Review: Deep Dark Secret by Sierra Dean

Posted March 6, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Deep Dark Secret by Sierra DeanDeep Dark Secret by Sierra Dean
Series: Secret McQueen #3
Published by Samhain on March 6th 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: ARC
Source: Author
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The only good Secret is a buried Secret.

Secret McQueen has hunted vampires, werewolves, and every conceivable supernatural menace-to-society. Seen it all? Not even close. When the queen of the were-ocelots comes to her for help finding a missing girl, the half-vampire/half-werewolf soon realizes how much she has to learn about the things that go bump in the night.

The case of the missing cat is one thing. Pile it up with her new duties as a Tribunal Leader, her tenuous position as mate to the king of the Eastern werewolves, and a slew of new (and unwelcome) supernatural abilities, and Secret is once again in familiar territory. "Way" over her head. But for this multitasking half-breed, it s business as "un"usual.

What knocks her for a loop, though, isn t her lover s intoxicating kiss. It s the missing memories rushing at her from out of nowhere, signaling a rapidly approaching fork in her destiny. Her choice will affect not only her life, but her love.

Warning: Contains a werewolf king with wandering hands, a creepy English professor with nefarious plans, and one hell of an unexpected gala evening at Columbia

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Secret is back kicking ass and taking names. Secret’s life as a hybrid (half vamp, half werewolf) never has a  dull moment. If she’s not having business related problems there’s her personal life to keep her on her toes.

Secret seems to be adjusting to her new job as best can be expected. Nothing like getting a promotion that you didn’t ask for and can’t say no to unless you are willing to lose a fight to the death.

She is still in a love triangle between Lucas the werewolf king and her live-in boyfriend Desmond, who just happens to be Lucas’ second in the pack. Then let’s not forget Holden, the sexy vampire that is in Secret’s life.

Now let’s throw in a demon in to that mix and see what comes out, shall we? That’s right this time around Secret is dealing with a demon that is hell-bent on getting back to his world and he is not above using a few co-eds at the local college campus to satisfy his needs.

Secret has a lot to juggle in Deep Dark Secret. She is enlisted by Holden to help find a friend’s missing niece. Her ex-boyfriend uses his one call to call her in hopes that she will help him clear his name of murder. Oh and Lucas needs her help with pack matters.

If you enjoy a smart mouth heroine that can swing a mean sword you need to give the Secret McQueen series by Sierra Dean a try.



About Sierra Dean

Sierra Dean is a reformed historian. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies and is allowed annual exit visas in order to continue her quest of steadily conquering the world one city at a time. Making the best of the cold Canadian winters, Sierra indulges in her less global interests: drinking too much tea and writing urban fantasy.
Ever since she was a young girl she has loved the idea of the supernatural coexisting with the mundane. As an adult, however, the idea evolved from the notion of fairies in flower beds, to imagining that the rugged-looking guy at the garage might secretly be a werewolf. She has used her overactive imagination to create her own version of the world, where vampire, werewolves, fairies, gods and monsters all walk among us, and she’ll continue to travel as much as possible until she finds it for real.

She’s also a book lover (of course!), obsessive collector of OPI nailpolish and the owner of way too many pairs of shoes.

Portrait Credit: Megan Lara

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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2 responses to “Review: Deep Dark Secret by Sierra Dean

  1. I can’t thank you enough for bring this series to my attention. I really enjoyed this book as well. Poor Secret and her men issues. The Columbia gala had my heart pounding. It will be hard to wait for the next book. I’m crossing my fingers for an early fall release.

  2. I think I’m going to postpone reading this one for a couple more weeks. The last two were amazing but if this one doesn’t “quite” live up to the same standards there are other books on my TBR pile that need attention!