After her twin sister’s brutal death, former US Army Sergeant Allison “Lex” Luther vowed to protect her niece, Charlie, from every possible danger. Then when two vampires attempted to kidnap the child, it quickly turned into a fight to the death—Lex’s death, that is.
Lex wakes up to two shocking discoveries: she has somehow survived the fight; and baby Charlie is a “null,” gifted with the ability to weaken supernatural forces…and a target for evil creatures who want to control that power. Determined to guarantee a safe future for Charlie, Lex makes a deal with the local coven. She sets out with the dashing—and undead—Detective Quinn to track down who’s responsible for the kidnapping, sharpening her magic skills along the way. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more dangerous her powers become, threatening to destroy everything—including herself.
Boundary Crossed is a dark, thrilling glimpse into a magical world that will leave readers spellbound.
About the Author
Melissa F. Olson was born and raised in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and studied film and literature at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After a brief stint in the Hollywood studio system, she moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where she eventually acquired a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, a husband, a mortgage, a teaching gig, two kids, and two comically oversized dogs, in no particular order. She’s made substantial waves among lovers of urban fantasy with her popular Scarlett Bernard series. The Big Keep, the kickoff to her Lena Dane Mysteries series, has brought her similar acclaim. She’s been asked to take part in a number of specialized panels, including Odyssey Con and the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Conference. Learn more about Melissa, her work, and her dogs at MelissaFOlson.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was nice and refreshing. When I stated reading from the first word it had me hooked me I could not put it down. US Army Sergeant Allison “Lex” Luther could not get her life under control when she got out of the service because of losing all of her team and losing her sister after that and leaving a daughter and husband behind. Lex thought she had to take care of her niece after losing her. But now would be time to get the book to find out what happens. It is worth it to have this book and the next two.
Main Characters: I found myself invested in Lex right away, drawn in by the emotional struggle of her post-army reintegration, the loss of her twin, the rescue animals, and her over-developed sense of responsibility. Quinn, Simon, and Lily are all great characters that I cared about instantly. Other Characters: I enjoyed the portrayal of Lex’s family as close, loving, and sometimes overwhelming. Charlie, the baby, is a darling. I’m not sure how I feel about the Vampires or the Witches overall; they both have their good and bad points – which is pretty realistic about any group of people. World: I’m happy Boundary Crossed is set in the same world as Scarlett Bernard. If you haven’t read the Bernard series, you won’t be missing any crucial details; but, the world is rich enough for many more stories. I am tempted to go reread the Bernard series just to remind myself of the world. Story: I’m pleasantly surprised by the story. I read and liked the Scarlett Bernard series, but found it a bit lighter, a bit “romancy-ier” than I usually prefer. Boundary Crossed is not light. It is straight-up Urban Fantasy, which I enjoyed. There aren’t many slow spots in the story at all. The reader jumps right in with the kidnap of Lex’s niece and skims over a few weeks of inactivity in a paragraph or two. The action keeps moving right to the end. Overall: I think this is a series to watch and I’m looking forward to the next installment. I’m going to pick it up in audio and see how it sounds. Purchased. Review courtesy of onebooktwo.com | one book, two reviews.