Here’s the blurb for Blade Song…
Kit Colbana—half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades—has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake.
So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters—especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.
Or maybe it’s all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she’s gotten in over her head. Or maybe it’s because if she fails—she’s dead.
If she can stay just one step ahead, she should be okay. Maybe she’ll even live long to collect her fee…
Release date: August 1, 2012
*eARC provided by NetGalley for review*
Queen of Tarts Review
I LOVE Blade Song! 5 cherries and chocolate sauce too :p Blade Song is Kit’s story. I can relate to Kit… not in the we both have supernatural powers capacity *snort* but in the way she views the world, her sense of justice and snark. I want her for a best friend. Sometimes in fantasy novels the main character is too super-human and it’s hard to find common ground, that isn’t an auto dislike for me, but it does make it harder to bond with a character. That is not the case here, Kit is half human (go Team Human! lol) and half Aneira [a-nir-a] . The Aneira, also known as Amazons, are a magical race with gifts for fighting and stealth. Kit’s a half breed and considers her talents to be small in comparison to most other supernaturals including vampires, shape shifters and witches, oh my.
The world building is fascinating. The paranormal beings are “out” to humans and governed under the Assembly of Non-Humans. There are areas throughout the country that have a higher population of Non-Humans and East Orlando is one of those locations with humans to NH 5/1 ratio. This is where Kit lives and works as a private eye with her own agency. Business has been rather down for her lately and she’s semi-jokingly considered standing on a street corner with a sign about needing work. Then trouble with a capitol T prowls into her office. Damon wants to hire her to do a job for the leader of the Cat Clan (who’s well, insane). She’s going to say “No way” when Damon shows her a picture of the teenage runaway they want her to track down. Endangered kids, abused children and runaways are her soft spot. Kit has a traumatic past and ran away from an abusive home as a teen. Now that she’s seen the kid she can’t turn her back on him and knows she has to do everything in her power to help him.
Kit starts this investigation with Damon at her side as part of the deal. He’s her shadow and guarantee that she won’t die (if he can help it) before finishing the job for the Cat’s leader. You get to watch her adjust to having a partner of sorts. There was some initial interaction with him that actually made my stomach hurt in pain for her and later on in pain for him as he realizes what his actions had done to her. I was on Kit’s side from the start and just like Kit, it took me a while to warm up to Damon… But now I’m a Damon fan! *sigh*
There is a strong mystery element to this story as the investigation into the missing teen progresses. A lot of action and intrigue and yes, some romance too. Yum! I loved getting to see Kit in action and seeing how she met the challenges that came her way. I highly recommend this book, dive into Kit’s world and you will want to stay! I want more. It sounds like the future of the sequel depends on how well this book does… so for my sake- and yours, get the book! 🙂
To help out in my goal of pimping out Blade Song I am giving away at least 1 ebook. If I get 1-19 commenter’s telling me what supernatural being they would like to be I will draw for 1 book. If I get 20-29 I’ll draw for 2, 30-39 I’ll draw 3 winners etc. up to 5 winners. There are ways to earn more chances and get your name in the drawing a few more times but they aren’t required <g> I am counting comments, not chances, to see how many books I will give away.
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Her contests ends August 9th. Click on the pretty picture on the left to go to her website and enter the contest.