We caught up with Katherine McIntyre in our May issue of Uncaged Book Reviews. Check out the interview to see what she’s planning next.
Crisis and danger have become second nature for Alanna Carrington. After all, as the boss of the Philadelphia Coven, she’s responsible for upholding the laws amongst the supernatural. Which means when the Order of the Serpent rears its ugly head, this time with the most powerful necromancer this city’s ever seen, she’s the one person who can keep Philly safe. Ex-Order djinn and now ally, Samuel Karim, happens to be the best-suited guy to help. Except he’s also the first man who’s stoked her interest in far too long, and ever since she commandeered the lamp he’s tethered to for safekeeping, he also hates her guts.
“Tonight, you’re going to take a break. You’ve had a hellish day, gone through something no one should have to, and your wrist is broken to top off that shit sundae,” he said, glancing at her. His eyes betrayed everything, as expressive as the day they’d met. The “if you’ll let me help” was never spoken, but it hung there in the silent pause between them. He pushed with in a way no one dared to, and to her surprise, her insides squeezed with sweet relief.
“You’re getting awfully bossy, Karim,” she murmured, her tone coming out rougher than intended. Dark humor laced her words since bitterness and pain hadn’t abandoned her yet, but the djinn seemed to be well versed in that currency. “Hope you’re not gunning for my job.”
“Not crazy enough to try,” he said, a smile curling to his lips. Sam focused on the road, his dark eyes watching the streets in front of them and the dashboard lights illuminating the longer strands of his raven hair. His jawline grew more pronounced with the shadows, and his profile was devastating. Pride and bitterness etched lines on his face, making his beautiful features harsher but more attractive. Her heartbeat sped up while they drove along, and she couldn’t help watching him.
When he’d been cold, she could dismiss the instant attraction that flared through her on the day they first met. After all, looks and chemistry weren’t everything. However, this man, the one who bothered to get to know her, the one who wasn’t afraid of the big, bad Coven leader, and the one who understood how the past could scar—he was dangerous.
Because even though they didn’t have a hope for a future together, with every second she spent by his side, the deeper she fell.
Uncaged Review: The third book in this series centers on the leader of the Philadelphia Coven – Alanna, and Sam, the djinn that was saved from the Order along with Liam. This book is not overly long and the author uses the space to her best advantage. This time, necromancers are bringing the dead back making an army, with their mission to take over the city. And the one leading the pack, is a powerful woman from the Order, who killed Sam’s wife many years ago. The stakes are high, but this time Alanna must use all her resources to bring down a powerful necromancer and the army she’s amassing.
This one is a nice addition to this series. High action, steamy passion and it brings back the characters from previous books including Conor, Brenna, Jev and Liam. We also meet a new character in Dante, a mercenary necromancer that sides with the Coven. You could read this as a standalone, but you wouldn’t get the information on the Order of the Serpent, and the back story on some characters that would give this book and series the full depth. And they are worth the read. My favorite will probably always be the second book in the series, Scrying for Summer – because Liam and Jev are two of my favorite characters, but this one is no slouch. Reviewed by Cyrene