Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix

I found this book on Dirty Sexy Books. Rebecca has some great Top 10 lists (seriously, if you haven't checked out her site - it's smart and witty, go now! Well, after you finish this post, I guess.) and a lot of my favorites are on her lists, so I decided to give this one a go. (I'll just ignore that Red and Scarlet are on one of her lists!)

Anyhoo, I bought A Rush of Wings at B&N, and had the 2nd book, In the Blood, in my hands but put it back because I was nervous I wouldn't like it. *hits head - stupid, stupid, stupid!* Ok, better now...

A Rush of Wings is set in New Orleans (you know how much I love books set here!). F.B.I. Special Agent Heather Wallace has tracked a serial killer to New Orleans. During the course of her investigation she meets Dante Prejean, a bar owner and singer. He's a suspect but Heather doesn't believe he's the killer, she thinks he's the target. Dante is famous for being a vampire, but Heather doesn't believe in vampires. Dante gets migraines - he can't be a vampire!

Dante is a very tortured hero, literally. He can't remember his past,but he knows it's not good. He's got a close group of friends who protect him; some of whom have secrets - big secrets. He's got a rap sheet a mile long and has weird hallucinations. Heather is pretty cut and dry - she's there to catch a killer and protect the innocent, no matter what. But she is drawn to Dante and she's not sure why. She goes from suspecting him to trying to protect him.

This book has it all - crooked cops, brooding vampires, fallen angels, psychopathic scientists, and some vampire sexytime. The story was complex - Ms. Phoenix takes us down some twisty turns to get to the end. In a few spots I found myself wishing it would pick up a bit, but overall a good read.
I wanted to start book 2, but alas, I didn't have it yet. (edit - I just got it in Monday - yay!!!!)


  1. Sounds good, and I sure can get you liking the setting. I would love a book set where I live..though it would be rather dull

  2. Oh honey, you know all you have to tell me is that it is set in New Orleans. I am such a sucker for anything set in Louisiana! **proud of our little state, lol**
    I will be adding this one to the mountain of TBB list! I am trying to promise myseld that I will not buy any more books until Christmas... but that is not working out right now... Wonder why - you evil woman!! LOL!! Have a great day Patti!!

  3. I've had this on my shelf for weeks. I bought it at the book store on a whim. I think it's time to dust it off and give it a read!! :)

  4. I quite liked this book, but (IMO) book #2 is horrible!
    Phoenix throws in about 10 different character perspectives and there isn't nearly enough Heather/Dante sexiness. Just my 2 cents.
    I hope the 3rd book is better.

  5. Oooo! This one sounds good. Will be adding to my list.

    Thanks for the great review and recommendation, Patti!

    ;) VFG

  6. That sounds great! I love the brooding vampires!
    Thanks for the review!

  7. Oh! I have this one on the TBR shelves. I'd seen this one on Rebecca's list also. I really like her commentary. Very witty.

    Did you know they are turning this book into a movie? Yep! They are. Need to make sure I get this read before it comes out.