Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Review: A Rush of Wing's by Adrian Phoenix

A Rush of Wings (The Maker's Song, #1) A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Pocket
Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance (A little)

My rating:


Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination.


F.B.I. Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as the Cross Country Killer, and the trail has led her to New Orleans, Club Hell, and Dante. But the dangerously attractive musician not only resists her investigation, he claims to be "nightkind": in other words, a vampire. Digging into his past for answers reveals little. A juvenile record a mile long. No social security number. No known birth date. In and out of foster homes for most of his life before being taken in by a man named Lucien DeNoir, who appears to guard mysteries of his own.


What Heather does know about Dante is that something links him to the killer -- and she's pretty sure that link makes him the CCK's next target. Heather must unravel the truth about this sensual, complicated, vulnerable young man -- who, she begins to believe, may indeed be a vampire -- in order to finally bring a killer to justice. But Dante's past holds a shocking, dangerous secret, and once it is revealed not even Heather will be able to protect him from his destiny...

My Thoughts:
A Rush of Wings is the First installment in the Marker's Song series by Adrian Phoenix.
I'm late to reviewing this book. I read it a while back, but re-read it just last week for BBA. Both times in reading this book, I really enjoyed it. The characters are likable and interesting.

The main character, Heather, who is a FBI Special Agent is on the trail of the Cross Country Killer, also known as CCK, who’s the serial killer she’s been tracking for three years. And now, she's lead to New Orleans when the latest victim is found outside a bar called Club Hell. The owner of the bar is the VERY handsome Dante. While Heather is a mortal woman, Dante is a vampire musician. He not only claims to be a vampire, he's famous for it at Club Hell. Heather, on the other hand, doesn't believe in vampires. Come on! Dante gets migraines... he can't be a vampire! Can he?

Heather knows Dante has many secrets, and the closer she gets to him, the more the questions appear. He can't remember his past, but he knows it's not good. He's a tortured hero, who we all want to route for.

I was impressed with this book, and after reading it, went back to the store for book In The Blood (Book 2). Phoenix knows how to describe a scene. Walking into Club Hell, I felt as if I was really there, dancing and seeing Dante. *wink*
The only downfall was how different Heather is portrayed on the book cover. I really liked the cover art, but it SO isn't the way Heather really dresses. And thank God, we'd be reading an entirely different book then. Because what cop dresses like that? Unless undercover maybe? ha ha

Anyway, if your a fan of Paranormal Romance, action, vampires, fallen angels, psycho scientists, serial killers & some lusty scenes, you'll be in for a treat with this book! I'd recommend this series to all vampire lovers!

"If you read only one debut novel this season, make it this one."

-- Kristine Kathryn Rusch

"A Rush of Wings is a dark, rich, sensual treat...Adrian Phoenix uses a perfect blend of suspense, romance, and lyrical prose to keep readers up until late, late at night turning the pages."
-- Jenna Black, author of Secrets in the Shadows

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Anonymous said...

I agree with you about the cover. That is SO not what Heather would wear. Well, maybe but I think it would be just for Dante :-) My favorite cover is the one of the 2nd book.

Stephanie G

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