Sunday, December 23, 2012

Night Games ~ Night #2

Title ~ Night Games 
Series ~ Night, #2
Author ~ Crystal Jordan
Publisher ~ Aphrodisia
Published ~ 28 February 2012
Genres ~ Paranormal/Romance/Suspense

My Rating ~ 3 bites out of 5

Selena Grayson is a Seattle cop and an elf that is centuries old. She’s reaching the end of her very long life, but if her former partner’s vision comes true, the end will come years sooner than is natural.

Special Agent Jack Laramie is one of the few Normals working for the FBI’s Magickal Crimes Unit. The strictest decree in the Magickal world is Normals can’t know about Magickals, but Jack’s mom married a werewolf and then his mom became one, too. Jack opted to stay human after his stepdad offered to turn him, but after a stint in the Marines he decided to join the FBI’s MCU to help protect humans and Magickals alike.  

When a serial killer comes to town with a grudge against those connected to Magickals and an M.O. the same as a case Selena worked years ago in New Orleans, the Seattle PD loans her to the Jack’s unit. However, Selena is hiding some very important personal info about the 30-yr-old case. As she and Jack engage in a no strings affair while working on the case, how far will it go before the truth comes out? Will Jack be able to forgive her? Will Selena survive even though her death on this case has been predicted by the most powerful seer alive? Is Fate really out of our hands?

This was a great story with an interesting plot and excellent pacing. The characters were rich and well-developed and I love the world in which they live. So why 3 bites instead of 4? Because it is a pet peeve of mine that when a person serves in the United States Marine Corps they are henceforth known for all time as Marines. It is the Corps, not the corps and it is Marine not marine. A Marine is one of the Few and the Proud and marine has something to do with the ocean or sea. Marines are also not soldiers. Soldiers are Army. Marines are Marines. As a wife, mother, cousin and sister-in-law to Marines I have to say I react badly when reading a book and finding these mistakes. It wasn’t once or twice it was multiple times. Since Jack and his dad were in the Marines their background was mentioned many times. Someone down the line should have caught the mistakes and corrected them. Am I being too harsh? Every mistake I read grated on my nerves and since I feel what I feel, that’s how I’m rating the book.

Otherwise, this book is a great read. In future reprints I hope they fix the errors I pointed out. Just a side note: I don't like the cover. Selena looks like she's eating Jack's nose.

*Many thanks to Kensington for providing me with a review copy. Please see disclaimer page.


  1. Hopefully they'll correct those. Respect for our troops & their families.

    Happy holidays!

    1. I hope so, too. I'm sure it's not a big deal to most, but it's a big deal to me.

      Happy Holidays to you, too!