Monday, July 22, 2013

Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

From the moment he walked into the club, Casey knew this guy was different. Men like that just didn’t exist in real life—silky shoulder-length hair, chest impossibly broad, and a predatory manner that just screamed dark and dangerous. He was looking for something. Her.

She was the one. She had the mark. Casey had to die so his kind could live, and it was Theron’s duty to bring her in. But even as a 200-year-old descendent of Hercules, he wasn’t strong enough to resist the pull in her fathomless eyes, to tear himself away from the heat of her body.

As war with the Underworld nears, someone will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

I think I might be OD-ing on new paranormal romance series. There wasn't anything particular bad about Marked but I can't say I'm all hyped to continue reading more either.  It's a little formulaic; Theron is the leader of his team Argonats, who fight against the forces of Atalanta (demon bad guys); but stumbles upon Casey in a strip club when he's out searching for his wayward fiance. Sparks ensue, demons attack, and Casey ends up bringing Theron back to her place for some lavender scented healing. 

Honestly it's a mix of Greek mythology reinvented in such a way that I'm reminded both of J.R. Ward's BDB series and Sherrily Kenyon's Dark-Hunter books. If you're in the mood for this kinda stuff I think the relationship between Casey and Theron was written well and very spicy, but Isadora is unfortunately confined to her role as Princess and Queen-to-be and the crap she takes annoys me. From the sounds of it things will get better for her soon but it's going to get worse before that happens and I'm not sure I'm invested enough to keep going.

Overall Feeling - B-

Series - 1) Marked 2) Entwined 3) Tempted 4) Raptured 5) Enslaved 6) Bound