Written by Carole Nelson, Brimstone Kiss is the second book in the Delilah Street series, Dancing with Werewolves being the first.
This novel picks up where the last left off, with Cadaver Boy and Ms. Street still trying to find answers about the lovers’ bodies they found together, and Ms. Street hunting for Lilith, her twin.
I liked the first book, despite the way the writing swirled around and spoke in doubles and was just… overall, a little confusing.
This second book didn’t get better. At all. I want to know what is going on with the story, from the werewolf Head Henchman (who has a lot more going on that we would have guessed), Snow and his Brimstone Kiss, and of course Ric. But the writing… there were characters where things were straight forward and the writing wasn’t jarring in it’s dialog.
Honestly, this book read like fan fiction. It needed more editing. Or, you know, it read a bit like a movie script. Things missing that the interpretation would bring to light.
This writing style would be okay if it wasn’t supposed to be set in the world as it is now, with a lot of supernatural things.
What this book did do well, other than those few characters previously mentioned, was the fact that the revelation was stated to be just for the humans. Supernaturals didn’t just appear out of no where. The fact that Street interpreted that event in that way was… annoying, to say the least.
I want to finish this series but…. I don’t want to keep dealing with this writing style.
Urban fantasy fans – maybe give this a shot? Romance fans, sure, go for it.
But, you have been warned.