Dancing with the Devil
I really couldn't get into the book. The villain (Jasper) portrayed in this novel was vicious and evil to the nth degree. The dangers and suspense were not bad, and the plot was quite reasonably fair. However, that's basically where things ended. There was absolutely no real characterization in this book - the characters felt "flat" to my psychic senses. The romantic relationshi ...more
Michael Kelly is a 300 year old vampire. Tracking down and k ...more
Characters don't behave the way they should. Their reactions to events are just WRONG.
If you release a monster on the world that kills multiple people, the emotional reaction from the character shouldn't be "oh, well",or "no biggie",or "ooopsy". It is totally off-putting.
The main character is a narcissistic, stubborn, semi-retarded woman... I just can't relate. ...more
First in the Nikki & Michael series
Nikki James is a Private Investigator with a past that has been haunting her for years and an ability that has done nothing but harm people. Everything changes for Nikki when she follows a teenager named Monica Trevgard who reminds her of herself into the shadows and finds herself ensnared in war between two men that aren’t human. Michael Kelly came to Lyndhurst to protect Nikki and ends up finding his archenemy, wh...more
Whatever the reasons, I can't and won't say this has been a good read for me. At times it felt more like a chore than a pleasure. I had the idea the story couldn't decide what it is: pnr or UF? I found it weak ...more
I really liked it, but something was missing that kept me from getting truly invested in it. Nikki and Michael were fleshed out characters, but they needed more time for their connection to be believable. Their relationship was rushed, but I did like them together.
Nikki was aggravating sometimes. It was admirable that she always tried to do what was right, but not when her own life was at risk. She ran head first into danger quite a few times despite her own intuition and other warning ...more
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Anyway, we’ve got lots of fun super powers here. Visions and telepathy and telekinesis and witches and vampires and psychometry and ZOMBIES! Plenty of action, and a romance. Awwww! But, Nikki has some work to do there. Can’t say more.
A very fun book with likable characters. I will definitely read on ...more
DANCING WITH THE DEVIL took me by surprise. As a Keri Arthur fan, I have loved both her Riley Jensen series as well as her Dark Angels series. So when I found out that she was rereleasing this series, I jumped at the chance at reading it.
All of the great characteristics you expect in an Arthur book is present. There’s fabulous worldbuilding, incredible action sequences and strong characters that have a lot of room to grow. However, there was one thing that really stood out for me with this b ...more
Dancing with the Devil introduces us to Nikki & Michael.
Nikki James is a Private Investigator with strong psychic abilities. Her abilities include psychom ...more
This is the first book I’ve read by Kerri Arthur and I was pleasantly surprised.
There was never a boring moment as this book was filled with action from start to end and I definitely didn’t expect that. The writing was vivid and fluid which kept me engaged the whole time – it was really hard to put this book down. There was a cheesy line or two along the way and a bit humor here and there which rounded the story up quite well.
The beginning of the story, while many things happened, still ...more
This story has so m ...more
This story is one of Keri Arthur's earlier novels, re-edited. Nikki is a Private Investigator who has psychic abilities, Michael Kelly is a centuries old vampire who works with the Damask Circle.
They are both working on the same villain. Michael looking to kill the crazy Vampire: Jasper, Nikki, who is asked to find a rich man's daughter (who incidentally got herself involved with Jasper).
As the two meet, they find themselves drawn to one another.
This novel was a good start to ...more
Private investigator and psychic Nikki James is on a case that's hitting a little close to home. She's tracking a troubled teen for her frantic father, a teen who reminds Nikki of herself at that age, when the girl enters an abandoned house with a serious lack of curbside...or any other sort of appeal.
Nikki can feel the evil that waits within the building, calling to her client's daughter, courting her. It's like nothing Nikki has ever felt before and it makes her wa ...more
Unfortunately, I hated Nikki. She was TSTL and unbelievably naive. I hated everything she did... She'd say something and I'd be like "WTF is she thinking?" She'd do something and I'd go "Holy shit, she has a death wish." Like the entire first chapter is her going "Oh man, this is a bad idea. Everything in my body and soul is saying not to go into this house. So I'm ...more
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Good God this book was boring.
Seriously, I did not expect this. The "heroes" kept getting into traps, nearly dying, failing and in pain. Rinse and repeat. It got old real quick. Even scenes one would normally classify as action scenes were dull and dry without an ounce of soul.
And let's just take a second to lament how dumb someone has to be to fall into traps over and over and over again. At a certain point, couldn't you try to put a trap of your own? ...more
This is typical Keri Arthur in many ways. This ...more
Michael has been tracking Jasper for years trying to stop his ruthless killing spree. When he realises that Jasper is intent on cla ...more
Nikki - our leading lady - is a psychic private detective, hired by one of the wealthiest men in the city to track down his daughter Monica. Normally that would be easier said then done, but Monica has taken up with a man named Jasper, a crazed and sadistic vampire. They very same vampire that M ...more
All you need to know about the quality of the plot, in one quote: (Nikki is in a dark basement, and just walked into a room where Something Horrible is hiding.)
"Perhaps if she clos ...more
After living a few years on the streets, Nikki now works as a private investigator for her boss and father like friend, Jake. She has the unique ability of psychometry which her family deemed witchcraft or devil worshipping. So, her father abandoned Hera d her mother but when her mother died no one else would take her.
Nikki has been ask ...more
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