books!) There are NO spoilers! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

OK โœ…! So the VERY first ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปthing to mention isโ€ฆ if you LOVE โค๏ธ Afterlife, your gonna LOVE โค๏ธ these two books! And VERY next ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป thing to mention isโ€ฆ you DO NOT have to read ANY OTHER Stephanie Hudson book before this one if you donโ€™t want to (but Iโ€™ll definitely give more info about this here in a min ๐Ÿ˜!). Annnnndโ€ฆ with that, the LAST โœ‹๐Ÿป crucial piece of info you should know isโ€ฆ these are relatively short books (compared to her other books ๐Ÿ˜‰) AND the story of each couple wraps up in TWO books! So there will be 22 books total, with two books focusing on a different romantic couple ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป!

Alright, now that super important info is taken care of ๐Ÿ˜†โ€ฆ I really enjoyed these two books ๐Ÿฅณ! Most people know that Afterlife Saga is LITERALLY my favorite series of ALL TIME ๐Ÿ•ฐ because Iโ€™m such a HUGE fan of the DRAMA ๐ŸŽญ & the Alphaholes ๐Ÿฅต that Stephanie Hudson EXCELS at! So because of this, these two books were SUPER NOSTALGIC for me and it was really FREAKINโ€™ COOL ๐Ÿ˜Ž to walk into Afterlife again & run into some oldies-but-goodies ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป! But GOOD NEWS ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป, the author wrote this in such a way that you really donโ€™t have to read Afterlife first! But again, Iโ€™ll break that down here in two shakes ๐Ÿค of a tail feather ๐Ÿชถ๐Ÿ˜†!

The story starts off with an independent 20 something year old data analyst (who is literally living in her car & has lost everything after being taken advantage of by someone she trusted!,) being BROKEN DOWN on the side of the road โ€ฆ and wouldn’t you know who pulls up in his SEโŒY A$S car with his SEโŒY A$S self ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ! Talk about a DAMSEL in DISTRESS, y’all! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ So yep! Our girl is on her way to AFTERLIFE to get some help against some human mobster types from DOMINIC DRAVEN ๐Ÿ˜ˆ himselfโ€ฆ to only run into one of his HOT ๐Ÿฅต ENFORCERS first!

So the really cool thing is this book kicks into gear pretty dang quickly ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! This is not one of the longer books by Steph with all of the descriptive world ๐ŸŒŽ building thrown into play (although there is definitely world building in this bookโ€ฆ and in some ways, more is explained about the Afterlife universe too ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป!) And this leads me to explain why you may or may not want to read this before Afterlife!

The plotline in this book takes place at the SAME TIME as Afterlife Book 1 ๐Ÿคฏ! It literally is just when the Afterlife FMC arrives in the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ and things are JUST starting to get cookinโ€™ ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ with her & her man ๐Ÿฅต! So really no spoilers happen in these two books ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! All of Stephanie Hudson books are โ€˜Fated Mates ๐Ÿ’˜โ€™ tropesโ€ฆ so itโ€™s not like you donโ€™t know that the FMC is going to end up with the MMC ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‚! So not much of a spoiler there, folks! In โ€˜Wardโ€™s Siren,โ€™ the mystery ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ of Afterlife & Dominic Draven is explained relatively swiftly. Whereas in the book โ€˜Afterlife,โ€™ itโ€™s a BIG mystery ๐Ÿ”Ž as we learn about the world at the same time as the FMC in Afterlife does ๐Ÿค—! Things likeโ€ฆ whatโ€™s the deal with this nightclub ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿชฉ ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿท called Afterlife? ๐Ÿง Whatโ€™s the deal with the owners of said club?? ๐Ÿง๐Ÿง Whatโ€™s up with all of this weird a$s sh!t the FMC is seeing & experiencing??? ๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง

So โ€˜Afterlifeโ€™ is like a slow entry into the world with tidbits being unfolded one DELECTABLE morsel ๐Ÿซ at a time! And โ€˜Wardโ€™s Sirenโ€™ is likeโ€ฆ โ€œYO! This is the straight up deal-ee-oh! ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿปโ€ But the thing is! Some readers LOVE ๐Ÿ˜ one approach and some LOVE ๐Ÿ˜ the other (for example, I prefer MYSTERY ๐Ÿ”Ž, whereas one of my book besties just NEEDS TO KNOW RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND WHAT IS UPโ€ฆ *cough *cough, you know who you are girl ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ!) So the good newsโ€ฆ the GREAT news in factโ€ฆ is you canโ€™t go wrong with either approach! They are both FANTASTIC in their own way! So read whichever you want to first ๐Ÿฅณ!!!

โ€˜Wardโ€™s Sirenโ€™ & โ€˜Edenโ€™s Enforcerโ€™ are really a GREAT ๐Ÿคฉ way to sample what Stephanie Hudson books are allllllllll about with ONLY a very small ๐Ÿค๐Ÿป investment of time needed (if you have never read one before, that is!) These two books have the DOMINANT ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป , PROTECTIVE โš”๏ธ, HOT ๐Ÿฅต ALPHAHOLE ๐Ÿ˜  MMC, the damsel-in-distress but BRAVE ๐Ÿ›ก FMC, the Dom/Sub STEAM ๐ŸŒถ, the supernatural ๐Ÿ‘น ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ flare, and the cinematic ๐Ÿ“บ DRAMA ๐ŸŽญ (seriously, any of her books could be made into TV series ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป!) I really think this author is just getting better & BETTER ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป with every book that she writes ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! In particular, writing-style-wise, I really loved ๐Ÿ’œ how quickly this story kicked into gear, how short the chapters are, and the melodrama of the conclusion of each chapter! And although I love her long, detailed & complicated series in this universe (LAWDY we all know that I do by now ๐Ÿ˜…)โ€ฆ this series is like a COOL ๐ŸŒฌ glass of water ๐Ÿ’ฆ on a HOT summer โ˜€๏ธ day! Just a nice REFRESHING change of pace & oh so DELICIOUS ๐Ÿ˜‹!

So if you like HOT ๐Ÿฅต ALPHAHOLES that are DOMINANT ๐Ÿชข inside & outside the bedroom ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜, FMCโ€™s that need saving, but also like to do the saving sometimes ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป, STEAM ๐Ÿ”ฅ with a smidge of BDSM, and I mustnโ€™t forge the โ€œI will BURN the world down for you ๐Ÿ˜ก!!!โ€ kinda DRAMA ๐ŸŽญ โ€ฆ give this a shot ๐ŸŽฏ ! Itโ€™s FREE on KU and you never know, it may just SING ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ to you!

Here’s some key elements for those who like a more streamlined review!
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Paranormal Romance (takes place in our modern world, aka, same world as Afterlife!)
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ F/M
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Same couple every two books in the series
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Fated Mate ๐Ÿ’˜ trope
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Angels ๐Ÿ˜‡, Demons ๐Ÿ‘น, Vampires ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ, and Sirens ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ!
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Modern writing style โœ๏ธ
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Two POVs in the 1st person: FMC and MMC
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Slight BDSM โ›“ and VERY DOMINANT Male (this guy is similar to Dominic Draven y’all, but MORE demanding I’d say! ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต)
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Starts off with an independent 20 something year old data analyst who is literally living in her car & has lost everything after being taken advantage of by someone she trusted! She’s broken down on the side of the road โ€ฆ and wouldn’t you know who pulls up in his SEโŒY A$S car with his SEโŒY A$S self ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ! Talk about a DAMSEL in DISTRESS, y’all! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ EXTREMELY NOSTALGIC to Afterlife (if you LOVED Afterlife โ€ฆ YOU WILL LOVE THIS! But you DO NOT have to read Afterlife first!)
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Takes place at the same time as Afterlife Book 1 (Kiera literally just came over โœˆ๏ธ from England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ to live with her sister while this book’s plotline is going on!)
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ We get to meet up with some oldies-but-goodies from Afterlife ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป! (Ya’ll, I sort of flipped my lid when we got to go back to the club ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป!)
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ THERE IS STEAM ๐Ÿ”ฅ! It’s pretty hotโ€ฆ controlling, dominant, tensionโ€ฆ about 20-30% of Book 1 focuses on their relationship & some spice!
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ One of the themes from Afterlife comes into play and I AM HEAR FOR IT! THIS has the DRAMA ๐ŸŽญ that Stephanie Hudson is FAMOUS for!
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Romantic HEA by the end of Book 2
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Wardโ€™s Siren is #16 on Amazon’s bestsellers list for Paranormal Demons & Devilโ€™s Romance has 800+ ratings with close to 5 Stars (at time I wrote this!)
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Edenโ€™s Enforcer is #10 on Amazon’s bestsellers list for Paranormal Angel Romance has 400+ ratings with close to 5 Stars (at time I wrote this!)
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ FREE ON KU!
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Author’s FB Group: Author Stephanie Hudson Official Fan Group
๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ Fans of Dominant Alphaholes, strong ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป underdog FMC, and great DRAMA with PROTECTIVE HOT guysโ€ฆ. will love this!

Ward’s Siren
Eden’s Enforcer