Thrilling roller-coaster ride of epic proportions! Why do I say this? Because, that’s what Tabke does, she takes you up, then down, the spins you around… and just when you think you’re out of the cycle… BAM! She takes you through a loop! And what a loop it was!
I love the Chronicles of Katrina… If she would just take out the R, well then I’d have Simon all to myself!
I don’t want to give too much away, but the book starts off right where Double Dare ends, we find out Simon is married… “GASPS” We want to hate Simon, no wait, LOVE Simon. But how can we trust this sexy cop? And that’s exactly what Kat goes through. Can she or can’t she trust Simon? That is the question. To top it off she has to deal with the douche bag who stole her work and now has it out for her….
But of course Simon saves the day, well sort of. Okay, he really does, but seriously the “Shark” lawyer, GAH! My question to Simon is, who haven’t you boned? Because seriously dude its like you dipped into a little bit of this and a lot of that. And it just makes a girl wonder. Hmmmmmmm just who hasn’t been heart broken by this man?
JenRen’s Review – Crooked Fang, Carrie Clevenger
Published – Print Book, August 1, 2012
Published – eBook, August 20, 2012
Publisher: Lyrical Press
*Received ARC copy for Review
Xan Marcelles–bassist for Crooked Fang, vampire and full-time asshole, is content with his quiet existence in the backwoods of Pinecliffe, Colorado. But life at the Pale Rider tavern is set to become a little more complicated when he gets entangled with a feisty, blue-haired damsel and her abusive soon-to-be ex-boyfriend.
To add to his woes, he’s gone from hunter to hunted, and his past returns to haunt him when a phone call draws him back to New Mexico. With the help of friends from his living past, he must get to the bottom of a murder, and figure out where he stands with his lover and his band, all while keeping one step ahead of his enemies. Hiding won’t be easy for him, especially with a mysterious woman dogging him every step of the way.
WARNING: Cussing, smoking, drinking and hot sex.
Crooked Fang is an excellent first installment of what promises to be a great series!
I was grabbed from the first page, the book moved really smoothly until the last quarter. It slowed down somewhat, and left me hanging a little at the end
Xan Marcelles is a very interesting character. He’s your regular every day guy…likes to drink, smoke, drive fast machines, and party with the best of them. He cares about the people around him, and especially a few who he feels close to.
One thing sets Xan apart from everyone else though…he’s a vampire, and has been for the past 25 years.
Even though he has to ‘drink’ to survive, he has a strong code of honor and certain lines he will not cross – willingly anyway.
I found the trouble that Xan seems to find himself in hilarious. Some of it comes from just dumb luck, and some of it comes from the code he lives by.
I enjoyed reading about the band, and LOVE the cover music they play! Several of the bands are favorites of mine.
I am really looking forward to the next book, there are some questions I have that I want answers to.
Carrie Clevenger landed in the urban fantasy genre when she couldn’t decide between horror and humor. When not writing she enjoys listening to music, hanging out with musicians, attending local venues, catching her favorite bands on tour, and obsessing over The Next Big Album release. Carrie resides in Austin, Texas.
Redfox’s Review of FIRE KISSED BY ERIN KELLISON
The Shadow Kissed Series
Published: July 3, 2012
Publisher: Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN – 10:1420118978
ISBN – 13: 978-1420118971
Genre: Paranormal Romance
What do a Mage and an Angel have in common? Absolutely nothing but maybe love, that and saving mankind and Angelkind.
It is Kaye Brand’s power to wield. But outcast from her kind, she’s been selling herself to the highest bidder– – money for her survival in exchange for a magic glimpse into the flames of the future.
One of the angelic Order, Jack Bastian has no use for a female like Kaye, as provocative and unexpected as her blazing beauty. Yet he has no choice but to hire her to uncover the secrets of his sworn enemy and her former fiancé, Ferrol Grey.
War is inevitable between the defenders of the Order and the mage houses who threaten to engulf the world in Shadow. For Jack, mage-born Kaye is off limits, no matter how hot the impossible attraction between them. But in the coming darkness, beset by danger and desire, everything is about to change . . .
At fifteen Kate of Brand house born to a mage house forged in fire is about to be married off to an awful old man. She has not yet come into her powers but, finds due to circumstances of a bride gift she will to say NO to her father. This literally scars her for life in more than one way.
Kate does not remember most of that night but that past will come back to her some ten years later in the form of an Angel. His name is Jack Bastion. It would seem that ten years ago, Kate’s life had been saved by another Angel; he saw the future in Kate and insured she lived.
Mage and Angel have a dark past. Angels live to kill Mage. This has been the way history has been written. Now, due to tools being used to amass an army of Wraiths and the head of the Mage houses, who is able to suck powers from others, the thinking of the Angels and the strange and now powerful Mage of Brand House, Kate have formed an uneasy alliance. The Angels have hired Kate to get on the inside of the Mage Council and find out what the Mage Houses have planned. It looks like war and humankind and Angels will untimely pay the price as the Mage Houses look to win the war.
This was a great read. It grabbed me right from the beginning and kept me engaged throughout. The characters were clear and easy to keep track of. The story was imaginative and the premises were believable and well thought out.
I thoroughly loved the book and found it hard to put down. Jack Bastion can rescue me anytime.
I give this book a solid 4 stars and look forward to more.