Monday, June 27, 2011

Review of Raven's Kiss by Toni LoTempio

Author: Toni LoTempio

Title: Raven’s Kiss
Release date: 11th of April 2011
Reading level: FICTION - ADULT: Paranormal, Romance
Series: Raven Grace, #1
URL: http://www.tonilotempioauthor.webs.com/
Pages: 173 in Kindle version
Source: Won and received from author

From Goodreads:
RAVEN'S KISS: A PARANORMAL ROMANCE (RAVEN GRACE SERIES)Raven Grace was a college senior with ambitions of a career in law enforcement when she met the demon Aega, whose bite turned her from mortal to Shapeshifter. Now a member of the Recovery Organization, Raven keeps the peace between humans and errant Hellhounds, trolls, wizards and the like while trying to track down Aega and bring him to justice. After a particularly dicey encounter one night with a Hellhound, she goes to the aid of a girl who’s been attacked and near death—and is amazed to find Aega’s bite mark on the girl’s arm. Determined to get to the bottom of this, she revisits the victim’s apartment and there discovers her closet is a portal to a parallel universe, where people she knows lead vastly different lives. She also gets a glimpse of the Recovery Captain there—a six foot, redheaded Scotsman named Finn McPhee, whose sexy accent and even sexier bod sets her senses aflame. Seeking answers, Finn takes Raven to the magickal underworld, where an ancient fae informs them the demon’s quest is rooted in Scottish mythology and magick. As they delve deeper into legend, the truth comes to light—Aega is only a pawn, subservient to another, darker demon…a being who knows the truth about Raven’s heritage, and who orchestrated her return to this parallel universe for the ultimate showdown. Now, Finn and Raven find their passion for one another must take a backseat to Raven’s battle with a dark force who won’t be satisfied until he’s claimed her soul for his very own…

My review:

I was excited to read Toni LoTempio’s book, because I read some reviews prior to the book. I did not have to be disappointed!

Plot:

Meet Raven – she has been bit by Demon Aega and she is seeking her revenge. She is working in the Recovery Organization, which deals with supernatural criminals and bad guys. She hopes that her work in the Recovery helps her to find Aega. One day Raven comes across another girl who is bitten by Demon Aega and Raven wants to get into the bottom of this. Thanks to the portal to parallel universe she travels to another world to continue her search for Aega. On the other universe she finds so much more, especially Finn who is very attractive Scot and Raven finds herself quite attracted to him. It doesn’t help that he can actually read her mind. Together they need to find a solution to Raven’s identity and also catch Aega and an unknown dark and powerful enemy.

I liked the plot and I loved the aspect of parallel universe. I think it was brilliant! I enjoyed how characters were described by the author differently in the parallel universe; they were like different persons and personalities. It gave so much extra excitement to this book!

Characters:

I could not understand Raven. I think she was overly annoying and unpleasant in the beginning. She acted like spoiled brat. I liked her personality much better after she met Finn. It seemed that author tried too hard to create her, so Raven did not seem natural.

Finn was a sweet guy. I liked him from the moment he appeared in the book. Sweet, nice, flirting – a perfect match to Raven!

Generally:

Raven’s Kiss by Toni LoTempio was a good paranormal romance book. There were well described characters, interesting plot and a lot of fun to read!
4 stars out of 5.



1 comment:

  1. This was a really good fast paced paranormal that grabbed me from the beginning and held me until the last page! I look forward to book two!

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