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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Puddle Worthy Alpha Goodness

Piper’s Fury (Passion of the Soul #1) by Rachel Firasek

It is no secret I love Alpha males, and the paranormal genre is a virtual Alpha buffet where I can taste them all. Vamps, Shifters, Fae, immortal warriors, I don’t care as long as they are a little spicy ;) Piper's Fury has so much Alpha male action it's a prime entrĂ©e on the buffet.


Using your "powers" to help the Dark Hills Police Department hunt down serial killers doesn't leave much time for dating. Not that Piper Anast is complaining. The last thing she needs is some guy brushing up against her and pumping his pornographic thoughts into her head.

When she meets Bennett Slade, a sexy, tormented vampire, Piper stumbles headlong into a telepathic connection with his missing daughter. She can't leave the kid to the evil surrounding her unwanted visions, nor can she resist her draw to Slade. He's the first guy she's been able to touch vision-free in, well, forever.

As she and Slade close in on the evil creature holding his daughter, Piper's powers morph into a deadly fury. To save Slade's daughter-and herself-Piper must face down demons she never knew she had and trust the one thing she keeps from everyone.

Her heart.

When I started Piper’s Fury, I really connected with Piper. She has just the right amount of snark and when you learn about her “issues” you realize her attitude and behavior is warranted. Her emotions felt genuine instead of forced, which is the case with some snarky heroines.

Then I met Bennett Slade (excuse me, I got to take a minute) Okay, Slade turned me into a puddle every time he spoke, he is a gentleman alpha. He doesn’t feel the need to prove his awesomeness, he just simply is awesome. He is gentle, considerate, confident and sometimes that inner beast comes out to play and that is all I need to say...

There was a kick-ass story to go along with these characters, I should probably talk about that too. Piper is an empath with some serious anger issues. She can’t touch people because she can see into their thoughts, which makes dating impossible. There are only two people in her life that she can be close to: her aunt Mable, who raised her, and her best friend Tally who works for the police department. Then she meets the vampire Slade (swoon). Did I mention how hawt Slade is? Piper doesn’t initially know what Slade is and I like the way we learn about him at the same time Piper does.

Piper ends up getting thrown into a world of vampires and demons that she never knew existed. Along the way Piper and Slade face betrayal and surprises, you'll never stop guessing. Piper’s empath abilities also begin to change in unexpected ways and she learns the secret her mother tried to keep from her.

I really loved this story, until the end. Freaking cliff hanger endings. That and freaking heroines that don’t know a good thing when it bites them . Rachel Firasek is working on the second book in this series and I look forward to more Slade…er seeing what happens.

I give this 4 1/2 puddling Sheep

SS (edited by BAK)


  1. Sharon, thank you for the awesome review and I promise that the next book will completely fulfill every question. :)

  2. Great review! I really like the premise and look forward to reading more. Thanks, Sharon, for bringing this one to my attention (my bank account isn't appreciative, but who cares about that? Gotta have BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKS!)

  3. Slade.....what a name. *sigh* :)

  4. Wow - wonderful review - I so want to read this book! Thanks for sharing today.

  5. I have to say I'm in agreement. I thought PF Rocked!! Glad to see you enjoyed it too!

  6. Loved the review.....Sounds like a good book. I'll definitely be keeping it on my radar screen!
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