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12.08.2009

Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler


When faced with the prospect of reading a new author I usually feel equal parts excitement and trepidation as I embark on a journey that I have no clue as to how it will end.  Will I like them? Will they be as good as all those reviews said they were? Having come across a few doozies lately - I feel I might be a bit more skittish than usual.  Yet, I'm now on a role.  The last two new authors have been splendid!

Hello, Nicole Peeler!
Ms. Peeler takes us to the world of Jane True. Jane, while your typical urban fantasy, female character - thrust into a world that she had no idea existed, is a little more than the usual unsuspecting supernatural.  Her character is a bit neurotic, a lot of funny, incredibly smart and just all around a very likable heroine.

Jane True lives in a tiny little town in New England, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.  Jane is also the town pariah. At the ripe old age of 26, Jane has resigned herself to the life of a hermit. Destined to care for her father and amuse her self with her "naughty" drawer. Which the author hints that she might only open it to look - not to play. Poor Jane.  Jane's hermitage gets thrown off track though, with a dead body and a vampire named Ryu.

Part murder mystery, part paranormal romance - Tempest Rising is a fun, enjoyable and refreshing read, stuffed full of witty remarks, hot vampire love and intense supernatural battles. Jane's inner turmoil and almost schizophrenic mental battle between her libido and common sense was hilarious and scarily relatable.  Definitely a must-add to your TBR list if you are fan of the fanged.

Fans of the Sookie Stackhouse series will love this book.  And what a unique cover! The talented and inspiring artist is Sharon Tancredi.  Her illustration gives the book a very unique look that I think people will either go "huh" or jump up and down and clap - saying "I want one, I want one."














To continue the series of Jane True. Tracking the Tempest is scheduled to be released in July of 2010. Can't wait.  Here is the synopsis from Nicolepeeler.com.

Tracking the Tempest begins four months–and one eyebrow sacrificed to magical  training–after the close of Tempest Rising.  During that time, Jane’s been busy  honing her supernatural powers and enjoying her newfound sense of confidence.    Rockabill may  not yet be heaven, but she’s realized it’s home.  Valentine’s Day is  fast approaching,  however, and Ryu–Jane’s bloodsucker boyfriend–can’t let a  major holiday go by without  getting all gratuitous.  This time his shenanigans  involve a last-minute ticket to Boston  and a hefty dose of direct interference in her  life. But Ryu’s best laid plans inevitably create  more upheaval than even he can  anticipate, and Jane winds up embroiled in an investigation involving a spree of  gruesome killings committed by a being of  tremendous power . . .
 
. . . who, much to Jane’s surprise, happens to be another halfling.






17 comments:

Emily Cross said...

OMG, that cover is amazing!!! Adding her to my wishlist - sounds excellent. Thanks for the heads up :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooo I think your review (of all the reviews I've read) has just convinced me to add this to my TBR list. Thank you!

brizmus said...

A murder mystery/paranormal romance mix. Sounds cool!
Looking forward to the witty remarks and hot vampire love. :-)

Jessilyn said...

Can't wait to read this.. I love any good murder mystery plus vampires I'm all in ;)

Kris said...

Oh I'm so glad you like this one! I had loved it!
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Patti said...

I've had my eye on this one, nice review!

StephanieD said...

I loooove that cover!

Amanda Leigh said...

I have heard nothing but amazing things about this book and can not wait until I can get my hands on one and read it myself!

Carolyn Crane said...

I've heard these Sookie comparisons, which can only mean excellent things and I'm so looking forward to this book! Also, I just wanted to comment because I love the way you describe reading a book from an unknown - that's exactly how I feel; it's always this leap, no matter how extensively the reviews have prepared me.

Melissa (My World) said...

Glad to see you enjoyed this book. I have this next on my stack to read. I am hoping to be to it by the end of the week. I am working hard to get through the current book I am on to get to this one.

Thanks!

Tina said...

this one is on my TBR.....I love the new little skeleton heads......:D

Lily Child said...

I have had my eye on this for some time, but honestly didn't pick it up because of the cover...I thought it was a bit tween-y. Your review makes me want to go out and buy it! By now, I should know better than to judge a book by it's cover! :P

Caitlin said...

I've seen this around but haven't had a whole lot of info on it. Now that I've read your review, I'll make sure to add it to my TBR list. It was the reference to Sookie that did it for me.. Love her!

Sheere said...

This book is the next on my TBR pile, the cover is simple yet I love it, it's so different from all the others that you can recognized it

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Oh these sound like fun! The covers are so colorful and original. Love 'em! I'll check out the books too!

Rex Robot Reviews said...

I've got to read this shit!

5peasinapod said...

That doesn't seem to be what I would pick up. But great new authors are always a treat!

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