Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Shapeshifter Books I'm Enjoying Now

She absorbs her new powers by having sex. What’s not to like about that? In book one, sex with hunky Sawyer gives Elizabeth Phonex the power to shapeshift into an assortment of creatures.

I’ve always enjoyed Lori Handeland, and while the Phoenix Chronicals are a little darker than her werewolf books, I’m enjoying the series.

The First book, Any Given Doomsday, is about Elizabeth Phoenix, an ex cop who once used her unique skills as a psychic to help in the Milwaukee Police Department's fight against injustice. But when Liz's foster mother is found viciously murdered—and Liz is discovered unconscious at the scene—her only memory of the crime comes in the form of terrifying dreams...of creatures more horrific than anything Liz has seen in real life. What do these visions mean? And what in the world do they have to do with her former lover, Jimmy Sanducci?
The Second Book, Doomsday Can Wait, continues with Elizabeth on her quest to rid the world of the malevolent forces that have tried to wipe out the human race since the beginning of time. She battled these beings in book one, thwarting Doomsday but losing most of her soldiers in the massacre. Now she must replenish her troops quickly-because the supernatural war isn't over yet.

The second book wasn’t as action packed, but was still a lot of fun. Typically I don’t like complex sci-fi where you have to learn a glossary of new terms because I have a hard time keeping it straight. And book two had a lot of explaining of things, which got a little tedious. I’m still not clear on whether Elizabeth can shapeshift only wearing a special robe Sawyer gave her, and by touching one of his tattoos, or both. In the second book she carves a tattoo of a bat into her arm with a knife, and then can shapeshift into it. But I’m still enjoying the books, and can’t wait for the third to come out. If you haven’t tried Lori, pick up one of her books. You won’t be disappointed.


Paris said...

These books sound very interesting! Thanks for letting us know about them!

Serena Shay said...

Intriguing! I'll have to add her to the TBR list. Thanks for the heads up.

Savanna Kougar said...

Fascinating premise. The creative mind and the story telling genius of us romance authors constantly thrills me.