SHADES OF WICKED is the first
book in Jeaniene Frost's eagerly anticipated Night Rebel series. Ian is most definitely a
vampire who is mad, bad, and dangerous to know. Veritas is a kickass
Law Guardian and not known for tolerating Ian's brand of mischief. In
SHADES OF WICKED, Jeaniene
Frost digs below the surface with these characters and has them reveal
to each other things that they've kept hidden for years. Both of these
characters are initially, and rightfully, wary of each other, but they have
a common foe to vanquish. The emotional intimacy they experience on
their quest leads to some seriously steamy physical intimacy and
another epic romance by Jeaniene Frost is born.
There's a good reason Ian has become a fan favorite over time.
Through the years, and various stories, Ian has proved to be more than
just a ridiculously attractive bad boy vampire with deliciously snarky
rejoinders. His loyalty to those he cares about is something that Veritas
is surprised to discover as she gets to know him. Veritas also proves to
be more than what most people suppose her to be. In the past, Veritas
is shown to be a battle-hardened warrior woman with little sympathy
for those who bend the rules. In SHADES OF WICKED, Jeaniene Frost paints a portrait
of a very complex woman who has known tragedy and trauma and
survived because of her immense inner strength. Veritas is not a
ruthlessly unfeeling automaton, and Ian is able to see the real woman
beneath her armor. I would not have thought these two would be a
good match, but the chemistry between Ian and Veritas in SHADES OF WICKED is phenomenal
and very natural. The warrior's quest is a major part of this story, but
Jeaniene Frost doesn't skimp on building up her main characters and
laying them bare for readers to enjoy.
SHADES OF WICKED is everything
Jeaniene Frost fans hoped for and much more. Although SHADES OF WICKED is told from
Veritas' perspective, Ian's voice is very strong in this book and his
thoughts, feelings, and personality still manage to leap off the page. It
will seem like an eternity until the next Night Rebel book gets in my hands, but I know it will be
worth the wait.
In this thrilling new Night Rebel series set in
New York Times bestselling author
Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world, sexy and ruthless
vampire Ian finally meets his match!
The Rule Breaker...
Master vampire Ian is unrepentant, shameless…and every shade
of wicked. He’s made one too many enemies in his two
centuries of existence, including Dagon, a demon who now
lays claim to his soul. Ian’s only chance to escape Dagon is
to join forces with a Law Guardian, but he's never been able
to abide by the rules for long.
The Law Maker...
Veritas’ normal role is police, judge, and jury to
reprobates like Ian. But she has her own ax to grind with
Dagon, so if she can use Ian as bait...well, all’s fair in
law and war. As they scour supernatural hotspots to perfect
their trap, Veritas soon realizes Ian’s carefully
cultivated, devil-may-care roguish image hides something
much more powerful. And Ian discovers Veritas has shocking
secrets of her own. As they’re drawn to each other with a
passion as intense as their peril, either love or justice
will prevail. But each will have devastating consequences.