Born and raised in the Southeast, award-winning, multi-published author Patrice Michelle gave up her financial calculator for a keyboard and never looked back. Thanks to an open-minded family who taught her that life isn't as black and white as we're conditioned to believe, she pens her novels with the belief that various shades of gray are a lot more interesting. She's a natural with a point-and-shoot camera, likes to fiddle with graphic design and, to the relief of her family, strums her guitar to an audience of one.
Patrice writes adult romance books under Patrice Michelle and young adult books under the name P.T. Michelle.
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The sensual and thrilling Scions series continues in Insurrection by Patrice Michelle.
PI Landon Rourke has lived his life separate from his pack, he is the typical lone wolf. He does have a few close friends but no one really touches his soul unlike Kaitlyn. Landon has always watched over Detective Kaitlyn McKinney. He is drawn to her and feels the need to protect her.
Detective Kaitlyn McKinney is a straight arrow, she has followed her dad into the job of protecting and serving the public. Responding to a police call late one night she runs into Landon. Something about this man calls to her and she can no longer fight the all consuming attraction she feels.
Landon and Kaitlyn join forces when there are unexplainable murders in and around the city. One Kaitlyn becomes a target Landon will put aside everything to keep her safe. Kaitlyn has for a long time depended on herself and its so tempting to let Landon shelter her. Their attraction explodes with a passion neither realized was between them. But will Kaitlyn feel the same way when some secrets Landon is keeping are revealed.
Patrice Michelle draws you into the world of werewolves and vampires like no other author. She creates a world that is unique and intriguing. Landon and Kaitlyn journey to love and understanding is sensual and moving. I can't wait to find out what is around the corner for this series.
Police Detective Kaitlyn McKinney has been called out on her first real case as detective to investigate a burned body in a local park. When she gets there, she discovers this body is nothing like she has ever seen before. It looks vaguely humanoid but what is it?
Landon Rourke suffers daily for a mistake he made several years ago, and his self imposed penance is to play secret guardian to Kaitlyn. A long ago prophecy stated there would someday be peace between vampires and Lupreda - werewolves. This murder throws darkness on the pending outcome of that prophecy. Now he and Kaitlyn are working together to find answers and he begins to see the destiny laid out for him. What will Kaitlyn do when she discovers the terrible truth Landon hides?
Landon and Kaitlyn's story is incredibly emotional, heart wrenchingly beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes, at least three times, as discoveries were made. Landon feels so guilty over past events that watching him finally come to terms with what happened, and learning to forgive himself makes for an incredible story. Kaitlyn has her own secrets, not quite understanding why she has these special gifts, but when she learns the truth about her heritage, everything finally makes sense and she is stunned at what is uncovered. Landon and Kaitlyn are two halves of one whole, and neither can find peace with their pasts until they come together. Their relationship also awakens long buried feelings and when they give in to their attraction, fireworks are sure to explode.
Patrice Michelle is winning me over with her fascinating Scions trilogy. I loved Resurrection and I think I love Insurrection even more!Read more ›
Patrice Michelle has been an "auto-buy" for me ever since I discovered her "Kendrian Vampire" stories in eBook, (along with her "Bad in Boots" cowboys, yum! ;-P). Amazingly, she ups the bar with each book she writes. I'm pleasantly surprised how each book is better than the last, when she was so strong to begin with!
Both the hero and heroine in SCIONS: INSURRECTION are appealing and multi-dimensional with awesome depth of character. Landon is an unbelievably alpha, sexy, and intense Were- yet his feelings of guilt and his fear for his mate make him more human. He is my favorite kind of alpha, the kind that is always on the edge of out of control, and loves and cares for his woman above all else. Kaitlyn is truly clever, witty, and incredibly (but not foolishly) brave, even when she discovers she is more than she ever thought was even possible... The chemistry between the two sets the pages on fire and the verbal exchanges are engaging, absorbing, sensual, and laugh-out-loud funny at times. The emotional obstacles they had to overcome were very real, and their reactions believable. This was a very fast paced read that blew me away with its creativity, and the sensuality that is rife between Landon and Kaitlyn. Wonderfully, there was never a clichéd transformation in Landon or in Kaitlyn, I didn't feel like they fell in love only because she was his mate and they're genetically "destined" for each other, (unfortunately that is a sensation I am left with in a lot of Were stories). I totally enjoyed Patrice's previous book in the SCIONS: series, but in Insurrection she reaches a new intensity that drew me in and would not let go. The idea of two people that are so lonely discovering a bond that is so profoundly sexual, and yet so much more, resonated with me.
Patrice bridges the strength of the old style "been there-done that" paranormal with a new twist and a freshness that sets her far apart from the norm! Don't miss this book!
I have an especial fondness for the "Scions" mini-series. It reminds me not a little of the "Underworld" movies, in terms of atmosphere and world-building, but it's a lot better-written, for one thing! Presenting vampires and werewolves as the result of genetic experimentation gone amok is one of the more original explanations I've seen for it and almost puts it in the realm of science-fantasy.
This second offering is as intricate and emotionally-charged as the first. There's a few awkward spots: the story appears to take place maybe ten years into the future, but mention is made of things grabbing at people in a haunted house attraction in an old warehouse, when it's no longer permissible for this sort of jolt in that kind of attraction (due to lawsuits for cases of groping). But I love the May-September romance between Landon and Kaitie and how carefully he keeps his true nature from her, and also how she deduces what he is... and his mysterious connection with her father, who -- it seemed -- died from a dog attack... Or was it just a dog? And what is the mysterious creature she finds burned to death in a park? And furthermore, what is this other were-creature that seems to hold the key to fullfilling the prophecy that ties the races of paranormals and humans together...? I'm eagerly anticipating how that turns out!