Well, on Nov 2-3, less than two weeks, I’ll be at my first book event with three other lovely lady authors, Magen McMinimy, Brandy L. Rivers and Sarah M. Cradit. Now we all know each other from our friend Facebook, but we decided to share our works with one another so that we could familiarize ourselves with our writing before we all meet up. I just finished the first book, In too Deep by Brandy L. Rivers… FANTASTIC!! I can’t wait to sink my teeth into her other works, but for now, I shall review the first book about Edenton and then move on to the next author. If anyone is near, Kirkland, WA on Nov 2 or Nov 3, please come see us at the Northwest Bookfest!! We would love to meet you!!
Wow, What an AMAZING book!! Brandy Rivers is a true talent in the vein of Kresley Cole. River’s writing is exceptional and engaging and she has a great mastery of her characters. They grow and change and have their flaws, but the feel is instinctive and the flow is easy and appealing. The world she has created in Edenton is fantastic. A Small town in the wilderness filled with paranormals called Others. This is the story of Fallon and Brody and it’s exciting, hot, sexy and full of adventure. And yeah, hot!!
The supporting characters have all the draw and definition I crave as a reader. They are all different and some are good and some are bad and some are both. There is a glossary at the end of the book to keep straight all the Others and the terms they use. I found I didn’t need it, but it was nice to have it there.
I give this Book 5 stars and recommend it to anyone looking for a paranormal romance erotica. Just Fantastic!!!
The second book in the Wendy Markland Series is Necromancer by Scott Harper. At the end of Predator of Prey, the first book, Wendy is reeling from the knowledge that vampires and werewolves truly exist and is attempting to recover from the death of her younger brother, Glen. Necromancer picks up two years later and not too much has changed. Wendy is still trying to track down any vampire she can find and destroy it, but it’s been a pretty arid two years, until she here’s about Pinewick, NJ and the walking dead.
I am quickly becoming a fan of Scott Harper and this series. I loved the first book and I love this one equally. I really admire the change up in this book, from vampires to other worldly “villains”. Scott once again delivers fully fleshed characters and introduces us to a new band of allies that Wendy can ultimately depend on. Wendy is beautiful and smart with an iron will, but she is flawed and vulnerable and this book definitely shows us those strengths and flaws. Wendy is someone we the readers are rooting for and can also identify with.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading book 3, Vindicated.
The first book in the Wendy Markland series – Predators or Prey?… WOW, I loved this book! What a ride! The main character is Wendy Markland, a young woman who runs a vampire hunter grift with her boyfriend, Jacob, while raising her little brother, Glen, merely nine years old. The story takes an ugly turn when Wendy and Jacob discover that vampires are real, now they are being hunted.
Scott Harper deftly handles the raw emotion of each situation, taking the reader on a journey of terror and self-discovery. Wendy is a wonderful hero, flawed, yet likeable and human. The villains of this book run the gambit from seething, quiet evil to violent bully; and even our anti-hero is beautifully drawn back and forth from like to dislike. Mr. Harper is a truly talented writer who sets up each scene beautifully, the sights and smells are vivid, without being over drawn.
I read this book in one day and I’m excited to start reading the next installment, Necromancer. It is my understanding that these novels are being converted into graphic novels and I cannot wait to see them. This story lends itself beautifully to episodic art; the horror genre always having been my favorite in this particular world. If you have not yet read this book, you are missing out.
The world of Wendy Markland is a world we should all experience.