101 pages, ebook
Available now (June 2012)
Review copy provided by publisher via NetGalley for honest review
In Off-Duty Angel , dark witch and half-demon Eve Levine is desperate for a little entertainment while her lover, Kristof Nast, is detained in afterlife court—enough to volunteer an extra week’s worth of angel corps duty just to pass the time. Luckily something even better comes up: a real celestial bounty-hunter mission to trail a shaman, someone who might prove to be a useful lead in Kristof’s court case. Following the target goes smoothly, until he leads Eve to the British Museum, where she inadvertently steps into a secret dimensional passage and stumbles upon a far more enticing puzzle . . . and a much greater danger.
This collection also includes Stalked (Otherworld #7.3), previously printed in My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon. It’s not a good sign when Elena Michaels and Clayton Danvers resort to everyday activities on their long-awaited honeymoon in St. Louis. But their encroaching boredom is about to take a backseat to an unexpected threat that catches Clay’s attention. A non-pack werewolf is clearly stalking them—out to claim Elena for himself—and Clay has no intention of letting the upstart mutt spoil their romantic getaway, even if that means deceiving Elena as he pursues the rival werewolf on his own.
OFF-DUTY ANGEL: I’ve always been fascinated with Eve and Kristof’s story. They appear sporadically throughout the Otherworld series but it’s always good to see even a novella with two such intriguing characters. Eve, in particular, is such an extreme character–bad to the bone and then redeemed, hurting those she loved to helping with every ounce of her power–fab. Kristof, sadly, doesn’t make nearly enough of an appearance in this story. The life of a busy lawyer, and all that.
As with most novellas, this one cooks along pretty quickly, tossing Eve right from the fry pan and into the fire. She needs a mission and ends up with more than she expected when she ends up in a very bad place. Fast-paced and fun, this novella is a bit of a teaser, making me want to read some more Kelley Armstrong ASAP.
STALKED: Now this really was a fast story with not much depth but I still really enjoyed it. Elana and Clay are such a great pair–they’ve got a great understanding of one another, they appreciate one another’s abilities, and they’re still seriously in love after years together and twins at home. A mutt stalking Elana? Playtime for the werewolf couple!
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