Monday, September 2, 2013

The Sensor series by Susan ILLene

Darkness Haunts
The Sensor Series 
Book One
Susan Illene
 Genre: Urban Fantasy
 ISBN: 1481861182
ASIN: B00B0RSNG0
 Number of pages: 387 pages
Word Count: 92,000 words

Book Description:

Melena Sanders faced her fair share of danger with insurgents and terrorists when she served in the U.S. Army, but now she is about to go up against a new threat. Her best friend, Aniya, has disappeared while on a trip to Fairbanks, Alaska—a supernatural haven. Most humans have no idea darker races lurk amongst them. Mel knows better. If she wants to get her friend back, she’s going to have to go in alone—but not unarmed.

Melena has a few special skills the Army didn’t provide, but the odds are still against her. She’s got to come up with a plan fast that doesn’t involve her, or her friend, dying. But danger likes to play it rough. A war for power is about to rise in Fairbanks and if she wants to get Aniya back, she’s going to have to step right into the middle of it.

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Darkness Taunts
The Sensor Series
Book Two
Susan Illene
 Genre: Urban Fantasy
 ASIN: B00DTQP4GM
 Word count: 101,000 words (approximate)

Book Description:

Melena Sanders has managed to avoid all things inhuman for most of her life, but after coming to Fairbanks, Alaska to rescue her best friend from supernaturals she hasn’t been allowed to leave.  That is, until her long-time nemesis comes to collect a favor she owes him.  Lucas might be half angel, but he’s all bad as far as she’s concerned.

Paying him back might get her out of town for a while, but her new destination will be anything but enjoyable.  Mel’s got to help the nephilim take care of a demon possession outbreak in Juneau.  Although something like this hasn’t happened for thousands of years, Lucas is certain Melena’s rare abilities are the key to solving the problem.

With violence in the capital city growing, she’s going to have to figure out how to stop it fast before the trouble spreads to other places.  Not only that, but working closely with Lucas is changing the dynamics of their hate-hate relationship—worrying her even more than the demons.  Getting back to her captivity in Fairbanks never looked so good.

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About the Author:

Instead of making the traditional post high school move and attending college, Susan joined the U.S. Army. She spent her eighteenth birthday in the gas chamber...an experience she is sure is best left for criminals. For eleven years she served first as a human resources specialist and later as an Arabic linguist (mostly in Airborne units). Though all her duty assignments were stateside, she did make two deployments to Iraq where her language skills were put to regular use.

After leaving the service in 2009, Susan returned to school to study history with a focus on the Middle East. She no longer finds many opportunities to test her fighting abilities in real life, unless her husband is demanding she cook him a real meal, but she's found a new outlet in writing urban fantasy heroines who can.






REVIEW:

 5 / 5

Being somewhat of an urban fantasy / dark fantasy reading junkie, I thought I was going to be reading the usual.  I was wrong.  I love the new concepts Susan Illene has brought to the pages.  It was definitely fast paced and I couldn't stop reading. I can't decide what I like the most, the kick-ass no BS Melena, the super alpha males of various flavors or the entertaining quips throughout.  Definitely a series worth reading and re-reading!

1 comment:

Susan Illene said...

Thanks for hosting me today. Glad you enjoyed the books!