The killings that once plagued New Orleans are cropping up again in Seattle. The local office is stumped. I'm called out to lend a fresh set of eyes and my unique magical touch. It's only when I get there that I realize the Seattle office isn't stumped at all. They're being silenced by the Mages' Guild, a corrupt magical institution that doesn't want word to get out of what is plaguing the city. Worse, news of my magic might've slipped down to the underworld, hitting the ears of some extremely powerful demons.
This book rocked! This is #2 in the 3 book run of Fire and Ice series. There is swearing. There is death. There are monsters. There is tricks and conspiracies. All those things, but mostly just the last 4 will give you a hint there are vampires as well. There isn't a cliffhanger, but a lead in to the next book. There is some graphic stuff but not horror graphic.
I can't say enough good about this series so far except I will be sad when I get through the last book. Reagan is someone I'd like to hang with and see what trouble she land in next. Her dad is Lucifer. She's supposed to reign in hell. She doesn't want to. She's great at the bounty hunter job she has in the brink and she doesn't want to be noticed by the demons bent on bringing her into her daddy's inner circle. Well, they could also use her to their own ends too. I mean, they are demons, you know.
And then there is the vampire stalker. Oh, he doesn't think he's a stalker. For some reason, even unknown to the elder vampire himself, he is pulled to Reagan like a magnet. Darius doesn't like the feelings she's stirring up in him. He's a vampire for goodness sake. He's not supposed to have feelings, but Reagan is pulling him back to his humanity. It's really a fun journey. Reagan and Darius work so well together, it would be a shame to split them.
This story is exactly as the description claims and it was an adventure full of discovery and death.
Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.
This is a typical romance. Not graphic sex, but there is a pretty steamy scene. A little swearing. A tiny little graphic description of a kill scene and lots and lots of fun people.
I had such a good time with this book. It's a good book to relax to and the narrators paint the picture that is Mystic Bayou.Jillian is a supernatural scientist that is creating a "How To" research paper on how Mystic Bayou makes their town work with such a diversified bunch of creatures. She's a hard worker and the chemistry between Bael and Jillian start churning right off. Mostly a dislike/avoid kind of chemistry. Bael is the Sheriff and not especially inclined to like Jillian poking around, talking to folks.
Jillian is welcomed by the townsfolk and after she proves she's of no harm to them, they welcome her with open arms. They give interviews and she takes copious amounts of notes. Then the murders start. Blatant murders. The first murders in Mystic Bayou for years and years. On top of babysitting Jillian, Bael has to solve these homicides. Jillian with her natural curiousity keeps digging. Then she discovers the towns secret. A secret that Bael wanted to keep from her. A secret worth killing for.
Slowly, Bael lets his guard down and realizes his reaction to Jillian is not dislike/avoid it's protective/territorial. His dragon is claiming Jillian and Jillian doesn't even know it.
Things happen. Feelings grow. Danger encroaches. Who is behind all of this conspiracy? Why? Will Bael solve the mystery before something befalls Jillian? He can't allow that to happen so he needs to figure it out.
This story starts out fluffy and is fluffy for quite a large part of the book. It's really not until the last half or so that the action and drama of a mystery start to unfold.
I loved the dual narration. That was the first time I've ever listened to a book that was narrated by both protagonists by every other chapter. It was fun!
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Supernatural Bounty Hunter isn't the sort of thing you see on LinkedIn. But with a rare type of magic like mine, I don't have many options. Dangerous or not, the job is mine. And it was going fine, until an old-as-sin vampire stole my mark, and with it, my pay day. Knowing I'm poor and desperate, he has offered me a job. I'll have to work by his side to help solve a top secret case. Everyone knows not to trust vampires. Especially a hot elder vampire.
When I grow up I want to be just like Reagan. Her snark and confidence cannot be matched. She is very funny and even in the most difficult of situations, she always has something sassy to say.
The writing was great - but the narrator....the narrator NAILED it. Her voice range was amazing. This book did not sound like it was being read. Poole's inflection was fabulous and I cannot say enough good stuff about her voice range.
There is no sex, one spot of nudity, no graphic description of violence. There was a little use of the four letter word, but it had to be that way in order to sell the character. Breene and Poole are a fabulous duo!
Nell Ingram has always known she was different. Since she was a child, she's been able to feel and channel ancient powers from deep within the earth. When she met Jane Yellowrock, her entire life changed, and she was recruited into PsyLED - the Homeland Security division that polices paranormals. But now her newly formed unit is about to take on its toughest case yet. A powerful senator barely survives an assassination attempt that leaves many others dead - and the house he was visiting burns to the ground.
Faith Hunter makes it look so easy. This book is so well written and the narrator is so talented. She takes the words from the page and makes the characters even more dimensional than they were before, if that's even possible. Nell Ingram, smart and tough. I want to be her when I grow up - and she's only 24! This book has no cliffhanger, just a little romantic hook. The case is finished and everything is as it should be. I cannot imagine a better ending. Incredible writing. Incredible narration. Far exceeds expectations and maybe even exceeds Jane Yellowrock standards, which is nearly topped out! This was a fabulous way to spend time. This series is intense in some situations and I won't lie, I did cry, but it all turned out in the end (for those of us who need to know). Thank you, Faith Hunter an Khristine Hvam, for making this series one to return to over and over again.
Renting out the apartment over his garage shouldn't be a life-changing decision, but when Delta soldier Cormac "Fletch" Fletcher meets Emily Grant, he feels an instant connection. He can't stand the thought of Emily and her young daughter living anywhere unsafe. Offering cheap rent is a small price to pay for their safety...and Fletch's peace of mind. Being a single mother is difficult at best, but renting the extremely affordable space from Fletch makes Emily's life a lot easier...until it doesn't.
This was a good story, however I heard a few narrator mistakes. Names mixed up or pronouns switched around from who they were meant. The child in the story was hilarious. She made the story more fun and entertaining. There was script from the hero that sounded so...wrong. The words sounded strange coming from Fletch's personality. All that being said, it was a good story. Fun and the ending was the best! Standalone book, but it's fun to read as a series.
As a flight attendant, Rayne Jackson is used to cancellations, but she never dreamed her latest would lead to a whirlwind tour of London with a handsome stranger...or a life-altering night in his bed. One evening is all the enigmatic man can give her, and Rayne greedily takes it, despite suspecting it will never be enough.
The beginning of the story is kind of lame. Once I read past the airport scene then things got better. The day spent in London was very romantic and the hero was tough and more realistic than some heroes. Rayne was a great heroine too - she wasn't a bubble head and she used her brain. I like these series featuring the special ops forces.
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Darcy Shaughnessy has gotten used to her overbearing brothers chasing away any man she wants to date. But a chance meeting with a brooding - and deliciously handsome - artist is about to make this holiday season one to remember.
It was kind of a dramatization than narration. There was the narrator and then Darcy was voiced by Julia Motyka. I have never listened to a romance this way and I liked it. Julia made the conversations come to life because it was a woman speaking the woman's parts. Great listen.
The story is a pretty good - it has to do with a grinch and lover of Christmas that clash. It was a fun. It kept me engaged and I enjoyed how the two narrators made the book come to life.
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The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it's not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that's exactly what happens one cold February evening.
This is a story that hinges on perceived justice. The characters get more air time in their personal lives and the investigation is again as different as can be from other In Death books. I love this series and this narrator is the voice of Eve Dallas.
After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband - and walks into a brutal nightmare. Their paths are about to collide....
Another murder, another investigation. These stories may have a format that sort of outlines each book's progress but in no way do they duplicate. Each investigation is different and Susan Ericksen does a great job narrating.
The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park's ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be. Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled.
This may be #43 in the series but these characters NEVER get old. Susan Ericksen does a great job in portraying Eve. It's hard to put this book aside because it's quite an attention grabber. It mirrors somewhat events in our current world and the story gives insight into what a killer could think.