Oct 19, 2011

{Review + Giveaway} of Legacy: The Niteclif Evolutions by Denise Tompkins

SNR is the next stop in the Legacy Book Tour for Nuture Virtual Book Tourz. Check out my review below and enter for a chance to win 1 eBook Copy of Legacy by Denise Tompkins.

Legacy: The Niteclif Evolutions, Book 1Legacy: The Niteclif Evolutions, Book 1 by Denise Tompkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Dragons, Fae, and Vampires
RECEIVED: Reviewing for Nurture Book Tour
AUTHORS BLOG: Denise Tompkins Site

When Fate makes you her bitch, accept it and adapt. Or die.
Looking back on the wish she made on Midsummer’s Eve, Maddy Niteclif should have been more specific. She only wanted to escape the shadowy nightmares that plagued her nights, not to be thrust into a completely altered reality.
If a strangely familiar, sexy dragon-shifter named Bahlin, who causes a never-to-be-mentioned-again fainting spell, isn’t enough to make her question her sanity, his insistence she’s the Niteclif ought to do the job. Prophesied super-sleuth of the supernatural world—a world that desperately needs her help—isn’t a job she’s remotely qualified for no matter what her family tree says.
Catapulted into a very different London ruled by dark mythology, mystery and murder, Maddy makes a few startling discoveries. Paranormal creatures exist. Getting shot really sucks. And her body responds remarkably well to dragon magic—in more ways than simple wound healing.
But in this kill-or-be-killed world, reality bites. And Maddy must choose to go back to what she knows…or stay and fight for the man she knows she can’t live without.
Warning: This book contains a shape-shifting dragon with a Scottish accent, modern and archaic weapons, global inter-species politics that make democracy seem mild, some very steamy sex underground, a severed head, murder, and…oh yeah…a woman caught in the middle of it all.
I’m a big fan of paranormal stories with a mix of supernaturals and Denise Tompkins writes a unique story doing just that. Legacy is the first novel in the Niteclif Evolution series, filled with mystery, adventure, and lots of sizzling romance.

Legacy follows Maddy Niteclif, one day she gets sudden urge to drop everything a start a new life somewhere else, she ends up in England. Where she discovers the reason she felt the need to go there, her family’s legacy is linked to the real life Sherlock Holmes. Maddy is next in line to take over the position that is passed down in generations, which is to protect and serve the supernaturals and work with the council. But she has a lot to learn and with the help of the original Watson, who is actually a Dragon shifter, and she gets stuck in working for the council on a case that leads to question after question, as well as deep into danger.

Legacy was a bundle of fun with the thrill of having the lead character be a paranormal type Sherlock Holmes. Maddy is a likeable character but has many points of immaturity that irritated me here and there. She has a lot that is thrown at her and with the help of her Dragon shifter companion Bahlin, she’s able to handle all the supernatural mystery’s that come at her.

Bahlin was my favorite in Legacy; He’s sarcastic, charming and knows how to make a girl swoon. I loved his protectiveness with Maddy and how he took a lot of her mood swings. The chemistry was fantastic between them, Tompkins wrote some smoking hot scenes and great conflict.

Overall even though at times I felt a little overwhelmed with information, I loved the mystery, romance and the ending opens up a wide range for this series to go to. The characters were unique, exciting, as were the villains. I’m interested to see what happens next for Maddy.

This is an adult novel with sexual content and mystery. Fans of Katie MacAlister’s Aisling Grey series will enjoy Denise Tompkins Niteclif Evolution series.

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  1. Vampire is my favorite, but dragons are next in line :)

  2. Thanks for sharing your review!

  3. great review..thanks for the giveaway
    and my favorite supernatural creature is vampires :p.. and fairys

  4. Hi Kara-karina. I'm a vampire fan too, but dragons definitely top my list of favorite shifters. :) Thanks so much for leaving a comment today!

    Hi BlackWolf! I'm glad to have provided the giveaway. I'm a huge fan of fae mythology too. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

    I really appreciate the blog comments and wish everyone luck in the giveaway.

    All my best,

  5. I love Elves. And faeries. I don't know, ever since Lord of the Rings, I've been an elf person. But I also have always loved dragons. I remember one of my first books being a Dragonology book :P

  6. Hi Demijel.
    I'm such a huge fan of mythology. It's always been one of my favorite sources of study and entertainment. I hope you'll enjoy Legacy if you get a chance to read it.

    All my best,

  7. Hi Denise! (Waves to a fellow Samhain author)
    This book sounds great! I'm like you and love mythology.
    Good luck on the tour - I'm on tour with Nurture too. Everyone has been so wonderful. Now, I just hope I get a chance to win this. The cover is lovely, the story sounds amazing.

  8. This book sounds absolutely wonderful! My favorite supernatural creatures are dragons and shapeshifters. :)