by Kate SeRine
Series: Transplanted Tales #1.5
Published by: Kensington
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
You reap what you sow...Saying Nate Grimm has a dark past is an understatement. Fortunately, no one's bothered to look too closely at the Fairytale Management Authority's lead detective and part-time Reaper. And that's the way Nate wants to keep it. For after centuries of torment and loneliness, he's finally found happiness with the hot and hard-charging love of his life, Tess "Red" Little. Of course, his love for Tess is the reason there's a posse of Reaper judges after him, led by a sadistic bastard acquainted with Nate from once upon a time. Now, Tess will pay the price for Nate's transgressions unless Nate severs his ties to the transplanted Tales--and Tess--forever. His enemy has the advantage in speed, malice and brutality. But the Reapers have underestimated the depth of Nate's love and devotion. And the fury of his wrath. . .
Kate Serine’s Transplanted Tales have delighted me, and I was so excited for Grimm Consequences. This is a novella that takes place between Red and the Better to See You. It shares the back-story of Nate Grimm the sexy reaper who won Tess’s heart. Serine brought him to life and made me swoon, shed a tear and fall deeper in love with this reaper. Mini-review: Fans of the series will be deeply satisfied with Nate’s tale.
Nate Grimm is the lead detective at the Fairytale Management Authority and a part-time reaper. He is also romantically involved with kick-ass detective Tess “Red” Little. Nate has secrets, and a dark past and all of it is about to put those he loves in danger. The tale that unfolds is suspenseful, emotionally engaging and completely swoon-worthy.
Call me crazy but I love Reapers and Nate Grimm is one of the favorites. I imagine him as old-fashioned, sexy and debonair. In my mind, he resembles Neal Caffrey, from the hit television show White Collar. Now imagine tattoos and beautifully defined abs..yep. Swoon-worthy from the way, he walks to his sharp attire and finger worthy hair. From the beginning of the Transplanted Tales series, Nate’s love, respect and need to protect Tess has been evident. In Grimm Consequences SeRine reveals just how long Nate has had these feelings. She shares details about his past and I loved learning how and why he became a reaper.
Grimm Consequences was action-packed, suspenseful and had my heart racing as Nate and Tess’s fate was tested. SeRine gives us characters to loathe and fear all while exposing Nate, placing Tess in danger and keeping my heart in my throat. It was brilliant and completely satisfying.
If you haven’t tried the Transplanted Tales yet I urge you to do so. SeRine takes urban fantasy, crime thrillers, and fairy tale characters and creates magic. The tales currently available are Red, Grimm Consequences, The Better to See You, and Along Came a Spider. The fourth book, Ever After, will be released in August of 2014. All of the books deal with one Tale, a case and their romance.
“Nate was standing at the stove with his back to me. His bareback. As I had noticed in the past, his shoulders were strong and broad, but my imagination hadn’t done him justice. His was by far the most incredible male physique I’d ever seen. He made the chiseled beauty of Achilles and sculpted perfection of Vlad look like rough drafts of the masterpiece.
As I watched him in stunned silence, he moved with a kind of mesmerizingly sinewy grace, his lean muscles bulging and rippling in a carefully choreographed dance. Adding to the breathtaking beauty of his movements were the black flames I’d noticed on his neck and scalp. I was surprised to find they didn’t end there but, in fact, started there, fanning out across his shoulders to engulf his biceps, then dancing down his back in intricate designs, licking his skin with fiery sensuality…”
–from Red (Transplanted Tales #1)
Although it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact moment Tess “Red” Little fell for Nate Grimm, the Fairytale Management Authority’s lead detective and part-time Reaper, I suspect the time she walked into the kitchen and saw him cooking breakfast for her—sans his shirt—might be in the running.
Since then, Nate has made a habit of cooking breakfast for Red whenever he can. One of his favorite dishes to prepare is a delicious breakfast casserole that has become one of Red’s favorites. And after a little nagging from me, he’s agreed to share the recipe.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Nate Grimm’s Breakfast Casserole*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
6 slices of whole wheat bread
1 lb. ground breakfast sausage
1 c. milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 medium onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced (or half green pepper, half red pepper)
1 (12 oz.) can pineapple bits
1/2 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Cook sausage; drain and set aside. Mix eggs and ½ cup of milk. Mix cream of mushroom soup with diced onions, diced peppers and remaining ½ cup of milk. Arrange bread slices in 8×10 inch greased a casserole dish. Spread cooked sausage over bread slices. Pour soup mixture over sausage layer. Spread pineapple over soup mixture. Pour egg mixture evenly over pineapple. Sprinkle grated cheese on top. Cover with foil and cook at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until mixture begins to firm up. Uncover and cook for 15 minutes or until mixture is firm and cheese is completely melted. Enjoy with someone you love. Shirts are optional. 😉
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