27-10-10

Dark Time

Three hundred years ago, se sold her soul to a demon. Now she wants it back.

For centuries, the woman calling herself Maliha Crayne has lived a second life - as an assassin for the malevolent creature who owns her soul. A haunted killer with the blood of countless victims on her hands, she has finally discoverd a way to nullify the demonic pact that chains her: If she saves a life for every one she has taken, she will be free.

But if she fails, her punishments will be unspeakable, undurable....and neverending. (bookcover)

This is the first novel in the Mortal Path series.

The story starts of in the year 1692 where we meet Susannah. She is accused of witchcraft en sentenced to burn at the stake. While she is burning she calls for help which she finds in a demon named Rabishu he is giving her a choice....die in the flames or he'll grant her with eternal life but has to do his bidding. She becomes ageless and an assassin.


We'll take a few leaps trough time and see Susannah in her new life as an ageless and assassin. After a few hundred years she wants out......wants her soul back. Rabishu offers her that chance. If she saves a life for every life she has taken she gets her soul back. But there is a catch she will become mortal again and with every life she saves she will age.

She still heals faster than a 'normal mortal human' and she can still see aura's which gives her some advantages. She now fights to do some good in the world, begin to right what she has done wrong in the last three hundred years. She even gets a love interest named Jake Stackman, a DEA agent.

The ending made me beg for more.....no seriously it's quite the open ending and you want to know what happens next! Is Jake really who he says he is? And off course what will come on Maliha’s path to her final goal....getting her soul back and be free......

Rating: 4/5

18-10-10

Storm front

Harry Dresden - Wizzard
Lost items found. Paranormal investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable rates. No love potions, Endless purses or other entertainment.

Harry Dresden is the best in what he does. Well technically he's the only at what he does. Sowhenthe Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for anwsers. For the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Takes awizzard to catch a - well, whatever.

There's just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder commited with black magic, Harry's seeing dollar signs. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name. And that's when things start to get......interesting.
Magic, it can get a guy killed. (bookcover)

Meet Harry Dresden, a wizzard for hire, a private investigator sort of and he's a consultant for the police department whenever something just doesn't look 'human'. Harry isn't your typical hero, a bit more a anti-hero. Don't get me wrong he know's what he does but it just goes wrong most of the time and what goes right mostly is by accident. He doesn't date much, has bad luck with woman so he says, he has an (enormous) cat named Mister, and he has a fire spirit named Bob, who lives in a skull and helps Harry with his wichcraft. And he has some sort of evil 'babysitter' named Morgan following him everywhere, since he killed another wizzard with magic and well murder with magic means the dead sentence, but since it was supposed to be out of self defence he got another chance and Morgan watching his every step.

Harry is called in by the police for a consultation on a double murder to see if he can figure out who or what did this and how. To him it's quite obvious it's black magic. And because of his past there are (otherwordly) people who suspect him. So now he has to help the police solve this crime bt more importantly he has to clear his name. He is also helping a lady to find her husband, he assumes he's run of with another woman......but is that really the case. And on top of that someone has sent a demon after him just when he's having a date, the first one in a very long time.

This book is what you get when you mix a detective with the supernatural and add in some humour. It's fun and has all the good thing that come with a great detective/crime novel and you have your wizzards, fairy's, vampires and demons.

My rating: 5/5

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Robyn Maxwell doesn’t care that her brother has to cancel out on their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she’s been craving.
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17-10-10

His darkest hunger

Jaxon Castile: jaguar shifter, warrior, assasin. He has long hungered for the chance to make his former lover, Libb Jamieson, pay for her deadley betrayal. After three long years he has found her. The hunt is over...

But the Libby that he finds is not ehat he expected.She has no memory of their tumultuous affair, of her treachery, of anything beyond her own name. A shadowy and deadly clan has marked them both for death, and in an instant, the game changes: the hunter ha become the hunted.

On the run, with the gosts of their past between them and a dark, desperate hunger quickly reclaiming their bodies and souls, Libby and Jaxon must discover the truth behind the dark forces working against them. Together, they must grab hold of a destiny that has the power to either heal them or distroy them.

But the truth is far more shattering than annyone could imagine.....(bookcover)

This is the first novel of the Jaguar warriors series.

This is Juliana Stone's first novel and boy does she deliver....

Jason has been hunting his ex-lover Libby for three years. He has finally found her and wants to make her pay for her betrayel to the antiterrorst unit they both worked and where a team mate died. He is all set to kill her when he decides to confront her first. He finds out she doesn't remember him or anything for that mather. Libby has turned into a whole other person, this woman is weak and in pour health totally not the woman he once loved and now hates. When a sniper takes a shot at him he realizes he has been set up.
Instead of killing Libby he takes her with him to his compound to try and find out who is after him and what happened to Libby.

After some tests it's clear that Libby has been tortured and a spell has made sure she can't remember a thing. The dark mage of the team, Declan can't do anything about the spell because he fears it will kill her. So she has to remember it by herself. But does she want to know what happens.

Has the story progresses Libby does get her memory back and it gives her something to fight for. With her regain of her memory, her strenght and determination return also.
Jaxon, Libby, Declan and Ana (the other team mate who also happens to be a vampire) and their soon joined by Jaxon's broters, go after the ones who are trying to kill them, although Libby has another reason to go after them.......

The chemistry between Libby an Jaxon is just fantastic. You can feel the draw between them but Jaxon keeps pushing it away because he has been hating Libby for three years. He is confused and frustrated over the physical attraction he strongly feels towards Libby and takes his frustration out on Libby. She also feels the physical atraction eventhough she can't remember their relationship. And although Jaxon goes from hot to cold towards her she has this feeling she's safe around him.

This story has a lot of twists and plots and the ending keeps you asking for more. It's an open ending and you just want to know what more is in store for them. I'ts fast paced and the romance scenes ar hot! This is one of those books you have trouble with putting down.

My rating: 4/5

09-10-10

Night's cold kiss

For centuries war raged between humans and Aeturnus vampires - until courageous efforts on both sides forged a fragile peace.
But the rogue Necrodrainiacs will never be controlled - addicted as they are to the death-high....and bloody chaos.

Since witnessing the murder of her mother, Antoinette Petrescu has burned with fiery hatred for the vampire race - even for Christian Laroque, the noble, dangerously handsome Aeternus who rescued her. Now an elite Venator, Antoinette must reluctanly accept Christian's help to achieve her vengeance - even as he plots to use the beautiful, unsuspecting warrior as bait to draw out the bloodthisty dreniacs. (Bookcover)

This is the first novel in the Dark Brethren serie.

So in this world there are two sorts of vampires Aeternus vampires and Necrodrainiacs or dreniacs, the good and the bad vampires. An Aeternus becomes a dreniac if he or she drains a human while feeding.

The story is about Antoinette Petrescu, a Venator, a bounty hunter specialized in dreniacs. The story starts off with one of her 'jobs'. So you get right into the action. She has to go unto a mission with two Aeturnus vampires Christian and Viktor. They have to find a dreniac who is killing woman who look like Antoinette.....
This story starts off with action and not much later it gets al hot and steamy. So no long waiting you just dive right in. Because it's throughout the book that didn't bother me.
Antoinette is a loner she works with her brother and lives for her work. She is tough but isn't reckless as most of the heroines you read about. No she is well trained and thinks before she acts.
Christian is the handsome vampire. Who also is the one who 'saved' Antoinette and her brother after her mother was killed by dreniac (she just doesn't know that)
The relationship between Antoinette and Christian is 'difficult' they both have feelings and both have different reasons to try and fight them. The sexual tension is great between them and you keep wondering when they will give in to their feelings.
Viktor is Christians best friend and funny as hell. The relationship between Antoinette and Viktor is great. She might hate vampires but she enjoys his company and they become friends. She has always been a loner and you get to see another side of her.

This is an action packed, fast paced, hot sexy, dark, well written story.

Tracey O'Hara shows a whole new paranormal world. And the last few pages of the book she put a glossery of terms to explame it all. And that is quite handy because she doen't have to explain to big in the story itself. So not an overload of information just a great story.

My rating: 5/5

08-10-10

Dead witch walking

All the creatures of the night gather in the Hollows of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party ... and to feed. Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining -- and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized. A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she'll bring 'em back alive, dead ... or undead. (bookcover)

This is the first novel in the Hollows serie.

In this world the creatures of the night (Inderlanders) live knowingly amongst humans. They were discovered when humans created a virus with geneticley modefied tomatos. The virus almost wiped out human-kind and vampires alike. Witches and like stood out because they were imune. Most Inderlanders now live in the Hollows.

Rachel Morgan is a witch and after quitting the I.S. she gets in a lot of trouble. Her vampire co-worker (the best of the I.S.) quits with her and her boss isn't happy about it and puts a dead treat on her head. Now she has to avoid being killed, find a way to pay of the dead treat and she is starting her own business with Ivy a vampire and Jenks a pixie. They end up living together in a church. To try to pay of the dead treat she goes after Trent Kalamack a drug dealer.

Rachel is stubborn and doesn't think before she acts, she rejects help from her friends, but keeps ending up saved by them. The chemistry between Rachel and Ivy is great and Jenks is downright funny.

The story is good, but the first half of the book was really slow. Towards the end of the book it gets a lot better. The story is fast paced and has a lot af action.
The end makes me wonder what will happen next to Rachel, Ivy and Jenks. And though this book was a bit hard to read I will read the next one to see what will happen to them.

Rating: 3/5

Blindsighted

When a young college professor is brutally murdered in a small Georgia town, pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton conducts the autopsy that reveals the full extent of a twisted killer at work. As Sara's ex-husband, police chief Jeffery Tolliver, leads the investigation, a second victim is found crucified. However, it's Sara who holds the key to finding the killer--a secret from her past that can unmask a malevolent psychopath. (Bookcover)

(I read this book in Dutch So it means a differtent cover with a different name in the picture)

This is the first novel in the Grant County serie.

Alright to begin I want to say this book really isn't for the faint hearted. Karin Slaughter really knows how to write a graphic story.....crime scenes and crimes itself are written in detail and it isn't pretty.

The book is about Sara Linton the pediatricion and the towns coroner, Jeffrey Tolliver the chief of police and Sarah's ex-husband and Lena Adams police detective working under Jeffrey and she's the twinsister of the first murder victom. This makes it quite the interesting bunch. The characters are well developed people with flaws. Sometimes they anoy the hell out of you but still you can understand here the come from. Kinda like real people....don't we all know people like that?

For me this was a really good "who done it" You see the Sara, Jeffrey ad Lena trying to find and put all the puzzle pieces together to find the killler. Each with there own motives. Some dark secrets get revealed along the way and what is going to happen with the (broken) relationship between Sara and Jeffrey.

This book is a fast paced pageturner and well written. Karin Slaughter really delivers a great first novel.

Rating: 5/5

05-10-10

Kitty and the midnight hour

Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station - and she also happens to be a werewolf. One night, sick of the usual lame song requests, she accidentally starts 'The Midnight Hour', a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. Almost immediately she's deluged by calls from desperate vampires, werewolves and witches from all across the country, wanting to share their woes and ask her advice. Kitty's new show is a raging success, but it's Kitty herself who could use some help, not least because her monthly change is a deep and dark secret to all but a very special few. And when she finds one very sexy werewolf-hunter on her tail, not to mention a few homicidal undead, she realises she may just may have bitten off more than she can chew ...(bookcover)

This is the first novel in the Kitty Norville serie.

This book is a fun read. And a good first novel. You don't get burried under a lot of information.
Kitty isn't your everage heroine, she maybe a werewolf but not the kickass one you would suspect. No she is just a girl in another kind of world and doen't quite know how to deal with it. Except in her radio show 'The midnight hour' where she gives advice to other supernaturals. And not only that in her show she gets 'discovered' and a lot af people know she is a werewolf and that they and vampires really excist. Which pisses some off. She even gets a werewolfhunter (for hire) after her. And she defenitly has some trouble in the pack. The only thing that gets her trough is her best friend TJ. Their relationship is really great. Just what you expect from best friends. Eventhough they are very different it just makes sense that they are friends.

The ending was quite unexpected for me but I liked it. It makes sure that Kitty gets to have some great new adventures in the big bad world.

I must admit that sometimes I found  the "radio" a bit boring but that was mostly in the beginning. After the story got along it al fit together.

This book is fast written and doesn't linger to much on events and has some great action.
Carrie Vaughn really wrote a great first novel and I for one can't wait to see what happens next to Kitty.

Rating: 4/5


04-10-10

Dead girls are easy

Nicki Styx is strictly Goth and vintage, until a brush with the afterlife leaves her with the ability to see dead people. Now, Atlantas ghosts are knocking on her door, but things get even more complicated for Nicki when a friend foolishly sells her soul to the devil. (Bookcover)

This is the first novel in the Nicki Styx serie.

After a near death experience Nicki Styx sees ghosts. When her friend is murderd and comes to her everything changes. Her friend isn't just dead and needs help there is something else going on and she has to figure out how so her friend can rest in peace and safe her own life. T do this she finds help from her friend's granny Yulep.
The other part of the story is the love interest between Nicki and the hunky doctor Joe Bascombe. He is the atending doctor when she is brought in with a heart attack. They start dating wich doesn't go as planned and I ain't only talking about the ghosts who come knocking on Nicki's door.

I liked this book. It's really fun and easy to read. I especially liked the relationship between Nicki and her best friend Evan. He is just to funny and their relationship gives just a little spin to the story.
This is a good first novel of a serie. You don't get to much background information wich makes it really easy to read. I read it in just a few hours. I'm defenitly going to read to next book in this serie

Rating: 5/5