Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wilder's Mate - Moira Rogers
Wilder's Mate is the first novel in the Bloodhounds series. This book is free for the kindle. Note there are a lot of explicit sex scenes spicing up this book. Wilder is a bloodhound, one of the best. Bloodhounds are a special paranormal breed designed by the Guild to fight against vampires. Nathaniel is the best inventor the Guild has. When Nathaniel goes missing, Wilder is sent to find him. Satira is Nathaniel's apprentice. It's an unofficial position, since women are not allowed to be inventors, but Satira isn't going to let Wilder search for Nathaniel alone. She's been raised by Nathaniel, and he's all the family she has left. Satira and Wilder have to fight their way through the Deadlands if they're going to rescue Nathaniel. That is, if they can get there in time. There's plenty of action, suspense, and some humor. There is also more than a little sex. Highly recommended. I've read several books from different series by Rogers, and there are two constants in her books. One is supernatural, and she does supernatural very well. Two is sex, and she's does sex with abandon. If I didn't like her story telling I wouldn't read her books, but like Laurell Hamilton, Rogers relies too much on sex and not enough on her ability to spin a compelling tale. That's too bad, because she's great at tale spinning. I stopped reading Hamilton's Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series because they'd become closer to soft porn then novels of the supernatural. I hope Rogers can avoid that tipping point.