My first Nora Roberts book and I loved it! I, of course, am partial to witches, witchcraft and Halloween. Loved the romance, the characters, the booksMy first Nora Roberts book and I loved it! I, of course, am partial to witches, witchcraft and Halloween. Loved the romance, the characters, the bookstore, the book club meeting. Fun, fresh and sexy!...more
Well, I'm going to have to read more about this couple and their world.... I still think the Mercy series is the best. Wasn't sure the fleshing out ofWell, I'm going to have to read more about this couple and their world.... I still think the Mercy series is the best. Wasn't sure the fleshing out of the characters plus the rogue wolf/witch situation needed to be together. Charles hadn't healed from his encounter with her Alpha in Chicago. Rushed I guess it how it felt reading this title. Intriguing though... which is why I will give the second book a chance. I did go backwards and read Alpha & Omega because of all the mentions of Justin and other events. It helped a bit on the background. Knowing more about Bran the Marrok was good and the lush scenery in Montana seemed beautiful even in the dead of winter. ...more
A slow beginning that rocked all the way to the end! I love reading about witches, pixies, fae and other creatures that go bump into the night. How abA slow beginning that rocked all the way to the end! I love reading about witches, pixies, fae and other creatures that go bump into the night. How about having two agencies taking care of these creatures when they go bad?
"Apprehending unlicensed and black-art witches was my usual line of work, as it takes a witch to catch a witch. But the street were quieter than usual this week. Everyone who could make it was the West Coast for our yearly convention, leaving me with this gem of a run. A simple snag and drag. It was jus the luck of the Turn that had put me here in the dark and rain. 'Who am I kidding?' I whispered, pulling the strap of my bag farther up my shoulder. I hadn't been sent to tag a witch in a month.: unlicensed, white, dark, or otherwise. Bringing the mayor's son in for Wereing outside of a full moon probably hadn't been the best idea."
Rachel is having work troubles, bad luck she thinks but there is a power behind all her mishaps but she won't find that out yet... Bagging a leprechaun that is evading taxes is her gem for the evening and Jenks the pixy is the only one brave enough to tag with her as she lost a fairy to a frog a few weeks back. Rachel works for Inderland Security and her current corner and outfit has her pegged as a working girl, much to her discomfort. Once in the bar, a few drinks from gentlemen and a chat from another co-worker and vampire... Rachel and Jenks spot their mark. She is bigger than most leprechauns but that is because she has charmed herself and yet she still needs a stool to reach the bar. A slip of the wrist spills a drink which leads Rachel to tagging her mark on the spot and did I giggle...
"Left hand dropping, I snatched the cloth, tangling her in it. My right swung back, then forward with my cuffs, clicking them about her wrists. In an instant it was done. She blinked, shocked. Damn, I'm good. The woman's eyes widened as she realized what had happened. 'Blazes and condemnation!' she cried, sounding elegant with her Irish accent. Hers wasn't faked. 'What the 'ell do you think you're doin'? 'Inderland Security.' I said, slapping my I.S. identification down. The rush was gone already. 'You stand accused of fabricating a rainbow for the purpose of misrepresenting the income generated from said rainbow, failure to file the appropriate requisition forms for said rainbow, failure to notify Rainbow Authority of said rainbow's end... 'It's a lie!' the woman shouted, contorting in the cuffs. Her eyes darted wildly about the bar as all attention focused on her. 'All a lie!I found that pot legally.'
snort, giggle, heehee....
Here is my next favorite part of this story...
"'You canna catch me! ...'Rings of steel alone canna hold me. I've escaped from kings, and sultans, and nasty little children with nets!' ...'Aw, for the love of St. Pete.' she slumped, sending her eyes over the yellow moon, green clover, pink heart, and orange star that decorated my cuffs. 'May the devil's own dog hump your leg. Who squealed about the charms?' 'You caught me with four? Four? I didn't think the old ones still worked.'"
The reference to the cereal sent me over the edge and I was only in chapter one. So Rachel quits the agency to work with Ivy the vampire, the one in the bar. They become a team, but now Rachel is cursed for real and someone is paying to see her exterminated. Jenks join the team and soon the race is one to catch a drug dealer with a little help from her friends and the FIB, Federal Inderland Bureau.
"It was only a matter of time before humanity insisted on a purely human institution to monitor Inderlander activities. The Federal Inderland Bureau arose, dissolving and replacing local law enforcement throughout the U.S. the out-of-work Inderland police and federal agents formed their own police force, the I.S. Rivalry between the two remains high even today, serving to keep a tight lid on the more aggressive Inderlanders."
FIB is dedicated to finding the remaining illegal biolabs (something happened with tomatoes--you will have to read about it in the book) something about clean insulin and staving off leukemia. The FIB wants to find banned technology as the I.S. wants to get the mind altering drug Brimstone off the streets. There was so much information, but I needed it as the book progressed and the story grew. I'm looking forward to the second book in the series... ...more
I love this series with Mercy! Interesting that a demon was possessing a vampire.... I'm a bit torn on Mercy's love life at the moment, but I'm sure tI love this series with Mercy! Interesting that a demon was possessing a vampire.... I'm a bit torn on Mercy's love life at the moment, but I'm sure things will all work out in the end. A mix of Fae, shapeshifters, vamps and werewolves and reality is only the werewolves and Fae have come out of the closet. Looking forward to the next title and another adventure with Mercy and her crew....more
While I really love this series, certain parts of this book dragged. I wanted more of the mystery at times and a little less flirty smack talk from MiWhile I really love this series, certain parts of this book dragged. I wanted more of the mystery at times and a little less flirty smack talk from Michael. I didn't mind the one hook up, but his jealous tendencies got old. Also the F.B.I. agent was a bit too polite even though he wanted to date Charlie. The Female F.B.I. agent was a whiner, so I disliked her very much. The story, the mystery, the crime and the clues were top notch, which is why I gave the book 4 stars. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series....more