Dancing with the Devil (Nikki & Michael #1)
I really couldn't get into the book. The villain (Jasper) portrayed in this novel was vicious and evil to the nth degree. The dangers and suspense were not bad, and the plot was quite reasonably fair. However, that's basically where things ended. There was absolutely no real characterization in this book - the characters felt "flat" to my psychic senses. The romantic relationshi...more
Michael Kelly is a 300 year old vampire. Tracking down and k...more
Whatever the reasons, I can't and won't say this has been a good read for me. At times it felt more like a chore than a pleasure. I had the idea the story couldn't decide what it is: pnr or UF? I found it weak...more
This story is one of Keri Arthur's earlier novels, re-edited. Nikki is a Private Investigator who has psychic abilities, Michael Kelly is a centuries old vampire who works with the Damask Circle.
They are both working on the same villain. Michael looking to kill the crazy Vampire: Jasper, Nikki, who is asked to find a rich man's daughter (who incidentally got herself involved with Jasper).
As the two meet, they find themselves drawn to one another.
This novel was a good start to...more
Characters don't behave the way they should. Their reactions to events are just WRONG.
If you release a monster on the world that kills multiple people, the emotional reaction from the character shouldn't be "oh, well",or "no biggie",or "ooopsy". It is totally off-putting.
The main character is a narcissistic, stubborn, semi-retarded woman... I just can't relate.
Nikki - our leading lady - is a psychic private detective, hired by one of the wealthiest men in the city to track down his daughter Monica. Normally that would be easier said then done, but Monica has taken up with a man named Jasper, a crazed and sadistic vampire. They very same vampire that M...more
DANCING WITH THE DEVIL took me by surprise. As a Keri Arthur fan, I have loved both her Riley Jensen series as well as her Dark Angels series. So when I found out that she was rereleasing this series, I jumped at the chance at reading it.
All of the great characteristics you expect in an Arthur book is present. There’s fabulous worldbuilding, incredible action sequences and strong characters that have a lot of room to grow. However, there was one thing that really stood out for me with this book...more
First in the Nikki & Michael series
Nikki James is a Private Investigator with a past that has been haunting her for years and an ability that has done nothing but harm people. Everything changes for Nikki when she follows a teenager named Monica Trevgard who reminds her of herself into the shadows and finds herself ensnared in war between two men that aren’t human. Michael Kelly came to Lyndhurst to protect Nikki and ends up finding his archenemy...more
Michael has been tracking Jasper for years trying to stop his ruthless killing spree. When he realises that Jasper is intent on cla...more
Dancing with the Devil introduces us to Nikki & Michael.
Nikki James is a Private Investigator with strong psychic abilities. Her abilities include ps...more
This is the first book I’ve read by Kerri Arthur and I was pleasantly surprised.
There was never a boring moment as this book was filled with action from start to end and I definitely didn’t expect that. The writing was vivid and fluid which kept me engaged the whole time – it was really hard to put this book down. There was a cheesy line or two along the way and a bit humor here and there which rounded the story up quite well.
The beginning of the story, while many things happened, still...more
I'll say right up front, this book, even though it is urban fantasy, definitely has more of a paranormal romance vibe at times. Since I don't particularly love the meant-to-be romantic trope, those parts weren't for me, but YMMV.
What I did like was the overall plot. While reading the opening scenes, I thought they would be nothin...more
My breaking point with this book had to be the pacing. I wouldn't say nothing happen...more
While hunting down a missing teen she finds herself being saved by Michael, who also appears to have some strange abilities, including the ability to attract her.
The story is pretty solid, the characters interesting and the relationship has it's ups and downs, quite like reality. I enjoyed the story and I'm looking forward to t...more
This story has so m...more