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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Predator's Fire by Rosanna Leo (review)

Title: Predator's Fire
Series: Gemini Island Shifters #5
Author: Rosanna Leo
Published: September 2014, Liquid Silver Books
Format: Ebook received for review

When Nina Suzuki discovers the body of her best friend Janine, her world turns upside down. Things go from bad to worse when Janine’s corpse seems to transform into that of a large, brown wolf. For the first time, Nina is faced to confront all the clues indicating her BFF was not what she seemed. A letter from the dead woman opens Nina’s eyes to a strange, new world. The same letter warns of a sinister group called the Alpha Brethren, and urges her to find Killian Moon of the Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort on Gemini Island. 

Killian Moon is a jaguar shifter and teen mentor at the Ursa Lodge in Northern Ontario. He may be a comfort and inspiration to confused teen shifters, but he also has a fiery past. His past comes back to haunt him when human Nina arrives at the resort, demanding to speak with him. Demanding answers. Can he trust her with knowledge that will not only change her life, but possibly endanger those around him? 

As Killian begrudgingly tutors Nina on all things shifter, their mutual curiosity flares into passionate need. Once they touch, once they succumb to desire, there is no going back. Killian realizes Nina is his mate and they both begin to comprehend the terror threatening those on their shifter-friendly island. He is forced to confront the tragedy in his family and determines to protect Nina at all costs. 

But can they protect everyone they love from a cult of dangerous shifters, intent on horror and destruction?

Predator's Fire is my first read in the Gemini Island Shifters series, and I really loved it.  Rosanna Leo did a great job - I never felt lost or like I had fell into the middle of a series.   And if you like shifters, then you definitely need to visit Gemini Island.

Killian is the hero, and he is really something else.  There is so much to this man, he probably could have filled up two books.  I really found him quite enjoyable, even when he was a bit of a surly jaguar.  Sexy and caring, stealthy and just plain awesome.  I love how he isn't looking for love, but when Nina shows up, his jaguar really puts him in his place so that he realizes she's his mate.

As for Nina, she's a spitfire of a woman.  Fresh from the death of her best friend, she is looking for answers, and the questions lead her right to Killian.  Nina has definitely got flare.  I loved the woman.  She was a perfect heroine, and even though she is human, I think she is a great compliment to Killian's temperament.

If you are new to Gemini Island, like I was, you will be happily surprised to find all kinds of shifters there.  Eagles, bears, jaguars, wolves.  I love when all the shifters are together, it adds a bit more of a surprise and leaves you wondering who is what.  As for the island itself, I love the premise.  It's basically a resort for shifters.  But there is mentoring for younger shifters, which Killian is very much involved in.  The whole island really felt like a very large family, and you could feel the care and love between them.

As for the bad guy - he is really super bad.  I had no problem hating him.  Well hell, multiple bad guys - and I had no problem hating any of them.  Rosanna Leo wrote them perfectly, they got no sympathy from me for any horrible acts.

The whole book was fast paced and interesting.  It swung all the way from exciting to very sexy (terrific heat levels!!!), to dangerous and back.  I think any PNR fan will love it.  I'm excited to read more from this series and get a closer look at some of the characters I met in Predator's Fire

Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author with Liquid Silver Books who lives and breathes paranormal romance. Several of her books about Greek gods, selkies and shape shifters have been named Night Owl Romance and Two Lips Recommended Reads. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair.  

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