Author: Thea Harrison

MIDNIGHT’S KISS by Thea Harrison

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MIDNIGHT’S KISS by Thea HarrisonMidnight's Kiss by Thea Harrison
Series: Elder Races #8
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal
ReviewedbyJo

Julian is the Nightkind King after taking over as the heir from his sire. Julian trusts very few people, so he isn’t really surprised when an attempt to over throw him happens.  What does surprise him is who is behind the actions and just how the coup is taking place.  Now, two of the few people that Julian let into his life have been harmed: one, his right hand man, and the other, the woman he all but gave his heart to.

 

Melisande (“Melly”) is the heir to the Light Fae Queen, and she is a mostly light hearted person.  When Melly is kidnapped by someone she considered a friend, her first reaction is that it must have been a mistake or a way to get her mother’s attention.  However, as Melly’s personal nightmare goes on, she understands that not only was her taking intentiona,l but that it has absolutely nothing to do with her mother.  No, she has been taken to be bait to the one man that Melly thought she could love with her entire heart until, for some reason, he turned her away without hearing her side.

Julian was about to start his hunt of the instigator of coup for his crown when he is contacted by the Light Fae Queen and then discovers that Melly has been taken.  Julian might not believe Melly ever loved him now, but he will do anything to protect her and save her from the mad woman who has her—even give himself up.  The nightmare just gets worse as Melly finds out that Julian is willing to surrender himself for her safety.  Teamwork is how Julian and Melly escape and make it to Julian’s home, only to discover that the coup has taken another turn that could lead to yet more innocent deaths.  During this time, when it should be the darkest time for both Julian and Melly, they discover that their love is stronger than ever, and then they discover the betrayal which led to the misunderstandings and hurt feelings.  In one drastic day and night, Julian and Melly find a way to not only permanently end the coup and stop anyone who might think to restart it, and they also deal with any barrier to their love forever.

Royalty comes in many shapes and sizes when you are dealing with the Elder Races.  Two of these examples are the Nightkind King, an old Roman soldier, and a Light Fae Princess and heir to the crown, an actress who loves life—not exactly a twosome you would expect to be a couple.  Yet, Julian and Melly will prove just how wrong you are in Midnight’s Kiss.  I wondered just how the attempted coup would go on after reading the prior book in the series where it began, and I also wondered just how Julian would react.  Vampires are long-lived, and you would think they would remember that Romans took over the majority of the known world during their time for a good reason.  I wasn’t at all surprised by how Julian took the coup and the harm to his friends, yet even I was surprised at how he reacted when Melly was drawn into the danger. Even more enjoyable was watching as a person who seemed like a lightweight prove just how well she was matched to her lover, Julian.  I loved watching as they not only overcame the betrayal that tore them apart years ago, but also seamlessly teamed up to kick butt and take names and heads to defeat any and all risk to the Nightkind.  Even better, I had to smile as yet another relationship was given the chance to heal for Julian at the end of the book.  Midnight’s Kiss is full of action, danger, and passion almost from the first page to the last. For me, it was a story that I read in one sitting just because I couldn’t stop turning the pages.  I will bet that you will love Julian and Melly by the time you turn the last page. I know I did.

PEANUT GOES TO SCHOOL by Thea Harrison

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PEANUT GOES TO SCHOOL by Thea HarrisonPeanut Goes to School by Thea Harrison
Series: Elder Races #3
Published by Self Published on July 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

Dragos Cuelebre is no longer the only dragon.Dragos's son Liam Cuelebre (a.k.a. Peanut) is springing into existence, reminiscent of the first of the Elder Races who were born at the beginning of the world. At just six months of age, he has already grown to the size of a large five-year-old boy. He can read, write in complete sentences, and his math skills are off the chart.A white dragon in his Wyr form, Liam also holds more Power than almost anyone else. In an effort to give him a taste of normality, no matter how fleeting, his parents Pia and Dragos enroll him in first grade.They hope school will help teach Liam how to relate to others, a vital skill that will help him control his growing Power. But school has a surprising number of pitfalls, and relating to others can be a tricky business.When a classmate is threatened, Liam must quickly learn self-control, how to rein in his instincts, and govern his temper, because there's no doubt about it--he is fast becoming one of the most dangerous creatures in all of the Elder Races.

Liam Cuelebre (better known as Peanut) is growing up by leaps and bounds and he may only be a few months old but he is the size of a 5 year old and just as curious and mischievous as any other child that age.  His father is the most powerful man in world and his mother might not seem as powerful, but Liam knows she would move mountains to keep him safe.  But none of that is on his mind right now, Liam has a huge adventure because he is going to school – first grade to be exact.  Liam knows that he is also powerful, even as young as he is, yet he knows that he needs to takes these next steps as just a very intelligent young boy and he really attempts to do that.

 

However, it seems that the gods are testing him to see just how together Liam is this young because he faces several hardships his very first day.  The biggest lesson that Liam learns in the next few hours is that bullies can come in several sizes, guises and ages.  He also learns that there are some battles he can handle and then there are some he needs to bring his big gun back up – his parents.  Liam also learns several other things in a few short hours and most of all he learns just how much his parents love him and what they will do to protect him.

 

Power comes in many forms and one little guy just might become the most powerful being around, well if you don’t count his father, and just like everyone who enters life as a child he has many lessons to learn.  Liam begins his journey to learn all of those lessons in Peanut Goes to School.  I have to say that I fell in love with Liam when he was still becoming a being and that love has only grown as I have seen Liam deal with so many things at such a young age.  This time I watch as Liam learned just what bullies are and that they can come in so many shapes and sizes.  I cheered as Liam proved his dominance to some and knew just when he needed to call for his back up.  And I don’t mean Dragos, I’m talking about Pia here.  Liam also had me smiling because I can see that he is going to be one heck of a handful for not only his parents, but also those who are trying to protect him and let’s not even get into the parents of any of the girls that he will charm.  Peanut Goes to School is a lovely adventure that will have you wanting to just hug Liam to pieces and fist bump his parents on a job well done.

 

PIA SAVES THE DAY by Thea Harrison

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PIA SAVES THE DAY by Thea HarrisonPia Saves The Day by Thea Harrison
Series: Elder Races #7.5
Published by Self Published on June 21st 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

In the latest story of the Elder Races, two mates face their deadliest challenge yet—each other…

Pia and Dragos’s magical young son Liam (the Peanut), is growing at an unprecedented rate, and if that isn't enough, he is also
exhibiting new, and unpredictable, magical gifts. To protect him, the concerned parents decide to move to upstate New York.

Both Dragos and Pia relish the idea of leaving behind the city. They finally have the space to indulge their Wyr side, and Liam can grow in safety. It’s a breath of fresh air—literally—but their idyllic situation is shattered when Dragos is injured in a freak accident.

Stripped of his memory and bereft of Pia’s taming influence, there’s nothing holding back Dragos’s darkest side. And in order to restore her family and save her mate, Pia must confront the most powerful menace in Elder Races history.

It’s going to take more than a penny to fix this… (31,250 words)

 

Pia and Dragos have decided to permanently move to their estate in upper New York for a safer place in which to raise Liam.  They are looking forward to the great outdoors and the wildlife that will surround them and allow them to be able to enjoy their other self also.  But to move the headquarters of the Wyr and Dragos’ business there, a lot of construction needs to be completed.  A freak accident one afternoon when Dragos goes to see the progress of the construction, will take the Wyr to the edges of drastic change and will require every ounce of love, strength and compassion that Pia has in her body.  Pia is not about to let anyone destroy her life with Dragos and Liam, not even Dragos himself and she is more than willing to fight for her husband and mate and their son.  Pia might be one of the most gentle Wyr around but all the Wyr are about to learn just how strongly she can fight for those she loves.

 

Pia and Dragos are about to start the second part of their life together outside of New York until the largest barrier they have confronted presents itself in Pia Saves The Day.  All I can say to begin with is that I loved this story and how it grew the storyline of Dragos, Pia and Liam.  I always knew that Pia would fight for her new life and her love of Dragos and Liam, but I never expected that she would have a chance to prove it so soon.  I really loved how Pia proved just how practical she could be just after the accident and then proved her love by confronting the very thing that could tear the family totally apart.  The very best thing in my eyes about this story is that while it moved things along, it did not tie up all the loose threads and pretend like it was all perfect when it was over.  Now I can’t wait to see how the results of this brief interlude will be handled as things go forward in the Elder Races books.  Pia Saves The Day will have you cheering for both Pia and Dragos by the end and just wanting to hug Liam (Peanut) after this latest harrowing adventure.

NIGHT’S HONOR by Thea Harrison

NIGHT’S HONOR by Thea Harrison

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NIGHT’S HONOR by Thea HarrisonNight's Honor by Thea Harrison
Series: The Elder Races #7
Published by Berkley Publishing Group, Sensation Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo

JoyfullyRecommended

Tess Graham is running for her life praying she can keep away from her ex-boss who is an entity that most people fear.  Tess is now down to her last chance to survive and that is to become a vampyre’s human attendant.  While she believes that most vampyres are the worst type of monster, Tess knows that if she is accepted by one that they will protect her no matter what.  So on New Year’s Eve, Tess lines up with the rest of the hopefuls to audition at the annual Vampyre Ball.

 

Xavier del Torro was a Spanish nobleman who became a vampyre to right the wrong done to his family long ago.  He is at the ball as part of his position as Vampyre King’s right hand man.  He wasn’t really looking for a new attendant but something about Tess’ straight forward audition had him selecting her to interview.  Xavier knows that Tess is holding something huge from him and that she isn’t exactly excited to become a blood donor but he still decides to give her a chance to fit into this household.  Maybe by the time her training is over, Tess will tell Xavier exactly why she wants to be in his household and what she is running from.

 

Tess never imagined the type of intense training that she is given to prove herself and to prepare her for whatever Xavier might request of her.  Xavier is gone through the majority of her early training but when he comes back home, both of them are shocked by the intense feelings that spark between them.  Xavier decides to take control of some of Tess’ training himself in a chance to break down her walls.  Tess finds herself beginning to have feelings for the man she first thought was a monster.  When Tess decides to quit and leave in order to protect Xavier and his household, what she gets is a fierce protector that will use every card he holds in order to not just protect Tess but to give them a chance at the loving future that seems right at their fingertips.  Just when it appears that the future is bright and all theirs for the taking, a betrayal brings a deadly danger which might just end Tess and Xavier before they get the chance to explore their feelings and the love that sprang from it.

 

A desperate woman and a man who knows all about what hides in the dark discover that total opposites can become the perfect mates in Night’s Honor.  Tess and Xavier journey from mistrust and grudging acceptance to passion to love all while Tess is trying to learn how to be one of Xavier’s human attendants.  I discovered pretty quickly that life both as a vampyre or as one of their household is not all happiness, but more like each household is a special unit of some secret agency.  So many secrets to be discovered or to be kept where one wrong word or action could be your last.  And yet with all this underhandedness, Tess and Xavier not only found love but also the trust that allowed them to fight off the worst danger instinctively as a team.  I loved watching Tess change her attitude from when Xavier first interviewed her until she fought and would have died in order to save him.

 

I have always loved The Elder Races novels, I have to say the intensity of Tess and Xavier’s journey shot their story to the top of my list of favorites in this series.  I found that Night’s Honor had it all, deep friendships, danger, suspense, betrayal, toe curling passion and best of all a cliff hanger that leads into the next book.  Tess and Xavier’s book will never leave my reader and it’s a must read, over and over again, in my opinion.  It’s also a book that I Joyfully Recommend as one you won’t want to miss.

FALLING LIGHT by Thea Harrison

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FALLING LIGHT by Thea HarrisonFalling Light by Thea Harrison
Series: Game of Shadows #2
Published by Berkley Publishing Group, Sensation on 2014-02-04
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Reviewed by Jo

** Before you read this, you should first read Rising Darkness, the first book in the Game of Shadows series.  This review is starting assuming you have the knowledge from that book.

 

Mary and Michael are on the run trying to stay a few steps ahead of the evil that they followed from their homeworld so many centuries ago.  They are headed to the one woman who can join with them and help them rid the world of the evil once and for all, Astrid.  You would think that the danger that is on their heels would be enough to deal with right now, but they are also getting some of their memories back on their previous lives and the love they have had that has followed them down through the years.

 

Astrid has been in contact with Michael as he found Mary and they have dealt with everything that has been thrown at them, all the death and destruction, and she is torn on whether Mary is going to be the help both she and Michael had planned on or if the years and many challenges have weakened Mary.  They are finally altogether and the danger is definitely hunting them.  In the small amount of time they have to plan, Mary, Michael and Astrid gather their strengths and enter the final battle knowing it’s all or nothing.  Someone will die and someone will live on, the question is after all the years that Mary, Michael and Astrid have lived so many lifetimes and worked to end the evil, do they still have enough to win the day and save Earth from the horror that will happen if they lose.

 

For many, many centuries aliens have lived and died among humans while trying to end the evil that descended on Earth.  Now the time has arrived and it will take all the skill, sacrifice and most importantly a love that has lasted the entire time to win this battle.  Mary and Michael will learn all of this as they come to the end of their journey in Falling Light.  Once I was about half way through, I could tell that all the death, destruction and battles that have led to where Mary and Michael are now will be nothing to what would be coming.  I had to feel sorry for all the sorrow that Mary, Michael and even Astrid had suffered during their search to solve the wrong they were part of so long ago.  There were so many times I wondered if these allies really were going for the same aim and a couple of times I was positive they weren’t.  But once the final battle was going I could see my worries were totally off the mark.  I loved the way Mary and Michael not only survived with their love but helped one of the people who suffered after helping their cause.  Falling Light is full of danger and suspense with lots of action packed pages, but it’s tempered by the strong love between Mary and Michael.

 

SERPENT’S KISS by Thea Harrison

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DRAGOS TAKES A HOLIDAY by Thea Harrison

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THE WICKED by Thea Harrison

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