Monday, February 29, 2016

Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins Series review

Realm Walker
Realm Walker Series
Book One
Kathleen Collins
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Carina Press
Date of Publication: October 28, 2013
ISBN: 9781426896545
Word Count: 76,000

Book Description:
An estranged mate, a mangled body and a powerful demon who calls her by name…
As a Realm Walker for the Agency, Juliana Norris tracks deadly paranormal quarry using her unique ability to see magical signatures. She excels at her job, but her friends worry about her mysterious habit of dying in the line of duty without staying dead. That's only the first of her secrets.
Most people don't know Juliana became the mate of master vampire Thomas Kendrick before he abandoned her seven years ago. Most people don't know the horrors she endured at the hands of the vampire he left in command. Most people don't know her true parentage, or why a demon on a world-threatening rampage has taken a personal interest in her…
Even as Juliana pursues the demon, it goes after all she holds dear—including Thomas, who is back to claim her for his own. But if she can't reconcile her past and learn to trust herself again, she will lose him forever.
Available at Amazon BN Harlequin Print

My review of Realm Walker
Julianna is a walker. She works with the agency to keep the supernatural beings in check. She has a unique power of “seeing” living signatures left and it lets her track them easily. The only things that have no signature are demons and wouldn’t you know there is a high level demon running amok in her town. Julianna has to get rid of him which is proving difficult since he keeps possessing the bodies of her friends. Throw in her one true love that left her and has now decided to return after 7 years and she’s got a lot to deal with.
I’m not sure why, but this book didn’t hook me right away. It was exciting and had a great story line, but I didn’t get hooked till about half way through. But it did hook me and I ended up really enjoying this story. I got into the story enough to be angry about the demon possessing her friends.  I really liked the characters. I am eager to read more about Julianna, Nathaniel, Michael and Thomas and see what these characters will get into next. I hope we will get to know them better.  I give Realm Walker 4 stars.

Death’s Daughter
Realm Walker Series
Book 2
Kathleen Collins
Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal romance
Publisher: Carina press
ISBN: 9781426898112
Word Count: 68,000

Book Description:
Juliana Norris, Realm Walker with the Agency, is an Altered. A fact that she runs up against every time she’s forced to work with human police officers, and their species-ist commissioner, on cases they can’t solve themselves. Which happens more than they would like to admit.
Her gift—the quality that makes her the best Realm Walker in the business, without boast—is the ability to read magical signatures. Whether the gift came from her father, the dark fae god of death, or the mage mother she can’t remember, is anyone’s guess. And when Altered children start going missing with only wild magical signatures as clues, her heritage is the last thing on her mind.
She can’t afford such distractions, and she definitely can’t afford to worry about the fact that her mate, master vampire Thomas Kendrick, hasn’t spoken to her since she saved him from a demon—maybe it’s because she had to stab him to do so. Because whoever is kidnapping these children must be very powerful to wield wild magic. Very powerful, and very dangerous indeed.
Available at Amazon BN Harlequin Print

My review of Death's Daughter
Julianna Noris' job is difficult but rewarding. This time she’s after someone using wild magic. He’s taking children and leaving their bodies for her to find. She has to find him before he kills again.
I’m liking this series more and more! Juliana is tough, but under her tough exterior she has a tender side that has some scars. In the middle of solving crimes, she’s dealing with her vampire mate. He broke her heart and she’s finding it hard to let him in again. But this tough chick can definitely save the day and get her man too, right?
The love story between Julianna and Thomas is complicated, but the author definitely makes you want to root for Thomas and their inevitable passion. I am looking forward to where this series goes! 4 stars for Death’s Daughter.

The Making of Michael Bishop  
A Realm Walker Short Story
Kathleen Collins
Genre: urban fantasy, dark fantasy 
Date of Publication: August 30, 2014
Number of pages: 20

Book Description: Keep your distance. Don't look him in the eye. Feed him and leave.
Michael D'Augustino is a priest in the time of the Inquisition. Marked as weak for his refusal to torture those charged with sorcery, heresy, devil worship or worse, he's given another task. Feed the prisoner in the cell in the darkest corner of the dungeon. With the edict comes a set of instructions.
Ever obedient, Michael does exactly as he is told. Until the night his charge doesn't eat and Michael has to enter the cell to find out why. Instead of the beast he believes to be imprisoned there, he finds a man. A broken, tormented man who asks for help.
But all is not as it seems and, before the night is through, Michael will be changed forever.
Available at Amazon and BN
My review of The Making of Michael Bishop
This short story tell of how Thomas Kendrick’s second becomes a vampire. In the first two books of the series the story focuses on Julianna and Thomas. Their back story and their tangled lives. But here we get to know more about Michael. We’re taken back hundreds of years to when Michael was just a man. His need for acceptance by his father led to him getting turned. I guess that happened to be a good thing because he then met Thomas and the author leaves his short story there.
I hope we get more of Michael in the coming books. It’s always great to get some backstory on the characters! 4 stars

Blood Slave 
Realm Walker Series
Book 3
Kathleen Collins

Can she find a killer in a town where the basest desires are allowed to run free?

There are zombies in the Dead Zone and Juliana Norris is sent to take care of the problem. And for there to be zombies, there had to be bodies. When vampires are found to be the culprits, Juliana is sent undercover in the red light district of Kansas City. Lying to her mate, Thomas Kendrick, isn’t something she wants to do, but she’s in another vampire’s territory and Thomas would not be pleased. Besides, she’s more than capable of doing the job and she needs to prove it to everyone. Most of all herself.

Charles Morgan is in control of the Kansas City area, making a rich living off his various enterprises. Juliana goes undercover at the strip club Lust and gets sucked into his dark, decadent world. More victims turn up and the Agency is positive they’ve got their man, but Juliana is not so sure. When the Agency refuses to listen, she reluctantly turns to Thomas for help. He intervenes but finds Juliana unaware of the danger she is in and discovers she may just be too deep for him to save.

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My review of Blood Slave
Julianna Norris has fully accepted her mate Thomas. She’s given in to her heart and accepted his proposal. Her work still has her on dangerous assignments. This time she’s investigating a group of similar murders where the bodies were then dumped and the corpses reanimated. She has to go undercover to find the murderer before more young women end up dead.
I love the police work mysteries in this series as much as the romance. Each book Julianna has another mystery to solve and it’s a race against time to find the killer. I think each book in this series has gotten better than the last. I hope this series continues on for a lot more books!
Blood Slave gets 4.5 stars!

About the Author:
Kathleen Collins lives and works in Missouri. By day, she labors in the local prosecutor's office. At night she writes while surrounded by her husband, two boys and two loveable mutts. She is constantly thinking of her next project and loves to connect with her readers. You can find her most often on Facebook or on her website.


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