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Resurrection, NY is America’s only supernatural friendly town, built on an outfolded pocket of Faerie. Werewolf cop Adam Santini is sworn to protect and serve all of Resurrection’s races - including unsuspecting human Talents who wander in from Outside.

Ari stumbles into Adam’s town from the Big Apple. She’s hot on the trail of a mysterious crime boss who wants to exploit...more
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Published June 26th 2011 by self published (first published June 25th 2011)
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3.0 stars...OK read

I guess this type of book is not for me. I checked through my notes and noticed that I wrote "a lot of bodily fluids are exchanged."

I did enjoy the supernatural elements, especially the author's take on gargoyles.

Heather in FL
Another PNR... I have stayed away from PNR lately. I think I got burned out. But this was a really good introduction to a series. An interesting new world. Resurrection, New York, is a magical place, and Ari has come there to try to make The Eunuch leave her and her friends alone. The Eunuch collects people who can do magic in the normal world, drains them, and then more or less disposes of them. He wants Ari to work for him, but Ari isn't interested, so the Eunuch puts pressure on her by gettin...more
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Emma Holly is the undisputed queen of female erotica with a great story behind it. Hidden Talents is another notch on her belt of tremendously sexy reads. Once again she has created a unique and fascinating world with wonderfully intriguing characters who take their sexual escapades to the Nth level.

Thrown out of her home as a teen by stringently religious parents, Ari found her own family on the streets. Now as an adult, Henry Blackwater, aka the Eunuch, is threatening that family. Ari has co...more
Tamara
Can I have 6 stars? I always love Emma, but this book was awesome! As usual Hot and Sexy, but really good story also.
This is a new world for Emma, Revolution NY, A pocket of Fae created magic that houses paranormals. A mostly werewolf police force, Magic that has to be licensed, Gargoyles, Demons, sorcerers oh my! I do so hope this will be the start of a new series, because the secondary characters were wonderful and they are telling me they need stories too! Rick, Grant, and all the guys need t...more
WildAboutBones
Emma Holly has created a wonderful new world with Hidden Talents. Werewolves, gargoyles, elves, fae, vampires, demons and talents abound in this humorous and hot paranormal romance with a dash of fantasy. Holly's characters are vibrant and sexy.

Ari has been on her own for nine years, ever since she was kicked out at seventeen for having supernatural talents. Forced to work for a drug kingpin in exchange for keeping her friends safe, Ari has had enough and has come to the city of Resurrection to...more
Joyfully Reviewed
Hidden Talents is a Joyfully Recommended Read

Ari is a woman on a mission and that mission is to make sure her ex-boss can no longer hurt her friends. Ari is a telekinetic who ended up working for Henry Blackwater, aka Eunuch, in order to get herself and her friends off the streets. Not needing to do the type of work Henry wanted anymore, Ari quit and refused to go back to work for Henry. His response was to hurt those she loves and Ari is not having it.

Adam Santini is a lieutenant over his team...more
Kelly
*fans self* I'm going to go on record as saying that this book is hot enough that you might not want to read it in public. There's a distinct possibility that it made *me* blush a time or two. And that's saying a lot because I read sexy shifter books every chance I get. *fans self again*

First off, I have a definite love for that whole "mine" thing that shifters do. I just adore it. So when Adam catches Ari's scent and goes all growly, I might have swooned a bit. And then they get physical and......more
Gayle

Hidden Talents is the first in the Hidden Series by Emma Holly, where we meet our Heroine, Ari. She feels, and knows that with her special 'gifts' that she is different from other people and some people avoid her making her feel left out and unwanted. She is being used by a very evil man and decides to hide away from him and his evil ways.

Enter our Hero, Adam. Adam is a Lieutenant on the Police force and is also a very Hot, hunky Alpha of his were pack.

I enjoyed this story, which was a differen...more
Akaria
Scorching hot with great characters. I loved the RPD and hope to see the yummy wolves again. Especially Nate. I liked how Resurrection is a kitchen sink of the supernatural with weres, fae, vampires, elves and even a unicorn.

The romance between Adam and Ari was standard but well done. Ari was a heroine I could root for. Gutsy without the TSTL and just enough angst. Adam made a nice alpha. Possessive without being ridiculously over the top. He loved Ari but didn't forget about his cop responsibi...more
Maxine
3.5 stars

This book is ridiculous. The story line is like a cross between modern fantasy, paranormal, erotica and romance. It's insane. Parts of it make absolutely no sense whatsoever.

But, it's an Emma Holly - so, who cares? Most of her books make no sense at all.

This was a really sweet story. Perhaps the epilogue was a bit too sweet and saccharine for me, but I was still smiling when I finished it.

This isn't as good as other Holly's I've read - but this is the first of a series, it's possible t...more
Summer
Another great interesting and different paranormal world. I love this community that was created and look forward to reading other books taking palce here.

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Amelia
Emma Holly's books always revs me up and this was no exception.

Loved Adam. Such a hot, alpha, werewolfy type guy.

Loved Ari. Independent, desperate to be loved.

Can't wait to start the next in the series...

P/S: Sex scenes were H-O-T!
Brenda (b)
This was an interesting story, but it didn't feel anything more than average to me. I liked Adam, but Ari didn't interest me very much. After finishing the story I didn't have a desire to read any more from the series.
Debbie
This was an interesting first novel in the Hidden series.
Resurrection is a city that is only accessible by paranormal's. If you have a talent or are other then you can get in.
It was created by the Elves as a test city.
The police force is made of were-wolves. Adam is the Alpha(Lieutenant)
The watchers are Gargoyles. They devised the talent scale. They are 8's the highest known apart from the Elves.
Ari is a human. She heads to Resurrection to find a mob boss who has been hurting her and her friend...more
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
Thank you to Emma Holly for asking me to review her newest book Hidden Talents.

In Hidden Talents we meet Ari a young woman who knows she is different than her peers, but she doesn’t know just how different she really is. Being different is not always a good thing, not when the thing that makes you different is wanted by evil. The Talent that Ari has has caught the attention of a very bad man, who wants Ari do to very bad things. When Ari decides enough is enough she learns that no matter how mu...more
Melindeeloo
I admit I am a bit schitzo, I read this freebie short by Emma Holly and even though her stuff generally falls more on the erotic side of what I normally read, the story underneath was interesting and I ended up really liking Hidden Talents despite the fact that it has pretty much all the fluids and words that normal bug me in the more EPNR stuff.

I was actually surprised how much story Holly still managed to squeeze between the steamy stuff, but then again since this was free I was thinking that...more
jD
This baby had it all! Resurrection, NY is a wild ride for the imagination. The city exist in a pocket of space hidden by the fae and provides a place for supernatural beings to live side-by-side in peace and tranquility. Of course, every city still needs law and order to keep everybody honest, enter our hero -- Adam Santini. He is the werewolf pack leader and the head of the police. Adam is an honest wolf just trying to keep his city's version of lawful behavior. He goes out on a call about the...more
Michelle
This was a great introduction to a new series by Emma Holly. I loved her combination of paranormal and contemporary romance. Adam Santini was the type of hero I love; a dominant alpha who not only wielded his power but showed compassion and caring for his pack. Ari was the perfect contrast to Adam’s alpha; she was smart, spunky, determined, and she was not going to accept any of Adam’s high handedness. She was an independent woman who didn’t bend to Adam’s will but stood up for herself and worki...more
Kazza
This book should have been a first in a series of the supes of Ressurection. There are some great characters that are lurking, waiting for their voice too. So I hope there is more in store for team Resurrection.

Adam, what a sexy alpha werewolf. I liked his character a lot - sensitive, strong, brave, honest as the day is long, big cock. What's not to like here? Adam is with the Resurrection Police Department, as are his cousins, that patrol and keep the peace in their quirky pocket of NY. He reco...more
Christine
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Hidden Talents is the perfect package of Supes, romance, mystery and HEA!

When Ari tracks her gangland boss, Henry Blackwater aka The Eunuch, to Resurrection, NY, the last thing she expects to find is true love let alone werewolves, fairies, talking gargoyles, elves, vampires and sorcerers. Adam Santini is a police detective for the Resurrection PD who also happens to be a werewolf Alpha in charge of protecting the cit...more
Estara
Sep 07, 2012 Estara rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of erotic paranormal romance with family values
Shelves: ebook, read-in-2012
After reading Hidden Crimes and quite enjoying the mix of paranormal contemporary romance and erotica (when Holly is good, she's really good) I realized I had gotten this book as a freebie at ARe at some point and started reading the series from the beginning.

This shows the story of Ari, whom we didn't see that much of in the third book and Adam, the head of the werewolf police force. Ari, having grown up outside and being used since she developed her powers has been on the run from the guy who...more
Aine Massie
Emma Holly’s Hidden Talents contains a wonderful mix of reality and fantasy/paranormal creatures and events. Ari and Adam are your key characters and WOW, are they hot together.

When telekinetic and healer, Ari, tracks the vile Eunuch to the pocket-reality / town Resurrection, NY, she meets Adam, the Alpha Were and lead detective for the RPD. The intro scene with the Were’s is too funny (who knew were’s could be so amusing and petty at the same time – oh and do NOT pig out on the donuts, lol)

In...more
Kathy Davie
First in the Hidden erotic paranormal romance series revolving around the hardly seen town of Resurrection in upstate New York, technically. The couple focus is on Ari and Adam.


My Take
Oh, this was too sweet and too much fun! There's a nice fairy tale quality in this story and I'm hoping I can find the next in the series, Hidden Depths . Holly grabs us in with Tony's upset over his beignets and West's torture and you won't get out until you finish. It's a quick read. A good thing as you won't wan...more
Disneygal
3-3.5 stars

I'm a big Emma Holly fan, and I read "Hidden Depths" and it's mini-sequel story before reading this one. I wasn't so sure about werewolves and the whole "bubble" of the hidden city thing. But, again, I love Emma Holly, so I took a chance.

Admittedly, I found myself a bit more on the disbelief side, probably because Ari and the supernatural Resurrection, NY both straddle the normal and paranormal worlds. And Ari is supposed to be a novice, mostly unaware of her powers and how to use the...more
Sally
Hidden Talents is set in a town called Resurrection, NY that is for all those that are paranormal in some shape of form and even some humans whom have an element of a mystical gift also known as a talent.

Adam is the Alpha werewolf and a Lieutenant in RPD. His world gets turned upside down when a human with more of a magical element than desired is caught infiltrating Resurrection and demanding to see the Eunuch. He too has an interest in the Eunuch and is also intrigued to find out if he has fin...more
Mel
4.5 stars.

All of her life telekinetic, Ari, felt like an outcast because of her gift. That is until she crosses into Resurrection, NY looking for a crime lord. Ari quickly learns that Resurrection is unlike any place she's ever been and that she is considered a Talent because of her ability; a powerful one at that. In Resurrection, the Chinese restaurants have gnomes hanging in the windows because they are a tasty treat, gargoyles fly overhead, demons can cross from other dimensions if someone i...more
A.R. Von
Hidden Talents started off a bit slow. I actually put it down for a few days before going back to it again. Am I glad I did! I picked up and didn't slow down until the very end. It's fun, funny, sexy, romantic, magical and a great read to escape everyday life with. I recommend it to any paranormal romance readers that enjoy hot alpha males and an entertaining story ;)
Maria
I loved it, loved it, loved it! I can´t give the story five stars because it was too short!

Emma Holly is a fantastic word-smith. Her language is like water in a draught. I do read a lot of books and sometimes I tend to forget the really good authors, like Emma Holly.

I really like that in such a short story she manages to write a deep story about doing what´s right, to stand by your convictions and your friends.
Ari, a human with magic talents, has ended up in Resurrection, NY in her hunt for a v...more
Lisa
Great Fun!

Emma Holly has created a wonderful world, filled with both hot sex and sweet love.A few editing errors but not enough to really irritate.
Cc
Jul 28, 2014 Cc rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2014, ebook
Ari and Adam are cute together. This story is a pleasant visit to fairyland, although, I'm not sure I'm interested in reading any further in the series.
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