Review x 2: Wicked Wind by Sharon Kay – Interesting and different!

Wicked Wind by Sharon Kay



“Born with the ability to command the wind, Nicole Bonham spends her life hiding her gift. Deciding to take control of her power, she dispenses her own brand of vigilante justice in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods. Stealth and surprise are always on her side.


Lash demon Gunnar prowls Earth and several supernatural realms to help maintain peace among the immortal species. His chance encounter with Nicole creates a hurricane of sparks between them, and he can’t let her out of his sight until he discovers her true identity. In his two hundred years, he has never seen a creature like her.


Nicole and Gunnar race to discover who – or what – is stabbing the city’s most destitute residents and stealing their blood. The fire that forged their bond explodes into white-hot passion, weaving their souls together on an unexpected level. Haunted by the past, Gunnar’s fiercely protective instincts battle with her need to defeat the creatures she was born to fight. As they track the mastermind behind the attacks, will Nicole’s unique talent unwittingly send her straight into his lair?”


“She wanted to kiss the hurt away, but knew from her own life that it would always be there. The sadness would remain, but it would exist next to new, buoyant memories. He had come through his own fiery trial as she had hers, not unscathed, but forged into something altogether different and stronger.”


Review by: Kayla

Grade: B+

I won a copy of Wicked Wind and was able to read it for Sunshine and Mountains blog. Wicked Wind was interesting and different from the usual books that I read. I loved the characters and all their different powers. Nichole controls the wind. I think it’s pretty neat that she can control where the wind goes. I never would have thought someone would have that kind of power. There is a lot of action in this book and it had a good story line. Wicked Wind is the first in this series of books. I’m sure we will learn more in the coming books about the other characters introduced in this book. There was a lot of good chemistry in this book.

**Kayla won a copy of this book in a giveaway and decided to allow the blog to post her review **


Review by Cianna

Grade: A

This book was quite good. I’m a fantasy person, so this paranormal romance  was up my alley enough that I was willing to take a chance! I think your basis for novels definitely influences review, and for me, I quite enjoyed this book, even though, I’m not the biggest romance reader. The idea behind it interested me, and vaguely reminded me of some awesome airbending scenes from Avatar: The Last Airbender TV show, so I was drawn in at that idea.

The characters were great, a strong male and female. The descriptions of  Nicole and Gunnar were quite good, detailed enough, but not overly so. The chemistry between them felt realistic and wasn’t forced. It’s a pretty steamy connection between them, but it reals pretty honest and real. Gunnar becomes quite the male hero in this novel, and he and Nicole has a pretty great adventure. Nicole is pretty badass, and that’s nice to see in a romance!

The plot was interesting, a lot happened in about a week’s time, so it’s a pretty fast paced novel, and it kept me reading. There was a lot of suspense, and action, and it was a little edge of your seat for a bit, but that’s good. A paranormal romance that doesn’t neglect it’s paranormal side is always a win for me. I’ve read so many romances classified like this that introduce something paranormal like, and then just head into the romance and don’t get back to the other action! I liked that Sharon Kay kept us up on the paranormal action side of things as well! 🙂

The book is well written, I didn’t really notice any grammatical errors, or issues that caused me to stop reading. It followed well and even though it has two dimensions it dealt with, the transitions were clear and I wasn’t confused. The idea is unique, detailed, and kept me reading. I thought the ending was good, and I expect to see good things from the next books in this series! 🙂

** I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

About this author:

Sharon Kay was bitten early by the writing bug. At age twelve she wrote a short story, about a magic ring, that won a statewide contest. With her nose always in a book, she read the most novels for her age group in her local library’s summer reading program.

In her teens, writing took a back seat to fashion, as she was determined to find clothes different from what everyone else bought at the mall. And what she couldn’t find, she created. She learned to sew, worked in a fabric store after school, and spent her spare time with a needle in hand. Her black and orange prom dress is still one of her favorite creations.

She majored in apparel design in college, spending her summers working in costume shops and bridal boutiques. She worked for ten years in the Chicago garment industry, and then switched her focus to apparel production logistics before becoming a stay at home mom.

Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and didn’t expect to write again. But Wicked Wind and the Solsti series formed in her head one weekend and refused to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.

Twitter: @sharonkaynovels

Day 12: Favorite Series of The Year

I’ve read so many wonderful good this year, and this was definitely the year of the Indies for me, because I had never really focused on indie books before, because I never really looked into it!

I have so many books, the firsts in series, that I have loved this year, and have mentioned in previous posts. If only one of them had a second book out already, I could pick them.  But alas, I was going to pick a book that at least had two in a series!

Favorite Series of The Year – Abandon by Meg Cabot

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These retellings of Persephone myth became a favorite of mine this year. I flew through them all this year, and love every minute of reading them. It’s an interesting twist, a wonderful set of characters, and a handsome, well meaning man, with a dark past, and a darker job.

Pierce becomes the consort of the Underworld, and she now needs to watch her back, because there are a lot of people who aren’t too happy about it.

If you like greek myths, and retellings, this is a book for you. If you like a handsome guy with a mysterious past, and a tortured soul, this is for you.  Just wonderful!

Check out Tiffany’s Book Hangover to see her favorite series! I bet she’s got a lovely indie one! 🙂