Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Savage Redemption-Alexis Morgan

Savage Redemption

Alexis Morgan

Harlequin Nocturne, Aug 21 2012, $5.50

ISBN: 9780373885534

Chief of security at the O'Day estate, human-vampire chancellor Conlan Shea knows he has the position due to his friend Joss being married to Rafferty O’Day the vampire as no one hires a disgraced ex-convict for such a job. When a firefight ignites just outside the gate, Shea races to the scene. Outside lying prone is an injured person; lying there is Kat Karr and nearby her two young nieces (eight years old Rose and five years old Maggie). Three years ago Karr cost Shea his heart and left him to rot in prison for two years.

Councilman Cyrus Eddington is irate that his mercenaries may have left Karr alive and her nieces inside the highly protected O’Day compound. The Coalition has a death warrant on Karr for her firebombing her lab and killing a fellow scientist so O’Day will have to tell chief investigator Ambrose O’Brien that she is at his estate. Karr informs O’Day with Shea listening she was hoping he would protect her nieces who have no one else as their parents and grandparents are dead and soon so will she. Eddington calls O’Day accusing him of harboring a killer and threatening sanctions that would cripple the clan. Unaware of what is going on and needing to protect the clan, Shea flees with Karr to prove she is innocent or die trying.

This is a superb action-packed romantic fantasy starring two likable protagonists and a strong support cast. Fast-paced from the opening firefight until the final confrontation, readers will enjoy going on the lam with Shea and Karr inside the Morgan mythos (see Vampire Vendetta) as they elude Eddington’s horde while seeking evidence that exonerates the heroine.

Harriet Klausner

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