11374438Oh my dear what will you do with yourself? Pick up a random book to fill the time till you get home and you pick up a new author and series. *sigh*

So needless to say I enjoyed Goddess with a Blade.  It took some getting used to st first,  mostly because there was a bit of recapping that lead me to believe that it wasn’t the first book in the series, but after a wee bit the flow picked up and it wound up being really good.

Rowan Summerwaite is a vampire hunter raised and trained by them as well as humans, sworn to protect mortals, she just so happens to be the mortal vessel for the Celtic Goddess Brigid, a mouth that would make a drunken Irish sailor on shore leave blush, and an attitude that would give a pmsing grizzly second thoughts before taking her on.

Yeah. She is that bad assed.

I think that’s what draws me to this series the most.  You know me dear readers.  I like things that I find new and interesting.  Not only is this book about a Celtic goddess, which is rare enough to begin with, but the language this woman uses! I usually see these alpha ladies with either one hell of an attitude or one hell of a mouth but not both.

There was also very little foreplay between the lead characters which was rather refreshing. They’re doing the ‘matress mambo’ by their second meeting, and they continue their relationship (he’s a top brass vamp by the by) around the politics of humans, vampires, gods, demons, and a ancient psycho serial killer vampire who also happens to be a meth addict.

So…fun times yeah?  Only dissapointing thing is the final battle which felt like it was over and done too easy.  I mean, here’s the big bad boss battle at last, and *poof* its done. But otherwise the book ended well.

Back to the Realms! Cracking out Lies of Light, book two in the Watercourse trilogy by Philip Athens.

656408The Wizard Furthering the plots of the Red Wizards of Thay while spinning his own webs, he works in the shadows, manipulating the highest reaches of power.

The Woman Tormented by the ghosts of the past and her own passions, she walks the fine line between sanity and madness, and her obsession may destroy the one thing she loves most.

The Man A visionary who cares nothing for the petty squabbling of those in power, his one desire is to accomplish his greatest work.