I have never heard of this author before but when I saw that she was recommended by two of my favorite authors Suzanne Brockmann and J.R. Ward. I had to check it out. Thank god I did.
Mayan lore states that at the end of the prophecy, demons will come to earth and an apocalypse will result. It is the up to the Night Keepers, a group of priests and warriors with special powers, to send it back to the underworld.
Striking Jaguar, the son and heir of the last king, thought that he was the only one left after the annihilation of his people 24 years earlier. So when he finds that there are more of his people he calls them home to train and enhance their powers for the upcoming battle.
Leah is a cop with a purpose - to find the "cult leader" that murdered her brother. So when she receives information from her snitch, she seizes the opportunity to capture him. Imagine her stunned surprise when she wakes up tied to a stone altar about to become a sacrifice for the Mayan Demon.
Enter Strike, her rescuer and the man that she has been dreaming of for weeks.
Strike and Leah are not prepared for the bond that ensues. And Strike is already fighting his own inner battle. He is not sure about becoming King.
In a time where we are being bombarded with paranormal books this was a refreshing change with the action, romance and blending Mayan lore. The sexual chemistry generated with the main characters is amazing. But that does not make me remember this most. It is the way that Strike fights the Prophecy and inner battles to find an answer to save his people and keep his love. The flavor of this book is outstanding and once you taste it you will never forget it.
Kudos to Ms Andersen for creating a unique series that will intrigue, mystify and fascinate you. I cannot wait for the next installment Dawn Keepers in January of 2009.
The exciting debut of a new paranormal romance series As a Miami narcotics detective, Leah Daniels never knows how her day will turn out. But she certainly never expected to be strapped to a stone altar, the human sacrifice in an ancient Mayan ritual meant to coax up a demon from the underworld. Or that she'd be saved by a handsome warrior-priest king who claims to recognize her from his visions... Jaguar Strike wishes he hadn't made the mistake of reuniting his fellow warrior priests, or broken the law by saving their chosen human sacrifice. Now, he has no choice but to join forces with Leah and invoke dangerous magic in a death-defying race against the end of time.