Original Title: Shadow's Edge
Series: Kyn Kronicles #1
Author: Jami Gray
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Published Date: October 29th 2011
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
It takes a monster to hunt one, and for Raine McCord, forged in the maelstrom of magic and science, she’s the one for the job. In a world where the supernatural live in a shadowy existence with the mundane, a series of disappearances and deaths threatens the secrecy of her kind and indicates someone knows the monsters are alive and kicking. Partnering up with the sexy and tantalizing Gavin Durand proves to be a challenge as dangerous as the prey she hunts.
When the trail points back to the foundation which warped Raine’s magic as a child, her torturous past raises its ugly head. Gavin and Raine sift through a maze of lies, murder and betrayal to discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the entire magical community.
“You’re going to have to move fast if you want to save your boyfriend, Raine.” It took a second for the words to penetrate through the static.
“Who are you?”
“Let’s just say you and I are kin of sorts.” The voice was a vibrating growl.
“Strange, I don’t remember attending a family reunion recently.” Her heart rate kicked up and static whispered across the line even as she struggled to stay calm.
The static cleared. “Perhaps because you have no family left.”
Her blood froze at the words. “What do you want?” Her own voice came out cold, merciless.
“Ah, ah ah,” the voice chided. “No need to get so upset, cher. I just wanted to let you know if you want lover boy to make it out sane, you best starting moving on Dr. Lawson’s little lab.”
“What lab?” she bit out.
There was a huge elaborate sigh. “I’m so disappointed at how slow y’all move. Hasn’t your boss found lover boy’s car yet?” The gruff voice didn’t wait for answer. “Check the glove compartment. I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for.”
Her mind raced furiously. “How do I know this isn’t just another little trap?”
The growl rumbled. “You don’t, but since you and I know exactly what’s happening to lover boy, I have a feeling it won’t matter. That Chet character, he was getting way too close, but this one they’re keeping alive for now. He shows promise.” A guttural scream cut through the airwaves, and she felt her breath stop.
Raine is a Wraith, who has a terrible past life and works to kill the bad boys of the Kyn (supernatural beings) society. While she fights her own nightmares and prefers to live alone in her mental fortress, she was ordered by her boss to partner for her next case with Gavin, a very attractive, mysterious Kyn. Raine is trying hard to resist the charm boy, but you know how fate plays. Raine has to come clean with her past, face the truth and win the love of Gavin. But the case she is working with Gavin, is hitting pretty close to home. How can she bring the guilty person to justice, when she herself is guilty of so many crimes?
Shadow's Edge is a fantasy read with a complex plot and characters. Just when you think the plot leads to something, the author brings in another surprise that throws us off. For a debut, this book is great. The romance, mystery and fantasy were all splattered across the pages in right amounts at right places.
The only problem is that there is no attraction between me and the novel. Maybe this thing is only for me..if you enjoy the book in a different way, don't forget to inform me. I was thrilled to see the plot stretching before me and had fun at all the sexual tension between the couple.
Kyn Kronicles will surely become a new series, that I would wait for.
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