Series: Night Watch #.5
Published by Brava, Kensington on April 1, 2009
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Sexy shapeshifters and lots of suspense combine in this scintillating new paranormal novel from the author of "Midnight Sins" and "Hotter After Midnight."
Being Bullet Proof Sucks--Literally
Once, Maya Black was a kick-ass cop patrolling the streets of L.A. She still keeps the city safe, but nowadays her bad guys of choice include demons, werewolves, and assorted nocturnal scum. Something Maya knows a thing or two about. She's a vampire--and not thrilled about it. Payback meet bitch.
Adam Brody hopes Maya is as dangerous as they say she is. He needs her to help rescue his niece Cammie from a ruthless band of vamps, and he's willing to pay--in blood. Trusting her is another matter. Adam has never met a vampire who doesn't lie. Then again, he's never met anyone like Maya, who fills him with a desperate need that ignites into explosive, no-holds-barred encounters. . .
My rating: 4 of 5 flames
When I see a 0.5 as a prequel, I automatically think it’s a novella, but this one isn’t. It’s a full-length novel and it ties in really well with Cynthia Eden’s most recent Night Watch book Never Cry Wolf.
We have the heroine, Maya, who used to be a cop, but it turned into a vampire, sort of accidentally(a vamp ripped her throat open, she shot him, his blood dripped into her blood, yaddah yaddah yaddah-accidental vampire-you know how it is). A few years later the real story begins.
Adam finds Maya in the middle of taking out a level 10 demon (the most powerful of all Others). He’s been watching Maya for a while, actually. He needs her help.
Maya doesn’t help. She looks out for numero uno and she takes out the bad guys-the cop in her didn’t die when her mortal body did.
Adam wants Maya to help her find his niece. She was taken by vampires who are helping the Master vampire to rise. Maya can feel this master’s call in the back of her head, just as any other vampire, but she’s really good at ignoring it.
But Adam intrigues her. At first she thinks he’s human, but he has no scent. Like, at all. It drives her nuts trying to keep him safe, but he seems so fearless. And he keeps putting himself in danger as if it’s no big deal.
But their attraction grows, against both their better judgements, Adam’s kind hate vampires, and Maya still has no idea what he is.
Meanwhile, Maya is betrayed by someone she used to trust, the local werewolf pack is after her, and let me tell you, they’re kind of bad ass.
But Adam is more than any of them guessed.
And so is Maya.
This was an excellent paranormal romance, no doubt. Anyone who wants a Romantic Suspense but with Paranormal aspects should love this book, and this series.