Title: Wicked Wind (Solsti Prophecy, Book One)
Author: Sharon Kay
Release Date: July 23, 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
eBook, 297 pages
SHE GREW UP THINKING SHE WAS HUMAN
Born with the ability to command the wind, Nicole Bonham spends her life hiding her gift. Deciding to take control of her power, she dispenses her own brand of vigilante justice in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods. Stealth and surprise are always on her side.
UNTIL A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH A WARRIOR DEMON
Lash demon Gunnar prowls Earth and several supernatural realms to help maintain peace among the immortal species. His chance encounter with Nicole creates a hurricane of sparks between them, and he can’t let her out of his sight until he discovers her true identity. In his two hundred years, he has never seen a creature like her.
PLUNGES THEM BOTH INTO A FIGHT FOR HER LIFE
Nicole and Gunnar race to discover who - or what - is stabbing the city's most destitute residents and stealing their blood. The fire that forged their bond explodes into white-hot passion, weaving their souls together on an unexpected level. Haunted by the past, Gunnar's fiercely protective instincts battle with her need to defeat the creatures she was born to fight. As they track the mastermind behind the attacks, will Nicole’s unique talent unwittingly send her straight into his lair?
Title: Wicked Waves (Solsti Prophecy, Book Two)
Author: Sharon Kay
Release Date: January 21, 2014
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
eBook, 355 pages
Making daggers out of raindrops is only the tip of the iceberg for Brooke Bonham. As one of four women who can control the elements, her ability to manipulate water packs a deluge of potential. Eager to learn more, she’s frustrated at the precautions she must take to avoid the wrong kind of attention on Earth.
Kai's duties as a Lash demon have kept him busy on Earth for nearly two hundred years. Fighting? He was born to do it. Females? They're drawn to him. And Earth? The perfect place for him to avoid supernatural bounty hunters.
Though the two of them mix like oil and water, Kai senses that beneath Brooke’s frosty exterior hides a vortex of simmering passion. He’s determined to thaw his ice princess.
Forced to work together in the immortal realm, they track a rogue Lash demon at the helm of a widespread kidnapping operation. All too soon, Kai’s dark past catches up to them. Time runs out as a second enemy, bent on revenge, vows to stop at nothing short of Brooke’s enslavement and Kai’s death. As they and their foes stalk each other in a demonic game of cat-and-mouse, will her evolving skills and their fledgling bond be enough to save them?
Sharon Kay was bitten early by the writing bug. At age twelve she wrote a short story, about a magic ring,that won a statewide Young Authors contest. With her nose always in a book, she read the most novels for her age group in her local library’s summer reading program.
In her teens, writing took a back seat to fashion, as she was determined to find clothes different from what everyone else bought at the mall. And what she couldn’t find, she created. She learned to sew, worked in a fabric store after school, and spent her spare time with a needle in hand. Her black and orange prom dress is still one of her favorite creations.
Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and didn’t expect to write again. But Wicked Wind and the Solsti series formed in her head one weekend and refused to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.
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Wicked Waves is the second book for author, Sharon Kay and her paranormal series--The Solsti Prophecy. Although I had not read the first book of the series (Wicked Wind), I did not feel lost. But I do plan to go back and read Gunner and Nicole's story at a later date. I enjoyed Kay's world of demons and other paranormal creatures as well as her cast of characters.
Wicked Waves is the story of Brooke--Nicole's sister--and the sexy Lash Demon, Kai.
Brooke is new to her powers and the paranormal world. Her and her two sisters have found out that they are Solsti--and an age-old prophecy states that four females linked by blood would defeat an approaching evil enemy.
Each sister has a power associated with an element--and Brooke's elemental power is water. She and Nicole are training to learn how to control their power as well as handle the many weapons used to destroy the different types of demons.
Kai is a Lash Demon who is the only slave to have escaped from under Drant's heinous rule in the realm of Torth. After killing Drant and escaping, Kai hooked up with Arawn -- the Lash demon leader -- to work as a warrior to maintain balance between the paranormal speices.
Now over two hundred years later...in Chicago, USA.
Kai cannot explain his obsessive need to watch over Brooke, but yet he is still drawn to her. Yes, he must protect her--it is his job--but there is something more that he feels for her. He just cannot understand it.
Brooke is completely frustrated by the tall, brooding Lash demon, Kai. He is abrupt with her, often sarcastic, and tries to avoid her at all cost. But there is no denying that the Lash demon is sexy as hell. And despite his stay-away-from-me vibes, she feels an overwhelming attraction to him.
Sizzling from the get-go, these two individuals try to fight the growing attraction between them. And when Kai and Brooke take off for Torth to find a rare plant that can paralyze the Neshi demons that are terrorizing Chicago, the two are taken as prisoners by one of Drant's son.
Although the pacing at the beginning is a bit slow, the action picks up as Kai and Brooke struggle to remain alive while in Troth. It is here where Brooke and Kai work on breaking down the walls between them and finally get to know one another--when they are at their most vulnerable. It is also the turning point for Brooke as she finally sees and understands the magnitude of her affinity with her element, water.
There is definitely a LOT going on in this series. There is a secondary story between Ramiero and Ashina which didn't make much sense at first. But it's explained that Ashina is the daughter of Cale-a Lash demon who is working on the side of evil.
Ashina and Ramiero fell in love years ago. The two lovers were separated and Ashina was sent away by her father.
Now, twenty-two years later, Ramiero has found the woman he loves...only to discover that Ashina had a daughter--HIS daughter. And it was this daughter who was part of the prophecy to bring light and balance between the realms, but she died in a tragic car accident. How is she connected to the other three sisters?
And then there is the last sister, Virginia (Gin). She sees her gift as a curse and refuses to be a part of Nicole and Brooke's training. Will she join her other sisters and finally accept her affinity with the element fire?
Lots of action, lots of sexual chemistry, and lots of twists and turns to keep the avid paranormal reader well entertained.
Kai shot to his feet and was at Brooke’s bedroom door in a heartbeat, though he knew they were alone in the condo. Gazing in at the twisted sheets, he guessed she was having another dream.
“No!” she yelled in her sleep. Not a dream, but a nightmare. He moved to the side of her bed and caught her hand as she flung it in a wild, uncoordinated motion.
“Shh, Brooke,” he said gently. At least, he hoped his voice was gentle. He could pleasure a woman until she forgot her own name, but comforting one was unfamiliar territory. He held her hand, watching the rapid pulse in her neck and her erratic breathing. “Shh,” he said again, tracing small circles on her wrist.
She let out a loud breath and tugged on his hand.
“It’s just a dream,” he said, patting her head awkwardly. As he leaned forward, she pulled hard on his hand again, tucking it next to hers against her stomach, and she rolled to her side.
He didn’t want to loom over her bed all night, but he didn’t have the heart to remove his hand. So he did the only thing he could think of, and eased onto the bed next to her. He propped himself on one elbow, his other hand entwined with hers. She sighed and snuggled her sweetly rounded bottom against him.
He stifled a groan at the contact. Her curvy, sexy ass was the first part of her he had noticed. Not that he could help it, since she turned away from him at the exact moment he walked into the room. One time he overheard her complain to her sister that it was “too big.” That little comment gave him a monster hard-on, imagining what it would feel like to bend her over and drive into her from behind.
And now, with her soft body pressed near him, the weight of her breasts against his arm, her lilac scent wrapped around him like a drug. His cock throbbed with need, and he frowned down at her. Cuddling wasn’t what he had in mind when he imagined getting her into bed.
He studied the porcelain skin of her face, his acute night vision registering the fading flush on her cheeks. Her heart slowed and her breathing grew even, and she let out a contented, “Mmm.”
If her dream was over, maybe he could slip away soon. Ah, hell. Her sweet smell and soft curves beckoned to him. He didn’t want to leave her side. He rested his head on his arm and breathed in the fragrance of her hair, deciding to settle in for a while.