Cady Garrett is shaken when neighbor, Ethan, saves her from a crazed killer. Even more disturbed when the killer slits his own throat after a vicious struggle. Cady is drawn into a world where shadows hide more than the seedy underbelly of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. She’s become the obsession of a darker power, and no one, not even Ethan, can keep her safe from his twisted desires.Cady Garrett can't help but be shaken when next door neighbor, Ethan, shows up in the nick of time to save her from a ruthless killer, spouting mumbo jumbo. Even more disturbed when the killer slits his own throat to escape Ethan after a vicious struggle. Curiously, Ethan insists on leaving before the dead killer returns, even though he can barely stand on his feet. Nursing him back to health, Cady is drawn into a world of half truths and mysteries, where shadows hide more than the seedy underbelly of San Francisco's Tenderloin district. She has become the obsession of a darker power, and no one, not even Ethan, can keep her safe from his twisted desires.
Anja Evans wakes up in the morgue with a hell of a hangover, and it takes almost eating her best friend before she figures out she's a vampire. Struggling to find a balance between her former life and her undead one, Anja tries to blend school and living up to her new identity, all while searching to find the elusive Viking, whose blood gave Anja the strength of a vampire hundreds of years old."It was ironic that this happened to me; I was never a night person at heart. So you can see right off the bat why a vampire was the very last thing I would have chosen to be."Anja Evans wakes up in the morgue with a hell of a hangover. It takes almost eating her best friend before she figures out... she's a vampire. When a dark and dangerous vampire shows up at her door asking to see her license and registration, Anja assumes Bishop is a regular cop. But breeding among vampires is strictly controlled, and her unlicensed status makes her an enemy of The Order. Struggling to find a balance between her former life and her undead one, Anja tries to blend school and living up to her new identity, all while searching to find the elusive Viking, whose blood gave Anja the strength of a vampire hundreds of years old.
The sixth book in the Forged Bloodlines series, Hear Me When the Sun Goes Down finds us smack dab in the middle of political upheaval as Jakob steps forward to claim Anja. But what exactly is he claiming? Jakob may have saved the day but he is definitely not the hero of this piece, creating far more problems for Anja as he takes his rightful place in vampire society. With her domineering Sire in the picture, it forces Anja to keep her feelings for Rob buried deep inside even as Bishop decides to man up and fight for the woman he loves. As if that wasn't enough to deal with, things are falling apart in the West as violence forces the Order to seek Anja's Sanctuary.
Editorial ReviewAbandoned by Adam, Mercy picks herself up by her bootstraps and gets on with life without too much wallowing in weepy tears. More family drama ensues as Mercy helps plan Matty's wedding to the odd, but ever entertaining, witch, Oriana. It's a struggle to rein in on the crazy and keep her life as normal as possible now that everyone knows she's got a bun in the oven, but Mercy's determined to make a stable life for her child. Faces from the past show up to complicate Mercy's hard won normalcy, and she finds herself with a terrifying new friend when the play for her child turns perilous. I thought maybe the book would end with the birth of the child, but there is a whole new can of worms opened after the delivery. Thankfully, author Lisa Olsen didn't leave us with a cliffhanger for once, but I hope this isn't the last foray into Mercy's world.Product Description"Have you ever gone to sleep one night and woken up and it's two months later? Okay, not literally, but I swear it felt like two months went by in the blink of an eye. Still no word from Adam, but each day got easier to accept his absence, and I started to believe he might never come home. I started to think... maybe I didn't want him to anymore."Child of Mercy continues the saga of angels and demons in Book IV of The Fallen. Left to raise a child on her own, Mercy contends with normal pregnancy woes, and a slew of dangers as new enemies and old vie for a piece of the child. Her heavenly cousins don't seem all that pleased with her impending motherhood either, and Mercy needs all the help she can get to keep her baby safe. Luckily, she has friends and family around to help out (a little too much family if you ask Mercy), especially Parker who is more than happy to fill Adam's vacant shoes. The question remains - will Adam stay away? And more importantly, if he waits too long, will Mercy want him to?