Friday, August 6, 2010

Stormwalker By Allyson James

I really enjoyed the beginning of this new series. The little town of Magellan has some interesting characters mostly split between Believers and Unbelievers. Magic, paranormal, and mystical all find there way to Magellan so of course Janet is there to help find a missing woman.

I liked seeing Jamison, a mountain lion shifter, we met in Hot for the Holidays who suggested to the Sheriff Janet could help find his daughter, his lover Noami, and her 10-year old deaf daughter, Julie. I would have liked more scenes with Julie but there really wasn't a place for her in this story. Hopefully she will be in future books.

She decides to fix up an old hotel while there so we met Maya, the fiesty electrician who for some unknown reason hates Janet right from the beginning. They build a friendship inch by inch extremely slowly but hilariously funny.

Also, the boys in this series are not bad either. Mick is Janet's mysterious lover who kepts secrets better than anyone. Coyote, the trickster horny God who was also in Hot for the Holidays. Then Nash the Sheriff, unbeliever, ex-fiance of the missing woman, and ex of Maya. Oh yes nothing is boring with these three in Janet's life.

Half-Navajo Janet Begay comes to Magellan to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the police chief's daughter. But the people of Magellan sense that Janet is not what she seems, and they're right.

Janet possesses extraordinary power which is tied to the storms that waft across the desert. The only person who can control her when she's caught in the storm's evocative power is Mick, a dark-haired, blue-eyed biker Janet can't seem to touch with her powers. He can weild fire and not get burned, and Janet's never sure where he goes when they're not together.

Together they investigate mysterious disappearances, which Janet fears are tied to her mother's people, the mythical gods from below the earth. They are helped along the way by Coyote and Crow, but these shapeshifting gods have their own agendas.

Favorite Quote:
“Why are you still so damned protective of me?:
“You have to ask?”
“I do.”
Mick came closer still, until his face hung an inch from mine. “If you have to ask, then you wouldn’t believe my answer.” He drew away and continued wiping my hands.

Stormwalker Series
Hot For the Holidays (MA) prequel
Firewalker (Releases November 2010)
Shadowwalker (Releases May 2011)

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