Arc Review – Secret Lives by Sierra Dean

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December 8, 2018 by ceresbooksworld


Secret Lives by Sierra Dean

Book nine in Secret McQueen Series

Publisher : Self Published

Publication date : December 6th, 2018

Source : eArc from the author

Rating : 5 hearts




She’s tackling her demons in the City of Angels.

Secret McQueen has been many things in her life: head of the Vampire Tribunal, werewolf queen twice over, bounty hunter, fighter, lover. She’s been the hunter and the hunted. Hell, she even died once.

One thing she never thought she’d be, however, was a normal human. Because “normal” was never a word to apply to her.

Now, Secret’s a former vampire/werewolf-hybrid living in a human’s body. She continues to answer the call of the supernatural, working for an elite FBI special unit designed to help the general public accept the existence of the creatures that used to only be found in nightmares. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams.

But when her old vampire mentor Sig goes missing, and her former beau Holden Chancery comes calling for help, Secret will be pulled out of her new sunny existence and sent back into the nightlife she once knew so well.

She’ll find herself asking if there’s any room for humanity in a world full of monsters.

And she might find there’s more than a little monster left in her, still.


Secret is now human, she works for the FBI in New York and her husband, Desmond, the King of Werewolves lives in Los Angeles, they don’t see each other often and there are many conflicts even if they love each other. When Secret discovers that people are trying to open a portal for demons and Sig is missing, she starts looking for him, even if it means leaving feathers there.

I still love Secret as much as ever, she is funny, confident, she has wit, she never lets herself be defeated. It is true that I would have liked to see her a little more with Desmond but I also understand her reticence, she has a past in New York that is not necessarily nice and I can understand that she needs changes.

Desmond is present of course, Holden as well as Mercedes, Tyler, Shane, Sig and Emilio. It was a real pleasure to meet all these people again, I loved meeting Harrold, I laughed with him and Secret.

Everything is there to ensure that these reunions are perfect.

Sierra Dean pleased her fans by writing another book and I want her to continue because I don’t want to let Secret McQueen go.

Quick Word: A particularly pleasant new book, full of good moments and reunions that go smoothly.


Secret est désormais humaine, elle travaille pour le FBI à New York et son mari, Desmond, le roi des Loups-Garous vit à Los Angeles, ils ne se voient pas souvent et les conflits sont nombreux même si ils s’aiment. Lorsque Secret découvre que des personnes essaient d’ouvrir un portail pour les démons et que Sig manque à l’appel, elle se met à sa recherche, quitte à y laisser des plumes.

J’aime toujours autant Secret, elle est drôle, confiante, elle a de la répartie, elle ne se laisse jamais abattre. Il est vrai que j’aurais aimé la voir un peu plus avec Desmond mais je comprends aussi ses réticences, elle a un passé à New York qui n’est pas forcément sympa et je peux comprendre qu’elle ait besoin de changements.

Desmond est présent bien sûr, Holden aussi ainsi que Mercedes, Tyler, Shane, Sig et Emilio. C’était un vrai plaisir de retrouver tout ce petit monde, j’ai adoré faire la connaissance d’Harrold, j’ai bien ri avec lui et Secret.

Tout est présent pour que ces retrouvailles soient parfaites.

Sierra Dean a fait plaisir à ses fans en écrivant un autre tome et j’ai bien envie que ça continue parce que je ne veux pas laisser Secret McQueen s’en aller.

En bref : Un tome neuf particulièrement agréable, pleins de bons moments et des retrouvailles qui se passent en douceur.

About the author

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.


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