But when this particular sunwalker comes looking for her…well, all bets are off. When the road forks, how do you know which path is the right one? Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn't the only reason she's hiding from the law. Half vampire, half mage, she's spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectable career are finally within her grasp. My name is Tamara Bentley, "Bent" to my friends, and I'm not supposed to exist.
I was born of the forbidden union between a witch and a werewolf, and they've been trying their damnedest to hide my existence ever since. But now my secret is out, and my uncle, the leader of the wolf pack, is pissed beyond belief. In his eyes, I'm something that should've never been born. He wants me dead and doesn't care who he has to sacrifice to get the job done. Successful Seattle baker Alena Budrene doesn't want to die. But when she's infected with a lethal virus spread by supernatural beings, her only chance for recovery is to make a deal with the devil - or in this case, a warlock.
Though he saves her life, it looks nothing like the life she once knew - and neither does she. Alena is a new breed of "Supe" no one has ever seen before. Even the supernatural police don't know what she is. Now exiled to the northern side of the Wall, is thrust into a dark and magical new world. This edition of Dragon Marked includes editorial revisions. Scarlett Bernard is used to cleaning up messes. As a human who cancels out any magic around her, Scarlett's job is to keep the supernatural world hidden - at any cost.
But on the eve of the Vampire Trials, a two-day tribunal that allows the otherworldly community to air their grievances, Scarlett receives a blood-soaked message from Molly, her estranged former roommate. Molly, a vampire, had been living with 12 human college students Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living.
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Since the moment I was ripped from my mother's womb, I've been an outcast among my own kind. The Sidhe might possess magical Gifts, unbelievable wealth, and unfathomable power, but I don't want a thing to do with them. I ran away from their lands in the Highlands of Scotland when I was 11 years old, and I've never looked back. I don't need a clan. I've got my own family of highly skilled thieves who mean more to me than any Sidhe ever could. Supernatural Bounty Hunter isn't the sort of thing you see on LinkedIn.
But with a rare type of magic like mine, I don't have many options. Dangerous or not, the job is mine. And it was going fine, until an old-as-sin vampire stole my mark, and with it, my pay day. Knowing I'm poor and desperate, he has offered me a job. I'll have to work by his side to help solve a top secret case. Everyone knows not to trust vampires. Especially a hot elder vampire. When Mackenzie's 17th birthday comes around, she plans to spend a few years at the school for the marked learning about her new powers and then leaving and living her life.
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For 27 years she's kept her ability a secret, but 11 young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer. She survived, saved by a stranger who witnessed her undergo a physical transformation. That's not the only thing that's different.
Justus De Gradi is a man who can teach her that control. He's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. He reveals that she is a Mage - an immortal made of light, not magic. She must now make a choice: Rebuild her life in the human world with the man who saved her, or live with Justus and learn how to use her extraordinary gifts. Justus has sworn an oath to protect her life, but can he guard her from the one man who has a right to claim it?
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 26, Steph rated it liked it. The first book is the best of bunch. The 2nd book was just okay, and the third book, if it can be called that, left me disinterested in this series. The magic that made the first book pretty decent, seems to be missing in the followups. Still a decent series but I have to warn potential readers of a possible disappointment. This book is a little longer than a novella and it felt entirely too rushed.
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It's like the author lost all of her momentum and just delivered a stock story she had handy. Litt The first book is the best of bunch. Little to no romantic tension and a plot I really could care less about, and I just wanted it to be over already. The other issues I had, were the over-the-top comical superpowers that the protagonists was starting to exhibit on a regular basis. It was cool at the beginning of the series, now it just seems silly.
I also felt the characters lacked the same amount of depth and their brief interactions were just peripheral to the superpower-fae conflict plot. Again, it was rushed and everything seemed to be effected by the lack of time vested in either the characters or plot development. A little too harsh you say?
I admit, I sometimes wonder if my poor opinion is just a product of a bad day or reading slump. But then, I think about my own reading motto of life being too short to read a bad book or one you just aren't feeling. And this book, my friend, I just wasn't feeling. I think I can positively say, I won't be seeking out the next book in this series anytime soon. Jan 08, Natalie rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. There I am, going along, merrily enjoying the light-heartedness of this book and then BAM at the end it all blows apart.
Is Inigo really dead?! It happened so suddenly and quickly that I wasn't really sure. I suppose I'll just have to wait till the next book comes out. I really don't want him to be dead. I adored his crazy sexy half-dragon character. Though, I suppose that would be an "easy" way to work in the relationship with Jack.
Jack is the more steamy, forbidden romance. I didn't really enjoy the fey-djinn conflict as much the supernatural elements of the first two series. It's almost like she's stretching the paranormal creatures too far. There's too many of them. That being said, I still liked the book and thought it was plenty fun. I'm excited to see where the story goes and hope that it picks up in the next book. Morgan is great character.
The only problem I had with her is her wishy-washy-ness whenever Jack gets involved. I suppose that is typical with relationships. Love is always so messy. All I know is that if I had a dreamy, sexy half-dragon loving me to pieces, I wouldn't be thinking about anything else. Jan 07, Tiki rated it liked it. Was just OK for me I really enjoyed the first 2 in this series, but found this one lacking. I didn't follow the whole faerie genie conflict or at least wasn't drawn in by it like I've been with the previous story lines. Plus is was pretty anti-climatic so I was left scratching my head Someone mentioned a cliffhanger.
Didn't fe Was just OK for me Didn't feel like that to me-no angst or anything. We just know the story will continue It just didn't seem like much of one to me. I do like the characters and enjoy the writing style in this series. Love Inigo and his relationship with Morgan. Then there's Jack, the jerk, but hot none the less. He just had a small part in this book but we do get the feeling Morgan can't quite shake that attraction. Please don't have her do something stupid in the next installment. I will check out the next book and hope it grabs me a little more.
Feb 12, Erin rated it really liked it. How could this happen? Inigo cannot be dead. There better be another book after this one. And I have an idea that maybe she will end up with Jack in the next book but I would so much rather her be with Inigo. I really, really loved Indigo.
I'm in complete shock. This reminds me of the Rachel Morgan series when Kisten dies. That was complete BS as well. I hate when authors kill off perfectly good characters. Other than that this was a really good book. It was just the ending that was the problem for me.
Jan 31, mrsj rated it really liked it. After the dragons, here comes the faeries! That jerky jack still has an effect on me and it is not making me very happy. Not knowing the release date of book 4 is even more frustrating! Aug 28, John Harris rated it it was ok. I enjoy the storylines but the main character has the mental acuity of a rock at times and really disappointing.
The dialogue of the support characters which are supposedly and years old and been around the block a few times is also unfortunate. Jul 30, Y. Layla Shabazz rated it liked it. I'm hanging on and hoping the next book redeems this book in the series. Jun 25, Brian Davis rated it really liked it. Entertaining Paranormal butt-kicking and romance blended nicely in a fast paced and entertaining read. The characters gain some depth and the plot is twisty.
May 14, Sonja rated it it was amazing. Still going strong This series is good. I like reading about the characters and I care what happens to them. I will continue with the series. Jun 14, Dawn rated it it was amazing. Great book This series is so well written and action packed you can't put the book down. The ending of this book made me cry. Apr 19, Jamie rated it it was ok. The first two books were okay for me. The plots were kind of obvious, but I could overlook it for the most part. This one, though was very frustrating for me.
Jack's actions seemed abrupt and didn't make much sense to me. He dumps her because he needs to protect her, but doesn't seem to be doing any protecting? Then she jumps into another relationship so quickly, it just felt rushed to me. I could have handled the triangle a little better if the relationships had been developed more.
And then there is the fae-djinn conflict, but the villain hires drugged up humans for some reason don't even ask , the action scenes felt rushed and underdeveloped and confusing at times. The characters acted so stupid sometimes it was frustrating. The dragon doesn't think to use his FIRE to kill the acid-spitting worms? The bar scene with the sidhe choking Kabita was unnecessary WHY did he need to do that when he could have walked across the room and handed Morgan the box?
So many things thrown in that it made the story feel like a bit of a tangled mess. THEN, the ending that made me furious!!! I HOPE that there is some explanation or twist that will happen, because if the way things ended in this book is how the author plans to head with this series, I don't think I'll be able to read any more. I will put this series in my wait and see pile. The reviews of the next book will determine whether I continue this series or not. Dec 27, Kathy rated it it was amazing. I strongly suggest you read the previous books in the series Kissed by Darkness and Kissed by Fire prior to reading this installment.
This installment was full of magical-action and mystery. This was a super-fast read that kept my interest from the beginning to end. There was plenty of intrigue to go around, and like the first two books in the series, the author keeps you guessing until the very end. My only complaint about Morgan is that she sometimes ignores the obvious. Because she ignores obvious warnings, that makes her reckless at times. I would love it if the author wrote a novel on the people of Atlantis before they left their planet In addition to the tribulation they survived while trying to maintain the population as their sun expanded, their search for a new planet to call home and their exploits of how they traveled to earth.
The author also included a short scifi novella that was well written and with lots of action. If this short story were to become a series, I would read it.
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I highly recommend this book to fellow dark urban fantasy readers and look forward to reading the authors Dragon Warriors series, in addition to the next book in this series Kissed by Moonlight due out June Jan 07, Kirsten Lenius rated it liked it Shelves: Morgan's half brother asks her for help investigating the death of his friend and colleague. When she and her now boyfriend Inigo go to assist him, a whole new world of trouble involving the fae and the djinn unfolds. The third book of the Sunwalker saga was much shorter than the first two and rather unsatisfying. There was a lot less depth to the story and much was left hanging.
It is clear that there should be another book, but it is as if there were far too many unfinished thoughts for comfort Morgan's half brother asks her for help investigating the death of his friend and colleague. It is clear that there should be another book, but it is as if there were far too many unfinished thoughts for comfort.
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Two other things that bothered me: One, the relationship issues. The relationship between Inigo and Morgan seems to have lost its chemistry. Her inexpicable wavering back toward Jack seemed out of place. I mean, how many times does she need to get her fingers burned? One moment I'll be reading a love scene and then suddenly it switches to the dream. Unless she is passing out during the act, I don't understand the abrupt transition. And if she is, one would think her partners would notice.
Anyway, this one could have been better. I hope future ones are.
May 19, Ronda rated it liked it Shelves: Book 2 was just as good, full of twists and plots, but Kissed by Fire kind of gave something away, the future of what Morgan Bailey held inside of her Book 3 and I've lost interest - I have given it 3 stars for the sheer love of Inigo but I doubt I will be following the series up now As Morgan goes through her investigations, her and Inigo come across 3 rather large earth worms that spit acid!!!
It was about this point in the book where it lost it's pleasure for me. I can go with mystical powers - not sure that I like the idea of kissing 6 powers mind, but when it came down to the worms? Way over the top I found this book rather rushed, I'm not satisfied with anything that I've found out in this book - I'm actually left with more questions, but not ones that I need answering. I'm so not a fan of jumping from one guy to the next..
Aug 29, RetiredHsMom rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed the new creatures and how this book. I love the relationship with Morgan and Inigo. I felt bad for Jack and was torn between which guy I wanted Morgan to love.