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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

Dark DescendantNikki Glass can track down any man. But when her latest client turns out to be a true descendant of Hades, Nikki now discovers she can’t die. . . . Crazy as it sounds, Nikki’s manhunting skills are literally god-given. She’s a living, breathing descendant of Artemis who has stepped right into a trap set by the children of the gods. Nikki’s new “friends” include a descendant of Eros, who uses sex as a weapon; a descendant of Loki, whose tricks are no laughing matter; and a half-mad descendant of Kali who thinks she’s a spy. But most powerful of all are the Olympians, a rival clan of immortals seeking to destroy all Descendants who refuse to bow down to them. In the eternal battle of good god/bad god, Nikki would make a divine weapon. But if they think she’ll surrender without a fight, the gods must be crazy. . . .(courtesy of Amazon) 

Jenna Black commands her worlds. This is the third series I’ve done with her and I have to say she sets the scene. Black doesn’t over do the descriptions but when you’re reading one of her books, it’s as if you are there.

I thoroughly enjoy how Black develops her leading female bad-asses. Dark Descendant is no different. Nikki may have thought she was just a PI, but when she is driven into this crazy world, she reps it! With a new basis twist in the genre, I hope this series continues.  You're instantly thrown in Nikki's world, and it comes crashing down on her in the first few pages.  Who do you trust when you have no one to go to? 

There was a ton of action in this book, and yet, through it all Black sets up the story and the world around you.  There isn't the typical romance story in here, it's packed full.  Black throws our leading lady in a bind where she has to work for her protection.  Not only is she fighting off the other guys, but someone thinks she's a spy.  Some intense emotions as they work through it, trying not to 'spoil' it for you, just say this, not everything always gets caught in time, some times the bad guys get one of the battles.  So far I hear book 2, Deadly Descendant is due out in May 2012, and like the rest of her books, I'll be ready. 


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