Tuesday Teaser/Opening ~ Darkfever

I love good urban fantasy. The key word there is "good." The vampire stuff that never seems to die (bad pun alert) has worn out it's welcome with me, but something that builds on the fairy realm? Even better when the fairies are kind of evil. Or at least wicked. When that's done well, it will always catch my attention. And Darkfever: Fever Series Book 1 is done so very, very well.

MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….

Opening (Prologue):
My philosphy is pretty simple–any day nobody's trying to kill me is a good day in my book.
I haven't had many good days lately.   

  As the grizzled gentleman fired off a spate of lovely lilting words that made no sense to me at all, I nodded and smiled a lot, trying to look intelligent. I waited until he wound down, then took a gamble--what the heck? my odds were fifty-fifty--and turned to go north.
  With a sharp clucking sound, he grabbed my shoulder, turned me in the opposite direction, and barked, "Air ye deaf, lass?"
  I think. He might have called me a hairy jackass.

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  1. i think this is a very interesting book. thanks for sharing, Suzie. Hope you have a nice week.

  2. I don't think I've ever read urban fantasy... hope you enjoy this one!

  3. Could not agree with you more about the vampire thing...I'm over it. I don't think I've read much of the fairy world though. Hope you enjoy this one.

  4. Great opening that tempts me to read more.This sounds like a story with a good plot.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog!
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG.

  5. I have often wondered about this book and this author...and I definitely love the idea of mystery, murder, and mayhem that takes one to Ireland!

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  6. Talk about some bad days. That teaser was funny and charming. I think I'd like this one.
    here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/12/09/teaser-tuesdays-91-a-zombie-christmas-giveaway-and-freebies/