Edge of Oblivion (Night Prowler Series #2)

Edge of Oblivion (Night Prowler Series #2)

by J. T. Geissinger

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2013 RITA® Finalist for Best Paranormal Romance

A sensual, page-turning read that brings together two unlikely lovers in an explosive world of danger, beauty and supernatural forces.

There exists a world beyond our own. It is a world of ancient magic and well-guarded secrets, of strict laws and harsh punishments for those who betray them, inhabited by the Ikati, a race of gifted people with unimaginable powers. It is here where two people with dark pasts meet.

Morgan is beautiful, smart, sexy…and about to die. Convicted of treason against her shape-shifting kin, she is given one last chance at redemption; discover the hidden lair of the enemy intent on destroying every one of her kind, or forfeit her life.

Xander is ruthless, heartless, cold-blooded…and assigned to kill her if she fails in her task. Expecting to feel nothing but contempt for the traitor under his watch, the assassin accompanies Morgan on her search, but as the two race through the heart of Italy while the clock winds down to zero hour, he finds himself drawn into a dangerous web of desire as powerful as it is forbidden. Their passion will test everything they believe in, and endanger the future of the tribe itself.

Sensual, edgy, and action-packed, Edge of Oblivion is a must-read for lovers of dark paranormal romance in the vein of Laurell K. Hamilton and J.R Ward.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612184197
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Series: Night Prowler Series , #2
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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Edge of Oblivion 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
There’s so much that happens in this story that just has you glued to the page. Xander and Morgan are incredibly compelling and my heart just broke for them repeatedly. I love the members of the Syndicate that are introduced. I am also intrigued with the idea of a newly discovered colony, though I have no idea where that might go in future books and I fear how things will go with who I suspect is the villain of book 3. I can’t really say too much about the colony and the villain and all due to spoilers, so I’ll just say, go read! This book also definitely felt like it had a darker villain than book 1 (which isn’t a bad thing!), though thankfully the worse of his transgressions occur “off screen”. I am a little disappointed that we didn’t get to see more of the characters we met in book 1 and what little we did see just didn’t have the same feel. I did have a big hiccup while reading. There are some definite parallels that can be drawn between some things in this story and some things in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world by JR Ward, which frustrated me for a while until ultimately the differences presented themselves enough to satisfy me. A truly exciting sequel with many twists and turns, Edge of Oblivion will have you laughing, crying, and hanging on every word. It’ll have you up all night and wanting more!
Suzi1811 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and could have read it a lot faster if I hadn't just started a new job at the same time I received it! This was Morgan's book with her love interest being the Ikati Assassin Xander. It was great getting into her head and seeing how much she genuinely regretted what she did and maybe even craved home a little after trying to escape it for so long. There were also a couple of pretty big twists regarding the Expurgari that I won't reveal but that did take me by surprise at the end! Xander was easy to like as well, he really had a rough childhood, much rougher then Morgan but he was a good person despite his own poor opinion of himself. I loved these two together as in a lot of ways they can understand each other better then just about anyone else. I loved meeting the new colony as well and seeing how different they were from the colonies we know. I can see a future story involving Eliana and Demetrius being developed with how the book ended. I'd love to see those two end up together and I think that her fathers research may be important to the Ikati race and be life-changing for them so I'd like to see how it plays out and whether their colony will now make contact with the other colonies, reach out to them and form an alliance of sorts. I'd quite like that, they could come out of the tunnels and live above ground like the other colonies. I also want to see when Jenna (from the first book) is gonna start changing laws to improve the existence of female Ikati and to allow greater freedom in the tribe. I do hope that Morgan returns to the tribe eventually. I think she will miss them and that once she's travelled she may yearn to return home. Espeacially after what she learned. Can't wait for the next book! I was so exited when I learned that the author had been contracted for another four books in this series!
ZR1000 More than 1 year ago
Excellent paranormal suspense. This author's writing is sheer perfection. The words flow like fluid as she weaves her lyrical tale of the Ikati shape shifters. You are captured from the beginning and enthralled until the end, the suspense is electrifying. These are the best shape shifters I've read yet. I don't know which book I like more the first or the second, they are both fantastic. Morgan, the heroine, was labeled a traitor to her race in book one and we hated her but in this book we come to understand the motivations that led to her fall from grace and feel her regrets. There is such a depth to the character of Xander, the assassin, and hero. You can't help but like and empathize with him. The chemistry between the two jumps off the page but the romance does not overpower the storyline. There is danger and a mystery to be solved and much that leads to its resolution. Mystery, romance and suspense are keys to a good novel and these books have all three. The history of the characters and the description of the world they live in are so vivid to the reader. All the characters are well developed. I like the way the author sets up the characters for the next book without interfering with the ending of this story, a nice blend of ending and beginning. Upon finishing you are left with such a desire for more of these stories, you will miss these characters. I am glad there are more books to come. Highly recommend.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by: Maria Book provided by: Publisher Review originally posted at Romancing the Book So. A paranormal romance, Xander and Morgan’s story. Unlike other paranormals I’ve read, both of the pair are superhuman beings, not just one or the other (when I’ve read paranormal romances before, it was always the male who was supernatural). Well, I’m not a huge reader of paranormals, but I like to read one every now and then, and this one was good. None of your werewolves or vampires, this pair belong to a tribe called the Ikati, a tribe of shifters who have coexisted uneasily with humankind through the ages. They’ve survived primarily because of their close bonds and secrecy. The trouble is, anyone who violates the rules is dealt with swiftly and harshly. On the brink of a brutal and humiliating execution, Morgan gets an unexpected reprieve. She has to go to Rome to hunt down the Expurgari, the enemies of the Ikati. She’s accompanied by an assassin, Xander and he is the nearest thing to a machine I’ve ever read about. Hard as iron and just as unfeeling. Should Morgan fail in her mission, she is to be swiftly eliminated, without mercy. I must say, this Morgan is quite an irresistible character. She practically dances off the page, in her high heeled shoes and her revealing ensembles. She mercilessly teases Xander with her unique pack of paranormal gifts. It isn’t long before the formidable Xander starts melting, but we are given to understand that this is not his usual style. Morgan, you see, is unique. Her life may be in danger from you, but she’ll defy you to the end and tell you to go to hell if you piss her off. You get the picture? Somehow, she manages to pull it off. Morgan’s mission to find the Expurgari is accomplished in the most surprising and unexpected ways. Along the way, she discovers an unknown colony of Ikati, living in one of the holiest shrines of the Christian world. Xander may be hard boiled, but he’s not evil, having survived horrific abuse as a child. The evil characters in this tale would give your nightmares nightmares, with ghoulish hints of bondage, torture and terror. Only hints, mind you, but heck, it’s enough! This writer was skilful enough to credibly reproduce the roughhousing banter of male company, extremely hard boiled male company. I didn’t hear the voice of a woman in that narrative and was quite surprised to learn that the author was female, as the name doesn’t give the gender away. As Morgan and Xander come to know each other and their unique personalities better and better, time grows short and the heat is on. Morgan proves her loyalty and Xander comes to realize, even as he grows to care, that she is not the traitor she’s supposed to be. But as danger closes in around Morgan. As she edges towards the catacombs of Rome, will Xander be able to reach her on time and will he be able to save her? And will he save her to have to kill her ultimately? That’s the hook that will have the reader turning the pages. There are love scenes, pretty hot at that, but nothing slows down the pace of this novel. And the author has left me with a lasting impression, which none other has ever done. She’s turned the Vatican into a veritable house of horrors. I, a lifelong paid up member of the church, saw this place as the center of the Christian universe. That’s all changed now. Why, it’s a mausoleum, a two thousand year old tomb, full of rotting bones and corruption. Why didn’t that ever strike me before? Favorite Quote:‘ The door swung farther open, and suddenly there came a sound that stood all the tiny hairs on the back of his neck straight on end. A low, rumbling growl, from a back corner of the cell, a corner so black he couldn’t fathom it. Rich and spine chilling, with an unmistakable tone of warning, it was a sound he’d recognize anywhere. Then out of the blackness, a glow appeared, two almond shaped points of hot, burning green. A pair of eyes, beautiful and predatory, fixed on her.
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson: *ARC received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. Edge of Oblivion was my first foray into the world of NIGHT PROWLER and the mind of J.T Geissinger and immediately upon completion of the book I was kicking myself because I didn't take the time to read Shadow's Edge first - not that Edge of Oblivion didn't stand well on its own, on the contrary, it worked as a standalone just fine - but because it was so amazing I simply wanted more! My exact words upon completion of the book were "Wow, quite possibly the best shifter book I have read in awhile. A diabolical villain with a God complex, supporters of the villain who are trapped and brainwashed, a headstrong, smart, confident heroine, a tortured, sexy alpha male looking for his redemption, supporting characters you NEED to know more about, and a plot that keeps you guessing, gasping, and wanting more. The NIGHT PROWLER series is truly something special, and after the end of Edge of Oblivion, I cannot wait to see what happens next!" It was all of that and more... Our heroine, Morgan, has been sentenced to death for endangering the secrets and wellfare of her Ikati colony. Luckily for her, the Queen of the colony is a close friend and not one who is willing to just see Morgan executed. Her only saving grace is to travel to Rome under the watchful eye of the Queen's Consort's brother (and one of the colony's best assassins), Xander, to find the elusive Expurgari - the tribe's enemy of old. During their trip, Morgan and Xander get WAY more than they bargained for - secrets, mayhem, murder, betrayal, and lust to just name a few, all wrapped up in the secretive world of the Ikati and layered under the ancient history of the Vatican. Edge of Oblivion was a dark, dangerous, sexy, action-packed thrill ride and I wanted more the minute the last page was flipped. LITERAL ADDICTION gives Edge of Oblivion 5 Skulls and recommends it to Paranormal addicts far and wide (Urban Fantasy junkies, Paranormal Romance lovers, and fans of the Shifter supe-group should definitely check out this book and the series as a whole).
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
"Edge of Oblivion" is the second book in the 'Night Prowler' series. I actually wished I read the first book, but after some confusion and finding the answers to my questions, I was hook in the story line. J.T. pens her characters interesting in a well developed plot that has plenty of suspense, action and romance with a touch of the paranormal/fantasy world. A must read for all fantasy/suspense/supernatural/romance fans. *5 Stars* This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago