Captured: A Werewolf and a Siren Walk into an FBI Office

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CAPTURED SJ Harper coverA Fallen Siren Prequel

Print Length: 171 pages
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Join FBI Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.
She’s a Siren. He’s a Werewolf.
Their mission is redemption.

Emma Monroe is a Fallen Siren, cursed by the gods and banished to Earth for her failure to prevent the kidnapping of Persephone. She’s had many names and many lives, but only one mission: redemption. Now she works for the FBI and is on temporary assignment in Charleston. Solving this next missing persons case could be the key to ending her ancient curse—unless the temptation that’s her new partner gets in the way.

Zack Armstrong is a Werewolf. Tall, dark, and dangerous, he currently works for one of the bureau’s elite Child Abduction Rapid Deployment teams. In many respects the man is every bit as mysterious as his secret and perilous past. But there are two things he’s certain about, that he’s going to get his man and his woman.

When Zack finds himself suddenly shy a partner and a third child goes missing in Charleston, Emma goes from consultant to CARD team member in the space of a few hours. The abductions of the first two boys ended in murder, an outcome that neither Zack nor Emma can abide. As they race against time to track down the kidnapper and rescue the latest victim, they find themselves fighting something just as treacherous—a growing attraction that can’t be ignored or denied.

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This is a great prequel  to this unique tale of a siren who really pissed off Demeter and is forced to spend her immortality without love rescuing being after being until she redeems herself in Demeter’s eyes.

Emma is a tragic figure, slogging through eternity with the weight of the world on her shoulders and I really feel her.  The weariness, the futility of her daily struggle to solve crimes and save kids all the time wishing she could satisfy Demeter’s lust for vengeance.

She is a well defined character; I felt there was a real person there who wasn’t going to develop a magical power to solve a problem. In fact if she uses her powers Demeter gets mad at her. The only time she can is if she can really help a human through doing so.

The story is every parent’s nightmare: missing and murdered children. It’s chilling — even for a non-parent.  The mystery is telegraphed to the observant reader before the FBI agents figure it out, but there are some twists even then.  It’s always fun to feel smarter than the FBI!

The relationship with Zach is going to be interesting to watch unfold, or refold and put away. It’s going to go one way or the other. It’s got a lot of hot and spicy potential but this one only has a little heat in it, but a lot of tension.

This is a good novella and the first book in the series was also a good read. At the price there is no risk in giving it a look.