Mar 052014

Review: Ryder on the Storm

Review: Ryder on the StormRyder on the Storm (Emerald Seer #1) by Violet Patterson
Published by Self published on Nov 5, 2011
Genres: Adult, Paranormal
Format: eBook from Publisher
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Storm Sullivan is a Seer from an ancient line who is forced to return home after the brutal murder of her aunt. As the last of her line, Storm inherits the family estate but also finds herself the next target of her aunt's murderer.

Ryder Cohen is an Immortal, a former enforcer commissioned to eradicate the Sullivan line and prevent the rise of the Emerald. According to prophecy, the Emerald Seer will have the ability to destroy the Immortals' reign. But Ryder has come across new information that contradicts everything he's ever known about the Emerald, and then he meets Storm Sullivan.

Ryder on the Storm is a modern day paranormal romance centered on two supernaturals at odds who simply cannot deny their mutual attraction. With a supporting cast of Immortals, Seraphs, and Deities, it is just the beginning of the Emerald's journey.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A short but thrilling paranormal romance featuring a number of unusual species. Instead of the usual creatures, you have a psychic, seraphs, immortals and Celtic Goddesses. There is also a deranged villain making life annoying.

The story focused mostly on Ryder and Storm, with duel narratives. The narration was smooth, with no overlaps or gaps. Switching from one person to the other added a depth to the story that elevated the otherwise typical romance plot.

I enjoyed the unique characters and abilities, but found myself puzzled over the immortals. A little more background and explanation would be useful. I enjoyed the characters, maybe the secondary ones slightly more than the main, but only because they seemed a little more unpredictable and unusual.

Overall, there was quite a lot accomplished in this short story. I would like more detail though. If this was expanded by another 100 pages or so, I think I would have loved it instead of just enjoying it as there were some scenes and explanations that needed more to them. Definitely worth checking out for a quick weekend read though.

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