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Jude Kash’s life was filled with abused animals and too little sleep. His work at the We Are One Foundation brought him his new devil-dog Teddy Bear and his new obsession: an abused liger named Sampson.Sampson suffered from poor living conditions and threats with a gun. Jude, or Kash to his friends, witnessed it first hand when he snuck onto Whitman’s, Sampson’s owner’s, pJude Kash’s life was filled with abused animals and too little sleep. His work at the We Are One Foundation brought him his new devil-dog Teddy Bear and his new obsession: an abused liger named Sampson.Sampson suffered from poor living conditions and threats with a gun. Jude, or Kash to his friends, witnessed it first hand when he snuck onto Whitman’s, Sampson’s owner’s, property. When Kash and others from the We Are One Foundation finally make a plan to rescue poor Sampson things go terribly wrong.When Kash finally regains consciousness he awoke to a very handsome and naked man taking care of him. Kash felt a connection with the man he couldn’t explain. The man introduced himself as Maj and explained everything except for one small detail of his life: he was Sampson, a liger shifter.Kash took the news considerably well except for one problem,,, that detail wasn’t so small, in fact, it could cost Kash his life....

Title : Freeing Pain: Annex (Freeing, #1)
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ISBN : 9780996701587
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Number of Pages : 66 Pages
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Freeing Pain: Annex (Freeing, #1) Reviews

  • Reflection
    2019-04-01 03:43

    I came with high hopes, but I am leaving frustrated and none the wiser. I was unimpressed by the jumbled ideas tenuosly linked together by irritating narrator Jude Kash. I am not sure if his narration was aiming for cute but I found it inane with constant asides like:'...I knew I sounded like a slightly panicked lunatic, but in all fairness, I was a slightly panicked lunatic...'The rest of the cast of characters and particularly Jude's love interest appeared to randomly move in and out of the story with no reasonable explanation of what they were doing or where they had been.I found the story disjointed, almost like a splatter gun approach to lots of great fantasy ideas but none of them developed to a level that could provide satisfaction. I was also largely left scratching my head about character motivation.This could have been a great story the blurb had all the right ingredients, but the end result didn't work for me at all. I received a copy of this book from the author via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review

  • Lori
    2019-04-06 04:17

    I really wanted to like this book - but it just did not work for me. I loved the blurb, but the execution was just meh, I guess that's why it's taken me so long to write the review; I hate writing negative reviews. In fact, I'm not really going to. Y'all know that reading is a personal thing blah, blah, blah? Well it is. I'm sure there are readers who will really enjoy this story, but I read it as wildly fantastical with insta-everything and that does not float my boat. Not even a little bit. I liked the potential but not the execution. The plot was thin and overly dramatic for my taste, I didn't connect with the characters, and I eye rolled my way through the read.So the long and the short of it is; I didn't like it. Doesn't mean you won't, though. A copy of this book was given on exchange for an honest review.Review previously at BMBR.

  • Dee Aditya
    2019-04-01 03:41

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewSo.This started out great, there was a quirky narrator and a cute dog and a liger rescue. And other interesting things.And then... not so much.Till around page 30 or so, things were good, even if they seemed to jump all over the place. Beyond that, things got crazy... and it wasn't a particularly good kind of crazy either.The second half seemed disjointed and a lot of things happened that I don't really know what happened. Maybe it was a setup for the future books, but I got really lost with how it seemed to catapult from one thing to another without any explanation. Or maybe if there was an explanation, I wasn't able to grasp it properly. I don't even know man.

  • Giselle
    2019-04-17 07:40

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This book was a bit disjointed and confusing in spots but I liked it anyway. Jude works at a shelter for abused animals and adopts a "devil-dog" who is nice only to him. He hears about a liger that is being abused and is determined to rescue the animal. He learns that the owner of the liger is a nasty man who does not allow anyone onto his property. He manages to sneak onto the property in order to check on the animals living conditions and is appalled with what he finds. He is caught by the horrible owner but is saved by the liger and he feels that there is a connection between himself and the liger. Things go bad and he is knocj=ked unconscious. When he wakes up it's to a handsome, naked man! He finds out that the Liger is actually a shapeshifter named Maj. He also finds out that he is his mate. A few more twists and turns make this an interesting story that I wouldn't mind reading more of. Looking forward to the next book.

  • Serena Yates
    2019-03-30 01:23

    After reading the original story (a short short version of only about five pages) and liking it, I was excited to see that the author has now written a longer tale. At the heart of it is Jude, an animal rights activist who sets out to free a mistreated liger. What he finds once the cat is free is – something totally unexpected for him. That twist was as good as the first time, but there is more! The additional details on Jude, an extra second twist, and the extra dimension added depth to the characters and the world, and made me a very happy reader.Jude is a good guy who tries to help those who can’t help themselves. Whether it an abused dog he ends up naming Teddy Bear, Teddy for short, or an abused liger, Jude fights for their freedom as if it were his own. His past isn’t exactly blessed with a loving family – his father emotionally abused him for years before kicking him out of the house at age fourteen. So I can see where Jude’s motivation comes from. The fact that he is willing to put himself in danger for others’ sake speaks volumes about who he is. Sampson, the liger he wants to set free, is being kept in horrible conditions, and Jude strides out with his organizations okay, but not their active help.Things don’t quite go as he hoped they would when Sampson's owner makes an appearance. Luckily, Jude has help from the threatened beast himself. The surprise that follows would be most people's undoing, but Jude deals with it amazingly well. As the story continues beyond its original end, the mystery deepens, a stranger appears, and more revelations follow. Jude is in for the adventure of a lifetime!If you like stories about men who fight for what they believe in, if you're looking for a world with more than a few surprises, and if you’re looking for a read with a definite paranormal edge, then you will probably enjoy this novella.NOTE: This book was provided by the author for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  • A.O.
    2019-03-31 03:30

    I RECEIVED A FREE COPY FROM THE AUTHOR VIA INDIGO MARKETING, IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEWInteresting premise but the execution felt short. Transition and pacing were somewhat choppy, also, some words were repeated over and over as though the author didn’t trust readers to get it right the first few times. Kash curses, while amusing were not so fluid as he was portrayed as a saint up until that point making it feel somewhat out of character. If the author was looking to show a different facet of Kash with, that then congrats!I followed the book throughout the first half despite the pacing but from the second plot point (when Kash wakes up in Maj's mansion) thing got too complicated and moved too fast, for the light and somewhat slow pacing the author had built up.I would have commented on how Kash always knew how Maj felt even when he was a Liger but the author explained that with the Empath thing so at least the loose ends there were tied. I do wish the empath concepts was foreshadowed in the first half of the book, and in a way it was showed during his rescue of Teddy, still I got a whiplash when it came up during the second plot point, as I wasn’t prepared for that and it didn’t feel real.In terms of character development, I can see that the author gave Kash and Maj a character arc which is a plus.The story was nice and overall I’ll give it three stars, it would have been four if the last half of the book that introduced Kash powers, real father etc. weren't so rushed.Read Full Review at:

  • Debbie
    2019-04-05 01:24

    Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book.When the foundation that Jude works for finds out a a liger, and lion/tiger hybrid, being kept in horrendous conditions, Jude knows he has to rescue Sampson. But the rescue goes badly wrong, and Jude finds himself shot. He wakes up in the arms of Maj. Jude's knowledge of who Maj is, or rather WHAT he is, could very well get him killed.I don't much care for single person POV, much less so if they are in the first person, so this book was on a slight downer before it got going. And I wanted to like, I really did!It was, single person POV aside, going quite well. I couldn't see where it was going, or what was gonna happen and that is a GOOD thing. Right up until the last chapter, and I lost the plot! Quite literally, I might add! It almost went off into a second plot line, very different from the original one. One that had not been mentioned or even HINTED at along the way. Or maybe there were hints, and I just missed them. Either way, that last chapter totally threw me off and spoilt it for me.Does this lead into another book, or series? That last LINE leads me to think so. I would like to read it though, because even though I got thrown here, mu interest is piqued. And that's the only reason it gets the 3 star rating and not 2. Because I'm left wondering, and when I'm left wondering, that's a good thing!3 stars**same worded review will appear on Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, and Amazon.com**

  • Cheryl
    2019-04-19 07:25

    ARC received from author via Indigo Marketing And Design in exchange for an honest review.I have no idea what the hell just happened. What an incredibly weird story, which gave me many *shakes head in disbelief* moments. Jude works for an animal rescue organisation and when he hears of a lion/tiger cross that is being kept in poor conditions, he wants to find a way to free it. When he sneaks onto the premises where the ‘liger’, named Samson, is kept, he feels a deep emotional connection to the animal and knows he must somehow help him. Considering the shifter is a very wealthy man and has loyal staff working for him, I don’t understand why no-one had come to his rescue the whole time he was captured. Despite the initial connection between Samson (aka Maj) and Jude, when in human form, there was zero chemistry which was made more apparent by the sex scenes which were skimmed over in a couple of sentences and never involved any hint of emotion. I didn’t believe there was an attraction between them. Suddenly, we find that Jude is being whisked away to somewhere safe by the butler because Maj’s brother Raj (!!!) is out for revenge. Next thing I know we’re talking about all powerful fairies and the dead coming back to life. It all got a bit silly for my liking. It could’ve been good but it was too choppy and would have had to be extended considerably for the huge holes in the plot to be filled in.

  • Beth
    2019-03-23 06:26

    I was given this book for free, for an unbiased review.This book started out with a great story line. A group of people working together to rescue abused and neglected animals. The MC, Jude Kash is shown to be compassionate and dedicated to the organization he works for that recuses animals. While checking out a report about a mistreated liger he is met by the owner of the animal and mistreated himself. An elaborate rescue is planned, with coworkers accompanying him. Everything is going as planned until the cruel owner appears and shoots Kash.Up is point the story is good and makes sense. Unfortunately when you next see Kash he is in Maj bed. Nothing is ever said about the coworkers that were with him to rescue the liger. Kash has no regrets about not even letting his coworkers know he is alive. From there it is down hill and the story line seems to start a new story. Then at the end everything is mixed up yet again.As I said the beginning of the story was good and I was looking forward to how everything played out. By the end of the book I truly was somewhat confused and disappointed.

  • Avid Reader
    2019-04-08 06:25

    Freeing Pain: Annex by Lor Rose3.5 starsM/M shifterI was given this book for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.Maj and Jude are a strange couple. I didn't really ever connect with this story until the very end. It had intrigue, but it was just kind of a disconnected story for me.First, you have Jude who is an animal lover. He does everything in his power to save a liger who is being abused. You learn all about Jude's previous life - his abusive father and somewhat less than ideal childhood. However, he has surrounded himself with his own hand picked family and after meeting Maj, the Liger and his mate, he's just OK with leaving everything and everyone behind. That seemed a little strange to me. Then you have Maj. He is a gentle man/creature but I felt that he was in and out of the story so frequently that I never was able to really pin down his character. Overall, this was an interesting story. It does include love, faith and the desire to fight for what you believe in. While I didn't love the story, it was well written and I would imagine a lot of readers would love it.

  • Natosha Wilson
    2019-03-31 00:36

    This book really through me for a loop. I enjoyed it because it was different from all the other paranormal books that I have read.There was definitely questions that was left unanswered about certain parts of the book and things that I felt could have been explained more but overall it was a decent book.There are definitely a lot of twist to this book that I did not see coming. I guess I would classify this as paranormal mystery.It started out to be a pretty normal book as far as I would say but I guess about half way through it it changed to more of a fairy tale.I enjoyed the main characters but at the same time they were kind of confusing. I am hoping this is a series that continues to make more sense as the books come out.I will definitely read the next book in the series because as I said I was left with a lot of questions were this book was concerned. I am not going to elaborate because if I do it will end up being a major spoiler for the book.I look forward to the next book especially since I am hoping some of my questions will answered.Was given this book for free from inked rainbow reads for an honest review

  • Susan
    2019-04-14 02:19

    I received a copy of Freeing Pain: Annex from Lor Rose via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to review this book because I am animal lover, especially cats, so I was intrigued by one MC, Jude, working for an animal rescue organization and Mal, the other MC, being a feline shifter. Jude feels compelled to save Mal in liger form from an abusive owner. The rescue goes wrong, but Jude and Mal do escape. The world Jude finds himself now a part of is unlike anything he could have envisioned, full of shifters and other paranormal creatures. There is a major plot twist that opens up the story to numerous future possibilities, which is good, since this is Book One of a series. The author does a good job of worldbuilding and creating interesting characters, including a little terror of a dog that Jude adopts after rescuing him from animal testing. I had to read the story in one sitting and was sorry it was not longer. I would love to read the rest of the series if it lives up to the promise of the first book