Friday, October 2, 2015

Book Review for Fury's Kiss (New England Furies #1) by Nicola R. White

Hawthorne, Massachusetts has always been a nice place, a safe place - a boring place. At least to waitress Tara Walker, who dreams of more excitement than slinging plates of seafood for Cape Cod tourists. But as Tara learns when she is attacked and forced to fight for her life, fate sometimes has a funny way of giving you exactly what you wish for. Faced with strange new powers and embroiled in a murder investigation, Tara must now race to uncover the secrets of the ancient Fury that has woken inside of her - and of the evil that stalks her.

As if Tara’s life hasn’t gotten complicated enough, she is forced to ally herself with Jackson Byrne, witness to her assault and uncle to a pint-sized oracle whose fate is intertwined with hers. Skeptical, stubborn, and oh-so-sexy, Jackson wrestles with demons of his own. He is determined to ignore the attraction rising between them even faster than the body count, but like it or not, he and Tara need each other if they are to unravel the mysteries that surround them.

When I first received the summary for Fury’s Kiss, I was expecting your run of the mill paranormal romance. I am very excited to say that I was wrong on so many levels. I expected Fury’s Kiss to have more of a romantic focus, but what I found was a skillfully written story about a young woman’s discovery of her own strength and her ability to exact vengeance on the deserving. Now, that is not to say there weren’t some steamy love scenes, because there were. And they were hot!

White does a fabulous job of creating relatable and loveable characters. I felt like Tara and her crew were my friends by the end of the novel, and Jackson is a real competitor for “book boyfriend” of the year. I really enjoyed reading this book and I loved the mythological aspect. This story was incredibly unique and I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a paranormal romance that is an easy read, and easy book to become absorbed in. I am greatly looking forward to reading the rest of the series and continuing the adventure that was started by Tara’s transformation. 

Nicola R. White is no stranger to the fantastic. Although there are no Furies in her family 
tree (that she knows of), she comes from a small city on the east coast of Canada where 
ghost stories and superstitions abound. She has worked on movie sets, as a bartender, in a 
lighthouse, and as a lawyer, and though she’s never been an exotic dancer like her character, Alex Hughes, she does know how to pole dance.

She has always been fascinated by the strange and morbid, and often stays up too late
reading books that give her nightmares. She believes truth is stranger than fiction, and just 
a few of her heroes are Buffy, Dana Scully, and Xena.

Nicola is a member of Romance Writers of America and Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada, and is an active member and supporter of the award-winning Romance Divas website and online forum.

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