Review: Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane

14 Jun

Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane
Carina Press (June 2011)
ebook: $4.99 (215 pages)
ISBN: 9781426891694

Favorite Lines: “Vampires, Goddess, you’re all fourteen-year-old girls.” (p. 139)

Rowan Summerwaite is no ordinary woman. Physical vessel to the Celtic Goddess Brigid and raised by the leader of the Vampire Nation, she’s a supercharged hunter with the power to slay any vampire who violates the age-old treaty.

A recent string of murders has her at odds with Las Vegas’s new Scion, the arrogant and powerful Clive Stewart. The killings have the mark of Vampire all over them, and Rowan warns Clive to keep his people in line-or she’ll mete out her own brand of justice.

Though her dealings with Clive are adversarial to say the least, Rowan is intensely aware of her attraction to him. But she can’t let it distract her from her duty-to find and battle the killer before more women die.

Lauren Dane successfully takes on vampires and goddesses in her latest book, Goddess with a Blade. In a short, well told romance, Dane introduces the slightly more than human woman Rowan. She is a smart ass, take what she wants while hiding her feelings kind of gal. I love her sharp humor and her comments about the men in her life being teenage girls left me laughing and nodding my head in agreement. Her love interest, Clive, is the new scion or head of the vampires located in Las Vegas. He is over 400-years-old and alpha to his core. The two are more alike than either wants to admit and watching them spar was a pleasure.

On to the mystery/suspense aspect of the book. No major surprises appeared. With one word early in the book I knew exactly where the danger was coming from. And even though I solved the mystery way before the author started wrapping it up, I was pleased with the story. The characters, their world and their interactions pulled together to make a story that I’ll read again.

By the way, the sex in Goddess with a Blade is steamin’ hot! The sexual attraction between Clive and Rowan is sizzlin’. I think my favorite sex scene in the book is a quicky, so imagine the longer scenes…I’m just sayin’…well if you don’t know what I’m sayin’ all I can say is: Hot. Hot. Hot.

You know you want to read it, so check out a little bit of Dane’s writing style before purchasing the book by clicking here. The book ends in a way which keeps it open to being the first in a series and I hope it will be. I want to know more about everyone and watch this world unfold.

2 Responses to “Review: Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane”

  1. Ellen Cote June 14, 2011 at 2:35 am #

    Love strong Celtic ladies. This book will certainly will have suspense.!!! Looks to read very mystic and lots
    of vivd imagination.I personally love the Vampire cult.!!!

  2. scooper June 14, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    It’s pretty kick butt, Ellen. I enjoyed it and the author’s ability to show two vicious characters on the path to love.

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