Nancy J. Cohen
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: April 26, 2013
Number of pages: 410
Word Count: 100,688
Cover Artist: Tamra Westberry
When fashion designer Jennifer Dyhr loses her lead actor for a video-game commercial, a replacement literally drops from the sky. Reluctant to let him leave, she hires him as a model for her studio. But when terrorists attack their flight home, Jen must awaken powers she didn’t know she had to protect them both. Will she be able to keep her heart safe from the sensual man beside her?
When space ops warrior Paz Hadar falls through a spatial rift onto Jen’s set, he soon realizes she is essential to his mission. Not only must he protect her, his success depends upon her special powers. But as they struggle to stay one step ahead of the enemy, he discovers that fighting his attraction to the lovely Jen is as much a challenge as keeping them both alive.
The engine whine surged as the jet lifted. She gripped the counter to steady herself.He didn’t budge, his cobalt eyes narrowing. “The prophecy says we must be together. It may not be what either of us wants, but there is no denying Fate.”Oh, but I do want you, buddy. And judging from the bulge in your pants, the feeling is mutual. “What prophecy?”His mouth quirked up at the edges. “The one that claims you and I have to join forces to fight evil.”Here he goes with his delusional nonsense again.She jabbed her finger in the air. “The only reason we’re together is because I offered you a job. We should discuss your duties. They do not include seducing me.”He lifted an eyebrow. “If that’s true, why did you kiss me back and put your arms around me?”His knowing smile made her stutter. “T-That was a momentary lapse. It won’t happen again.”“Won’t it? You felt it, too, the connection between us. I knew it the moment I saw your watch. Your destiny is written there, and it’s linked to mine.”
About the Author:
Nancy J. Cohen is an award-winning author of eighteen romance and mystery novels. Her humorous Bad Hair Day mystery series features hairdresser Marla Shore, who solves crimes with wit and style under the sultry Florida sun. Several of these titles have made the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestseller list.
Shear Murder is the tenth and latest title in this series. Nancy's imaginative romances have also proven popular with fans. Her paranormal romance titles have won the HOLT Medallion Award and Best Book in Romantic SciFi/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews.
Warrior Rogue, #2 in the Drift Lords Series, is her latest title from The Wild Rose Press.
Active in the writing community and a featured speaker at libraries and conferences, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who's Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I was given a free copy of this book when I signed up for a Book Blog Tour. At first I was a little skeptical. The cover really doesn't appeal to me, and the synopsis didn't draw me in. However, once I picked it up and began reading, I was quickly drawn in to the story.
Having not read the first book in this series, I was a little at a loss right at first, but Cohen did a good job bringing the reader up to speed on this world and what is going on. Alien invaders are making plans to take over the world, and interstellar Drift Lords are trying to stop them. One of the main characters in the book, Paz, is one of these Drift Lords. He literally falls into Jen's life (the other main character), and finds that she is one of the Six sisters descended from Odin that is meant to join with him and the other five descendants of Thor, and save the world. *Whew* Did you catch all that?
The story was on the verge of having too much going on, but Cohen pulled it off nicely. You have aliens, interstellar heroes, mythology, dragons, demons, and demi-gods all rolled into one big mess. Most of the story is strictly fast paced action, but there is a nice dose of romance thrown in.
I was more intrigued by the mythological side of the story - the Six sisters, the runes on the watches, Loki, the Norns - than the Alien aspect, and wish the story would have focused more on that. But, it all managed to work well together, and I ended up enjoying the book more than I thought I would. Definitely an okay read, but not one that kept me up at night, or has me counting the days until the next book in the series is released.