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Audio Review: LOGAN’S ACADIAN WOLVES by Kym Grosso

LOGAN’S ACADIAN WOLVES

Kym Grosso

IMMORTALS OF NEW ORLEANS, BOOK 4

September 17th, 2013

www.kymgrosso.com

 

Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Acadian Wolves’ Alpha, Logan Reynaud, rescues a beautiful woman in the dead of night. Intrigued by the mysterious human, the commanding Alpha is determined to elicit all of her secrets, including her deepest fantasies. After tragedy strikes, Logan discovers dangerous adversaries are planning an attack in his city. Driven by responsibility and honor, Logan must protect both his pack and the woman who’s captivated his attention.

Dr. Wynter Ryan, a leading virologist, is fascinated with her charismatic protector. As the chemistry ignites between her and the dominant Alpha, she relinquishes her ties to the past, embracing ecstasy and submission within his arms and intrepidly acquiescing to her own adventurous instincts. Succumbing to desire, she learns to trust her Alpha, discovering what it means to be wolf.

Passion and mystery on the bayou stirs Logan’s wolf, demanding he claim his mate. Yet Wynter’s a distraction he can’t afford when his priority is to lead his new pack. Will Logan surrender to the uncontrollable need to claim Wynter as his mate? And will he be able to keep her alive, finding the killer who threatens the Acadian Wolves?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m ménage, and is intended for adult readers only.

 

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5 Stars

 

Mix southern gentleman with Alpha wolf and you have Logan.  A deadly beast with a caring and gentle touch that has to make ones skin quiver.  Newly named Alpha of the Acadian wolves, Logan natural charismatic nature along with his dominance, sexiness and love for shopping made me more than love him. An Alpha in every sense of the word. Woo!!!!!

 

Wynter has to be one of the most unique characters I have read about in a long time. Smart, beautiful, caring,self sacrificing and on the run for her life.  The very nature of Wynter’s  life was changed against her will and still she put others before herself.  Her drive and determination to make the wrong, right just add to the beauty of her character.

 

Kym Grosso has created a world of seductive darkness, heart pounding passion with a unique twist the paranormal creatures I have come to love.  Logan’s Acadian Wolves will tempt you into its pages with the sexy men(wolves), an intriguing mystery, a breathtaking setting and one of the top five ménage scenes I have ever read. The characters will pull you in, the suspense keeps you turning the pages, the passion keeps you at the edge of your seat.

 

Ryan West has quickly moved his way up my list of narrators that I love.  His seductive and sultry voice talents deliver the story as if you are watching it unfold on a screen. Mr. West brings to life the charisma, depth and personalities to not only the characters, but that of the story as well. A narrator can make or break an audiobook for the listener. Ryan West’s smooth voice will have you tangled in this tale.

 

 

deana

 

 

 

Release Day: UNBOUND by Sara Humphreys

Unbound… ready for Pre-Order…

The forces that bind them can also tear them apart…

 

Zachary McKenna is a warrior shapeshifter from the Lion Clan, trying to catch a break in the sun and surf of Mexico. Mai Tais and scantily clad beach beauties are just what he needs after his last battle. But the fun doesn’t last long before a beautiful young woman is mugged on his doorstep and Zach is pulled right back into the fray.

Zach has no idea of the danger Annabelle has unwittingly brought to his doorstep, until he discovers that losing her will almost certainly destroy him…

 

 

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About the Author

Sara is a graduate of Marist College, with a B.A. Degree in English Literature & Theater. Her initial career path after college was as a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me.

 

In 2013 Sara’s novel UNTAMED won two PRISM awards–Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. Sara has been a lover of both the paranormal and romance novels for years. Her sci-fi/fantasy/romance obsession began years ago with the TV Series STAR TREK and an enormous crush on Captain Kirk. That sci-fi obsession soon evolved into the love of all types of fantasy/paranormal; vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and of course shapeshifters. Sara is married to her college sweetheart, Will. They live in New York with their 4 boys.

 

For a full list of Sara’s books and reading order, please visit her website at http://novelromance.net/books/reading-order

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Audio Review: An Alpha’s Path by Carrie Ann Ryan

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CARRIE ANN RYAN

REDWOOD PACK SERIES, BOOK 1

Audiobook
Published August 2014 (first published December 1st 2011)

Melanie is a twenty-five year old chemist who has spent all of her adult life slaving at school. With her PhD in hand, she’s to start her dream job, but before she does, her friend persuades her to relax and try to live again. A blind date set up through her friends seems like the perfect solution. Melanie can take one night away from the lab and let her inner vixen out on a fixed blind date – a chance to get crazy with a perfect stranger. The gorgeous hunk she’s to meet exceeds her wildest dreams – but he is more than what he appears and Melanie’s analytical mind goes into overdrive.

Kade, a slightly older werewolf (at over one hundred years), needs a night way from the Pack. Too many responsibilities and one near miss with a potential mate made Kade hide in his work, the only peace he can find. His brother convinces him to meet the sexy woman for a one night of fun. What could it hurt? But when he finds this woman could be his mate, can he convince her to leave her orderly, sane world and be with him and his wolf-half, for life?

 

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4 Stars

A short but highly sexy and erotic introduction to Carrie Ann Ryan’s redwood pack series.

Melanie is a book and fact kind of girl. Kade is a walking, taking myth and legend. On what should’ve been a normal blind date, Melanie and Kade change each other’s lives on the drop of a dime. Embarking on a night of crazed passion, raw emotions and brutal truths, two people who are in no way alike, rock the foundation of each other’s being.

Kade was a of rarity among werewolves for me. He’s strong and dominant sexy as hell and oh my God does he have a dirty talking mouth on him. He’s next in line to be the alpha of the pack, but he also realize that people need to make their own choices. Learning to take the consequences that came with those choices.

Melanie was so smart but yet so dumb at the same time. She spent too much time using books for learning, instead of letting herself have an imagination. I love Melanie’s total freak out reaction to finding out werewolves exist. Seeing her frazzled and out of her safe zone made her more real and likable.

Raw, animalistic lust infused with emotions, sweet passion and heart is what Carrie Ann Ryan gives her reader/listeners in An Alpha’s Path. A fast read that turns up the heat while getting lost in the Redwood Pack.

Gregory Salinas takes An Alpha’s Path to the next level with his narration. Allowing the listener to feel like they are right along with the Redwoods. Gregory adds another level of dimension and passion to this tantalizing story with his succulent voice. He truly brings the Redwood Pack to life.
I was given a complementary copy of this audiobook for an honest review.

 

deana

Audio Review: Kade’s Dark Embrace

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Kym Grosso

Immortals of New Orleans Series, Book 1

http://www.kymgrosso.com

Paperback, 250 pages
Published March 5th 2012 by Kindle Direct Publishing
After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him.Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. Will she eventually give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade if she makes it out alive?
review
4 Stars
 Sydney is an amazing woman. Strong, strong-willed, highly independent and damn good at what she does. She is a survivor. She has this amazing self-confidence not only in her work, her work ethic and just who she is. She’s worked hard to get where she’s at and she’s not gonna let anyone tell her what she can or cannot do. A woman after my own heart. She’s willing to put others above yourself and make sure justice is served. A damn fine woman, even if she is a bit hardheaded.Is there such thing as a dominant southern gentleman? If not well, Kade is the answer to that. Whenever he was on the page, it was like time stopped. Kade speaks with grace and manors. Delivering his message with the commanding dominance that shows the power and respect he has earned with his age. Kade is sexy, sophisticated it’s like his presence put you in a trance. Very easy to get lost into the dangerous man. I very much enjoyed reading Kade.I read this book on the recommendation of fellow Book Obsessed Chick and friend, Janet. I was in no way letdown. when I read this book it was like time stopped. I was amazed at how I got lost in the story. Kade and Sydney are fantastic, both together and apart. Strong personalities and amazing story line can’t me turning the pages. The dual setting of Philadelphia and New Orleans Intensifies the story and adds to the plot. Add in all the keeping move in action, steamy romance, stubborn woman, dominant vampire, hot shifter and you get a damn fine book. Kade’s Dark Emraces was free at the time I downloaded and I also purchased the audio book to go along. The narration by Ryan West gave these wonderful characters another voice, that I did another layer of depth to the story. The story flows wonderfully, you were easily able to distinguish the characters voices and the story is delivered with passion

deana

Review-Flight From Hell by Yasmine Galenorn

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Yasmine Galenorn

Crossover from the Otherworld Series to Fly By Night Series.
www.galenorn.com


New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn returns with another thrilling foray into Otherworld—introducing a new cast of heroes alongside the D’Artigo sisters…

When the half-demon Carter approaches Menolly and her sisters desperately asking for their help, they think he’s just had a tiff with Shimmer, his blue dragon girlfriend.

But after talking to Alex Radcliffe, the owner of the Fly By Night Magical Investigations Agency where Shimmer works, they suspect that she has been kidnapped by an old enemy of Alex’s.
Now, Alex must join forces with the D’Artigo sisters in a desperate race to find Shimmer before Julian, a powerful vampire from Alex’s past with a grudge to settle, can use the dragon to wreak havoc on Seattle as revenge.

As a long time fan of the Other World Series and Ms. Galenorn’s work, Flight From Hell is a treat to this reader. I discovers the sisters right before Dragon Wytch released. I have been in love since. Flight from Hell is a cross-over novella that introduces the main cast and general plot for the Fly By Night series. Taking place in the same world as the Other World Series.

review5 STARS

This novella will get your heart pounding as we get to see what the D’Aritgo sisters do best.  Kick some bad guy ass. Menolly, with her sisters Camille and Delilah dive into the disappearance of Shimmer, a dragon that had been ground to earth.

Learning that Shimmer works at the Fly By Night Magical Investigations Agency, the girls do some investigating of their own. Walking into the doors of FBN opens the setting for the new series. Meeting what I believe to be an eclectic but yet what should be very comical group of individuals.  Alex Radcliffe, an Aussie vamp and owner of FBN, I can just hear the accent coming off of him in every line he says. The accent makes him sexy in itself.   Bette, the chain smoking receptionist, I believe she has many many stories she could tell. Ralph, the techie shifter with hots for the dragon. Shimmer, a lone dragon, whose life has been flipped in a major way.

Ms. Galenorn introduces her Fly By Night series with danger, action and awesome characters that make you want hang on tight for the ride.  Everything that I have come to expect from Ms. Galenorn and more. Awesome world building, amazing characters, great plot with surprises lurking around corners.  I love the mix of urban and magical creatures, Ms. Galenorn weaves together truly enchanting her stories.  I am truly eager to see what she has in store for Shimmer, being a female, out of her element and Alex, the vamp with his own set of rules.
This ebook is from my personal library.

deana

Loving the Omega by Carrie Ann Ryan

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Carrie Ann Ryan

Fated Desires Publishing, LLC

 

Maddox Jamenson almost lost his mate before he knew she existed, but his life is now exactly how he’d dreamed it. The war with the Centrals is over, and his family is healing one day at a time. Ellie is reveling in the simple perfection that is her life and family now, but that doesn’t mean she can shed the self-doubts and concerns that come with being a new mother, mate, and Redwood.
When a disturbance in their quiet life threatens to ruin everything they’ve fought for, Maddox and Ellie will have to learn not only to rely on each other more than ever, but find within themselves the power to forgive.
Author’s Note: This is a novella set after book 7 to give you a taste of Maddox and Ellie. It is best that you have already immersed yourselves in the Redwood Pack world, however even new readers will enjoy a glimpse of one of the Redwood’s favorite couples.

 

review4 of 5 Stars

 

As the redwoods try to come to peace after having triumphed over a major threat and dealing with loss, Maddox and Ellie learned quickly that there are thing scarier than what they have just lived through. Family and love you have for them.

Loving the Omega shows the bond of Maddox and Ellie growing deeper while coping with what it means to be parents. Passion and emotions scorch the pages as we get to see what life is like after for one of my favorite couples of the Redwood pack. Ms. Ryan shows that there is more than love to being mated. More to being pack than family.

Loving the Omega was an emotional and suspenseful filled story that made me believe that just like her readers, Ms. Ryan is not ready to say goodbye to the Redwood pack either.

Complimentary copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

 

deana

NIGHT’S END: Release Day Review and Contest

Today we are celebrating the release of NIGHT’S END, the last book in the indigo court series by Yasmine Galenorn. Yasmine  is one of my favorite authors and here at Coffee, Books, Life Blog we are beyond excited to share our review of NIGHT’S END and we have TWO contests!!!

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NIGHT’S END (Indigo Court, #5) by Yasmine Galenorn

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN-13: 978-0425259238

blurb:

Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae in order to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, in a final push, Myst returns with a vengeance to bring the Golden Wood forever under the rule of the Indigo Court.

Newly crowned Fae Queens Cicely and Rhiannon have embraced their destinies and claimed their thrones. But Myst is rising once more, and now, at the helm of her armies, she begins her final assault on the Golden Wood. As Fae, vampires, and magic-born alike fall under the tide of blood, Cicely and her friends must discover a way to destroy the spidery queen before they—and their people—face total annihilation.

 

About Yasmine

ygYasmine Galenorn is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of the Otherworld (Sisters of the Moon), the Indigo Court and the upcoming Fly By Night urban fantasy series. In the past, she also wrote two mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime (one under the pen name of India Ink) and eight nonfiction metaphysical books.

Yasmine is a caffeine junkie (iced, quad shot, almond milk sugar free no whip lattes), and describes her life as a blend of teacups and tattoos–the former in her china closet, the latter on her skin.

She is a shamanic witch, has been married to Samwise Galenorn since 1993, is the mother of four cats, and they reside in Kirkland WA.

Visit Yasmine on the web:

Website & Social Media:

Website: http://yasminegalenorn.com/

Blog: http://yasminegalenorn.com/Blog/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/YasmineGalenorn

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorYasmineGalenorn

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/101078.Yasmine_Galenorn

Tumblr: http://yasminegalenorn.tumblr.com/

 

 

review4.5 of 5 stars

 

As a loyal fan of the Indigo Court series, knowing the end is coming is always bittersweet! You want to know but you don’t want it to end!  What I had pictured in my mind for the way NIGHT’S END would close out this series was far from the mystical and dark tale that Ms. Galenorn has magically woven together.

Cicely, newly crowned Queen of Snow and Ice, is out to finish the war with Myst, Queen of the Indigo court. Looking deep within herself, Cicely finds there is a way to win this war and bring balance back to new forest. Learning that trust as Queen is not the same as trust as a friend.  Everyone I have come to love and hate throughout the Indigo Court series is tested to their core to prove themselves.  Friendships are further deepened or put at an arm length.  Love is lost and memories are made. Sacrifice and loyalty come unexpectedly. Embedded with magic and mayhem, NIGHT’S END is a dark and sexy fairy tale like no other.

NIGHT’S END had a few very unexpected twists that enhanced the depth to story that made me believe this book and series could have ended no other way.  Ms. Galenorn has an amazing talent for world building.  Creating a world taken over by ice and darkness, making you want to play there. Throwing in every kind of paranormal element, expect the unexpected!  NIGHT’S END is a thrilling conclusion to the Indigo Court Series!

NIGHT’S END can be read as a stand alone novel.   Ms. Galenorn has given the reader enough of the back story to know and understand.  However reading the Indigo Court series books 1-4 will truly take NIGHT’S END to a whole new level.  Dark Fae, Vampires, Shifters, Magic Born, Witches and Humans blended together to make an unforgettable tale. Not only do I recommend NIGHT’S END, the Indigo Court series as a whole!

 

I was given a copy of this book from the author/publisher via netgalley for an honest review!

 

 

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NIGHT’S END (Indigo Court, #5) by Yasmine Galenorn Blog Tour:  June 29th – July 5th

Sunday, June 29th

Monday, June 30th

Tuesday, July 1st

Wednesday, July 2nd

Thursday, July 3rd

Friday, July 4th

Saturday, July 5th

Appearance/Signing at Seattle Mystery Books – Seattle, WA – 12pm – 1:30pm

 

And now for the giveaways.

Giveaway #1

Yasmine has kindly offered up one print copy of the first book in the Indigo Court series, NIGHT MYST.  Here is you chance to read how it all started!

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NIGHT MYST (Indigo Court, #1) blurb:

Born a witch, Cicely Waters can control the wind. When her Elemental warns her that her aunt and cousin are in danger, she packs her Pontiac GTO and returns home for the first time in twenty years. But the magical town of New Forest, Washington has changed. The Indigo Court holds the city in fear; people are vanishing, and strange deaths plague the town. Swept into an unexpected and passionate reunion with her trusted childhood friend Grieve, the Fae prince who taught her how to harness the wind, Cicely finds herself with a fierce and territorial lover. But Grieve has become enslaved by Myst’s court, and now both lovers must walk a fine line to survive the machinations of the Vampiric Fae Queen.

Caught between two evils, both vying for supremacy, Cicely must fight for her family and her future. As she discovers the hidden secrets to her own heritage, will she lose her soul in the process?

Chapter 1 and playlist: http://yasminegalenorn.com/IndigoCourt/index.php?body=ic-

This contest is for US residents only. Now you want to know what you have to do to win.  Each person can have up to three entries for this contest.

1. Follow our blog!

2. Comment on this post and tell us what your favorite paranormal being is and why!

3. Follow us on Facebook!

Let us know you did this in your comment.  Giveaway will be open until midnight(EST) July 8,2014!

 

Giveaway #2

Tour-wide Grand Prize contest: Below is the rafflecopter link for a tour-wide prize, offered by Yasmine. The prize basket includes a Kindle Paperwhite and other goodies. The tour-wide contest will begin on June 29th, and will run through the end of the day on July 7th! Yasmine does some really kick butt baskets!  You should really check this out!

.Enter Here To Win A Prize Basket From Yasmine Galenorn: Featuring A Kindle Paperwhite!

 

deana

FIGHTING FATE by Carrie Ann Ryan

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Carrie Ann Ryan

Redwood Pack #7

With her blue-black hair and striking green eyes, Cailin Jamenson is the epitome of beauty and the exemplar of strength. She has fought the enforced boundaries of being the lone Jamenson daughter and Redwood Pack princess, but it is the potential future with the dark wolf in her path that threatens everything she thought she desired.
Logan Anderson’s own darkness provided the reasoning for his abandonment of his former Pack, the Talons. Now, newly accepted into the Redwood Pack, this jade-eyed wolf and all she represents could be his own undoing.
In this final installment of the Redwood Pack, unimaginable tragedy strikes, and the two wolves who have fought the longest for their independence now face the uncertainty of fate and the epic battle that could end the war… and their lives.

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4.5 of 5 Stars

In Fight Fate, Ms. Ryan brings the emotional conclusion to a family, no a pack that has made me cry in happiness and sadness more times than I can count. Over the course of several books and novellas Ms. Ryan has drawn me into the magic, sexiness, legend and love that is the REDWOOD pack.

Through the reading of this series we have gotten to know are star wolves that have been dancing around their sexual tension and draw to one another.

Cailin is the Redwood pack princess and only female offspring of Jamenson family. I love Cailin! She is as strong willed as the males of her pack. She is smart, loyal and sassy. Willing to give herself in any way to stand alongside her family through every battle of this war with Central pack. Although at times she can’t figure out her pack within the pack, Cailin is a dominate wolf and is not willing to submit to anyone. Not even that sexy wolf that she keeps at an arm’s length that fate has dangled right in front of her.

Logan knows all about family. Leaving his former pack with his sister and nephew in tow they sought out residence within the safety of the Redwood pack. Logan is a dark wolf with a past that contains issues with anger and blood that he has fought to overcome. Not only does Logan find the safety for his loved ones, he finds thing that calls to the wolf and make his heart skip a beat. Logan is a smart wolf. Even with his darker side, this sexy wolf had a heart that made me cry.

Unspeakable tragedy falls upon the Redwood Pack in FIGHT FATE. Causing a rippling effect that pushes together the pack in more ways than one. With war on the horizon and sexual tension building to a boiling point, Cailin and Logan give into what fate has been tempting them with.

Ms. Ryan is known to write a book that is going to pull at your heart is some fashion. She has gone over the top with FIGHTING FATE! Emotional is an understatement. I cried twice within the first forty pages of this book. Reading most of this book through burly eyes! Cailin and Logan are so much the same but yet very different at the same time. Both sexy and powerful with souls that make me melt. They have so much passion and depth to who they are. Ms. Ryan has shown the readers there is more to a pack than just being wolves!

Thank you Ms. Ryan for an amazing series that will hold a lasting place in my heart!

Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

deana

Night Vision by Yasmine Galenorn

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Night Vision by Yasmine Galenorn

Berkley Mass-Market, July 2, 2013

Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae in order to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, even with Myst, the Queen of the Indigo Court, temporarily out of action, the new Queens of the Golden Wood finds themselves facing incredible danger…

Destined to become the Fae Queens of Winter and Summer, Wind Witch Cicely and her cousin Rhiannon are eager to assume their roles and marry the loves of their lives. But while Myst hides in the shadows, seeking to regroup her forces, a closer danger is lurking. Renegade vampires Geoffrey and Leo manage to free the Blood Oracle and set him upon New Forest, Washington. Not satisfied with wreaking havoc on the town, Leo ups the ante by kidnapping Rhiannon. Now, Cicely must lead her forces in a bloody battle to save her cousin before everything they’ve worked for crumbles to dust.

Visit Yasmine on her website @ www.galenorn.com to find out more about her books.

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The fourth installment of the Indigo Court series, Night Vision picks up where Night Seeker left off. Night vision takes Cicely on the journey to becoming a queen and marrying her king.  Many obstacles stand in her way and much blood will be shed. Geoffrey and Leo are still out on the run as new problems arise with the vampires. Myst still lurking in the background all the while Cicely adjust to life of a queen.

Night vision really packs a punch to the indigo court series. It’s nonstop action, danger lurking around every corner and sexy as hell. It’s magical and alluring but yet dark and dangerous.  I was up way to late reading just to know what happened. Without giving anything away, this book answers some lurking questions of the past and sets up for nicely the last book in the series.
War was fought, blood was shed and loss was had. However There is a wonderful balance between good and bad in this book. We see Cicely through two events that are stapled for her in the Fae world. This is a magic and the mysticism of the Fae.  A wonderful in-depth look at what the rituals and lifestyle of the Fae are.

I have said this before and I will say it again and again. Ms. Galenorn has an amazing talent in her writing.  I have been a big fan of hers for many years now and have read every book in the Indigo Court series and the Otherworld Series. To me Night Vision is by far the best. She did an amazing job of blending myth, legends, magic, darkness and light.  It’s a sexy and adventurous read. The series is a must for any Urban Fantasy fan.