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Cheating death twice in a week should at least merit a vacation.Too bad for Tallulah Corentine the rainy season is in full swing and her boss, the storm god Seth, has no intention of letting her rest.When a little girl bearing the mark of Seth is found dead at a Seattle marina, Tallulah worries it might be the work of her childhood flame Prescott, the right hand man to deaCheating death twice in a week should at least merit a vacation.Too bad for Tallulah Corentine the rainy season is in full swing and her boss, the storm god Seth, has no intention of letting her rest.When a little girl bearing the mark of Seth is found dead at a Seattle marina, Tallulah worries it might be the work of her childhood flame Prescott, the right hand man to death herself. However things take on a much more sinister aspect when she learns other would-be clerics have gone missing en route to temples across the country.As priests and clerics from all over North America make their way to the annual Convention of the Gods in Las Vegas, Tallulah begins to worry that someone might be planning to use the children and clerics to make one hell of a scary statement to a world audience.With the help of a charming demi-god, a teenage tag-along, and the man she knows will bring her nothing but bad luck, Tallulah must uncover the truth and stop an unthinkable plot before she and everyone she cares about ends up dead....

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ISBN : 9781939291127
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Number of Pages : 581 Pages
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Driving Rain Reviews

  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)
    2019-02-28 11:12

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.Book 1 in the RAIN CHASER series left me with a Dean Winchester taste in my mouth, and my suspicions were confirmed upon reading DRIVING RAIN’s dedication. Tallulah Corentine was intended to be the female equivalent of my favourite SUPERNATURAL brother! Combine that with some lightning and Sierra Dean’s flair with words, and I was a sitting duck.This novel revolved around the Convention of the Gods, and a string of murders targeting Temple initiates. So, there was a nice mix of fun—who doesn’t love a good con—and subterfuge. The meet-up in Vegas brought with it a hodgepodge of deity insight, Seth’s cleric puts on one sweet ass light show, and Sawyer punches a hole or two in Lula’s tough girl shell.The story didn’t manage to really hold my interest until Imelda joined the party. The spark between Tallulah and Cade that I was hoping would remain unrequited for several more installments ignited. However, the normal rules don’t apply whenever you’re dealing with Gods, and as such Chronos allowed readers to have their cake… twice.I like Leo and Prescott more than the bad luck priest, although all three men have the tortured hero shtick down to a science, so it’s still anyone’s game. Dean draws first blood by familiarizing us with an important ironically named character in Corentine’s life, and then jabs the wound a bit while the Styx thing still hangs over our heads.DRIVING RAIN’s entrance wasn’t overly memorable, but it’s exit sure was.

  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    2019-03-16 16:11

    Originally posted at SmexyBooks-http://smexybooks.com/2017/03/review-...Favorite Quote: “Any pizza is personal-sized if you believe in yourself.”Tallulah Corentine expected some down time after cheating death a few times in her last assignment but her employer isn’t the most considerate of bosses. In fact Seth, the God of Storms, isn’t considerate at all. When Tallulah is contacted by the Seattle PD about a body, she’s dismayed to find a child bearing the mark of Seth has been murdered and fears her old boyfriend Prescott, the right hand of death, has had a “hand’ in it. Tallulah soon learns that this is one of eleven murders that span the countryside. All soon to be clerics to the gods and goddesses.As every cleric and priest in North America make their way to Las Vegas for the annual Convention of the Gods, Tallulah worries that they have all just painted a huge target on their backs. With the help of a demi-god, a teenage stowaway, and a man who just screams “bad luck” Tallulah has to discover and stop this killer before they strike again.Driving Rain is the second in Sierra Dean’s delightfully dark and amusingly suburban-like urban fantasy series that pairs a smart mouth cleric for the God of Storms with his son, a gorgeous demi-god trying to find his footing in this new to him world. A heavy character driven base fuels the story with snappy wit infused dialogue, an intriguing mystery, and some forbidden romance as it flows smoothly along towards the end. Fans of the show Supernatural are sure to enjoy this series as the heroine, Tallulah, reminds me heavily of Dean Winchester and like Dean, her job is thankless, painful, and often done under duress. Leo, her current unwanted sidekick, is a shoe-in for Sam (Dean’s long suffering brother).“No, I don’t need sidekick . I don’t need an assistant. I work alone.”Unlike book one, this installment is pretty low key action wise and not filled with constant danger. In fact, I really felt this installment was extremely calm; focusing on more on emotional internal issues. Tallulah is extremely excited for the annual Convention of the Gods. Not only is it a three-day long party, it will give her a chance to see Cade, the bad luck priest of Audra and a romantic interest, and her twin sister Sunny, a cleric for Apollo. She hasn’t seen her twin in over five years and any attempts to stay in constant touch with her would have drawn unwanted attention to them. Family, companionship, and love are the three things Tallulah misses the most that are denied to her due to the rules for clerics. The gods and goddesses don’t like being second best to anything or anyone so any relationships beyond their own temple are forbidden.“I felt a pang, thinking of the life my sister and I might have had if not for the stupid marks we’d been born with. I hadn’t even had a chance to imagine being something else because I’d known my whole life this was my fate.”Tallulah Corentine is the type of urban fantasy heroine I love. Strong, intelligent, loyal, and fallible. Born with a special mark that announced to the world she was a vessel for a God, her future was decided without her knowledge or input. Tallulah is a cheer-worthy urban fantasy heroine. Her love of American muscle cars and 80s hair metal bands give her an amusing and decidedly human edge. Tallulah has been with Seth since her parents handed her over to his temple as a child and while she resents 99.9% of her time spent working for him, there is that 1%-that single moment when her life feels more of a gift than a curse.“In my whole life I’d never had people cheer like that for what I did. I felt…I felt special. I felt seen.”A series of plotlines hold your attention while keeping the main storyline flowing smoothly. We learn Tallulah is still dealing with the fallout from her last gig and she has been charged by a God to find the person responsible for killing the cleric. Deans use of time travel in the resolution of the main conflict was surprising (we don’t see much time traveling anymore)but felt a tad lazy in its attempts to resolve a previous plotline. I’m curious to see if Dean writes in a paradox for Tallula to solve in the future.Dean brings back her dynamic secondary cast to help Tallulah with an introduction of a few new faces to help. One such new face hits Tallulah hard in the heart as she tries to show a teenager that being a cleric is anything but the glamorous and fun money making gig she seems to think it is.“So it’s a take your juvenile delinquent to work day, then?”I love the dynamics with which Dean infuses her characters. These well developed entities are so deliciously layered that you aren’t sure what their game is but you can’t wait to find out. This world is so open to more exploration. Dean has not even begun to tap into it’s potential for new adventures and new characters in which to help Tallulah carry them out.Through Driving Rain takes a different route than book one, it still offers fans the action, suspense, humor, and unpredictability that we have come to expect from Sierra Dean. I do wish the villain had been a bit more involved in the story. The reasoning behind the murders was sad but I felt there was more to it then we were told. Regardless, I loved revisiting with Tallulah, Leo, and the rest of the gang and getting a deeper, more personal look into the emotional side of Tallulah. I look forward to the next book in the series-Highway to Hail-which is slated to release early 2018.Grade: B

  • Margaret
    2019-02-28 08:16

    Driving Rain is a very bingeable, read-in-one-day kind of book. It's also the kind that will rip your heart out and hand it back to you one piece at a time. I loved it! A few chapters in I felt like I was in my happy place, maybe because it's been a while since I read an urban fantasy.I enjoyed getting to see Tallulah on her home turf in Seattle at the beginning of the book, though I spent a few chapters wondering where the boys were. But then Leo is sent to join Tallulah on her next job and all was right in my world again. I'm loving the two of them together, though I still can't define their relationship. Maybe they're a bit like siblings? He'd be a great Sam to Tallulah's Dean if they continue to be partners - she keeps mentioning how freakishly tall he is.There's a lot less Winchester in Tallulah this time around though. Because most of the story takes place at the Cleric convention in Las Vegas, it doesn't really have that Supernatural road trip feel. Tallulah still loves her hair metal and eats just like Dean though.And then there's Cade who we get to see on his home turf in Las Vegas, looking a little different than he did in Thunder Road. I love their taboo relationship but I don't want to say too much about it for fear of spoilers.At the convention we also meet several of the other gods' clerics, including Tallulah's sister Sunny, as well as some new gods. I wasn't familiar with Macha, but I loved her. The whole system of religion in this series is just fascinating to me. (I talked about it a little bit in my review of book one.) This time I felt like we got more insight into the bureaucracy and how the ancient religions adapt to the modern age.And, oh yeah, Tallulah also has to solve a murder mystery during the convention or she'll face the wrath of an angry goddess as well as a killer. This is such a fun book! It's even better than the first one and I can't wait for more.4.5 starsOriginally published at Goldilox and the Three Weres and based on a copy provided by the author.

  • Lea Bourg'
    2019-03-05 08:08

    * Some small spoilers but nothing serious *A second better book than the previous one =)If I had reproached the lack of depth of the first book, this book filled all my expectations =DThe universe is still AWESOME and original and this is one of the strong points of this series. I confess that I had a huge soft spot for all the different mythologies that go from Egypt to Hawaii. I love the way the gods are depicted (cruel in their inhumanity =)) and I like the system of priests and prayers by apps (I SO love the convention of priests =D)One regret : I WANT MORE !!The main plot and the subplots are considerably more complex in this book (between the investigation of all the murders but also the question of the promise of Tallulah to Charon ... ALALALA) and I admit I loved that the "bad guy" is also human finally)The second strong point of this series are the characters. If I had liked Tallulah in the previous book, I TOTALLY loved her in this book !! We learn more about her (her past with her sister etc.) but what I most love about her is that she is like you and me : she hates the gods because they use her, she makes big mistakes, she manages her life badly, she has prejudices etc etc. But when she has to make difficult choices or help others, she is always there =)Her relation with Cade is PFIOULALALA >< And VERY complicated because if Cade is steamy hot, badass and everything, he is also the representative of the bad luck and in the category "Touch with the eyes but not the hands" !!The other characters are also interesting and I hope to see them even more in the future (small soft spot for Preston who appears more and more complex throughout the books =))The end !!! What an end !!! Can't say much without spoiling but I LOVE IT =DIn short, for all fans of mythology, this book is for you =D Waiting for the next book will be very difficult ><PS: Now that I think about it, Cade reminds me a little of Pritkin from Karen Chance <3 (but not better because TEAMPRITKIN4EVER <3)

  • TSN
    2019-03-25 15:16

    I really liked this one. Even more than the first book.It was fast paced, and had action on almost every page.It even managed to crush my heart and then slowly piece it together again - color me impressed.

  • Piseog
    2019-03-14 09:19

    I really enjoyed this book. Even though I loved book 1 when I first read it (gave it 4.5 stars) I did start to see the faults the more I reflected on it. The world-building is a bit hard to believe and practically implausible. So I was worried about how I would feel about this one. Luckily I really enjoyed it and didn't want it to end. I love the characters and the story was exciting. However, there was a disconnect from book 1 to book 2. They both had a completely different feel. It was like the author wanted to make Driving Rain more like a typical UF we have all read before, down to Tallulah helping out the local police detective on homicide cases and an annoying teenage stowaway. Moreover, I discovered things in this book that kind of contradicted things in the last book. For example, I didn't realise how forbidden Cade and Tallulah's potential relationship was until this book. They couldn't even touch in this one. Whereas in book one it seemed like it was just frowned upon. I honestly thought Tallulah had no contact with Sunny since they were 7 years old based on what was implied in book 1. But in this one they saw each other every few years. That was unexpected. The whole cleric and priestess thing was explained better in this book, but it really belonged in book 1.I immediately loved Preston and Tallulah's history in book 1. I loved the idea of a guy who could kill you with a touch only ever allowed Tallulah to touch him. That seemed sweet and I'm glad we got a few more interactions between the two of them in this book. Leo is still great. Cade and Tallulah have this brilliant connection and I love a forbidden romance. It just adds some lovely angst and raises the stakes of their relationship. If I was the author I would rise the drama more by adding a pregnancy. If a sexual relationship is banned among the clerics imagine what a baby would be do. Anyway, I was loving the development between Cade and Tallulah and then in the last 15% of the book the author does the worst thing imaginable. (view spoiler)[She erases all their progress with a turn-back-time plot device. I guessed this was going the happen the minute we learn Sawyer was killed. There is no way the author would spend that much time setting up this annoying tag-along character if she is just going the kill them off (even though I would have preferred this shocking twist). I just hoped that Tallulah and Cade's night together wouldn't be "deleted". That was so frustrating and maddening and wasted all that page time. Talk about dragging things out! (hide spoiler)]So I did love this book except for the stupid twist in the end. I'm looking forward to book 3.

  • ✼Danielle✼
    2019-02-24 12:24

    Tallulah Corentine~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Book synopsis: Cheating death twice in a week should at least merit a vacation. Too bad for Tallulah Corentine the rainy season is in full swing and her boss, the storm god Seth, has no intention of letting her rest. When a little girl bearing the mark of Seth is found dead at a Seattle marina, Tallulah worries it might be the work of her childhood flame Prescott, the right hand man to death herself. However things take on a much more sinister aspect when she learns other would-be clerics have gone missing en route to temples across the country. As priests and clerics from all over North America make their way to the annual Convention of the Gods in Las Vegas, Tallulah begins to worry that someone might be planning to use the children and clerics to make one hell of a scary statement to a world audience. With the help of a charming demi-god, a sex priestess, and the man she knows will bring her nothing but bad luck, Tallulah must uncover the truth and stop an unthinkable plot before she and everyone she cares about ends up dead.

  • Kathie
    2019-03-02 10:21

    After reading the first book, I wasn't sure I would continue with the series. BUT, this author has never disappointed me, so I picked this one up because, you know, it's Sierra Dean :) The first was decent, but this one was wonderful! I like that the main character (s) continue to evolve and that the story itself is unique and engaging. I also like that it's not a sappy romance where people meet and fall into bed within a few pages. The relationships - be it friends or romantic interests - develop slowly and realistically. I crave books that don't insult my intelligence or come off as juvenile angst. This is a well-written book with a great story, characters I can respect (or dislike, if it's warranted) and relate to, and moves at a steady pace. I definitely plan to pick up the next in the series, Highway to Hail, when it releases.

  • Ken Liljengren
    2019-03-07 13:26

    This was good!I really enjoyed reading about Tallulah, Cade and Leo and their "adventures".I am so looking forward to the next book. Hopefully we'll meet Sawyer too?Thank You Ms DeanKen

  • Samantha Stewart
    2019-03-20 11:34

    My full review of this book is posted on my blog https://samanthasramble.wordpress.com/ come check it out and say hello! My Rating: 3.5 StarsMy ThoughtsWell, I didn’t know how badly I needed the second book in this series until I had it loaded up ready to go! It was really interesting to see Tullulah doing a normal job for Seth at the beginning of the book and to see how that works. And although we did not get to see her in the temple, it was nice to see, even for a short while, how she was when she was home. In the first book we saw the characters always on the move trying to reach a certain demi-god but it was nice that this book was more focused to the convention in Las Vegas. Another aspect I really liked was that we finally get to meet the illusive Sunny which I was very pleased about. The only thing I would say was that I wish we could have learnt a bit more about her role as a cleric of Apollo and what that entails.Cade and Tullulah in this book were so sweet. Pretty much all of their interactions were filled with tension but what made it even better was that it was so subtle, as Cade is not an obvious guy, but we learn along with Tullulah that every prolonged stare, every upturned lip is the equivalent of a declaration of love. It was interesting to see the effect that Cade has on Tullulah, in that by just being around him she seems more grounded, less frazzled, which was a lovely aspect of the relationship they shared.I have a question for you all. I can’t be the only one thinking that Preston has some serious feelings for Tullulah, right?! The guy hires someone to keep an eye on her and just happens to want to hang around them at the convention? I think not. And don’t think I missed that he jumped on Tullulah when that blast went off. It will be very interesting to see how this is played in later books, though I sincerely hope it does not lead to a love triangle as I am quite content with the Cade and Tullulah feels thank you very much.Overall I would definitely recommend this book and the one prior. It is a very interesting spin on the Gods mythology which are a favorite of mine and features an amazing, sarky, kickass heroine, who isn’t afraid to smash a Chinese and offer a side of attitude at the same time. I am very interested to see where the next book takes us and who knows, maybe Sierra Dean will give us another extra long series like her Secret McQueen series, if we are very lucky.

  • Kelly
    2019-03-04 08:16

    Part of me doesn't know where to start with this review because, holy crumb, THINGS HAPPEN. Things I wanted to happen. Things I didn't think would get to happen. Things which kinda didn't happen. And now I'm afraid I've said too much. So, uhh, let me backtrack. I have to say, being a cleric is kind of a thankless job. I mean, there are perks, but they seem to be few and far between. And the whole channeling a god thing kinda sucks. Not really caring for the spotlight puts Tallulah in awkward situations when someone does try to give her perks. It's messy and complicated and the gods are fickle.Not to mention the idea that the clerics are expected to keep their distances from the very people who would understand them best. Tallulah doesn't get to see her sister very often and that *thing* simmering between her and Cade isn't going to happen if the temples have anything to say about.Being the chosen of a god comes with a lot of downsides, if you ask me.This time around, Tallulah is on the hunt for a killer targeting marked children. The annual gathering of all the clerics is not the best place to try to protect yourself or those she's become attached to.I'm really REALLY liking this series. It's moody and dangerous and I want to see how things play out.-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

  • FV Angela
    2019-03-16 16:23

    Review to come at www.fictionvixen.com