- Crescent Moon Press
- Release Date
- July 2010
- Book 1 of Tueri Psychc Series
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Saari Mitchell sees a psychologist in order to understand why—500 years later—she's still dreaming of her dead lover. Her shrink isn't helping, the nightmares come every time she closes her eyes, and the lack of sleep is interfering with her job at Sacred Heart Hospital. With her psychic ability to heal the human spirit on the fritz, her auric radar becomes as reliable as her spotty cell phone service.
By day, Dhelis Guidry works as a detective for the New Angeles Police Department investigating the missing or murdered women in the Full-Moon Killer case. In his spare time he hunts rogue vampires as a Tueri executioner.
Brogan Vincent is a Tueri healer. Though he could offer his miraculous talents to the rich and powerful, he has chosen anonymity and peace by only using his psychic abilities among the Tueri.
One look into Saari's tri-colored eyes and both men realize she is Tueri. One touch tells them each she's their soul mate. But can either of them protect her from the Full-Moon Killer?
Feb 16, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
218 people found the following review helpful
If you like Cupid, vampires, werewolves and other mythical beings, this book is for you. Renee Rearden perfectly meshed together these different worlds in her book and created a beautiful story that will entice you from the first page.
Saari Mitchell does not know anything specific about herself. Not who her parents are, or why she can see the human aura… The only thing certain in her life is that she lost the love of her life at the same time that she was cursed with immortality.
Saari has learned how to live with the curse and death of her love Miko. As the years passed, she learned that everything is changeable. Everything but her curse. Every year on her birthday, she dreams The Dream – the nightmare of Miko and his death. However, this year the nightmare had become more intense.
Her best friend Nisa, actually Cupid, gave her a unique birthday present – a reading from a famous psychic, Jordan Stevens. From that moment, her life will completely change. Jordan will be found dead in the morning, the serial killer will strike again, and Saari will meet two man Dhelis and Brogan, and she will not be able to decide between the two of them and as it happens, she would not have to.
What I really liked in this book is the plot. There are two parallel plots. First plot is Saari. Her unique abilities and her unique love life. At first, she believes that her love had died with Miko. Then enter two very interesting men – Dhelis and Brogan – and she has a very peculiar physical and psychological reactions to both of them. The second plot is about the Full-Moon serial killer. To say more would be a spoiler, but it's enough to say that both plots are excellent and very intense. They are not predictable and are excellently written.
Saari is a very interesting woman who has learned to live with what life offers her. After years of waiting, she found not one, but two loves and the truth about herself. Her light acceptance of the truth is the impact of a long life and living in ignorance. That is compensated with her charm and the joyful thoughts that she has, and this will keep a smile on your face. She has a very cheerful view of the life despite everything. I just could not accept that she let her self be mated to two different men and neglected to tell them her little secret – that she is cursed with immortality.
Dhelis Guidry and Brogan Vincent are connected in a very specific way with Saari. Both Dhelis and Brogan belong to the species Tueri – and in their species, finding a mate means to be linked with only one person and trough that link, mate can transfer and upgrade their gifts. When both men realized that they were linked with her, they react differently. Dhelis was looking for his mate for long time. He was excited about the idea to have his women, to love her and cherish their love and connection.
Brogan was not looking for her. He did not even want mate. However, when he found her, he could not let her go. I have to admit, I was cheering for Dhelis to be the one to connect with Saari. The two men are very different. Dhelis is sexy, strong personality and wonderful – and when Saari touches him, she feels exactly that, excitement, passion, and lust. Brogan is calm, stable, and very sexy and he makes her feel peace and calmness.
Of the secondary characters, I would like to single out a vampire called Mag. He is her best friend and a great support in her life. For me, he may be the best character for her. He is strong, immortal like her, sexy and he will do almost anything for her. I was very sad because he just sort of disappears from the book.
From the beginning, you can see how the serial killer thinks and you realize that he enjoys killing. It is quite ironic when you think of his profession. A very bad, evil person who had a fixation on what he wanted and he did not care how he would get it.
The worldbuilding is gradual and unique. Ms Rearden had to build it gradual because of the many characters and species. She combined vampires, lunates, cupids and even invents a new one – Tueri. Tueri are people who have special gifts. They can teleport, read minds, learn everything with one touch… Because of that, it can happened that everything seems confusing. Do not let that frighten you. You just have to let yourself go in to the wonderful city of New Angeles.
Conversation among the characters makes a cheerful tone throughout the book. I really like the way the characters are thinking and how it is presented. A big plus in the novel.
Why four stars when the book is really great? Honestly, I was thinking whether to give four or five stars and I decided for four stars because there are many things that went untold or undone in the book. I did not like that Saari didn't reveal she was immortal. It almost felt like deception. And the connection between Alaric and Saari was never explained. Hopefully, that will come in the next books. Besides that, everything else is really greatly written.
Renee Rearden showed us how creative she is by building up a fairy-tale world that is unnoticed in our world. Each of the characters is unique and it is impossible not to connect with at least with one of them. I definitely recommend this book and I hope you enjoy it.
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