Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Review - Brimstone Kiss by Carole Nelson Douglas

Brimstone Kiss
Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, Book 2
Carole Nelson Douglas
October 29, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-8095-7304-2

Book Blurb:
Paranormal Investigator Delilah Street, in her quest to identify the embracing skeletons she and ex-FBI guy Ricardo Montoya discovered in Las Vegas’s Sunset Park just after she hit town (and just before town hit her back, hard), has to deal with a lecherous vampire, a ghoulish producer, celebrity zombies from classic films, a mysterious albino
rock star who bestows addictive kisses on his groupies, and a dead girl — and those are just her clients! Post-Millennium Revelation Las Vegas is teeming with supernaturals and run by a werewolf mob, but even the unhumans can’t conceive of what Delilah discovers hidden under its damnable desert sands: unspeakably powerful evil rooted in ancient Egypt . . .

My thoughts:
After leaving her job as a reporter in Kansas behind, Delilah Street has settled in to her life in post-Millennium Revelation Las Vegas as much as someone in her position can. She and her dog Quicksilver remain guests in the Enchanted Cottage on Hector Nightwine’s estate. She continues the search for her mysterious double, Lilith Quince, and dodges those trying to kidnap or kill her when they mistake her as such. Taking on the role of Paranormal Investigator with her partner and lover, Ric Montoya, keeps life interesting, but it also keeps her surrounded by danger.

The skeletons that Delilah and Ricardo uncovered in Sunset Park continue to occupy much of their time, and the investigation is drawing more unwanted attention to them both. Ancient Egyptian beings are among those interested in the couple, and what they have in mind can only bring darkness and pain. It’s lucky for Delilah that she has Quicksilver, along with Snow and his familiar helping her out of scrapes, or she and Ric might not live to see another day on the glittering strip.

This is the second installment in the Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator series and it’s as enjoyable as the first. Carole Nelson Douglas centers much of the action on a decades old mystery that comes together piece by intriguing piece. Brimstone Kiss has all of the dark, dangerous, and unique paranormal elements readers seek, along with the passion, love and exciting temptations that add spice to the mix. Much of the secondary mysteries continue with an ending that will have me eagerly awaiting the next release, but in the meantime I’d be more than happy to read this keeper a second time.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Enchanted by Books said...

Sounds so good! I can't wait to read the first one!

Kimberly Swan said...

I think they're both great Rachael, and they should a spot right at the top of your wish list. :)

SciFiGuy said...

Loved her first book and it is good to know the followup is a solid effort as well.

Kimberly Swan said...

If you loved Dancing with Werewolves, you're going to love Brimstone Kiss as well. :)

Unknown said...

I didn't think the first book was that great. I will be putting this on my wishlist but I won't be rushing out to buy it.

Kimberly Swan said...

Wow, I think you're the only one I've heard say that!

samantha.1020 said...

This sounds really good. I'm adding this to my TBR list as well as the 1st one in this series.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Samantha - I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I have! :)