Paranormal readers will love Raven's Kiss, this book has it all; action, magic, paranormal creatures, alternate dimensions, and even romance. The heroine of the story is Raven, a woman whose life was turned upside down in 1 night, when she was bitten by a demon. The bite turned Raven into a shape-shifting demon herself, and instead of becoming a cop for the police, she is now a cop for the Recovery Organization, the paranormal police. Raven is full of pent up anger and the need for vengeance, her attacker was never found and she resents how her new life was thrust on her. In search of her attacker, who has been attacking even more women, Raven will go anywhere, even to an alternate dimension. In the alternate dimension, Raven finds that she plays a very important role in her attacker demon's plans. Raven must accept who she is and face her demons to save not only herself, but her friends, and life as she knows it.
Raven's Kiss is a very fun book to read, the characters are entertaining and easy to like. The paranormal elements are diverse (there are all kinds of supernatural creatures) and the world in the book is very creative, the supernatural blend well with the mortal world. I love the concept of the alternate dimension in Raven's Kiss, this unique concept gives the story that extra something, the world gets more intriguing. In the alternate dimension, there are the same characters as in the original dimension, but they have made different life choices, and are therefore different people, with different personalities. I really like Finn, the leader of the Recovery in the alternate dimension, and Raven's new crush. They work well together, and for the most part, their relationship is believable.
I did have some minor issues near the end of Raven's Kiss. When lives are on the line, and time is of the essence, Raven and Finn take some time out for themselves. I found this just really unrealistic, and rolled my eyes a bit. In the later part of the book, some of the magic and happenings were a bit over-the-top as well. However, despite these minor issues, I really enjoyed the book.
Raven's Kiss is action packed, never slow, and always entertaining. The romance in this book is not excessive, it fits the story and all that Raven is going through. I am looking forward to seeing what comes next for Raven. I will read more from Toni LoTempio in the future. Readers who like paranormal, urban fantasy books will likely enjoy reading Raven's Kiss.
(reviewed 40 days after purchase)