Tag: first in a series

Shadow Game – Christine Feehan

9553Title: Shadow Game
 
Author: Christine Feehan
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Series: Ghostwalkers #1
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.14/5
 
 
Why I read this:
 
Synopsis:
The classified experiment is the brainchild of renowned scientist Peter Whitney and his brilliant daughter, Lily. Created to enhance the psychic abilities of an elite squadron, it can transform their natural mental powers into a unique military weapon. But something goes wrong. In the isolated underground labs, the men have been dying-victims of bizarre accidents. Captain Ryland Miller knows he is next. When Dr. Whitney himself is murdered, Ryland has only one person left to trust: the beautiful Lily. Possessed of an uncanny sixth sense herself, Lily shares Ryland’s every new fear, every betrayal, every growing suspicion, and every passionate beat of the heart. Together, they will be drawn deeper into the labyrinth of her father’s past and closer to a secret that someone would kill to keep hidden.
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What I thought about the book:
My second Feehan series (and second book)was even better than the first! I loved this. The Ghostwalkers are such a great concept.
A great book to read if you love PNR but want something a bit different.
 
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Favourite Character: Lily
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 4

Wild Rain – Christine Feehan

490196Title: Wild Rain
 
Author: Christine Feehan
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Series: Leopard People #2
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.18/5
 
 
Why I read this:
 
Synopsis:

What has she done? With a new identity, a staged death, and a chance to flee the treachery that stalks her, Rachael has escaped from a faceless assassin. Now, thousands of miles from home, under the lush canopy of the rain forest, she’s found sanctuary.

Where can she hide? In this world teaming with unusual creatures walks the most exotic of them all. His name is Rio. A native of the forest imbued with a fierce prowess, he is something to be desired. Possessed of secrets of his own, he is something to be feared.

Whom can she trust? But as Rachael’s past looms as oppressively as the heat of the forest, and as Rio unleashes the secret animal instincts that course through his blood, Rachael fears that her isolated haven has become an inescapable hell…

 
What I thought about the book:
My first Christine Feehan book. I’m amazed it took me so long to read her, she’s a bit of a PNR juggernaut! Anyway, this is a perfect paranormal romance shapeshifter book. Ticks all the boxes. Alpha male, insta-love, strong willed damsel in distress and of course sexy times.

My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 3

Succubus Blue – Richelle Mead

1239933Title: Succubus Blues
 
Author: Richelle Mead
 
Genre: Urban Fantasy
 
Series: Georgina Kincaid #1
 
Goodreads Rating: 3.95/5
 
 
Why I read this:
 
Synopsis:

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid’s life is far less exotic. At least there’s her day job at a local bookstore–free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can’t.

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle’s demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won’t help because Georgina’s about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny. . .

 
What I thought about the book:
I really enjoyed this. Georgina is a different kind of kick ass chick. One that doesn’t kick so much ass but is still pretty awesome. I really really loved Seth’s character as well, not the usual guy you read about in urban fantasy and paranormal romance (he didn’t try to take her to his cave for sexy times).
 
Favourite Character: Seth
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut 2

Homecoming – Patricia Briggs

5582295Title: Homecoming
 
Author: Patricia Briggs
 
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Graphic Novel
 
Series: Mercy Thompson #0
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.04/5
 
 
Why I read this: Group read
 
Synopsis: Mercy Thompson is a walker, a magical being with the power to transform into a coyote. She lives on the fine line dividing the everyday world from a darker dimension, observing the supernatural community while standing apart.

When Mercy travels to the Tri-Cities of Washington for a job interview, she quickly finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a gang war between rival packs of werewolves. And as if fangs and fur weren’t bad enough, Mercy must deal with the scariest creature of all: her mother, who is convinced that Mercy is making a mess of her life and determined to set her daughter on the right course.

The thrilling adventures of Mercy Thompson–Moon Called, Blood Bound, and Iron Kissed–have topped the New York Times bestseller list. Now Mercy makes her comics debut in an exclusive new story created by Patricia Briggs. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming is sure to please longtime fans and capture new ones with its mix of unforgettable characters and thrilling supernatural intrigue.

 
What I thought about the book:
This was a really quick read, not much to the story but still very enjoyable. Interesting to see Mercy and Adams first meeting and how she started working with Zee.
What I liked most about this was the artwork. Really want to make some of those images my screensaver.
 
Favourite Character: Mercy
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer: 
Smut meh

Discovered – Em Taylor offer

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Edinburgh is a city that’s slow to change. Which is why in 2061, Professor Lachlan Mackenzie still lives there. He hasn’t changed in the 1000 years since he and his shipmates abandoned ship, forsaken by the Vampyras millions of light years away and left to fend for themselves, feeding off the blood of humans.

Lachlan is drawn to sexy psychologist Kate the moment he steps into her office. He wants to protect her and help her overcome her PTSD. Ignoring the warning signs of his growing attraction he agrees to be her cabin mate on the journey to the new colony on Mars. But when Kate discovers him feeding on bagged blood, all hell breaks loose. Has he been set up by the Vampyr council leader? Will Kate ever forgive his lies? And how does he explain what he is to his long lost daughter who he meets on their journey?

As Kate starts to trust, outside forces threaten to rip them apart. Will Lachlan lose the only woman he’s ever truly bonded with?

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I finished this book yesterday, it’s really good. Way more science fiction based than I was expecting.