Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Review Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Orbit (November 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316056588
ISBN-13: 978-0316056588
From Amazon: Living in small town Rockabill, Maine, Jane True always knew she didn't quite fit in with so-called normal society. During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human. Now, Jane must enter a world filled with supernatural creatures alternatively terrifying, beautiful, and deadly- all of which perfectly describe her new "friend," Ryu, a gorgeous and powerful vampire. It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: a dog can heal with a lick; spirits bag your groceries; and whatever you do, never-ever-rub the genie's lamp. If you love Sookie Stackhouse, then you'll want to dive into Nicole Peeler's enchanting debut novel.

My Review: Ok so I won an ARC of Nicole Peeler's "Tempest Rising" (with signed bookplate!) from Suburban Vampire. Now what initially attracted me to enter the contest was the cover. It's very tattooish and so my style! I read the blurb and knew that if I didn't win it I would buy it. (who wouldn't want to read about selkies right?) Anyway on to the review part.......
I will say that I was hooked from the very first chapter! Nicole I don't know what's coming next in "Tracking the Tempest" but I will say that Grizzie needs her own book LOL! (but maybe hers will be paranormal erotica or something LOL!) So our main character is Jane True and Poor Jane always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. But this chick keeps her head up and keeps on going! Poor Jane learns of the "supernaturals" through an unfortunate event which leads her to meet an amazing cast of characters and learn about her true self (get it "true" self LOL). But her lessons of the "sups" are taught to her by hunky investigator Ryu that not all "sups" are the same. As we follow Jane through he story we meet an interesting array of characters.....selkies, dryads, and nagas, oh my! Nicole creates a world that only come to us in our dreams and books like this. The story was fast paced and exciting. This was one of those books that I couldn't put down. I myself can not wait for book two "Tracking the Tempest"...where Jane's story will be continued. Nicole's book had me laughing out loud at times. It contained a lot of snarky comments and humorous moments. There was action and romance; there were twists and turns till the end. I give this book 5 stars and can honestly say I recommend it to all who love the paranormal/fantasy genre and who are looking for something different and fun!


  1. I have this book on my shelf waiting to be read, I've heard so many good things about it that I think at this point I'm saving it for after I read a real crapburger and need something to lift my mood. Great review and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  2. Great review!!! I'm looking forward to book 2! :)

  3. I just saw you on bookblogs ning so welcome to book blogging! This looks like a very interesting book! Great review.