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Celebrate the release of THE WATCHER by Rebecca E. Neely!
Rebecca is giving away one $25 Amazon Giftcard and 5 Kindle copies of The Watcher!
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About The Watcher
Hell bent on avenging his own death, former Keeper Dev Geary eagerly accepts when the Watchers task him with returning to the human realm to discover the secret for rendering Similitude—the very thing that killed him.
But to succeed in the seven days he’s been granted, he’ll need to work with the one human who wants nothing to do with him, and who he can’t help falling for—Meda Gabriel, a cagey, street smart bar owner with a unique skill set, and maybe, the key to his mission.
With the clock ticking and the Betrayers barely a step behind, can Dev conquer his demons and find the answers the clan so desperately needs, with Meda at his side? Can love find a way, or will he be forced to abandon her and the clan, leaving them all to face imminent destruction?
I had enjoyed reading the first novel in this series, ‘The Keeper’ and really looked forward to this sequel continuing this very different series. The idea of avenging his own untimely demise is what motivates former Keeper, Dev Geary, to agree to return to the human realm seeking the secret of how to create Similitude which was used by the Betrayers to kill him. He only has seven days in which to succeed. He re-connects with his friends who are now a couple then seeks Meda Gabriel, the human he has been told he will need to work with. The only problem is that she initially wants nothing to do with him, His usual techniques won’t work with her, so he’ll have to rethink his strategies. She can’t read him and is very wary . . . As the Betrayers close in, can Dev convince Meda to work with him? If he can’t then the clan will face destruction – and he still only has the seven days to prevent that!
This is another action packed story, with many of the characters from ‘The Keeper’ involved in this continuing saga. I actually re-read the first book to help remind me about what had happened in that book so really think it is important to read the books in sequence as I don’t think it will work as a standalone. I’m trying not to reveal any spoilers for people who have still to read the first book in the series, so please forgive my vagueness about some aspects of it! The characters are well developed, the plot fast paced with plenty of surprises and drama en route and together it is a real page turner. If you enjoy reading stories where good v evil and travel between different realms is necessary to save humanity, this is one of the best. Take a look at it to discover how childhood fears, guilt, angst and love all have a role to play in this – as do pink Sno Balls!
Many thanks to NetGalley for providing an ARC of this for me to read without any obligation. This is my honest review.
He smoothed her bangs. His breath was warm on her ear, his lips too close to hers. “What if I kissed you?”
Her voice caught in her throat. “I don’t think that’s a good idea,” she got out.
“You’re absolutely right.” Closing the distance between them, he pressed his mouth to hers.
Soft. Warm. She could’ve stopped him, knew he would. But her lips moved beneath his, sampling, cautious, fearful that impressions would make their way through.
Normal, a part of her brain registered. And yet the farthest thing from it.
A moan stirred in her throat, and he deepened the kiss. She twined her fingers into that stubborn curl brushing the back of his neck, still damp from the rain. His face, rough with shadow, grazed her cheeks. He tasted like the night, dark and hot. She reveled in him, his warmth exploding around her, through her. A wicked blend of comfort and lust burned bright, searing her, even as warm, wet heat assaulted her. Her breath hitched. She knew now, knew she’d been starving.
And he was the feast.
About Rebecca E. Neely:
A sucker for a happy ending, Rebecca writes the kind of stories she loves to read—those featuring authentic, edgy and vulnerable characters, smack dab in the middle of action that explodes from page one.
Raised on a down home blend of Johnny Cash, Jack London, Sherlock Holmes, the Steelers, and all things small town, Rebecca feels blessed to have grown up in a close knit, fun loving and artistic family. Her mother, a voracious reader and scratch cook, and her father, an entrepreneur, English teacher and lover of literature, taught Rebecca and her brother to work hard, aim for the stars, and live life.
With music, books and laughter as constant companions, she grew up working, cooking and eating in the family’s restaurant business. A certified book and hoagie junkie, Rebecca thrives on live music, mysteries and the outdoors.
She’s a cheddar enthusiast, lover of cats, teddy bears, hot coffee, cold beer, thunderstorms, the blast of a train’s whistle, the change of seasons, country roads, woodpeckers, spoon rings, cool office supplies, and the Food Network.
Careers, past and present, include freelance writing, accounting, mother, problem solver, doer and head bottle washer.
Rebecca is a member of the Three Rivers Romance Writers, a PAN member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), and is honored to serve as a judge for several writing contests each year.