Genre: Urban fantasy
Grief stricken Katie Dillinger is on a mission to claim revenge for the death of her lover. In a race against time to find the murderer, Katie reaches out to Riker, a man listed as her boyfriend’s emergency contact. The cold-hearted man comes to Katie’s aid, but she doesn’t completely trust him. To keep her friends safe, she insists they leave town immediately. But her efforts come too late. A friend disappears and a clear message is left in the wake: surrender or more people will die.
Katie’s world is turned upside down when she discovers Riker has vowed to protect her. She’s involved in a prophecy, one which her lover had been preparing her for before his murder. All the combat training he gave her suddenly makes sense, and as Katie fights to keep her friends alive, she’s forced to prioritize. Revenge now, saving mankind next.
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
IMMORTAL REVENGE starts with what is undoubtedly Katie Dillinger’s worst day ever. Finding the body of your boyfriend of nine years burning in your front yard would bring anyone to their knees and wreck most people. Kyle has taught her how to survive and protect herself, knowing that one day this could happen and that he wouldn’t be there to protect her himself. Although Katie is heartbroken, she doesn’t give up. Katie is a “don’t get mad, get even” kinda girl. OK she’s mad too but the getting even part is what makes the story. She vows to avenge Kyle’s brutal death. Immortal Revenge is the first in a series about a girl, revenge, trust, a prophecy, and the fate of the world. Can mankind and vampires live peaceably side-by-side? Who can you trust? Who will stand by your side when your world crumbles around you when many don’t even realize it is crumbling? Who will help you build that world back up?
If you like a heroine who can kick ass and take names, Katie is your girl. The story is well developed. The book also has great male and female supporting characters. I did have a few issues with the book but they were insignificant. There were a few minor editing issues: using wrong words - then instead of than, vein instead of vain, belated instead of departed. The story did seem a bit rushed through any grieving for the deceased in the book. Some reactions of the characters to loved ones dying didn’t ring true to me.
I would recommend this story to readers who enjoy lots of action and a kick ass heroine; IMMORTAL REVENGE has it in spades. This is a start to a promising urban fantasy series. I enjoyed it enough to go look for another by this author. I believe fans of the Kate Daniels and Mercedes Thompson Novels would enjoy this one. The content is PG, so I would say it’s good for most ages. 3.5 stars round up to 4.
✳✳ Reviewed on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews by Guest Reviewer, Ramona
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Mary lives in Indiana and is a lifetime lover of the paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy. When she's not slaving away at her government job, she is a Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Author. She creates fantastical worlds with vampires, demons, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. Dive into her books and find action, a dash of mystery, and seductive men with passionate hearts.
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