This series is not your typical romance and you probably will not find it in the romance section. You will find Ms. Arthur's books in the same section as Laurel K. Hamilton. Ms. Arthur's books are Horror, Suspense, and romance all wrapped into one fast paced read. The characters are not monogamous and have several partners. The Riley Jenson Series is not your linear man meets woman and they marry. Each book is a continuation of Riley's life, and she has a very hard life! This series needs to be read in order.
Riley is half-wolf and half-vampire. A very rare combination. -Riley has more wolf traits than vampire and her twin brother Rhoan has more vampire traits. Both brother and sister work for the Directorate of Other Races. The Directorate is like a paranormal CIA. Rhoan is a Guardian, while Riley is a desk worker. The Directorate has plans for Riley; they want her to be a guardian and wants to stay a desk worker. But things are changing
This book is part of a series and if you like the first book you will be running to the store for the rest. The sixth book will be in stores in July 2007. The whole series is being published very close together. We are seeing about 1 book per month with a 3 month laps between book 4 and 5. Ms. Arthur's publisher, Dell publishing, has been extremely nice by not making us wait year's in-between books.
This first book was extremely good, fast paced, and I rate it at a 4.5. Full Moon Rising left me wanting a lot more and I was excited to know that the series was being published very quickly. I hate to wait years for book continuations. Riley is a very strong woman and never gives up. She a very cool woman/wolf/vamp
In this exciting debut, author Keri Arthur explodes onto the supernatural scene with a sexy, sensuous tale of intrigue and suspense set in a world where legends walk and the shady paths of the underworld are far more sinister than anyone envisioned.
A rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, Riley Jenson and her twin brother, Rhoan, work for Melbourne's Directorate of Other Races, an organization created to police the supernatural races-and protect humans from their depredations. While Rhoan is an exalted guardian, a.k.a. assassin, Riley is merely an office worker-until her brother goes missing on one of his missions. The timing couldn't be worse. More werewolf than vampire, Riley is vulnerable to the moon heat, the weeklong period before the full moon, when her need to mate becomes all-consuming....
Luckily Riley has two willing partners to satisfy her every need. But she will have to control her urges if she's going to find her brother....Easier said than done as the city pulses with frenzied desire, and Riley is confronted with a very powerful-and delectably naked-vamp who raises her temperature like never before.
In matters carnal, Riley has met her match. But in matters criminal, she must follow her instincts not only to find her brother but to stop an unholy harvest. For someone is doing some shifty cloning in an attempt to produce the ultimate warrior-by tapping into the genome of nonhumans like Rhoan. Now Riley knows just how dangerous the world is for her kind-and just how much it needs her.
From the Hardcover edition.