Saturday, January 29, 2011
After a peaceful hiatus at home in Rockabill, Jane True thinks that her worst problem is that she still throws like a girl - at least while throwing fireballs. Her peace of mind ends, however, when Anyan arrives one night with terrible news . . . news that will rock Jane's world to its very core.
After demanding to help investigate a series of gruesome attacks on females --
supernatural, halfling, and human -- Jane quickly finds herself forced to confront her darkest nightmares as well as her deepest desires.
And she's not sure which she finds more frightening.
Nicole Peeler rocks my world....in a purely literary way of course.
Her Jane True series is urban fantasy mixed with a splash of paranormal romance and tossed with a quirky spritzer of wit and unusual charm.
I love it.
Jane True is a halfling, part human, part selkie. Her world is filled with all kinds of magic, strange creatures, crazy mishaps and supernatural hi jinks- and it all started when she found out she wasn't exactly a normal human being not too long ago.
At least that finally explained the rest of her life for her, why she never fit in, her crazy swimming abilities.
In Tempest's Legacy, the third book in the Jane True series, Jane is enjoying being at home and enjoying time with her friends when everything she has come to believe gets turned upside down.
The bad news is real bad and Jane decides to metaphorically shoot the messenger and falls back into her old routine with Ryu- her on again off again vampire boyfriend.
But will it last or will she move on to the man she's supposed to be with?
Filled with action packed adventure and Jane's knack for finding herself in trouble this book is a quick page turner you won't want to put down.
I love how Peeler doesn't stick to the normal urban fantasy or paranormal romance script and mixes things up again adding her own unique style and personality to Jane's voice.
Jane isn't your average PNR/UF heroine, though some similarities will be there, she tends to break out of the mould and be unique.
You'll probably either lover her or hate her.
Personally I love her.
Her licentious libido in the background of her mind cracks me up- especially how she can notice naughtiness even when her life is in danger (you go girl) and I can so relate to her ongoing love affair with food. In one scene another halfling, Julian, comments that Jane is the only person he knows who would pack snacks for a revenge mission.
I pack snacks for everything (but I blame it on the kids- you never know when they'll get hungry, shhh it's my cover).
The other thing that cracks me up about Jane is her complete inability to see what's right in front of her. Anyan. Sexy, always there for her Anyan. He doesn't have a daddy complex about her, he's in love with her and she's too much of a dingbat to realize it.
But isn't that always the way?
The good news is- hopefully that will all change. There's progress in this book- but every time Jane and Anyan actually start to get physically close or confess their undying love for each other...they get interrupted. Either a phone rings, someone walks in...or someone tries to kill them.
It just never fails that the scene we want most never happens...at least not yet.
Perhaps the next book- Eye of the Tempest- due out in July, will move along the relationship between Jane and Anyan.
Honesty though, I couldn't put this book down. Action packed and filled with twists and turns you won't see coming especially close to the end. Wow.
If you've loved the previous Jane True books you'll love this one even more.