Rush of Wings

, by Kt Clapsadl

Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix
The Maker's Song #1

Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination.
F.B.I. Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as the Cross Country Killer, and the trail has led her to New Orleans, Club Hell, and Dante. But the dangerously attractive musician not only resists her investigation, he claims to be "nightkind": in other words, a vampire. Digging into his past for answers reveals little. A juvenile record a mile long. No social security number. No known birth date. In and out of foster homes for most of his life before being taken in by a man named Lucien DeNoir, who appears to guard mysteries of his own.
What Heather does know about Dante is that something links him to the killer — and she's pretty sure that link makes him the CCK's next target. Heather must unravel the truth about this sensual, complicated, vulnerable young man — who, she begins to believe, may indeed be a vampire — in order to finally bring a killer to justice. But Dante's past holds a shocking, dangerous secret, and once it is revealed not even Heather will be able to protect him from his destiny....

FBI agent Heather has one major goal in life, to stop serial killers, and speak for their victims. The current killer she is chasing, the Cross Country Killer, has been her target for three years. She gets her first major break when the case gets directly linked to a man named Dante who claims to be nightkind. When she realizes he just may the killer's next target she is determined to protect Dante even if he doesn't think he needs it. Tensions spark between them, both angry and sexual, and it has Heather questioning her motives. She'll need to keep a clear head if she wants to keep both her's and Dante's attached.

I enjoyed the characters in this book. Heather is determined to find the truth and speak for the victims. She also isn't afraid to stand up and do what she feels is right, even if it means landing herself in a major pot of hot water. Dante, on the other hand is definitely the sexy bad boy that you probably want to stay away from, but can't help but be drawn to. He is very stubborn, to the point of sheer stupidity at times, but also has a softer side that shows itself every once in a while. I think the two of them complement each other nicely and in time will be a great couple, as long as they don't let their own bullheadedness to get in the way.

There was one thing that really frustrated me about this book. Dante and the rest of his "people" all speak a lot of Cajun, and as I have no background in neither french, nor cajun, (I took Spanish in high school), it was hard to figure out what they were saying at times. Granted, she does have a cajun glossary in the back of the book, but it wasn't overly helpful after the fact. Since I read on the kindle, I couldn't have just flipped back and forth while reading to look it up, and that was a little frustrating. I'm hoping now that I've read it, I'll have a little bit better of an understanding of the dialect in the next book. 

This is definitely one of those books that you have to really pay close attention to or you will get lost. Both the reader and the characters are kept almost completely in the dark, and it was very confusing at times. That being said, it held my attention well and I think as the series continues and the secrets of the past get slowly revealed, things will start to fall into place. I will say that it is very suspenseful, and kept me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out the answers. I'm really eager to continue on to the next book and hopefully unraveling the mystery that is Dante.


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A Rush of Wings: Book One of The Maker's Song


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