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Through a Crimson Veil (Crimson City) Paperback – 28 Oct 2005
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As far as heroes and heroines go, Mika and Conor are exceptional. The sexual tension between them...is totally explosive. -- Romance Reviews Today
This adventurous thriller is searing hot and filled with passion, treachery and danger. It's paranormal adventure at its ultimate! -- RT Bookclub
[O'Shea's] character development is first-rate and believable, her dialogue is crisp and snappy, and her narrative is vivid and spellbinding. -- Fresh Fiction
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I found Mika an annoying little so'n'so to start, but then realised she's meant to be, and she does tone down as the book gets going. Good story, with a tidy, but not all ends tied ending. Worth reading. The first book in this series is by far the weakest. This one, like its predecessor by Marjorie Liu, is good. I'll be sticking with the series a while longer.
Mika is a half demon half human who is on secret mission for the demon council, to find a demon killer named Connor McCabe. What she has not told the council is that he is her mate. McCabe hates his demon half, he believes his mother was raped by his father, and tries to surpress all his demon side. Mika tries to protect McCabe whilst also working behind his back to find the spell in his possesion that will release dark demons into crimson city. Mika and McCabe must survive assasination attempts whilst leaning to trust and accept each other with Mika also trying to get McCabe to accept his demon half.
This is a good book that I would recommend to all who love supernatural romances. Patti O'Shea delivers again.
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I am impressed by Patti O’Shea’s writing and she’s now on my author list. She’s drawn Mika as a cheerful, half-demon half-human woman with a mission. Conor is half-demon half-human also, but not nearly as happy with life or with himself. Mika and Conor are the lucky winners of an interesting, fast moving paranormal romance thriller. It’s sexy, funny, witty, well-written and a great addition to the Crimson City Series.
Vampires and werewolves have overrun Crimson City and humans are caught in the middle. The demons were trapped behind the veil a long time ago to prevent them from destroying the world. Now some of the humans decide to enlist the aid of an even more powerful and extremely dangerous species... the Bak Faru. Their very name strikes fear in everyone's hearts. Even other demons are afraid to use the name of the Dark Ones.
Mika is half human/half demon, called upon by the demon council to track down hunter Conor McCabe and relieve him of a spell he possesses which could enslave the entire demon population. However, Mika has a secondary plan... Conor is her vishtau mate and she will do anything to get close to him and protect him from danger.
All does not run smooth in Crimson City. Conor is also half demon, though he despises that half of himself and hates all demons. The last thing he wants is to take on a case to be bodyguard to half-demon Mika but he's drawn to her nonetheless. What is really going on with the other demons released through the veil? Why does it seem two different factions want Mika... or is it McCabe they want... dead?
Wow, Through a Crimson Veil is an incredible book. The story is so engrossing I found myself wanting to drive farther and longer so I could listen that much longer. So much is happening sometimes it's a wonder I could keep everything straight. Yet when all the various threads are woven together, the complete picture they reveal is incredibly fascinating. I ran the gamut of emotions throughout, from fear of the dreaded Bak Faru to laughter over Mika's escapades and anger at our love birds' stubbornness to joy when they finally accept their bond.
We've met the vampires and the werewolves... now we meet the demons. And who would have thought that just because they are demons doesn't mean they are bad, some are just extremely deceptive. The hierarchy of the demonic world and they types of demons was quite intriguing. Each kind have their own quirks, abilities, and characteristics and the level of evilness grows as we go higher up the demonic food chain.
Mika and Conor are both flawed individuals. Mika has never felt like she belonged anywhere because of the dual nature brought about by having a human father and a demon mother. Conor is also a half breed demon and he despises demons of all kinds, especially hating his demonic side because of the circumstances surrounding his birth. Yet where Mika has embraced both halves, Conor would like nothing more than to be able to destroy his demonic half. What he doesn't understand is that the longer he denies his other half, the more he loses control and risks self destruction. He desperately needs Mika, though he does not understand why. Their vishtau bond links them as if they are one being and only Mika has the chance to convince Conor that embracing his demon side does not necessarily have to be a bad thing. The passion that erupts between them is as hot as the flames of Orcus, leading to some very sensual and seductive moments between them.
I am thoroughly enjoying each foray into the Crimson City Realm and can't wait to see what will happen next in A Darker Crimson by Carolyn Jewel.
© Kelley A. Hartsell, March 2008. All rights reserved.
Then we have McCabe. He hunts demons. When he isn't busy hunting werewolves and vampires. He works for B-Ops, the paramilitary outfit that serves as a policing force in the City of Angels aka Crimson City. He hates demons. But, that means he hates himself. McCabe has a demon father and a human mother, but he never met his father. He's looking to meet him though. But it's not for a Hallmark reunion, that's for sure.
McCabe and Mika are hot and sexy characters. They fight and love with equal amounts of passion. Mika is a spoiled brat you want to smack at times and McCabe is an arrogant ass who needs to be kicked in the gonads. Yep, I loved these characters. Any time an author has me talking back to the characters, she's won my heart.
Pick up Mika and McCabe's story today. It's the third in the Crimson City series and brings a whole new look to the players. Now it's not just fangs and vamps we have to worry about. It's a demon playground as well. And the demons are less organized factionally than either the werewolves or the vampires. Makes for a fascinating read!