Violet Patterson was raised in the Midwest. She graduated from Miami University with a degree in psychology and minor in criminology. After several years in the professional world, she stopped brainstorming and started writing again. Ms. Patterson well known on the convention circuit in large part due to her extravagant, handmade top hats and elaborate Steampunk-inspired costumes.
"Ryder on the Storm - Emerald Seer #1" is Ms. Patterson's debut novel. The complete Emerald Seer Series is now available and waiting in the wings is her first Steampunk series, Immortal Machinations.
on March 25, 2015 :
Blending Celtic myth, shape-changers, angels and demons (perhaps), paranormal powers and paranormal romance, Violet Patterson’s Ryder on the Storm brings readers into a complex word of gods, seraphs and humans, bound to the myth of the Emerald Seer and curious questions about its provenance. When good intentions go awry and well-meaning guardians betray, Storm Sullivan finds she’s inherited far more than she bargained for. Seemingly alone in the world, except for two hunky friends, she’s hardly equipped to cope with an unknown history, still less dangerous threats from handsome strangers. But lots of mysteries will come to light as the story progresses and Storm’s strange powers meet Ryder’s potent threat.
Ryder on the Storm has plenty of romance, intimate bedroom scenes, modern-day action, and suspense of mythical proportions. Characters grow and change pleasingly as the story switches between Storm and Ryder’s points of view. Occasionally odd word usages tripped me up, but not enough to detract from a fast fun tale with pleasant good humor and a nice sense for twisted mythology.
The end is not the end, of course, since it’s part one of a series. But enough threads are resolved to make this an enjoyable exciting read.
Disclosure: I heard about this during the author’s blog tour and was pleased to have the opportunity to read the book.
(review of free book)