on August 2, 2010
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Romance, Urban Fantasy
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Saari Mitchell sees a psychologist in order to understand why-500 years later-she's still dreaming of her dead lover. Her shrink isn't helping, the nightmares come every time she closes her eyes, and the lack of sleep is interfering with her job at Sacred Heart Hospital. With her psychic ability to heal the human spirit on the fritz, her auric radar becomes as reliable as her spotty cell phone service. By day, Dhelis Guidry works as a detective for the new Angeles Police Department investigating the missing or murdered women in the Full-Moon Killer case. In his spare time he hunts rogue vampires as a Tueri executioner. Brogan Vincent is a Tueri healer. Though he could offer his miraculous talents to the rich and powerful, he has chosen anonymity and peace by only using his psychic abilities among the Tueri. One look into Saari's tri-colored eyes and both men realize she is Tueri. One touch tells them each she's their soul mate. But can either of them protect her from the Full-Moon Killer?
Took me a while to write this review. I needed to read both books in the series and then I had to let it marinate. I’m weird like that sometimes.
So let’s see….this was an interesting story and not one I was sure I would like. That’s exactly why I wanted to read it! I’m always pushing the boundaries because I’m getting old and I’m worried that one day I will have missed out on some really good stuff and there just won’t be enough time left to enjoy it. Now if I could apply this to trying new foods my husband would be thrilled….but I digress.
There were a few things in the beginning of the book that caught my attention and had me smiling. Although I was very confused still at that point with who the players were or should I say “what” the players were. Here are a couple that had me chuckling:
This isn’t ‘my parents screwed me up’ issue, Yours is a life altering ‘a witch killed my boyfriend in a ritual that made me immortal’ issue.
and this one….
S/w/f seeks s/m to spend eternity with. Average height, slender build, pleasantly attractive. Tri-colored eyes and pouty lips are my best physical features. I’m smart, independent…and psychic. Eternity means forever, so immortal men only. Sorcerers knowledgeable in curses a pulse.
See? That’s some clever stuff there.
I liked Saari a lot. She had a kick ass attitude and well she’d been around for a long time and knew what she wanted and didn’t want from life. There really wasn’t a lot of hesitation on her part. She was funny and intelligent and wasn’t your typical naive heroine. I also loved her friendship with Mag. It was sweet and endearing and you could really feel the bond and love between them.
I also really liked the love triangle that was but wasn’t but was. Confusing I know…read the book. Both Dhelis and Brogan were sexy beasts in their own right. Both different and appealing. I definitely couldn’t choose one of the other and I’m glad I didn’t have to.
Now I have to mention a few things I didn’t like. It’s not that big of a deal but there were things that jumped out at me. There were some typos and sentences that I wasn’t sure made sense. The story line was great but there was an awful lot to learn in one book and sometimes things came across as confusing. As soon as I thought I had a handle on the Teuri, things would switch to Vampires or Lunates. You really didn’t get a lot of one or the other. But of course that leads to potential other books. I also would have preferred more dealing with the Saari, Dhelis, Brogan love triangle. There were snippets into the relationship but I didn’t really feel that connection I so desperately wanted. I’m sappy like that. I want the mush, the goosebumps, the heated moments, the sexy times. I understood that it was all new to them but I just felt like there could have been some serious flirting and steaminess to lead us into the next book.
All in all I thought this was a really great beginning and I couldn’t wait to see what was in store for the three them so I dived right in to Crimson Sunrise.