“Into the Mist” is an action-packed paranormal erotic suspense that kicks off Maya Banks new series about a group of soldiers who are exposed to a chemical that gives them paranormal powers. For some, it’s shifting into animals, another can turn invisible, but for one man it’s the answer to a prayer.
Eli has always been ‘different’. His ability to turn into mist frightened his parents so much, they put him in social services as a child of ten. He learned to keep his secret until he and his buddies were hit with a chemical that’s causing his buddies to exhibit paranormal powers. He can finally stop hiding his talents and pass it off as a result of the chemical. But his buddies can’t seem to control their powers and Eli’s ability to control his has made him a target…for more than one group.
Tyana’s brother was also affected by the chemical. But Eli and his men left him behind and Tyana can’t and won’t forgive that. When her brother begins suffering due to his lack of control, Tyana decides to hunt down Eli…literally. He WILL tell her what she wants to know…or else.
What a pair. Two physically and psychologically wounded loners who manage to find the perfect match…their alter egos of the other sex! This was the only thing that kind of bugged me. I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but I guarantee there’s NO WAY I would date a man like me!!
Anyway, the sexual tension is smoking from page one and the action and plot tension just keep rising. Banks’ humor comes through in her sharp dialogue and I found myself laughing out loud several times throughout the story. Of course, it’s necessary to suspend reality to really like this book, but after all, it’s a paranormal. Banks characters come alive for me and I found myself wanting to push, smack, hug, etc each of the different characters at one time or another. Now my biggest problem will be waiting for the next book, which I’m hoping will be about the twins and a missing woman…”Into the Lair” is scheduled for a July 1, 2009 release and I’ll be waiting!