For those of you that haven't read the first 2 books, that are sadly OOP due to legal issues with Gail's first publisher, you are in for a treat, as sFor those of you that haven't read the first 2 books, that are sadly OOP due to legal issues with Gail's first publisher, you are in for a treat, as she has cleverly incorporated some of the more amusing bits in this novel.
Kaylee certainly is a "shit magnet", and that hasn't changed in this tale. This time she is heavily pregnant when kidnapped by the evil Shani Queen Mother. With her telepathic baby Thor not even born yet, but just as mouthy as his mom, and his BFF a baby Tabor called Haki, and Bree's stepdad Hank who is now a coletti warrior, they lurch from one adventure to another but always with the goal of killing the Queen.
Lots of fun and LOL moments, it was a pleasure to once again catch up with Kaylee & Talree and baby Thor is gonna be a handful as he turns into a mini Warlord.
Vexing Voss is #3 in the Coletti Warlords series, and the first published by Loose ID. This book still has the over-the-top great action, humour and oVexing Voss is #3 in the Coletti Warlords series, and the first published by Loose ID. This book still has the over-the-top great action, humour and oddball alien characters as the previous two books, just with added smoothness due to better editing.
Our heroine is Zoey Jones, cousin of Kaylee Jones from book #1 Just My Luck and the hero is Voss, the Overlord's Battle Commander. Zarek the Overlord is the hero of book #2 The Warlord's Comeuppance and pops in occasionally to spice things up.
There is a Galactic War going on between Earth, the Colettis', the Alliance and their allies against the Tai-Kok and Rodan. The reason being that the Tai-Kok and Rodan like to eat us, we taste good. So there is lots of scope for mayhem and destruction and lots of explosions.
And why do aliens always want to tattoo the Jones girls?
I must say though, I missed Woo, the baby Tabor that attached itself to Voss in the first book.
Looking forward to #4 Reality Bites, especially after the last line of this one....more
I love how Gail incorporates her local knowledge of Arizona in this story, I felt like I was there, aloThis was a ★★★★1/2 read for me and I've rounded up.
I love how Gail incorporates her local knowledge of Arizona in this story, I felt like I was there, along with the heat and the flies :)
Our kicka$$ heroine Zelda Dragos (love the name) is an unemployed psychic and demon slayer and finding it tough to make a buck in this economic climate, when she chances on a story of Montezuma's gold and just knows it is hers.
The only drawback is the hero, Derek Sloan, ex-Navy Seal Commander and CIA operative. He found the link to the treasure and wasn't happy when the Mexican government appropriated the medallion. Our intrepid adventurers meet at the Museum, both intent on stealing the medallion.
Both have coooooll electronic toys, crazy relatives, lots of secret contacts, lots of stamina, plus Zelda has her ghostly Grandma to assist her.
This story has everything. Kidnapping, repeatedly, an Apache warrior, Aztec myths coming to life, Godiva chocolate, James Bond style action, laughs aplenty, Lear Jet, more chocolate, bikers, helicopter crash, Excalibur and Knights, Hummers flipping, and a heroine who laughs at handcuffs and seriously crazy relatives.
Gail is an autobuy for me, as all her stories are exciting, HEA, very funny, kicka$$ heroines, alpha males who underestimate the good gal at the beginning but love how strong their mates really are, by the end.
I'd love a sequel, Gail, you listening?
Now we just have to wait for Vexing Voss, #3 in the Coletti Warlords series.
An ARC of this story was provided by the Author, for a free and unbiased review.
I really enjoy Gail's books. This one is set in contemporary times with vamps & werewolves and lots of magic.
Our heroine, is one smart mouthed kicI really enjoy Gail's books. This one is set in contemporary times with vamps & werewolves and lots of magic.
Our heroine, is one smart mouthed kick ass vamp slayer with an extremely dysfunctional family who are all in the business to one degree or another. Most of whom wouldn't mind if she died in the line of duty.
Ian McGregor, master vamp, steals Bunny's virginity on her 21st birthday and she retaliates by blowing up his cars for the next few years.
There is a prophecy about Bunny that everyone seems to know about but her and so numerous vamps are after her to steal her power. Ian most of all because he wants her for his own, as opposed to the others who just want her power before killing her.
Bunny has done the local pack a favour and been made one of them, and she has also done a favour for the local crime boss. So 2 more groups of people that end up chasing her around Las Vegas and variously kidnapping and assisting her to escape rogue vamps and handing her over to Ian, against her will.
Lots of energy and fast twists and turns before we get to the HEA. Just a couple of continuity probs stopped this from being a 5 star read for me.
Second in the Coletti Warlords Series, even though it happens before Just My Luck. This story is Talree's father Zarek, the Overlord of the Coletti EmSecond in the Coletti Warlords Series, even though it happens before Just My Luck. This story is Talree's father Zarek, the Overlord of the Coletti Empire and Detja, the Farin thief.
Detja, a complicated female, also known as The Ghost, is on a mission to retrieve a medallion stolen from her friend, when she runs across Zarek, who has actually been looking for her.
Adnan, a shapeshifter, has been a father to Detja since her own parents were killed when she was little. They share a psychic bond and this is both a good & bad thing. Good in that he can save her if necessary and bad in that he eats people and now needs to go regenerate or he becomes a killing maching, so must sever their connection. He can't leave her all alone & picks Zarek to look after and bond with her.
She of course doesn't agree that she needs anyone and is particularly afraid of what will happen if she bonds to the most feared person in the galaxy.
Loved this latest addition to the Coletti world, and looking forward later this year to the newest - Vexing Voss. ...more
A great synopsis of this book is on Gail's page called Kaylee's Diary. This book has everything. It is very funny, has great sex and lots of adventureA great synopsis of this book is on Gail's page called Kaylee's Diary. This book has everything. It is very funny, has great sex and lots of adventure, lots of aliens both good and bad, some very cute. It is fast paced and very readable. If you like laughing out loud this is the book for you.