Red (Dead World #1)
Gina Santiago is a member of an elite tactical team in charge of protecting the world. She’s devoted her life to apprehending the most heinous criminals that prey on society—and now she’s after the worst one yet.
On her own, with no backup, the trail takes her to a dusty, tight-knit town on the fringes of society, where everyone’s a suspect. Even the sexy sheriff, Morgan
Gina is a cop on the International Police Tactical Team (IPTT). She lives in a Northern America ravaged by wars and now divided into strictly controlled territ ...more
The sample on Amazon interested me enough that I read it as soon as possible. There's a good premise/world: we're in the future, after a war has destroyed the world as we know it. The heroine is a cop in a "international" unit (more correctly Pan American) controlling borders and crime.
In this future's past, there are whispers that the government has made unacceptable experiment ...more
So, the basic plot is that Earth's governments have been divided into city-states after wars ...more
I really should have known better than to even pick this up: Urban fantasy of the paranormal romance variety is not really my thing. But I hadn't found anything else at the library, and I do have a thing for repurposed fairy tales. (And post-apocalyptic settings, but that's not even mentioned in the cover copy.) And yeah, it looked a bit leather-buttish, but so what?
It wasn't until I got home that I noticed the man-titty, and I realized what I had. But, what ...more
Every time he kills, you get an in depth look into the mind of an insane werewolf. I really liked Gina "Red" Santiago and liked the world that Ms. Summers created in the once USA. After a terrible war between The Others (genetically enhanced humans who escaped the testing facility) and pure-bloods (humans), electric walls were erected around territories that kept out the undesirables. Gi ...more
The book had a really exciting story-line Jam packed with paranormal beings that try to hide from the human pure-bloods. While i really loved the main plot the thing that really stood out was the steaminess of the book..there was a lot of adult action that i was not accustomed to in a book but i have to say while blushing that i really lo ...more
While the setting and world shows promise, it takes a back seat to the tragically overwritten and belabored romantic plot. Another less libido-driven author might have taken the outline of Red and turned out a 5 star read, but clearly, the existing take on it had been a waste of resources.
The romance is not romance in any traditional definition of the term- but instead overblown, often graphic, lust. The attraction (an ...more
"What if Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf turned out to be the same person?"
Red has three Riding Hoods that are eaten by the big bad wolf while their grandmothers are left alone. Our Were-theme is discovered in the first chapter when the murderer describes being wracked with the pain of being ripped apart and put back together again. Then he mauls and eats his murder victim. Summers' description of the mau ...more
"Red" is a dystopian paranormal fantasy involving a female officer, Gina Santiago, aka Red who is with the IPTT (International Paranormal Tactical Team). One thing hasn't changed in this dystopian world of the future, strong, capable women are still looked down upon ...more
I was not warned, so I got quite a shock to my system.
Honestly, I knew from the moment I saw this book, that I would love it. BUT the attraction between Gina and Morgan was so unnecessary and ridiculous, that it ruined the whole story for me. Instead of keeping the entire series focused on the plot line of catching a deranged serial killer, Gina and Morgan became so obsess ...more
A definite recommend.
War is brewing in a near-future world where murder is all but unheard of and the existence of creatures known as the Others has yet to be proven.
Gina Santiago has earned the nickname of Red because death and mayhem tend to follow her around in her job as a member of an elite tactical force charged with protecting the world.
Her current case isn’t sanctioned – she is on her own, but can’t let the death of the woman found in ...more
The only two issues that I had with the book are: 1)I figured out the villain f ...more
Es un libro interesante, pero tiene algunos fallos, que personalmente le restan muchos puntos a la valoración general.
El mundo y los personajes que ha creado Jordan Summers traen consigo algo que me atrajo: crudeza . Y es que hasta ahora no había leído sobre hombres lobo, fuera del género de terror, que se presentaran más como animales qu ...more
Gina Santiago, aka "Red", is a member of an elite tactical team responsible for tracking down the worst of criminals in this post-apocalyptic world. When a gruesome murder case wraps up a little too easily for Gina's tastes, she decides to further investigate. Her investigation leads her to sexy sheriff, Morgan Hunter as well as some ...more
The book alternates like that--we have a mostly third person POV (either from Morgan or Gina's perspective), but occasional chapters are from the killer's first person POV, esp ...more
At first, I cringed when it came off as another paranormal romance where the lead female, Red, is strong and independent to the point of annoyance. I was pleasantly surprised that this was not the ca ...more
At its best, the prose is passable and doesn't detract from the story. At its w ...more
This is the first book in a series, and it shows tremendous promise as well as some bothe ...more
Poorly written with clunky, juvenile dialogue and florid descriptors, this was honestly th ...more
Red by Jordan Summers is my fast-paced example in this consideration of the RA element pacing (and it's more urban fantasy/paranormal romance than Sacred Book of the Werewolf). When the opening scene (prefaced by no background info) is a werewolf lustily devouring a human, you likely have a fast-paced book on your hands. There are multiple mysteries in the book that ...more