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When Temptation Burns by J.K. Beck
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Jul 26, 12

Read in July, 2012

WHEN TEMPTATION BURNS (Shadow Keepers #6) by JK Beck

WHEN TEMPTATION BURNS is the sixth novel in JK Beck’s Shadow Keepers series. The Shadow Keepers series focuses on the lives and loves of various supernatural beings. Many are members of the elite Division 6 and the Preternatural Enforcement Coalition (PEC) who police their own. Trying desperately to stay below the human radar, Division 6 and the PEC bring in those supernaturals who refuse to abide by the law.

Ryan Doyle is a paradaemon-half human/half daemon with the power to extract information from the minds of the recently deceased. Called in whenever a murder victim is a preternatural being, Ryan is able to extricate the information from the victim, but sometimes they arrive at the scene when it is too late. But when a terrified werewolf is found dying from multiple wounds and colloidal silver poisoning, the PEC knows this is not a random attack. He was one of their operatives trying to gather information on a rapidly expanding group hoping to destroy and take down the unnatural demons that inhabit the earth.

Andrea (Andy) Tarrent is a preacher’s daughter but also a very gifted reporter. One of the few women able to interview and report about a serial killer who was brutally raping and killing young woman, Andy found herself suddenly the target of the PEC (and more specifically Doyle) when the killer revealed his connection to the supernatural world. And Andy’s father is a firm believer that demons roam the world devouring and destroying everything they touch.

Andy’s introduction into the supernatural world is fast and immediate when she finds herself at a party sponsored by the people hoping to expose the vampires and weres. And she is further shocked when her father is a card-carrying member. But it is Doyle’s presence that both confuses and concerns Andy, especially when there is an attraction to each other that neither can resist.

As an undercover operative, Doyle is torn-revealing his true identity to Andy could mean compromising the investigation. But when they find themselves under fire, Doyle’s daemon will surface and it is Andy who is more than willing to help the man who saved her life.

Paul is the leader of the LA movement hoping to expose and take down the PEC. But Paul has a darker side that will eventually put everyone that Andy loves in danger. Hoping to recruit an army of warriors, Paul is willing to use any available method, including a serial killer with the information on the whereabouts of the PEC and Division 6. But when Doyle is taken hostage, it will be Andy and her father that will pay the price for their betrayal to the movement.

WHEN TEMPTATION BURNS is a great addition to JK Beck’s Shadow Keepers series. A well-written, fast paced storyline, Ryan Doyle has finally found the mate that has alluded him for so many years or 6 novels-whichever you chose.

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