Friday, August 8, 2008

Legacy by Jeanne C. Stein


Legacy
Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles, Book 4
Jeanne C. Stein
ACE
August 26, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-441-01626-6

From the back cover:
Anna Strong was a tough-as-nails bounty hunter until the night she was attacked by a vampire – and changed forever…

Since then, Anna has struggled to adapt to her supernatural status while clinging to the vestiges of her humanity. Avery - the sinister vampire who transformed her - is dead, and Anna learns that she’s entitled to his vast fortune. Then a predatory werewolf comes forward, claiming to be Avery’s widow. She demands the entire estate and makes it clear that she and her pack think nothing of killing Anna – and those who matter to her – to get what’s owed them. Now Anna must protect those she loves from a werewolf out for the two most precious things in the world: blood…and money.

My thoughts:
Anna Strong is a bounty hunter who found herself bitten and changed by a vampire during a job. Avery was charming, wealthy and a big liar that met his own undead end. Now that he’s gone, Anna has been told that by Vampire law all of Avery’s worldly possessions become hers. That’s something she really has no interest in, so when a werewolf comes to town claiming to be the late Avery’s widow, Anna is more than willing to sign things over. Life is never that simple. Now everyone she cares about is in danger and it’s up to Anna to set things straight.

While Anna’s life is anything but under control, her partner David finds that the woman he loves has gotten herself into a legal mess. Gloria’s only hope in clearing her name comes from an unlikely source, and her chance for freedom will come with a price that may be too high for her to pay.

This is the fourth installment in the Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles and is as riveting as the rest. Anna still struggles with her life as a vampire and is reluctant to let go of her human ties, but the danger that surrounds her new life is opening her eyes to the reality of her future. Ms. Stein draws readers in with mystery, and seasons it with a spicy mix of surprising events and the paranormal characters behind them. Legacy proves to be well told and detailed with enough back-story for those just entering the series without taking anything away from Anna’s newest adventure. With appearances by established characters, and the introduction of some intriguing new ones, this remains one of my favorite urban fantasy series in print.

To learn more about the Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles, please visit Ms. Stein’s website: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

6 comments:

Amberkatze said...

*drool*

Anna is one of my favourite leading ladies and I was so happy to get a gift from Jeanne a few weeks ago.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Amber - It's such a great series and I'm not surprised to hear that you like it as well! :)

RachaelfromNJ said...

I have books 1 and 2 to read still! Ahh. Sounds really good and I have to read them soon!

Kimberly Swan said...

It is a wonderful series! You have to find some time to read them soon. :)

Amberkatze said...

Oh my...when is this out??? I think Amazon Germany are up to their old tricks again...looks like a long wait for me...

Kimberly Swan said...

It's out on the 26th here. They're still messing with your delivery dates there? :(