Book two in the Warriors of the Rift series takes place not long after book one. I had a hard time putting down Secret of the Wolf, the writing is more detailed and we see more depth of the lead character Tori. I really enjoyed the fact that Ms. Garner wrote a little more about the rift, and the understanding of it more.
Ms. Garner does a different take on Vampires, Demons, Werewolves and other mystical creatures. They are actually beings from a different dimension. The chemistry between the two main characters Tori and Dante is fun to watch evolve, and I have a crush on Dante myself.
The books in the series follow different characters, which I like, so if you would like to read book one for background you can, or Secret of the Wolf can be read as a standalone. If you are looking for an edge of your seat urban fantasy series, look no further, Cynthia Garner delivers!
Enforcement officer, Victoria “Tori” Joseph, works for the Council of Preternaturals. She is in a world where every 73 years a rift between the supernatural world and earth opens and creatures cross over to take a human host. Tori has been on earth for over 130 years, looking for her brother. When werewolf attacks are happening against humans, it is up to Tori and human detective Dante MacMillan to solve the crimes. But quickly Tori has her suspicions, but is unwilling to share. Dante is having a hard time trusting his partner, even though the feelings he has for Tori are growing. The two must come together and learn to trust one another, or they both could end up dead.
Warriors of the Rift Series: Prequel- Into the Rift (Sirina) / Book One-Kiss of the Vampire (Nix and Tobias) / Book Two- Secret of the Wolf (Tori and Dante) / Book Three- Heart of the Demon (Keira and Finn) Coming February 2013
Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world-or send it spiraling into chaos.
As a werewolf liaison to the Council of Preternaturals, Tori Joseph is used to straddling the world between humans and immortals. She plays by the rules and always delivers justice, no matter the cost. But after a string of increasingly brutal attacks results in humans turning into werewolves, Tori doesn't reveal her horrifying suspicion: Someone very close to her might be responsible.
Investigating the paranormal violence, no-nonsense detective Dante MacMillan believes Tori is hiding something. His search for the truth draws him into greater danger as he gets closer to the dark realm of the immortals-and to the sexy werewolf who stirs his primal lust. Now with evil closing in around them, Dante must convince Tori to trust him . . . before her deadly secret destroys them both.