This is an alternate cover edition for B00UDQUGW8 Internal Affairs be damned, Detective Amanda Werner's ditching protocol to hunt the vigilante whose bullet landed her on the bench. But this is no vendetta. Evidence suggests he's the zealot offing corrupt public officials--the same zealot who's promised to set the city ablaze by week's end--and she'll risk her career and hThis is an alternate cover edition for B00UDQUGW8 Internal Affairs be damned, Detective Amanda Werner's ditching protocol to hunt the vigilante whose bullet landed her on the bench. But this is no vendetta. Evidence suggests he's the zealot offing corrupt public officials--the same zealot who's promised to set the city ablaze by week's end--and she'll risk her career and her life to save her hometown. Too bad she can't find anything stronger than Kevlar to guard her heart against her primary suspect: a masked man with a telepathic German shepherd, unstable supernatural hearing, and lips that invite a whole different brand of investigation. All businessman Ryan McLelas, a.k.a. Klepto, wants is redemption. But even if Amanda could forgive his itchy trigger finger, Ryan still has to convince her that his alter ego's no serial killer. No small task, with syndicate-paid police officers turning up among the dead. He'd better keep his own syndicate ties close to his chest and Amanda even closer, because if Klepto is unmasked while he's hunting the real killer, their passionate affair could mark Amanda as the next dirty cop on the hit list....
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Vigilante Mine Reviews
4.5 out of 5 starsDescription ~ Internal Affairs be damned, Detective Amanda Werner's ditching protocol to hunt the vigilante whose bullet landed her on the bench. But this is no vendetta. Evidence suggests he's the zealot offing corrupt public officials--the same zealot who's promised to set the city ablaze by week's end--and she'll risk her career and her life to save her hometown. Too bad she can't find anything stronger than Kevlar to guard her heart against her primary suspect: a masked man with a telepathic German shepherd, unstable supernatural hearing, and lips that invite a whole different brand of investigation. All businessman Ryan McLelas, a.k.a. Klepto, wants is redemption. But even if Amanda could forgive his itchy trigger finger, Ryan still has to convince her that his alter ego's no serial killer. No small task, with syndicate-paid police officers turning up among the dead. He'd better keep his own syndicate ties close to his chest and Amanda even closer, because if Klepto is unmasked while he's hunting the real killer, their passionate affair could mark Amanda as the next dirty cop on the hit list.My Review ~I'll admit I was a bit hesitant to try a new to me author with an urban fantasy story. Vigilante Mine has some of my favorite elements to an urban fantasy; a dystopian-esque society, an urban fantasy setting, no real super powers more enhanced/genetically mutated powers, and a subtle romance. I was very surprised when I realized that the story had sucked me in completely and I didn't want to put it down. Ryan McLelas and his brothers Jay, and Zach seemed to steal right into my mind and make me want to read more and more about all of them. I thoroughly enjoyed the semi-super hero powers that each of them had along with their Spirit Animals that helped enhance each of their abilities. I will say that the missing half star for Vigilante Mine is because there is a decided lack of backstory on the three McLelas men and their powers and also on Klepto that really needed to be there to fill out the story. That is one element of an urban fantasy or even a paranormal romance that I feel is a must, particularly in a first book in the series. I hope to see more of the backstory shared in Jay and Zach's books just to give that completeness to the stories. I enjoyed the concept of the spirit animals and absolutely loved that the focus was on Romeo, who is Ryan's Spirit Animal. The interaction between Romeo and Ryan, and Romeo and Amanda had me laughing in quite a few spots, even with the seriousness they dealt with during the story. I also liked the interaction between Ryan and Amanda, and Klepto and Amanda. Overall this was a good first book in a new series that will leave you wanting more. I for one can't wait to get my hands on the second book in the series when it's released. I highly recommend this one for fans of Jaye Well's Sabina Kane series, or Patricia Brigg's Alpha & Omega series.
As readers will know or possibly not know, I have a thing for Superheroes, and so when I saw the word Vigilante in the title, I assumed that it might have a rogue superhero on the loose. Vigilante Mine tells the story of a Detective Amanda who was shot and on the trail for revenge, she has her mind that the same guy who shot her is the one and same person who has been terrorizing and killing the corrupt businessman around the city. What she doesn't realize though is that her boyfriend Ryan, in fact, has an alter-ego, a secret identity as Klepto who is the vigilante at large. Can Ryan along with his telepathic German shepherd who reminded me of Salem from the Sabrina the Teenage Witch series hunt down the killer who shot Amanda and discover who is trying to frame him before Amanda discovers that Klepto and Ryan are the same people? Vigilante Mine was a good read, and anyone who loves Superhero flicks and comics will find the storyline enjoyable as it outlines most superhero films and the dilemma of the "Should I or Shouldn't I reveal Myself to the ones I love"? The only downside for me was that I found the overall story of Vigilante mine to be a bit slow for my liking and the plot was quite busy with a lot of excess stuff happening in the background. Overall, however, Vigilante mine is a story about finding a killer, romance, and unlocking the truth and unmasking the hero. Fans of the Superhero world will love Cera Daniel's new series Relek City starting with Book #1 Vigilante Mine.
I honestly can only give this 4 stars. I enjoyed the book, the story line, and the characters..... but for me it took me a while to read this one, longer than it has with any books I have read, and I think that is because I had such a hard time getting into it. I loved the plot, and that Ryan meets a girl ...goes after said girl, does what he can to protect her with the help of his dog Romeo... all without telling her his secret...... In the end does he get the girl?
This review was crossposted from my blog. To view the entire post (and more!), click here.In the interest of full disclosure, I suppose I should start by saying that Cera Daniels is a friend of mine and I was lightly involved in the development of the original idea for this series several years ago. Which basically means I claimed all three McLelas brothers for my fictional harem way before any of the rest of you suckers. Mine!It also means I've been waiting to read this book for a loooooong time.That said, even if I wasn't friends with Cera, I would still tell be strongly recommending this book to you. There are so many great things here that work together to make a fantastic read.Ryan and Amanda are such good leading characters. Ryan has that whole oldest-orphan, I-am-responsible-for-the-whole-world, protective thing going on, which is further complicated by his being a superhero. Sort of. Amanda feels that same call to help, but she's much more practical about it. After all, she opted for carrying around a badge and handcuffs and Ryan is a super-powered version of Batman.Well, the man is just following the internet's favorite Batman rule. I can't really blame him.They are fantastic together. Ryan is sexy and charming and Amanda is smart and kicks ass and knows exactly how to call him on his bullshit. The romance between these two developed so well. They complement each other's strengths and weaknesses and are just the right amount of supportive over one another. They have fantastic chemistry together. And the hot sexytime scenes didn't hurt either.I am saddened that neither of them shows proper respect for the wonders and glories of caffeine, but I suppose no one can be perfect. At least they're together so they won't infect others with their dangerous ideas.The extended cast was also very well done, particularly regarding Ryan's brothers, Zach and Jay. Since the series revolves around the three of them and their unique super powers, I expected them to be deeply developed supporting characters, but Daniels put a lot of effort into fleshing out their family dynamic and it shows. These brothers are very close. They tease and prank one another, they bicker and argue, they worry and support one another. It all felt very authentic.My favorite supporting character though is actually the dog. Romeo is hilarious. The talking animal sidekick thing can go very badly, so I was a bit worried. But Romeo was a good partner for Ryan and his presence and connection to the story were very well defined.Also, I'm a cat person through and through. I'm one of those cat people who talks to her cats and assumes they would do nothing but ceaselessly mock her if they were capable of talking back. And while Romeo has the misfortune of being a dog rather than a cat, but his sense of humor makes up for it.Storyline-wise, this novel, like a lot of Paranormal Romance, is heavy on the suspense elements. The tension of the story built very well and I enjoyed the occasional peak inside the bad guy's cracked up head. The action runs at a fairly good clip, keeping the pages turning fast without tumbling over into disorienting chaos. I liked the way it all wrapped up too, closing the plot elements central to this story while leaving enough threads to hang the next story on without it feeling like a cliffhanger.The worldbuilding was well done, slipping relevant information in here and there without being overwhelming. If anything, I would have liked to know more, both about the McLelas's personal backstory and the society they live in. I suspect I'll have most of my questions answered in the future installments of the series though, so I'm not worried. Nothing that I was curious about hindered the storytelling, so I guess it really is true what they say about the reader not needing to know everything.Except when the reader is me. Because I need to know everything. Pleeeeeeeeease!Overall I felt this story had excellent characters and a great blend of romance and action. All the elements came together and worked beautifully and I'm very excited for the rest of the series to come out.
*nothing like seeing DARE is released, and realizing you never copied your reviews to sites....4.5 / 5 starsWhen one thinks of 'paranormal romance', many readers are going to think in terms of vampires, and demons, and wolves, oh my. It's not very often that the whole mind-reading, supernatural thing comes across. Maya Banks does it well.I'm very happy to say that Cera Daniels does it pretty darn well, too.Right away from the beginning, you're thrown into Ryan's world of superior hearing. And the telepathy is done extremely well.Cera does a great job of describing Klepto, and the brothers' roles in this superhero role they've taken on. I loved Ryan and his thoughts, and quite honestly, I loved his dog, too. He was very... Dug (Up!) to me. I just could hear Romeo speaking in that 'tone of voice'.This series revolves around the McLelas brothers; we have Ryan with his extraordinary hearing, Jay with his superb eyesight, and Zach with his innate ability to just know. Each also has their own spirit guide -- and Romeo the German shepherd is Ryan's.Real quick side note? In a world full of seriousness for these men, I have to say I rather enjoyed their moments of comedy -- you can get the sense that these men are brothers in the way they talk and joke with one another:I loved Ryan's need for do-good in his city; equally, though, I loved that he allowed Amanda to do her thing, too, in her official capacity.Ryan is every bit the alpha male that I love -- he's possessive and protective, the two 'p's I love to see in my lead males. On the same token, though, he does hold guilt and remorse when he accidentally shoots Amanda, and I think that helps round out his character. A few rounded edges for that rough exterior, ya know?So Amanda, then. Here we have a super hard-headed woman; she has to be, she works in Internal Affairs. She's a strong minded woman in a man's world. She carries a gun as well as any other police officer, and when she's put on the bench due to being shot... Well, she's grumpy just as an police officer would be.I loved watching her mindset fold. Yes, she keeps her beliefs for law intact, but she slowly begins to understand Ryan and his role in everything, and she learns to accept it. This little melding of safety personas was fun to watch and I can't wait to see glimpses of them in the future stories. Jay's next with VIGILANTE'S DARE.*ARC received in exchange for an honest review
**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.** This book was such a fun ride!Confession: I have never read a superhero romance before. Unless you consider comic books or graphic novels. Even then, this story surpasses those that I've read, too!Ryan lives a triple life. In addition to being a protective older brother, he has a public persona as a womanizing businessman and a secret superhero identity of Klepto, a vigilante hiding in the shadows of the night. To say that he stays busy would be a gross understatement.And on one of his midnight missions, Ryan (as Klepto), comes across a spit-fire police officer who is determined to arrest anyone stirring up trouble and breaking the law. Even him. Klepto manages to escape but not before accidentally maiming the object of his new affection. Oops!Amanda has a lot to prove, especially after being on desk duty and losing her partner. But before she can resume her duty, she somehow becomes entangled with both a suave Ryan and a mysterious masked Klepto. She isn't quite sure who to trust but can't deny the attraction that she strangely feels toward both men.I totally got an Oliver/Felicity from Arrow vibe from the couple! I loved everything about this book. The pacing was quick and full of action, suspense, romance, and humor. The characters were fully developed and even the secondary characters were entertaining. The telepathic dog, Romeo, was a great addition, too. I found his dialogue to be downright hilarious, at times.In closing... I could easily see this book turned into a film. It was incredibly entertaining and I am anxious to get my paws on the next book. Pun entirely intended, Romeo!Full review on blog: http://uptildawnbookblog.blogspot.com/2016/10/review-tour-vigilante-mine-by-cera.html
Read/get book reviews: http://www.goodbookswithtea.comThe story of Ryan and Amanda is intense. And HOT! Vigilante mine is all about finding a killer, romance, and unlocking the truth. This is done in such a subtle, provocative way that you don't even realize you've been hooked until you're halfway through the story!Immediately, you're transported to Cera's fictional urban universe. The author's writing style does a magnificent job of setting the scene and characters so that it feels like you're actually there.I wish there had been more backstory explored throughout this novel, but seeing as how it's a series, I have no doubt the author still has much in store for us readers.All in all this story has a fast paced, intense story line that's broken up by little snippets of comedy and romance. It's a great story of vigilantes, cops, and an exploration of the romantic subtext between them!Ryan has got that alpha-male vibe going on. (I feel I need to mention his spirit guide, Romeo, because, well... He's an important part of this story and I ADORE him! His brothers, too, of course, but... Romeo's that fluffy little side kick everyone wants!) Although Ryan's gruff on the outside, it's clear he's got some soft spots. (Especially when it comes to Amanda and his family.)Amanda is an officer of the law. Internal affairs, is her technical position. Although she takes her work very seriously, she refuses to stay on the side lines when she knows there's more to get done. The personalities of these two characters make them a very endearing and straightforward pairing you want to get to know and, sooner rather than later, love.Especially together.I could see this turned into a comic and/or movie.It's urban paranormal fantasy so I recommend it for urban fantasy/paranormal romance/action/suspense/and crime lovers!Authors: Please consider our book club, Good Books With Tea, when looking for pre and post-release HONEST reviews! The link is on my profile! Otherwise, copy and paste:Www.goodbookswithtea.blogspot.com in your URL to see our work!
***** 5 Cranky Stars *****Ryan, Zach and Jay McLelas. Three brothers, one identity, continuing the work that their father started, brokering the peace between the crime syndicates that corrupt their city, undercover as the masked man, the vigilante Klepto. All three of the brothers have developed abilities through their mother's Native American ancestry, Ryan has super hearing and a German Shepherd Spirit guide with whom he communicates telepathically. At night he patrols the streets as Klepto and by day he heads off McLelas Financial as CEO.Amanda Werner is a police detective and passionate about her job. The first time they meet, her on a job with her partner, him as Klepto doing what Klepto does, on different sides of the law. Chemistry between them is instant and Klepto can not resist the temptation to kiss this captivating detective and thereby setting in motion an ancient prophecy.This book captivated me instantly and I confess that I neglected other obligations to read it to its conclusion. It is a fast paced, well written story with all the right ingredients to make for a delicious read with characters that will remain with me for a long time.I happily give this book 5 stars
Full disclosure: the author is a friend. That being said, it was a solid first novel in the urban fantasy genre. It's more of a 3.5 star for me simply because I don't really like "prophecy" all that much, and there are your typical romance tropes going on, but the plot was pretty tight and I LOVED the background characters. (Please tell me we'll get to know more about Lilah...) You should read it if you would enjoy Batman with a little bit of the supernatural (and really who wouldn't?) Definitely looking forward to the next book!