Deceptions by Sean Hayden my review

Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth

This is the second book in the remarkable Demonkin series. Ashley is a fabulous kick ass heroine. I have to admit I love her smart mouth that she just can’t control, and the fact that even though she is dangerous she is also extremely caring for those that get close to her, and will do anything to protect them, even if it means endangering her own life to do so. In saying that, she does know that her fabulous partner Thompson also has her back and so does the divinely gorgeous Marcel. I loved this book and couldn’t put it down. I was also beyond delighted when I found out there will be another book in the series, and I can’t wait to read it.

Opening Scene:

Asmodeus brought his taloned fist down on the armrest of his throne of bones so hard the enchantments holding it together broke.

The Review:

With a vampire as the new governor of the Great state of California, many are hoping that peace between the humans and vampires will be realized. There are though many who are not happy with this situation, not all of them are human, and someone has already tried to kill him. Knowing they can’t protect him from supernatural terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security turns to the FBI and their only vampire agent. Ashley is Governor Greer’s only hope. Soon it becomes difficult to separate friend from foe without starting a war.

Notable scene:

“I’m sure you’re well aware, Ashlyn, the Great State of California elected themselves a governor who just so happens to be a vampire,” he began. I actually wasn’t aware of it, but I nodded as if I paid attention to the news. I couldn’t believe it. More so, I couldn’t believe nobody found a law to keep him out of office. “The incumbent governor maintained his role while they battled the legalities of it in court, but the Supreme Court ruled in the vampire’s favor last week. He takes his oath of office on Monday.” “Exactly what does a local election have to do with the Department of Homeland Security?” I didn’t see the connection and sat there confused. “The election doesn’t, but acts of terrorism do. There have been several attempts to destroy the elected governor.” I noticed his use of the word destroy rather than kill. “He came out unscathed, but three state troopers assigned to his Executive Services detail didn’t. We don’t know who planned the attacks, but they have to stop. We need you to find our terrorists and stop them.” “Why me?” I had a feeling I already knew the answer. “We believe the attacks have been orchestrated and carried out by vampires.” I wasn’t surprised by his revelation. I turned to the Deputy Director and he nodded once letting me know he’d already given his consent to the joint operation. I gave an inaudible sigh and turned back towards Vetters. “I’d be more than happy to help, Mr. Vetters,” I lied. If they kept giving me all this practice lying, I expected to get pretty good at it. “Does this vampire governor have a name?” “David Greer.”

FTC Advisory: Angela McPherson provided me with a copy of Deceptions by Sean Hayden. Published through Untold Press. Kindle Edition. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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