|Posted on February 21, 2017 at 9:30 PM|
Title: Rising for Autumn
Author: Katherine McIntyre
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Crisis and danger have become second nature for Alanna Carrington—after all, as the boss of the Philadelphia Coven, she’s responsible for upholding the laws amongst the supernatural. Which means when the Order of the Serpent rears its ugly head, this time with the most powerful necromancer this city’s ever seen, she’s the one person who can keep Philly safe. Ex-Order djinn and now ally, Samuel Karim happens to be the best suited guy to help. Except he’s also the first man who’s stoked her interest in far too long, and ever since she commandeered the lamp he’s tethered to for safekeeping, he also hates her guts.
As the Order gathers the necromancers of her city and sparks a dangerous alliance, she finds herself working with Samuel Karim more and more. Hatred burns to passion, and when he exhibits a strength and compassion that breaks through her ironclad defenses, she finds herself falling deeper despite the complications between them. Yet with her city under siege and their lives on the line, the sharp desire between them erupts into the temptation to break their own rules, before the Order of the Serpent robs them of the chance permanently.
First off, I have not read any of the books before this one or even anything else by this author. Second, I have got to get my hands on all of the books before this one! I have no idea if they stand alone or not but I am hooked into this book!
Alanna is just the type of the woman that everyone can relate to in one way or another; she is strong independent and very much a control freak. Sam is... well let's just admit it, he's damaged; but in a way that is completely understandable. I enjoyed the story and I loved the way pieces fell together that wasn't obvious yet worked out to where you were still guessing. I could tell you my favorite part of the book was actually the banter that went between Alanna and Sam; it was so easily said and felt through the pages of the book. I honestly can not wait to get my hands on the rest of these books.
A modern day Renaissance-woman, Katherine McIntyre has learned soapmaking, beer brewing, tea blending, and most recently roasting coffee. Most of which make sure she’s hydrated and bathed while she spends the rest of her time writing. With a desire to travel and more imagination than she knows what to do with, all the stories jumping around in her head led to the logical route of jotting them down on paper. She writes novels with snarky women, ragtag crews, and guys with bad attitudes. High chances for a passionate speech thrown into the mix.