I'm a college professor with a Ph.D. so new it squeaks. I have a husband, a heterolifemate, and two cats. I'm willing to try any food I've never eaten at least once. I have jumped out of a plane (awesome), blown fire (also awesome), learned that having accelerant soak into your sports bra hurts like hell, and am a pagan (please note that this does not mean I'm a satanist).
on June 07, 2013 :
Anna Wolfe understands the flow. I love it when authors drag me in and I am unable to let go. I finished "Bitten" and immediately bought "Addicted". Upon finishing that I felt annoyed that Wolfe had no more to sell me. Authors should consider doing something about that. Needing to be patient is a bummer.
Callie is a fascinating character. In the prologue we get our first taste of her right after she has gotten her first and last taste of Owen. It is obvious that the girl is struggling with her demon-infection because killing Owen felt soooo much better than Callie wants it to.
Quite literally we are off to a killer start. While the first scene was violent, the rest is not about violence, far from it.
Imagine the relief and terror it must have inspired in Callie to discover that she was not the only demon-bitten person running around in the world. Here you are living life with parents and a brother you love and then - kaboom - you get bitten by a demonridden best friend, watch your brother have his head torn off by that same friend and end up killing that friend yourself. All in a day's work. In Callie's case it got her thrown into a psychiatric institution from which she ended up running away from.
Then some other crazies find her and claim they too are infected and somehow those crazies become her family - a slightly dysfunctional family, but Callie is used to dysfunction.
Silas is the one who is in charge. He has the most experience with the demon/witch world. Edie and Mark are his students. All of them have great respect for Callie's powers but are prepared to kill her if she becomes a danger (their definition of danger). Callie is greatly relieved knowing that. Edie seems afraid of her and Mark cannot decide whether he lusts after Callie.
(review of free book)
on May 13, 2013 :
"Bitten" has an intricate and fast paced story, but it was the characters that made it a page turner. Callie's struggles and the others who help her through/struggle with her are obviously fantastical, but they're gritty enough to seem familiar.
(review of free book)