Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Elewyn Publishing
Released on 7/28/15
Source: Free Book
A few years back, I caught a review on Braine’s Talk Supe blog for the first book in this series. I’m always on the hunt for new-to-me urban fantasy to try so I snagged this permanently free prequel and the first book in the series. Did I start reading immediately? Of course not, that’s not how I roll, but I’m reading the first of this magical relic hunter’s adventures now.
So, Sara Wilde is commissioned to bring back a certain magical artifact that just happens to be right smack in the middle of Rio de Janiero’s big Carnival. It is definitely One Wilde Night as she fights off an Amazon fertility god’s death cult and other operatives hired to go after the same artifact. Sara has guts and grits and a wry humor.
The story drops the reader right into Sara’s adventure and there is a constant feeling that this isn’t the first installment in the series, but I wasn’t confused so much as I knew that Sara was already established in her chosen vocation and her world of magic will have to be explained over time. I had the impression that some people were magic wielders and others were not. That those who were not were mostly ignorant of the group that are. Sara’s brand of magic is interesting. She is a tarot card reader and uses this gift to help her find the stuff she is hired to go after and also gives her a little heads up when she’s skating into danger.
There is a great chase scene, lots of action, and quiet the steamy psychic encounter that promises more to come with the enigmatic Magician for the rest of the series.
All in all, I had a great time with this intro to the series and look forward to the rest of Sara’s adventures. Those who like action-packed, steamy Urban Fantasy should give this freebie intro a test drive for the Immortal Vegas series.
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