eBook, 238 pages
Published May 2nd 2011 by Crescent Moon Press
ISBN 13: 9780982820018
Source: Won from author giveaway
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Series: The Seven Seals, book #1
Kerra Cain grew up in various foster homes never knowing much about her parents or where her special abilities came from. Those special abilities eventually drove her into the wilderness of Alaska where there were not so many people. Being an empath who can read aura’s can be a pain when living in a crowed city. Kerra is a walking lie detector. She figures that the smaller population of the Alaskan wilderness will keep her away from too many people. Little did she know that humans were not going to be her problem.
She never imagined that she was a member of the Hidden World. The Hidden World is a world of non humans consisting of Angels, hellhounds, Aztecan Goddesses, magical witches and a drop dead sexy knight in well worn jeans. They stay hidden from the human population of the world. Most of these beings have extra or special abilities. Kerra’s life is turned upside down when the angel that rules the evil Dominion sets his goal to acquiring her for his possession. Kerra’s empath ability lets her know from get go that this man is pure evil.
Enter sexy knight in well worn jeans, Gareth. Gareth is a Guardian, a protector of the Seven Seals. His current assignment is to watch Kerra. The Seven want to know why the Dominion is interested in her and is she a threat. The only threat that Gareth is able to see is the one she poses to his heart. He can’t get her out of his head and he sees her as a distraction to his assignment. Gareth having been majorly burned in his past is weary of Kerra. He knows the attraction is there, but he does his damnedest to deny it.
As with the first in any series there is an immense amount of world building. I found the world to be very interesting, especially the Guardians of the Seven Seals. This is a very fresh concept. They are such a diverse group of paranormal/fantasy beings. They are hellhounds, angels, goddesses, an all knowing oracle type who has visions, and an Arthurian knight! I am looking forward to the next book, I have full intentions of reading it. The hero is one of the hellhounds! YUM. I think what brought the rating down for me was the book was too short for the amount of world building that the readers are given. It seemed to take something away from the story for me. At times I felt like the book skipped over something that should have been there.