Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages

Publisher: Orbit; Original edition (November 1, 2009)

“My book is very different I mean Jane isn’t a warrior, she’s not someone who comes out and wield numb chucks, and you know decapitates vampires. She’s part seal you know,they aren’t that tough, they just lay there in the sun on rocks she’s not a typical urban fantasy heroine.” -Nicole Peeler

I love stories that have caring fathers who went through a lot to raise their daughter, and this is definitely one of them. Although the story does not revolve around Jane’s love for her father it is very much evident. Jane True is not like every other protagonist in urban fantasy stories, she’s half selkie for one (that explains her love for swimming), and not all powerful.  To be honest, I wasn’t even sure what a selkie was until this book, and when I found out I didn’t expect to get into a book about a part seal. I was so pleasantly surprised to find this book engaging, I mean I was really charmed.

Some people have compared Tempest Rising to the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I think it’s because Rockabill, Maine has that small town, everyone-knows-everyone kind of feeling.  This isn’t necessarily good for Jane, who is trying to forget her past, but can hardly forget when everyone else won’t let her. She soon realizes that her small town of Maine holds supernatural creatures that aren’t all so friendly. With some new hot acquaintances, Jane ventures out of her comfort zone to help solve the murders of halflings across the country.

This book had mystery, suspense and a hint of romance. Give it a try. Especially since The Orbital Drop is having a special ebook bargain, by selling it for just $2.99. What a deal!

Also, check out what Nicole has to say about the cover art for Tempest Rising…

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