The meme is hosted by Reading at the Beach.
The rules are very simple: spotlight a book that begins with the featured letter. Include the book cover, title and author, a synopsis, and link(s) to retailer(s). If it’s a book you’ve already reviewed, link to the review. Return to Reading at the Beach and leave a link in the comments.
This week’s letter is: N
This week pick: Nightkeepers by Jessica Andersen
From the back: As a Miami narcotics detective, Leah Daniels never knows how her day will turn out. But she certainly doesn’t expect to be strapped to a stone altar as a human sacrifice in an ancient Mayan ritual meant to coax a demon from the underworld — or to be saved by a handsome warrior-priest king, who claims to recognize her from his visions. Striking Jaguar thinks he is the last of the Nightkeeper warrior-priests, but as the end-time approaches, his mentor reveals there are twelve others. In reuniting them, Strike — king by birthright — gains the power to summon a Mayan god to combat the demons. But the woman of his visions is the gods’ chosen sacrifice. Now he must decide between love and duty. . .or find another way to invoke otherworldly magic in a death-defying race against the end of time.
Comment: Nightkeepers is the first book in The Final Prophecy series, based on the Mayan 2012 doomsday legend. It’s another favorite series, this time a paranormal romance. The series is a chunky one, so far. Each book is at least 400 pages each. There are many characters and, in the first book, we get to meet and know almost all of them, which sets up the rest of the series. To me, this gives the book an epic feel.
The series has a very specific ending, so it’s not going to be a long, no-end-in-sight type paranormal. Starting with Dawnkeepers, the focus is more on just one primary couple, with the occaisonal second or third point of view when needed. Even so, I feel the books didn’t lose the “epic-ness” when the story focused on the relationships. If you’re looking for a series that doesn’t contain shape-shifters, vampires, or the fae (and you’re not fazed by the page count), I would recommend giving this series a try. Below is the book list and links to my thoughts on the first two.