Friday, April 03, 2015

Weekend Book Club--The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

I love Shelly Laurenston's Pride series. If you love paranormal/shapeshifter stories with a bite and plenty of sass, you have to read her books. 

This week, I read THE UNLEASHING, the first book in Shelly Laurenston's Call of Crows series. Think Vikings meet shapeshifters. This is Nordic mythology mixed with imagination and set in the modern world. It's a sometimes dark story mixed with the author's trademark sass and humor to balance it out. And of course there is plenty of steam between Kera and Vig.

I really enjoyed this book and am eagerly awaiting the next one in the series.


Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn't for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even see her die.

In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig "Vig" Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera. He knows one way to save her life--but she might not like it. Signing up with the Crows will get Kera a new set of battle buddies: cackling, gossiping, squabbling, party-hearty women. With wings. So not the Marines.

But Vig can't give up on someone as special as Kera. With a storm of oh-crap magic speeding straight for L.A., survival will depend on combining their strengths: Kera's discipline, Vig's loyalty... and the Crows' sheer love of battle. Boy, are they in trouble.

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