I had a different book blog, and I had a bunch of problems with the blog hosting company, and all of my content was deleted. I managed to salvage some of my reviews from back then by compiling what I wrote on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles review sections. I will be posting these reviews under a new blog post called Throw Back Thursday Reviews, until I have posted them all on this blog. 🙂 See some that I have already posted here.
Someone is kidnapping and incinerating otherworlders beyond recognition, and detective Marisol Whitman, a succubus, races to find the murderer before he claims another victim. But her pursuit is derailed when her responsible younger sister vanishes. Marisol suspects foul play and enlists support from an unlikely source: an agent from the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency, Valerio Costa.
When the trail pointing to everyone from vampires to witches dries up, Agent Costa admits to knowing more than he’s shared. Marisol’s sister’s kidnapper harnesses more magic than she can imagine—and they’re running out of time. To find her sister before her powers are drained and twisted beyond recognition, Marisol must connect the dots between cases and put her trust in Costa, a salamander who may burn her before she can solve either case.
This is a sort of spin off from Banshee Charmer. Mac the main character in Banshee Charmer is mentioned, but does not make an appearance. Other events from book 1 effect what happens in this book also, but if you missed the first one, you could read this one without any confusion. Marisol Whitman, the succubus from the “freak squad”, that Mac worked with in the first book is the main character of this book. Marisol’s sister is kidnapped by someone selling succubi to rich men as sex slaves. It turns out Marisol and her friend Wendy (a siren) are only the latest in a string of women to be kidnapped. OWEA (the FBI for other worlders) are back in this story. Agent Costa (a salamander) has been sent to help find the missing succubi. The missing persons case may be tied with a murder case that Marisol is helping the department work on. Both cases seem to be done by the same type of other worlders. Marisol and Costa end up falling for each other (much like Mac and her OWEA agent in the first book). Marisol isn’t sure if she wants to be with Costa, because she needs to concentrate on getting her sister back. I love that the author is using paranormal creatures that you don’t normally read or hear about. I feel like there are so many of the other detectives that are briefly mentioned that this series could go on for a while, and I hope it does!
Loved it! Look forward to more books in this series. A new favorite.