Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on September 1st 2012
Number of Pages: 334
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Urban
Purchase: At Amazon
Special Agent in Charge, Seraphine Thomas, lives for her job at the FBI. One of the youngest female agents with her own team, she thrives in undercover work to make the city she loves safer. But Sera’s on-track life is thrown into chaos when she’s attacked during a bust gone bad and is left figuring out what it means to be a werewolf.
Right away, she learns that she’s more powerful and able to do things that she shouldn’t be able to do so quickly after her transition. The rules of her old life don’t seem to apply to much now that she’s a shifter, and knowing who she can trust is even more complicated.
When she’s transferred to a special branch of the FBI made up of paranormals policing others of their kind and given a promotion, things start looking up—until her abnormal level of power creates a list of enemies for her before she’s even learned who her allies are.
I’ve been on a paranormal kick lately apparently. This one looked really promising. I love books with strong female characters, and I also like reading about police investigative stuff. And this book started out really good. It didn’t stop being good, but it turned more into the guilty pleasure kind of good.
It reminds me a lot of the Anita Blake books in some ways. Only Sera doesn’t have most of Anita’s hang-ups. She does suffer from the super-heroine syndrome though. She was a good agent, and then she was attacked by a shape-shifter while on an under-cover op, when she took the attack instead of letting the guy rip the throat out of one of her men.
Cue suddenly gaining all these amazing powers. Like being able to shift forms within a day or two of being attacked, instead of not shifting until her first full moon. Then she can take on all 3 forms, and manages a few other feats of ‘she shouldn’t be able to do that!’ type-stuff. I won’t spoil it. But it’s along the lines of if Anita had gotten most of the powers she gains during that series, in the first book instead of slowly a few at a time.
And she starts collecting men too. There’s also a Vampire master of Chicago who becomes her friend, and an asshole of a werewolf pack leader. Oh, and sex. There are a few sex scenes in this book.
But for all that, I did enjoy reading this book and will be getting the next in the series. I like Sera and Tristan, Vlad and Harris and the rest. I want to see what happens next. If the Anita Blake books are a guilty pleasure for you, you’ll want to try this book as well.