Okay, so I've been reading and reviewing a lot in the last month or so, which you can interpret as procrastination if you must, but I prefer to think of it as "replenishing the well." I read mostly paranormal YA and contemporary romance, which makes sense since those are the genres I also write. But once in a while I like to step out of my comfort zone to see what else is going on in fiction...
This month, I read some truly wonderful YA paranormals (come back Monday for a review of the YA dystopian OMNI that's part of a blog tour) and a great ARC for a romance anthology being released next week (ONE LUCKY NIGHT - check back May 8 for more details about the release and May 12 for my review!)
I also dipped a toe into some scarier adult stuff - not my usual genre at all, but intriguing enough that I thought I'd share with the book club blog hoppers...
Published February 2014 by The Wild Rose Press
About the Book:
For years, Calise Rowe has been able to sense unusual energy from people, making her believe she is different. Pulled into an ancient war raging for centuries between demon hunters and seers, she's about to find out she's right.
Her search for the truth leads her to Lucas Rojas, a seer of angels and demons who walk the earth shrouded from normal human eyes. He's hidden his gift for years and refuses to endanger Calise by sharing it with her.
In the sultry Costa Rican Jungles, their worlds collide. As their passion and desire ignite, so does the ancient war between demons and seers. Will their combined efforts be enough to save themselves and the entire human world, or will their new found love be their downfall?MY TAKE:
Okay, first of all, take a look at that mondo-creepy cover! The red eyes.... Yikes! It makes me think totally spooky tropical paradise, jungle creatures creeping around after dark, and all kinds of sharp-taloned scary creatures... including demons and ex-lovers.
This is an adult paranormal with romance, an angels versus demons tale with multiple storylines and multiple POV voices. Told in third person with alternating voices, each chapter tells you where you are, ranging from Wisconsin to Costa Rica to Kansas to Russia - all over the map, really. Some of the narrators are good, some are demons, some are wavering in between... but all have their own agendas.
Even though I've read plenty of YA angel stories, this was my first foray into an adult version. Kat deFalla takes the reader on a break-neck journey into her world of angels, demons and "seers," those who can see the paranormal creatures who walk among us for what they truly are. The continuous action kept me reading, keeping me guessing as to what would happen next.
If you enjoy creepy paranormal thrillers, give this book a try. It's the first in a planned series, so if you like it, there will be more to come! But I totally recommend leaving the lights on while reading this oh-so-creepy tale.
Buy THE SEER'S LOVER on Amazon Here.
About the Author:
Author Kat de Falla was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she learned to roller skate, ride a banana seat bike, and love Shakespeare thanks to her high school English teacher.
Four years at the UW-Madison wasn't enough, so she returned to her beloved college town for her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and is happily employed as a retail pharmacist where she fills prescriptions and chats with her patients.
She is married to her soul mate, composer Lee de Falla and raising four kids together ala the Brady Bunch.
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