Monday, August 14, 2017

✱✱ Book Review ✱✱ Denai Bound by Tiffany Shand

The thing I love most about a series is getting to know the characters and watching them develop and grow as the series progresses. Finding an Urban Fantasy series that I can sink my teeth into is an extra special treat. Tiffany Shand's Excalibar Investigations Series fits that bill. I just finished the second in the series, Denai Bound, and Wow, just Wow!

Momma Says: 5 out 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Denai Bound is well-written in third person POV and fits wonderfully into the Urban Fantasy genre, as well as Paranormal Romance and Suspense. This is the second book in the Excalibar Investigations Series and the series is a continuing story, so I would highly recommend reading Denai Touch first as it does a terrific job of introducing Shand's world of supernaturals. There is a bit of steam and some adult situations, so discretion is advised on age appropriateness. 

Denai witch, Cate McCray should be enjoying married life with her new elemental husband, Jason. But their arrival in a new city soon has them stumbling headlong into a new case with dangerous connections to the very people that govern their world.
Cate and Jason face opposition from those they once considered allies. Together with their team of enforcers, they must find the killer before anyone else dies.
With danger from all sides and the threat of ancient, dangerous magic the team must pull together and use all their strength to find their enemy before disaster strikes. 

Picking up where the first book left off, Cate and Jason don't get much time to enjoy their newly married status between a killer on the loose and trying to free an entire race of enslaved people. And if that isn't enough to deal with, they have enemies coming out of the woodwork and council members determined to see them fail. The characters have great depth and the dialogue is witty and sometimes even a bit snarky (I love snark!) Cate's brothers, Ian and Steve, are two of my favorites in this series with their commentary and sibling banter. The story is packed full of suspense, action, intrigue, some romance, and even a bit of funny thrown in to lighten things up. The only drawback for me was that I would've liked to have seen a little more of the romance, but in all honestly, I don't know when they would've had the time! The story is lengthy, so set some time aside because its extremely hard to put down. There is no lag time in this one with its battles and surprises at every turn. Several questions are answered and some problems are resolved in this one, but it does end with a cliffhanger - and it's a whopper. This series just gets better as it goes and I can't wait to see what's next for these characters. 

Denai Bound is available for purchase at the following links. Book three in the series, Denai Storm, releases later this month and I'll be reading and reviewing it also. You can also find my review of book one, Denai Touch, here.

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