"a wonderfully fresh paranormal romance"
As a young child, Carson Philips was orphaned and left in
the care of Alvaro Magellan, a man who seems to barely take
an interest in the girl, yet seems to tolerate her
presence. As Carson grows, she just can't understand why
her parent's would leave her in the guardianship of someone
as cold and remote as Magellan.
One night after discovering the true depth to Magellan's
evil, Carson decides to flee her very sheltered life
because she's sure that Magellan means to finally turn his
attention to her -- and not in a positive way.
Nikodemus is a powerful warlord and born to be a leader of
his kind. When he awoke this morning he had 4 things on
his to-do list: 1) eat breakfast, 2) get laid, 3) kill
Alvaro Magellan, and 4) Kill Carson Philips. Amazed, he
thinks it's his lucky day when he spots Carson strolling
along a San Francisco street. But what he can't understand
is...why? Why is she out here alone? Who does she think she
is flaunting herself so publicly, as if she were truly
untouchable? Is she truly that powerful of a witch that
she's not scared of retribution from the fiends for what
her kind have done to them?
Following along with Carson as she discovers who she truly
is -- and what power she really holds -- was a fantastically
fun ride! As Carson and Nikodemus become reluctant allies,
it becomes apparent that she is something more than what
Nikodemus first surmised -- an innocent witch. Having never
encountered a magekind who didn't want to control a fiend,
Nikodemus must reconcile his innate prejudice and distrust
against all magekind before he can truly trust Carson and
see where this taboo affair takes them.
Carolyn Jewel writes a wonderfully fresh paranormal romance
with My Wicked Enemy. It's both fast-paced and
action packed yet is also filled with a dark sensuality. I
found that once I started reading this book, I really had a
hard time putting it down. I'm just happy to report that
there is a sequel planned to My Wicked Enemy that is
tentatively scheduled to release in summer 2009. Not only
did I love both Nikodemus and Carson, but I also loved the
supporting cast in this book -- they definitely deserve to
have their stories told as well! I would definitely
recommend this book for anyone who is a fan of paranormal
romance. You won't be disappointed.
Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted August 11, 2008