Dancing with the Devil

Dancing with the Devil Private Investigator Nikki James grew up on the tough streets of Lyndhurst and believes there s nothing left to surprise her All that changes the night she follows teenager Monica Trevgard into the sh

  • Title: Dancing with the Devil
  • Author: Keri Arthur
  • ISBN: 9781893896598
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback
  • Private Investigator Nikki James grew up on the tough streets of Lyndhurst and believes there s nothing left to surprise her All that changes the night she follows teenager Monica Trevgard into the shadows and becomes a pawn caught in a war between two very different men One fills her mind with his madness, the other pushes his way into her life and her heart Nikki knowPrivate Investigator Nikki James grew up on the tough streets of Lyndhurst and believes there s nothing left to surprise her All that changes the night she follows teenager Monica Trevgard into the shadows and becomes a pawn caught in a war between two very different men One fills her mind with his madness, the other pushes his way into her life and her heart Nikki knows how dangerous love can be, but if she wants to survive, she must place her trust in a man who could easily destroy her Michael Kelly has come to Lyndhurst determined to end the war between himself and another brother of the night For 300 years he has existed in life s shadows, gradually learning to control the life from death cravings of a vampire Nikki not only breaches his formidable barriers with her psychic abilities, but makes Michael believe he may finally have found a woman strong enough to walk by his side and ease the loneliness in his heart But will his love be enough to protect her from a madman hell bent on revenge Or will it drive her into his enemy s deadly trap Only together can they overcome the evil threatening to destroy them both But the secrets they keep from each other might prove to be the greatest threat of all.

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    1. I was struggling between giving this book a 1-star or 2-star rating. Finally I decided to land 2, after much pondering.I really couldn't get into the book. The villain (Jasper) portrayed in this novel was vicious and evil to the nth degree. The dangers and suspense were not bad, and the plot was quite reasonably fair. However, that's basically where things ended. There was absolutely no real characterization in this book - the characters felt "flat" to my psychic senses. The romantic relationshi [...]

    2. Nikki James is a private investigator and seems to be acting as a body guard. Nikki has unique psychic/telepathic abilities that help her locate people as well as physically hold things around her. Trying to protect the teenage Monica Trevgard she follows her into a deadly situation. Nikki knows it is deadly because her psychic abilities keep screaming at her. In her attempts to save Monica, she becomes the target of a deranged vampire.Michael Kelly is a 300 year old vampire. Tracking down and k [...]

    3. Dancing with the Devil by Keri ArthurFirst in the Nikki & Michael series2.5 starsNikki James is a Private Investigator with a past that has been haunting her for years and an ability that has done nothing but harm people. Everything changes for Nikki when she follows a teenager named Monica Trevgard who reminds her of herself into the shadows and finds herself ensnared in war between two men that aren’t human. Michael Kelly came to Lyndhurst to protect Nikki and ends up finding his archene [...]

    4. I'm struggling on what rating I'd like to give to Dancing with the Devil. Honestly, I didn't really like this book. On the other side, you see the beginning of the great UF writer Ms Arthur will become and realize that it's mostly you and your pet peeves that are involved in this "dislike".Whatever the reasons, I can't and won't say this has been a good read for me. At times it felt more like a chore than a pleasure. I had the idea the story couldn't decide what it is: pnr or UF? I found it weak [...]

    5. Not the worst book i've ever seen, but I wasn't up for reading the whole thing.Characters don't behave the way they should. Their reactions to events are just WRONG.If you release a monster on the world that kills multiple people, the emotional reaction from the character shouldn't be "oh, well",or "no biggie",or "ooopsy". It is totally off-putting.The main character is a narcissistic, stubborn, semi-retarded woman I just can't relate.

    6. This is the first book I've read by author Keri Arthur and I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Dancing with the Devil is the first book in the Nikki & Michael series written by Ms. Arthur and it held my attention, gripping me enough that I managed to mostly ignore the repetitions of the heroine, Nikki, as she tries to resist the lovely slice of vampire that is Michael (which does get frustrating when she's repeatedly telling herself that she has to stay away from him, can't love hi [...]

    7. DANCING WITH THE DEVIL took me by surprise. As a Keri Arthur fan, I have loved both her Riley Jensen series as well as her Dark Angels series. So when I found out that she was rereleasing this series, I jumped at the chance at reading it.All of the great characteristics you expect in an Arthur book is present. There’s fabulous worldbuilding, incredible action sequences and strong characters that have a lot of room to grow. However, there was one thing that really stood out for me with this boo [...]

    8. I have to say that although I didn't bathe this book in stars, Keri Arthur's early writing style (and sometimes cheesy lines) throughout didn't stop me from getting attached to Nikki & Michael. The ending left me wanting more and more I shall have! I will definitely be reading book 2, Hearts in Darkness and probably the rest of the series.Dancing with the Devil introduces us to Nikki & Michael. Nikki James is a Private Investigator with strong psychic abilities. Her abilities include psy [...]

    9. Private investigator, Nikki James is on the trail of a young woman who has left home. Being a talented psychic with telekinetic abilities, life has been difficult for Nikki, forcing her to keep her distance from others, but making her one of the best in her field. Michael Kelly has been a vampire for over 300 years and works for a secret organization that has tasked him with protecting Nikki from an evil entity who is on her trail. Naturally, Nikki makes Michael’s job almost impossible with he [...]

    10. Dancing With The Devil is the first book in Keri Arthur’s Nikki and Michael vampire series from bestselling author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy, Keri Arthur. Dancing With The Devil follows the events in private investigator Nikki James’s life when she unwittingly becomes the target of an evil vampire (Jasper) on killing spree in her home town of Lyndhurst. Which is a place located somewhere I don't knowI'm not even sure if it's a real place. During the investigation she meets Mich [...]

    11. Nicki is a private investigator who in her efforts to find a teenager who run got involved with the wrong croud she finds herself in the middle of a centuries old feud between two deadly vampires. Jasper wants to kill her in order to control her psychic powers and Michael hopes to use her to lure Jasper into a trap. Things go off track though when (surprise surprise) Michael starts to get more and more involved into Nicky's life and they find themselves more and more entwined by the day.Overall [...]

    12. 3.5 starsThis is the first book I’ve read by Kerri Arthur and I was pleasantly surprised.There was never a boring moment as this book was filled with action from start to end and I definitely didn’t expect that. The writing was vivid and fluid which kept me engaged the whole time – it was really hard to put this book down. There was a cheesy line or two along the way and a bit humor here and there which rounded the story up quite well.The beginning of the story, while many things happened, [...]

    13. Nikki is a private investigator with psychic abilities investigating the disappearance of a teenage girl named Monica. When she gets close to finding Monica along with some other missing women, she quickly realizes she is dealing with something beyond the usual suspect type - something evil. Michael swoops in to save her life. He is also an investigator/bounty hunter of sorts and also a vampire - a good vampire compared to the bad vampire, Jasper, they begin to hunt together. This story has so m [...]

    14. Rating: 3 out of 5.This story is one of Keri Arthur's earlier novels, re-edited. Nikki is a Private Investigator who has psychic abilities, Michael Kelly is a centuries old vampire who works with the Damask Circle.They are both working on the same villain. Michael looking to kill the crazy Vampire: Jasper, Nikki, who is asked to find a rich man's daughter (who incidentally got herself involved with Jasper).As the two meet, they find themselves drawn to one another.This novel was a good start to [...]

    15. I wanted to like this. Partially because it's a completed series, but also because I haven't really read much vampire stuff lately. Unfortunately, I hated Nikki. She was TSTL and unbelievably naive. I hated everything she did She'd say something and I'd be like "WTF is she thinking?" She'd do something and I'd go "Holy shit, she has a death wish." Like the entire first chapter is her going "Oh man, this is a bad idea. Everything in my body and soul is saying not to go into this house. So I'm gon [...]

    16. Find this review and more on AfterwordsGood God this book was boring.Seriously, I did not expect this. The "heroes" kept getting into traps, nearly dying, failing and in pain. Rinse and repeat. It got old real quick. Even scenes one would normally classify as action scenes were dull and dry without an ounce of soul.And let's just take a second to lament how dumb someone has to be to fall into traps over and over and over again. At a certain point, couldn't you try to put a trap of your own? Or d [...]

    17. Nikki is a psychic Private Investigator who is smart and street wise having spent several years living on the streets as an orphaned teenager. She has been employed to find a missing girl but soon finds the case is much more complicated than it seemed. While tracking Monica she comes into contact with Jasper - someone who is completely crazy and obviously not human. Michael has been tracking Jasper for years trying to stop his ruthless killing spree. When he realises that Jasper is intent on cla [...]

    18. Michael is a 300 year old leading man - a vampire who works for the Damask Circle, an organisation comprised of other non-human creatures, whose goal is to keep the world safe from other things like them.Nikki - our leading lady - is a psychic private detective, hired by one of the wealthiest men in the city to track down his daughter Monica. Normally that would be easier said then done, but Monica has taken up with a man named Jasper, a crazed and sadistic vampire. They very same vampire that M [...]

    19. It's not *quite* bad enough for 1 star, but close. It starts out mediocre and just gets worse and worse as time goes on. The plot becomes less and less coherent with every chapter. The characters actually get *less* interesting as time progresses. I didn't expect much from this, but even so it's a giant disappointment.All you need to know about the quality of the plot, in one quote: (Nikki is in a dark basement, and just walked into a room where Something Horrible is hiding.)"Perhaps if she clos [...]

    20. Nikki, a private investigator with psychic powers, is currently looking for Monica, a missing teenage girl. During her search she finds out that Monica is in the hands of a powerful and mad, zombie-raising vampire called Jasper. Fortunately Nikki meets Michael, another vampire, who is on the hunt for the mad man himself. Together they do everything in their power to stop Jasper and find themselves in many dangerous situations. They also discover their feelings for each other, but both of them ha [...]

    21. Dancing with the Devil is yet another book in which a women detective is out to fight a horrible evil, meets and falls in love with a vampire, and goes on to fight to evil with the vampire at her side. At the same time Dancing with the Devil is not just another detective/vampire romance/thriller novel. What saves this book from being a clone of so many similar books before it is the deft handling of the romance and partnership. Nikki and Michael work together, and even work together well, but th [...]

    22. I've been wanting to check out this series for a while, so when Netgalley had this book for review because a new book in the series is coming out soon I snapped it up. I'll say right up front, this book, even though it is urban fantasy, definitely has more of a paranormal romance vibe at times. Since I don't particularly love the meant-to-be romantic trope, those parts weren't for me, but YMMV. What I did like was the overall plot. While reading the opening scenes, I thought they would be nothin [...]

    23. This book was a really big disappointment for because it turn out to be a DNF (did not finish) for me. I had some pretty good hopes for this book since I really enjoyed the author's Riley Jenson and Dark Angels series. I wanted to check out another one of her series and I thought this one would be a good one to try, but it just lead to disappointment. I made it about 38% when I decided to just stopped reading it.My breaking point with this book had to be the pacing. I wouldn't say nothing happen [...]

    24. I read the second book in this series first because I received it as a gift so it took a while to hunt down book one to see how the characters met and I was a bit disappointed in this book. Had I read it first I would not have continued with the rest of the series.In this book I found there to be no chemistry between Nikki and Michael. Nikki was that annoying female MC who argued with every decision, ignored Michael's advice about what she is facing. This means she keeps getting into trouble and [...]

    25. Nikki has her issues, she's working as a private investigator and trying to use all her abilities to help her. She's a psychic and can often trace people with her ability.While hunting down a missing teen she finds herself being saved by Michael, who also appears to have some strange abilities, including the ability to attract her.The story is pretty solid, the characters interesting and the relationship has it's ups and downs, quite like reality. I enjoyed the story and I'm looking forward to t [...]

    26. What can i say about this book!Although i can't say i liked it,i can't either say that i didn't.The story had certainly much potential but the outcome dissapointed me.Up until the first half it was pretty good but after i felt like reading again and again the same things with different words.The action was circular,repeating the same situations and the romance boring.I'd really want to like better this book cause the storyline seemed interesting.

    27. What a lovely little book. Nice short story which charmed me with an endearing Nikki. Michael is an arrogant guy, but I can understand why. He's over 300 years old. Nikki is just a little baby compared to him. I did like this first story and can't wait to read the next book in this series. Ms. Arthur is gifted.

    28. When I first read about this series, I wasn't impressed, it seems I had under-estimated it's allure. Hooked straight from the start, cannot wait to buy the next book in the series, another series I will forever love.

    29. This ARC copy of Dancing with the Devil was given to me by Random House Publishing Group - Bantam Dell in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication July 30, 2013.

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