Thursday, February 26, 2009

Stakes & Stilettos


Somehow the ARC gods smiled upon me and I managed to lay my hands on this novel.



Michelle Rowen releases this fourth book in the Immortality Bites series on March 31, 2009.  I have gotta say that while I was happy with the action break in Sarah's story for Quinn's in Lady & the Vamp, I am happy to be back in the middle of Sarah Dearly's not so fangtastic immortality. Thierry is featured more in this story than in the others, with the readers getting a glimpse into his head and background. I have always liked Thierry in spite of his seeming coldness but now you get a true idea of why he does what he does, and who he is, and it makes him much more endearing as a character. Sarah gets into her usual amount of trouble, getting staked,  cursed, and rescued by a masked person calling himself the Red Devil. Add in parents concerned that she is dating a married man and a ten year high school reunion and all hell is literally breaking loose.

This installment has a lot of action, great character building and awesome plot development. This story is part of a two story arc with the last in the series coming in September, so don't expect complete resolution, but it does end on a "happy for now" note that will hopefuly hold you over for the six months until Ms Rowen concludes this series.  I know I am on pins and needles waiting! 

14 comments:

Qwill said...

I love this series and am really looking foward to this next book! Thanks for the review!

Kristen Painter said...

Thanks for giving us the heads up on this one!

Mark said...

Michelle is the sun around which we all revolve! Blessed be!

Michele Bardsley said...

Michelle Rowen rocks! Great review, Cici.

Terri said...

LOVE her and her books :)

Lori said...

Absolutely love thsi series. Great review CiCi. By the way, I am wearing your jeans today........LOL!

Nia said...

Great review! I am now deeply ashamed that I'm behind in this series.

MariaGeraci said...

Sounds like a great book and a fantastic series!

Mel Francis said...

I'm definitely going to have to check out this series. Thanks Christina!

Jen said...

Sounds like a good book (love that title) and look at all your comments! :)

Dakota Cassidy said...

Yay Michelle! She's da fab-in-ator :)

DC :)

~Linda~ said...

You are right Cici, It is a very good book!! Michelle Rocks!! I loved Stakes & Stilettos.

I did a review for it as well.

http://passive-agressiva.blogspot.com/

Cari Quinn said...

Great review! I loved S&S, too and will soon be posting a review on my blog. Plus, I'll be doing an interview with Michelle on 3/23, so please stop by! :)

Michelle Rowen said...

Wow!! This book sounds freaking awesome!! ;-)

And it's only five months between releases! So that is totally less time to wait for the finale (I'm proofing the galleys as we speak).

Thanks for the great review, Cici!! You rock!