I won a copy of A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix on Paranormal Haven 's blog (WooHoo!). This book takes place mostly in New Orleans so I was really looking forward to reading it because I am originally from Louisiana and love reading books about that area or Oklahoma (where I live now). It was very action packed (and bloody) and definitely a book for adults only (sex, blood, perverted serial killer, torture...lots of adult content). If you can handle those elements in your urban fantasy novels then this was a very good book. I really liked it, especially the glossary in the back to translate all the Cajun french phrases and words (lived there for 14 years and a lot of my family speaks it but I never learned more than a few words). Here is the summary from the back cover:
HIS NAME IS DANTE.
Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination.
Tracking a sadistic serial murderer has led FBI Special Agent Heather Wallace to New Orleans, Club Hell, and the man known as Dante. But the dangerously attractive musician not only resists her investigation, he claims to be "nightkind": in other words, a vampire. Digging into his past reveals an extensive juvenile record, but no known birth date or social security number. In and out of foster homes for most of his life, he was eventually taken in by an equally mysterious man named Lucien DeNoir, who tries to shield his ward from Heather's investigation. Heather is sure, however, that Dante is linked to the murderer -- and could be the next target. Now, she must unravel the truth about this sensual, complicated, vulnerable young man-who, she begins to believe, truly is a vampire -- in order to bring the killer to justice. But what Heather doesn't know is that Dante's past holds a shocking, dangerous secret, and once it is revealed not even she will be able to protect him from his destiny....