Title : Stormwalker
Series : Stormwalker # 1
Release date : may 04, 2010
Publisher : Berkley Publisher
Genre : Urban Fantasy
Janet Begay is a stormwalker; she can draw on energy from a storm and use that power as a weapon against any creatures that escapes the vortex. Now she’s heading towards Magellan, where believers and unbelievers of the paranormal live together. A local resident and a believer have hired her to search for his missing daughter Amy. Sheriff Nash is an unbeliever and isn’t too happy about Janet being there.
But Janet has another reason to be in Magellan because it’s also home to a vortex that Janet’s demonic mother wants to unlock. It appears Janet is the key to unlock this vortex and she will do anything to get her daughter under her command. But Janet knows that the time has come to deal with her mother once and for all.
Janet doesn’t know that help is already on its way in the appearance of her ex-lover Mick.
Stormwalker by Allyson James is the first novel in the Stormwalker Series and I loved it. She created a new series where the paranormal is mixed with the real world, secrets and lots of betrayal.
Janet Begay is a strong woman, who is determined to use her powers as a stormwalker to help the ones in need and fight against evil. Her relationship with her ex-lover Mick is complicated, he is hiding something from her and she doesn’t like it. It was exactly the reason she left him, but when she is in trouble Mick is there to help. He is still secretive about his background, but he has his reasons and she is about to find out what they are.
Even though Sheriff Nash is an unbeliever, he has some great powers of his own and during this investigation he will find out what they are, even if he doesn’t like it. Coyote is another character I love; he is mysterious, funny and does everything in his power to shock Janet. But just like Mick he has her back in battle and with the fight against her mother, she can use all the help she can get.
The love-hate relationship between Janet and Mick is fabulous, it is well written because you can feel the frustration Janet feels when Mick is secretive of when he takes off with no reason and then appear against a few days later. Nash’s denial about everything paranormal and his disbelieve about what Janet is, is another great asset in the story; it really makes the story interesting. Luckily Nash is man enough to offer his help en new discover powers when Janet needs him.
I know this series has some great potentials and I’m already looking forward to read the next novel.