Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Review - Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur

Destiny Kills
Myth and Magic, Book 1
Keri Arthur
Dell Spectra
October 28, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-553-58960-3

Book Blurb:
Desire calls. Danger Lurks.
But...

When Destiny McCree wakes up beside a dead man on an Oregon beach, she knows only this: she has to keep moving, keep searching, and keep one step ahead of the forces that have been pursuing her from the heart of Scotland to this isolated spot. Why? The death of her lover has left her alone, with little memory of her past. A glimmering serpent-shaped ring is the one clue she has—and a bargaining chip in a most dangerous game.

Enter Trae Wilson, a master thief with a sexy, knowing grin and a secret agenda of his own. Destiny and Trae both have powers far beyond the human—and both are running for their lives. Together they’re riding a tide of danger, magic, and lust…but with killers stalking their every move, they must use any means necessary, even each other, to survive—until the shocking secret of one woman’s destiny finally unravels.…

My thoughts:
Destiny McCree was captured for the power she holds that’s tied to the sea. With the help of her cellmate and lover, Egan, she has finally escaped a decade of captivity. Egan isn’t so lucky, and it’s his body she wakes beside on the beach. After saying her good-byes and collecting the serpent ring he left behind, Destiny sets out to accomplish two main goals. She needs to see her father once more, and to rescue those who remain imprisoned by the scientists. She doesn’t get far before trouble finds her, but rescue comes in the form of Trae, a man who stirs her blood like no other. He too has an agenda and Trae works to convince her that only together will they achieve their goals.

Trae Wilson has considerable power of his own, and he’s willing to follow through on his promise to Egan to help Destiny in whatever way he can. There is something Trae wants in return, and while it’s not something Destiny wants to give up, she’ll have to be willing in order to have any hope of rescuing those she cares about most.

This is the first installment in the exciting Myth and Magic series. Ms. Arthur gives her readers exactly what they’re looking for in a strong heroine, and pairs her with a sexy man who can easily hold his own. Destiny Kills has a fresh storyline with all of the danger filled action and thrills needed to make a fantasy read impossible to set down. The chemistry and subsequent romance between characters is scorching, and combined with myths made believable it will leave readers eager to see where the author takes us next.

To learn more about the Myth and Magic series, please visit Ms. Arthur’s site: HERE

You can read an excerpt of Destiny Kills: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

6 comments:

Rachael said...

I am dying to read this book. It's in my pile and it keeps saying READ ME READ ME!

Kimberly Swan said...

I'm pretty sure that you'll love this new series Rachael! :)

samantha.1020 said...

I love coming to your site because I am always finding new series to start. Great review!

Kimberly Swan said...

Thanks Samantha! If you haven't had the chance to read any of Keri Arthur's work I think that you're in for a nice treat. :)

Amberkatze said...

This was so different to the Riley Jenson series but it was just as good! I loved it!

Kimberly Swan said...

Definitely as good, glad to hear that you enjoyed it as well. :)