Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Book Review -- DemonKeepers

I was introduced to Jessica Andersen through that huge box of books I received last year. Luckily, the book was the first in Andersen's Final Prophecy series and I was hooked. Her latest is Demonkeepers. (Published April 2010 by Signet Books -- paperback -- 480 pages) Genre is Romance (man-woman) with a sub-genre of paranormal.

Lucius is an Indiana Jones wannabe who never quite measures up, until a twist of magic brings him powers beyond belief... and reunites him with Jade, the one-night stand he never forgot.

Despite the sizzling chemistry between them—and the added power that comes with a love match—Jade is determined to prove that she’s more than a researcher … she can be a Nightkeeper warrior in her own right.

But as the two race to rescue the sun god himself from the underworld, they learn that kicking ass isn’t enough. They’ll need all their brains and skill—and the long-denied love that burns between them—to foil the dark lords’ plot.

Andersen pulls you right in with wild, hot sex. Once again, a ticking time-bomb makes for a tense, fast moving plot. Wonderfully drawn characters, all with their own problems and issues, come alive on the page. This latest addition to the series continues to advance the story to the eventual 2012 deadline, and I'm interested to see how this ultimately ends up.

Andersen is a phenomenal weaver of tales. Her research into the Mayan culture is beautifully spun into the modern world. This close to 12-21-2012...well, I'd like to believe a few ancient Mayans are still out there trying to avert disaster.

I think readers of science fiction/fantasy as well as romance will be pleased with the powerful and real world Andersen has written. Be sure to read it in order for the full experience.

1) Nightkeepers

2) Dawnkeepers

3) Skykeepers

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