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Ninth Crossing: Discovery (Ninth Crossing #1)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  138 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
When a woman says she loves a man more than her own life, it’s understood she’s speaking metaphorically. But then, she just might be serious.

Reagan Sullivan is a thoroughly modern woman. She’s thirty-one, an honors graduate of Yale, and a six year veteran of the Secret Service, sworn to protect the vice president of the United States—who happens to be a widower. A good loo
Kindle Edition, 162 pages
Published April 13th 2012
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Sharon Michael
Aug 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
Fascinating characters, very interesting twist on the *modern* fey realms, great storyline ... and unfortunately ended with what is rapidly becoming my personal "if it was a book instead of on my Kindle I'd throw it through the window" reaction to the cliffhanger endings.

My personal dislike for cliffhanger endings goes very far back and is deeply ingrained for more than one reasons. Unfortunately, with the proliferation of indie authors, the cliffhanger ending seems to be one of the "hooks" auth
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cliffhanger aside, I find the book an absorbing read. Well fleshed characters both main and secondaries and a very entertaining plot. No slow spot for this read but I did not feel any rush at all.
Heroine remained as strong - as a woman and as a professional - from beginning to end. I like how the author brought me into her daily life without too verbose or information dump. I like watching her discover the new world the author is creating, to see the world ripped out from under her feet and watc
Rebecca Forster
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a find! Kate Gordon's debut novelhas it all: suspense, fantasy, romance, great characters, excellent pacing. I started this book on a plane and couldn't wait until my meetings were over to get back to it. That Gordon could so throughly convince me that the main character, Reagain, actually traveled between her job as an agent guarding the vice president of the United Statesand the world of elves (wait 'till you get a load of these elves) is a testament to her amazing ability as an author. M ...more
Kirsten Lenius
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
I enjoyed this story, save for the cliff-hanger ending. It is well written enough that that was not a necesary device to get people to buy the next. Otherwise, it was quite good.
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story, but that cliffhanger.... roar! But I just have to read the next installment
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have to say that Ninth Crossing: Discovery grabbed my attention on page one of the prologue, with Reagan Sullivan and Ian Maitland waking up in a medieval dungeon in Bulgaria. How they got there, and what their fate would be, was the storyline of Ninth Crossing, a very creative and well written fantasy romance by Kate Gordon.

In the here-and-now world, Reagan and Ian were Secret Service agents charged with protecting the Vice President of the United States. They were also deeply attracted to ea
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reagan Sullivan has wanted nothing more than to be Secret Service Agent assigned and in charge to Vice President Tony Castillo's detail. Reagan is also friends with V.P. Castillo and has his trust. Reagan's work is important to her yet her attraction to Ian Maitland is affecting her job and personal life. Reagan meets Michael (Mick) Ryan who is more than he appears to be. Mick tells Reagan about another world that resides within her own world. This world is divided into two realms Western and Ea ...more
Jeanne Johnston
I almost stopped reading this at the beginning because it was so awkwardly written--stilted inner dialogue with trite phrases and more eye-rolling references (lame celebrity name dropping and pop culture crap that let me know the author was likely young and inexperienced). It read like a an expanded high school creative writing assignment... However, I persisted (desperate not to be short of my reading challenge goal for the year). The cop stuff bored me but the elf and time travel things were h ...more
Apr 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Kate Gordon (nom de plume) does a masterful job of creating a real-life fantasy. The complexities within the story do well to keep the pages turning without coming off as desperate grabs for surprising story twists. The reader can relate to the heroine and her mixed up emotions while feeling drawn to her love interest, all the while, wondering who is the real "bad guy."

My only complaint, and why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars, is that the ending is left open in order to draw the reader to the ne
May 18, 2012 rated it liked it
This book was a complete "change of pace" for me and in a good way. Reagan Sullivan is a secret service person who's job is to protect the vice-president. When she is kidnapped by Irish elves and finds out she is "one of them", the story really takes off. The drama in both of Reagan's worlds is an interesting weave. The second book of this series, Conspiracy, is due out in September. I'll be watching for it!
Dec 06, 2012 rated it did not like it
Huge waste of time.
Badly written, huge problems in the storyline, things that made no sense whatsoever (how can one win a medal for the london olimpic and few years later train for the london olimpic again?!), time stops or don't stop...

oh.. and did I mention that the book stops without any sense in between one phrase and the other?
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The very beginning of this book didn't grab my attention at first. Reagan is the type of girl I like though so I continued reading and was not disappointed. The plot thickens as you read further into the depths of the plot you can't put the book down.
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Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Such an amazing book!!!!!
Aug 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
Interesting book that kept me wanting more.
Victoria Newman
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Is a great book to read
Sera Lewis
Apr 13, 2013 rated it did not like it
Well, it was free.
I liked the book until she was dragged into the other world. I skimmed to the end... Book ends in a cliffhanger.
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Quite good! Hang in there, the beginning is a bit slow but after that its worth it.
Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed it
Jennifer Erwin
Jun 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
I liked this. Great story. It ends in a cliff hanger (what book doesn't these days), but there is only a second book to this series and I am really looking forward to the conclusion.
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book very much! A different take on the Elven realm.....
K.A. Jordan
May 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Interesting start of a new series.

Gordon treads between Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.
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