Wilde Cardby Jenn Stark
When an antique gold show comes to Vegas, artifact-hunter Sara Wilde's job is simple: to locate and liberate a set of relics rumored to give their bearers access to an ancient, incredible power. Yet within the Connected community, whispers of a war against magic draw every psychic, mystic, warlock, and witch to Sin City. The
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All that glitters may not be gold.
When an antique gold show comes to Vegas, artifact-hunter Sara Wilde's job is simple: to locate and liberate a set of relics rumored to give their bearers access to an ancient, incredible power. Yet within the Connected community, whispers of a war against magic draw every psychic, mystic, warlock, and witch to Sin City. The most powerful Connected also covet the infamous relics, but no one wants them more than Sara's client--the insufferably arrogant, criminally sensual, and endlessly evasive Magician.
And what the Magician wants...
Sara's heist takes a turn for the trickier as the smoky-eyed specter from her past, Detective Brody Rooks, is assigned to investigate a break-in at the gold show, forcing her to confront the one man in Vegas she can't bluff. Even worse, just as she finally gets her hands on the goods, the game changes anew. The resulting chase leads her across the world to an ancient Egyptian temple filled with secrets, deception... and hints about her own abilities that could change everything. Desperate for answers, Sara is forced to turn to the one person she knows will manipulate, obfuscate and beguile to get whatever he craves. Only now, it seems, the Magician wants her.
Sometimes, when the deck is stacked against you... you've got to play the Wilde Card.
Meet the Author
Jenn Stark is an award-winning author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She lives and writes in Ohio. . . and she definitely loves to write. In addition to her "Immortal Vegas" urban fantasy series, she is also author Jennifer McGowan, whose Maids of Honor series of Young Adult Elizabethan spy romances are published by Simon & Schuster, and author Jennifer Chance, whose Rule Breakers series of New Adult contemporary romances are published by Random House/LoveSwept and whose new modern royals series, Gowns & Crowns, is now available.
You can find her online at www.jennstark.com, follow her on Twitter @jennstark, and visit her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authorjennstark.
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Sara Wilde returns in book two of the Immortal Vegas series. This installment revolves around Sara and her latest mission from the Arcana Council. The Arcana Council is composed of members with strong magic dedicated to keeping the balance. They are represented as some of the Major Arcana, some of the key players in the book are the Fool, Magician, Devil, and a few others. Sara excels as a magical artifacts hunter with her trusty tarot deck by her side. A local event, the Rarity, is in Vegas for the first time in forever and it's drawing some major players in Sara's field. She's tasked with finding some ancient scroll cases before they get to The Rarity and determine if their rumored powers are legit. Something is also drawing in the local Connected, people with abilities. Sara's task seems to be fairly easy, but unforseen complications gives us a more interesting read. I was happy to see more of the Aracana Council in this installment. While we don't find everything out about them, we're slowly unraveling information on them and I can't wait to find out more. I'm also intrigued by Sara's powers, she really just uses her tarot deck and some psychic ability but you can tell there will be more to come. All in all Wilde Card was a solid sequel and I can't wait to see what happens next. I recommend this book if you like Urban Fantasy with an Indiana Jane main character.
This is the second book in the series and the first one that I've read but it still made sense and I don't think I was hampered from enjoying the fast paced, action packed story. Sara Wilde is definitely wild! She's a tarot card reading psychic who has a talent for finding magical artefacts and the cat burglar skills to enable her to gain them for her employers. Now there's to be a convention in Las Vagas where some priceless artefacts will be up for secret auction and her first task is for the Magician who wants her to investigate their provenance and confirm they are indeed magical. This brings her back into contact with her first love, Detective Brody Rooks and so the fun begins . . . This is an intriguing, well written saga, with many powerful characters and you're never quite certain who is on the same side. There are twists and turns galore to keep you riveted and turning pages as Sara journeys into unknown places facing dangers, deceptions and delightful possibilities en route. With two potential romeos and plenty of action, what on earth will happen to Sara as the story unfolds and even the cards seem to be against her? I have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone who enjoys psychic mysteries packed with surprises and potential romance! Thanks to the author and Barclay Publicity for providing an ARC of this novel for me to read in exchange for this, my honest review.
I love this series! It has great action, great characters, and more sexual innuendo than actual sex. This time around, Sarah is looking for some ancient scroll cases inscribed with words of power. During her adventure she works with the Magician, the Priestess, the Devil, and the Fool – all characters from Tarot’s major arcana. But this time around she also gets to meet the Empress, a bohemian throwback to the 1970s whose loyalty can be somewhat finicky. Thanks to the Magician – or so she thinks – Sarah is manifesting a new power, a third eye, which helps her see magic more clearly. Every new power makes the immortals more and more curious about Sarah’s background. Now, with the mention of her parents, I’m getting more and more curious, too! This series is just plain fun! I hope it sticks around for a while. Wherever it’s going to take us, I’m sure it will be a wild(e) ride. Copy provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review courtesy of onebooktwo.com | one book, two reviews.
I haven't been this excited about a series since I found Ilona Andrews and Hailey Edwards!