Friday, November 13, 2015

"Blood Diamond" by RJ Blain

Blood Diamond
(Witch & Wolf Book 3)
by RJ Blain

Blood Diamond is the third book in RJ Blain's Witch & Wolf series. Also available: Inquisitor and Winter Wolf (read my blog post).

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The world is full of corpses, and Jackson knows them by name. When a group strives to destroy the Inquisition, his powers may be all standing between the supernaturals and extinction.
However, when he learns the truth behind the deaths of his wife and unborn daughter, Jackson may prove to be the greatest threat of all to the survival of mankind ...

The world was full of corpses, and I, Dante Jackson Emmett Anderson, knew them by name. Unfortunately for me, my brother knew my secret.
When my brother asked for help, it usually involved unidentified bodies or paperwork. When he had showed up at my door, I hadn’t expected an invitation to join an Inquisition field operation, one dangerous enough to warrant the use of my brother’s armored truck. He had me dead to rights when he told me I’d be driving, and judging by the way he had smirked while spinning the keys around his finger, he had known it.
I doubted the red-painted, tempting seductress of a monstrosity could be eliminated by anything other than a missile or a tank; even if someone wanted to blast their way in, they’d need a ladder to reach the door. I wasn’t small, not at six foot three, and I needed the help of the step rail and roll bar to climb in. The rest of the team needed me to give them a hand.
I drew a deep breath and let it out in a sigh. I should have refused my twin and ignored the lure of driving his absurd, stupid truck. I should have told him I would do a stint at the Inquisition headquarters shuffling papers and naming dead people instead of pretending I was trained for field operations.
Drumming my hands against the leather wheel, probably the only normal thing in the truck, I waited. The manila envelope on the dashboard mocked me, reflecting in the windshield as I watched the darkening forest for any signs of the team’s return. Once I opened it, I’d know more about the operation and its Inquisitors than I wanted. I’d know the names and faces of the dead, and if my bad luck held, I’d get a glimpse of their final moments.
The dead were vindictive like that.
I leaned forward, resting my forehead on my hands. My brother had been in enough of a hurry to get me into his truck and on the road I hadn’t had time to change out of my suit. Combat boots, fatigues, and Kevlar protected the Inquisitors. I wore a silk dress shirt and an equally thin jacket a bullet would ignore before tearing a hole through me.
Clenching my teeth, I bumped my forehead against the wheel as I cursed my idiocy.
A smart man would’ve put the idling engine into gear and left. If I did that, I’d be the target of my very own Inquisition operation. I doubted even the Red Beast could withstand a pack of angry Fenerec armed with more firepower than the military. They had missiles, and I had supplied all six warheads to them. If they launched one at the truck, they’d blow it—and me—into scrap metal and unidentifiable bits.

Praise for the Book
"This book is thrilling, romantic, and emotional. It's a rollercoaster that will make you laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time. RJ has gone from strength to strength with this series, and this is the first one that brings together all of the characters in one place. It's beautifully crafted and an intelligent book. Once read, I recommend a re-read to discover nuances and teasers that may have been missed first time around." ~ Ayoub Khote
"Once again Blain has created a paranormal novel that kept me on my toes from beginning to end. It’s a fantastic addition to the series & a breathtaking novel in its own right." ~ Jonel
"There's a lot of absolutely great characters, sexual frustration, reminiscing, who-dun-it suspense, betrayal, plenty of booms, and a lot of romance. The ending is definitely one you won't expect!!!" ~ Frostpaw
"The more I read of R.J. Blain’s work, the more I love it. I like how this series progress in a different direction from most books you read. The books link together but they are also done in a way that you don’t have to read the other books first. But I strongly recommend reading them, they just make the series so much better." ~ Amazon Customer
"I cannot wait for the next book in this series! This series will not disappoint you! I recommend these books to anyone that likes urban fantasy paranormal!" ~ Melissa Burcham

About the Author
RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.
When she isn't playing pretend, she likes to think she's a cartographer and a sumi-e painter. In reality, she herds cats and a husband and obeys the commands of Tsu Dhi, the great warrior fish.
In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Should that fail, her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until she is satisfied.