Dark Geist

Dark Geist is the first book I’ve read  by Amanda Steiger and it won’t be the last. Dark Geist is an extremely well written, fast-paced, nail-biting, addictive romance that immediately caught my attention from the first page until the last word. There were many twists and turns to the storyline and an array of surprises that kept me on the edge of my seat, but what I loved the most about this book was that at the love that developed between Smoky and Felix is truly the heart of the story. Both men are very noble and memorable characters and I adored watching all of the events in their lives develop throughout the novel.

It’s hard to write a summary to this story because I honestly don’t want to give anything away. Felix is truly tortured by his ‘gift’ as telepath. He’s often misunderstood, been misdiagnosed as having a mental illness and determined to help government officials find a serial killer that preys on children. He is able to get into the mind of the victims of the serial killer, and in many ways this is killing him too. When Felix meets the mysterious Smoky by ‘chance’ there is something about the man that makes Felix feel safer. Soon, both Smoky and Felix are on the shirt tails of the child killer, but both of them are in grave danger. Things are not what they seem and as the men’s relationship moves from friendship to love, they must battle the fight of their lives to be together.

I loved this book. Be prepared to become enthralled with the storyline early on because once you get involved with it, you won’t be able to put it down. Dark Geist ended with a strong Happy Ever After and I couldn’t have been more delighted how everything turned out. I want to thank Ms. Steiger for giving me many hours of enjoyment and I’m looking forward to reading more from her. Dark Geist has earned a spot on my keeper shelf where I know I’ll enjoy it for many years to come.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find a blog or webpage on Ms. Steiger, but I did find out by doing a little research that it looks like she also writes other genres as well. I’m looking forward to checking them out.

Book Blurb for Dark Geist

After centuries of walking among humans undetected, the Children—immortal descendents of gods and goddesses—are disappearing. Smoky Striggs wants to get to the bottom of this mystery, but even with the brains he inherited from his ancestor, Athena, he can’t turn up any clues.

Then he overhears a psychic distress call from Felix, a gentle-natured young telepath who uses his powers to locate serial killers for the government. For months, Felix has been tracking a killer named Violet Haze. As Smoky learns more, he begins to suspect that Haze is connected to the Children’s disappearances. The only way to find answers is to capture her, and for that, he’ll need Felix’s help.

Soon Smoky is falling for his new friend, who reminds him of his dead lover from another century. Same red hair, same gorgeous blue eyes, same burning desire to help those in need, no matter the cost to himself. But Smoky’s sworn off mortals. They just don’t live long enough, and when they die, the heartbreak is too much.

Contains: graphic violence and bloodshed

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2010 5.00