Friday, September 13, 2013

***Lesley's Review of Wicked Wind by Sharon Kay***


Born with the ability to command the wind, Nicole Bonham spends her life hiding her gift. Deciding to take control of her power, she dispenses her own brand of vigilante justice in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods. Stealth and surprise are always on her side. 


Lash demon Gunnar prowls Earth and several supernatural realms to help maintain peace among the immortal species. His chance encounter with Nicole creates a hurricane of sparks between them, and he can’t let her out of his sight until he discovers her true identity. In his two hundred years, he has never seen a creature like her.


Nicole and Gunnar race to discover who - or what - is stabbing the city's most destitute residents and stealing their blood. The fire that forged their bond explodes into white-hot passion, weaving their souls together on an unexpected level. Haunted by the past, Gunnar's fiercely protective instincts battle with her need to defeat the creatures she was born to fight. As they track the mastermind behind the attacks, will Nicole’s unique talent unwittingly send her straight into his lair?

Lesley's Review
Wicked Wind was a slightly different take on the paranormal world. With so many books out about Demons and so on, sometimes books feel the same. It’s up to the author to really create a world that’s different from the others, even if some of it is the same.  I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this one. In the beginning I was slightly worried but things picked up, leaving me hooked to the end.
Nicole and her sisters think of themselves as “special humans”. Meaning they have powers to control the elements. Each sister aligned with one element. Nicole’s element happens to be wind and her sister Brooke, water and so on. These two decide to take their gifts and fight the bad guys on the street after their 9-5 jobs. While out on one of their nightly crime stopping excursions, Nicole spots someone watching them.
Gunnar, a Lash Demon, notices power emanating from these to woman on the street. He is confused because they are human. There is no trace of demon in them. He decides to hunt them down. Finding Nicole out at the club, Gunnar is completely overcome with lust for this beautiful human. He is intrigued in more than one way. He is on a mission to find out how she has power yet, is human.  Gunnar then proceeds to spill the juicy details about the demons and their world.
With Nicole, confused and feeling slightly crazy, she fights against listening to Gunnar. She refuses to believe all the things the Lash Demons have told her. She has finally discovered what she is. Of course, she’s not human. It seems she and her 4 sisters are very powerful and important. Unfortunately, refusing to accept the help and protection of the Lash Demons, sets in motion, a set of events that lead her and Gunnar to their fated destiny and each other. Traveling to different dimensions, fighting nasty demons and saving allies from attack, become Gunnar and Nicole’s adventure to find out the truth. One nasty demon is up to no good and it’s up to Lash and Nicole to put a stop to the unbalanced power.
This book is packed with action, adventure, and romance. It has little bit of everything. The author did a good job with taking something normal and making it original. A world within a world was created. Demons are nothing new but they seemed different.  I was drawn in and escaped to the world of Nicole and Gunnar. I loved the supporting characters, her sisters and his fellow brothers of the elite fighting team.  This is just the first book in the series. I feel that there is to be many adventures and mysteries to solve. And we can’t forget the romance to blossom with other characters. Book #2 Wicked Waves, is about Brooke and Kai. I definitely will continue to follow this series. I rated this one 4 stars.

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About the Author
Sharon Kay was bitten early by the writing bug. At age twelve she wrote a short story, about a magic ring, that won a statewide contest. With her nose always in a book, she read the most novels for her age group in her local library’s summer reading program.

In her teens, writing took a back seat to fashion, as she was determined to find clothes different from what everyone else bought at the mall. And what she couldn’t find, she created. She learned to sew, worked in a fabric store after school, and spent her spare time with a needle in hand. Her black and orange prom dress is still one of her favorite creations.

She majored in apparel design in college, spending her summers working in costume shops and bridal boutiques. She worked for ten years in the Chicago garment industry, then switched her focus to apparel production logistics before becoming a stay at home mom.

Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and didn’t expect to write again. But Wicked Wind and the Solsti series formed in her head one weekend and refused to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.


Twitter: @sharonkaynovels

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