Review, Don't Kill the Messenger
An intriguing first-person paranormal romance.
Book details for Don't Kill the Messenger by Eileen Rendahl
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Don't Kill the Messenger is an entertaining paranormal romance told through the eyes Melina Markowitz, a woman who operates as a Messenger for supernatural beings. Early in the story, Melina gets caught up in trouble and has to come to terms with that fact that she is eventually going to have to take a stand instead of letting everyone else deal with the problems that sometimes pop up. There's a sexy vampire, but the real hero of this story is the normal human cop watching out for Melina.
Ted Goodnight is sexy and he and Melina have nice chemistry, but this isn't an erotic romance. Far from it. However, the story is good, the romance is interesting, and the lead character is really fun to read. Melina has a lot of lessons to learn and she isn't quite the tough girl of many of the urban fantasy novels out there today. Frankly, that's why I liked her. Her immaturity shows quite often in the book, until near the end when she's forced to step up and actually do something about the evil infiltrating Sacramento.
Read this book if you like urban fantasy and you're tired of know-it-all, do-it-all heroines. Don't Kill the Messenger is a sexy addition to the urban fantasy genre.
Reviewed by Terescia
The first in a fantastic new paranormal series about a messenger from the supernatural underworld.
Melina Markowitz is a Messenger, a go-between for paranormal forces and supernatural creatures. Problem is, when a girl's a go-between, it's hard not to get caught in the middle...
When ninjas steal an envelope from Melina, her search leads her to a Taoist temple in Old Sacramento, where the priests seem to practice Zen and the art of mayhem. Melina learns from the handsome ER doctor (and vampire) who gave her the envelope that it contained talismans created by the priests to control Chinese vampires, who are attacking gang members to spark a street war.
Although he may look more like a surfer than a cop, Ted Goodnight is dead serious about investigating the surge in gang violence. At every turn he runs into Melina, a very attractive-and very mysterious-young woman. Can Melina enlist his help to battle something he doesn't even believe in without blowing her cover?
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