Kate Kane is the epitome of my mental image of a noir detective – smoking, drinking, and always quick with the sarcastic quip. That alone is one of the reasons this series is so enjoyable. However, a few personality traits of one main character can’t hold up an entire book, and while we’ve got an interesting plot and side characters, along with some great writing, there were some unfortunate flaws that took away from my enjoyment of SHADOWS & DREAMS.
Author: Alexis Hall
IRON & VELVET was a fun urban fantasy, with more than a little romance thrown in, tied up in a big noir-esque mystery bow. While not perfect, there was plenty to like about the first book in the Kate Kane, Private Investigator series. Set in a richly conceived London with four different vampire princes, and a werewolf pack ready to go at everybody’s throats, not to mention the demons and witches, there were twists and turns around every corner- and I had a great time watching Kate take it all on.