The Strike of the Diamondback (Venomous Mates #4) by Jackie Nacht ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

The Strike of the Diamondback Title: The Strike of the Diamondback (Venomous Mates #4)

Author: Jackie Nacht

Publisher: eXtasy

Cover Artist: Latrisha Waters

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars


It will take the love and patience of two venoms to heal the diamondback.
Two years ago, TL came across his fire-ant mate, Rio. Duty kept them apart, and they were only able to love each other from afar.
When Striker escapes the tortures of the anti-venom pack, running into the wild, he didn’t expect to encounter his mate. However, he is a shell of his former self, broken from the abuse done to him.
Rio saved TL once, and when his TL comes to ask for help, Rio finds himself shocked that the venom he’s always loved is holding their mate, a mate they’ll have to heal together.

Authors Note: The first half of this book overlaps in timeline to Pursued by the Wandering Spider. For better reading enjoyment, it is best the series be read in order. Thank you.


Did you know that the male platypus is a venomous creature? Neither did I, but I do now! I love when I learn something new in a book. It appeals to my inner nerd.

I love this series. I love that it so different from any other series I have been reading. Yes, the mating thing is just like most shifter tales, but the world here is so unique. I am so invested in the overall series arc that I cannot wait for the next book. The good guys have finally started fighting back and I have to know what happens next!

This story overlaps with the previous book, so you really need to read these books in order, but if you have read the previous story, you will be happy to know you get more of Striker’s story as well as the history between Rio and TL. Ms. Nacht has done a great job of giving the reader relatable characters. I wanted to cry for Striker and his torture. I wanted to cry for Rio and TL being apart for so long. I loved seeing them get together. However, I would have liked a bit more about these three. The plot was by far the main focus with the characters and their relationship development suffering a bit because of it.

However, with all that said, this series packs quite a punch for each installment being so short. It is to the point and moves things forward just enough to be engaging but not so much as to end the series. I was interested in the outcome and love the introduction of Flex and his snark. I am looking forward to his story as well as Cash’s story. He intrigues me and the author is holding out! She gives away just enough for the reader to know there is more under Cash’s exterior than meets the eye.

When is the next book coming out? I want more!

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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