Dark Time: Mortal Path Book 1 by Dakota Banks Book Description: What if a woman sold her soul to a demon and 300 years later wanted it back? In the 17th century, a woman is ripped from her husband’s arms, thrown in jail, and then set afire as a witch. Saved from the flames by an ancient Sumerian demon, she becomes the Black Ghost, his Ageless assassin gifted with otherworldly skills and superbly trained in martial arts. Centuries pass before Maliha Crayne finds a way out of the life she hates. If she achieves a balance between lives taken and… Read more »
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Book Blurb: In Midnight’s Daughter, New York Times bestselling author Karen Chance took us to a new corner of Cassie Palmer’s world and introduced us to the "lives" of the mysterious vampires who rule the night. Now, read "Buying Trouble," the companion novella to Midnight’s Daughter, and learn why vampires aren’t the only creatures to fear. . . . Claire just wants to keep out of trouble. But that isn’t always easy when you’re a mage with the extremely unusual ability to block all magic around you. And when Claire’s sleazy boss decides Claire herself is the most valuable rarity… Read more »
Book Blurb: People in Midland are dying. Only two so far, but both of them were Gifted, and both were killed when someone—or something—drained them of blood. Two months ago, the power winds swept through and changed the rules everywhere. Midland, Texas, didn’t suffer as much as some places, partly because this small West Texas city has only one smallish node . . . and because it has a guardian, little though Midlanders realize this. Nathan Hunter is well able to discourage the odd goblin, banshee, or ghoul. Kai Tallman Michalski is a reluctant telepath with a skewed Gift—she… Read more »
Book Blurb: These all-new paranormal romances from today’s hottest authors feature a female werewolf who comes into her own; a Lord who crosses paths with a fiery mage; a mixed-blood Child of the Moon who faces an uncertain future; and a woman whose sixth sense proves to be a dangerous talent. Review: Alpha and Omega is the novella that preceded Patricia Briggs’ Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Book 1). Part of the On The Prowl anthology, A&O; is less its own story and more the introduction to Cry Wolf. It almost feels like someone decided to cut the first… Read more »
Book Blurb: Now Briggs begins an extraordinary new series set in Mercy Thompson’s world—but with rules of its own. INTRODUCING THE ALPHA AND OMEGA NOVELS… Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate. Review: While this is officially… Read more »
Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, Book 1) by Karen Chance Book Blurb: Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits-talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead. The ghosts of the dead aren’t usually dangerous; they just like to talk…a lot. The undead are another matter. Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires. But when the bloodsucking Mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with vengeance on his mind, she’s forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection. The undead senators won’t help her for nothing, and Cassie finds… Read more »
Its hard to review this book without referencing what happened at the end of the previous book, Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson book 3) because it has a huge impact on the characters and tone of this book (you can read my mini review of Iron Kissed here). That being said, I’ll try to be as spoiler free as possible. But if you haven’t read the previous books in this series; one, you’re missing out because they are among the best urban fantasy books out their; and two, prepare for a huge spoiler.
I’ll probably be saying this a lot on this blog, but I love Patricia Briggs. She manages to breathe life into everything she writes (I’m even enjoying her early straight fantasy works, though admittedly I haven’t been able get a hold of a copy of Masques yet, but I will, someday…) And the Mercy Thompson books are my favorite urban fantasy series so far, with this third addition to the series being the best yet.