Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Nikki and Michael Series

Dancing with the Devil by Keri Arthur

In the first installment of the Nikki and Michael series Dancing with the Devil, Keri Arthur set the pace for the continuation of the series. This is paranormal at its best! Ms. Arthur is highly descriptive and knows hot to set the mood. The action packed plot is a winner and will have readers on the edge of their seats. The romance blooming Between Nikki and Michael leaves the audience with a hint of what is to come. With psychics, vampires, zombies, and things that go bump in the night this book is sure to be a hit.

Nikki James is a psychic private investigator with a tainted past. Michael Kelly is a vampire hunter with a secret. When they stumble upon each other sparks fly and people die. With a powerful vampire wanting them both dead, they have their work cut out for them.

Personally, I just finished this book and have the next installment on my reader to start as soon as I finish this review. I loved this face paced paranormal read. It is different than most of the other paranormal book I have read. I got on a paranormal kick a few years ago and read everything paranormal I could get my hands on and somehow missed this series. This series gives a different aspect on a genre that has taken off in the last several years. The cliff-hanger romance leave you wishing you had book two on standby.

Hearts in Darkness (Nikki & Michael #2)
 by Keri Arthur

Nikki and Michael are at it again in this fast-paced, action packed second book entitled Hearts in Darkness. Nikki is in the middle of an investigation that leaves Jake hospitalized and Michael turning to her for help despite leaving her in the hospital at the end of book one. The pair pose as newlyweds and goes to a resort to face a new evil. New supernatural beings are introduced as well as the good ole vamps we love. Between flame imps, new vamps, and Michael’s ex, Nikki can not catch a break in life or her ongoing case.

Keri Arthur is a new author to me and I must say that she has not been a disappointment at all. I am addicted to the Nikki and Michael series and have finished the first two installments in three days. If you want a new take on the ever so popular paranormal genre this is a great pick. And for all you paranormal lovers out there you can not go wrong with this author.

This book was good. It introduced new sups that I have never heard of; that was a nice take on this paranormal series. I love the budding romance between Nikki and Michael and the tension in their relationship. Can this couple get a break? All the twist and turns in this book leaves me wondering how it can get better. I can not wait to get my hands on book three. I give this series a 4 star review. This book was a little complicated with the storyline and the supernatural beings, but I give it a 3 ½ star rating none the less.

Chasing the Shadows by Keri Arthur

3 ½ Stars

You can’t go wrong with Nikki and Michael in the third book in their series entitled Chasing the Shadows.  I love this series and have quickly grown to love these two.

Between the budding relationship and the new case there is never a dull moment between these this couple.  I have to say the banter between them in this book is hot and heavier than in the previous book, which I love. 

The headstrong pair are off separately to San Francisco with Jake and Nikki sneaking off for another case.  Michael is sent on behalf of the circle and the drama begins, only this time hitting close to home.  We see a new villain and introduced to new powers that both Nikki and Michael have due to their bond.  As always we are also introduced to new supernatural elements. 

This series is a must for any paranormal lover

Four wealthy women kidnapped. Three ransoms demanded and paid. Two bodies returned, mutilated and drained of blood. One man determined to avenge the wrongs of his past. Nikki James'partner and best friend, Jake has asked her to help him find the missing wife of an old friend. Michael Kelly has followed Nikki to San Francisco, not only to keep her safe, but because he fears the psychic talents she's beginning to develop and can't control. As the body count begins to rise, so, too, does the danger. When Nikki becomes a target, Michael demands that she leave, but Nikki wants him to realize she's either a full partner in his life, danger or not. But she has to pay a price for her stubbornness--the life of someone she loves

Kiss the Night Goodbye
Nikk & Michael # 4
Kiss the Night Goodbye is the fourth installment of the Nikki & Michael series by Keri Authur. 

In this addition to the series Nikk and Michael find themselves in another life threatening situation.  Ms. Authur changes up the plot a little in this book.  The action is not the front runner in this plot.  The villain has kidnapped Michael and wiped his memory and the only person who can save him is Nikki. Oh and did I mention that their wedding is fast approaching?

I really enjoy this series. It is one of my favorite paranormal series to read.  The plots are always new and refreshing. I can’t wait to see what’s next for Nikki and Michael.


Sometimes the past not only haunts, but destroys... One hundred years ago, Michael Kelly hunted down and killed the sorcerer responsible for murdering his lover. Now the brother of that man is out for revenge, and he intends to destroy all that Michael holds dear in the process. Nikki James wants nothing more than to pass the Circle's strict entry exams so she can get on with the business of planning her wedding to Michael. But when one of the testers attempts to kill her, she realises buying a wedding dress is the least of her worries. Especially when Michael is shot and kidnapped. The trail leads her to the ghost town where Michael had once killed a madman. She's not surprised to discover that Weylin Dunleavy, the brother of that long ago murderer, has set in place events that will mirror the past in order to raise his brother's spirit from hell. Nor is she truly surprised to discover that a barrier of magic surrounds the old town, leaving her to battle Weylin with only her wits, strength and the one psychic gift she cannot fully control. The one thing that does surprise, the one thing she cannot accept, is the fact that Michael no longer remembers who she is...


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