" She was like a female Viking warrior maiden, beautiful, pale and kitted out in ornately etched leather and armor."
Brothers, Ryan and Beau have made it their mission to hunt down and kill vampires ever since Beau's girlfriend was murdered. Ryan and Beau find out that they are not the only ones hunting these creatures of the night. They have been getting help from Anara, another type of creature of the night, one that is cursed. Anara is a fierce, female warrior. Anara defeated a few vampires intent on killing two young girls, she promises the girls that she will help take care of them, but her curse makes this impossible. Determined to help the girls, Anara reveals herself to Ryan. Ryan and his brother don't quite know if Anara is on the side of good or evil and Anara doesn't quite know if she can trust the brothers with her secrets, but Ryan sure knows that he is quite madly, deeply enamored with Anara, curse or not.
This was a fun, quick, read reminiscent of Supernatural. Anara is a strong, kick-ass female character and I would love to know more about her curse and her history. The brothers compliment one another, Beau serious and thoughtful, Ryan more emotional and laid-back. Ryan and Anara had a very insta-love connection that got very serious very fast and I didn't know how this developed so quickly with Anara being in her cursed state half the time. Anyhow, the vampire fighting is full force and done well. There is still a lot to be explained with the vampires, their pet werewolves and the mystery of why exactly the vampires want with the two young girls. Hopefully, this will all be part of the next book.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
Alden Caldwell may be one of the richest men in Boston, but he has a problem. Other than living as a werewolf since 1150, he has been attached to the demon Juliana, bound to fulfill her every need. Alden decides that it is time to break this bond. He goes to see psychologist, Maya Kelbeck, the best of the best to break him from his obsession. Maya believes that Alden is suffering from obsessions and delusions, she also finds Alden extremely handsome and caring. After a few late night emergency sessions, Maya learns that Alden’s obsessions might be dangerous and that the delusions are real. Maya must now deal with the secret underworld of werewolves, vampires, demons and ghosts to save Alden.
This book focused on a minor character from the first novella, Alden Caldwell and his psychologist, Maya. Once I learned of Alden’s involvement I was very interested to see where the book would be going. The story is told from Alden and Maya’s alternating points of view. Maya’s character was awesome and I enjoyed watching her go from very professional and clinical to open-minded, tough and romantic. I loved reading about Alden’s history and how he has strived to break free of Juliana. His memories and backstory help to give context to the paranormal aspects of the story with Juliana, the vampires and pet werewolves. His past is extremely intriguing and I would love to know more. His relationship with Maya moves a little fast, but does the trick to help him break his bond with Juliana. Most of all, I’m glad that Maya found the di Taro brothers and their kids. Baby is all grown up and ready to rumble, there are hints about what is special about her and what may be to come. There is a lot of action and surprises when Maya and the di Taro’s break into Juliana’s coven. I was a little disappointed that Anara and Ryan didn’t have a bigger part in this story; hopefully we will pick up their adventures next. Along with the heartbreaking ending, I can’t wait to see what’s next for Maya, Alden and the di Taro clan.
This book was received for free in exchange for an honest review.