Mediator Ayala Storme kills demons by night and handles PR by day. She avoids Mediator luncheons and a fellow Mediator who’s been trying to get in her pants for years. She does her job. She keeps her sword clean and her body count high.
But when a rash of disappearances leads her to discover that Nashville’s hellkin are spawning a new race of monster on human hosts, Ayala will be the first line of defense against these day-walking killers. That is until one of them saves her life. Dodging the Mediators and the demons alike, Ayala’s new knowledge of the hybrids’ free will challenges everything she’s ever known about her job. Racing the clock and trying to outrun her comrades and enemies alike, she’s not sure who will catch her first....
Cover design by Jes Negron.
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Paranormal Urban Fantasy without the explicit sex
I'd definitely consider listening again. Because I love the character dynamic between Ayala and Mason. I love romance and fantasy. But what I love about this book is that it doesn't submerge the plot in erotic love scenes. Unlike some novels wherein the character would go into detail about their partner's....parts, I like how the relationship isn't subsumed in physical attraction.
I liked the fact that the romance part only gets introduced halfway into the story. Where the character doesn't gush and gush on every other page on how hot hot hot the guy is. For the first half, the author really took time to build the world and the situation that Ayala is in. We really get to know what type of person she really is and how despite her shortcomings, she's still a decent person. In my opinion, this just made the romantic parts more endearing and sweet.
I've listened to another of Amber Benson's performance "Zeroes." Thus, I think she's done a great job yet again. I love how versatile her performance is depending on the character.
This is a book for fans of the paranormal fantasy genre who like romance but aren't too keen on reading or hearing about explicit sex scenes.
I like how (in my opinion) Ayala and Mason's first meeting is definitely not the instant attraction type. And I think I like the progression of their relationship from hostility (mostly on Ayala's part) to friendship to lovers.
- Natalie C
Ayala yes, Amber no!!