Jade (Three J'Amigos, #1)
Meet Jade Smith, a magical mutt with a mission. A detective partnered with a shifter named Rolfe, she's on the case to solve a slew of murders: Vamps are killing humans, and nobody knows why. When London Jane, the most powerful vamp in town, is implicated in the murders, Jade knows something isn't right. Together with Jill, the Winter Queen of Faerie, Jade and Jane take their investigation underground. On the run, with nowhere to hide, they uncover a secret that could destroy Faerie, as well as the human realm. Will Jade stop the killer in time? Or will she be the next victim? Magic, mayhem, and mystery abound, and the odds are stacked against them; it's three against three hundred.

Jade (Three J'Amigos, #1) Details

TitleJade (Three J'Amigos, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 4th, 2016
PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-139781533108135
Rating
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, GLBT, Lesbian, Paranormal, Romance, LGBT, Vampires, Magic

Jade (Three J'Amigos, #1) Review

  • Ted
    January 1, 1970
    Ok. Loved this. Enough to read 2 and 3. One word can be used to describe this book in it's entirety. Action. It's like being dropped off a semi truck going 100 miles an hour. Oh crap try and keep up. Seriously. Oh and the queer rep was kinda there? Just a sprinkle enough to have it under the lesfic umbrella I spose. But the action, oh my. That she *does* write very well. One of the better paranormal's I've read. Demons, angels, shifters, fae, you name it it's in here. Heh. Aaaaaaaand then the cl Ok. Loved this. Enough to read 2 and 3. One word can be used to describe this book in it's entirety. Action. It's like being dropped off a semi truck going 100 miles an hour. Oh crap try and keep up. Seriously. Oh and the queer rep was kinda there? Just a sprinkle enough to have it under the lesfic umbrella I spose. But the action, oh my. That she *does* write very well. One of the better paranormal's I've read. Demons, angels, shifters, fae, you name it it's in here. Heh. Aaaaaaaand then the cliff hanger at the end. Must not forget that. No. Heh.
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  • Lila Lockhart
    January 1, 1970
    Jade was some serious fun! That girl has spunk! I really enjoyed this collection of characters and ideas.That being said, while there were lots of little things that were extremely fantastic, in turn there were others that dampened the water works. So, while I could ramble on forever, instead, I am going to do what I love… and list 'em (you caught me, mostly because I'm tired and lazy. But hey, who doesn't love a list?)!  What I enjoyed:- That ending! Complaints from this book aside, I am cravin Jade was some serious fun! That girl has spunk! I really enjoyed this collection of characters and ideas.That being said, while there were lots of little things that were extremely fantastic, in turn there were others that dampened the water works. So, while I could ramble on forever, instead, I am going to do what I love… and list 'em (you caught me, mostly because I'm tired and lazy. But hey, who doesn't love a list?)!  What I enjoyed:- That ending! Complaints from this book aside, I am craving to know what happens next- Hellhounds - cute little fluff balls of doom, they're just the bestest- A sheer abundance of chocolate, wine, and coffee- Giggle moments- Fun character interactions- Slightly psychic paper (well more of a psychic card)- Wonderfully strong female characters- And the girl / girl flirtation, which left me swooning- Plus an intriguing lead character! Let downs:- I really felt like a bit of everything supernatural was thrown into this without any real rhyme or reason. You name it? Jade's got it!- This left it just feeling a bit messy and could have flowed better with some more pages; a bit more background on why the world is the way it is. Some lore. I love me some good lore.- On that note, the first half of this book seemed a bit rushed. Again, this could have worked better with more pages!- We didn't see a whole lot of character development. Though I do appreciate the Jade brings some surprises to the table, as with all people, there's a lot more to her than first meets the eye! So yes, there were some rather irksome qualities to Jade.  Nonetheless I did enjoy this read a fair bit and am eager to see where the story goes from here.
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  • Kara
    January 1, 1970
    Jade (Three J’Amigos #1) started out great…then got silly…then got sort of, well, god-awful.Jade started out like Calico Jones (if you haven’t listened to Elizabeth Sims’ books yet…do it now!). She’s the strongest, fastest, cutest, bestest vampire, shifter (points to me for correctly guessing what her beast would turn out to be!), witch, fae and former (sorry-no spoilers) who happens to have pretty much all the money in the world, and is gorgeous to boot. But what began as campy silly adventure Jade (Three J’Amigos #1) started out great…then got silly…then got sort of, well, god-awful.Jade started out like Calico Jones (if you haven’t listened to Elizabeth Sims’ books yet…do it now!). She’s the strongest, fastest, cutest, bestest vampire, shifter (points to me for correctly guessing what her beast would turn out to be!), witch, fae and former (sorry-no spoilers) who happens to have pretty much all the money in the world, and is gorgeous to boot. But what began as campy silly adventure fun devolved into just a convoluted and poorly written book once I realized the author was trying to write a serious paranormal adventure lesfic romance. Typical dialogue at the 75% complete mark: ”By the way, you are going to burn in hell.” “I am going to squash you like a bug”, I replied, and hung up the phone. Other peeves include (1) Jade’s reason for being on the police force is beyond ridiculous. And (2) “Prepubescent” Emily is introduced as a future Alpha’s Alpha….which must mean the rules of legal consent don’t mean much with shifters, as she “bonds” with a much older shifter and runs off to the woods to “hunt” with her bond mate as her mom looks the other way. Ewwww. She’s what, ten or eleven years old??As a book, this is probably 2*, if I’m feeling generous. I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator generally did a good job. Her only other audiobook is on how to sew, or do needlepoint, or make quilts or something, so I hate to ding her too much as I like her voice well enough to encourage her to continue with lesfic SciFi. For much of the book, I do like her voice. Toward the end, I think she was getting as exasperated with the book as me, and she was just reading the words without much enthusiasm. There were also many parts of the narration throughout the book with poor audio quality (hissing and other distracting effects). As an audiobook, this is probably a 2.5*, but I’m rating Jade as 2* not 3* because it really was more disappointing more than simply boring.There are two sequels out for the other “J’s”: Jane and Jill, but no audiobooks. I’m inclined to skip the books, and I certainly wouldn't pay a full credit for the audiobooks, but if the books ever pop up on Kindle Unlimited and I want something to just roll my eyes at and laugh, I may succumb.
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  • P. Industry
    January 1, 1970
    There is no easy way to say this; "Jade" is not a very good book.Perhaps the first problem lies in the plot, which is unevenly paced. Elements such as characters and important motifs (esp in the first half of the book) are introduced in a fearful hurry, leaving one both bewildered and increasingly frustrated. Structurally, it is narrated in the first person progressive, which can be a tricky beast to master - and alas, the internal monologue in "Jade" serves to disconnect, instead of provide con There is no easy way to say this; "Jade" is not a very good book.Perhaps the first problem lies in the plot, which is unevenly paced. Elements such as characters and important motifs (esp in the first half of the book) are introduced in a fearful hurry, leaving one both bewildered and increasingly frustrated. Structurally, it is narrated in the first person progressive, which can be a tricky beast to master - and alas, the internal monologue in "Jade" serves to disconnect, instead of provide context and emotion to written action. The main character herself is also a worry; the classic "Mary Sue", possessing the strengths of a dozen supernatural creatures with none of their traditional weaknesses (- unless they're cool weaknesses). The lack of the 'fatal flaw' to her character left me grinding my teeth as she effortlessly defeats an enemy or displays a previously unheralded new talent. Although this does get explained away later, it is also quite dumb.From the remainder of the reviews on this volume, perhaps I was not the target audience; it felt to me more like ascended fanfiction than a novel of the quality of a published work of fiction. But fanfiction can be very popular indeed, and I suspect that is from where my disconnect stems.I wouldn't recommend this book.
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  • Claire
    January 1, 1970
    Recap: Jade Smith is the new cop in town. She's part shifter, part witch, part vamp and part fae. But not even Jade can handle what happens next on her own.Review: A fast-paced, easy to read, fun novel. On the surface it looks like the author couldn't decide what aspect of urban fantasy to write about so she threw it all in and you know what? It works brilliantly. Ok, so it might be super convenient for one character to have all the power she'd ever need to win the day but the reasoning behind t Recap: Jade Smith is the new cop in town. She's part shifter, part witch, part vamp and part fae. But not even Jade can handle what happens next on her own.Review: A fast-paced, easy to read, fun novel. On the surface it looks like the author couldn't decide what aspect of urban fantasy to write about so she threw it all in and you know what? It works brilliantly. Ok, so it might be super convenient for one character to have all the power she'd ever need to win the day but the reasoning behind this power is fascinating. My only complaint would be that there were so many interesting characters that I wanted to know more about them and I felt like we just met them so fleetingly. I'm looking forward to getting stuck in to book two. And my god woman! That was one helluva cliffhanger ending!
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  • Madhuri Pavamani
    January 1, 1970
    Meet JADE: sexy mix of shifter, vampire, faery, and witch. Fabulous inner beast. Loads of fun.Jade uses the word “cussing” as only a good Southerner can do, loves red meat, red wine, dark coffee, and dark chocolate. She owns a penthouse suite in an exclusive building on the posh side of town and collects knives like it’s no one’s business. She’s got an obsession with bras that is downright sexy and did I mention that Death refuses to enter a room if she’s present?To call Jade interesting is an u Meet JADE: sexy mix of shifter, vampire, faery, and witch. Fabulous inner beast. Loads of fun.Jade uses the word “cussing” as only a good Southerner can do, loves red meat, red wine, dark coffee, and dark chocolate. She owns a penthouse suite in an exclusive building on the posh side of town and collects knives like it’s no one’s business. She’s got an obsession with bras that is downright sexy and did I mention that Death refuses to enter a room if she’s present?To call Jade interesting is an understatement.Lucky for readers, Jade’s story is just as unique as her personality and dietary habits. Rose Montague does a fantastic job leading readers through twists, turns, love interests and jaw-dropping plot reveals, all to culminate in a finale that will leave readers eagerly anticipating a sequel.Oh! And add to it all a nice, not-often-written, not-overly-wrought, pretty much perfectly captured, LGBT romance and you’ve got a keeper in Jade.I just hope we don’t have to wait too long until the next book in the series, Jane, hits stores.Rock on with your bad self, Rose Montague.Rock on.
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  • Francis Franklin
    January 1, 1970
    Jade is a part-witch/vampire/shifter/fae with an expertise in martial arts, and a strict diet of coffee, wine, chocolate and - if necessary - blood. She has her eyes set on a man, but fate has other ideas for her.It feels like the author has picked cool ideas from a range of urban fantasies and wrapped them up elegantly into a neat package. There are elements of romance, but the primary focus is always on the urban fantasy storyline. I really enjoyed the first half, until the point of revelation Jade is a part-witch/vampire/shifter/fae with an expertise in martial arts, and a strict diet of coffee, wine, chocolate and - if necessary - blood. She has her eyes set on a man, but fate has other ideas for her.It feels like the author has picked cool ideas from a range of urban fantasies and wrapped them up elegantly into a neat package. There are elements of romance, but the primary focus is always on the urban fantasy storyline. I really enjoyed the first half, until the point of revelation about who Jade is. On the one hand this is quite cleverly done; on the other - well, never mind. I mostly enjoyed the rest, up to the end of Chapter 26. If the book had stopped there, this would have been a four-star review despite my various niggling complaints. It's not that the last five chapters are bad, it's just that they feel unnecessary, not part of the main story, more suitable really for Book 2 in the series perhaps; and since a whole cast of new characters is introduced, there's a lot of exposition.
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  • K. Aten
    January 1, 1970
    This book was non-stop from beginning to end. At first I felt like I had missed part because you're just kind of plunked down into it when you start your read. I initially picked this book up on Amazon because it marked down to $0.99 for a limited time. While there were some things I didn't like about the book, over all I would push it to about 3.5 stars, which means I'm going to round it up to 4. Now, down to business.Pros: Like I mentioned, this is action packed. The author does a good job bal This book was non-stop from beginning to end. At first I felt like I had missed part because you're just kind of plunked down into it when you start your read. I initially picked this book up on Amazon because it marked down to $0.99 for a limited time. While there were some things I didn't like about the book, over all I would push it to about 3.5 stars, which means I'm going to round it up to 4. Now, down to business.Pros: Like I mentioned, this is action packed. The author does a good job balancing the action, the scenery description, and the world building so it flows fairly fast. Despite the elements I will get to below, I found it overall engaging enough that I purchased the other 2 books in the series, so there's that. I wouldn't say there is romance in it, but there is a girl gets girl at the end, if that helps. There were also a few minor editing mistakes but nothing that kicked me out of the story. If you like an urban fantasy that is rife with all the different elements (shifter/vamp/fae/witch/angel/etc), then you should give this a go. Especially for the low price.Cons: This list may be long because I'm nit-picky like that. 1. It was written in first person, which is a great medium if you really want the reader to connect emotionally to your character. At least, that is the way I like it. However, I got no emotion out of this book, zip. 2. It really felt like I got dropped into the middle of the story. This is another book where the reader just knows nothing. The 1st person MC seems to know it all but the rest of us are in the dark. It eventually all comes clear near to the end, and is a fascinating premise. But I don't like not knowing stuff, that's my hangup.3. The MC is totally a a Mary Sue. She's super powerful, seems to be a little bit of everything, is obscenely wealthy despite not being there for long, and knows more than most. 4. The book was touted as a lgbt/lesbian book but for a good portion of it she is sort of mooning after various guys, or wanting to make one in particular very jealous. Then she meets a female and despite never been kissed, suddenly they are a couple? Like serious couple? The switch and abrupt pairing nearly made my head spin. But this book is definitely NOT a romance.So, the stuff above is my warning. While the items, 1-4, all irritated me, I was able to disregard them and buy the second 2 books in the series. The reason I bought them was because the author painted a good image of the world in my head. The story flowed well and the action was constant. And while I wasn't emotionally invested in the characters, I'm definitely interested in seeing what happens to them next.
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  • Nook Books and More Blog
    January 1, 1970
    It's incredibly adventurous yet enduring. It's impeccable writing skills down to it's core! It's a suspenseful paranormal at it's finest!- Nook Books and More BlogThis paranormal adventure has fast action with amazing creatures for that added hotness you so desire. You get an incredible diversity of all paranormal creatures and the adventures you desire packed in with twist and turns that your heart throbs forI was blown away. It was action packed, with twist and turns that grabbed me from the s It's incredibly adventurous yet enduring. It's impeccable writing skills down to it's core! It's a suspenseful paranormal at it's finest!- Nook Books and More BlogThis paranormal adventure has fast action with amazing creatures for that added hotness you so desire. You get an incredible diversity of all paranormal creatures and the adventures you desire packed in with twist and turns that your heart throbs forI was blown away. It was action packed, with twist and turns that grabbed me from the start and lingered in my very core!There were new levels on an exciting ride full of adventures This new storyline that has well-defined characters & witty dialogue, and very detailed with descriptions that made you feel like you were a part of the storyline that pulled you in! If you are a fan of all things paranormal, then this is your book! That's what I love about it so much the species of all kinds seem to either mingle or battle with in the pages. You will never get bored!This book focuses on a paranormal detective name Jade Smith but, she's no ordinary detective. She's a bad ass heroine with style! She teams up with Jane and a fairy Queen named Jill. Together there worlds collide as they embark on adventures that keep your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping. It's full of action, adventure, magic, corruption, and a little sexy hotness your heart desires for! The characters are well developed and you come to care about them. They begin to bleed in your heart.The flow is impeccable and reads smoothly, transitioning one scene to another with no flaws. This gives you a smoothness which gives you a better understanding of the overall picture.. You're able to follow along with all of it well. Great job Ms. Montegue!!
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  • C.H. Clepitt
    January 1, 1970
    I bought this book because I saw it advertised on Twitter and thought it looked quite good, and it did not disappoint. If you like Lost Girl then you'll like this. Jade mixes run of the mill US cop fiction with urban fantasy.It is set in a world where "supes" are integrated with humans, but obviously face discrimination, as humans discriminate against anything that's different, don't they? Jade is living proof that you don't need to conform to anyone's expectations of what you should be, and wit I bought this book because I saw it advertised on Twitter and thought it looked quite good, and it did not disappoint. If you like Lost Girl then you'll like this. Jade mixes run of the mill US cop fiction with urban fantasy.It is set in a world where "supes" are integrated with humans, but obviously face discrimination, as humans discriminate against anything that's different, don't they? Jade is living proof that you don't need to conform to anyone's expectations of what you should be, and with a kickass team by her side she battles to thwart a conspiracy and save her friends.I could not put this book down, and read it in a day and a half. It is non-stop action, with just the right amount of comedy and romance to balance it out. The characters are deftly drawn and you feel by the end that you kinda want to be their friend, only the whole constantly running from danger would put me off, I'd probably need a nap or something.It gets 5/5 from me, because it's really good. Really.
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  • S.K. Wee
    January 1, 1970
    Not only do they run like the wind but they also dance. I truly enjoyed Jade, from the very first page I wanted to know more about her. Jade starts out as a mysterious paranormal cop partnered with a bear shifter named Rolfe. The two make an awesome team while battling vampires, witches and fae. We learn that Jade is also a shifter, but also parts witch, fae and vampire. Though I really wanted to learn how this was even possible, it seemed her acquaintances accepted her for who she was and most Not only do they run like the wind but they also dance. I truly enjoyed Jade, from the very first page I wanted to know more about her. Jade starts out as a mysterious paranormal cop partnered with a bear shifter named Rolfe. The two make an awesome team while battling vampires, witches and fae. We learn that Jade is also a shifter, but also parts witch, fae and vampire. Though I really wanted to learn how this was even possible, it seemed her acquaintances accepted her for who she was and most were willing to lend a hand.By the end of the story, Jade will need to embrace all the dimensions of herself, including her point of origin. Though I wondered about her shifter side, what I had envisioned of her came to pass and what a thrilling ride that was. The action is brutal and non-stop. I look forward to picking up the next J’amigo, Jane’s story. Highly recommended.
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  • Elgon Williams
    January 1, 1970
    Rose Montague is someone I have not met in person. That never really matters between authors, though. You sort of expect to eventually meet the people you genuinely like right off the bat. Whether that happens depends on circumstance.Between authors, there is an unspoken understanding of the courage and self-discipline a writer must have in order to finish a book let alone offer it for public scrutiny. I think Rose and I shared that connection from the start.How I know her is from online book la Rose Montague is someone I have not met in person. That never really matters between authors, though. You sort of expect to eventually meet the people you genuinely like right off the bat. Whether that happens depends on circumstance.Between authors, there is an unspoken understanding of the courage and self-discipline a writer must have in order to finish a book let alone offer it for public scrutiny. I think Rose and I shared that connection from the start.How I know her is from online book launch parties she and I attend from time to time. Also we know some of the same other authors. From those interactions I have come to appreciate her sense of humor and I know she is loyal to those she calls her friends. Those are qualities of greatness in character for both the person she is and the author she has become.Jade is a book that I hope no reviewer spoils. It's adventurous in exploring some new ground and doesn't fit comfortably into a particular genre. That is a sign of greatness for a book, by the way. The plot has twists and turns as one would expect but they come exactly when they're unexpected leaving the reader to want for more. Whether you read it now and discover Rose as an author you will follow or you find it later on when some future offering captures your imagination enough that you seek out her previous works, you will eventually read it. The best time to read any good book is now, of course. Sometimes the first book from an author define him or her. Other times it is a stone that is carried around our neck for a while as readers pigeon hole an author with a genre. Categories are saddles but when combined with unbridled imagination, the ride is nevertheless wild. Readers may believe they know what to expect from having read one book, so a first effort is important in establishing a mindset. But expecting the case of writing a first book in a series, a reader should approach every book from an author with an mind wide open and free of expectations. First books open avenues for exploring a vast array of worlds we discover within us in the process of writing. Whatever it takes to write the first book, it becomes like a first child. In a way it is the outgoing, adventurous, brash, conceited older sibling the ones that follow both rely on and envy. It breaks through and establishes ever instance of tolerance from its father or mother and creates the space into which its brothers and sisters learn to grow and flourish.First novels, then, are vital works but sometimes they prove to be not the best effort of an author, but instead only a good indication of what is to come. Since Jade is a first book, only time will tell what the sophomore and subsequent offerings will be like.Rose is writing the sequel to Jade. Sometimes those are the hardest books to write but usually they don't take as long as the first book to produce. So for those who want to read more about Jade, there is hope that it won't take too ling. The painstaking process of learning how to write can be dispensed with for the second time a writer goes at it. From there onward, writing is more about each book than the prospect of becoming published.Books like Jade endear and author to core readers. It would be a travesty not to read such a magical book that inspires us to dream as we read. A few readers may be transformed in the process and become aspiring writers willing to take their own risks to capture fantasy worlds and describe them to others on the written page.
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  • Victoria B
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book by author Rose Montague that I have read but won't be the last. This book has all things paranormal from witches, fae, shifters, vampire, even zombies. This is a fast pass book (for the most part) about a paranormal detective named Jade Smith who is a paranormal mutt (a little of each). Jade teams up with a vampire named Jane and a faerie queen named Jill to try and figure out who is killing humans and blaming the supernatural citizens of the city all the while trying to s This is the first book by author Rose Montague that I have read but won't be the last. This book has all things paranormal from witches, fae, shifters, vampire, even zombies. This is a fast pass book (for the most part) about a paranormal detective named Jade Smith who is a paranormal mutt (a little of each). Jade teams up with a vampire named Jane and a faerie queen named Jill to try and figure out who is killing humans and blaming the supernatural citizens of the city all the while trying to stay alive herself. This book has action, fighting, magic, police corruption, a little sexual content (nothing detailed and safe for teens to read). I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who likes a good paranormal story. I look forward to book 2 in the series.
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  • E.A. Davis
    January 1, 1970
    When I started the book, Jade, I will tell you I had originally thought that I would not like it. It isn't my typical genre of book. However, after the first page I was hooked. The plot twists kept me on my toes and it was NEVER predictable. Just when I thought I had things figured out, I was proven wrong. I would say that this would make an excellent movie, and I really cannot wait for the follow up in the installment! I would definitely see Rose Montague having a successful career in the writi When I started the book, Jade, I will tell you I had originally thought that I would not like it. It isn't my typical genre of book. However, after the first page I was hooked. The plot twists kept me on my toes and it was NEVER predictable. Just when I thought I had things figured out, I was proven wrong. I would say that this would make an excellent movie, and I really cannot wait for the follow up in the installment! I would definitely see Rose Montague having a successful career in the writing world. I would certainly read anything by her in the future.
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  • natalie
    January 1, 1970
    This was soooo good oly enjoyed the action nnd learning more about jade as I pick up the school of witchery books first. Can't wait to read Jane and Jill.
  • Julia Blake
    January 1, 1970
    Not my usual genre, but a book I nevertheless enjoyed. A fun romp across two continents, the author keeps the pace and the one-liners coming thick and fast. The character of Jade is an enigma at first, but gradually we learn more of her secrets and grow to understand the complexity of her existence.The relationship between the three women, Jade, Jill and Jane, was fun and believable, and I particularly enjoyed the meaty roles the author gave the supporting characters, fleshing them out and makin Not my usual genre, but a book I nevertheless enjoyed. A fun romp across two continents, the author keeps the pace and the one-liners coming thick and fast. The character of Jade is an enigma at first, but gradually we learn more of her secrets and grow to understand the complexity of her existence.The relationship between the three women, Jade, Jill and Jane, was fun and believable, and I particularly enjoyed the meaty roles the author gave the supporting characters, fleshing them out and making them more three dimensional.Action packed, the plot is fast and complex, a real case of blink and you miss it, and maybe that is one aspect I felt let the book down ever so slightly, no time to stop and draw breath. But that is my own personal preference and in no way detracts from the very respectable four stars I'm awarding it.The writing is solid, and the author plainly knows her craft and paid attention to such essentials as formatting, grammar and punctuation.All in all, a cracking good read which delivers a fun and involving experience.
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  • Bridgett Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Oh I love Jade! She is awesome. Jade is a little bit of everything. She's part fae, Shifter, Witch, And Vampire. Pretty much all the supernatural creatures in one. Which makes her a force to be reckoned with. She's a cop and her partner Rolfe is also a Shifter. They are trying to solve a string of murders, And it looks like Vampires are behind it, Or are they. Jade must stop these Sups from getting all the supernatural creatures killed. Another Fantastic book by the Author. I can't wait to drive Oh I love Jade! She is awesome. Jade is a little bit of everything. She's part fae, Shifter, Witch, And Vampire. Pretty much all the supernatural creatures in one. Which makes her a force to be reckoned with. She's a cop and her partner Rolfe is also a Shifter. They are trying to solve a string of murders, And it looks like Vampires are behind it, Or are they. Jade must stop these Sups from getting all the supernatural creatures killed. Another Fantastic book by the Author. I can't wait to drive into Jane and Jill. I love Jane and Jade together.
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  • S.A. Gibson
    January 1, 1970
    Jade is a mysterious being who has traits of shifter, vampire, witch, and fae at different times. She serves as an agent for the police force in Winston, in a world in which supernatural beings are every where, but face discrimination. She must solve a mystery and fight will all she has to protect herself and her friends. I enjoyed this fun, light read. You will too.
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  • Ivan
    January 1, 1970
    GoodThis is a quick read, the story is good. I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are pretty awesome and the story ends with wanting more. I will read the second one.
  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    Jade is an enigma even among paranormals. She is a mixture of witch, vampire, fae and shifter … and quite possibly a few other things we don’t know about yet. Her first day on the job as a cop lands her with the partner of her dreams but while investigating her first case the whole thing quickly turns into a nightmare come to life. At first it simply seems as if humans are being killed by rogue vampires, but soon enough the evidence is pointing at every faction of the paranormal community. Altho Jade is an enigma even among paranormals. She is a mixture of witch, vampire, fae and shifter … and quite possibly a few other things we don’t know about yet. Her first day on the job as a cop lands her with the partner of her dreams but while investigating her first case the whole thing quickly turns into a nightmare come to life. At first it simply seems as if humans are being killed by rogue vampires, but soon enough the evidence is pointing at every faction of the paranormal community. Although she seemingly appeared out of nowhere and no one either human or paranormal had ever heard of her, Jade’s mix of talents soon proves invaluable in solving this situation.I enjoy books with paranormal characters (quite honestly – I am often jealous of their abilities) and this book is no exception. First time author Rose Montague’s vision is a world, in what I am assuming is the not too distant future, where humans and paranormals have come to an agreement and live in harmony. When something happens to disrupt that harmony the action starts and in Jade it starts on the first page and carries on well past the last page … yes there is a sequel in the works. Jade’s back-story is VERY interesting and despite tidbits and teasers I feel there is a lot left to learn about our heroine. I am glad that Ms. Montague left a little wiggle room for readers to learn more because there was so much going on in this first of her planned trilogy (boy oh boy – was there a lot going on), that any more information would have been overwhelming. On a personal note, I hope we keep getting the tidbits and teasers throughout the next two books and then possibly get the whole story from/about Jade in a possible “prequel”. From what I have read so far I can imagine it as a book on its own.My only concern as I started reading this book was that despite being drawn into the story from the get-go I found the writing to be a little lacklustre and I was not sure I would enjoy reading this book. Not to worry though … Ms. Montague and Jade quickly found their “voice” bringing improvement with each turn of the page and by the end of the book my concerns were unfounded. To me that’s a sure sign of an excellent author in the making. A strong female lead, lots of action, a nice mix of paranormals and a little romance – I am sure this book would appeal to fans of Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series.
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  • Elaine Carass
    January 1, 1970
    I really really enjoyed reading this book, it was a thrill ride of action from start to Finish. It had twists, turns and what I felt was one hell of a surprise on what Jade's beast was. Of all the creatures I was thinking of it weren't. Jade was such a kick ass heroine who sometimes tried too hard to impress but she got the job done perfectly. She was such a likeable character and I just enjoyed finding out about her, and what I likes was that certain things about Jade were told only at certain I really really enjoyed reading this book, it was a thrill ride of action from start to Finish. It had twists, turns and what I felt was one hell of a surprise on what Jade's beast was. Of all the creatures I was thinking of it weren't. Jade was such a kick ass heroine who sometimes tried too hard to impress but she got the job done perfectly. She was such a likeable character and I just enjoyed finding out about her, and what I likes was that certain things about Jade were told only at certain times during the story and not told all at once at the beginning. The storyline was well thought and well written and I was surprised at how well it all fit together and how well all the supernatural creatures were included, it made a change from just focusing on the one. The action starts more or less on page one and continues right to the end, it hardly let up and in my case just kept me reading. I thought the romance aspect was well written and it came accross nicely and didn't feel too over the top or tacky like some books I've read. All I can say is this was a great book and I can't wait for book 2.
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  • Hans Markus
    January 1, 1970
    While the "Underworld" film series is still speculating on the possibility of werewolf/vamp hybrids, Rose Montague goes for the big picture. Her heroine Jade is a bit of all the suernatural community has to offer: shifter (she's not a wolf, think bigger), a vamp and a witch (how's that possible?) and has enough fae blood running through her veins to make a visit to the Summer Queen in fairy possible... A super-supernatural, no, Jade is quite handicapped by her diet, but telling more, would be gi While the "Underworld" film series is still speculating on the possibility of werewolf/vamp hybrids, Rose Montague goes for the big picture. Her heroine Jade is a bit of all the suernatural community has to offer: shifter (she's not a wolf, think bigger), a vamp and a witch (how's that possible?) and has enough fae blood running through her veins to make a visit to the Summer Queen in fairy possible... A super-supernatural, no, Jade is quite handicapped by her diet, but telling more, would be giving away too much...The friends she makes are more than enough to compensate that handicap, but that is where the real fun starts... ;-)
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  • Lee Sewter
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed the book. There was some nice surprises about the main character, Jade. I will not spoil the surprises. The story was fast paced and fun to read. Awesome points. I think the main character was great. I look forward to getting to know more about the new characters in the next book.Good points. Fantasy isn't short in this book! I love fantasy and this book didn't let me down. Bad points. I don't feel like there were any bad points.I previously gave the book a 4 star, but I switched it to I enjoyed the book. There was some nice surprises about the main character, Jade. I will not spoil the surprises. The story was fast paced and fun to read. Awesome points. I think the main character was great. I look forward to getting to know more about the new characters in the next book.Good points. Fantasy isn't short in this book! I love fantasy and this book didn't let me down. Bad points. I don't feel like there were any bad points.I previously gave the book a 4 star, but I switched it to a 5 because I think all three books together deserved it.
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  • Auraya
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing. I loved the storyline. I loved the mystery. It was all a bit much and over the top without much struggle and drama, but I freaking loved it anyway. There was no angst and no complicated romance drama. It was very different from what I normally read. With just a little tiny bit more romance towards the person she ended up with, it wouldve been perfect I think. 4.8999 stars :p Amazing. I loved the storyline. I loved the mystery. It was all a bit much and over the top without much struggle and drama, but I freaking loved it anyway. There was no angst and no complicated romance drama. It was very different from what I normally read. With just a little tiny bit more romance towards the person she ended up with, it would´ve been perfect I think. 4.8999 stars :p
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  • Misty Boyd
    January 1, 1970
    This. Book. Was AMAZING! The main character is fiesty and strong. From the first chapter I was hooked! Lots of plot twists and excitement. Can't wait for the next book!
  • J.S. Frankel
    January 1, 1970
    I'd read Witchery before this novel, so I knew what Ms. Monstague's writing style was like, more or less. Actually, it's rather similar to my own--lots of action, over the top situations, and some fun, if campy, dialogue at times, but that campiness actually enhanced the novel for me, rather than detracted from it. And it was FUN! Jade is a lot of disparate characters wrapped up into one badass lady: witch, shifter, vampire, and fae, and she's basically your kickass heroine who happens to choose I'd read Witchery before this novel, so I knew what Ms. Monstague's writing style was like, more or less. Actually, it's rather similar to my own--lots of action, over the top situations, and some fun, if campy, dialogue at times, but that campiness actually enhanced the novel for me, rather than detracted from it. And it was FUN! Jade is a lot of disparate characters wrapped up into one badass lady: witch, shifter, vampire, and fae, and she's basically your kickass heroine who happens to choose lady partners, so while it's kinda got a lesfic aspect to it, that part is not belaboured or pushed. It's simply presented, and the novel is better for it. Jade also has a fondness for wine, chocolate, meat, and blood, only if nothing else is on hand. I'm not going to spoil the story by saying what happens, but to me, this is a mishmash of a lot of different urban novel elements. (I did the same thing in Beginnings, and it worked). This works even better. Ms. Montague has tied a LOT of loose ends together, and in spite of the possibiility of the novel spiraling into thirty different directions, it all comes together in the end. What I enjoyed most is the fast pace. I like that in a novel, and Ms. Montague delivers. She also makes her characters quite different, so there's no overlap of dialogue which could be misconstrued as someone else speaking. In theory, that's easy to do; reality paints a different picture, but the author pulls it off quite nicely.If I have one complaint, it's that the last few chapters really weren't necessary...too much exposition, which could have been used in the second novel. I think everything could have been summed up and stopped after Chapter twenty-six or twenty-seven, but that's nitpicking on my part. Still, it was a fun ride, and one worth taking for any reader out there who enjoys this genre.Recommended.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    There's more to Jade than meets the eye. She's got powers and abilities which manifest themselves in interesting ways. Jade takes a job with the local police force and ends up getting involved with the local supe community as the must find out who is killing people.Ms. Montague has a unique story here with the blend of shifter, fae, vampire and witch. Jade is unlike any character I've seen before and her adventures are fast paced and exciting. The first in a trilogy, this series is sure to delig There's more to Jade than meets the eye. She's got powers and abilities which manifest themselves in interesting ways. Jade takes a job with the local police force and ends up getting involved with the local supe community as the must find out who is killing people.Ms. Montague has a unique story here with the blend of shifter, fae, vampire and witch. Jade is unlike any character I've seen before and her adventures are fast paced and exciting. The first in a trilogy, this series is sure to delight paranormal romance fans.
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  • Ana
    January 1, 1970
    Don't let my rating fool you, I really enjoyed this book. It is really fast paced and absolutely ridiculous and almost without reasoning, but I guess it is aligned with the character's identity. Everything falls in place for the main character so if you want a strong female power trip, this is it. There is f/f romance, although I think it will be more present in the second book.
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  • Kristine Schwartz
    January 1, 1970
    This was a great urban fantasy read. There was enough suspense in the beginning that kept me intrigued as the author laid down her laws of her universe, and after I knew enough of her world, the story continued in a fast paced, edge of your seat adventure that was difficult to put down. So yes, I would definitely recommend this book to urban fantasy fans everywhere.
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  • Jade Bryant
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely loved this book!This book draws you in an keeps you wanting more, whether it's the romance, action, or intrigue. Very well written and a great addition to any collection. I can't wait for book two:)
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