ARC Review: Veiled Menace by Deborah Blake

Posted May 16, 2017 by Suzanne in Reviews / 7 Comments

ARC Review: Veiled Menace by Deborah Blake

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Veiled Menace by Deborah Blake
Veiled Menace
by Deborah Blake

4 Stars

Released: April 18th 2017
Series: Veiled Magic #2
Published by InterMix
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC

” It has some action, some romance, some magic, a kobold house mate and a sassy best friend, all the kind of things that have me gripped to the page.”
~ Under the Covers

Be careful what you wish for. Donata used to find her job with the police as a Witness Retrieval Specialist boring, but after saving her Chief’s granddaughter he now throws her the more “unusual” cases that seem to have Paranormal involvement. And the amount of cases seems to be increasing dramatically, putting all the five Paranormal races in danger of another inquisition. Donata needs to find who is stirring up unrest in the Paranormal community and whether this may be connected to the mysterious forgotten sixth Paranormal race.

The first book in the series was one of my favourites of the year…in 2015. I was beginning to doubt that I would ever read a second. But here it is and yet again it becomes one of my favourite books of the year. It has some action, some romance, some magic, a kobold house mate and a sassy best friend, all the kind of things that have me gripped to the page. And gripped I was.

As an urban fantasy, one of my favourites, this doesn’t actually add anything new to the genre. It has all the things you would expect, a kick ass, yet underestimated heroine, lots of magic and mystery and a few potential love interests. But, although none of these things alone are particularly unique, I really enjoyed the way they were thrown together. Even though the events in the book were predictable I enjoyed the journey. I especially didn’t mind because all the characters that Blake has created are likeable and I wanted to see what would happen with them next.

This isn’t a dark and gritty urban fantasy, but fairly light easy reading. I am a fan of both types and everything in between, but if you are in the mood for a book that offers you some action and some romance without dragging you in to something dark and twisted, this is something you should pick up and give a try. Now, I am waiting for the next book, hopefully I won’t have to wait another 2 years.



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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

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