Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Embraced by Darkness by Keri Arthur

Embraced by Darkness
A Riley Jenson Guardian Novel
Keri Arthur
Bantam Dell – Random House Inc.
July 31, 2007
ISBN# 978-0-553-58961-0

Riley Jenson is a guardian for the Directorate, an organization that deals mainly in policing the supernatural bad guys. When her pack’s alpha pays her a ghostly visit to insist she track down his missing granddaughter she’d love to refuse, but he’s threatened to kill her mother if she doesn’t do the job. Young women are disappearing, and the only connection brings more confusion than it does clues. To add to the chaos in Riley’s life, someone is taking potshots at her with silver bullets and something dark is ripping women apart while setting up the men in their lives to take the blame. With so many lives at stake, Riley can’t afford to make a mistake or her own life could be lost as well.

Kellen is Riley’s perfect mate. As a strong alpha male he can give Riley exactly what she needs from a man, if only she’d give in and commit to their relationship. The clock is ticking and Kellen wants to know where their relationship stands. Only one answer will do, and if Riley waits too long to give it she could be too late.

Embraced by Darkness is the fifth book in the Riley Jenson Guardian series, and there’s never a lull in the action and danger that surrounds Riley’s life. Though estranged from their pack, Riley and her twin brother Rhoan team up to meet the alpha’s demands and through the bullets and blood remain an amazing force. Ms. Arthur is positively one of the best urban fantasy authors in print today. The characters have been well-drawn from the start and the mysteries just keep getting better. A creative, sexy and adventure filled world that readers will just love escaping to.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

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