While there are a few stories that seem like the author didn't know how to properly end them, the majority are excellent tales. Very different takes on what it is to be Vampire.
Peter Grant is a London constable and apprentice wizard. This book is written in pure Brit-speak. The humor is great and Peter is a proper copper navigating the mundane and fantastic. In this book he is investigating two missing children and you are immersed in police procedures along with a dab of the arcane. Solid story with some nice turns and the continued questions about why Leslie really betrayed him. I can't wait for the next installment.
Sydney and Adrian have moved from a life on the run from the alchemists to married life trapped at court. Jill is still missing and a mysterious package soon has Sydney following clues and meeting an old nemesis thought dead. Good action and everyone working together to rescue Jill while carving out a way to have as normal life as a human witch and vampire can have together.
No. The story premise has potential but the writing is simple and uninteresting. The narrator was leaden and slow.
No. I'm normally a big fan of books about newbie vampires but I didn't like this book at all. The protagonist, I can't call her a heroine, a slow witted 18 year old who seems to fall in love with any attractive guy who treats her nicely. Through the course of this blessedly short book Caitlin discovers she is a half-vampire when, after her 18th birthday, she suddenly develops a thirst for blood and super speed and strength. Unfortunately her first blood lust has her draining a Russian singer at Carnegie Hall during intermission though she can't really remember what happened. She wakes up in a dumpster with a sudden allergy to the sun and still hasn't quite figured out what may be wrong with her. Clueless that the police and FBI are searching for her she is captured by the "evil vampire" coven. They are convinced she must belong to an invading coven and attempt to torture her with holy water. Shocked that she is immune she breaks free and is rescued by a "good vampire" who is convinced she is "the One" who is foretold to start the final vampire war and lead them to the "sword of power" that will save everything.
Slow, very few inflections. I wasn't impressed with how the character was written but it was made worse by the dead delivery.
Disappointment with a female character who seemed destined to be rescued by the hunky man while being constantly befuddled by events.
Caitlin makes Bella look like a freaking genius but there is some potential with the character. Problem is she must be rescued by the hunky good vampire and swoons happily in his arms. I dislike the character enough to not even give the series a chance. I recommend a pass on this book.
Patricia Briggs is one of the best authors of paranormal fiction and this book is an example why. It continues the story of Mercy Thompson, a Native American who is a coyote shapeshifter and married to the local werewolf pack's alpha. Action starts at chapter one and continues at a fast pace through the entire book. Briggs has a unique universe with the Faye and Werewolves outed among humans but Vampires and the other things that go bump in the night still in hiding.
Frost Burned is a very good read and I recommend it highly. It is book 7 of the series but can be read on it's own merit. Still, if you haven't started the series go grab Moon Called on your favorite medium. You won't regret it.
Lorelei King is great as Mercy.
A series of short stories set somewhere around book 5 plus a brief back story about Fang.
Samantha Moon's vampire abilities continue to grow and the addition of the medallion protection from the end of the last book has made her life much easier. Some new revelations concerning her children and a big step for Fang. Ishmael interferes and sets up Kingsley in ways that are devastating to Sam who was just opening up to him. Perhaps not fast enough.
Another good but too short book.
A quick short story that moved along nicely. Samantha seems to have no end to supernatural men who have fallen in love with her.
Too Damn Short
So short you have to work to stretch it out
Samantha Moon delves more into her nature and discovers just how wonderful human blood is compared to her normal diet. Problem is just how willing is are the sources in the vampire community? Plus what is the cost of saving her son from a deadly disease?
I never have time to read print so audio is always the choice.
I love her Samantha
So short you can do it but I use it for commuting and exercise
The series is getting better as Samantha delves more into the supernatural and her powers increase. A more feelgood read with no cliffhanger and the author is improving his style. Still, I feel this was just the continuance and conclusion to book 3.
Yes because I've read the next couple and the author has improved.
Most interesting was Samantha's situation as a mother who was turned into a vampire and still has to take care of mommy stuff.
Least is the author's word padding.
I love her delivery actually.
There are several more in the series but J.R. Rain really needs to make novels instead of what are essentially paperback shorts.
Don't let the 3 star rating discourage you from reading the series. The stars are more about some annoying tendencies of the author to rehash things repeatedly. (see how I did that? :D)
The book is short and I still think the author pads words like a freshman English major. Still, I love the premise of the vampire who has to take care of her kids. Tragedy is hitting her hard and she is finally running into others of her kind. Of course, another cliff hanger ending.
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