First Blade by Jane Hinchey #Review
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Zak Goodwin is a creature unlike any other; half vampire and half angel, and he’s having a bad day. With demons destroying his home, intent on stealing the ring he’s worn for over 500 years, a ring with incredible power, Zak and his team of warrior vampires are forced to relocate.
Georgia Pearce resists being labelled a psychic, but cannot deny that she has visions of the future. When the dark and mysterious Zak Goodwin moves to her town she is irrevocably drawn into his world, and all the danger that entails. And as much as the handsome and annoying vampire + angel hybrid intrigues her, dare she tell him of her vision…the one of his death?
Interview with the Author:
Q: Is this book part of a series?
A: At the moment First Blade is a stand alone paranormal romance / urban fantasy, though there is the possibility of continuing on the story in the future.
Q: What sort of genres do you typically read? Are they the same as what you write?
A: I read a lot of Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy, I’m a massive fan of Darynda Jones and the Charley Davidson series, she is totally my idol. I love a good adventure story sprinkled with romance, and the supernatural.
Q: Why should readers give this book a try?
A: Because the heroine is a badass, sexy and snarky and you can’t wait to see what she’ll do next. She is as tough as nails but has a vulnerable side that you’ll fall in love with, just like Zak (our hero) does. This is a paranormal mystery combined with a supernatural thriller plus a good dose of romance.
Q: What’s next? Are you currently writing?
A: Yes! I’m currently writing a 5 book series, called the Hells Gate Series. You’ll get to see Lucifer and fellow Guardian Angels in a whole new light, how the war between good and evil isn’t what it seems, and the truth of what really happened in the Garden of Eden. This series is more Urban Fantasy combined with mystery, thriller, suspense and of course supernatural romance. Book 1 is due to be released in 2016, make sure you’re on my email list to be automatically notified.
Q: Where can readers learn more about upcoming releases?
A: Visit my website www.janehinchey.com and sign up for the email list. You’ll get free books, latest news and releases plus other bits and pieces that I only share with my email list.
First Blade and Hells Gate ebook categories:
Vampire Romance for adult
Angels and Demons
Paranormal Romance Adult
Georgia is one bad a** chic from the very beginning, but really shows how much of one as the book goes on. Zach is an ancient half vampire half angel who is drawn to Georgia after she “awakens the blade”. This story held me from the beginning. I found the main characters to be interesting and the author does a great job in describing every scene. I did think that the supporting characters had the potential to be far more interesting then they were and this is possibly one place that the author dropped the ball. Best friend Rhys is a perfect example. I found myself asking “why is he even a part of the story?” I didn’t feel that his character added anything to the story and that if he wasn’t there he wouldn’t have been missed. But on the flip side I think if properly developed he could have added a lot. My next negative issue was Georgia’s psychic abilities. At the beginning of the story I really thought more would have been made of it and again would have added a lot to the story. My final issue was that obviously we’re dealing in fiction and I expect some “whatever” moments, but the climactic ending and exactly Zac’s role in being vampire was kinda way out there and I didn’t feel fitting for this otherwise great story line. I rate this book 4 hearts.
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