September 25, 2016 by Valerie Ullmer
Favorite Reads – September 25th, 2016
First Books in a Series
There is nothing better than discovering a new author, especially after reading their first book in a series, and becoming hooked from page one. Sometimes I will read only one book from an author because none of the other books they’ve written appeal to me, or the second in the series is a disappointment and I stop reading their books altogether. In rare cases, I continue to read everything the author writes because I become addicted to their characters or the writer’s voice.
Every book has potential, but when I pick up a book, the first one in the series, I want to be grabbed by the story and the characters from the first word. And by the end, I am anticipating the next story from the author and hope the next one will be released as soon as possible.
Below, I have chosen three books that are first in a series that I loved from the moment I picked them up and have read them multiple times. I will indicate the one author who had continued with the series, and the other two where I am still waiting for a sequel or the continuation in the series.
Out In Blue by Sarah Gilman
In a violent world where fallen archangels are hunted for their valuable plumage, Wren knows one thing for certain: the human woman who saved him from a poacher attack will die if she stays with him. The demon responsible for his parents’ gruesome deaths two decades ago pines for the chance to rip apart any woman who stands under Wren’s wing.
Wren doesn’t expect Ginger to stay by his side once she discovers his ability to drain life with a mere touch, yet she lingers. When an unusual talent of her own reveals the location of Wren’s father, Wren’s isolated world implodes. With the help of the demon protectors he’s sworn never to trust again, Wren risks everything to rescue his father, confront the demon who stalks his and Ginger’s every step, and claim his eternity with the most courageous woman he’s ever known.
My Rating and Review
I found the action and suspense in the book perfectly matched with the romance between Ginger and Wren. I enjoyed the book and I can’t wait to read the next one!
Others in the Series
Love Me to Death by Marissa Clarke
Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar. When she is shot in a convenience store robbery, Elena finds herself rocketed into supernatural insanity courtesy of a sexy immortal law enforcer. He’s convinced she’s some kind of freaky half-vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster. Yeah, right.
Nikolai Itzov never anticipated battling the urge to kiss the offspring of his father’s murderer. As a Slayer, an elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, his orders from the Underveil General are clear: Kill her or die.
Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans. With her analytical mind and his centuries of training, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives and maybe their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.
My Rating and Review
I have to say that this book hooked me from page one and never let go. Elena and Nikolai’s relationship is explosive from the beginning and I enjoyed getting to know them. The book is fast-paced, sexy, funny, and violent at times, but a great read, one that I highly recommend to any reader!!!
Unchained by Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn
Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just…wants her, Lily is about ready to trade forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.
The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can’t shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.
Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone.
Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything—and she’ll need Julian’s help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her…and not destroy her.
Yeah, being a Nephilim isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.
My Rating and Review
I really enjoyed this book, Lily and Julian had a perfect relationship even when it seemed that the world is against them. I really enjoyed getting to know all of the characters and I look forward to the next book in the series!!