Darlin Storm: Tequila 10 (book review)
Tequila 10 is a new series that’s full of paranormal entities. Werewolves, vhampieres, dragons, and a sorcerer are the supernatural realm enforcers. The special operatives work with the government, using their special abilities but also have their own agenda. Special operative monitor the supernatural community, even as they are swept into a whirlwind of love, truths, and untold passions. The supernatural realms are threatened and endangered. Time is running out! The enforcers are desperate to stop the menace.
This book tour has been organized by N K Author Services. I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
The Crowned Wolff Dynasty
The road to a sustainable united future for the Wolff Dynasty lies in the union of the two chosen. The chosen will possess a birthmark in a deep purple color in the shape of a crown.
The Rhodium medallion was engraved by the Lupus Deity. The medallion is enclosed in a glass case at the Crowned Wolff Dynasty altar. Next to the encased medallion are the Crowned Wolff Crowns.
The oval medallion is made of Rhodium bedecked with beautiful filigree made of pure gold with silver. This isn't simply a matter of mating. No, it’s a lot more powerful than that. It’s a matter of also bonding, therefore merging our souls and our blood.
About Darlin Storm, Tequila 10:
The notorious half century old prophesy hasn't been fulfilled. Storm is waiting for her Chosen to show up to bond her soul and heart.
Phantom is oblivious of his true nature or his destiny. He lives life staying in the dark, silently observing the world turn. He feels that he’s never truly fit or felt at home anywhere. He feels his life is a phantom of what life should be.
Storm and Phantom are on a mission to gather intel. They’re destined to cross paths and are immediately thrown into a tornado of love, truths, and passions. Are they destined to merge as one?
I really liked the story idea. Storm knowing the prophesy and waiting to play her part in it. Phantom being in the dark about the prophecy... and not even knowing who or what he truly is and is meant to be. Adam... trying to find Storm and claim her himself, while making it necessary for Phantom to have been hidden and kept clueless for his entire life. The series of events that leads Storm and Phantom to find each other. It really was an interesting plot.
That said... there were a couple of major things that distracted me from really loving the book. First, there are a LOT of characters and I had a really hard time keeping track of who they all were. I don't think if would have been an issue... but each character has 2 names; their real name and their nick name/code name. I don't think anything would have been lost if the code names were the only names we knew. I spent a lot of time trying to remind myself who was who... and then who was what.
My other issue was the dialog. The conversations didn't seem to flow naturally to me. There was a LOT of dialog and inner monologue. Rather than just writing the story... the characters explained a LOT in their heads. I understood the internal chatter since some of the characters were able to communicate telepathically, but the characters running a commentary in their head seemed odd. Especially since I found the dialog to be mostly unnatural and choppy.