Bad hangovers don’t usually come with a pile of bodies.
Valentine’s a nice guy with ordinary problems. That's about to change.
Surfacing after a drunken night Val finds drug megacorp Biomne has unleashed hired guns to bring him in: no questions, and no witnesses. A criminally insane Russian is also hungering at his heels. Could one ravening sociopath be worse than an army?
Val's newfound strength and speed might not be enough to save him. Gift or curse, he's got to master the monster within before he and everyone he knows ends up dead.
Night’s Favor is the first book in Richard Parry’s gripping Night’s Champion trilogy. If you like supernatural suspense with great dialogue and heart-pumping action, pick this up today!
WARNING: contains bloodthirsty werewolves, doing what's right, swearing, use of alcohol, the family you choose, and a high body count. Seek your physician's advice before opening.
Protect The Pack
For me this story started a bit slow and too much detail about the mundane. I know it’s a delicate balance between enough info and too much for me some of the descriptions could have been lessened. Valentine/Val is burying his guilt after losing his wife and unborn child in a car accident in alcohol and unhealthy eating. His descent into depression is finally causing problems at work and he’s given a warning of get it together or you are through here. While at a bar with his childhood friend Val’s world gets a bit thrown off kilter.
With continued blackouts Val is not sure what is real or what is a dream/nightmare. All he knows is he’s wanted for questioning by the police, people seem to be trying to kill him and bodies seem to be stacking up and things keep pointing back to him.
Things get a little confusing at times then again it could have been me reading the book late after several long days at work, but sometimes I wasn’t certain whom was speaking. Nevertheless the tension and suspense starts ratcheting up and you are being drawn into their lives. Val meets a young lady that peaks his interest for the first time in a long time Danny/Danielle and he wants her to be a part of his life. He just has one problem someone is trying to kill him as he’s trying to start a connection with her. When things take a turn for the ugly and Danny’s child is taken the protective instinct in Val comes out hard and angry. The cub in his pack is taken and the beast within is ready to remove some heads to bring their cub back safely.
The last 20% of the book or so is pretty much non-stop action and gore. The author has a quirky sense of humor that shines through with his characters when things are about to go sideways really bad. When the bullet storm hits there are some laugh out loud moments, some snort laughing moments and did that person just say what I thought they did moments. Through it all you are running along side wanting to be in on every detail you are hoping your pack survives the fallout but you know that there is no guarantee that everyone will make it out alive.
The book started out as a 3 star then when things started picking up it went to a 4 star and the last 20% of the book it went to a 5 star. So I went middle and settled for 4 stars.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.