Supernova, by C.L. Parker

12 Mar

Format: ebook, 223 pages
Published: May 25, 2011
Publisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House
Back cover blurb:
Somewhere between the first twinkling of stars in the night sky and the break of dawn, two souls from two unique worlds collide, creating an everlasting supernova.Kerrigan Cruz and Dominic Grayson are among the chosen few who have the gift, or the curse, of being able to walk between two worlds. It is on the cusp of where these beings meet that everything changes, and life as they know it is turned upside down. Fantasy becomes reality and what shouldn’t be, is.

Forced by destiny, their chance encounter is breathed to life by the one thing that can make even the most impossible of impossibilities a reality. Something so complex in nature, yet as simple as a flicker of thought to exercise. Most normal people go about their everyday lives never even suspecting its existence. But it is out there…it is the Light.

The universe has granted the power of the Light to a chosen bloodline charged with the responsibility of protecting our right to choose our destiny. But in the shadows, darkness wreaks havoc in the lives of the unsuspecting. Yes, another world does exist, and it holds secrets beyond what the most vivid imagination can comprehend.

Supernova: His curse. Her gift. Their destiny.

My review:
I’ve gone about this all wrong because I read this after I had read the sequel, Cataclysm, but the sequel stood alone well and now I’ve been able to fill in the gaps in my knowledge of Kerrigan and Dominic’s relationship. And what a hot relationship it is! From their first meeting the UST was off the chart, and I so love that in a book. The way they worked together to learn about her new powers and fight the bad guys at the end revealed such a tender relationship that it’s hard not to fall in love with Dominic just a little bit.

The secondary characters are great, too. Gabe was again hilarious – in my head he is Lafayette from True Blood, even though he is meant to be white here – and it was nice to see more of Availia than in the second book. I also loved the little references to things which made me smile, like Twilight and the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

A few things grated on me at times (which is why this isn’t a 5-cupcake read for me), such as several typos and the sometimes rapidly shifting points-of-view from one person’s head to another, but they weren’t enough to deduct a whole star. Dominic makes up for all of that with his swoonworthiness. This is a great debut novel and I highly recommend the sequel. Roll on the third book!

My rating: 4.5/5
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