Series: Rain Chaser

Thunder Road by Sierra Dean

Posted July 30, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 3 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.

Thunder Road by Sierra DeanThunder Road by Sierra Dean
Series: Rain Chaser #1
Published by Sierra Dean on July 26th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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four-stars

Being Chosen was supposed to be a gift.

That’s what Tallulah Corentine’s parents told her when they handed her over to the Rain Chasers on her seventh birthday. It was an honor to be born with a destiny, to be hand selected by the gods before taking her first breath. She should be overjoyed.

Twenty years later, Tallulah is still waiting for the gift. She might have the power of the storm at her fingertips, but she’s spent her whole adult life living under a cloud.

A cross-country trip to find the wayward son of Seth, god of the storm, turns into a fight for her life when she dupes Death out of a valuable treasure. With only a wily con man, a dangerously handsome bad-luck priest, and a lot of lightning to help her, can she deliver the package and keep herself out of an early grave?

Or will Seth be looking for a new Rain Chaser before it’s all over?

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A new Urban Fantasy series by Sierra Dean? Sign me up!

Thunder Road is the first book in Sierra Dean’s Rain Chaser series it all the right spots for this Urban fantasy fan. Featuring a kick-ass heroine (does Dean know how to write any other kind of heroine? NO), Tallulah who is a rain chaser. (WTF is a rain chaser?) Ok so, the series revolves around Greek Mythology and rain chasers worship the god Seth or you might know him by some of his other names; Tlaloc or Thor (yes, Thor). Seth is the god that controls rain, lightning, and thunder. Tallulah was born with the mark of Seth on her neck, a cloud, so she was raised and trained in one of his temples to be one of his servants.

“I am Tallulah Corentine. I am the North American Rain Chaser, disciple of Seth. I control, storms, and so help me gods if you ever threaten me again, I will shove a lightning bolt so far up your ass you’ll be sneezing pure energy for a month. Am. I. Clear?”

Tallulah is tasked with saving one of Seth’s children. She is joined by Cade, the unlucky one on an action-packed road trip to NOLA to find the demigod son that has no idea he is a demigod. Why is Cade called the unlucky one? He works for a different god or rather the goddess of bad luck and misfortune, Ardra. If someone prayed to Ardra that their cheating husband has a misfortune accident then Cade was the guy that made it happen for Ardra. Then there were times that bad luck just seemed to follow Cade around. Not the first choice of a driving buddy when you’re on a mission to save someone and the goddess of Death wants you dead.

There’s some chemistry between Tallulah and Cade but they are supposed to be chased because they work for gods and goddesses. Don’t worry Tallulah is not a twenty-something virgin, but she knows when it’s time to fight and when to get down and dirty and a cross-country road trip where everyone is trying to kill you is not one of those times to get naked in the back seat of a classic car.

Supernatural Fans Rejoice

I’m pretty sure that Sierra Dean is a Supernatural fan or maybe my obsession with the TV show caused me to see a lot of similarities to the show when it came to Cade.

Cade drives black 1970 Dodge Charger and loves classic rock . . .  Dean drives black 1967 Chevy Impala and loves classic rock.

Not to mention, muscle cars were sort of a calling card for the divinity-adjacent.

Then there’s the fact that Tallulah and Cade crash at cheap motels and a few have diners adjacent to them with wifi that has MMMPIE as the password. LOL Dean Winchester is all about some pie.

Downside Ghost Fans Rejoice

While I saw some similarities to Dean from Supernatural in Cade, I also so some physical traits from Terrible in Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghost series.

Where Prescott could best be described as beautiful, this new arrival [Cade] was far from it. Which wasn’t to say he was ugly, by any means. He was . . . ugly handsome? Was that a thing?

Cade doesn’t have the pomade hairstyle that Terrible wears but he is big, serious looking, and covered in tattoos. In my mind, Cade looks like Terrible but dresses like Dean Winchester.

He wore an olive-green military-style jacket and plain black t-shirt.

 

Fans of snarky heroines and Greek Mythology will delight in Sierra Dean’s Thunder Road. I can’t wait to see what kind of hijinks Tallulah get herself into next.

 

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

Review Breakdown
Characters
three-half-stars
Narration (Audio)
four-stars
Overall: four-stars