Format: Digital E-Book, 236 pages
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Publisher: Elewyn Publishing
Source: Barclay Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Digital ISBN: 978-1-9437-6802-8
All that glitters may not be gold.
When an antique gold show comes to Vegas, Tarot-reading magical artifacts hunter Sara Wilde’s job is simple: locate and liberate a set of relics rumored to give their bearers access to an ancient, incredible power. With whispers of a war on magic racing through the Connected community, every psychic, mystic, warlock, and witch descends on Sin City to claim the relics first. But no one wants these talismans more than Sara’s client: the insufferably arrogant, criminally sensual, absolutely untrustworthy Magician.
And what the Magician wants…
Sara’s heist takes a turn for the trickier as the smoky-eyed specter from her past, Detective Brody Rooks, is assigned to investigate a break-in at the gold show, forcing her to confront the one man in Vegas she can’t bluff. Even worse, just as she finally gets her hands on the goods, the game changes anew. The resulting chase leads her across the world to an ancient Egyptian temple filled with secrets, deception… and hints about her own abilities that could change everything. Desperate for answers, Sara is forced to turn to the one person she knows will lie, cheat, manipulate and steal to get whatever he craves. Only now, it seems, the Magician wants her.
Sometimes, when the deck is stacked against you… you’ve got to play the Wilde Card.
Wilde Card is the second installment in Jenn Stark's Immortal Vegas series featuring Tarot card reading relic hunter Sara Wilde. Sara, as we have learned, has the unique ability to use her cards as a compass to find anything. We have also learned that Sara will do anything to protect the innocents called Connecteds from being hunted down and killed by a powerful group known as the Sanctus.
Sara's primary employer is the Arcana Council led by the mysterious, and powerful Magician Armaeus Bertrand. As the story opens, Sara is once again on a mission to locate a valuable and powerful artifact in China. This time it's the Crown of Genghis Khan. Although it's not the main part of the story, it's still provides a major clue that will eventually show up later in the story. I don't believe I am spoiling anything since I am not telling you what the clue is.
The most important part of this story is the arrival of The Rarity to Las Vegas for the first time in recent memory. The Rarity brings in all sorts of investors, collectors, arcane artifact marketers, and various collectors of black market goods. It also brings enemies to town like flocks of seagulls. Sara, who is still dealing with the after effects of Getting Wilde, is also required to be High Priestess Eshe tool, saving the Connected, and facing a huge piece of her past that she still hasn't solved yet.
I love this series and can't wait for the third installment, called Born to be Wilde, coming February 2016. I love Sarah. I love her sarcasm, her wits, her courage, her unknown magical powers that grow leaps and bounds each novel. I love the fact that she stands Guardian for those who can't protect herself against those like Sanctus. I love that she uses the money she makes in searching for artifacts to help more Connecteds. I love that she tries hard not to be anyone's pawn.
I love that this series is based on Arcana Tarot cards like the Musician, The Fool, The Devil, etc. I do hope that we get a chance to meet the missing Arcana members. Loved that there is a DRAGON in this story! A DRAGON. IN. LAS VEGAS! Think on that. I am tempted by the possibilities for Sara. Especially since the ending is rather enlightening. I definitely want to know more about Sara and the Dragon and what happened to her 10 years ago that made her flee her hometown. I want to know if Stark will allow Sara a bit of romance with either Detective Brody, who I like, or Armaeus who seems to be able to push all the right buttons. Best of all, I love fact that Sara is finally home, and can stop running.
WILDE CARD by Jenn Stark is an exciting and sexy story about a Tarot-reading magical artifact hunter who is falling under the spell of the mysterious Magician, while trying to avoid a war within the magical community and herself. Readers will be in for a wild(e) ride with the second installment of the Immortal Vegas series which is a cross between the Adventures of Owl Series by Kristi Charish and Lara Croft Tomb Raider.
Praise for Getting Wilde (Immortal Vegas #1):
“Jenn Stark’s Getting Wilde kept me riveted from cover to cover. Hilarious, sexy, and thrillingly high action with a kick-ass herione and a bone-dissolving hero (AKA my new book boyfriend!). GET THIS BOOK!” - NY Bestselling Author Darynda Jones
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About Jenn Stark:
Jenn Stark is a Golden Heart award-winning author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She lives and writes in Ohio. . . and she writes a LOT. In addition to her work in paranormal, she is also author Jennifer McGowan, whose Maids of Honor series of Young Adult Elizabethan spy romances are published by Simon & Schuster, and author Jennifer Chance, whose Rule Breakers series of New Adult contemporary romances are published by Random House/LoveSwept.
The world of her first paranormal romance, which was previously titled BLACK JACK, has now been reimagined as the setting ONE WILDE NIGHT, GETTING WILDE and WILDE CARD, all to be published in 2015, with BORN TO BE WILDE to follow in early 2016!
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