Tuesday, November 17, 2015

review || WILDE CARD { blog tour } by Jenn Stark

Elewyn Publishing | November 17, 2015 | Fantasy
Immortal Vegas, book 2


All that glitters may not be gold.

When an antique gold show comes to Vegas, Tarot reading artifact-hunter Sara Wilde's job is simple: to locate and liberate a set of relics rumored to give their bearers access to an ancient, incredible power. Yet within the Connected community, whispers of a war against magic draw every psychic, mystic, warlock, and witch to Sin City. The most powerful Connected covet the infamous relics, but no one wants them more than Sara's client--the insufferably arrogant, criminally sensual, and endlessly evasive Magician.

And what the Magician wants...

Sara's heist takes a turn for the trickier as the smoky-eyed specter from her past, Detective Brody Rooks, is assigned to investigate a break-in at the gold show, forcing her to confront the one man in Vegas she can't bluff. Even worse, just as she finally gets her hands on the goods, the game twists anew. The resulting chase leads her across the world to an ancient Egyptian temple filled with secrets, deception... and hints about her own abilities that could change everything. Desperate for answers, Sara is forced to turn to the one person she knows will manipulate, obfuscate and beguile to get whatever he craves. Only now, it seems, the Magician wants her.

Sometimes, when the deck is stacked against you... you've got to play the Wilde Card.

{ about jenn stark } .

Jenn StarkJenn Stark is a Golden Heart award-winning author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She lives and writes in Ohio. . . and she writes a LOT. :) In addition to her work in paranormal, she is also author Jennifer McGowan, whose Maids of Honor series of Young Adult Elizabethan spy romances are published by Simon & Schuster, and author Jennifer Chance, whose Rule Breakers series of New Adult contemporary romances are published by Random House/LoveSwept.

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Before I get into the book, I have something to get off my chest...

This cover is very "Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen" to me. Just sayin'.

Ok, now on to the book. This is book two in a continual series, therefore I think it is important that a reader read the previous book before continuing this journey with Sara Wilde. Also, this is the type of book that a reader needs to be invested in and allow themselves to be drawn completely in with.

As with the previous book, Sara works off of tarot, and we get a lot of tarot references -- including a quick read at the beginning of the book. I am truly loving Sara's ability to work a case off of her tarot cards, and the arc that is growing with The Magician definitely kept me interested in reading more.

This addition to Sara Wilde's story was a bit more fun than the earlier. Having read GETTING WILDE (a second time...), I was able to fall into the story a little bit more and truly enjoy the writing style and adventure.

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