Vampire’s Kiss by Ella Summers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As a fan of Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series, I’m surprised it took me this long to discover Vampire’s Kiss by Ella Summers. With powerful sexy angels, dangerous vampires and a kick ass electric blonde heroine, it would seem like reading another of Singh’s books. But it’s Summers’ writing style, world building and themes that help create a story that stands apart from Singh’s.
The first book in Summers’ Legion of Angels series, Vampire’s Kiss introduces a world full of monsters and gods where being “just” human is a risk. Leda Pierce is a bounty hunter who has no magical abilities but for Leda that’s okay as she has a family that loves her. Everything changes when her brother is taken and Leda’s only way to get him back is to join the Legion of Angels. As an elite group of warriors, they are given gifts from the gods to serve and protect but Leda has to survive the initiation first. Throw in an insanely sexy and dangerous angel named Nero, and Leda’s journey just got a lot more interesting.
Vampire’s Kiss is a great introduction into Summers’ world. I definitely recommend this book to fans of Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series.
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Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
After what seemed like forever I finally sat down and read Breathe Of Fire by Amanda Bouchet. I should say I devoured the second book in Bouchet’s Kingmaker Chronicles because there was little sleep. This series has quickly become a favorite of mine as it’s a mythology encased romantic adventure.
Breath Of Fire starts immediately after A Promise Of Fire,” jumping right into “Cat” Catalia Fisa dealing with the aftermath of the events in the first book. From the start, there’s drama, action, romance and my favorite, a dose of Greek mythology. I loved that this second book involved more mythology and Bouchet does a great job intertwining it with the characters stories.
I loved Cat and Griffin’s story. Their relationship progresses to the point that Griffin is more than ready to take the next step and I love his support of Cat. In this book a lot of secondary characters are pushed to the front. We learn a lot more about Kato, Jocasta, Carver and Flynn. I really look forward to learning more about Piers which I have a hunch we’ll get in the next book!
So the wait for Heart on Fire begins! For anyone who has already read the Kingmaker Chronicles, I recommend rereading them and for everyone else I absolutely recommend you start reading.
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