Today we are a stop on Promotional Book Tour's Shifty Business tour. I absolutely LOVE Olivia Hardin and was thrilled to review another of her books! :) I actually read this book in ONE sitting!! Omg, it's amazing :) Also, if you haven't already entered the give away- What's stopping you?? Check it out below!
Gerry Hinton thought she had the perfect career as an operative for the Company. Her next assignment should have been another "mission accomplished", but hell was delivering hand baskets that day. When a little girl gives a mysterious silver box to Gerry, her world self-destructs. Suddenly under constant mental attacks, the only person who can save her is her partner, Nicky--but nothing comes without a cost. Secrets buried deep in the past begin to rise, threatening everything she holds dear. If she can't out run her past, can she save her future?
My Thoughts :
Shifty Business is the third book in the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy. Witch Way Bends begins the story with Devan Stowe who is learning who and what she is, read my review here. Bitten Shame(book 2) begins where book 1 left off and gives us insight into Jill Prescott's (Devan's best friend- turned vampire) background and how she became a vampire. Read my review here.
Shifty Business takes us on a journey (back in book 1 timeline but a side jaunt) to learn more about Gerry and Nicky. Gerry is a shape-shifting witch while her partner, Nicky is a dhampir. They have both been in previous books and their relationship was a little obscure. I was deeply surprised to find out that they were secretly married earlier ! Talk about keeping secrets!! A dhampir ( 1/2 human & 1/2 vampire) is pretty much the low rung in the paranormal ladder and Nicky felt it was better for Gerry to keep their marriage a secret.
After being given a mysterious silver box by a little girl, Gerry is plagued by mental attacks and puts herself into a coma-like state in order to survive. Nicky must not only get them somewhere safe and hide the slver box, but he must also figure out how to get Gerry to wake up again. Enter : old voodoo woman. Oh my, just when I think Olivia can't outdo herself, she does it again. I absolutely LOVED the scenes with the voodoo woman. She reminded me vaguely of my grandma (only minus the voodoo, ha). Eventually, with the help of Langston & voodoo lady, Nicky is able to awaken Gerry and they must go forward to fight not only the Org but The Company (who they 'work' for). Shifty Business is once again better than I expected. Olivia Hardin continues to outdo herself.
Each book in the trilogy could be read alone but they also compliment each other so well! One thing that relieved me to learn - while Trilogy = 3, the series will not end with this book. Olivia has more in store for us.. which is a good thing because otherwise I'd be hounding and endlessly stalking her until she gave me MORE!! Personally, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the next hit in the series comes in the form of Roon because I'm just a tiny bit in love with him right now.
About Author Olivia HardinAbout the Author – Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she’s generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie.
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