It's official. I'm a gal that's hooked and can't get enough of Fionn Jameson's Blood Martyr chapter series. Woo!
I started this alongside Teresa D'Amar...moreIt's official. I'm a gal that's hooked and can't get enough of Fionn Jameson's Blood Martyr chapter series. Woo!
I started this alongside Teresa D'Amario's SheWolf book and I was just in paranormal happy world then. Now I await with bated breath each chapter that comes out from this series. Beware though. If you are impatient you may be ripping your hair out during this series waiting for the next chapter because these are some serious cliffhangers!
Tanith is the lead heroine here dealing with humans, the Were King and a few fellow vampires within her city. It's all written in the first person, normally I'm not too jazzed about this POV but I LOVE Tanith's quips and inner thoughts. It wouldn't fit any other way.
Hot love scenes make this a steamy read and there's always danger lurking around the next page to make you wanna see what happens next.
The Blood Martyr series goes on my best of 2008 list! I highly recommend this dark urban fantasy!(less)
I found this one really hard to get through. The blurb sounded fabulous but it didn't feel like the story and characters got to that point of intrigue...moreI found this one really hard to get through. The blurb sounded fabulous but it didn't feel like the story and characters got to that point of intrigue.
It's a bit of a frustrating read because there are so many things happening but not enough meat and complexity in the characters and the world to warrant why things are happening as they do and what exactly is driving the heroine. I found myself wondering what the ogres looked like, what brought them about, basically what their story was, etc. It's based on a fairytales, true but there were lots of hints that there would be more to the story than the back and forth banter and high sexual tension that was the main focus of the story. I may pick this back up again later to try it out and see if there's anymore to the story than what was presented but for now this one is a dnf for me. :-(
Vivi Anna is an awesome storyteller with her Valorian Chronicles and they're still running on full steam ahead with her newest offering The Vampire's...more Vivi Anna is an awesome storyteller with her Valorian Chronicles and they're still running on full steam ahead with her newest offering The Vampire's Quest.
This time Kellen Falcon, former lab technician and ballistics expert of the OCU (Otherworld Crime Unit) ventures to Europe for help in his degenerative blood disease called Sangcerritus. The last time we saw him he went a bit ballistic on newcomer and human Eve Grant (who became leader Cane's wife) and the reveal came a few books back. Now we're finally getting down to the nitty gritty of how the disease works on vampires, slowly causing the poor victims to go mad.
Kellen's doctor visit turns on a sour note when a blast in the hospital nearly takes him out. Kellen survives only to become the suspect number one in the Nouveau Monde Otherworld Unit and eventually catches the eye of criminologist Sophie St. Clair who is working the case.
I was really interested in seeing how Ms. Anna not only makes Kellen a hero but also how she deals with a man on death row so to speak. Not to mention the relationship between him and a lycan woman who's father has told her before that "no alpha daughter of mine should be prancing around with a bloodsucker." There was an ongoing story arc throughout the first three books that had concluded in the last book (Veiled Truth) and I also wondered what kinds of turns this story would take in the aftermath. Ms. Anna didn't disappoint on all accounts as she adds a mixture of thrilling suspense to go with the mystery and romance.
I loved how the two units mirrored a bit of real life in how easier Otherworld and human got along in Europe. There was also a bit of real world tension between the two races of lycan and vampire not intermating due to pack politics and one not liking the other. I wonder if we'll be seeing more of Nouveau Monde in the near future. I'll definitely be a long for the ride.
If you love CSI type mysteries with a dash of romance you definitely want to pick up the Valorian Chronicles series by Vivi Anna. Each book stands alone but you'd do yourself a favor in catching up on each of the characters to see how they relate to one another throughout the books. Here's the series in order:
Blood Secrets (Caine Valorian and Eve Grant's story) Dark Lies (Jace Jericho and Tala Channing's story) Veiled Truth (Lyra Magice and Theron LeNoir's story) Mahina's Storm (Mahina Garner's story; available as an ebook novella or in the Nocturne Bites anthology 'Midnight Cravings')