Review: Denai Storm by Tiffany Shand

Posted September 2, 2017 by Minx

This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, Tiffany Shand. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.

Review: Denai Storm by Tiffany Shand Denai Storm by Tiffany Shand
Series: Excalibar Investigations #3
Also by this author: The Amaranthine Chronicles Complete Series (The Amaranthine Chronicles, #1-3), Shifter Clans Series Box Set, Shadow Walker
Genres: Action, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 28, 2017
Publisher: Tiffany Shand
Format: ARC
Source: Author, Tiffany Shand
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9781547028245
ASIN: B071GZ42T9
Purchase at: Amazon Barnes & Noble
Minx's Rating:

After her husband, Jason is kidnapped, Denai witch Cate McCray will stop at nothing to get him back. Along with her team of enforcers, Cate and her allies venture into the country of Setara to find Jason and bring him home.But going into the heart of the Covenant’s territory comes with its own risks and saving Jason could have dangerous repercussions. Back at home, the team faces a killer lurking on the streets of their city. What kind of new enemy have the Covenant sent after them now, and what price will they all have to pay for going up against them?


Denai Storm is the third book of the Excalibar Investigation Series. This story starts out with action and it continues at a fast paced up until the end. I really enjoyed that Cate’s character started out strong. Her husband had been gone too long, where diplomacy  failed Cate was going to fill that gap.

I really liked the team of enforcers that Cate has assembled over the previous two books. She has a mixture of family, friends, and unlikely allies. With Jason being kidnapped they all pull together to find him before it becomes too late. I will tell you that they had a very, very close call and it brought about a turn of events involving Cate that she should have never survived, but did. This only cemented her newly acquired status of Grand Mistress and as Goddess Marked.

Cate did not really care for either title. All she wanted was her husband safe and whole. He was not though, he was suffering from amnesia and for a man over six thousand years old who had never before had an issue with memory, it was disconcerting. So much so that it created a divide between him and his allies. Jason did not want to burden those closest to him so he turned to some past acquatinces and that was his first mistake.

Cate and crew have a case that they are working on and simultaneously they are dealing with some political maneuvering of a negative sort. I really enjoyed all the action and plot points that were taking place throughout this story. I especially enjoyed the emphasis on the bond between Jason and Cate. I thought that it was quite cool how it connected them and how it was adversely affected by the emotional distance between them.

This story was definitely a high pressure, no holds barred story with a lot on the line. I thought that the entire Denai witch society was quite unique and well thought out. I found that Cate’s character as Goddess Marked was intriguing and added much to the storyline. I also liked that even though she was High Priestess of her people who sat on the council and governed with witches as enforcers that she still carried on as an enforcer herself. It kept her grounded and made her more relatable for this type of story. Overall I enjoyed Denai Storm! It was a good read!!

*Thank you to Author Tiffany Shand for this eARC of Denai Storm*


About Tiffany Shand

Author Tiffany Shand

Tiffany Shand is a writing mentor, professionally trained copy editor and copy writer who has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Born in East Anglia, Tiffany still lives in the area, constantly guarding her work space from the two cats which she shares her home with.

She began using her pets as a writing inspiration when she was a child, before moving on to write her first novel after successful completion of a creative writing course. Nowadays, Tiffany writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, as well as nonfiction books for other writers, all available through Amazon and on her own website.

Tiffany’s favourite quote is ‘writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go’ and it is armed with this that she hopes to be able to help, inspire and mentor many more aspiring authors.

When she has time to unwind, Tiffany enjoys photography, reading and watching endless box sets. She also loves to get out and visit the vast number of castles and historic houses that England has to offer.

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