Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lagniappe

THE SCARAB THIEF SERIES

For those not familiar with cajun Lagniappe means A little something for nothing. Today's post is this weeks Lagniappe so grab your coffee cher and kick back for some fun and exciting excerpts from C.L. Stones more mature work.



Thief is the first book in C.L. Stone adult spin off series from her Ghost Bird series. Think of this set of books as the HBO version. She pulls less punches and there aren't any "fade to black" moments. Whereas her Ghost Bird series is clearly YA this one is most definitely not.

The writing in this spin off series is more mature as are the characters. I challenge you to pick a favorite I know which one is mine ;)

Marc-he's the first one to really talk to Kayli. He has two different colored eyes one is blue and one is green. He's also the first one to make his move toward Kayli.

Raven-The tattooed Russian. I challenge you to not fall in love with this sexy mans sense of humor. Check out this quote when Kayli asks if Blake is a bad guy because she's thinking of dating him.
  "In that case, yes. He's a dealer. And a rapist. And a murderer. He murders babies. Girl babies. And puppies. And he rapes them. After their dead. Sometimes."

Blake Coalter-A sexy rich guy that the Academy group has been watching because he's under suspicion of being a drug dealer for the Cartels.

You can't not love the bad guy in this book either. It's just too damn hard. You find yourself hoping he's not "all bad" because you want him to end up being good. I'm not telling you if he is or not either you'll have to read it to find out yourself. 

Let's not forget the main character of this piece. I knew I would like her when I read her last name was the same as my t.v. crushes the Winchesters on Supernatural. Kayli Winchester is a tough, smart ass, wise cracking, pick pocket who the boys recruit to help them on a side mission. At first she's cornered in pick pocketing in the mall and mistakenly believes the guys are there to pick her up and haul her into jail. She later finds out that they were just as surprised to find out she was the pickpocket they were looking for as she was to find out that they were trying to recruit her.

One of the best moments throughout the book is Kayli's acquiring of nicknames that she gets from her interactions with the guys.
I won't ruin that fun for you by leaving her nicknames here you'll just have to read the books for them yourself. 

As I said before this is a spin off adult series from the YA Ghost Bird series so you'll see some overlap of characters from that first series. Fans of the YA series will enjoy seeing some those characters pop up in this one. It's rare for a spin off to be better than the original and this one isn't necessarily better per se it's just more mature. The story lines between the two series dovetail nicely together and if you've read the ghost bird series this one will give you a few more clues to the possible identity of Volto.

Tune in next week when we review the I.A. Author Quinn Loftis and her Grey Wolf Series.

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