Urban Fantasy Spotlight: Riley Jenson Guardian

by KP

Big City Life with a Side of the Supernatural.

Have you ever been curious about urban fantasy? Exactly what is it? In general, urban fantasy novels are set in contemporary times, and contain supernatural elements. One Friday out of each month, I’ll highlight an urban fantasy book for the interested.

Welcome to another edition of Urban Fantasy Spotlight! We’re abandoning Dublin, Ireland for Melbourne, Australia. While summer’s in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere and there’s nothing denizens of the dark like more than long, cold nights.

Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur introduces Riley Jenson, operative for Melbourne’s Directorate of Other Races, an organization that protects humans from the supernatural.

Riley’s content to hide her powerful half-vampire half-werewolf heritage, but when her twin brother Rhoan disappears, all bets are off. She’ll have to forge alliances with all manner of supernatural creatures to find out who has taken her brother, and why.

The answers she finds threatens to expose them both, but there is something even worse lurking on the horizon. . .

Keri Arthur’s Riley Jenson Guardian series really cranks up the Melbourne heat. Smoldering characters, sinister underworlds, and a heart-racing plot full of twists, loops, and turns kept me hooked. From the very first chapter, Arthur has a way of gripping readers and refusing to let them go.

Talk about bringing the thunder from down under!

This series taunts the line between urban fantasy and paranormal romance. If you enjoy supernatural suspense with bite, or maybe Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” spoke to you on a deep level, give a few sample chapters a shot.

Though I’d recommend listening to the audiobook sample, where you can enjoy the fantastic Australian accents of the voice actress.

As always, stay tuned for the next installment of U/F/S.

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