Reviews: The Hunter Chronicles; Books 1-5 by Claire Marta

I have all 5 of these books now. I had read the first three back to back but written each review before starting the next book. At the end of book 3, I had to wait for book 4 to be ready. Then had to wait for book 5 to be finished. However, I may have read the first 4 a while ago but for some reason, I hadn’t managed to get my reviews typed up and published (Bad Blogger). When I came across this unpublished post on Boxing Day I decided to wait until I finished reading Twitch; Book 5, then publish them all together.

Enough waffle onto the book reviews…

FROSTBITE; THE HUNTER CHRONICLES BOOK 1

Frostbite~~Synopsis~~

Jasmine Hunter is a rookie agent working for the covert Supernatural Department of Scotland Yard.

Being kidnapped with a co-worker is the last thing she’s expecting from only two months in a job she loves. She is even more unprepared for the sparks that fly between her and one of their captors, especially when her unique senses are screaming he isn’t human.

Eric is a vampire, deep undercover with centuries of secrets. He has no time for distractions, yet he can’t seem to get the feisty female out of his head, nor the hungering desires she evokes within him.

Forced to work together, they must stop the diabolical plans of Marcel Coupe – the French arms dealer responsible for her abduction. As time starts to run out can they save themselves and Paris from disaster? Or will the sizzling attraction between them be their downfall?

*** This is part of a Paranormal Romance Series that features vampires, shifters and other supernatural creatures. Due to language and sexual content, this book is intended for readers 18 and older.***

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~~My Review~~

I felt that this was a great debut novel from Claire. Frostbite is the beginning of the Hunter Chronicles: it sets the scene for the stories to come!

Frostbite introduces us to Jasmine Hunter, Twitch, Eric and some other fantastic characters too. Jasmine is an agent who works for the supernatural department of Scotland Yard. Twitch is a techno-mage who works for the same department and Eric is a vampire; but not just any vampire, he’s a born vampire also known as vampiria.

Eric works as a freelance agent and is currently working undercover as a person interested in buying weapons from Marcel Coupe. Eric doesn’t want anything getting in the way of him taking this guy down. Jasmine is forced to work with Eric to help save Twitch from the clutches of Marcel and his goons. The longer Jasmine and Eric spend together the harder it is for them to ignore the feelings they have.

Can they save Twitch in time?

I love these characters. Each of them is unique, realistic and intriguing. They all have their own secrets and pasts which still influence them now. The feelings and emotions that both Jasmine and Eric experience are realistic and palpable, I could relate to both characters and how they were feeling. This made them feel much more real.

The plot is well thought out, the events roll almost effortlessly from one to another, the timeline for the events works and it’s easy to be swept up into the thick of the action. Claire has created her characters and their world carefully and with love. She has turned their adventure into a twisted and tangled web, of which you see unravelling before your very eyes, with every page you read! Claire has made it very easy to forget that it’s just a story!

I thought that Frostbite was a great paranormal romance that also has a fantastic mix of action, humour and suspense.

I can’t wait to see what book 2 has in store for this bunch!

DARK DESIRES; THE HUNTER CHRONICLES BOOK 2

~~Synopsis~~Dark Desires

Jasmine Hunter finds herself knee deep in a decadent vampire nest in Prague. A killer lurks the medieval city and is preying on blood donors who frequent the home of the local Vampire Mistress.

With her teammates from Scotland Yard in tow Jasmine, must attempt to discover the murderer’s identity.

But will things go to plan? Sex dungeons, submissive human pets, and sexy dominant males are a lot for a rookie to cope with.

Especially when Eric is the last person she expects to see…

Requested to assist with the hunt for a vicious serial killer by an old friend, Eric is left speechless to find Jasmine offering herself up as food. The attraction between them is burning as red hot as before, and his lust for the feisty female is just as deep.

More disturbing, his emotions which he normally has leashed, once more slip in her presence. Yet this time they feel different. Darker, primal, and savage yet Eric cannot explain why. The insidious pull of the other predators around him is also more than a sweet temptation he finds himself unable to resist.

Combining forces, Jasmine and Eric must play the parts of Master and submissive.

But nothing is as it seems.

Can they work out who the killer is in a household full of deception and secrets before it is too late? Or will a price be paid in blood….

*** 18 & over only. Contains sexual scenes, light BDSM, sex and some violence. ***

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~~My Review~~

Dark Desires is the second book in The Hunter Chronicles and it launches us straight back into Jasmine’s world. Like last time Jasmine finds herself in a whole heap of trouble again!

Dark Desires is set a few months after Jasmine had last seen Eric. They shared an unforgettable night of passion then Eric took off. Jasmine misses Eric and hopes that she will hear from him soon.

Jasmine’s newest assignment has her in the heart of a vampire nest in Prague. She and her team are after a murderer who seems to be killing human women close to this nest. So Jasmine and one of the other girls from the team are undercover as blood donors.

The mistress of this nest has summoned Eric and another vampiria; Asier; to the nest to conduct their own investigation and to track down the killer. Jasmine and her team have no idea that Eric is in the nest. When Jasmine arrives both her and Eric are equally shocked to see the other one there.

Who will find the killer first? Will the mistress of the nest get her claws into Eric? And why oh why is Asier so interested in Jasmine?

Jasmine is fiery and strong-willed, she doesn’t like being controlled or told what to do. Eric is hot, sexy and dominating! He likes to have control over everything but he can not control Jasmine. I think this is why they make such a hot couple.

The other characters play their parts well. I’d like to see more of them in the future books, especially Asier, Twitch and Jemma. Twitch’s humour is present throughout and never fails to bring a smile to my face or to make me laugh out loud.

The plot is well planned and well laid out. The events flow effortlessly and are incredibly believable. Eric and Jasmine’s relationships anything but plain sailing, but then is any relationship? Claire’s writing style continues to be full of emotion and captivating from the start, making reading her work an absolute pleasure!

CLAIMED BY MAGIC; THE HUNTER CHRONICLES BOOK 3

Claimed By Magic~~Synopsis~~

Broken hearted from Eric’s betrayal in Prague, Jasmine turns to her best friend to get her mind off everything she has lost.

Twitch takes her on a wild adventure in an attempt to cheer her up, but unbeknownst to either of them, danger lurks within the shadows of the techno mage’s magical homeland.

An ancient evil is rising.

No one is safe.
No one can be trusted.
Lines are drawn.
The battle to survive begins.

*** Warning this book contains some violence, sexual scenes, magic and adventure. For an audience over 18. You should read Dark Desires before this book in the series. ***

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~~My Review~~

After reading books 1 and 2 of this series I must confess I’m kinda hooked! I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.

Claimed By Magic starts with Twitch and Jasmine, they are heading to Twitch’s homeland. Up until now as much as Twitch has been one of the main characters he has been kept under wraps, only seeing little snippets about him, his backstory has been sketchy to say the least. Now we get to learn a little more about him and his past.

As much as we see into Twitch’s life and family, it’s not all fun and games. There is evil just around the corner. And Jasmine and Twitch are tangled up right in the middle!

This book is also filled with the same levels of action, adventure and steaminess. But at the same time its so different, as the action in Claimed By Magic starts much quicker. The characters are still surrounded by suspense and mystery that will have you hooked and constantly guessing until the very end.

We also see a side to Jasmine and Twitch’s working relationship that we don’t see very often. This makes them more endearing to us as a reader.

Claire Marta has once again created another part to the world in which The Hunter Chronicles is set. It has been created in her usual unique way and it joins seamlessly with the rest of the series so far.

Claire’s writing style is as good as ever, it pulls you into the plot and holds you right alongside Jasmine and Twitch until the very end. Claire has given just the right balance of descriptive information and character interaction. She has once again packed this instalment with action, suspense, mystery and a splash of steaminess too.

This series just keeps getting better and better with each book. I truly can not wait to see what happens in book #4 and where Claire takes this next.

Another very intriguing instalment!

THE SERPENTS KISS; THE HUNTER CHRONICLES BOOK 4

~~Synopsis~~Serpents Kiss

Jasmine Hunter’s addiction for the vampire bite is swallowing her whole. Left with no other choice; she seeks out the Master Vampire of London to ease her pain.

But Asier Serpico has his own agenda. Dark, lethal, and intoxicating; he offers sweet seduction and even more—pleasure. He wants to take her pain—and her body—from the one she loves.

Can Jasmine resist Asier while fighting to prevent the impending disaster of a new drug wreaking havoc on the city streets….

…or will London fall?

~~Book Links~~

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~~My Review~~

This book was fab! I loved it, I was hooked from the very beginning. This is book 4 in The Hunter Series & I was dying to get my hands on this story.

The Serpent’s Kiss is Asier’s story. Asier has been present in the other books in this series; he’s always been somewhat of a mysterious figure, not anymore!, It’s his turn to be in the spotlight. Now we see Asier as we’ve never seen him before, we get up close & personal with him. Although I wouldn’t mind getting closer to him!!! 😉

Jasmine is still trying to live with her problem; the vampire bite addiction. When the effects get too bad Twitch decides to take her to Asier’s club in London. Jasmine knows that Asier’s help will come at a price, but she knows that she doesn’t have much choice.

Asier has a problem of his own; someone is selling drugs in his club & he has no idea who, how or what they are selling. He knows that the people who take it wind up dead or in a coma.

Jasmine & her team are also looking for the dealer/manufacturer, as luck would have it they end up working with Asier to find them. Asier states he wants to be paired with Jasmine!

This book certainly opens your eyes to Asier & his way of living! Seeing things from Asier’s POV (as well as Jasmine’s) helps us to learn & understand ha the Master Vampire works, we also find out what his Vampiria powers are, & how he uses them to his advantage.

Asier has a dark & dangerous side to him. In The Serpent’s Kiss we see more into just how dangerous he can be. At the same time, we see how loyal & protective he can be too.

Once again Claire launches us straight back into Jasmine’s world & we are placed seamlessly back alongside Jasmine & her friends.
The world that Claire creates is fantastic. Her characters are realistic, lovable & believable. Claire draws you in effortlessly from the first page & holds your attention until the last page.

All that’s left for me to say is if you haven’t yet started this series, you really need to.

TWITCH; THE HUNTER CHRONICLES BOOK 5

TWITCH COVER~~Synopsis~~

Still grieving from the tragic events in his homeland, Twitch is struggling to find a balance. While trying to control a new, unforseen side to his magic, the last thing he expects is to be consumed with thoughts of a pink haired girl with innocent grey eyes.

Bewitched and confused with the feelings Lexi stirs within him, Twitch is blindsided by the danger that surrounds him. What he thought he knew isn’t as solid as he believes.

With enemies drawing near, threatening both their lives, Twitch must master his new magic to survive, or be forever crippled by what has been unleashed.

~~Pre-Order Link~~

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~~My Review~~

This is a continuation of The Hunter Chronicles Series. But this book is finally the story of Twitch. Twitch is the resident pervy techno-mage that is Jasmine’s best friend. This story is amazing, it’s not what I was expecting!

I won’t go into details about the story as I can’t allow myself to give away any of the details of this fabulous story.

What I can talk about is everything else except the plot.

The characters are amazing, Twitch, Lexi, Nelly and Zook! Twitch’s character finally reveals his hidden depths. We learn so much about his past, present & future. Twitch has so much more to him than we could have ever realised.

Lexi is a strong character, she is feisty, intelligent & passionate, she knows what she wants but she also has a deep down vulnerable side, & she doesn’t want to lose what she has and loves.

Nelly & Zook are both new characters & again they have their reasons for being there & they play their roles extremely well. They fit the overall plot & are there to keep trying to help and guide Twitch to be better & to achieve his full potential.

Claire’s writing is once more fabulous, she continues to create & weave a story that captivates the mind & hearts of those who read it. These characters have a place in my heart & now I have an understanding of Twitch, which has only made him more endearing. Claire has put so much emotion into Twitch’s story & it’s very clear to feel it throughout the whole book.

Overall I have loved every page of this book & I really am looking forward to seeing where these characters take me next time around.

If you haven’t yet read this series I would genuinely recommend starting with book 1 & following these guys with their journey!

Claire Marta~~About The Author~~

 

A native Brit, I live in Italy with my husband and daughter. When I am not writing and drinking copious amounts of tea, I enjoys taking photos of my adoptive country, trying to stay fit with running, reading amazing books and being a stay at home mother.

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