Thursday, January 19, 2017

Review – ‘Wicked Wind’ by Sharon Kay



Born with the ability to command the wind, Nicole Bonham spends her life hiding her gift. Deciding to take control of her power, she dispenses her own brand of vigilante justice in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods. Stealth and surprise are always on her side. 


Lash demon Gunnar prowls Earth and several supernatural realms to help maintain peace among the immortal species. His chance encounter with Nicole creates a hurricane of sparks between them, and he can’t let her out of his sight until he discovers her true identity. In his two hundred years, he has never seen a creature like her.


Nicole and Gunnar race to discover who - or what - is stabbing the city's most destitute residents and stealing their blood. The fire that forged their bond explodes into white-hot passion, weaving their souls together on an unexpected level. Haunted by the past, Gunnar's fiercely protective instincts battle with her need to defeat the creatures she was born to fight. As they track the mastermind behind the attacks, will Nicole’s unique talent unwittingly send her straight into his lair?


In book one of the Solsti Prophecy, Gunnar is a two hundred year old Lash demon with a dark, painful past. He belongs to an elite group of warriors called the Watchers. The Lash demons are from the Torth realm and the group monitors and protects the various realms, including Earth, from evil creatures and to always keep a balance of good and evil. Gunnar and four of his brethren have made their base in Chicago where they’re hunting Skell demons.
Nicole and her sister Brooke have unusual elemental abilities. Nicole can control the air and her sister controls water. It’s not until Nicole meets Gunnar that she realizes the truth about her heritage and the role she and her sisters will later play to protect the world and all the realms from an unspeakable evil. They’re Solsti, a rare and ancient race of sisters who saved all the realms thousands and thousands of years ago. It’s prophesized the sisters will return in new bodies, as new people, when the realms need them again. 
Gunnar is sexy and protective, Nicole is strong and smart, and they make an excellent team. Their lust and romance builds fast but it’s believable. The sex scenes are hot and long. Their trip to Torth was awesome, especially their visit to Rivkin, the home of the wood nymphs. Torth is a dangerous, magical fairytale-type land that’s home to various creatures, both good and evil. Gunnar’s comrades—Kai, Brenin and Rhys—are so swoon worthy and the sexual tension between Kai and Brooke was off the charts. I definitely can’t wait to read more about these demons and their future women. Raniero’s back story is heartbreaking and I’m anxious to find out more about his lost love, Ashina. 
Though the book is well-written, I found a few stray typos but nothing to take me out of the story. I love the character development and I’ll be sure to read more in the series. 
4 Stars 

Disclaimer – I won an ebook copy of this book in a contest and volunteered to review it. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

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