Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Watcher by Jeanne C. Stein

The Watcher
An Anna Strong, Vampire Novel, Book 3
Jeanne C. Stein
Ace Books – Penguin Group, USA
November 27, 2007
ISBN# 978-0-441-01546-7

When a bounty pick-up went wrong, Anna Strong became a vampire. That’s something she’d prefer that her partner, David Ryan, will never realize. Bounty hunting is a part of Anna’s human life that she hasn’t been willing to give up. She’s been encouraged by Warren Williams, San Diego’s chief of police, to take on a new job as a Watcher. Williams is an old vampire, and Anna is doing her best to keep the peace with him, but it doesn’t take long for her to discover that policing the vampires and being ordered to destroy them for intolerable crimes isn’t really a job she’s comfortable with.

Someone is sending Anna threatening messages and referring to her boyfriend. Thinking it has to do with Max’s DEA undercover work, and the man Martinez whose operation he infiltrated, Anna is sure that it’s connected to the FBI agent, Foley, who has suddenly appeared asking questions. Foley is claiming that Max has gone rogue, but Anna is sure there’s more going on. When she heads over the border to Beso de la Muerte to see Culebra, a shape-shifter that provides her with willing blood donors, her fears are soon confirmed.

A powerful witch has plans to unleash a demon, Max’s life is being threatened by a madman, and Culebra is missing. Time is running out, and Anna may be their only hope.

The Watcher is the third installment in the Anna Strong, Vampire series. Anna’s new life as a vampire grows more complicated by the day, but this sassy heroine has no intention of slowing down or giving up, especially when it comes to the safety of the people she cares about. Ms. Stein dazzles readers with action-packed paranormal adventure, love and friendship. With many wonderfully executed twists and turns, this author’s suspenseful writing will hold readers spellbound until the very end.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Anonymous said...

This book sounds better than the last. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed her last book, but was disappointed in the lack of boyfriend material (which I've talked about on many blogs.)
I will def. be picking this book up and for me, it'll be the book that either makes me continue or stop with the series or

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi SCooper! One of the reasons I really love this series is that Anna has totally refused to fall into line or give up her human life as she's expected to by the vampires. That usually gets her in trouble and fuels the action. Max is in this book quite a bit, but I think that Anna has other options as well. I hope you'll like The Watcher and be looking forward to The Legacy. :)

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of this author before. I'll have to add her to my list as well...and it keeps growing and growing. LOL!

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Crystal! I'm really enjoying this series, hope you will too! Isn't it wonderful that we have so much to choose from? I know, it makes it very difficult sometimes to choose, but it's nice to be able to go into the book store or sit down in front of the computer and know exactly what you're looking for. :)