Tempest Rising

5 Feb

In the tiny village of Rockabill, Maine, Jane True-26-year-old bookstore clerk and secret night swimmer-has no idea that her absent mother’s legacy is entry into a world populated by the origins of human myths and legends. It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: vampires are not quite what we think; dogs sometimes surprise us; and whatever you do, never-ever-rub the genie’s lamp.

For Jane, everything kicks off when she comes across a murder victim during her nightly clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean. This grisly discovery leads to the revelation of why she has such freakish abilities in the water: her mother was a Selkie and Jane is only half human.

With this knowledge, Jane soon finds herself mingling with supernatural creatures alternately terrifying, beautiful, and deadly-all adjectives that quite handily describe her new friend Ryu.

When Ryu is sent to Rockabill to investigate the murder, he and Jane fall hard for each other even as they plummet into a world of intrigue threatening to engulf both supernatural and human societies. For someone is killing half-humans like Jane.

The question is, are the murders the work of one rogue individual or part of a greater plot to purge the world of Halflings?–Orbit Books
Read the review at Scooper Speaks! Don’t forget to come back and post a comment. Happy reading!

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2 Responses to “Tempest Rising”

  1. Donna February 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm #

    Yep, very good review. I agree with you, I don’t think it compares to Sookie Stackhouse either. Think Sookie is a lot more gutsy than Jane. And Jane can do better than Ryu. While Ryu is fun, he’s really not commitment material.

  2. scooper February 7, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    That is a great way to put it. He’s a great bed partner, but his life goals conflict with the entire idea of Jane.

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