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Helps me get a Kelley fix before 13
on 12 June 2012
** spoiler alert ** Finished at 59%. Started reading the prologue to 13 and had to FORCE myself to turn the kindle off.
Stalked was originally published in My Big Fat Supernatural honeymoon, which I refused to buy because I only wanted it for this story and it was £10 - no way. Luckily, I was able to read it when I visited a friend in Canada.
Elena and Clay are on their honeymoon when Clay notices a mutt is stalking them, stalking Elena. He confronts him and discovers his reputation is no longer what it used to be (he and Elena discuss this in a later book, I think it might be Hidden) and this mutt isn't scared off by the confrontation. Determined to keep the mutt a secret from Elena he tries to trap him, only to realise that Elena knew about him all along. So they team up and do what they do best ~ scare him off (with a little killing).
I do love Clay as a narrator, he always comes across as so stand offish in other books that it's great to read from his perspective every once in a while. This story brings Clay's worries as a father and husband to the front, his injured arm being his main worry but also the fact that his big scare tactic was almost 30 years ago and the newer generations don't believe thee story so they're just not as scared. As I said, I had already read this but since I didn't actually own the book I hadn't had a chance to re-read it.
Off-Duty Angel is the new short story prequel to 13, it has one of my favourite narrators ~ Eve. Eve is on her 6 month shore leave from angel duty and is bored since Kristoff is in court. So Kristoff brings her a case to help him with, getting info on a ghost. Eve stumbles upon a hidden dimension and finds some little demonic critters with a big secret ~ some lost text that contain spells. So Eve gets Trsiel involved after discovering the whole quest was just made up to alleviate Eve's boredom, and they get trapped in a hell dimension. Turns out her fake quest turned into a real one, involving some big hell beasts.
I absolutely LOVE Eve as a narrator, she's so kick ass. This really was just a little filler story but it gave a nice little insight into Eve and Kristoff's afterlife and some of Eve's angel duty woes.
I didn't read the 13 preview, if it was just the prologue or even just one chapter I probably would have. But it's 6 chapters and then I would have had to wait 'til July to read the full book ~ even I can't inflict that much pain on myself. Although I couldn't stop myself from reading the first couple of paragraphs before forcing myself to put down the kindle and back away slowly.
27th July isn't really that far away, is it? I can wait ..... I hope!