ARC Review: Broken Blade by J.C. Daniels

Posted January 5, 2014 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

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ARC Review: Broken Blade by J.C. Daniels
Broken Blade
by J.C. Daniels

4 Stars


Released: January 6th 2014
Series: Colbana Files #3
Published by Self Published
Pages: 254
Format: eARC

What really made Broken Blade shine for me though was Damon, Kit’s kind-of former lover, and the way he was treating Kit. ~ Under the Covers

After the events of Night Blade tore my heart apart I was eager to dive in to Broken Blade and see what happens next. Kit had been tortured and broken by a vampire, a step away from killing herself rather than endure more, before she was rescued by her friends and her lover. In Broken Blade we read as Kit tries to cope with the aftermath of her torture and eventually try to pull together a semblance of her former life. But, when she takes what looks like a simple job in an attempt to start her life again, it open’s a Pandora’s box full of problems…

Night Blade completely awed me, it left me a slobbery teary mess by the last page, with the horrific intensity as you read Kit get tortured by a sadistic monster and her obvious trauma when she is rescued, all expertly written by J.C. Daniels. Maybe it was a little inevitable that the book after those events wouldn’t quite be as enthralling, it was still heartbreaking and emotional; however, it never provoked quite the same reaction as Night Blade.

Broken Blade could almost be broken in two halves, the first half we watch as Kit tries to cope with the everyday and is pushed by her friends to start living life again. And although interesting and tragic this section of the book was fairly slow meaning the book took a while to get going, which would be expected I imagine if Kit had gone to her normal self after her ordeal I would have thrown the it down in disgust. The second half of Broken Blade was when it started to get a little more interesting as Kit focuses on a case that turns far more complex than she ever expected. This brought some action into the book and sped up the pace of the book, making it a lot more exciting.

What really made Broken Blade shine for me though was Damon, Kit’s kind-of former lover, and the way he was treating Kit. If I wasn’t already in love with Damon, I would be head over heels by now, his love and devotion to Kit really came through in this book and seeing his pain over what happened to Kit was almost as hard to see as Kit’s pain.

This was a great read, maybe not my favourite installment in the series, but it left many intriguing plot lines open and was packed full of emotion and a little bit of action, I can’t wait to read the next in Colbana Files series.

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About J.C. Daniels

J.C. Daniels is the alter ego of author Shiloh Walker. J.C./Shiloh has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more...ah...serious works of fiction. She loves reading and writing just about every kind of romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest. She writes urban fantasy, romantic suspense and paranormal romance, among other things.

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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.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks for the review Suzanne.


I really like shiloh walker so I may have to try this….thanks suzanne

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I am so excited to read this book, loved the first 2.