Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur

Riley Jenson Guardian, Book 9

Synopsis: Some nights never end.
Some desires never die. . . .

Shape-shifting werewolf and vampire Riley Jenson is through with death—causing it, solving it, surviving it. Her soul mate, Kye Murphy, is dead—and at Riley’s own hands. Not even the seductive embrace of her vampire lover, Quinn, can fully ease her mind, for she has begun questioning everything that makes her Riley—including her job at the Directorate.

Now, the ritualistically slain bodies of ex-cons have started turning up. Reluctantly, Riley takes the case, but something even worse is waiting in the wings. A vicious enemy from her past is determined to strip Riley of everything that gives her life any meaning: her lover, her brother—and even her own identity. Can Riley survive this ultimate assault? All she knows is, she must fight one last time to find answers, before everything goes dark forever.

Review: And here is finally the last book in the Riley Jenson saga. Before the Risa Jones series, I wanted to know the end of the adventures of our beloved wolf. I always have a little trouble with conclusions, it is always so difficult to close a saga with one book, to give a worthy story after all the volumes that we have read before. But ultimately this volume is not really an end in itself as Riley is again present in Risa Jones. This is also a very nice surprise! But back to this volume.

Our young heroine has managed to survive the death of her soul mate, something that it is quite extraordinary in itself, but still hangs over her the constant reminder of what she can not have now. Furthermore, the absence of Kade is felt and even if Riley does her best to keep her head above water, it is a bit difficult. But she will not have much respite time as some quite strange murders are perpetrated! Indeed, it seems that a man dressed as a demon is killing former criminals on request and the agency is determined to find the culprit. Riley needs this job to think about something else but luckily Quinn will always be there to help and support her whatever happens. But everything will be complicated when Blake decides to put his threat into execution and to avenge his former humiliation. So yes, Riley will have many other problems.

It was really a very good volume and I was curious to see how our wolf would be able to get away this time. I must say that it’s not easy for her and she faces many problems by herself. We’re sad for her throughout the story, hoping everything will work out and so she can finally live the life she wants to. But everything seems more complicated than expected.

This novel will allow us to learn a little more about Riley and her family and it was nice to have elements to better understand them. Her relationship with Quinn will allow her to survive and to have a purpose in life. They really are perfect for each other and we take a great pleasure in seeing them together. Both characters have evolved since the beginning of the series, as each character. A new life is now open to them and I hope we’ll learn more through the second Keri Arthur’s series. The author also presents us a very nice final, concluding what had started earlier.




Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur

Riley Jenson Guardian, Book 8

Synopsis: In the darkness, demons come out to play . . .
and someone must bring their sins to light.

Part vampire, part werewolf, Riley Jenson knows what can happen when vamps don’t play well with others. But she’s never seen anything like this: a series of brutal murders surrounding the latest hot spot for vampire-human hookups—and the victims aren’t just killed, they’re beheaded. Now Riley is launching into action, toying with a seductive—and highly suspicious—club owner, and finding herself in the middle of another mystery: women being killed one by one without a trace of violence.

For Riley, solving multiple cases—in a world going mad with human and vampire passions—would have been tough enough. Instead, she has two jealous lovers on her hands: Kye Murphy, the amber-eyed werewolf who makes Riley’s wolf blood howl—and Quinn, the cool, elegant vamp who has over a thousand years’ experience at fulfilling women’s desires. While she’s busy juggling these two sexy beasts, Riley’s detective work takes a stunningly violent turn. Finding a murderer is now a matter of life and death. Especially since the killer has long since found her…

Review: Ah I approach slowly the end of the series. I really wonder how the last book will be but gradually the events are taking place and it allows us to have an idea. It was a good book but it is true that after having the sex part calmed down, it starts over again here. It does not bother me but I know it was one of the points bothering a lot of readers.

Riley continues her life quietly, managing her boyfriend Quinn and her work. But when she meets Kye on a survey at the beginning of the book, things get complicated. It must be said that after their separation, our young heroine doesn’t expect to see him so soon. But he is there and determined to take back what he considers as his own, which means of course mean our little wolf. And though she resists as much as possible, it is impossible to oppose his soul mate, especially when he does everything to possess her. And he knows how to press the sensitive points to get what he wants, even if he needs to threaten Riley’s love ones. She therefore has no real choice in the matter and she wants him to understand that. In addition to this, our wolf investigates about some very strange deaths. Vampires are beheaded the ones after the other, without any logic and young women are also found dead without reasons. Our guardian is determined to understand what is happening and to find out who is behind this. However, it is complicated to work when Kye follows the trace, doing everything possible to encroach on everything she does.

It was a new good novel, and it allows us to learn once again a little more about Quinn. It was interesting to see some bits of his past. It’s very nice to see our little couple so in love and sufficient to each other. Riley has changed a lot since the first novels and has more control over herself and her nature. However, the arrival of Kye will change everything, I was quite surprised to see how nothing mattered except his own choices. It is petty, sarcastic and selfish … it’s a character we hate pretty easily. It’s really sad to see how he treats Riley. And yet in his own way he cares about her, the only concern is that it is also a weakness and he is determined to change it even if he has to kill all the people around her.

New events are looming here, the consequences will be reflected in the next volume. I’m quite curious to see what comes of it, and to understand how Riley will come out of everything. We find all the characters that we know and it was a pleasure to hear about them. I was however very surprised about the end that the author presents us. A big change and an explosive upheaval for everyone. Curious to learn more.


Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur

Riley Jenson Guardian, Book 7

Synopsis: Seduction that kills. Pleasure to die for.
She just can’t resist . . .
Guardian Riley Jenson always seems to face the worst villains. And this time’s no different. For it’s no ordinary sorceress who can raise the dead to do her killing. But that’s exactly what Riley expects to find at the end of a trail of female corpses used—and discarded—in a bizarre ritual of evil. With pressure mounting to catch one fiend, another series of brutal slayings shocks the vampire world of her lover, Quinn. So the last thing Riley needs is the heat of the upcoming full moon bringing her werewolf hormones to a boil—or the reappearance of a sexy bounty hunter, the rogue wolf Kye Murphy.

Riley has threatened Murphy with arrest if he doesn’t back off the investigation, but it’s Riley who feels handcuffed by Kye’s lupine charm. Torn between her vamp and wolf natures, between her love for Quinn and her hots for Kye, Riley knows she’s courting danger and indulging the deadliest desires. For her hunt through the supernatural underworld will bring her face-to-face with what lurks in a darkness where even monsters fear to tread.

Review: Reading directly Volume 7 after Volume 6 was a real pleasure. Of course, there is a new investigation, new frightening murders and new characters. An explosive mix.

Riley is given a case featuring murdered girls and zombies which we do not really understand the existence or even their goal. This is already a rather complicated matter in itself but when vampires are also killed, including one of Jack’s friends, things become much more complicated. Would I forget to mention the presence of Kye, the wolf we had met in a previous book, throughout the story? I was immediately intrigued by this character, we learn a few more things about him but it forces us to ask many more questions. His nature is more complicated, and I looked forward to understand what he really was and what he was capable of. We wonder from the beginning what he wants and what he desires from Riley. But it is true that I realized pretty quickly about the revelations given at the end of the book, but it was interesting to see them both evolve throughout the story. Especially their verbal sparring.

This volume shows a facet of the executive board that I had not yet seen. Indeed, the investigation that we follow is very quickly resolved, and we unmask the culprit in one of the first parts of the story. However, this time, our young heroine needs to find some evidences and this research is ultimately more difficult to elucidate. I did not really expect the reasons for the killings, but I think it’s a blur. However, many issues have surprised me through the chapters.

I enjoyed the relationship between Quinn and Riley in this volume. They become a real couple and it is very nice to read the scenes where they are together. We understand that it is difficult for them to actually accept what is happening and to make concessions but their feelings eventually help them to change their way of life, something that was not possible in the previous volumes.

The story quickly carried me away and I have to say that this volume is a watershed in the life of our heroine. I am very curious to read the next novel to understand how Riley will be able to manage her life now. I must say that everything is complicated.



The Darkest Kiss by Keri Arthur

Riley jenson Guardian, Book 6

Synopsis: Danger turns her on. Desire turns her dangerous…

Riley Jenson hunts evildoers—and does it with a style all her own. With vamp blood coursing her through her veins, and a werewolf’s uncanny instinct for danger, Riley wears snakeskin stilettos and pure, in-your-face attitude when she plunges into her latest case: hunting down a killer whose victims are high-society strumpets—and the rich and powerful men they’ve dated.

But for Riley, the case takes a chilling turn when a second killer starts trailing mutilated bodies of his own: a crazed young vamp choosing victims from a past marked by tragedy. Riley knows she’s got the skill and cunning to catch two serial killers at once…until one of them strikes inside her own tight-knit clan—and a sexy beast of a vampire reenters her life to aid in the hunt. His name is Quinn. He’s lived forever, shed blood, and shared pleasure…and he’s the only man over whom Riley has absolutely no control….

Review: It’s been a while since I had this book, but because of a lack of time I had not yet had the opportunity to immerse myself in it. So here is the sixth installment of the adventures of Riley Jenson and of the rest of the band. I’m still quite surprised because I think the series gets better with each book. We get more and more over the needs of our heroine although they are mentioned and the story focuses much more on the story and the plot.

Since her separation from Kelley, Riley throws herself in her work, but I must say that it is a very addictive one. Our wolf will have to deal with two very intriguing investigations and it’s hard to understand what happened. Some really cruel murders occur, mixing many new characters. I was immediately intrigued by these two new cases, trying to determine what happened. And what about the appearance of Quinn in the middle of the book? A real pleasure too. It’s always funny to see the two characters evolving together. They are both so different and so similar at once. I wonder what will happen to our two protagonists thereafter.

I think Riley has evolved considerably since the beginning of the series, she understands better that it is sometimes difficult to only have fun and that she sometimes needs to stay calm. This is a turning point in her life. Her powers continue to expand and it is true that her transformations in gull made ​​me smile throughout the chapters. It was a funny idea and at the same time it is an animal that is perfect for her. I could perfectly see her frustration of not being able to become a more majestic animal.

There are no time outs in the book, so be aware that you have to follow all the events not to be lost in the story. I really like the Keri Arthur’s style and each volumes of her series is a good example. I’m pretty curious to see what the author reserves us for later because finally we come gradually to the latest books. We’re also introduced in this volume of new creatures that I had never heard of and I confess that I could not give you the name as it was really special. It was however very interesting to learn about them and to discover their skills.

This novel was so pretty on and I’m glad the seventh is here to get into it.



Baiser fatal de Keri Arthur

Riley Jenson, Tome 6

Résumé : Riley Jenson traque le mal d’une manière très personnelle. Son dernier cas : un tueur en série qui s’attaque aux prostituées de la haute société. L’affaire prend une tournure inquiétante quand un deuxième meurtrier commence lui aussi à semer des corps mutilés. Riley est assez douée pour attraper deux assassins d’un coup, mais voilà que l’un d’eux s’attaque à un proche de la jeune fille et qu’un vampire réapparaît dans sa vie. Son nom est Quinn et c’est le seul homme sur lequel Riley n’a absolument aucun contrôle… 

Avis : Cela faisait un petit moment que j’avais ce livre, mais faute de temps je n’avais pas encore eu l’occasion de m’y plonger dedans. Voilà donc le sixième volet des aventures de Riley Jenson et de tout le reste de la bande. Je suis toujours assez surprise étant donné que je trouve que la série s’améliore avec chaque livre. On passe de plus en plus outre les besoins de notre héroïne bien qu’ils soient beaucoup mentionnés et on se concentre beaucoup plus sur l’histoire et le travail du Directoire.

Depuis sa séparation avec Kelley, Riley se jette à corps perdu dans son travail, mais il faut dire que ce dernier est vraiment très prenant. Notre louve va devoir s’occuper de deux enquêtes très intrigantes dont on a du mal à comprendre les raisons. Des meurtres d’une cruauté sans pareille mêlant de nombreux nouveaux personnages. J’ai tout de suite été intriguée par ces deux nouvelles affaires, essayant de déterminer ce qu’il se passait. Et que dire de l’apparition de Quinn au milieu du livre ? Un vrai plaisir aussi. C’est toujours drôle de voir nos deux personnages évoluer ensemble. Ils sont à la fois si différents et si semblables. Je me demande ce qu’il adviendra de nos deux protagonistes par la suite.

Je pense que Riley a beaucoup évolué depuis le début de la série, elle comprend mieux qu’il est difficile de ne faire que s’amuser et que parfois il faut se poser. C’est un des tournants de sa vie. Ses pouvoirs continuent de s’amplifier et c’est vrai que ses transformations en mouette m’ont fait sourire tout au long des chapitres. C’était une drôle d’idée et en même temps c’est un animal qui est parfait pour elle. J’arrivais parfaitement à visualiser son exaspération de ne pas pouvoir devenir un être plus majestueux.

Il n’y aucun temps morts dans le livre, il faut donc bien arriver à suivre tous les événements pour ne pas se perdre dans l’histoire. J’aime beaucoup le style de Keri Arthur et chacun des tomes de la série l’illustre bien. Je suis assez curieuse de voir ce que l’auteure nous réserve pour la suite des aventures car finalement on arrive petit à petit vers les derniers livres. On nous introduit aussi dans ce volume à de nouvelles créatures dont je n’avais jamais entendu parler et j’avoue que je ne pourrais pas redonner le nom  tellement c’était particulier. C’était cependant très intéressant d’en apprendre plus et de découvrir leurs aptitudes.

Ce roman était donc une jolie suite et je suis contente d’avoir le septième pour m’y lancer dedans.