On the run from her
former employer, Tess knows that she’s vulnerable on her own amongst the
Elder Races. That’s why she decides to audition to become the human
attendant of a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind demesne. But while her
position affords her the safety she seeks, her protector turns out to be
more than she bargained for.
The right-hand man of the
Nightkind King, Xavier del Torro is both terrifying and alluring. While
his true nature frightens Tess, she can’t ignore the appeal of his
innate sense of integrity and self-restraint. Thrown into Xavier’s
world, Tess must quickly learn to navigate the dangers—both to her life
and to her heart. But the biggest threat comes from her own past….
Graham is a computer whiz/expert, number crunchin, multi-lingual genius
who works for a Djinn in a Vegas Casino. Tess knows things, things that
are dangerous for her health if her Djinn boss Malface, were ever to
find out. That day has come. Tess stuck her nose in someone elses
business and really pissed of Malface, now she's on the run. Xavier del
Toro, a high ranking vampire is looking for a new attendant, and
according to vampire law, you fuck with a vampires attendant, you fuck
with said vampire. Seeing this as her only way to survive Malface's
wrath, Tess desperately seeks any vampires employment during the open
audition. With a give no fucks attitude, and I'm smarter than everyone
in this room statement, she is quickly snatched up by Xavier. Will
Xavier regret his choice and end up killing her himself, or will Tess
win him over with her fucked up argumentative charm?
intro for this book was totally called for. Tess's character in this
story is quite uncalled for. I'm not sure how else to put it. She is the
one seeking help, for a wrong she tried to right. She is the one that
is a mere human, no powers, no magic, no immortality. And yet she goes
to Xavier's estate with an attitude. She has a superiority complex about
her, arguing with everyone about everything, kinda like I did when I
was a teenager, lol.. I know everything and you're stupid, right!
Despite this personality conflict I have with her, I like her. She is
smart, she backs up what she dishes out, and she is a quick thinker.
Tess means well, she does have a heart, and solid distinction with
what's right and wrong. Although the main reason Tess ends up working
for Xavier is because of the story line about Malface, the real story is
a love story, Xavier and Tess's love story. During the course of six
weeks, both Xavier and Tess get to know each other, and Xavier helps
Tess conquer her fears. Each day that goes by, each lesson learned, each
conversation reveals something personal and brings them closer to each
other. When the time comes for Tess to shit or get off the pot, a plan
is formed and the action portion of the book begins!
majority of the story takes place at Xavier's estate with his human
attendants while Tess trains. We do have some short appearances by the
fae, and other vampires, but the story is about Tess whom is human. I
realize this series is about The Elder Races, which are groups of
immortal, magical beings so therefore this particular book may seem
slow, or even boring to some, but I loved it! Their was nothing boring
or slow about the story for me, and I totally heart Tess and Xavier. I
think their story and how they fell in love felt natural, honest, even
sweet at times. For any true romance junkie, you too will love this
story! Happy reading my romantic friends ;)
Eastlake, my girl! I only have wonderful things to say about Sophie and
her God given talent! Sophie narrates for several other books that I
have had the pleasure of listening to, as well as the Elder Races
Series, and I still love, love, love her! She delivers quality, in both
her performance and recording. You will not regret any audiobook you get
with Sophie as the narrator. I whole heartedly give 5 Fangs to Sophie.
Justine Jones lived her
life as a fearful hypochondriac until she was lured into the web of a
mysterious mastermind named Packard, who gifts her with extraordinary
mental powers—dooming her to fight Midcity’s shadowy war on paranormal
crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.
now serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most
powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard and his oldest
friend and worst enemy, Midcity’s new mayor, who has the ability to bend
matter itself to his will.
As the body count grows, Justine
faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers
and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men—one
on a journey of redemption, the other descending into a pit of moral
Jones, a disillusionist for the two most manipulative high caps in
Midcity, is at it again! When I last left Justine, she single handedly
freed Packard from his invisible prison and not only met the man behind
the curtain, but fell for him...Otto Sanchez, Midcity's Mayor. The
struggle is very real for Justine trying to figure out how to be free,
having no clue that her very dream is the dream of another within her
circle, and he, unlike Justine, will do anything to be free. Will the
fight for their freedom unify their bond, or destroy any future for the
entire group of disillusionists?
had a couple of things run through my mind while listening to this
book. First thing was I forgot how entertaining this world was, and it's
characters. The story is so uniquely odd that it's comical. How could
it not be? I mean the main character Justine is a hypochondriac that
believes she has vein star disease, and she also has this weird ability
to be able to transfer her crippling fear into others just by touching
them. Two, the love/hate relationship she has with Packard is true for
me as well. In the beginning he had me going along with Justine about
how he wanted to help her. Then there was the kiss, and then the
betrayal. But the betrayal didn't dissolve that tiny spark in her heart
(nor mine) for him. As much as you want to hate Packard for how he lies
and manipulates her, you just can't cause then he will do some redeeming
shit and you're sucked in all over again. It's quiet maddening. Thirdly
is Otto. We get to know his relationship with Justine and his past
relationship with Packard. I'm not sold on this Otto guy being the one
for her. He's not quite right and I
couldn't put my finger on it until the end of the book. Like Justine,
Otto too is a hypochondriac and they feed off each other, it's gross.
Whenever she is with him I feel dirty afterwards, like
personally...yuck. The only justice this sleaze can receive is getting
zinged by Justine, now that would be awesome!
story was pretty genius. I didn't know if I was coming or going and
with whom! Just when I thought I knew what was going on, the story took a
twist and laughed in my face. I was definitely kept guessing, which in
turn had me glued to the story at hand. As much as the ending made me
sick to my stomach, only cause that's how good it was, I can't wait to
start the book 3 Head Rushto find out what happens next! If you are looking for something new that will keep you engaged, then grab the first book Mind Games and you will love me long time!
Rebecca Wisocky returns to narrate Double Cross.
Rebecca plays up the hypochondriac needy personality of Justine very
well. I love her interpretations of the modes of each character, and how
that translates into speech. Some scenes are funny on their own but
when you hear Rebecca read them, they are out right hilarious! I love
Rebecca, she gets 5 Fangs from me, and I love The Disillustionist series!
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E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY
GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE
young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and
the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series.
She is known for filling pages with quirky characters,
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heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple
BTS Red Carpet Award winner for Best Novel, SYAE finalist for Best
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finalist for Best Young Adult Paranormal Novel and Best Urban
When E.J. isn't at her writing desk, she enjoys dancing along
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Celebrity werewolf and
late-night radio host Kitty Norville prefers to be heard and not seen.
So when she's invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of
supernaturals, and her face gets plastered on national TV, she inherits a
new set of friends, and enemies, including the vampire mistress of the
city; an über-hot Brazilian were-jaguar; and a Bible-thumping senator
who wants to expose Kitty as a monster. Kitty quickly learns that in
this city of dirty politicians and backstabbing pundits, everyone's
itching for a fight.
Kitty Norville is a lone wolf, traveling from town to town to host her radio show, The Midnight
Hour. Ever since she left her pack and lost her best friend TJ, she
feels alone and a little afraid. Not being sure what will become of her
future, Kitty continues to play advocate for the lost and helpless
vampires and lycanthrops alike through her talk show. When a Senate
Commity is brought forth by a “scientist” who is searching for
continuation of his funding for curing vampirism and lycanthrops, Kitty
is called in to testify as an expert. Expert in what, being a wolf? So
off Kitty goes to Washington...
Kitty really stirred some shit in book one, Kitty And The Midnight Hour, which
is what almost got her killed and introduced to the incredibly hot
Cormac Bennett. She outed the supernatural community! The majority of
the public still believe it's a hoax for
the talk show, but the government and conspiracy theory folk don't
think so. Kitty has no idea how far this scientist Dr. Paul Flemming has
gone with his research, but she is about to find out, and not be a
happy person. When she arrives in Washington, she is met by her attorney
friend Ben O'Farrell. When Cormac appears the next day as security for
the proceedings, all is complete in Kitty's world. She has back up if
needed (although a little questionable at times) and her honest and
brave Lawyer Ben. Let the games begin!
soon as I heard this son of a bitch Flemming talk about “his research” I
knew I wasn't going to like him. Flemming was, or is, obsessed with the
sups abilities and wants desperately to figure out how he can harness
it to use in live human subjects. He doesn't give a shit about curing
them, that was just a cover I think from the very beginning. My paranoid
brain went into conspiracy theory mode right from the get go, and poor
Kitty wasn't jaded enough yet to see it coming. Good thing for her she
was likable and had people close by that cared for her. I loved the
were-jaguar Luis, and the fact that he hooked up with Kitty. She needs
an honest, strong man in her life, and oh God a Brazilian lover to boot
**fanning myself**. Washington isn't like any other city that Kitty is
used to, the were's are not part of packs, and the vampires all bow to
one Mistress Alette. According to Alette, the were's are a dangerous and
unpredictable bunch, and she warns Kitty to stay away from them. But
like everything else, this too is not true. As Kitty digs deeper in the
Flemming and the local were's, she uncovers the truth, something they
have all been hiding from each other and themselves. Kitty Norville is
one kick ass character! She is smart, well educated, successful, and
knows what she wants. She knows when to lower her head and keep quiet,
and she knows when to strike while the iron is hot! Kitty is no one's
bitch and I've got the feeling she's just getting started.
Gavin narrates for Vaughn in this fantastic paranormal series. I have
had the pleasure of hearing Marguerite before and I absolutely love her!
She has such a golden liquid voice and it works perfect for a were talk
radio host! I am so glad that Gavin is on board with Kitty's series
because I am really digging the new series and now I can relax knowing
such a great narrator is on the job!
Commission employee and executive assistant extraordinaire Kelsey is
known around the office for having everything under control. So it’s not
surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the
second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey
An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of
Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts
down the state. Luckily, the lodge has working fireplaces and enough
food to keep the staff from turning on each other like something out of The Shining.
Kelsey wouldn’t mind being stuck inside if it wasn’t for the tension
with her not-so-secret crush, Charlie, the office’s statistician. But
handsome Ranger Luke, the lodge’s only employee on hand, is there to
take Kelsey’s mind off her discomfort.
Even though this weekend
is supposed to be a planning session for KTC, Kelsey can’t help her mind
from wandering and finds herself conflicted over Luke and Charlie.
Someone’s love will keep her warm, but whose will it be?
book in the Bluegrass series focuses on Kelsey, the executive assistant
to Sadie, at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Sadie has organized an
office winter retreat that will leave you laughing, crying, and wishing
you worked with this group of highly dysfunctional adults!
has been living with her boyfriend Darrel for years, and no one seems
to be able to see what she see's in this loser. What Darrel does all day
is not work, play video games, and charge unnecessary yet expensive
items to Kelsey's credit cards. On top of that lovely big picture I just
drew, he keeps Kelsey in this constant state of insecurity and self
loathing to keep her from leaving him. Prince Charming he is not. At the
office, there is Charley, he is the statistics guy and Kelsey has been
head over heels for him for years now. He is pretty nerdy, but in a sexy
way that makes her want to have crazy monkey sex with him! Their back
and forth non-flirting has caused some serious sexual tension, and has
the entire office praying Darrel falls into a black hole so those two
crazy kids can hook up once and for all. Will the weekend retreat
provide cupid enough time, or will he be shot down and killed by the
was hoping this book would be about Kelsey, because man, Darrel is the
biggest piece of shit and I was just waiting for his day of reckoning to
come! So said piece of shit actually broke up with Kelsey for some
neighbor slut just weeks before the retreat, but Kelsey kept it quiet.
Well, I would too! So when she gathers with her co-workers for this damn
retreat it couldn't have come at a better time for her. During the trip
she planned on regrouping and finally starting to move on, but others
had different ideas. The first and foremost offender is her own mother,
who keeps screaming at her she needs a man, any man to save face. Gina
the office bitch who is constantly throwing herself on everyone and
spreading false rumors. Luke the Park Ranger/Resort caretaker putting
the moves on her while she is trying to get close to Charley. And last
but not least Charley, for pushing her away and acting like he doesn't
even want to be her friend. With the help of Bonnie and Will's secret
rendezvous, and Josh's constant interruptions it's no wonder anyone
could get together in the enormous resort that had three floors with
just a dozen or so people in it.
loved the snowpocalypse scenario the group was forced into. It created
the perfect storm with all the moments and characters. Throwing a
surprise on Darrel orchestrated by her neighbors that she so lovingly
referred to as “The Lost Boys” was brilliant! I can't stop laughing at
the ending, and wishing I had my own Lost Boys. Molly Harper has outdone
herself again, thanks!
Amanda Ronconi continues to be an excellent voice in the Bluegrass series! Thank you Amanda for the laughs.