Friday, April 27, 2012

Review of: Red Hot Fury, By: Kasey Mackenzie

Yes, Yet Another Adult Book For You To Enjoy!
Title: Red Hot Fury
Author: Kasey Mackenzie
Publisher: Ace Books by Penguin Group
Released: 2010
Summary: Marissa Holloway is a Fury, she's also Boston's Chief Magical Investigator. Marissa gets called to the scene of a crime to discover the arcane (supernatural, magical) body of her best friend Vanessa, who has been missing for three years. Upon closer inspection, Riss realizes the body is actually a very powerful disguise and not the corpse of her best friend and sister fury. After announcing her suspicions, Riss is suspended from her job and someone tries to kill her. She needs protection and a chance to figure out what's going on, so she turns to her ex-lover and Warhound Scott Murphy. Riss realizes she has uncovered a bigger mystery than suspected, involving arcanes and mundanes. Riss has to work fast to uncover the secrets of what's really going on and what really happened to Vanessa.
My Thoughts: I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was full of action, supernatural beings, and a love story. All around great Urban Fantasy with a supernatural kick rarely seen before, a Fury heroine!
One thing that drew me in right away was the cover. The second thing was the subject matter, Furies. I've never read a book before where the main character was a Fury. The author just did a great job of mixing Greek supernatural beings with giants, goblins, sidhes, and Egyptian Hounds of Anubis. Just very cool and very original.
The action was nonstop and extremely enjoyable. The love story alternated between sweet and steamy and made this reader wish for a warm and loyal warhound of her very own.
Riss as the heroine was fantastic. She was tough and loyal to those around her and could definitely hold her own in a fight.
The ending was a complete surprise and the reveal of it was fantastic.
I just really, really, really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next in the series, which is called Green Eyed Envy, A Shades of Fury Novel.  One thing I will say is that this book is for adults or older teens. There are some steamy scenes that might not be mom or dad approved.
Note to self, never piss off a Fury.

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