The Gatekeeper (The Keepers: LA #0.5) by Heather Graham

GatekeeperElven detective Saxon Kirby is under pressure to find out who left a gnawed body at a Las Vegas tourist attraction. He already knows what is responsible: a werewolf. The Keeper of the Vegas werewolves is supposed to control his charges, just as Keepers have kept vampires, shifters and other paranormal races in check for over a century. But the local Keeper is weak and there is nothing to stop the murderous wolf–except Saxon.

Saxon’s investigation leads him to Calleigh McGowan, a half-werewolf, half-Elven dancer who entrances him with her sensual moves and promise of carnal pleasure. She’s a sexy distraction Saxon doesn’t need–even if Calleigh has her own reasons for hunting down the rogue werewolf. But in order to catch the killer, they’ll have to put their lives–and hearts–on the line.

Look for more stories in The Keepers: L.A. series coming soon from Harlequin Nocturne, starting with Keeper of the Night by New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham.

Don’t let my rating sway you. I really did like this novella. It was packed with action, good writing and just enough romance to keep it interesting. I think my only issue was that there was SO much packed into this short read. There were also a lot of characters and paranormals introduced. The power and mythology of each was unique and The Gatekeeper did lay enough foundation to make me want to grab the first book in the series to see exactly where The Keepers: LA takes readers. Since that’s pretty much the purpose of a prequel novella, which is currently FREE no less, I can’t complain too much. I just wanted a little bit more to the story in some parts and a little less series set-up in others. I know, picky, picky, picky… *sigh*

The first book in the series is Keeper of the Night and it is due to be released on December 18, 2012.

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I received The Gatekeeper as a free download from Amazon on November 29, 2012.

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