Goddess With a Blade: An Epic Urban Fantasy Novel

Goddess With a Blade: An Epic Urban Fantasy Novel

by Lauren Dane
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Goddess With a Blade: An Epic Urban Fantasy Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 92 reviews.
Otterina More than 1 year ago
Not an Iron Druid Chronicle, but a really, really good Celtic Goddess Vessel incarnation working for & against vampires. Logical, just emotional enough, complex relationships. Chewy political situations, just enough sex to keep the erotic fantasy alive.. Brigid plays with swords! And lots of lovely dry humor.. lots & lots of mystery. A really good starter book to a series I have high hopes for. Rowan, rocks & rules... and I have to admit I would trip Clive & beat himto the floor myself... I really hope this becomes a series with legs...
pdubz More than 1 year ago
I have to start out by saying that I am already a fan of Lauren Dane's very different erotica Brown Siblings series. So when I discovered this new Paranormal Romance release Goddess with a Blade was coming out I had to get my hands on it. At first, I was slightly turned off by Rowan's ginormous chip on her shoulder. Her over-the-top arrogance was much to digest, even though initially we are given bits and pieces of why she is the way she is throughout the novel. I love a cusses-like-a-sailor-bad-a heroine as much as the next UF fan, but her constant barking could be distracting. Yet once she and Clive started bickering and going at it, it turned super duper caliente. All this being said, Rowan majorly managed to grow on me, and her chemistry with Clive was fantastically written. Clive is seemingly her opposite in every way - he is obsessively manicured with immaculate self control where she is vulgar and very rough around the edge - but the minute they are in one another's company respective buttons are pushed and frustration and anger turn in to sexy combustion. She makes it her mission to give him a frustration neck tic, and it becomes quite comical. Their banter and commentary of one another had me giggling. Eventually, we truly see Rowan evolve as a character and become more than just a fire-spitting beotch, hee hee. Oh she still has her fire and spits it, but she also develops a definite level of empathy that was not there when we first meet her. As her thirtieth Birthday comes and goes we also see a fundamental transition that affects all of her relationships as well as her perceptions. By now we truly see just how many worlds she has to exist in, and how she is what she is to stay sane and do her job. The truth is, I didn't see it coming but I found myself enamored with Rowan. This is a romance story of opposites attract and it works in every way. The plot itself was a good action mystery, and had a few different spins making it more than your everyday run of the mill PNR. The combination of Rowan and Clive together is what kept me reading the most, just waiting for them to meet again. And there were some very interesting secondary characters such as Clive, the scribe taxi driver who fills his cab with stuffed dead animals. And there are dust devils which were really cool. I thoroughly enjoyed Goddess with a Blade and I recommend it. Furthermore, should this become a series, I would certainly read the next installment! - Spaz
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and hope there will be a series.
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
Goddess With a Blade is an awesome Urban Fantasy. Rowan Summerwaite is one hard, cold, and kick-butt hunter. But Rowan is also Brigid, a vessel for a Goddess. Her blade is blessed to kill vampires. She's been placed in Las Vargas by the Hunter Corporation to keep all vampires in line. That means no killing humans. Rowan has to work with a handsome vampire named Clive Stewart, who is the Scion in Las Vegas, and he rules his vampires. He doesn't need any help from Rowan to keep his vampires in line specially after she killed the last Scion. But when a rogue vampire starts killing human women, Clive has no choice but to let Rowan do her job, which means these two have to work together, and this is where the fun starts. Rowan and Clive's hate/love relationship is hilarious. No matter how hard they try to hate each other the more they want each other. Rowan and Clive had me laughing and swooning. Rowan totally aggravated Clive in more ways than one-she has a mouth that just won't shut-up, and this gives the strong storyline a great balance with comic relief while dealing with the seriousness of a serial killer. I really enjoyed reading this book. It had all the steamy romance, humor, and drama you could ask for in an Urban Fantasy. I highly recommend Goddess with a Blade. A must read!!!
Elle-Elle More than 1 year ago
I am hoping this book turns into a series! I would love to know more about Rowan and see how her relationship with Clive evolves.
kwillard More than 1 year ago
i really like this author i have many of her books . this one is the best i can't wait til the next one in this story line comes out. its full of adventure and fun, i read it in one setting
Jamie_Bird More than 1 year ago
First let me say while Lauren Dane is mostly noted for her Erotic works this book is not erotic. It is classified as Urban Fantasy and although it does have a few sex scenes in it they are not as graphic or long as an erotic novel. That being said this book had everything I love in a good story (Urban Fantasy, with Romance & Humor all wrapped in an intriguing plot). I absolutely loved this book but Lauren is one of my favorite authors so I am not surprised. She is fantastic at world building and this book did not disappoint mixing Vampires with Celtic mythology into a very creative package!! The characters are also well developed and extremely interesting (not to mention Clive is HOT!!). Rowan is a member of the Hunter Counsel as well as a vessel of the Celtic Goddess Brigid. She is a straightforward, kick ass, loud mouth that doesn't take crap from anyone. I loved her and she had me cracking up the whole book. Clive on the other hand is the new vampire Scion of Las Vegas. He is a little uptight and very business like but Rowan gets under his skin which leads to a very explosive but HOT relationship between the two. There are also a lot of very interesting secondary characters that I would love to see more of also. This book is so great and has so much potential but at the moment it is a stand alone novel. The ending is complete but there could very easily be more to the story. I asked Lauren on Facebook if she planned on more books in this world and Lauren replied "If it does well enough, yes I'd love to be able to write more - I'd like to take Rowan to the Keep." "Damn that's good. Your mouth is the annoying part when it isn't better occupied apparently. However, your body is as dangerous as that blade I'm looking at." Clive "Puhleeze. You're so uptight I bet your boxers are ironed." Rowan
BookishLisa1975 More than 1 year ago
I enjoy her more paranormal stories better than the others anyways but this one had everything. Rowan and Clive were amazing the story was great and never lagged. Sometimes with her stories the sexual part is overwhelms the story (or the story is underwhelming?) but this was fantastic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Fast paced. Sexy (not YA). Lots of action. Good storyline with interesting characters. I love that the heroine, and that she definitely is, gives in to her passion so quickly. It's annoying when they hold out for most of the book and play the do I or don't I game. The characters are well rounded and not absolute or rigid which can be a problem in PR. She also speaks without a filter which is pretty humorous when around a stuffy British vamp. Hope like crazy that this turns into a series!
Dawn Cameron More than 1 year ago
I hope this becomes a series, and was disappointed there wasn't a sequel to buy right away! Please right more ASAP since I promise to pirchase. This series could be up there with the Anita Blake novels!
Michelle Newhard More than 1 year ago
Wow, did I LOVE this book! More than a lot of other stories in this genre and way more than the other stories I've read by this author!! Don't hold back on us! We want more please :-)
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I had gotten the next book from reader service and kept wondering what the Vegas thing that kept popping up was about. I finally realized that this book existed and was like have to have. I have never been happier.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Starting the second book now.
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niah More than 1 year ago
real good read. the editing not so much
cactusflowerSE More than 1 year ago
Vampires vs the hunter.....and an unexpected, unwanted love
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I loved this book! A kick-ass vessel for a goddess who polices vampires who break the rules, her spooky foster father, a sizzling hot lover, and a wacko killer vamp they're all hunting -- what more could you ask for?! Throw in rapier wit, a full gamut of good & bad humans, a sprinkling of hot sex, and excellent writing skills, and you've got a book that'll keep you reading into the night. If you don't like paranormal, don't complain; just don't read it! The title and description are a dead giveaway -- DUH!
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