Sunday, March 31, 2013

Review: Into the Spotlight by Heather Long


Fifty years ago, Jeannie Williams made her way to Las Vegas seeking fame and fortune. Instead, she lost her soul and wound up performing nightly shows at the Arcana Royale. Every day, she straps on her feathers, her glitter, her stilettos, and she dances. Every day, it’s the same.

Until the day he walks in.

For six centuries, Malcolm Reynolds has been the go-to guy for anything his family needs: warrior, diplomat, wrangler, researcher, and now an attorney. He enters the Arcana Royale Casino, intent on negotiating the release of his cousin’s bad debt, but one look at the golden-skinned showgirl ignites a fire of need that he’s never experienced. When the fantasy come true sits at his table, words he never expected to hear come out of her lush mouth: “I need your help.”

Now he’s in for the toughest battle of his life, because the Overseers own both his cousin’s debt and her soul. And he’s not planning on leaving the Royale without either one.

This book has been previously published and has been revised and expanded from its original release.

Warning: Contains high-stakes games, sexy showgirls, and a powerful showdown between a vampire that can’t lose and the House that never does. Spells, slots, sirens and sex, oh my!

My Review:

I’ve been to Vegas, but not this Vegas. I want to go to the Vegas that Ms. Long creates. This is a world that is cruel at times, fantastic and amazing all rolled together.

Jeannie “Pandora” Williams, arrived in Vegas fifty years ago, only to make a simple mistake and ended up dancing as their lead showgirl Pandora for the last fifty years. I loved Jeannie from the start; she was strong, graceful and beautiful. The kind of heroine that it’s easy to fall in love with, it’s easy to see why she was chosen as lead dancer so she can seduce the senses every night.

Malcom Reynolds, is a lawyer, warrior and protector of his clan. He was sent to Vegas to bail out his cousin once again. He’s dashing, handsome, and easily enchanted by Jeannie’s beauty and her plight. He endeared me to him when he chose to help Jeannie.

Overall, this is a beautiful, engaging world that I want to visit over and over again. Ms. Long shows that she’s a true geek with references that I enjoyed noticing, I don’t think the references being noticed or not truly add or lessen the story, but I did enjoy them. I want to know the rest of the Soulgirls stories and hopefully we will have them soon. Please!

Buy Links:

Amazon             B&N              Samhain

5 books

No comments:

Post a Comment