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Red Hot Fury (Shades of Fury Series #1)
     

Red Hot Fury (Shades of Fury Series #1)

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by Kasey MacKenzie
 

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Introducing a sizzling new urban fantasy series featuring Marissa Holloway, an immortal Fury who doesn't just get mad...she gets even.

As a Fury, Marissa Holloway belongs to an Arcane race that has avenged wrongdoing since time immemorial. As Boston's chief magical investigator for

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View our feature on Kasey Mackenzie’s Red Hot Fury.

Introducing a sizzling new urban fantasy series featuring Marissa Holloway, an immortal Fury who doesn't just get mad...she gets even.

As a Fury, Marissa Holloway belongs to an Arcane race that has avenged wrongdoing since time immemorial. As Boston's chief magical investigator for the past five years, she's doing what she was born to do: solve supernatural crimes.

But Riss's investigation into a dead sister Fury leads to her being inexplicably suspended from her job. And to uncover the truth behind this cover-up, she'll have to turn to her shape-shifting Warhound ex for help.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441018925
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/29/2010
Series:
Shades of Fury Series , #1
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
646,639
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Red Hot Fury 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Like the other Fury Sisterhood members, Marissa "Riss" Holloway protects mortals from the others. For the last five years, Riss has been the Chief Magical Investigator in Boston. When an arcane body corpse is found in Boston Harbor, she leads the official inquiry. Riss is shocked because the corpse is that of her Fury sister Ness, who was her best friend before their dispute ended all contact. Even more stunning to the cop is Ness' tattoos have been slightly magically modified. Riss notifies her superiors only to be suspended although she fails to comprehend why. Her theory is someone at the top of the leadership does not want a real homicide investigation. When an assassin tries to kill her, Riss asks her ex, shapeshifting Warhound Scott Murphy, to help her as she investigates the murder, the reason she was removed from the case and the attempt on her life that she believes is tied together with the only probable cause being someone is generating a cross-species war. This exciting urban fantasy investigative thriller takes off once the uneven difficult to read introduction to the key players and a paranormal Boston are established. From that point readers obtain an enjoyable investigative thriller starring a kick butt heroine (the sub-genre is inundated with these tough females) who follows leads into the upper crust and cesspool communities resided by human and paranormal beings. Her efforts along side Murphy make Red Hot Fury an overall entertaining tale as Boston comes alive with the others because the heroine seeks vengeance for her former BFF and to prevent genocide. Harriet Klausner
DonnaH1968 More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! I found it to be highly entertaining and I've read the 2nd one also and I'm eagerly awaiting the new one. The idea is fresh and there's enough of a twist that you stay interested.
alexia561 More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this one! I don't think I've read a book featuring furies before, and never really knew their mythology. Love it when I come across new myths and legends! Liked the background provided about harpies and warhounds as well. Very cool! Really liked Riss, the Fury who is trying to track down why Arcanes have been disappearing, and why someone wants her to think that her missing best friend is dead. She's one of those kickass heroines that I love, and I really liked her. Maybe it was her struggle to do the right thing, and keep a lid on her rage? I can totally relate to that. (be afraid! be very afraid!) *L* Anyway, once Riss is suspended from her job as Chief Magical Investigator and realizes that assassins are trying to kill her, she turns to the only person she can trust to keep her safe; her ex-love, Scott. Helps that his family are warhound mercenaries, another species I wasn't familiar with. Let's pause for a moment and bask in the sheer animal magnetism of Scott the warhound....*sigh*...um, sorry, where was I? So we have a Fury trying to solve a mystery with no back-up, while on the run from the authorities and assassins both. The possibility of sparks flying with an ex. The discovery that Arcanes have been disappearing over the last few years. All connected to a horrible, evil plot that could lead to war between the races. Whoa! Really enjoyed this book! Good action, interesting characters, a great heroine, sexy-yet-not-annoying men, and an actual plot! Kasey is a very talented writer, and I really enjoyed the universe she came up with. This is listed as a Shades of Fury novel, so hoping that it will be a series! Would love to see more of Riss and Scott, want to see what happens with Cori, curious about how Olivia will turn out, want more of the harpies, and would like to meet more of the Murphy clan. And did I mention my new fascination with warhounds?
Meryta More than 1 year ago
I got hooked on this series recently and I liked them a lot. I recommend them to anybody who likes urban fantasy
Lupaket More than 1 year ago
Read it. Loved it. Recommend it. Can't wait to read book two, Green-Eyed Envy!
Dianne57 More than 1 year ago
Red Hot Fury by Kasey MacKenzieThis is the first edition in a new Urban Fantasy series and it features an extremely strong and seemingly capable heroine named Marissa Holloway. Marissa (or Rissa) is a Fury packed full with multiple 'talents'. While starting an investigation of the death of what appears to be another Fury, she is immediately suspended from her job and then quite suddenly she finds human assassins trying to take her out. So what does she do? She runs to a past lover that she happens to hate (sort of) right now, but would seriously like to bed. Of course he is a Warhound shape-shifter and with it comes a lot of other uber powers so we can ratchet up the amount of disbelief that we have to suspend. Chaos reigns with people seemingly ratting Marissa out and the bad guys always able to find her. She takes a lot of hits for the team though! If there is a way to get out of a tight situation, she can do whatever it takes to get herself out. She can shift her looks, she can fly, she has snakes on her arms (tattoos) that can come alive and inject poison into the enemy, she can channel rage and become even more deadly...why I think that she can even leap tall buildings in a single bound! After all this is speculative fiction, right? As I've mentioned in order to read this and to enjoy it we need to suspend our disbelief. But the problem as I see it, is that Marissa is a Mary Sue character...a caricature of every Super Power comic book heroine you can think of. And I don't mean that in a good way. She is poorly drawn, silly, overly sarcastic and not in a funny way. Her ex Scott, seems castrated and powerless next to Marissa and her uber powers. The mystery of the story is easily figured out and it took me a lot of will power to finish this so I could give it the review that it deserves.This is a debut book and perhaps the series will get better, and if you are compelled to read all of the books in speculative fiction like I am, may I heartily suggest that you take this one out from the library.
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kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like this book and I was disappointed that it was so corny. The author seemed like she was trying to hard to incorporate stolen ideas from not one but most of the modern pop culture TV into this one novel. I feel like the first chapter alone combined episodes of Charmed, Law & Order and Smallville. This book has poser written all over it for me and I have zero patience for it. The Superhuman healing comments were way over the top, juvenile and irritating as hell. Needless to say, I didn't particularly care for this book, and I won't be reading the next book in the series Green Eyed Envy. The only thing interesting about this book is the cover.
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ElizabethT More than 1 year ago
Great Read!
Maggie02SK More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perfect for reading while watching sports on TV. The book doesn't require concentration to follow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next book.