Crescent Moon Press
Piper’s Fury: A Passion of the Soul Novel
By Rachel Firasek
Editor Heather Howland
It's an empath thing...
Using your "powers" to help the Dark Hills Police Department hunt down serial killers doesn't leave much time for dating. Not that Piper Anast is complaining. The last thing she needs is some guy brushing up against her and pumping his pornographic thoughts into her head.
When she meets Bennett Slade, a sexy, tormented vampire, Piper stumbles headlong into a telepathic connection with his missing daughter. She can't leave the kid to the evil surrounding her unwanted visions, nor can she resist her draw to Slade. He's the first guy she's been able to touch vision-free in, well, forever.
As she and Slade close in on the evil creature holding his daughter, Piper's powers morph into a deadly fury. To save Slade's daughter-and herself-Piper must face down demons she never knew she had and trust the one thing she keeps from everyone.
Piper’s Fury had me hook, line and sinker at the prologue. I love when a good prologue grasps the reader and you have a burning desire to click the pages forward. The prologue starts the reader off when Piper was a child and a catastrophic event occurred that shaped the rest of Piper’s life. From the moment Piper whispered the word, “Momma?” I was done for.
What an engaging and interesting paranormal story Rachel Firasek created. There is a saturation of vampire books out there right now so when I first received Piper’s Fury to review, one of my first reactions was “not another vampire book”. However Piper’s Fury is not just another vampire book. In fact as clever as the vampire storyline is, it is rather secondary to the exciting and suspenseful search for a missing child. Learning all of the different aspects of Piper’s life and abilities was a thrilling page turning journey. Her empath powers are very well described and I loved that Piper was using her abilities to help the police force.
Many times throughout Piper’s Fury I questioned how or why or didn’t understand the character emotions. Why do men lust after Piper? Why is she so angry all the time? Why would she go there alone? How can that be? Etc. But one of the things I truly loved about Piper’s Fury is that the reader’s questions eventually get answered. It’s like all the puzzle pieces come together and it all fits perfectly. Like all great mysteries there is such a satisfaction when it all makes sense.
The heat factor in Piper’s Fury is low but that is not meant as a negative. The pace for intimacy was well matched for the story.
Rachel Firasek has done an awesome job setting up for a book two. There are unresolved issues that you want to learn more about and with the introduction of Slade’s daughter Evie, there are many curious directions the author could take. I believe that once a few of these books gets published, Rachel Firasek will have a fan following.