Denai Touch by Tiffany Shand #Review
Posted by brriske
The complete series
Cate McCray is no ordinary witch.
Prophesied to be the one to destroy the Covenant, an age-old organisation who seeks to enslave all Magickind, the race is on for them to kill her before she receives immortality.
But before receiving the phenomenal power that comes with it, she must first survive the ascension and the only person who can help her is her elemental partner, Jason Talbot. But when the time comes, her forbidden love for Jason threatens to destroy them both.
As leader of Excalibar, an elite team of Enforcers, they work to infiltrate the Covenant leading Cate into life-threatening situations. Can she outwit them before it’s too late?
Book Review – Excalibur Investigations Box Set
>This box set includes Denai Touch, Denai Bound and Denai Storm. The series follows the prophesized most powerful witch, Cate and her partner, turned husband, Jason. Jason is from an enslaved species and takes a lot of flak being the partner of the Grand Mistress of the Denai witches. The world this story is set in assumes that humans and paranormals know about and work with each other.
>Cate is reluctant to embrace her new station of Grand Mistress, wanting to continue working in her paranormal policing unit, Excalibur, instead. Her Excalibur team includes her brothers and best friend. There is a fairly deep back story that is never explained 100%. The ultimate bad guy, and Cate’s grandfather, had to have been somewhat good for Cate’s grandmother to marry him. Whatever happened to that relationship and the relationship between Cate’s own parents was never explained. A lot was made of the destruction of both relationships, yet the reasoning behind the breaks was never brought to light.
>The book had a lot of action. These paranormals tended to throw energy balls at each other a lot. Each fight scene seemed a copy of the one before, only the participants changed. The plot kept repeating, as well. Either Cate or Jason would get kidnapped or disappear, then their powers would shut down, then a battle with a lot of thrown energy balls. This series is appropriate for an adult audience. There are no graphic sex scenes, but one scene in particular has a lot of suggestion.
>The bad guys were fairly obvious, even though Cate and her crew had a hard time figuring everything out. The story really could have been told in two books, cutting out the duplicate fight scenes and the endless police-like questioning of suspects. My biggest concern was the editing of the story. Articles, like the word ‘the’, were often missing in multiple sentences. Anytime editing issues are noticed, usually that means there were a lot of them. As a reader, I am pulled out of the story whenever these issues occur.
>I am a reviewer for Paranormal Authors that Rock. I am giving this box set 3 stars.
>Amazon – will post review on 9/11