Hey all. I love these reader recommendation posts, partly because they are so little work for me, and partly because I do find it really interesting to see what great series people have discovered. This post comes courtesy of Jill, who has found a favorite series in the My Immortals books from Carolyn Jewel.
Winter is coming. Do you want to curl up with a fantastic, hot paranormal romance read? Then I highly recommend Carolyn Jewel’s “My Immortals” series. Ms. Jewel invites us to look at our world as if it were peopled by mages, witches and demons living right beside us. The overarching story line is about the struggles of the powerful demon warlord, Nikodemus, to unite the kin (free demons) against the mages (male magic users) who are enslaving them.
The first book, My Wicked Enemy, establishes the above described world and introduces Nikodemus and Carson. Kidnapped as a child and raised by a mage intent on stealing all her magic, Carson is weak and confused when she escapes the mage. Finally free, she is captured by Nikodemus who has plans of his own for her. Lots of world building in this first book and I felt there was an easier flow to the subsequent books but I still gave this 4.5 stars. The rest of the books in the series have, in my opinion, been 5 star reads.
Overall, some of the things I love about this series are strong female leads to balance all the alpha males, relationships that end up as true partnerships, strong writing skills from Ms Jewel (no syntax or grammatical errors – a huge plus for me these days) and great, great romance.
Ms. Jewel is currently giving away free copies of My Wicked Enemy (who doesn’t like free?) on her web site www.carolynjewel.com You can also find descriptions of her other books, My Forbidden Desire, My Immortal Assassin, My Dangerous Pleasure and Freefall (a novella). Look for the next book sometime later this fall.
Who else has read this one? I admit, I have seen them around, but never dove in myself. Another one to add to the Mountain, it seems.