Soul Catcher, 2
Half-demon Jessie Garrett longs to liberate herself from the debt she owes the demon yearning to seduce her. When Jeremy asks for her help, she jumps at the chance to make a new deal with him—one that will guarantee her freedom. The only catch? She has to send the soul of a werewolf to Hell.
As if Jessie didn't have enough trouble in her life, her vampire lover remains out of the country. After Drake fails to offer an explanation as to why he hasn’t returned, she starts to wonder if she should move on without him. But when he finally shows up and defends his absence, his justification stuns and terrifies her.
Love, trust, and loyalty are on the line. Torn between her feelings for her vampire boyfriend, a hot Alpha wolf, and a demon vowing to protect her, Jessie must figure out her heart’s true desires and the best course of action to stay alive.
I sat on the floor of my fancy suite with my back against the sofa, drinking my third bottle of expensive vodka. One minute, I hated the world and everyone, especially men. The next, I wanted to ball my eyes out over being alone. Remote in one hand and bottle in the other, I flipped through the channels, searching for something violent, something horrific, or something that would appease my inner demon. One thing I knew for sure was that I hated Jeremy.
The time on the news channel showed it was past 1:00 a.m. Thanks to my pity party, I'd drowned into a world I hadn't seen in a long time—not since college when Christopher and I split. Men—couldn't live with them and couldn't live without them. And turning into a lesbian wouldn't work for me. I needed a man to hold me, kiss me, and love me in the most passionate way. Why couldn't I find such a man?
I gulped down another fourth of the bottle. The fiery liquor raised my temperature. Sweat beaded on my face and neck. As I lowered the bottle to my side, everything in the room started spinning while all worries and cares drifted away. Hell yeah, I was feeling damn good!
Hearing the click of the adjoining room door, I turned my head. The room spun, but I managed to see two figures. They headed toward me.
"Wanna drink?" I held up the bottle as an offering. Two seconds later, I withdrew my offer. Screw sharing.
Jeremy squatted at my side. His body moved sideways and I busted out in laughter.
"Are we in an earthquake?" The words came out slurred.
"Is she drunk?" the man behind Jeremy asked.
I leaned sideways to get a look at the man, only my control didn't exist and I nearly crashed into the floor until Jeremy caught me. I laughed, then recognized the person behind Jeremy.
"Hey, I know you," I said, pointing the bottle toward Ryan. "You're Jeremy's werewolf friend. Here, wolfie-wolfie."
"How much has she had?" the werewolf asked.
Jeremy jerked the bottle from my hand.
"Hey, that's mine." I reached for it.
The room tilted and everything moved so fast that I gave up trying to reclaim my bottle before I could fell face-first on the floor.
"Here." I pushed two empty bottles toward him. "You can have these, too. I don't want them anymore."
"Damn!" Ryan shouted. "I don't think we should have left her alone."
I giggled. "I had a great time." I slapped my hand on my thigh. "With me, myself, and I."
Jeremy's fingers grazed my cheek as he brushed aside the hair from my face. "Where did you get the liquor?"
"Your fingers are so warm." The snake tattoo on his arm captured my gaze.
He lifted my chin so my eyes met his. "Where did you get the bottles, Jessie?"
I drew in a deep breath. "I visited the lounge, and the manager served me a bottle. I asked if he'd sell me a couple, but he turned me down." I jerked my chin away from him. Suddenly, the room started moving.
Jeremy put his hands on the sides of my face and brought my gaze back to his. "How did you get the bottles?"
Everything stopped spinning. "I showed him a little ass, and he sold them to me." I smiled.
Ryan chuckled behind Jeremy, but the sound turned into a cough. "Sorry."
I stared into Jeremy's soft brown eyes. "You're a fucker, Jeremy. A mean motherfucker."
His lips pulled into a bright smile. "Now there's the woman I love."
I shoved him and he fell backward on his ass.
Posted by Annette L. Dahl on 19th Mar 2016
Having to wait for the next book is going to be difficult for me. I adore Drake and this story did not have enough of him to suit my greedy taste for him. I love that sweet vamp, and he could bite me anytime ANYWHERE! What women doesn’t long to here these words.... "Every bit of me wants you, body, and soul. I want to be with you Jessie. I want to take care of you and love you. I want you to be happy.".... LOVE HIM!!
In this installment Jessie was a TSTL female, I did not care for her character at all in book 2. Jeremy, I hated his character, he was a royal pain in the butt for Drake. So, this storyteller has given me more reading flavors. Along with hot loving, (Drake knows where to bite ), suspense, and now emotional feelings towards specific characters namely hatred towards Jeremy, and wanting to bitch slap Jessie.
The writing was excellent, and filled with suspense. I know this is going to be a series, but I think this book and book 3 should have been in one story, JMO... Great read.
Posted by Ann on 26th Feb 2016
Mary Abshire you rock! Totally love this series!!!! This 2nd book of the series is just as good as the first. Had to read it all in a day - just couldn't put it down until the end. The roller coaster ride continues. Jessie and Drake keep on in their fight against evil along with Jeremy. This time Jeremy needs a favor from Jessie in helping a werewolf friend. I'm telling ya - there's certainly no shortage of hot alpha males in this series. And all of them want Jessie's attention. Even though Jessie sometimes questions her love for adorable vampire Drake, due to persistent hunky demon Jeremy and now an uber hot werewolf, she always gets it together in the end (thank gawd!!!) and realizes Drake is where her heart is. Drake makes my list as one of my favorite sexy hero vamps of all time.
This story is fast paced and the excitement never ends. The drama twists and turns and the snarky dialogue make this a fun read. This series is a winner - not one to be missed by PNR fans.
Posted by Book of Secrets on 26th Feb 2016
Catching an Evil Tail is Mary Abshire's thrilling follow up to Claiming the Evil Dead. Jessie Garrett is a half-demon with a unique ability. She's able to dispose of evil souls by ingesting them. Though she has tried to hide her gift for most of her life, Jessie was recently "outed," and now the supernatural community is after her help.
While her vampire boyfriend Drake is in Europe on business, Jessie agrees to help a friend of a friend. Well, her friend is actually Jeremy, a demon she owes a debt to, and his friend happens to be a werewolf named Ryan. Alan, the Alpha of Ryan's pack has been challenged for control by an evil werewolf who has spent years terrorizing and murdering women. Alan wants Jessie present at the challenge so she can send his soul to hell. To complicate matters, Jeremy wants Jessie for more than just her soul catching abilities, and Drake is none to thrilled about her being with him while he is away.
I dare you to read the first chapter and not be sucked into this story! (This was also true of the previous book.) Mary Abshire knows how to grab the reader's attention and not let go. The plot moves fast with a few surprising twists along the way. While I'm not sure this story follows the rules of a romance exactly, there are plenty of sexy scenes and erotic tension for those who like it steamy. The cast of characters is strong, and it includes the major players in the paranormal realm: demons, werewolves, vampires, warlocks and witches.
If you like strong female leads, then you will love Jessie. She is tough and knows how to take care of herself, but also realizes when she needs help. She continues to be troubled by her demon-half, wondering if she herself is doomed for hell, or whether her good deeds will save her soul. In this story, Jessie's relationship with Drake is rocky when she feels he has betrayed her trust. At the same time she's tempted by not one, but two other men who have set their sights on her: Jeremy and Alan. Jessie is conflicted, and the situation is an emotional one, not only for her but for the men vying for her attention.
Catching an Evil Tail is a captivating story that would appeal to fans of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. I'm very curious to see what happens to Jessie in the next book, Fighting Evil. Drake or Jeremy...who will she choose?
SOURCE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.