Devil's Eye

Rated 4.69/5 based on 17 reviews
Trouble. That’s what wolf-shifter Mick Guidry thinks when a beautiful woman appears in his New Orleans bar with a hurricane at her back. His first impression is confirmed when Sophie starts asking questions about his missing waitress, Liza. Mick will do anything to rescue a member of the pack he’s made for himself, including forming an unlikely alliance with a woman with a badge. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781458173478
About Kait Nolan

Kait Nolan is stuck in an office all day, sometimes juggling all three of her jobs at once with the skill of a trained bear—sometimes with a similar temperament. After hours, she uses her powers for good, creating escapist fiction. The work of this Mississippi native is packed with action, romance, and the kinds of imaginative paranormal creatures you’d want to sweep you off your feet…or eat your boss. When she’s not working or writing, she’s in her kitchen, heading up a revolution to Retake Homemade from her cooking blog, Pots and Plots.

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Review by: kylee martin on April 22, 2013 :
love all of your books
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Scott Steele on March 28, 2012 :
Another excellent tale in the Mirus world. One of the main characters is from the first story and she made me like him even more. A really nice paranormal romance that keeps drawing me in to her world.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: mary kruger on March 16, 2012 : (no rating)
Good story, however too short. The suspense and action is all amazing, the love that develops...WOW! I do what to know more, I want to know what happens next. However maybe a read of more that 2 hours would havE been better.

LOVED IT THOUGH!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lisa Lawler on Oct. 24, 2011 :
This is the second book in the Mirus series.
The love story between Sophie, a demi-goddess, and Mick, a wolf-shifter, is just beginning when the novel finishes, so I'm interested in seeing how that develops.
One of the more interesting secondary characters in this novella is the demon who inhabits the Devil's Eye. I have a feeling, based on what I've read, that he may become more important as the series develops. At least I hope so!
A good read. I'm looking forward to the full-length novels. :)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Eric on June 19, 2011 :
Yes, yes and another hell yes. I am sucked into the world of Mirus. I don't know how she does it but please keep them coming. I thought Forsaken by Shadow was great, while it still is, coming back to learn about the Devil's Eye was awesome. Coming back for another story with Mick is genius. I think after learning the Shadow Walkers and the Wylk we're due for some Drakyn. They were teased in this novella afterall. Loved this.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Katja Rinne on May 01, 2011 :
Loved it. Possibly even more than Forsaken by Shadow. Read it. :)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Hannelore Halley on April 04, 2011 :
Great Read. First got the short version 2-3 chapters and was hooked needed to find out what happens. This was so good bought the next book also.
If this is the type of read that interests you then I would recommend this.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Misti Wolanski on March 24, 2011 :
First, a caveat: I read paranormal romance for the paranormal, not the romance. I find that entire "Love at first sight" and "I don't know you but I love you anyway" stuff silly. That is, however, a matter of personal taste and is something I try to ignore. This story has that "Love at first sight" stuff in it, so if you can't stand it, move along.

Otherwise, "Devil's Eye" offers an enjoyable read with some lovely turns of phrase. I love how the hurricane tied into things. There were still a few sluggish descriptions, but that's standard when you have an entire world involved that nobody knows about.

Worth buying, and I look forward to reading more by this author.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: A.M. Harte on March 10, 2011 :
Set in Kait Nolan’s Mirus universe, Devil’s Eye is a fast-paced urban fantasy detective novella which expands upon the intriguing world-building first seen in Forsaken By Shadow. This bite-sized tale is just long enough to whet your appetite and introduce some interesting new characters, but also works well as a stand-alone for those unfamiliar with Nolan’s work.

Trouble. That’s what wolf-shifter Mick thinks when a beautiful woman appears in his New Orleans bar with a hurricane at her back. His first impression is confirmed when Sophie starts asking questions about his missing waitress, Liza. Mick will do anything to rescue a member of the pack he’s made for himself, including forming an unlikely alliance with a woman with a badge.

The entire plot of Devil’s Eye takes place over a few scant, action-packed hours, in which Mick and Sophie team up despite their reservations in order to save a missing waitress. What follows is a fast-paced Indiana Jones-esque adventure through a cemetery and a mysterious crypt, escaping from bear shifters, zombies, and much, much worse.

As usual, Nolan writes kick ass characters. Sophie is a demi-goddess and a tough cop to boot; Mick (who had a cameo in Forsaken By Shadow) is a gruff werewolf who is very protective of his employees. While there is some building romantic tension between the two leads, their relationship is not the focus of Devil’s Eye, although I have to say the sparks between them do add a little extra tingle to the story, leaving you hungry for more.

To top it off, Nolan writes with great skill. Her prose is clean, simple, engaging and well-edited; she is a credit to the indie author community. On a side note, I think it was very clever of her to use the same cover composition as she did in Forsaken By Shadow, but if I compare the two I actually prefer the texture and blue detail in Devil’s Eye. (Not that you should judge by the cover….)

In sum, among the many urban fantasy novels being published, the Mirus universe stands out. If you’re a fan of the genre, you should be reading it.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Judy Cox on Feb. 22, 2011 :
I really enjoyed this fast paced paranormal book. I am going to order the first in this series, and if have to read it and then re-read this. Kait Nolan had me hooked on this book within a few pages, not wanting to put it down, and then looking for more. Mick and Sophie were fantastic!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Dawn M on Feb. 15, 2011 :
Kait Nolan is without a doubt a fabulous up and coming writer. I stumbled on her two books through Amazon suggestions. And what a suggestion! It is the second book in her Mirus series. If ever there was an author to watch she is it! I can't wait until book three is released. A highly enjoyable read, five stars!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Rebecca Foote on Feb. 07, 2011 :
Over the weekend, I stumbled upon this great urban fantasy novella. I first downloaded Devil's Eye as a sample, but quickly got interested in the story and had to buy it. I have never read anything by Kait Nolan before, but after reading Devil’s Eye I will definitely look for more of her work. If you love stories about shifters, romance, and adventure than this one is for you. The author wrote the scenes vividly and I found myself deep within the story, especially when it came to the relationship between Mick and Sophie. Their relationship builds at a good pace as the adventure continues throughout the story. Devil’s Eye is the second novella in the Mirus series from Nolan. This was definitely a great novella and I look forward to reading more of Kait Nolan’s work.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: S.J. Collins on Jan. 29, 2011 :
Frickin’ Sweet. That’s what I think any time Kait Nolan’s work is involved. Sure, this is only my second Nolan read, Forsaken by Shadow being the first, but I’ve learned to trust my gut when it comes to certain authors. And the Mirus books are turning into one hell of an awesome series. Devil’s Eye is just as good as it’s predecessor. Though, since the author saw fit to mention it herself, Devil’s Eye is more of an Urban Fantasy with Romantic elements than ParaRom (which FBS definitely was). Given the constraints of the novella (Devil’s Eye takes place in little over a few hours) I didn’t think twice about it, but then I’m not fussy about Romance. I thought the development between Mick (whom I absolutely LOVE, not that it has anything to do with him being a wolf-shifter, of course not) and Sophie was sufficient and while I’d definitely love to read the rest of their story, I don’t feel let down by the lack of an HEA.

I did not want to stop reading Devil’s Eye. Kait has a great skill for fast-paced action and a well-thought out plot. She doesn’t seem to mind getting a little gore-ie in her fight scenes too, not a bad thing in my book. I was often floored by her ability to use as few words as possible to create the greatest impact on the reader (well, this reader anyway).

I’m fascinated by the Mirus world and my curiosity was just that much more piqued with Devil’s Eye. After a long long time of reading a lot of UF and ParaRom, I don’t expect to be surprised much.Yet, I found myself surprised by some of the turns Kait seems to be taking the Mirus series down, and very excited to see further possibilities.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Sherri Meyer on Jan. 28, 2011 :
Devil's Eye is Nolan's second novella in the Mirus World and is a fast paced, race against time, read. I love her ability to use the least number of words, creating the greatest impact. The story stands alone, so don't worry if you're reading out of order.

We first met Mick in Nolan's Forsaken by Shadow and I'm so glad to see more of him. Devil's Eye takes place over a few hours so I felt the development between Mick and Sophie was appropriate. Their chemistry is a blend of "now is so not the time" and want. I definitely want to read about their HEA (happily ever after)!

I didn't want the story to end, wanted that extra page at the end, and Nolan can't write the next installment fast enough!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kelli McCracken on Jan. 25, 2011 :
I'm totally in love with the Mirus series. Kait Nolan has created this amazing world of mythical creatures and races. Devil's Eye ranks up there with other paranormal romance/urban fantasy stories on the best sellers list. I'm officially a fan and cannot wait until the next part of this book is released. Sophie and Mick have so much chemistry, I fell in love with them from the first chapter. This is the second book of Kait's that I have read, and I think they get better with each one. Bravo Kait, you are a wonderful author, and amazing story-teller, and powerful voice in the writing community. You deserve an award for your talent and creativity. I'm looking forward to your other releases and will be watching closely for more wonderful stories from you.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Susan Bischoff on Dec. 28, 2010 :
There's an exciting paranormal adventure packed into this short novella. It's a day in the lives of a wolf-shifter bar owner (yes, the one from Forsaken by Shadow!) and an enforcement agent of a secret paranormal governing body. But this day is more than serving drinks to the local witches and fae, or tracking down law-breakers for the Council of Races. Mick and Sophie find themselves in a race against an on-coming hurricane and the impossible ransom demand of kidnapper, searching the underbelly of New Orleans for a legendary artifact powerful enough to bring on an apocalypse.

Nolan's writing glitters in her descriptions of fantastic events, dark places, and magical people in another fast-paced, exciting adventure tale. This is the second story in her Mirus series, but is a separate tale that can easily stand on its own. The Mirus world combines elements of traditional mythologies with new ideas to create something fresh and original that will delight fans of many different types of fantasy.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Allen Gresham on Dec. 23, 2010 :
A very solid followup to the initial Mirus novella. Solid characters and fast paced storytelling combine with an excellently steered vehicle to make this novella a delightfully suspenseful read. Nolan's spatial awareness and proclivity for writing a meticulous fight scene will keep your heart pumping and begging for at least one more turn of the page at the end. Can't wait for more of the Mirus series~!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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