Title: Dancing with the Devil
Author: Keri Arthur
First published March 5, 2001
230 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9781893896598 (ISBN10: 1893896595)
In Dancing with the Devil, Nikki James, a seasoned private investigator, thought she had seen it all. But when she accidentally gets involved in a battle between two powerful supernatural beings, her life takes a dangerous turn.
One man, with his madness, tempts her mind, while the other, with his charm, captures her heart. Nikki knows she should be cautious, but she can’t resist the pull towards Michael Kelly, a vampire who has spent centuries learning to control his cravings.
As she falls deeper in love with Michael, Nikki realizes that her own powers might be the key to ending the war between the two brothers of the night. But at what cost?
Will Nikki’s love be enough to protect her from the danger that surrounds her, or will it lead her straight into the hands of a vengeful enemy? Get ready for a thrilling ride in this paranormal romance novel.
About the Author
Keri Arthur, who has authored over 25 books, including the popular Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has become a household name. Her contribution to the Best Contemporary Paranormal category has earned her several nominations at the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards.
Her exceptional skill in urban fantasy writing has recently led her to win RT’s Career Achievement Award. Keri Arthur resides in Melbourne with her daughter and two furry, hyperactive canines.
Dancing with the Devil by Keri Arthur is a paranormal romance novel that was first published on March 5, 2001. Keri Arthur is an Australian author who is known for her paranormal romance and urban fantasy books.
Dancing with the Devil is a part of the Nikki and Michael series and is set in Melbourne, Australia. The book follows Nikki James, a private investigator who is trying to solve a murder case.
Nikki seeks the help of Michael Kelly, a vampire and her lover, to solve the case. As they start investigating, they discover a web of deceit, betrayal, and evil in the citys underworld, where Nikki must use her supernatural abilities to fight against the supernatural forces.
One of the strengths of the book is the world-building. The author has created a vivid and detailed world of vampires, werewolves, and witches, and the characters are well-developed and relatable.
The pacing of the book is perfect, and the plot is engaging, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader on their toes. However, the book does have some weaknesses.
The writing can be a bit repetitive at times, and some of the characters are not fully fleshed out. Additionally, while the romance between Nikki and Michael is an essential part of the book, it can be a bit clich at times.
Overall, Dancing with the Devil is a well-written and engaging book that will appeal to fans of the paranormal romance and urban fantasy genres. While it may not be a groundbreaking work, it is a solid addition to the genre and an enjoyable read.
If you enjoy books about supernatural creatures and the fight between good and evil, then this book is for you. It is perfect for fans of authors like Charlaine Harris, Laurell K.
Hamilton, and Patricia Briggs. I recommend Dancing with the Devil to anyone looking for an engaging and entertaining read.
Based on the above, I would rate this book 4 out of 5. It is a great book that will appeal to a wide audience, but there is room for improvement in some areas of the writing and character development.
Despite this, it is a book that is definitely worth reading.