BrandedBranded by Katie  Hampstead

Genre: New Adult Romance/ Suspense

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net Gallery

  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (July 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1619358689
  • ISBN-13: 978-1619358683

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Terrorists have invaded Sydney, and Allison King barely escapes her brother’s wedding reception alive. She and her siblings flee, but their parents are killed by firing squad. Now Ali’s on the run and terrified. While searching for other survivors, she is captured by the General who leads the invasion. He’s smitten by Ali, and when she refuses to submit to his whims, he brands her for death. In a wild act of defiance, she snatches the branding rod and sears the mark onto his face. Marking not only him but also sealing her fate. Ali manages to escape and flees into the bush once more where she finds a group in hiding. Even with the scars left by the General, Ali learns to love and falls in love with the young man who found her-Damien Rogers. But the General is hunting her. When he discovers their location, and finds her with another man-Damien-his wrath is kindled and his obsession is inflamed. Ali must put herself on the line or the General could kill her family, those who help her, and most significantly, the man she loves.


A suspenseful, powerful romance set against the backdrop of Sydney, Australia during a terrorist attack. Adventurous, compelling, exciting with very dangerous situations and consequences.
Fast paced, addictive, and powerful. What if?? Terrorist attacked, and either killed out right or branded Christians with a crucifix, marking them for death. What would you do? Ally fought back, bravely, courageous and honorably.
Written in first person, which I normally do not enjoy, but this story will capture the reader’s attention from the beginning to the last page. Well written, unique, with engaging, endearing and courageous characters. The storyline was intriguing and interesting. An enjoyable and satisfying read. Fans of Suspense, with a bit of romance, love of country, faith, redemption, with a powerful message, should enjoy “Branded”. A great read!

*Received for an honest review of the publisher via Net Gallery*

Rating: 4
Heat rating: mild ( due to violent situations)
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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