Posts Tagged ‘Keri Arthur’

Gabriel has finally gotten his way; he and Sam are no longer partners. He’s set a tail to follow her though, as she’s guarding a man who seems to be a product of the military experiments uncovered in Book 2. More is uncovered about the former military and people who are connected to it are dying horrible deaths. Sam is getting more memories of her past back, and learning more about her abilities. She’s also learning more about Sethanon, the criminal mastermind who’s killing Spook Squad agents, and his connection to her.

This has more of the action, crime, conspiracies and sexual tension that Keri Arthur writes so well. I grew increasingly annoyed at the hero’s ‘traumatic past’ and am thankful he’s not described anywhere as ‘dark and brooding’. The heroine has no time for his brooding though, and goes off to do her own thing. Yes!

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Supplied for Hatchette New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

 

This time Sam is tracking a killer who is focusing on people connected to a military project, a project that seems to have knowledge of her background. People with answers to questions of her past are showing up and either dying or refusing to talk. Added to that is the appearance of an ‘imaginary friend’ she only sees when asleep and the emergence of her psychic talents. Plus the attempts on her life are on-going while the tall, dark, and handsome guy is ignoring her.

This was another fun read with more action, adventure and the government conspiracy getting bigger and scarier as more of it is exposed. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series so I can find out what happens next!

Piatkus

Supplied for Hatchette New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

 

Set in the same futuristic world as the Riley Jensen series, vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, and other creatures (man-made or not) share the city of Melbourne with humans. The heroine is Samantha, a cop who has no memory of her past and no family. She fatally shoots her partner, who has been changed into a vampire. Sam is then assigned to the Spook Squad, a unit of the police dedicated to protecting humans from paranormal crime. She sets about finding out what happened to her partner, while dodging numerous attempts on her life.

This book was fast paced, with lots of action. Questions are raised along the way and mostly answered, raising even more questions that may be answered in Book 2. This is a shorter read than her later Riley Jenson series, but fans of one will be happy with the other. There’s action, adventure, government conspiracies, and sexual tension with a tall, dark, handsome good guy.

Piatkus

Supplied for Hatchette New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

Darkness Unbound – Keri Arthur

Posted: September 29, 2012 in Review
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Darkness Unbound

Keri Arthur

Published by Piatkus

Supplied by Hatchette

Reviewed by Jan

Risa Jones is half werewolf and half Adeh, a non-physical being that can assume a physical form. She can go to the grey world between the physical and dying, where the souls of the dying are. Asked by her clairvoent mother Dia to check a client’s comatose daughter, Risa finds the child’s soul has been torn out of her body and destroyed. After making the terrifying discovery that a sinister force is stealing souls, preventing the dead from ever knowing the afterlife, Risa finds supernatural beings are trying to kidnap her. Also, that Azriel, a reaper, is following her.

Reapers are beings that escort souls through the grey world to heaven or hell. Azriel is following Risa in the hope of finding her father, an Aedh priest. The Aedh are the gatekeepers that guard the gates between heaven and hell and mortality, stopping demons from escaping. If the gates are permanently closed they would prevent souls from moving on. Keys were created to permanently lock the gates, but now they have gone missing. The only person who can find them again is a blood relative of the man who stole them – Risa’s father.

Risa’s best friends/flatmates help her out, Illiana – a powerful witch, and Tao – a werewolf with fire abilities, as well as some rather interesting new characters. Riley, Rhoan and the gang also play a role in pursueing the practitioner of blood magic seizing souls. There are also two sexy men for Risa, the mysterious Azriel, and Lucien – an Aedh who may have lost his wings but none of his sex appeal.

Darkness Unbound is the first book in the new Dark Angels series. It is set in the same world as the Riley Jensen series by Keri Arthur . It isn’t necessary to read the Riley Jensen series in order to enjoy this one. I definitely think you should read all the Riley Jenson books first though, mainly because I love them and you would be missing out. If you have read the Riley books then you need to read this one, it’s fantastic! It’s fun seeing what’s happened to old friends and having them as minor characters was enjoyable.

Keri Arthur once again proves just how good she is at writing an intriguing book with a fast moving plot that has plenty of steaminess on the side. It’s packed with some awesome and unique supernatural characters, a few sexy men, lots of action and mystery, and a few heart breaking moments. The ending left a lot of loose ends, setting the scene for the next Dark Angel book.

Keri Arthur

Circle Of Fire: Damask Circle Book 1

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Published by Piatkus

The Damask Circle is an organisation that is made up of people with supernatural talents that fight supernatural evil.  Jon Barnett is hawk shape shifter who is investigating the disappearance of sixteen teenagers, some of whose bodies have been discovered drained of blood.  When he’s shot and left for dead, he appears to Maddie Smith in several dreams, asking for her help.  Maddie is a clairvoyant fire starter who has never accepted her gifts and, being thought crazy by her family, has retreated from the world.  She ignores Jon until her nephew vanishes and she needs Jon’s help to find him.

Though I never figured out who the first panther was, I enjoyed the story.  This book has Keri Arthur’s slow build up to the adventure and action, then its nonstop excitement.  The story has the classic man/woman romantic tension, with the hero saving the day.  A light, entertaining read, I’m looking forward to the next in the series.

Keri Arthur

Circle Of Death: Damask Circle Book 2

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Published by Piatkus

Kirby Brown’s best friend is killed by a madman who is now after Kirby – and she has no idea why. Doyle Fitzgerald is part of the Damask Circle and has been sent to Melbourne to hunt down the killer, where he finds Kirby and uses her as bait to draw the killer out.  Kirby’s past is the secret to the killer’s identity and she eventually remembers being part of a circle of witches in her teens, witches who are being drained of their power then ripped apart…….

Another enjoyable paranormal romance from Keri Arthur, full of her trademark action, adventure and romance.  I enjoyed this book, there was action from page one, with grisly murders, witches, vampires, shape shifters, and zombies.  More is learnt about the Damask Circle and what it does.  Looking forward to the next.