April 7, 2010

Review: Carson's Night by Teal Ceagh









carsonsnight_msr Description:

It’s August 1977 in New York City and the weird sculptor Moss Alex Meinhardt lies dead at the foot of an ugly gargoyle he’s half-completed. Natalia Grey’s demon hunter father is also dead, and his new partner, the astonishingly sexy Carson Connors, can’t remember how it happened.

Carson isn’t sure what role he has played in Natalia’s father’s death, but after one look at Natalia, he does know that guilty or not, he’s doomed.

Natalia must take up her father’s sword and her heritage as a demon hunter and figure out what happened this night, for the gargoyles Meinhardt carved have life they should not have without the help of dark forces she and Carson must defeat—once the gargoyles have risen, of course. But the night is hours away yet…

I received this book as a review copy from the author and was really curious about what Teal has come up with.
First thing I noticed was that this book is really short. My ARC copy has only around 60 pages and I was not sure how much I would like that. You know, I really love a good backstory and all the build up in a relationship: like developing trust and the morphing from simple attraction to love. I was not completely disappointed in that area but I won't say that it was perfect either. I think a few more pages would have made this book so much more.

But let me start at the beginning.

Tally is a demon hunter and the first thing we learn about her is that her dad has been murdered. It's a rather harsh start for a book but I won't tell you too much about it. As I mentioned it's a short book and I always feel like I'm already giving away too much. Tally is a strong woman but she is not afraid to show her emotions. I found that rather astonishing for a demon hunter. I'm not sure if it's such a good trait for someone who's life depends on being strong and hard to read.

On the other hand we have the mysterious Carson who's her dads Partner and was found by his corpse. Tally is suspicious about him at the start but her immediate attraction to him pushes her reservations into the background. I found that rather odd. I'm not sure if I could muster any attraction for the guy I'm accusing of being responsible for my dad's death. He could look like Hugh Jackman all he wants and I wouldn't care.
One leads to the next and we get some muy calliente scenes. This part was really hot and I have to say I forgot all the above mentioned problems at that point. *wink*



The story around the murder is nicely woven and the solution at the end was okay. I found one thing a bit odd on the way but I can't tell you what without spoiling the book.
All in all Carson's Night is an entertaining Paranormal Romance with a gripping plot and a hot relationship.

To learn more about Tracy(that's Teal's real name) and her books please visit her website here.

And Tracy will be her on Friday with a guestpost and a giveaway. So be sure to come back on Friday.
Buy the ebook from Ellora's Cave


Blodeuedd April 7, 2010 at 9:36 PM  

It must be smokin' if you can forgot those problems ;)

SusiSunshine April 8, 2010 at 9:10 AM  

@Blodeuedd Yep but as you can see I remembered it afterwards!

Minx April 9, 2010 at 9:01 AM  

so yesterday was ARC day! LOL Good review, sounds like a good book for a quicky read, I like short stories for that- hence my love of anthologies.

But yes in a novel I like the back stories... I started PoaDP

SusiSunshine April 9, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

@Minx I still have discover my love for the short ones. *wink*

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