samedi 18 avril 2015

Pirate’s Alley (Sentinels of New Orleans 4) by Suzanne Johnson

Hello to all,

                       If there is one author i don't want to miss any release because i'm never disappointed  that's Suzanne Johnson.  If you follow this blog since the beginning you saw  how my love for her writing only grew with each new titles as i kept being surprised...

After a long, really too long, wait due to publishers, book 4 in the Sentinels of New Orleans will be released next week and since i was lucky to get an early copy i can already share my opinion if this book with you. Despites all that's happening here, i did want to share my review with you before the release so that you could still pre order it as it's important for authors. So if you are interested in this series, if you want to read it after reading what i have to tell about it don't hesitate and buy it before tuesday!

If you haven't started the series yet, you really missing something but thankfully Suzanne is hosting a giveaway to win one of the first 3 books so please go tell her a big thank you while you participate and good luck!

Happy Reading!!!
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication: 2015
ISBN:  0765376970
Genre: urban fantasy,suspense
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none ( allusion)
Public: 16+
Source: arc

Short description from goodreads :

 Wizard sentinel DJ Jaco thought she had gotten used to the chaos of her life in post-Katrina New Orleans, but a new threat is looming, one that will test every relationship she holds dear.

Caught in the middle of a rising struggle between the major powers in the supernatural world—the Wizards, Elves, Vampires and the Fae—DJ finds her loyalties torn and her mettle tested in matters both professional and personal.

Her relationship with enforcer Alex Warin is shaky, her non-husband, Quince Randolph, is growing more powerful, and her best friend, Eugenie, has a bombshell that could blow everything to Elfheim and back. And that's before the French pirate, Jean Lafitte, newly revived from his latest "death," returns to New Orleans with vengeance on his mind. DJ's assignment? Keep the sexy leader of the historical undead out of trouble. Good luck with that.

Duty clashes with love, loyalty with deception, and friendship with responsibility as DJ navigates passion and politics in the murky waters of a New Orleans caught in the grips of a brutal winter that might have nothing to do with Mother Nature.


War could be brewing, and DJ will be forced to take a stand. But choosing sides won't be that easy.



My opinion:
          Oh my I can’t tell you how much I loved this book; really the wait has been more than worth it. Suzanne Johnson manages to surprise us each time and in several ways while making us more than a simple reader caught in a fascinating story.

I’m still in hyper mode after my reading but I will try to explain why I’m so enthusiastic about this new instalment.
This story starts just a few weeks after the events in “Elysian Fields”… so while it could be still possible to jump into the universes starting with this book… I would not recommend it. With book 2 or even 3 it would not have mattered as much I think.  Yes the author gives us small reminders of what happened but to really catch all the subtle threats and implications it would be really better to start at the beginning so if you have the opportunity to do so I can only recommend you to start with book 1 and see the magic at work.

So like I said this is set a few weeks after DJ got injured and bonded to Rand….she is trying to adjust and all things considered she is doing quite well with all what happened. However peace never last long in New Orleans and soon our Sentinel has to face new challenge. The supernatural creatures being fed up with the power the wizards keep for themselves decided to call for a council of their own……and of course when it comes to power those hungry for it won’t give up easily.

First there are the matter of what happened (trying for no spoiler here^^) and justice must be given…yes safe that the definition if justice can differ. Jean Lafitte for example put trust and loyalty in high regards…so if you stab him in the back… vengeance won’t be he can forget….our Jean is not really forgiving and he has the time on his side.
Knowing that DJ’s Boss orders her to shadow him and prevent any incident from happening.
That’s only the beginning and one of the few things we could sure know Jean.

However more forces are at work and new elements over the past plot start appearing and the divers sections ( fae, vampires, shifters, historical undead, wizards, shifters etc) each react in their own way…. This can only lead to one thing: war if nothing is done to prevent it.

Dj has many friends or allies that are not wizard and she is one of the few capable to think more globally which can’t be said for her boyfriend Alex… as a enforcer he is a strict follower of the rules all is either black or white…all what DJ isn’t and that causes some tensions. I got quite angry with Alex at several moments but mostly he stays the same as he always was so far.
DJ has greatly matured…and more important she is starting to really see what she wants…now that she is forced to make some really important choice she is staying true to herself and I absolutely loved that.

Suzanne manages via the alliances, treacheries etc to give us a deeper insight of characters we have come to love or hate and really it it was done in a master’s way making us take side along with Dj ( perhaps not always the same as her either). We learn about past enemies and discover new ones.. the villains getting harder to identify sometimes and at other simply such that we want them to find their demise soon and in a very painful way ( hear me Rand…I did not like you and it’s getting worse). Also as we get a better understanding of the characters and their motivation we can see how it was never a real love triangle( I don’t see how some saw a quadrangle even^^;;), the romance get a little step back in profit of the action but Dj gets some clarity too making the romance one we want to see more of while at the same time we don’t really need it ( too caught into the story to mind).

I loved to discover the faes and while I’m not sure where I stand for some of them yet this made the book even more passionate, some characters are only cited for now but we find ourselves already wanting for more. The suspense is perfectly distilled and the action constant so I could not stop reading until the last page.

 Really this book was a fantastic read and I can’t wait for book 5 ( please no more than a year this time!) really it was fabulous and the ending while I won’t classify it as a cliffhanger really make us which for more soon.
If you love urban fantasy this is really a series you must read.

Score:  5/5

Disclaimer: Source: a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review



 If you want this book you can buy it on  amazon or on  Bookdepository 


You can find more informations on the series and Suzanne on her Blog
and you have the opportunity to participate in her contest to win book 1 ( or 2 or 3)in her monthly giveaway in april so don't hesitate to give it a try!

mercredi 15 avril 2015

Embrace the Highland Warrior (Connor Clan 2 ) by Anita Clenney

Hello to all,

                  It's a little late in the day to post a review and i had planned to post it yesterday in fact but my mother has been hospitalized in emergency this weekend and not for something to be taken lightly as you can imagine she has become my priority somy reading time has been inexistant since then but thankfully i had finished this one first and just had to put the last touch at teh review. i do hope to read again soon as she is getting better because i did join a reading challenge this month afterall but i can't make any promise all will depent on how she is doing and when she is back home. I'm sure you all understand.

Anyway to make you wait here is my opinion on Embrace the Highland Warrior from Anita Clenney and if you love it the next book just released so no need to wait for book 3 ( there are also some novellas available if you love to read them in order too but only in digital i fear)

Happy Reading
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication: 2011
ISBN:  1402251262
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: strong

Language: mild
sex: mild+
Public: 18+
Source: bought
 

Short description from goodreads :

 They were driven apart by a timeless secret…

Cody MacBain let the woman of his destiny slip away. A member of an ancient clan of Scottish warriors, he grew up beside Shay Logan as her secret protector, but his heart compelled him to become more. Until Shay’s true identity was revealed, and the fated pair’s chance was gone…

But danger will drive them back into each other’s arms…

Shay fell for the boy next door, suspecting nothing of the ancient secrets he guarded. After a stinging betrayal, she’s determined to banish the memories of her first love forever. But the past can’t let go, and the boy she once loved has returned to her a warrior determined to protect her from the unspeakable evil fate has planned…


But with all the Underworld after Shay, Cody will have to call in the entire Connor Clan to keep her safe.


My opinion:
          I love this universe; it has been a long time since I’ve read book 1 but I did fall back into it without problem.  I enjoy how the author links new characters to those we have come to love in precedent book so that we are not at all and even better there is enough information recounting that even if we haven’t read the first book to start we would understand this one perfectly.
 I loved to see the similarity between Cody and Faelan as both are really alpha male with an overprotecting instinct. It was also great to see how Faelan was adapting.

Now to focus on the main couple Cody and Shay, both were cute together and both had a misunderstanding in the past that hurt them more than each one imagined. So trust is a little problem at first when Shay discover that even more secrets have been kept from her but she is also guilty of some and that was the reason I got angry with her. Cody did his best to protect her and she jump to conclusion and try to drive him away ( then get jealous). Still, it was cute to see how deeply in love they both were.

Nina and Mathilda were both great secondary character and I do hope we will see more of them as a couple of women who make big warriors wants to hide is something I can’t get enough of.
I liked Jamie a lot less and I’m a little angry at how he bends the rules and even got against them when he knew Cody feelings….it seems he will be the next one so I do hope I will like him more than I do now.

The plot was well done it’s just the way the story is told that sometimes irks me and I felt lost…. The author sometimes move space and time without a real introduction so we are cut at big revelation for example, we don’t see the reactions of the characters like we would have hoped, and next paragraph we are in another country in another situation not linked to the last one… yes they were supposed to leave but still for me it gave me the sensation that something was missing. That’s the only downside I have with Anita Clenney ‘s writing style because I do love her stories anyway. There is humour, passion and a lot of action interlaced together to keep you on edge and smiling at several passage while biting your nails at others.

 In this book also a lot of other mysteries are announced, or brushed to add some tension like for example: what is Shay? What about her father? What emeralds but also what about Cam, Who is the prisoner and those are only a few among several. I would love to discover more about Ronan for example; yes I want the answers to the others mysteries but Ronan, Cam and the rest has me really intrigued now.

 It’s definitively a series I would recommend if you love paranormal historical romance. One, i do hope I will be able to follow up in its entirety .



Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


Challenges:

mardi 7 avril 2015

Archangel’s Consort ( Guild Hunter 3) by Nalini Singh

Hello to all!

                         After a good Easter weekend under the sun, i 'm feeling quite invigorated  and since it seems we will get a few more days sunny with better temperature too spring is finally here and it was time.
What do i plan for my April reading goals? Mostly i will focus on reading as many paperback as i can since i've entered the reading Challenge hosted by Lavender ...so i will try to read some and left them to be reviewed later ( if i can) also i would like to read some of those i received for my birthday..which titles first i don't know i will see what i will feel like reading at the time . For now i started with a gift from last year and a series i've become really addicted to^^.

so Happy Reading!
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Publication: 2011
ISBN:  0425240134
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal, romance
Violence: strong
Language: mild
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: gifted

Short description from goodreads :

 Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil…

A vampire has attacked a girls’ school—the assault one of sheer, vicious madness—and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders. The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear.


An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed…

My opinion:
        Elena’s story keeps surprising me as Nalini Singh really has created a captivating universe and has a way with words that entice you.
After reading some of the novellas I was happy to get back on Elena and Raphael and see how they were doing,  I love how the novellas helped me to have a deeper  insight on the book without being an obligatory reads either, however Archangel’s consort is the third book in the guild hunter series and to enjoy it I do recommend you to read the series in order. In this one we get a lot of memories of what happened before and some background info I do think I would have been a little lost if I had jumped in the series just now.


Elena is adjusting to her wings and even more to her place at Raphael’s sides and she is ready to fight for that. It’s something i love about her: her tenacity and the fact she doesn’t back down (even if it would mean she would be less bruised). She is keeping up with Raphael really well considering the circumstances all while trying to stay herself and true to her friends. Raphael is also learning but slower… he does recognise Elena’s need for freedom and he do try to indulge her but as a arrogant archangel it’s not so easily done^^ Still I love how he is and it’s part of what make me smile when they banter together.

This time I really appreciated how the author kept giving us news about characters from precedents stories, it helped me to fall back right in track while I had to wait a little bit before reading this book.  The whole series is built around a red line we still don’t really grasp and all events are linked together in way we don’t see immediately which leaves us for more surprises and;  it’s something I love because while we don’t have all the answers for the main story each book offer you some closure.

This time events are happening around the world, vampires loosing it to bloodlust, angels behaviour becoming erratic and lot of natural disasters… all put together  can mean only one thing: an Ancient is awakening and it could be Raphael’s mother Calliane. However it’s not necessarily happy news as before she went to sleep she was so mad she nearly killed him….but part of Raphael wants to hope even if he does not recognise it.
Elena’s presence is really an asset for him because her sheer determination is something that can change the situation.

However while the story focus on the events and Raphael history with Calliane, we also discover more about Elena’s past and family… I don’t want to reveal anything to those who are not that far in the series but let me tell you it sounds really REALLY promising!

I’m really considering jumping immediately on book 4 without any delays but I will perhaps check first if I don’t have novellas that should be read before which it’s not easy as Nalini Singh does have a way to get you addicted to her characters^^
Wonderful new instalment to the series!



Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review

Challenges:




mardi 31 mars 2015

Treasures and Finds+ March Recap

 Hello to all!

          In a few hours March will be behind us and with it my birthday month  and all the joys it brough me this time... because yes i did get a real birthday for once, with several gifs, and cards and messages and i'm still over the moon thanks to that so a big THANK YOU to each one of you who did something  even the little comment participate in making this the best birthday i had so far...  And Because those who care know me well i receive all i could have dreamed of....which means that is the biggest haul i ever had (in a sense i even feel bad to share it since it can seem indecent as i have been really spoiled this time) . So really thank you to all! 

So time to share, make some dreams and remember that you don't necessarily need to look far to find what you looking for.


Reviews
First two new to me authors/series :
then  a series  i'm already fond of:


A good month, perhaps even the best so far.

Challenges:
goodreads : 14/50
The official 2015 TBR pile Challenge : 6/12
2015 TBR reading Pile Challenge: 12/10
New to you Reading Challenge 2015: 7/6

I will perhaps move up the level already for the two i reached the first level but i'm still unsure .

I also joined a reading Challenge that will takes place in April as it's simply reading as many paperbacks as we can, i will be able to try to read at least 6 (so some will be reviewed later as i read faster than i review) and i will be able to use it to advance in the year long challenge i've joined already.
If you are interested to participate too you can enter Here it's hosted by Lavender

TREASURES and FINDS

For REVIEW
none

WON

From Suzanne at Preternatura  




and now the big list of birthday books * hugs* to all
 GIFTED
from Carien ( thanks, THANKS!)

from Amber

from Nikki

and finally my dear Birgit who really REALLY spoiled more than i could have imagined even in my wildest dreams.



and not related to my birthday but gifted as well, Thank you

BOUGHT
none, i was stuck inside after all.

So on bookish side, i really could not have dreamed of such pleasures and treasures.. really fantastic thank you to all and now i will have to read fast to compensate such a rush in the TBR pile;)

On the crafting side, i haven't send anything handmade and i only worked on project via words or drawings so far

 I did also receive some swag i won for Christmas at Milly Taiden 's blog so i'm super happy!

 I know this month was exceptionnal on so many levels so  the next one will seem small in comparaison but what i appreciate the most was the care put into the choice or the words i received  it's what made this haul super, super special in my eyes.  i already said it but it will never be enough 
THANK YOU

( now i need to work harder to prepare some magical christmas to compensate all that happiness and joy and to spread it;))

lundi 30 mars 2015

Psi Changeling 9 : Passions exaltées par Nalini Singh

Bonsoir à tous,

                           Patience est une vertu et cela même dans le domaine de la lecture comme j'ai pu en faire l'amère expérience.... j'ai récemment été atteinte de la grippe et assez durement et longtemps... trop longtemps à mon goût ce qui fait que je n'ai pas pu résister et j'ai pris un livre dans ma pile sans procédé à une dernière vérification.
Pour 2 séries en français,notamment, j'ai plusieurs tomes de retard...j'avais bien pris soin de noter que je devais lire le tome 9 pour l'une et le tome 6 pour la seconde.... jusque là pas de soucis me diriez -vous... sauf que n'étant pas vraiment en état pour une lecture dans une autre langue que la mienne et impatiente de lire  j'ai simplement gardé à l'esprit tome 6 et 9.... laissant de côté de quelle série il s'agissait et bien évidemment... j'ai pris le tome 9 dans la série où j'en étais qu'au 6.... un auteur que j'adore, une série que j'aime oui mais cela ne suffit pas toujours.

 En tout cas la leçon est retenue et je vais être d'autant plus prudente dans la lecture de série.


Bonne lecture à vous
Editeur VF: Milady  2014
Titre original:Play of passion ( edited 2010)
Genre: romance paranormale
Violence: moyenne

Langage: normal
sexe: élevé
Public: +18ans
Obtenu par achat


Quatrième de couverture de l'éditeur Milady:

Deux dominants, pas de compromis

Traqueur de la meute des SnowDancer, Andrew Kincaid doit maîtriser les changelings qui ont perdu le contrôle de leur moitié animale, quitte à tuer ceux qui basculent dans la folie. Mais un autre combat l’attend : gagner le coeur de la femme qui exalte ses sens. La lieutenante Indigo Riviere est farouche, sauvage, et elle n’accorde pas à la légère les privilèges du contact rapproché. Cependant, un terrible danger menace le coeur même de leur territoire, élevant au rang de mortels les enjeux de cette danse de séduction torride entre deux loups dominants.


Avis:
          Un  bon livre mais lequel si il n’est pas lu dans le bon ordre de la série est assez confus.  C’est bien involontairement que j’ai sauté plusieurs tomes avant de lire celui-ci mais je le regrette beaucoup.  Globalement, l’histoire principale  reste compréhensible du moins pour ceux qui ont lu l’un ou l’autre tome précédent (histoire de comprendre le conflits psi vs les autres). Cependant des nombreux personnages sont évoqués ou apparaissent pour lesquels je n’ai aucune base en somme et cela est assez déroutant malgré le lexique au début du livre… par exemple Santos et la fondation Shine n’était encore nullement cité au stade de la série où je m’étais arrêtée et ce n’est pas el seul… en fait j’ai même l’impression d’avoir fait un bon de plusieurs années dans el récit ce qui est vraiment troublant.

D’autre part, autant le dire dès à présent, la fin de l’histoire est un cliffhanger… oui la romance elle  atteint le stade adapté et une certaine conclusion mais globalement le reste est un cliffhanger trop grand à mon goût (probablement une fois encore le fais d’avoir manqué des tomes accentuent cette sensation).

Il me faut aussi admettre que j’ai eu du mal à accrocher à l’héroïne principale... D’ordinaire, Nalini Singh nous  introduits les prochains couples progressivement, on les découvre petit à petit mais ayant manqué cette introduction  Indigo m’ a parue vraiment froide et irrationnelle. J’ai bien aimé Andrews mais j’ai eu du mal à comprendre sa détermination .. peut-être est-ce du au fait que ce couple est 100% loups et que j’ai été habituée à des couples mixtes jusqu’à présents ? Honnêtement je ne sais pas et je vais rapidement combler ma lecture de cette série afin de peut-être avoir  un avis plus complet par la suite ( je tâcherais de mettre à jour cet avis dans ce cas là).

 En résumé Psi changeling est vraiment une intéressante séries mais je me dois de vous recommandez de bien la lire dans l’ordre pour en avoir une meilleure compréhension  et pour l’apprécier à sa juste valeur.


Score: 3,5 /5


Disclaimer: Toutes les opinions exprimées ici sont les miennes, il s’agit de d’un avis honnête et personnel. Aucune compensation n’a été fournie en échange de ce dernier.

Challenge:

mercredi 25 mars 2015

Dark Deceptions ( A-Tac1) by Dee Davis

Hello to all!


                        Last year, i received a surprise book via a RAK and it was for me the discovery of a new author and a new series...despite said book being the fourth in a series i read it and i found that i enjoyed it immensely and i wanted to discover more about the team....so i started my quest to fill the gaps and while i'm far from having completed the series i did receive the first book so i could start at the beginning... having read book 4 first did not affect my reading and i will jump on book 2 in a very near future.


Happy reading!
Publisher: Forever
Publication: 2010
ISBN:  0446542016
Genre: romantic suspense
Violence: strong

Language: mild
sex: steamy
Public: 18+
Source: gifted

Description from goodreads :

 Davis delivers the first installment in an action-packed, sensual, romantic suspense series featuring the operatives of A-Tac, an elite CIA unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college.

TORN BETWEEN DUTY AND DESIRE

Covert operations expert Nash Brennon has spent the last eight years trying to forget Annie Gallagher, his former field partner and the only woman he ever loved. Annie betrayed him when he needed her most, then vanished without a trace. Now suddenly she's back in the game - this time as a suspected traitor and threat to national security.

Annie's son has been kidnapped by political terrorists. The price for his life? Assassinate a UN ambassador. When Nash and his group find her, the smoldering passion between Annie and the man she swore she'd never contact again blazes out of control. But can Nash trust her? The stakes couldn?t be higher: Their enemy's endgame is personal, and one false move could cost them their lives.

My opinion:
          I loved it! Since I first read a later book it’s not my first encounter with the characters of the team but it still felt like it and I enjoyed that! I loved to see the interactions between all the team members and I do want more already
 But, before I get to the next book better start with this one; here we discover Nash an ex CIA agent which is now part of an even more secret governmental organisation A-Tac…that is still linked to CIA but at the same time it’s different. A-Tac is a team with highly specialised and effective member, when they are not on the field they are teacher at a university situated above and around their operation center.

Nash was a special operative specialised in retrieval and assassination works, before joining A-Tac he was partnered with Annie. Together they were a formidable team, understanding each other without word and also being in love in love. However 8years ago a mission ended up badly with Nash deeply wounded and Annie missing. That affected him more than he accepts to admit and while happy with A-Tac he miss her.
So when the team get word of a assassination project and that the one hired for the job is Annie , Nash feel deeply betrayed again even if part of him can’t believe her guilty.
Annie had a misunderstanding with Nash  just before their last mission together and finding herself pregnant she wanted a normal life so she disappeared and did not keep contact with Nash after he refused it ( or so she believe) now her son Adam has been kidnapped and she is asked to kill someone to save his life, with no one to turn to Annie is ready to do all she can to save Adam until she is caught by Nash and discover that the situation is a lot more complex and that treachery isn’t always where we think it.

I loved the plot really I want to discover the traitor in A-tac, I guessed immediately Tom intentions and his part in the past but so caught in the action as I was I did not mind that part. I loved Nash , he is loyal, determined and a little lost, Adam is simply too adorable. I had more difficulties to connect with Annie….i understand her wanting a normal life and being hurt by some of what Nash said especially after her past ( arf I wish I could punish her father and makes his life miserable!) but  I hated how she could not decide where to stand. Once she trusts Nash, then she doesn’t then back again, she was a real yoyo and I don’t think she was helping her son by acting like that… I wanted to shake her and tell her to come true to what she wanted and happened. Yes being a spy makes you paranoids but there are limit! Avery is a really good and understanding leader, I want to learn more about him and Drake made me smile more than once.

Aside from the action and the high suspense, the steamy scenes between Annie and Nash ( and there are several)  add some spice to the story  making it quite a captivating romantic suspense.It’s a  series that I do recommend to lovers of this genre.




Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


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mercredi 18 mars 2015

Cursed (Fallen Siren 1) by S. J. Harper

Hello to all!

                       Here the Carnaval has ended which means calm has come back ( and fiable internet connexion as well) and i can share a new reads with you.
But first i wanted to thanks everyone of you who helped to make my Birthday, monday, a fantastic day when i felt cared for. Be it via a small message, an email, a letter or a gift you all made me feel loved and for that i'm really grateful so thank you to each of you!


Now today i'm sharing with you my opinion on Cursed, the first book in the Fallen Siren series for which i had sharefd the prequel novella sometimes ago.

Happy reading and once again Thank you!
Publisher: Roc
Publication: 2013
ISBN:  0425263290
Genre: urban fantasy
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: won


Description from goodreads :

 Meet FBI Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.
She's cursed. He's damned. Together, they make one hell of a team.

Emma Monroe is a Siren, cursed by the gods and bound to earth to atone for an ancient failure. She’s had many names and many lives, but only one mission: redemption. Now that she works missing persons cases for the FBI, it could be just a rescue away. Unless her new partner leads her astray.

Special Agent Zack Armstrong just transferred into the San Diego Field Office. He’s a werewolf, doing his best to beat back the demons from his dark and dangerous past. As a former Black Ops sniper, he’s taken enough lives. Now he’s doing penance by saving them.

Emma and Zack’s very first case draws them deep into the realm of the paranormal, and forces them to use their own supernatural abilities. But that leaves each of them vulnerable, and there are lines partners should not cross. As secrets are revealed and more women go missing, one thing becomes clear: as they race to save the victims, Emma and Zack risk losing themselves.



My opinion:
          This first instalment promises a great series if the quality stays the same. I spend a wonderful reading moment with this book and while I had read the prequel and enjoyed it this is even better that what I hoped. Reading the prequel also helped me to understand the characters a little better since it was their first encounter but for those who can’t get the prequel, don’t worry this novel is sufficient by itself to enthral you.

I really like Emma and I feel for her… having to see so many of her friends die with time but still being able to create relationship and care for other that’s require a lot of courage I think.  Demeter sound really like a vengeful b**** to me now it’s true roman and greek goddesses were often portrayed that way but still thousand years of punishment that’s enough but no and she keep coming to torture Emma  with threat and memories…
Emma really hasn’t it easy she can’t use her powers all she wants, she must stay discreet, hiding her true identity and features but she also must guard her heart if she doesn’t want to see her loved one killed.
After meeting Zack in a past affair and working with him they both succumbed to their strong attraction but with the condition not to keep contact, see each other etc after…no string attached in the stronger sense of the expression… but that doesn’t mean she can forget easily…so when he appears again in her life she is torn by curiosity and hope but also terrified of the consequences. However despite her personal problems she takes her job as FBI agent specialised in finding missing person very seriously and she is doing her best (even before her friends get concerned.) She also puts other before herself.

Zack is a werewolf, a secret one safe that Emma knew it at first glance. He is an alpha, loyal, protective but filled with guilt from his past as well. Deeply attracted to Emma, he pursues her but in a respectful way, respecting her wishes and her secrets. He doesn’t know what she is only that she is different ant that there is something between them, not what danger it means.
I really like him as well and I hope his power will reserve us some surprise ;)

The story was really interesting as well.. missing people… missing vampires, investigations that must be done under the radar and  a really well written plot all to make you so interested that you can’t stop turning the pages.
Part of me wonder what aside siren, goddess, witches, were and vampires can this world offer us next and it makes me even more impatient for book 2. Especially since one master vampire got on my bad list all my warnings bells chiming but I can’t really guess why so far.

Definitively a series to try and to follow up.

Score:  4,5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review

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