Lindsay and her BFF Gemma are small time estate dealers who hope to make a killing on an estate in Venice (Italy, not Florida). They get more than they bargain for when Lindsay discovers a staked vampire, Rand, inside a secret room. She accidentally removes his stake and he comes to life or rather death.
I was going to leave this series after the last book as I haven’t been enjoying the direction that Sands was moving in but then I saw that the hero was Bricker. Cue about face. To be honest, I wish I hadn’t indulged as the book didn’t really meet my expectations.
Becoming a vampire for Libby Stratton was surprisingly easy. She didn’t have to hang around shady bars or roam the streets at night. She didn’t even have to haunt cemeteries to catch a glimpse of one. She simply placed an ad on Craigslist asking a vampire to turn her and quickly received a response.
When Prudence “Rue” Alessandra Maccon Akeldama, our favourite metanatural, scores a dirigible from her beloved adopted vampire father, she and a motley crew head off to India to source the perfect blend of tea. Naturally she becomes embroiled in a conspiracy of epic proportions and just as naturally she manages to prevail against the odds.
Sherry Crane gets drawn into the Immortal world when the perky Stephanie, mini-matchmaker in the making, tried to escape the big bad Leonius. When Sherry and Basil are informed they are both life partners, they don’t query it or get to spend much time together without the Argeneau bunch interfering.
Russell has finally got Master Han within his grasp when some chick ruins his shot. If that isn’t enough, she then wants to work with him to bring Han down. Fortunately for the tiger-shifter princess of Tiger Town (try saying that fast) Jia, she’s cute and Russell whose been living by himself in a cave for years and years can’t resist her charms.
I either love or loathe Cole’s books and No Rest for the Wicked is firmly in the love category. Kadarin is the cold, bitchy Valkyrie who is incapable of showing emotion. The only thing she lives for is competing (and winning) the Hie. She fully intended to kill Sebastian “I’m a hot vampire with uber smarts” Wroth but ends up blooding him instead. Oops. What follows is a highly entertaining cat and mouse game played out around the world.
Cassidy’s official job is proprietor of Trifles and Follies but unofficially she is one of the few that protect humans from magically charged artefacts. When items she knew were safe and sold to customers turn into ‘spookies’, she knows that something big and bad is is coming to Charleston.
Lothaire is one of the most complex characters we’ve come across in this series, acting as Nix’s main adversary or the Black King to her White Queen. Spurred on by his mother, Lothaire plans to hold both the Horde and Dacian crowns. He is teetering on the brink of madness however as he regularly drank from supernatural creatures as he killed them. This gave him untold knowledge (and therefore power) but he is plagued by their memories. If you think about the memories one human could amass in their life time and then multiply that by thousands of years […]
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