Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Dr. Grady Hunter has a vampire infestation on his hands in the town of Shady Pines but he’s been deserted by those best suited to help. After enlisting Chris Reed, a techno-mage, they find the vampires might only be the tip of a deadly iceberg.
Returning home from his dream travels, Ethan Roam is eager to experiment with his newly discovered powers. But Ethan isn’t the only familiar arrival in Grady’s life. As more reminders of his dark past crop up daily, Grady and Ethan are swept up in a mystery of cosmic proportions.
Grady must fight to keep an ever-evolving Ethan on his side while being challenged by the ghosts of his past.
This was an interesting urban fantasy type story. I did not notice this was the second book in the series when I requested to review it and I think that negatively affected my enjoyment. There was a lot going on and a lot of characters and I was struggling to follow along. It was not that it was badly written it was just that I had not read the first book. Completely on me, not the author.
That being said I did enjoy this. The author has created some interesting and unique characters and I enjoyed their various relationships with each other. It’s action packed and entertaining from the very first page. I liked Ethan and Grady together and I enjoyed their romance. The side characters all added to the story and I felt they enhanced the overall story.
I would recommend this to people who enjoy paranormal romances. I do not recommend that this be read as a standalone though. You’ll be able to follow along as I did but I think you’ll miss some of the emotional connections.
Cover: The cover was done by Natasha Snow and I love it. I think the colors are really eye catching and the cover fits the overall vibe of the story really well.
ebook, 188 pages
Published April 8th 2019 by NineStar Press (first published April 14th 2017)