Friday, May 9, 2014

Short Story Review: Crimson Beat by Elle J. Rossi

 The Spring Equinox brings a slew of nasties to the streets of Nashville. Huntress Josie Hawk is determined to get her arch enemy to sign a treaty, whether the Assembly is behind her or not. But when Keller O'Leary--sexiest vampire alive--returns, will Josie learn to be a team player, or will she stake the heart that has captured hers?

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About the Author

Elle J Rossi grew up in rural Indiana surrounded by great people, a huge family and more animals than she could count. But the sites and sounds of the world beckoned, so she left her small town to escape into a creative world full of music. As a full time singer she was able to lose herself in a thousand different songs in a hundred different places.

After meeting the love of her life and settling down, she yearned to find a new and fulfilling creative outlet. Overly fond of the happily ever after, she wondered what it would be like to have her own characters lead her down dark and twisted paths. The very first word on the very first page sealed her fate. She'd found a new love. She'd found her escape.

Now along with weaving haunting tales about the journey to love, she's creating cover art for authors around the world and loving every second of it. For fun, she cranks country music to take her back to her roots, and sings karaoke anytime she gets a chance. Her husband, two children, and two cats that rule the roost keep her company along the way and guarantee she doesn't get lost in the enchanted forest. She wouldn't have it any other way.

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My Thoughts

Josie Hawk is only half human. She spends part of her time running a bar and the other half defending the city of Nashville from monsters. Everything from vampires to djinns stalk the streets. As Ostara approaches, a day when the hours of light and dark are equal, they only get stronger. She's ready to do battle, but what she's not ready for is the return of her sexy vampire ex-boyfriend and his band, The Crimson Beat.

I LOVED this sexy short story. Josie Hawk is such a fun character with well-developed personality traits.  She's filled with strength, spunk, and a whole lot of stubbornness. It's hard not to fall for Keller's sexy Irish accent and you can see why Josie has a hard time staying away from him. In the midst of their sizzling romance, there's also no lack  of knife-welding action. A variety of intense battles lead Josie to the door of the leader of the dark in the hopes of bringing peace to Nashville, even if she has to die trying.

Crimson Beat is a fast paced and exciting read and I fully intend to dive into the rest of the Josie Hawk series.


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