Friday, May 28, 2010

Review of Stormwalker

Allyson James
Penguin Group
330 pages
This gives the term Storm chasing a whole new meaning
Janet Begay has always been a misfit and trying to find her way while battling things inside her that not only scare the bejesus out of her but ignite a longing. That longing is suddenly filled by the mysterious Mick, who seems to understand not only who she is but what she can do, he feeds the desire while calming the Stormwalker. But that wasn’t enough for her and she finally tired of frequent absences and his evasiveness about himself, so she left him. Now five years later, just when she needs him, he returns. Just as mysterious as before. But now there’s more to fear and they have more to worry about than the survival of their relationship, they are fighting for their very lives.
Allyson James aka Jennifer Ashley has given us many paranormal cultures in her illustrious career and she doesn’t disappoint with this one. The genre of paranormal romantic suspense is the apparently the next big thing, but Allyson keeps it fresh with her unique plot a Native American woman who controls the weather. She mixes Native myths and legends with her own brand of imagination in a culmination of fact but mostly fiction. Her dialogue is full of invention as she brings to life her magnificent vistas, interesting people and horrifying events. Her characters are over the top in personality, moxie and entertainment. Her main protagonist Janet is a confusing mass of humanity mixed with the anomaly of the paranormal, but Allyson does a first rate job of letting her readers really see Janet. Her co-starring characters are all well put together and they all add interest and depth to the tale especially the enigmatic Mick who along with Janet make the novel come to life. Her love story is as stormy as the weather that Janet controls and there are pitfalls that need to be overcome and readers will find themselves cheering them when they triumph. The love scenes are hot, steamy and you’ll need a good air-conditioner and cool glass of water to get through them. But the best thing about them is the love that shines through between Mick and Janet.
So run do not walk to your nearest bookseller and pick up this first in her new series starring Janet Begay The Stormwalker. You won’t be sorry you did.

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