Pre-order now! Charity Anthology Releases September 6 – Hot MC Romance – Biker Chicks 2

 

We’re just one week away from the release of the second installment of this charity anthology series.
 
Pre-order NOW to get your copy of Biker Chicks 2
AN ANTHOLOGY OF HOT MC ROMANCE
on September 6th.
http://getBook.at/BCv2
 Add to your TBR:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31199417-biker-chicks

 

Blurb
Bikers, the ultimate alpha males. But what of women who
ride? These sexy independent road warriors shirk the conventions of lady-like
behavior and live life by their own terms – wild and free.
BIKER CHICKS is full of sexy stories about women who ride,
whether they be lone wolves or part of a gang. Some of the best authors in MC
romance along with some new names and faces to the genre tell us how these
strong women find the sexual satisfaction and romance we all long for, for one
of the best causes.
All proceeds of this anthology go to Bikers Against Child
Abuse*, so come take a ride with us.
Authors in this Anthology include…
Rachel Barnard

Bink Cummings

MariaLisa deMora

A.J. Downey

Geri Glenn

Sapphire Knight

Emma Lee

Liberty Parker

Eric Plume

K. Renee

Bibi Rizer

and Winter Travers
Text copyright © 2016 multiple authors
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses,
places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s
imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons,
living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
 All rights reserved.
*Bikers Against Child Abuse International (B.A.C.A.) is not
directly affiliated with this charity-driven anthology and use of their name to
indicate funds distribution does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or
guarantee on their behalf for the efforts of these individual authors. No
liability of any kind, implied or expressed, is given with respect to B.A.C.A.
or their activities.
Stories include…
 
A New Night by: Rachel
Barnard
Nanette; a biker known for
her height, her lonely heart, and her trusty knife. A chance encounter by
moonlight will change everything for Nanette.
Rachel Barnard’s greatest accomplishments have been eating
an entire half gallon of ice cream in one sitting, winning a boot toss, and
writing a novel about herself (see the For the Love of Donuts Books). Rachel
wishes she were taller, that chocolate had no calories, and that books could be
eaten after they were read. Rachel resides in the Pacific Northwest and loves
to dress up, talk about writing and books, and dance. Rachel began her writing
with young adult novels, but has since branched out into romance, of which this
is her first published piece!
 
Rachel loves to hear from her readers!
 
A Road to Nowhere by: Bink
Cummings
This hunger, these needs,
this desire–Part of me knows it’s bad, that I shouldn’t crave what I do. But
the other half doesn’t give a fuck…Join Gwen on her journey to self
discovery…. where pleasure is just the beginning.
Author Bink Cummings was born and raised part of a
biker family. Upon the incessant coercion from her sacred sisters, she has
begun her newest journey in life–writing. When she’s not shacked up in her
home writing at all hours of the night, Bink enjoys riding motorcycles, taking
care of her family, reading, and cooking huge meals–Especially her infamous
chocolate chip cookies.
 
Gun Totin’ Annie by: MariaLisa
deMora
Annie has to scramble for
answers when a club sister is brutally murdered while they were negotiating
with the local dominant MC. Domino is the handsome biker attached to that club
who seems determined to help her, but can she trust him with her grief and
fear?

 


 


Raised in the south, MariaLisa learned about the magic
of books at an early age. Every summer, with the help of a gracious librarian
who did not believe in age-restricted stacks, she would spend hours in the
local library, devouring books of every genre. Self-described as a
book-a-holic, she says “I always loved to read, then I discovered writing, and
I adored that, too. For reading … if nothing else is available, I’ve been known
to read the back of the cereal box.”
She still reads voraciously, and always has a few
books going in paperback, hardback, or on devices.
 
 
The Wild Hunt by: A.J. Downey
Nothing is what it seems.
Join The Queen of Air & Darkness on a modern take of the wild hunt of
faerie lore.
A.J. Downey is a born and raised Seattle, WA native,
and the author of the bestselling Sacred Hearts Motorcycle Club series. She
finds inspiration from her surroundings, through the people she meets and
likely as a byproduct of way too much caffeine. She has lived many places and
done many things, though mostly through her own imagination. An avid reader all
of her life, it’s now her turn to try and give back, entertaining as she has
been entertained.
You can find her:
If you want the easy button digest, as well as a bunch
of exclusive content you can’t get anywhere else, sign up for her mailing list
right here http://eepurl.com/blLsyb
Reinventing Holly by: Geri
Glenn
Holly’s monotonous life and
loveless marriage are slowly breaking her down. When her father dies, leaving
her a message of hope for her future, and more money than she knows what to do
with, Holly decides that it’s time to take her life back.
Geri Glenn is the best-selling author of Kings Of
Korruption MC Series.
Geri lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada. She is
a military wife, the mother of two gorgeous, but slightly crazy little girls,
and just recently was fortunate enough to quit her day job to stay home and do
what she loves most – write!




 


 


Sweet Surrender by: Sapphire
Knight
Snake’s a broken man.
Peppermint’s a strong woman. She’s just the right mix, to make his surrender
oh-so-sweet.
Sapphire’s a Texas girl who’s crazy about football.
She’s always had a love for writing, whether it’s poems or stories. She
originally studied psychology and believes that it’s added to her passion for
spinning tales.
Sapphire is the proud mom of two boys and has been
married for twelve years. When she’s not busy in her writing cave, she’s
playing with her three Doberman Pinschers. She loves to help animals and watch
a good action movie.
Connect with Sapphire:
Mail: P.O. Box 2937, Harker Heights, TX. 76548
 
Bad Boy by: Emma Lee
Angelfish has the best new
toy ever, but a possessive bitch has him wrapped around her psycho finger.
Pushing her hunky geek hard enough to let out his inner bad boy might break
him. Or it might make her fall hard.
Emma Lee is a native Californian wanderer currently
experiencing the wonder of rain in the Pacific Northwest. She loves to garden
even though she’s lousy at it, and often finds herself staring blankly while
her son discusses Minecraft. An avid reader and prolific writer all her life,
she’s recently turned to sharing the kinky, crazy stories in her head instead
of hiding them in the closet.
Taken by Vegas by: Liberty
Parker
Twenty years of longing for
your true love is a long time to wait. Wasp and Ashton reunited embark to
recreate their first wedding. Only this time around they add a little flare to
their romance. With help from their daughters, Ashton’s wedding day is special
and Wasp pulls out all the bells and whistles to make up for their lost time
together.

 

I have been an avid reader for most of my life. When I
was younger I use to sit and fill spiral notebooks full of stories for my
grandmother. As I got older I took the jobs needed for raising my boys as a
single mom until I met my now amazing husband. I have stopped working in the
last three years and started promoting authors, then I blogged and reviewed for
authors, which lead me down the path to writing and creating characters and
stories. I love creating behind the scenes with my writing getting to use my
imagination and write the story as it comes to me. My youngest is now a senior
in High School leaving me with some spare time on my hands to be filled. I am
loving the people I am meeting and the support system I have found.

 

You can find me at my home Facebook
or you can like my Author page or join my LadyOutlaws fan group.

 

 
Sign of the Gypsy Queen by:
Eric Plume
Kestrel Callahan is a
wandering gambler, a hard-bitten soul who’s always lived by the sword. Fate
deals her a wild card – a man who knows how to speak to her troubled heart, yet
has problems of his own in the form of a bitter ex who can’t let go.
Born and raised in the San Juan Islands, Eric Plume is
a lifelong resident of Washington State. He has worked in a variety of fields
ranging from construction to casino security. As the author of Margin Play, he
currently divides his time between his job as a timber framer and writing Amber
Eckart’s next adventure. He lives near Bellingham, Washington with his
girlfriend Jacquelyn in a house full of cats and computers. This is his first
foray into romance.
The Innocent Truth by: K.
Renee
I had a choice to make,
either I was going to lie down and let him win or I was going to fight back.
Nash took away everything in the blink of an eye and now he’s going to pay.
K. Renee started writing in 2015, but has loved
writing since she was young. She started writing because she couldn’t get the
stories out of her head, no matter what she did. She’s twenty-seven years old
and typically writes in her free time or on her lunch break. K. Renee works
full-time and tries to go to the gym every day. She reads constantly and has
hundreds of books she can’t wait to start.
Boy Blue by: Bibi Rizer 
Desi, a librarian with a
chequered past and a loving but sexless marriage, meets Jesse, a dreamy eyed
rent boy. With his irresistible charm, Jesse awakens the lost intimacy between
Desi and her husband.
Bibi Rizer (http://www.bibirizer.com)
is a mom, blogger, teacher and writer living in the Pacific Northwest. While
she’s been writing professionally for many years, romance and erotica are
relatively new pursuits.
Bibi likes writing about strong kinky women and brave
willing men living in realistic and imperfect worlds.
In her spare time Bibi sings Karaoke and hangs around on
film sets with child actors. Having the the firm belief that no one can be too
weird or too funny, she happily admits that most of her favorite people and
characters are both.
 
Wanting More by: Winter Travers
Ricki doesn’t want anything
to do with Brick.
The only problem is, Brick isn’t taking no for an answer.
Winter Travers is the best-selling author of the
Devil’s Knights Series and the Skid Row Kings Series. Hailing from the land of
cheese, Wisconsin, Winter is a wife, mother to one Karate kicking boy and in
between all of the madness, pursuing her dream of writing. Stay connected with
her!
 
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Book Review: Charity for Nothing: The Virtues Book III by A.J. Downey

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Charity for Nothing: The Virtues Book III by A.J. Downey

A Romance Novel published by Second Circle Press (06/13/16)

Summary:

Charity has been apart from her sisters Hope and Faith for some time, but now that she’s graduated with a nursing degree she joins them in Ft. Royal, Florida. As soon as Charity lays eyes on one of the Kraken, she can’t stay away. There’s something about Nothing that speaks to her, but is he too broken to be fixed by Charity?

Keywords:

Tall, Handsome, Nurse, Hurricane, Natural Disaster, Preparation, Helping, Cleanup, Sisters, Hopeless Cases, Romance, Motorcycle, Club, Loyalty, Family, POV Change, Sexual Content, Past Life, Moving On

My Review:

The plot in this book is a bit designed in the beginning, but the story takes over completely and the characters write their own story.

The love that the characters have and show for each other makes me want to be more romantic and loving in my own life. They are so in the moment and so awake in life to themselves, their surroundings, and their feelings that I want to be present in every moment too.

The phrase, larger than life, is so very true in this book and for the MC books by AJ Downey.

I love how Nothing doesn’t give up on the medical profession, that he scored highest on his re-certs, that he has it in his back pocket even if he’s not mentally ready to move on. Charity is as stubborn as they get and won’t take no for an answer, even when Nothing’s actions speak very loudly. In his head, Nothing isn’t as convinced that he can’t or won’t be with Charity. This is a whirlwind of ups and downs for Charity and Nothing. Will they end up together or will Nothing’s past keep him from moving forward?

This novel was published by Second Circle Press on June 13th, 2016 and is available on Amazon here.

TL;DR Star Rating: 4.00

Links for more information:

A.J. Downey’s Blog

Goodreads

Facebook

Book Review: Omega’s Run: Book II of the Moon Forged Trilogy by AJ Downey and Ryan Kells

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Omega’s Run: Book II of the Moon Forged Trilogy by AJ Downey and Ryan Kells

A Paranormal/Action/Romance Novel published by Second Circle Press (03/22/16)

Summary:

“If grace had a scent, it would smell like you, Ava.” (Kindle Locations 1836-1837).
Remus Reese was branded an Omega and thrown out of the largest Pacific Northwest pack. He is not completely lost, because he knows he wants to be a part of a pack again, but before he has a chance to convince another pack to take him in, a Hunter catches up to his trail. Ava, the Hunter with a chip on her shoulder, has a personal vendetta with Remus and will stop at nothing to bring him in, but when she finds out more about who she’s working for, will she ultimately change her mind about how much she despises Remus and the Moon Forged?

Keywords:

Wolf-Kind, Hunters, Murder, Harsh Laws, Violence, Fleeing, Fighting, Change, Healing, Pack, Omega, Anger, Determination, Revenge, Experiments

My Review:

The first chapter made me want to put this book down. There was violent sex between the main character of this book and some poor unwilling prostitute. How could I come to like our ‘hero’ if I despised him from the first chapter? I’m not sure what was going on with that first chapter, but it doesn’t fit with the rest of the book and the only way I could sympathize with Remus was to forget that he was the rapist from chapter one. The way Remus acts around Ava is also sometimes off-putting.

Besides the violence in the first chapter, I was hooked into Remus’s story and Ava’s involvement almost immediately. The plot was super cool and very well done, with elements from book one colliding together with a logic I didn’t see coming. The tension was held nicely throughout the story and there was no way I would put the book down after that first chapter.

This novel was published by Second Circle Press on March 22nd, 2016 and is available on Amazon here.

TL;DR Star Rating: 3.50

Links for more information:

A.J. Downey’s Blog

Goodreads

Facebook

Seattle Specific Saturdays: I Heart Books Event in Renton, WA Saturday, February 13: 3 PM – 10 PM

From the Facebook event page:

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We’re back! And this time we have even more fun and excitement than we did before. Join Jeffrey Cook, Lee French, A.J. Downey, Bibi Rizer and more for a book selling event that will not only make you look good for your sweetheart, but will help show the love to an organization that helps abused kids!

That’s right, this time I ♥ Books is doubling as the launch party for Biker Chicks! An anthology of hot MC romance where the women are in charge.

All proceeds from the sales of any of the Biker Chicks anthology goes directly in support of the Lake Washington Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse in support of their mission to help the littlest victims. B.A.C.A. is a non-profit organization that provides victim support and services to children who have been the victim of abuse be it in a domestic capacity or otherwise.

So join us, the day before Valentine’s Day to score your copy of Biker Chicks before anyone else, and to maybe, just mayyyybe, score some points with *your* other half. 😉

We can’t wait to see you there!

Book Review: Cutter’s Hope: The Virtues Book I by A.J. Downey

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Damaged & Dangerous: The Sacred Hearts MC Book VI by A.J. Downey

A Romance Novel published by Second Circle Press (01/05/16)

Summary:

“My specialty? Non-lethal tactics designed to disarm an armed assailant.” (Kindle Locations 60-61).

Hope is on the search for her sister, Faith, who vanished almost without a trace two years ago. With her military training and her current job occupation as a person who trains others to disarm an armed assailant in a non-lethal manner, along with her take no BS attitude, Hope has the best chance out of anyone of finding her sister. The trail leads Hope to Cutter’s MC’s den, a bar on the coast, but Cutter and his crew won’t crack. Cutter can’t just tell Hope what she wants because he has his MC to look after the information she needs could land them in a world of trouble. Cutter, however, can’t just drop Hope because she’s the only woman in a long time, ever since Lil’ Bit, who can keep up with him and give him a run for his money.

 

Keywords:

Romance, motorcycle, club, friendship, loyalty, family, POV change, sexual content, violence, past life, moving on, strength, brave

My Review:

Downey knows how to write romance. She knows how to build up the tension until the breaking point and then giving us the goods. There seemed to be a lot more romantic scenes, i.e. sex scenes than in the SHMC romance, but I could be mistaken.

The story Downey builds in Cutter’s Hope is similar to and very different from her Sacred Hearts MC series. There are bikers and tough guys in both. There’s a bad situation in both. There’s someone who needs help in both. Cutter’s Hope, however, contains the toughest female in the SHMC and the Kracken MC club and she is amazing to watch. She is tough and violent like the MC men and can hold her own (and does) while still displaying a wide range of emotions and admitting to needing help when she’s at the end of her tether. Cutter is a character who also comes into his own in this series. We were only given a glimpse of him in the SHMC books and now he gets his own book to make us swoon.

I wish there was more finesse in the grammar, the writing style and sentence flow is not as sophisticated as the plot and characters and story. I absolutely love the way AJ can pull me in and make me love the story and the characters, but I had to re-read multiple sentences to understand what she was trying to say at times.

This novel was published by Second Circle Press on January 5th, 2016 and is available on Amazon here.

TL;DR Star Rating: 4.50

Links for more information:

A.J. Downey’s Blog

Goodreads

Facebook

Book Review: Airs & Graces (Angel’s Grace) (Volume 1) by Jeffrey Cook and AJ Downey

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Airs & Graces (Angel’s Grace) (Volume 1) by Jeffrey Cook and AJ Downey

An Urban Fantasy Novel published through CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (07/19/15)

Summary:

“You cannot choose a destiny if you’re dead,”(Kindle Location 250).

She’s a down to earth, call me Addy not Adalaide, potty-mouth who works in an antiques shop in Seattle instead of going to law school like her mother wants. What is she doing in life before getting stuck in the middle of a battle between Angels and Demons and all that lies in between? Not much. Not as much as she will be doing when Tabbris, the Archangel protects her as she tries to unlock the Grace that the antiques shop owner Piorre stuck inside of her.

 

Keywords:

Fighting, Angels, Demons, Lucifer, Violence, Killing, Fleeing, Meditation, Visions, Traitor, Taking Sides, Training, Swords, Knives, Defense, Wings, Seattle, Smart Mouth, Politics

 

My Review:

Addy, at least at first, has a boring and very average personality. We don’t even know who she is before she’s whisked into this otherworld battle. How can we sympathize with her and her plight when we don’t even know who she is? Her background is only revealed in the latter half of the book.

Tabbris also seems quite average and not very extraordinary, aside from being an Archangel and having wings and such.

These two main characters seem secondary to the political-action plotline war and I feel like not much was gained with the POV changes from Tabbris to Addy.

This book contains large chunks of exposition and dialogue explaining what is going on and defining the world and the political background of the war. Most of the tension and buildup is the world-building and background information on the war going on with Earth and Addy in the middle.

This novel was published through CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on July 19th, 2015 and is available on Amazon here.

TL;DR Star Rating: 3.25

Links for more information:

A.J. Downey’s Blog

Jeffrey Cook on FreeValley Publishing

Goodreads

AJ Downey’s Facebook

Jeffrey Cook’s Facebook

Seattle Specific Saturdays: AFK Renton Multi-Author Event Must Read! Today!

I love finding new local authors and Jeffrey Cook has set up another great AFK event you simply must check out! For more information, see the flyer below or visit the event’s facebook page here.

 

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Book Review: I Am the Alpha by AJ Downey and Ryan Kells

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I Am the Alpha by AJ Downey and Ryan Kells

A Paranormal/Action/Romance Novel published by Second Circle Press (08/04/15)

Summary:

Chloe never knew that her father, a stern accountant who is continuously disappointed in his daughter and her life choices, is none other than the Hangman, the deadliest Wolf-Kind hunter of his generation. Chloe just wants to make her own choices in life, but all control is taken from her when William kidnaps her. She puts up a fight at every turn, but eventually finds out why she was chosen. When she learns that her father killed William’s father and Alpha of the Pack, her feelings towards William as a kidnapper soften. When he is gentle and cares for her well-being, Chloe begins to see things from his perspective and to see him for the strong protector type he really is.

Keywords:

Wolf-Kind, Kidnapped, Hunters, Alphas, Twins, Murder, Harsh Laws, Violence, Fleeing, Fighting, Change, Seattle, Healing, Pack, Bitten, Mate, Stubborn

 

My Review:

I couldn’t put this book down. AJ Downey’s books are so tense and exciting that it is hard to stop reading them. I’m eagerly awaiting the second and third books in this series.

There were parts, granted, that delved into the annoying tropes of paranormal/romance books, but I almost didn’t care because I was so enthralled with what was going on and how the characters were interacting. I wanted to know what was going to happen next.

AJ Downey and Ryan Kells delve upon the surface of something fascinating: discrimination and pure hatred of wolf-kind/hybrid. This is a concept that makes the easy-read paranormal/romance into a deeper book.

“As reviled as he was, I was my father’s daughter in some of the more important ways. The ones that really counted. Having a backbone was one of those ways. I was also my mother’s daughter. Even though she’d died when I was young, she’d taught me understanding. To look beyond the surface. Past the color of people’s skin, past their clothes or where they lived or how they were raised.” (Kindle locations 3777-3781).

Downey and Kells also go just deep enough into Pack politics and the biological particulars to build a world that I’m interested in. I’m not usually interested in paranormal, though Downey has shown me the better side of romance novels, but I Am the Alpha has more going on than most novels.

Chloe has the right amount of stubbornness and she continuously, at first, fights back even against an insurmountable foe as William. She has spit and fire within her and doesn’t give up until she has completely exhausted all possibilities for escape. Toward the end of the novel, though, she gets even stronger and more stubborn in her convictions. William is a good balance between gentle, sympathetic man to jerk captor wolf-kind. He is the character I most liked.

This novel was published by Second Circle Press on August 4th, 2015 and is available on Amazon here.

TL;DR Star Rating: 4.75

Links for more information:

A.J. Downey’s Blog

Goodreads

Facebook

Book Review: Damaged & Dangerous: The Sacred Hearts MC Book VI by AJ Downey

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Damaged & Dangerous: The Sacred Hearts MC Book VI by AJ Downey

A Romance Novel published by Second Circle Press (09/27/15)

Summary:

“If some things are worth the risk… is this one of them?” (Kindle Location 1402).

Their relationship is dangerous. Red-Thirteen is a spy amidst the Suicide Kings MC, trying to scope out their plans before they can damage the Sacred Hearts MC an further. Coon was just one of the club girls, but the SKMC was no gentleman’s club, and it broke Thirteen’s heart and almost made him blow his cover when he sees how Pig-Pen and the whole club abuses and disrespects Coon. Thirteen won’t let down his brothers at the SHMC, but he won’t stand idly by and watch Coon continue to take abuse. At the first opportunity, Thirteen places trust in her hands, showing her how good a man really can be, but can she really trust him?

Keywords:

Romance, motorcycle, club, friendship, loyalty, family, POV change, best friends, bad days, sexual content, darker sides, violence, graphic violence, past life, moving on, strength, brave, jewelry

My Review:

This felt like the end of the series and yet almost none of the Old Ladies from any of the previous books were present. It was an entirely different story, yet a starkly familiar story, from the other books. There was a woman, she needed help. There was a man, he swoops in to save her from her situation. But the context of the other SHMC ladies was absent until the very end.

This book was also different in that it was deep into enemy territory, showing plainly the bad stuff happening at the Suicide Kings lair and at the heart of it is Dani (Coon). She has the most gut-wrenching story of all the ladies. Her abuse is terrible and even though Downey doesn’t go into too much detail, there is quite enough to make you cringe and to side with Dani, even if it means killing off all the members of the Suicide Kings. As long as it starts with Pig-Pen, the worst of the worst.

This book had so much action and so much tension, you’re definitely going to be holding your breath until the end. This entire book was like the climax of the series.

This novel was published by Second Circle Press on September 27th, 2015 and is available on Amazon here.

TL;DR Star Rating: 5.00

Links for more information:

A.J. Downey’s Blog

Goodreads

Facebook

Author Tuesdays: My Favorite Indie Authors 8 – AJ Downey

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I met AJ Downey at the Destination Staycation event at the AFK in Renton, WA. Her taglines and down to earth witty manner pulled me in. Her covers got my attention. When I picked up the first book in the Scacred Hearts MC Series I was hooked on AJ Downey.

 

I really like how Downey’s covers in her Scared Hearts MC Series are unique to the romance genre, they aren’t just bare chested men. Just like her stories aren’t just sex and romance, but also involve a larger story and the bigger picture of the Sacred Hearts MC.

 

I love AJ Downey’s writing style and how she describes the world in the Sacred Hearts MC. All her characters come alive and every book is interconnected with the others through the overarching story-line and the characters’ involvement in each other’s lives. I would like to mention how fantastic Downey’s character names are, very unique and purposeful.

Downey also has a knack with descriptions. I like how she describes everything: people especially. Shattered and Scarred, for example, was more sophisticated than the average book. The way Downey looks at a scene and describes it is fascinating.

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