God this has been bothering me for-ev-er (enter Smalls from Sandlot). I started reading Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Bureau of American Defenseseries a few years ago. The series is a little meah, definitely not as good as her Dark Hunter series, but then what is a series without Achreon? Such a hard act to follow. If you follow me on twitter I mentioned I was “on the fence” for quite awhile about Phantoms of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon AND Diana Love. Hence, the yearlong indesivicness. First the whole co-author threw me for a loop, was I buying Sherrilyn Kenyon or Diana Love with SK’s name on the cover? Was this even part of Kenyon’s B.A.D series…? Why the heck is SH not writing her own books?
Mystery solved, tweeples. With a little help from Google, I found that Sherrilyn Kenyon will be co-authoring with
Diana Love for the rest of B.A.D series, although this could change, *ahem hopefully we’ll get an FYI next time. Apparently SK felt she wasn’t ‘doing this series justice’ and enlisted fellow tour buddy Diana Love to help write B.A.D suspense series. It did not mention if Diana Love will be writing ALL the future BAD books, although she already has another one out “Whispered Lies” Carlos story. I’m getting a pretty strong feeling she will be co-writing more.
I’ll start off with saying this is not a bad book, it’s just not Sherrilyn Kenyon. I could feel SK’s presence in certain parts, but for the most part the book reads like a new series and without Sherrilyn Kenyon’s writing style. I’ve come across Diana Love’s short stories in anthologies and she is not a bad writer; given some time I think she could be quite good.
Phantoms of the Night is ‘supposedly’ a continuation of the Bureau of American Defence series. Scratching my head in confusion. I really don’t remember “Terri Mitchell” mentioned in previous B.A.D books and if she was it was too brief and forgettable. I would have liked a little more 411 continuity from her last book to this new one *shrugs. Anyway this is her story with sexy phantom hottie Nathan Drake.
“Drawn deep in to an evil underbelly that cuts across all levels of society, two people who have no reason to trust, must trust in each other or die. And if Terri and Nathan die, a deadly attack will be unleached on thousands of innocent people.”
Truly I feel a little bit lighter getting to the bottom of this Sherrilyn Kenyon mystery! I’ll be picking up “Whispered Lies” , due to my highly curious nature and my obsessive compulsive disorder, I have to read every book in the series! How do you feel about this shift change?
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