Review: Mind Raider by Anna Hackett

Posted November 1, 2012 by Gikany-Una in 3.5 stars, Paranormal Romance, Rating B Tags: , , , ,

Mind Raider
Author: Anna Hackett 
Release Date: Oct. 10, 2012
Publisher: Self-Published
Anomaly Trilogy #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Novella
Format(s): E-book
Book Source: Author
About the book:
Never hide, never cower and live by your own rules.
Life has taught mind raider Mara Ross to never let anyone break her. Especially not the crime lord who tortured her for her ability to control other people’s minds. But now her former tormentor has kidnapped another woman and Mara will do anything to save her—including joining forces with a dark, powerful man who is more dangerous than anything Mara’s faced before.
The CIA’s experiments left Callahan with lethal powers he must control with every inch of his will. As the leader of Haven, a sanctuary for anomalies, he stays focused and alone…until Mara blazes into his life. Cal knows he must keep his distance from the fiery mind raider because she threatens his control…and if his control breaks, people die.
On a mission deep in the wilds of Indonesia, desire explodes between Cal and Mara. But as the two wounded souls are drawn to each other, terrible secrets from Cal’s past threaten to drive them apart.
What G & U are talking about:
Mind Raider is the second novella in the Anomaly Trilogy.  It is a fresh and interesting urban fantasy world.  Although in novella format, the story is pulsating with passionate romance and a fairly engaging plot.  Gikany and Una enjoyed this latest installment.
The story centralizes around Cal, the leader of the Haven, a refuge area for anomalies, and Mara, the Mind Raider we met in the previous novella, Time Thief.  It seems the attraction between Cal and Mara started long ago when they first met, but due to current circumstances, they find themselves forced to be together….
Gikany and Una have enjoyed the Anomaly Trilogy so far.  Although the only book left, Soul Stealer, is coming, we hope that possibly this could be a feature length series.  The mythology and world is fascinating and exciting.  With the connections of Cal’s past, a new big bad could form and take us on other adventures.  Part of the reason this series strikes a chord with us is the allusion to the X-Men series – a comic world that is near and dear to Una’s heart.  
If you enjoy a fast paced, thrilling passionate romance, please pick up The Anomaly Trilogy, it is a fun weekend read.
Their Rating:
Liked it – recommend (B+)

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