Thursday, January 16, 2014
Brazen (Otherworld Stories #13.1)
by Kelley Armstrong (Goodreads Author), Angilram (Illustrator)
"Nick Sorrentino knows everyone in the supernatural world considers him the Pack’s playboy, the pretty but not very useful werewolf whose only reputation involves his amorous exploits.
Usually, Nick couldn’t care less what anyone outside the Pack thinks of him. But when it affects his hunt for Malcolm Danvers, a psychotic bogeyman from the Pack’s past, it matters.
Necessity forces Nick to team up with mercenary half-demon Vanessa Callas to run Malcolm to ground in Detroit. Together, they discover Malcolm is more deadly than ever. And he wants to play.
It’s time for Nick to prove he’s not just a lover." (Description from Goodreads.com)
Armstrong has always been on of my favorite author's. This is a paranormal/fantasy series that first features werewolves and then moves to witches, demons, and all sorts of other interesting characters. Armstrong has also done an amazing job of providing little stories and back stories of her favorite characters. The final book in the series came out in 2012, simply titled Thirteen.
So, whenever she writes a new short story to go along with the 13 books, fans go crazy. Including myself. I might have been in the backroom at the library, watching the Brazen book like a hawk, waiting for it to go through processing. Maybe. Ha. Ha.
This new story features Nick, werewolf omega of the North America pack. We learn about Nick and his father through all of the books and short stories. He's a ladies man, has no real interest in leading the pack, and loves his wolf pack 100%. What we see in this book is a maturing of Nick. He's no longer coasting along and enjoying wine and women. He's now responsible for two new pack members and looking for what can be considered the pack's boogieman.
I loved seeing the transformed Nick. Vanessa was great as well but I haven't made it past books five yet so I really don't have much knowledge of her to know if she was in the series before or is new. I do like that she's a strong woman and willing to admit when she makes a mistake.
I would recommend this book for Armstrong fans. If you are interested in paranormal/fantasy stories with some 'sexy' then I would suggest giving this series a try. Not all stories are based on the werewolf pack but you get to see them every now and then.
The first book in this wonderful series is called Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. I would recommend starting there to understand all of the characters mentioned in this book.
Posted by Carolyn Borgen