Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Countdown to Murder: A Paranormal Halloween (Out of the Fire #2) by Candace Blevins ~ Book Review


Mira was raised to be an assassin, brought up without emotion or empathy. Her martial arts training began when most kids are in preschool. She’s adept with firearms, knives, and her bare hands. She’s twenty-seven years old and can’t tell you how many people she’s been sent to kill. As far as she knows, no one kept count. Including her.

Panda is a lion shifter, and while he doesn’t consider himself an assassin, he’s the man Drake Security sends in when someone will probably end up dead. Panda is sanctioned and paid by the Concilio to kill supernaturals who are in danger of leaking the secret to humans, but the choice of whether to kill or apprehend is always his. No one pays him in advance to kill.

Panda works alone, but the Amakhosi has decreed he’s going to partner with this adorable little snake shifter. She’s competent, completely logical and pragmatic, and not prone to emotion, but the latter bit is the problem. He wants to make her scream with bliss, but she’s his partner and he has to be professional. Add to that the fact he doesn’t do virgins, and now the Concilio is threatening to kill him if he alters her status.

It’s never a good idea to give a cat an ultimatum.


I always enjoy getting lost in the world that Candace Blevins weaves for us and this time was no different. 

I have been charmed by the king cobra and lion shifters! Both Mira and Panda grabbed me from the start and never let go, seriously I devoured this book in one day and was bummed when it ended.

Panda is more of a lone wolf then a lion shifter where he prefers to work alone rather then with a team but when he was asked to work with Mira, a King Cobra shifter, for this particular job he couldn't say no no matter how much he would have liked to.

Mira has been trained since she was very, very young to be an assassin but now she is trying to find her human side and be less lethal. I have to say she was absolutely charming (pun intended lol). There wasn't one thing that I didn't like about Mira..

This story is perfect for the upcoming Halloween Holiday. There was just the right amount of spookiness but more than that the chemistry is what will have you howling at the moon!

If you haven't read any of Candace's books yet this is a perfect time to jump in, and if you have you'll enjoy seeing some of your favorites pop up in this story.

Happy Reading!!!   

**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books**

About the Author:

Candace Blevins lives with her husband of 18 years and their two daughters. When not working or driving kids all over the place, she can be found reading, writing, meditating, or swimming.

Candace writes Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, a smoking hot Motorcycle Club series, and a contemporary BDSM Romance series.

Her urban fantasy series, Only Human, gives us a world where weredragons, werewolves, werelions, and three different species of vampires exist, as well as a variety of other mythological beings.

Candace’s two paranormal romance series, The Chattanooga Supernaturals and The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, are both sister series to the Only Human books, and gives some secondary characters their happily ever after. Her three paranormal series are written so you can read one series, or all three, should you prefer only a particular genre.

Her Safeword Series gives us characters who happen to have some extreme kinks. Relationships can be difficult enough without throwing power exchange into the mix, and her books show characters who care enough about each other to fight to make the relationship work. Each book in the Safeword series highlights a couple with a different take on the lifestyle.

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