Friday, April 19, 2013

The Harbinger (13th Floor) / Christine Rains

Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Approximate word count: 25-30,000 words

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Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom who lives in southern Indiana with her husband and son. Ms. Rains is a member of S.C.I.F.I. and Untethered Realms. You can find out more on her website, Facebook, or on her blog.


The Harbinger is the fourth novella in Ms. Rains’ The 13th Floor series.

“Meira Harper loves both her jobs: talking about beautiful shoes and fetching souls for Zeus. But the Thunder God threatens the harpy's loyalty to her job when she receives the call to bring the soul of gorgeous Sam Wright. Meira pleads with her boss to let him live. Zeus agrees, but Sam must fight for his life. If Sam can win three challenges, he can keep his soul.

The gods never play fairly, though, so Meira needs to find ways to help Sam with the challenges. She cannot outwardly cross her master, but she refuses to let the man she loves lose his soul. They haven't even had a chance to start a life together.

Sam's soul is on the line. Meira's will be too if she's caught, but that's a risk she's willing to take.”


Ms. Rains has done it again. It took me a little longer to actually love this novella, but this author’s intelligent writing style and contemporary view of the Gods won me over. The journey that these two characters take is unique and drew me in. The inner turmoil that Meira felt was real and I was as concerned for Meira’s soul as I was Sam’s. The character development was outstanding; I even ended up liking Hera at the end. The challenges Sam was given seemed insurmountable, I think the author proved, for man, that anything is possible with the right woman/harpy by his side. The last challenge had me reeling, but the author’s brilliant mind was able to make it work. Sam Wright was a true hero. The action, drama, and emotion in this novella are worth five stars.


This is the fourth book in The 13th Floor series.

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Rating: ***** Five stars


Christine Rains said...

Thank you again! :)

?wazithinkin said...

Ms. Rains, thank you again for stopping by. I can't wait to where you go next with this series.