Author: Stacey Kennedy
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Have you ever wondered who protects us mortals from the things that go bump in the night? In Stacey Kennedy’s urban fantasy novel, Werewolves Be Damned, we discover the world of the Guardians, supernatural beings who protect humans from rogue vampires, werewolves, and witches.
Meet Nexi Jones, half Guardian, half witch, who is out to destroy the werewolves who killed her family. She is helped out along the way by a fellow Guardian, the sexy Kyden, a man who would do anything to protect Nexi. New to the Guardian business, Nexi relies on Kyden to show her the ropes. Her training can’t happen fast enough as the Guardians are on the hunt for some werewolves and vampires who have decided to break the law of the Otherworld by killing humans. Add in Nexi’s search for those responsible for her parents’ murder and Nexi is a busy girl.
While solidly in the genre of urban fantasy, this book will also appeal to readers of New Adult Romance. The main character is only twenty-four, and her reactions in some of the scenes struck me as sometimes immature. The character development in the book is rather lacking, the author relying more on common fictional archetypes rather than fleshing out the individuals. However, the novel is strengthened with deft plotting and action-packed fight scenes. The romance between Nexi and Kyden is used more as an explanation into the characters’ motivations than as a stand-alone plot device, but for readers who like a little sex in their paranormals, this book has it.
Werewolves Be Damned is a light read, with fair entertainment value, and will appeal to those who enjoy the female hunter as heroine.