Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Realm Walker Series by Kathleen Collins + Review

Realm Walker (Realm Walker #1)
by Kathleen Collins 

Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Publisher: Carina Press
Kindle Edition, 189 pages

An estranged mate, a mangled body and a powerful demon who calls her by name…

As a Realm Walker for the Agency, Juliana Norris tracks deadly paranormal quarry using her unique ability to see magical signatures. She excels at her job, but her friends worry about her mysterious habit of dying in the line of duty without staying dead. That's only the first of her secrets.

Most people don't know Juliana became the mate of master vampire Thomas Kendrick before he abandoned her seven years ago. Most people don't know the horrors she endured at the hands of the vampire he left in command. Most people don't know her true parentage, or why a demon on a world-threatening rampage has taken a personal interest in her…

Even as Juliana pursues the demon, it goes after all she holds dear—including Thomas, who is back to claim her for his own. But if she can't reconcile her past and learn to trust herself again, she will lose him forever.

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   4 out of 5 stars

As the first in the Realm Walker series, Realm Walker is a fast-paced, entertaining story.  Juliana has the ability to see magical signatures and uses this ability, along with others that we discover throughout the story, to track down supernatural creatures who are breaking the laws.  Along with her past lover, Thomas, and other supporting characters, the author takes us through this magical world where anything is possible. 

I thought the characters were well written.  Juliana was likable and fun, and the chemistry between her and Thomas is undeniable.  Additionally, the world the author created for her story was unique and well thought out.

I would have loved to have a bit more backstory, especially on Juliana, as at times I felt a bit lost.  Hopefully more of her past will be revealed later in the series.  There was a lot going on in this book, and overall I thought the author did a good job with the details and explanations.  I loved the diversity of the supernatural creatures, fae, werewolves, vampires, and demons…and more.  I'm looking forward to the next book to find out what happens to my favorite characters.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Death’s Daughter (Realm Walker #2)
by Kathleen Collins

Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal romance
Publisher: Carina press
Kindle Edition, 176 pages

Juliana Norris, Realm Walker with the Agency, is an Altered. A fact that she runs up against every time she’s forced to work with human police officers, and their species-ist commissioner, on cases they can’t solve themselves. Which happens more than they would like to admit.

Her gift—the quality that makes her the best Realm Walker in the business, without boast—is the ability to read magical signatures. Whether the gift came from her father, the dark fae god of death, or the mage mother she can’t remember, is anyone’s guess. And when Altered children start going missing with only wild magical signatures as clues, her heritage is the last thing on her mind.

She can’t afford such distractions, and she definitely can’t afford to worry about the fact that her mate, master vampire Thomas Kendrick, hasn’t spoken to her since she saved him from a demon—maybe it’s because she had to stab him to do so. Because whoever is kidnapping these children must be very powerful to wield wild magic. Very powerful, and very dangerous indeed.

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Kathleen Collins has been writing since Kindergarten. And while her ability has drastically improved, her stories are still about monsters and the people who play with them.

The rare instances that she actually finds some spare time, she spends it playing with her two boys. Three if you count her husband.

She is currently hard at work on her next book.

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