I’m a bit on the busy side and have managed to read faster than I can review! On the plus side, Vampire Academy led my poll, so I’m giving it a go. I’m on Book 3 already which is a very good thing, so thanks for the recommend everyone! In the meantime, I wanted to take a little time to share a few books I’ve recently read that I think you guys may like. I’m going to post them in a series:
Inhale (Just Breathe Trilogy, #1) by Kendall Grey
Synopsis: After years of suffocating under her boss’s scrutiny, whale biologist Zoe Morgan finally lands a job as director of a tagging project in Hervey Bay, Australia. Success Down Under all but guarantees her the promotion of a lifetime, and Zoe won’t let anything—or anyone—stand in her way. Not the whale voices she suddenly hears in her head, not the ex who won’t take no for an answer, and especially not the gorgeous figment of her imagination who keeps saving her from the fiery hell of her dreams.
Gavin Cassidy hasn’t been called to help a human Wyldling in over a year, which is fine by him. Still blaming himself for the death of his partner, he keeps the guilt at bay by indulging in every excess his rock star persona affords. That is, until he’s summoned to protect Zoe from hungry Fyre Elementals and learns his new charge is the key to restoring order in the dying Dreaming. He never expects to fall for the feisty Dr. Morgan…nor does he realize he may have to sacrifice the woman he loves to save an entire country.
I nabbed this one for free, but the ebook is currently at a whopping 99 cents on B&N and Amazon. It’s the first of a trilogy which is now complete. There are 4 short stories as well centering on supporting characters. I read the first short story and was surprised to find that it was straight up erotica, with content I’m sure some readers would find objectionable, so be forewarned. For the main book, like with countless Urban Fantasy novels, there are some sex scenes but the story and world building are at the forefront. I think it walks the line between Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance which may be just right for fans of both. There’s a lot to learn with this world, but I think it will all settle in for me by the second book. The concept is great and I look forward to completing the series. It’s original in a genre where it’s becoming difficult to truly stand out. Proceeds for Kendall Grey’s books and short stories go to whale education, so it’s nice to know that she peddles smut for the greater good ~_^.