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Glacial Eyes (Salt Lake After Dark Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

J. K. Walker , M. Fitt , Bryce Anderson , Jacob Walker
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Book Description

After a weekend party gone very, very wrong, third-year university student Jasmine Bedeau finds herself a "person of interest" to far too many interested parties. She must bring a family-inherited curse—and powerful new abilities—under control or risk the consequences of the supernatural community to which she now belongs. But between the police and the paranormal, the campus and the council, how's a girl to rise to the challenge of just holding onto a normal life? Werewolves, vampires, and witches—and now a serial killer targeting the supernatural, setting his sights on Jasmine and her new-found friends. It's a good thing she's a werecat, because she's not rolling over.

This edition includes the Salt Lake After Dark novella, Frat House of the Dead.

Rachel Wood has lived a sheltered life. Sure she's a witch, with a talent for technology, but she just doesn't get out much. On Halloween night, that’s all going to change when her best friend invites her to a frat party. After someone spikes the punch with an unknown spell, Rachel must devise a magical solution before her and her friends are overwhelmed by... Zombies!

For ages 16+

Product Details

  • File Size: 515 KB
  • Print Length: 389 pages
  • Publisher: J. K. Walker; 2nd edition (December 26, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0069DOZIU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #668,114 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining March 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I won't start off stating off that was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this book. It sounds pompous and arrogant (which I try not to be when reviewing a book ;) ) even though the statement it true.
The main character is not the usual hard assed know it all that is prevalent in so many urban fantasies that are flooding the market today,but neither is she the weak willed whiner that make up most of the other half of the genera.Jazz is a very relate-able person. So many of her reactions I found myself chuckling over because either I or my best friend would have done exactly the same thing. I was laughing out loud when she's riding to the hospital, she starts freaking out that she has boobs now and the EMT guy asks her if she's hitting on him. Ahh classic. Her friend's reaction to the unveiling of what she was, made me smile. I couldn't put it better myself when Tammy tells her "Hey what kind of friend would I be if I ran scared just because you get hairy once a month?"
Jazz has just enough spunk to not be a door mat, but she is realistic enough to know when she is completely out of her depth. As a side note some people will probably think me a prude for stating this, but hey here it is. I was glad that she didn't just hop into bed with her guy right off the bat. They took the time to let the chemistry build... OK OK she definitely gets kudos for waiting when she had a HOT Cajun dancing attendance. WhooH! Spray me down with cold water. The only thing hotter than a man with a Cajun accent is a man with an Irish or Scottish accent. (You can't see me but I'm drooling) ;)
I liked the world that the author built. It wasn't too fantastic that you're sitting there going OMG really? I liked the Technomancer, it was quite nifty. Over all Thumbs up. Great Job.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!! January 7, 2012
By julie
I was hooked from the start, I enjoyed the fast paced story and could not wait to see how it ended. I would say this book is a young adult level. My 17 year old loved the twlight series and I have given her this book to read. I think she will really enjoy it. There is mystery, romance, and fantasy; along with vampires, and shapeshifters. I loved it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good December 28, 2011
By Tottec
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was surprised how good this book is. The characters are believable and well designed. The places are real places in Salt Lake and Utah counties. It is also refreshing to include creatures from Asian and Central American mythology and not just European mythology. Hopefully there will be more in the future.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Written and Entertaining! June 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Glacial Eyes - Well Written and Entertaining!

Rating: 4 of 5
Author: J.K Walker
Format: Kindle, Paperback

Waking up naked lying covered in leaves in the middle of the forest, Jamine (Jazz) Bedeau, struggles with foggy memories from the night before. How had she gotten here? Local law enforcement wonder the same thing as she quickly learns that the boy she was with is found dead supposedly slain by some type of large predator. But soon Jazz learns the awful truth - she had killed him - but not as herself. Something was a part of her she had not know of before and didn't want to admit. Without any parents or family to turn to, Jazz is lost until she is contacted by others like her. Unfortunately, they are not all friendly, and Jazz finds her friends and herself in mortal danger.

In a young adult market full of vampire novels, J.K. Walker's "Glacial Eyes" is a nice change of pace in the paranormal teenage category. Told in first person from Jazz's perspective, I enjoyed her as a protagonist. She is thoughtful, humble, powerful, but emotionally damaged given her difficult past. While not nearly as dark as the Hunger Games, Jazz has traits reminiscent of Katniss Everdeen which is high praise in my book. Walker's writing style is crisp and engaging and his characters pop off the page. If I have any compliant at all, it is Jazz's main love interest - Logan. I liked his character, but I found his accent distracted me from the story instead of pulling me into it.

Overall, I found myself stealing moments throughout the day in order to finish another chapter and very much enjoyed this guilty pleasure read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur... June 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I met the author when we were selling our respective books at CONduit in Salt Lake. J.K. is a heckuva nice guy. But I suppose you're not looking for a review of him. On to the book!

Glacial Eyes is an urban fantasy tale about Jasmine, a young woman/snow leopard who attends the University of Utah. Okay, Salt Lake only loosely qualifies as "urban," and a lot of the action takes place in Ivins, Utah. Stop being so picky. The supernaturals hide themselves well enough that Jasmine -- who is herself a wereleopard -- is unaware of their existence until shortly after her own powers manifest, and she accidentally kills a fellow student who slipped her a roofie and tried to assault her. The other supernaturals (vampires, werewolves, were-leopards, kitsune, and witches) put her on trial, but let her off with a very strict warning: learn to control your powers, or we have to kill you. Nothing personal, mind you.

The trial isn't all bad. She meets a few new people there who will eventually become her friends: David (a werewolf) and Rachel (a techno-geek witch). Logan (a gorgeous half vampire who drives a motorcycle and has a band, which quite honestly beats the "reader should think he's sexy" message half to death) gives her a ride home from the trial. They stop to forage at Denny's -- to be clear, they forage in the "order a Grand Slam" sense; waitresses are off the menu -- and they find themselves dating.

She begins taking lessons with the local werewolf pack, which leads to the gruesome death of a fluffy bunny. The supernatural government also assigns her jobs, the first of which takes her on a road trip to Southern Utah. Unbeknownst to her, a killer is targeting supernaturals in the area, and the killer follows her back to Salt Lake.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, furry and action packed!
What a great start to a new urban fantasy series, with so much to recommend it - characters that jump off the page, the chance to find out all about this world right along with the... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Deborah Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for more
My first thoughts on this one? More please! I can’t wait to read the next instalment in the series and get back with these characters. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Pure Jonel
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent start to a new UF series
Glacial Eyes was a very good read. I admit I wasn't as surprised by that as I could be, because the book was recommended to me by someone who knows some of my taste in books. Read more
Published 17 months ago by R. Bird
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Read!
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

This was an interesting book. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Jennifer Hines (Hines and Bigham's Literary Tryst)
5.0 out of 5 stars Crisp Style, Mature YA!! Great heroine!
Who says there isn’t room for one more YA/NA urban fantasy in the world of reading? Glacial Eyes by J. K. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Dii
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh.
The book was basically ok. It could have done without the sex scenes. The author really needs to hire a good editor to clean up several discrepancies. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Iqueno
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressive
If you've been on a hunt for a unique, fresh addition to the Fantasy genre like myself; look no further, you've stumbled upon the right author here and if you're a lover of most... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Manchester
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Gothic Thriller you Can't Put Down
Loved this book. I'm a big fan of the neo-gothic genre, and "Glarial Eyes" really fed my obsession. Read more
Published 18 months ago by ToratheExplorer
4.0 out of 5 stars this one was also good
This was an interesting twist on werewolves, vampires, witches, and shape shifters. I really couldn't stop reading this one, just to see who was gonna end up where in the end.
Published 22 months ago by Dondenna Hammond
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Jasmine Bedeau awoke in the forest the night after a rave. She was nude, with a massive "hangover. Read more
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J. K. Walker is a Utah native that has been telling stories since he was first able to talk. Author of the "Salt Lake After Dark" series that follows Jasmine Bedeau and her friends, both normal and supernatural, through their adventures in a paranormal world hidden within our own.

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