Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Review and Release Day for The Lightning Luminary by R.S. McCoy

Title: The Lightning Luminary
Author: RS McCoy
Genre: Urban Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Kit Foster Design
Pre-Order Available: April 1, 2016
Now Available


Talia Stanley may look like the typical wealthy New Yorker, but she's hidden her secrets for more than a thousand years. One of the last surviving members of an ancient race called Luminaries, Talia has suppressed her ability to control lightning in exchange for safety. 

And for generations it worked. Talia's hermit lifestyle protected her from strong Luminaries that want her power. All that changed the day Mason Rathbone walked into her life. 

A good-looking artist, Mason is just the guy to get Talia out of her penthouse apartment and show her what it means to live again. But just as she starts to get comfortable, Talia gets sucked right back into her vicious past.


The idea that these luminaries are the source behind the stories of the gods is a really cool concept. However, this book left me with several questions. Like how the guy at her attorney's office found out who she was. Talia is a luminary that's been in hiding for quite some time. It seems that she has a habit of falling in love with humans although she's immortal. And she has seen her fair share of death, especially at the hands of Hadrian, the most powerful luminary there is. Why this guy is wanting a pure luminary son is beyond me, but he's particularly brutal with the female babes that are born. It made me grimace. His character though, is conflicting because while there are so many times you think he's pure evil, there are just a few instances where he isn't so much. Apparently his power has overwhelmed him. Falling in love with a human isn't in Talia's plans but it happens again and this guy unfortunately seems sensitive to her powers, causing him seizures. Once again, the concept is a rather good one, but the execution could use a little straightening out. I do look forward to finding out what happens to Talia though. 

I would give this book 3.5 stars out of 5

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Rachel McCoy is a Texan living in New Jersey. Between binge watching MTV reality shows and baking gluten free treats, she writes paranormal fantasy and science fiction novels. She is the self-published author of the Sparks Saga trilogy as well as numerous short stories, some of which now reside in anthologies. Back when she lived in the real world, Rachel earned a degree in marine biology, which contributed to her die-hard love of manta rays.

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