Monday, November 22, 2010


Divine Treat from an Awesome Storyteller
4 Stars

Catrina is a confident, mouthy, strong, sexy female leader who is here on Earth as a protector.  Events have been set in motion that, according to prophecy, will culminate in a series of disasters immense in scope and magnitude by the end of 2012. The cataclysm will have physical as well as metaphysical ramifications.  Cat is a Priestess who has come from another place.  For fifteen years she has existed only on the astral plane, cursed by an enemy sent from her evil earthly father. Finally, though, Cat broke the curse and now she is looking forward to spending some quality time with her three husbands – her soul mates. As a reward for the previous service Cat and her husbands were given physical enhancements that give them super physical and psychic abilities almost like those a vampire would possess but without most of the limitations commonly associated with vampires.

Catrina is a passenger on a plane whose destination is New York.  Her husbands are eagerly anticipating her arrival.  Enroute, the plane is hijacked by terrorists. Cat goes into action…grab your popcorn because you will be biting your nails otherwise.  The old saying “No good deed ever goes unpunished” is an apt one as Cat is later detained and interrogated for her actions aboard the jet.  Then the story truly unfolds as Cat’s family is introduced and an uneasy alliance with a highly skilled Special Forces Team is established.  

The action is intense, choreographed with an eye to detail, and the relationships that emerge as a result of the alliance are complex and interesting.  At one point I was brought to tears by a tender moment.  A few pages later, I found myself scrambling to cool down by turning on the overhead fans.  Clarrissa Moon knows how to write a captivating story that wrings out emotion in a cathartic, fully engrossing way sure to leave the reader gasping before feeling that intense satisfaction of the temporarily sated.  The next book is Nightwolves on the Prowl.  I am going to grab some more popcorn and discover the new adventures that await in the next installment.


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