Today on my blog I have The Dysus Dreamer blog tour. One my stop there is a spotlight, review, excerpt, and giveaway. So let's get started and meet the author J.A.:
Writing under the pen name, J.A. Garland, Jennifer is a full time firefighter in the state of
, an addicted trail runner, a
connoisseur of all things cheese puff, and a urban fantasy author. When she
isn't slogging through the obstacles at a mud run, you can find her hunched
over her computer unleashing demons, vampires, and werewolves upon the world. California
Demon warrior, Slade Aesus, is determined to destroy the werewolves controlling his cousin. But a beautiful elf, consumed by her own vengeance, finds the wolves first. Botching her assassination attempt, Annwyn has the most powerful Packs in the world biting at her heels. Both fiercely independent, can the two join forces long enough to fulfill their missions and stay alive?
A solid assassination operation takes one part opportunity, two parts discipline, and three parts disposition. Having two out of three this chilly
evening, Slade considered himself in abundance of good fortune. Seattle
Parked in front of a solitary office building, in the zone clearly marked “No Parking,” Slade cleared his mind of distractions consisting of the little here and there that could creep in and throw him off, just a hair, but enough to jeopardize his mission. Satisfied, he slid out of the rental car and re-tucked a stylish black golf shirt monogrammed with “Constantine Vineyards” into a pair of crisp, steel gray slacks. In this particular scenario, image was crucial.
Tonight, the element discipline presented itself by his waiting for the precise moment to strike. He made a living analyzing people and their habits, so he knew his targets relaxed around the holidays and were less likely to see the danger lurking behind his smiling façade. The current festivity du jour was Christmas, and coupled with his gift, destined Slade a popular man. I'm counting on it.
He moved around to the trunk, where he heaved free a slatted, wooden case. It smelled of musky oak. The peaceful scent hinted at candlelit dinners shared with a long time lover. His jaw clenched. Not in my past and not in my future.
Slade lugged his precious cargo toward the sprawling metal office building. Immense, the structure stabbed farther into the heavens than any other in the area, yet fell short. Just like my target. Outwardly, Joe Larsen appeared a dedicated family man, a real pillar of the community whose flourishing internet and telecommunications business, ProCom, employed hundreds. In reality, the werewolf belonged to the Dirty Dozen, a group of the twelve most ruthless wolf Packs roaming the earth.
How ironic. I was once your target. A year ago, the Dozen kidnapped his cousin Amber, a half-demon, half-human. Able to keep a shifter from shifting, Amber's ability proved irresistible, since more times than not, the Dozen's meetings devolved into an unproductive, fur-flying brawl. We saved Amber, but left behind some unfinished business. Starting with Larsen, the wolves would learn a lesson...a demon’s memory rivals the most scorned woman, and paybacks were indeed a bitch.
So much happens in this book that there is no way for me to break it all down because if I did I would talk forever about it all and how much I loved this book. So instead I am going to tell you what I love about Dysus Dreamer and why I stayed up until 3:00 A.M. to finish it.
I loved book one Instinct where we are introduced to Slade. So when I saw that he was the main character for this book I was so excited. I really liked him and wanted to know more about him and J.A. does not disappoint. I loved that he is a Demon and he is not what your typical demon is. He is not evil but he is bad ass and you do not want to cross him. I really liked the elf Annwyn she is not like any other elf I have read about.
This book has so much in it from demons, vampires, werewolves, elves, mystery, action, magic, and so much more. J.A. has defiantly become one of my favorite Urban Fantasy writers and I can not wait for the next book in this highly addicting series.
5/5 Bloody Fangs
Thank you for stopping by my blog today for The Dysus Dreamer tour. I would also like to say Thank You to J.A. for letting me review your book and say Thank You to Jaidis for letting me participate in this tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.