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REVIEW – ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART BY AMANDA QUICK

9780399174469_Til Death Do Us Part
The author of the New York Times bestseller Garden of Lies returns to Victorian London in an all-new novel of deadly obsession.

Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning—a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her initials.

Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent Hastings, a reclusive author of popular crime novels. Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn’t trust her. Scarred by his past, he’s learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve.

But as Trent and Calista comb through files of rejected clients in hopes of identifying her tormentor, it becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past—and that only her death will satisfy the stalker…

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

‘TIL DEATH DO US PART is a suspenseful, intriguing story. I love the characters of Trent and Calista. They just seem to fit each other. Calista owns and operates an introduction agency, basically there version of a matchmaking agency. Calista and Trent meet each other when he goes to Calista’s  to talk about his sister. Later Calista goes to Trent’s place to ask for his help in finding out who is sending her nasty little gifts. The more time that they spend together, makes the attraction stronger. Their investigation takes them down dark paths and the underworld. This is such a great book, and you will never guess who is doing the killing. I was surprised! If you have not read any of Amanda Quick’s books you need to. I have been reading her for a while now and I urge you to start reading her today. I give ‘Til Death Do Us Part 5/5 stars.

 

Excerpt from ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART by Amanda Quick

She belonged to him.

He was locked inside a cage the size and shape of a coffin. A dark thrill heated his blood like a powerful, intoxicating drug.

When the time came he would purify the woman and cleanse himself with her blood. But tonight was not the time. The ritual had to be followed correctly. The woman must be made to comprehend and acknowledge the great wrong that she had done. There was no finer instructor than fear.

He huddled inside the concealed lift, listening to the sounds of someone moving about in the bedroom on the other side of the wall. There was a narrow crack in the paneling. Excitement sparked through him when he caught a glimpse of the woman. She was at her dressing table, adjusting the pins in her dark brown hair. It was as if she knew he was watching and was deliberately taunting him.

She was passable in appearance, but he had seen her on the street and had not been particularly impressed with her looks. She was overly tall for a woman and her forceful character was etched on her face. She was dangerous. It was all there in her unnerving eyes.

The woman rose from the dressing table chair and moved out of sight. A moment later he heard the muffled sound of the bedroom door opening and closing.

Silence.

He slid the cage door aside and opened the wooden panel. The wall sconce had been turned down low but he could make out the bed, the dressing table, and the wardrobe.

He moved out of the lift. The heady exhilaration he always experienced at such moments roared through him. With every step of the ritual he came closer to achieving his own purification.

For a precious few seconds he debated where to leave his gift. The bed or the dressing table?

The bed, he decided. So much more intimate.

He made his way out through the tradesmen’s entrance and slipped, unseen, into the gardens. The gate was still unlocked, just as he had left it.

A few minutes later he was lost in the fog. The weight of the knife in its sheath beneath his greatcoat was reassuring.

The ritual was almost complete.

The woman with the unnerving eyes would soon understand that she belonged to him. It was her destiny to be the one to cleanse him. He was certain of it. The connection between them was a bond that could be shattered only by death.

 

Posted by arrangement with Berkley Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Jayne Ann Krentz, 2016.

Amanda Quick c Marc von Borstel

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REVIEW: THE UNDEAD POOL BY KIM HARRISON(HOLLOWS #12)

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         Publication Date:         February 25, 2014

Supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan must counter a strange magic that could spell civil war for the Hollows in this sexy and bewitching urban fantasy adventure in acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison‘s Hollows series.

Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now, strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the races, between Inderlander and human, is shattering. Rachel must stop this dark necromancy before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and all-out supernatural war breaks out.

Rachel knows of only weapon to ensure the peace: ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils. And no one know better than Rachel that no good deed goes unpunished . . .

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I will try not to reveal too much of the book and spoil it for you, but just in case I put up the spoiler alert for those that don’t want the story spoiled for them. With that said let’s begin. We start off several months after the last book EVER AFTER ended and Rachel is doing security for Trent. She is also trying to convince herself that she is not falling for him and to get the kiss out of her mind. Then the action starts off with a bang and we have nonstop action throughout the book. In this book something or someone has put the Undead Master Vampires to sleep and not wake up. For those that have been waiting a long time for Trent and Rachel to finally get together will not be disappointed. In usual Rachel fashion she is flying by the seat of her pants trying to find the answer to the problem of how to save her city before it is destroyed.

This is one epic adventure that will take you on  one wild ride. When Rachel is infected with mystics, she has to find a way to return them to her line and the Goddess before she goes insane. If you think jumping a train is a walk in he park, you would be mistaken. The last resort to rid herself of the mystics is to see if the demons know of a way to get rid of them. Kim Harrison delivers another exciting adventure, and as we get closer to the end of the series I hate to see it end.  I recommend this series and this book. So far this is the best one yet and I give it 5/ 5 stars.

 

 

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