Last year I was in a book slump of sorts, I mean I read, but not near as much as I was used to. This year I’m ALL THE BOOKS, ALL THE TIME. I want everything. My TBR pile is growing by leaps and bounds.
WHAT I READ IN APRIL:
Supernatural Bounty Hunter isn’t the sort of thing you see on LinkedIn. But with a rare type of magic like mine, I don’t have many options. If people found out what I could do—what I am—I would kiss my freedom goodbye.
So dangerous or not, the job is mine. And it was going fine, until an old as sin vampire stole my mark, and with it, my pay day.
Knowing I’m poor and desperate, he has offered me a job. I’ll have to work by his side to help solve a top secret case.
Everyone knows not to trust vampires. Especially a hot elder vampire. But without any other jobs coming up, I’m stuck. As I uncover a web of lies and treachery, revealing an enemy I didn’t know existed, the truth of my identity is threatened. I might make it out alive, only to end up in a gilded cage
Holy crap, I enjoyed this book so much. At about 25% in I went to the author’s website to figure out when the next book in the series was coming out, because I already knew I would be putting it on my TBR list.
The heroine is sarcastic and funny and totally kicks ass, her vampire partner is proper and a bit uptight and I CAN NOT WAIT for more of them together. The world-building is interesting… mages, witches, vamps, werewolves, elves and more who live either in the Brink (non-magic Earth) or the Realm (you have to have enough magic to cross over into the Realm.) The heroine, Reagan, is a bounty hunter who has a hell of a lot of magic and abilities that she wants to keep on the down low because no one needs to know of her heritage. Then she gets roped into helping out the vampires on a bounty and all hell breaks loose. 🙂
The Verdict: I’ve already subscribed to the author’s newsletter so I can be informed the minute the next book releases.
The supernatural storm of the century is coming.
Leda’s quest to gain the magic she needs to save her brother leads her to the castle of the Dragons, home of four soldiers in the Legion of Angels with extraordinary powers over the elements. If she makes it through their training, she might just survive her next sip of the gods’ Nectar and level up her magic.
But the gods’ gifts of magic come at a price. Leda can already feel the Nectar changing her, making her less human—and so is her budding romance with the angel Nero. Sip by sip, kiss by kiss, the change is taking hold of her.
As if that’s not enough, Leda finds herself once again caught between the armies of heaven and hell—and tempted by a darkness that threatens to consume the Earth.
Dragon’s Storm is the fourth book in the Legion of Angels series.
I couldn’t help myself, I had to know if Leda and Nero would finally get together and if readers would finally see Leda move toward fining her brother. All I’ll say is that I was very pleased with this installment. Leda didn’t annoy me quite as much, Nero is still awesome and I liked how the story arc seemed to move forward quite a bit.
The Verdict: Definitely continuing on with this series.
Bloodlust and insanity rule my existence. As a fierce drakoni warrior, this strange new world I find myself in eats at my mind until there is nothing left. There is no light or clarity…until she arrives. I save her life, plucking her from the sky.
From that point on, she is mine.
But the human I have chosen for my mate – Sasha – is fragile and wounded. She does not trust me and fears my presence. I will not give up, though. I will do anything to give her my fires and bond us both in body and spirit. How can I convince her that I want nothing more than her happiness if she will not let me touch her?
How does a dragon woo a human?
I know this is a shocker as I have a Ruby Dixon book on every one of these lists. BUT I CAN’T HELP IT! I’m addicted to her barbarians and her dragons. This is the second book and I enjoyed it just as much as the first book. The world-building feels like it’s expanding and becoming more cohesive. I really, really want a red dragon to find love soon. Someone has to be able to break through all their crazy.
The Verdict: Yep, I’m liking.
WHAT’S UP NEXT:
Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead. But for the agents, the impending thaw means one gruesome thing: a chilling guarantee that somewhere in the country, another young woman will turn up dead in a church with her throat slit and her body surrounded by flowers.
Priya Sravasti’s sister fell victim to the killer years ago. Now she and her mother move every few months, hoping for a new beginning. But when she ends up in the madman’s crosshairs, the hunt takes on new urgency. Only with Priya’s help can the killer be found—but will her desperate hope for closure compel her to put her very life on the line?
This is the follow up to a book I read last month, The Butterfly Garden.
It is said that when war threatens the world, one individual will be selected by prophecy to lead the Shadow Warriors out of the Land of Mist and reclaim the freedom which has been stolen.
Shanti has grown up under the constant threat of war. Since she helped her people defeat a raiding party by using a special power, she’s been a hunted woman. Carrying rare abilities and an uncanny fighting aptitude, Shanti is the only hope of salvation for her people. The problem is, she doesn’t believe in her own divinity, and when she flounders, she nearly fails in the duty hanging so heavy on her shoulders.
It seems like any other day when Sanders and his band of misfit boys find a foreign woman clinging to life in the wastelands. Oblivious to the weapon they now have in their possession, they are content to harbor the mysterious woman until she is well enough to continue her journey. But when the war spreads its arms and lands on her borrowed doorstep, Shanti has no choice but to reveal her secrets, plunging her saviors into danger.
If they band with her, they will face certain death. But to trade her to Xandre, the warlord desperate to add her to his war machine, would be to give up their entire way of life.
I enjoyed my first K.F. Breene book so much I decided to start hitting her backlist while I’m waiting for the second book in the Fire and Ice Trilogy to come out.
The fae live among us. And one of them is a serial killer.
I thought this would be a simple profiling case. Just another Jack-the-Ripper wannabe, prowling London’s streets, searching for easy kills. I was wrong. This killer is fae, and he’s as elusive as smoke on the wind. But I’m an FBI profiler, and it’s my job to track him down.
It doesn’t matter that one of the main suspects–a lethally alluring fae–is trying to seduce me… or kill me, I’m not sure which. I won’t be stopped, not even when panic roils through the streets of London, or when the police start to suspect me.
As I close in on the killer, I follow him to a magical shadow realm that’s like nothing I ever expected, where I’m hunted like prey. Fine. Bring it on. I’m an FBI Agent. And it turns out I have magical powers of my own.
Love this blurb.