Series: Sensory Ops


ILLICIT INTUITIONS by Nikki DuncanIllicit Intuitions by Nikki Duncan
Series: Sensory Ops #3
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Suspense
Source: Publisher


Ava Malia is a new agent with the Specialized Crimes Unit and, while she isn’t comfortable with her new team quite yet, she knows it will come.  But Ava’s first priority is to complete her first case, which actually has ties to her prior professional life. It seems that everyone is hunting for a new technology that might not even be valid, and yet the creator has been murdered for it.  Following her best lead, Ava is now fighting an attraction to her person of interest in this case.


Dr. H escaped the hell that he and his sister were in for many years.  Now they are running a psychic center that will hopefully help protect and teach others with abilities and not allow them to be caught up and tortured like he and his sister were.  Dr. H can usually pick out , government agents as soon as they approach him and since the murder of a friend that he had been working on project with, many have approached him.  The thing bugging Dr. H right now is the woman who is auditing one of his psychic study groups; the instant attraction is almost more then he can deal with.


Ava went in to this case with a clear objective, but now those objectives are a bit blurry as she fights the attraction she feels for Dr. H. Because, how can you get close to someone when you met on a lie?  When the danger threatens both of them and then Ava is hurt, the case changes yet again as new, hidden abilities appear in Ava.  With these abilities, she will need Dr. H’s help with to survive and now that he knows she is more than an auditor, how can he trust her enough to help her?  Both Ava and Dr. H soon learn that they really can’t say no to fate, but can they overcome the trust issue and the lie that they first met under in order to let their passion have a chance at forever?


When a man and a woman, who both have hidden secrets, meet under false pretenses, can love have a chance?  Dr. H and Ava will have to discover that answer in Illicit Intuitions.  Wow! When you begin a suspense, you know that at least one of the main characters will have a secret, but in this case, I found that they both did, and it turned out that there was more than one.  I really loved watching as Ava and Dr. H struggled with their mutual attraction and to find a way to win against the danger that was threatening them.  There was at least once when I truly was not sure if they would come out at the end together.  The many twists and turns that I went through with Ava and Dr. H just added to both their romance and to the suspense of their story.  I will admit to reading this series out of order, and I was more than ready to discover just how Ava and Dr. H met, and it was worth backtracking to find their story. Illicit Intuitions is a combo of romance and suspense and, of course, a touch of psychic abilities that combine into a wonderful ending where the romance wins, of course.


CYBER ILLUSIONS by Nikki DuncanCyber Illusions by Nikki Duncan
Series: Sensory Ops #6
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Suspense
Source: Publisher

Taryn Bellamy is one of the top illusionists right now, and she works very hard on her show to make sure she stays that way.  While her show and her employees are important to her, the most important people in her world are the twins that Taryn has raised since a friend left them to her.  Raising twins, especially super smart ones, has been even more challenging than coming up with her next great illusion for her show.


Tyler Greer is an FBI agent and a tech genius who is part of a very special FBI team—one where the members have psychic abilities that they use to help them close cases.  Tyler has been on the tail of a cyber hacker who has been breaking into his systems to leave the team clues. Now Tyler might have found the person behind it and that person his coming right into his area.  What Tyler thinks will be a takedown of a cyber hacker and maybe a chunk out of an art theft ring turns into a night that will change his life forever.


Taryn learns that one of the twins has not only left town, but has tracked down her father and is attempting to contact him all alone. Time is of the essence as Taryn flies to Miami and comes face-to-face with Tyler, the twins’ father.  Things turn touchy as Taryn tells Tyler that not only is he a father, but that one of his kids is somewhere in Miami all alone.  Things get even touchier when Taryn learns just what the twins have been up to, and to top it off, Taryn is a suspect in an art theft ring that Tyler and his team are trying to bring down. Not a promising start to say the least and then you have an instant attraction between Taryn and Tyler. Taryn and Tyler work to break the art ring and prove her innocence, but will this be the end of their time together or has the illusion of their love become a permanent fact?


An illusionist, an FBI agent, cyber hackers, art thieves, and two really smart teenage twins all come together in Cyber Illusions.  I had to laugh as I saw just what the twins had been doing with Tyler without anyone knowing.  I loved Taryn as I saw just how she cared for the twins and how she was so up front with Tyler when they met. I couldn’t imagine just how shocked Tyler was when he found out that not only did he have kids, but they are twins and just what they were up to.  I loved how Taryn didn’t try to keep the twins from Tyler even as she was proving to him that she was not an art thief.  Watching as all four of them became a family kept me turning the pages. I foresee many loving headaches with Taryn and Tyler as the twins grow up and get into even more mischief.  Cyber Illusions is a great mixture of suspense, passion, and putting the best interest of children in front that makes Taryn and Tyler’s romance a great one.


TASTE ME DEADLY by Nikki Duncan

TASTE ME DEADLY by Nikki DuncanTaste Me Deadly by Nikki Duncan
Series: Sensory Ops #5
Published by Samhain Publishing Genres: Suspense
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Jo

Greycen Craig has been in the Federal Witness Protection program for the last five years and was pretty much a model witness until she heard about attack that injured her sister and placed her in the hospital.  Greycen might have been able to walk away from her sister in order to save her, but there is no way that she won’t go to her sister’s side now—even if it means putting herself in deadly danger by leaving the program.


Liam Burgess is an FBI agent who is known for being the sensible one and all that, but there was one memorable time when Liam not only went crazy, but has spent the last five year trying to find the woman who brought out the unexpected in him: the woman he met and married, and who disappeared all within 24 hours.  When a lead tells him that a recent hit-and-run victim could be just connected to his mystery woman, Liam makes it is mission to go there and wait to see who shows up.


Greycen never forgot those wonderful hours in Liam’s arms and why she had to leave him without word and disappear, but she was totally amazed to find him in her sister’s room. The same shock seems to find Liam, but for a different reason. He thought he could handle what Greycen did to him just by being in the room—a very wrong assumption, he quickly finds out.  Greycen ends up telling Laim everything. Liam offers the help of his team to not only keep her safe, but to end the nightmare once and for all. At first, Greycen declines and lets herself be persuaded to accept the offer instead of trying to protect both her sister and herself alone.  However, when Greycen sees just how full Liam’s life is, she takes an action that will place her in even more danger, unless Liam can get to her first.  The next few hours will decide just what Greycen and Liam’s future will be, and if they will be able to stay together and safe, forever on the run, or forever apart and alone.


Two souls found and recognized each other instantly only to be torn apart by murder. When given a second chance, can that hope of love finally get the chance to happen, or will it be denied forever?  Liam and Greycen will discover this answer and many more in Taste Me Deadly.  Liam and Greycen could not have been more different, and yet it was clear that they were soul mates, and they just needed the chance to fulfill that destiny.  It didn’t surprise me at all that Liam stepped right in to take control of the situation and protect Greycen and her sister.  Greycen might have been a free spirit, but when she loved someone, she would do anything to protect them, even if it meant running from them.  I really enjoyed watching as Liam slowly helped Greycen overcome her fears, and he showed her that they belonged together.  When the final answers came clear, and the entire events of the night that changed Greycen’s life became clear, I discovered that I had figured out part of the answer, but not all of it. I have a feeling that Liam and Greycen’s life will be full of unexpected and wonderful things.  Taste Me Deadly is a great suspense story that proves once again that depending upon those you love is always the best way, even if it’s a recent loved one.

A KILLING TOUCH by Nikki Duncan

A KILLING TOUCH by Nikki DuncanA Killing Touch by Nikki Duncan
Series: Sensory Ops #4
Published by Samhain Publishing on 2013-03-05
Genres: Suspense
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Miranda

He’s everything she craves. She’s everything he dreads. Journalist Lana Quinn has a way with hard-hitting news. The story she’s uncovered has potential, but she needs the help of her best friend’s FBI team. She’s been rescued by them, worked with them, and partied with them, but convincing the second in command to believe her theory—that a killer’s touch sets off a lethal allergic reaction—is a frustrating challenge. Especially since he excites her, body and mind. He’s a danger she shouldn’t indulge. Aidan Burgess is resistant to helping Lana, but not for the reason she thinks. She has a knack for landing herself in trouble, which means she needs protection. Protecting her means staying near her, a journalist, who like all journalists uses whatever—and whomever—it takes to get her story. It’s a case he wants to refuse. Especially since she lights a fire in his blood. She’s a danger he can’t afford. As Lana follows up on lead after deadly lead, learning to trust and rely on each other becomes their only lifesaving hope. If their pride doesn’t become their final pitfall. Warning: This title contains a grudge-holding hero who gives “kiss my ass” new meaning, a heroine out to prove herself, and a danger that dares them to trust.

Journalist Lana Quinn believes she’s found her next big story but she knows she is going to need some help if she plans to ferret out the killer.  Lana reaches out to her friends who know how to use the gifts God gave them. Unfortunately, the person she has to convince is the one person who can’t seem to stand being around her.

Aidan Burgess can’t stand to watch Lana place herself in trouble again.  It seems all this woman knows how to do is find trouble.  Knowing that she is planning on pursuing another story with murder at the center doesn’t set well with Aidan.  However, he knows that once Lana sets her mind to something there is no stopping her.  Will he be able to protect her from herself and keep his feelings for her in check? The last thing in the world he wants is to fall for a freaking journalist.

A Killing Touch is another great Sensory Ops story from author Nikki Duncan.  I found the plot at the center of this romance to be very intriguing.  The mystery of it all was great.  The chemistry between Lana and Aidan is very fiery.  Aidan has a bad attitude when it comes to Lana because of a past experience with journalists.  It irked me a little because it took him so long to come around to Lana.  The sexual attraction between them is fabulous from the beginning but it took a little while for Aidan’s heart to become involved. It is awesome to get some page time with previous characters from the series.  They provided plenty of laughs in the middle of the suspenseful action.  A Killing Touch is full of danger, passion and nail-biting suspense

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