Chasing the Shadows (Nikki & Michael #3)
Three ransoms demanded and paid.
Two bodies returned, mutilated and drained of blood.
One man determined to avenge the wrongs of his past.
Nikki James is in San Francisco at the request of her partner and best friend, Jake. The wife of Jake's old friend is missing, and Jake intends to find her�whatever the cost. While the authorities believe t...more
CHASING THE SHADOWS is book 3 in the Nikki and Michael series. While I do believe you can happily read this book as a standalone, I would still definitely recommend reading the books in order just because you’ll get the full range of emotions in terms of the romance between our main characters. The story and the mystery itself can work alone, but if you are a Keri Arthur fan, I would suggest starting with book one.
In this book we get a deeper insight into Nikki and Michael’s relationsh...more
This is the third book in the Nikki and Michael series by Keri Arthur. This book starts off four months later, where Nikki and Michael are living together. Michael is off on an assignment and is returning home . He gets information that he’s needed on another case in San Francisco. He says that he’ll do it but first he wants to get home to Nikki, though she’s not there, she’s already in San Francisco.
Nikki’s friend and boss Jake called Nikki to come to help...more
Arthur's world building is again fantastic. I love the world she created. Each book in the series add on to it. There are all kinds of different beings and elements added in this one as well.
The plot is rather predictable but very entertaining. This is a page turner! Lots of action, fantasy and the love story of Nikki and Michael make for a fun read.
But my favorite part is the character building. And in fact this is the best in the entire series. Yes, I kn...more
Nikki & Michael have now been a couple for several month...more
This ARC copy of Chasing the Shadows was given to me by Random House Publishing Group - Dell in exc...more
I really like this series and Keri Arthur knows how to keep you engaged throughout her books and there’s never anything that makes me lose interest or bores me…
…BUT Nikki and Michael’s back and forward drives me insane. As soon as one of them is on board with their relationship the other ones starts doubting it. The most obvious solution in the world would be to start TALKING instead of screaming and butting heads.
I really get their points of view but the way they go about s...more
I thought that after the ending of the last book, thing would be smooth sailing for Nikki and Michael (at least as far as their relationship goes), but boy was I wrong. This book is filled to the brim with horrible girl reasoning, stupid overbearing guy decisions, and arguments arguments arguments. It takes some pretty awful things to finally get these two to realize they are being idiots.
This book was another creature feature book,...more
Nikki and Jakes' private investigative work and Michael's missions with the Damask Circle merge once again (much to Michael's displeasure) with a horrifying case that kept me turning the pages, enthralled.
Michael's condescending attitude and insistence that Nikki is a delicate flower in need of protection or bubble wrap borders on nauseating but I guess a 300 year old vamp isn't going to change his archaic attitude overnight.
“I will treat you like a full partner when you act like o...more
I received an e-copy of this book from the publishers at NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have had an infatuation with Keri Arthur from her Riley Jensen Guardian series to it's subsequent Dark Angels spin-off and now the her Nikki and Michael series. From what I understand these books were published some time ago but are getting a bit of a face-lift and being re-released. It was the perfect opportunity for me to read some more of her writings. The first too books I have read and re...more
Get lovey-dovey, argue, get hot and passionate, then argue and so on. Time they both started acting like the adult and ancient vamp they are and stop going all hissy-fit teenager on each other.
Handsome and hunky or not I would find it extremely tiresome if my boyfriend the vampire flounced like a barbie on Red Bull all the time.
As for Nikki, it appears that she has the ability to pick up super powers like ot...more
"Nikki & Michael" walks the line between UF and PNR. The main focus is always on the leading couple, but there's no denying that the external plot is UF and interesting at that.
After three books the plot does seem a little bit repeated: vamp serial killer on the rampage, Nikki follows into peril, Michael gets furious. This time though it's the lady that saves the day (yeah!).
This is not to say that Chasing the shadows is in any way boring. The romantic thread will avoid it :) There are a...more
Especially since she has a case – as a private detective with Jake...more
While Nikki and Michaels relationship has come at an impasse regarding his reluctance to let her get...more
Michael and Nikki along with her partner in the PI business jake are off to solve another vampire related death, a coupld of them actually. Nikki and Jake get their first - called by a friend of Jakes, whose wife has gone missing. Michael has just returned home from Circle Business and finds Nikki not there but see a note so he follows her to San Francisco and it turns out his boss at The Circle wants him there...more
Nikki is restless just sitting around waiting for Michael to come back from missions he deems too dangerous for her to tag along. So when Jake, her former bos...more
When Michael goes to San Francisco at the r...more
ebook, 352 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2013 by Dell (first published September 5th 2002)
original title Chasing the Shadows
ISBN 0345538722 (ISBN13: 9780345538727)
series Nikki & Michael #3
characters Nikki James, Michael Kelly
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Nikki James is in San Francisco at the request of her partner and best friend, Jake. The wife of an old friend is missing, and Jake intends to find her—whate...more
ARC provided by Netgalley.
This series just gets better and better. Each book builds on the adventures the duo have had in the past, and the dangers they've faced. Michael has just returned from a vampire hunt, expecting to have some much needed time with Nikki when Seline, leader of the Circle, contacts him to say he's needed in a new hunt. He's not happy about it but finally agrees he's the best person for the job, and although he was looking forward to seeing N...more
In Chasing the Shadows Nikki and Michael have been living together for a little under four months. Michael returned to her, after leaving (view spoiler)[when she gave him her blood to save his life. He was fiercely worried about harming her (hide spoiler)] until he "got the beast back under control". He's now realized that "after living alone for over three hundred and si...more
Chasing the Shadows is the third book in the Nikki and Michael series which is Urban Fantasy in genre and involves vampires.
Women are being kidnapped and held for ransom, but even though it was paid, the bodies are beginning to turn up, murdered and horribly mutilated.
After his near death, Jake agreed to go to San Francisco to work as a Security Manager at a fancy hotel, in hopes that this rather unexciting job would allow him time...more
My English review
I was curious to read the third book. I must say that Nikki and Michael are finally together for our pleasure, something we have been waiting for since the first volume. But nothing is simple, and many things are waiting for our little couple.
Finally, as I said our heroes live together, but Nikki is still apart from his life for the Circle. And you can imagine that she really doesn’t like it, it’s not even something she readily accepts. But whatever happens,...more