Hey everyone, we are lucky today. I have two posts with both equally good books. First, I am reviewing Regina Morris’ newest book, United Service. United Service is the second book in her Colony series. It’s a great paranormal book and wonderful addition in this series. It is definitely a book you don’t want to put down. Check out the rest of my review after the book blurb.
Vampires exist among us. They can be our neighbor, best friend, our child’s teacher … They alter their aged appearance based upon the amount of blood they consume. They move to a new area, drink a lot of blood, and appear young. Slowly they limit their intake of blood and age, right in front of our unsuspecting eyes. After decades, they fake their death, move, and do it over and over again. Most live quiet lives in an effort to blend in. Some however want power and control. The Colony is an elite group of vampires sworn to protect the President of the United States from these rogue vampires. Sterling, a half-breed vampire who works with a covert team of vampires to protect the President of the United States, is the weakest link in the chain for his team, and he knows it. His unique ability to glean information from inanimate objects has Sterling spending much of his lonely life down in the evidence room at FBI headquarters. His current case involves the kidnapping of vampire children by a religious cult trying to save them. Sterling snatches the opportunity to do some field work by teaming up with a purebred vampire, Kate, who is the nanny of one of the missing children. Sterling’s world is turned upside down by Kate. She is everything Sterling could hope for in a mate, and he wonders if she’d ever consider loving a half-breed. Kate is beautiful, intelligent, charming and sophisticated – but has led a sheltered life and is considered handicapped by vampire standards. Will she be willing to trust Sterling with her dark personal secret? Could she be able to open her heart to a bad-boy who’s never known true love before? Together, can they save the children and find true love?
Sterling is a half-breed vampire. He is half human and half vampire. He is a covert operative that works for the government. He is on a team led by his father. His ability to read the history of an object just by touching it is useful but painful. After using his ability he has severe migraines that only a woman’s given touch can cure. A new case comes a long for Sterling. Vampire children are being abducted. He must get down to the bottom of this before anymore children get taken. But, in getting to the children the nanny of one of the missing children distracts him with a wanton that he has never felt. Though as he works with Kate, the nanny, he learns that she is hiding more than one secret herself. While the clock ticks by for the children, Sterling and Kate become closer. But, once this case is over will they have a chance or will the barriers of those around them force them to part ways?
I loved Sterling from Eternal Service and was ecstatic to find that he was the center of the second book. I love his character and I am so glad we got to hear his story. Kate as his match is perfect. Though Sterling finds happiness with Kate, his relationship with his father is a huge plot point. I thought that through Sterling’s eyes Raymond was much harsher than I remembered. I was glad how their relationship turned out. It was a nice resolution for the two characters. This book was just as action packed and fast-moving as Eternal Service. The sex scenes are pretty hot too, but you would expect that with Sterling’s book. Overall, it was a great follow-up in a wonderful paranormal romance series. If you haven’t read Eternal Service you need to pick it up then you’ll be clamoring for United Service right after.