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Electric Storm (Raven Investigations #1)

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Everything changed when Raven, a natural born conduit, accidentally walks in on a slave auction. She only wants a night out with her friends before her next case as a paranormal liaison with the police. Instead, she ends up in possession of a shifter and his guardian. When your touch can kill, living with two touchy-feely shifters is a disaster waiting to happen.

To make m...more
Paperback, 321 pages
Published April 8th 2012 by CreateSpace
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Wanderlust
Ok... so..





I am seriously a little unsure what i read.
Renee Rearden
At one time or another we’ve all experienced a feeling of separation from our friends, family or loved ones, but it’s usually a temporary distance. If not temporary, eventually other people come into our lives to replace the connections we’ve lost.

But what if separating yourself from others, living an emotionally isolated lifestyle wasn’t merely a choice but a necessity—the only one that guaranteed you wouldn’t kill the ones you love?

Raven knows because that’s the way she’s existed for the past...more
Mara
Please, see the update at the end.

I'm not sure how to rate Electric Storm. At the beginning, for the fist few chapters and over, I really thought this was going to be a good book, 3 stars verging on the 4.

Then it slowly unravelled. What started pretty fresh and new became a carbon copy of an Anita Blake novel, you could match character to character, story to story. And unfortunately the clone could not hope to win.

The plot was good even if the setting was again a deja-read (Paranormal consult...more
Melissa
Reviewed at [Insert clever quip here]

I thought this book was very well written and full of sizzling, detailed description. It drew me in from the start and I refused to put it down even when I needed to get to bed. The author crafted a detailed fictional world full of interesting, diverse characters.

The heroine, Raven, is a natural born protector and leader. It's rare to find such a strong, engaging alpha female. Also, the heroes, and I do mean hero in the plural form, are all very swoon-worthy...more
Karen
Ok so the blurb under the cover does not even begin to describe how awesome this book is. This book is.... Kate Daniels + Wird Sisters + Meredith Gentry but without all the awkward slutiness. Yep thats about it. Now, to tell you about how awesome this book really is.
Raven is a "supernatural " conduit who works special liaison cases with LAPD. She keeps her life under the radar because of things that happened in her past. All of that changes when she walks into a supernatural club and saves a we...more
Ana
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Waverly
This novel introduces the reader to a full deck of interesting characters, and the plot offers flashes of possibility: the encounter in Talon's with Randolph is one of the better scenes, as Raven shares certain intuitive realizations about behind the scenes motivations. I would have appreciated more page time spent developing the lead up to this revelation. Scenes tend to be there and gone, without letting the reader dwell on their importance to the developing mystery. I found myself wishing tha...more
Nicole
It's kind of like if Anita Blake, Bella Swan and Jean Grey had a baby. Sometimes she's too sweet for her own good, other times her powers are so vast and intense that she is a badass that doesn't even know everything she's capable of, and then throughout it all is this ridiculous storyline wheres she's attracted to/making out with everything that moves.. She's an anomaly of different were species and other crap.. And every male of any species or variety is in love with her! At least in Anita Bla...more
Mandi Schreiner
I'm setting this one aside after 20%. I just can't get into this world nor the heroine. I'm a little confused and don't have a good grasp of what is going on.
Echo - MMandBooks
So it's been a couple of weeks since I read this one but I have to say I am still thinking about it. I've even become a slight bookish stalker on Stacey Brutger's web page. I really need book 2, like yesterday! Obsessed I tell you, obsessed!!

This book kicked ass. It was unique and had everything I love about Para/Urban Fantasy. Raven reminded me of the early days of Anita Blake and from me that's a compliment 'cuz I love the early Anita Blake books. Raven is the kind of chick I would so want for...more
Grazzit
First 20 pages, the Main character is described as a loner, by page 100 she has 2 men attached to her and 1 more who really wants to be, during the book she adds 1 more and a wanna be.



So far this Series is most of the bad things from the LKH books without a lot of the good. However the world is promising, and if the Author spends more time in fleshing out the main character, and the others so far in the series, and less time adding more men, and maybe removes 4 of them, then i might read book 2
Marsha
Dec 10, 2013 Marsha rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Paranormal Urban Fantasy Lovers
I've had "Electric Storm" on my 'to read' list for some time; but, imagine my surprise when I discovered that this book contained so many things I normally don't tolerate in books I enjoy yet I really couldn't put it down. How can I explain this? I can't and it still has me scratching my head.

Raven is a loner even though she lives with a group of others. After suffering horrendous experiments performed on her in a lab, she has developed many unique characteristics. She has various shifter, vampi...more
Jessica
What to say about Electric Storm?

-considers-

I loved it. Really really loved it. I bought it after borrowing BloodSworn from a friend because it sounded interesting. I'm so glad I did. I liked reading about the world, about the characters, about the mystery.

It sucked me in and kept me going. I devoured it in one sitting. And now I'm dying wishing that I had the second book. Especially after reading the sneak peak preview from Electric Moon.

I loved the character interaction. All the characters. N...more
Turtles
This was an interesting book. There was a passel of men throughout a la Laurell K Hamilton and an overpowered magic user who describers her powers to herself and you, like Lilith Saintcrow. It got a little old by the end of the book. And I wanted a bit more decisiveness to the theme of the story. There's no sex, despite the harem, but the attraction was prevalent while the mystery raged on. I like a good urban fantasy with the bit of romance and a lot of mystery. But I was left a little hanging...more
mlady_rebecca
I'd bet anything that this book started out as Anita Blake fanfiction. I can even predict it was written sometime between "Narcissus in Chains" (book 10) and "Danse Macabre" (book 14).

I went into the book having seen many a "reminds me of" reference in the review section. I decided to take a chance anyway. Why? Despite any complaints I have with the more recent books (book 17 on), Anita Blake is still the holy grail when it comes to urban fantasy books - for me. And my favorite part of that seri...more
Chanin Malley
I recieved this book for free in return for a honest review.

So first off i will have to say thank you to Stacey Brutger as she allowed me to read this book in return for a honest review and i really appreciate it.Second i have to say from the momment i looked at the cover and read the little teaser they gave me over at Amazon.com I knew i would be hooked.The plot was amazing i really enjoyed learning about the main characters and honestly? Im unsure who i want her to end up with to be honest i w...more
Beate
I was having some technical issues with the Amazon version of this book. It made my Kindle go crazy when I tried to change the size of the font. The font is incredibly small for some reason. Lucky for me, Stacey Brutger is an amazing author, and she provided me with a bug-free file of the book. I have to admit, her going out of her way to help me made me love her a little bit more...

I'm already in love with Ms Brutger and her books. BloodSworn was my introduction to Ms Brutger's world, and I was...more
Dawn Wood
Nice idea, I liked the characters. The turmoil in raven seemed tangible. Unfortunately the grammar is awful in places. The story is often hard to keep track of due to slightly clumsy writing, or an assumption that the reader can tell what is going to happen. If the writing in the next book improves this could be a really interesting fantasy read, otherwise its just not quite there.
Andrea Cooper
I really enjoyed this story. I’m a fan of the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton and The Hallows series by Kim Harrison. This novel reminded me of those authors, but was about shifters and Raven, a heroine who doesn’t know the extent of her unique powers. I thought the development Raven was outstanding and she stayed in character for the entire novel. The inter-workings of the shifters was complex and I wanted to know more. I also would have liked more definitive hero as at first I though...more
Deborah
It took a while to work out exactly what was happening but once I did I enjoyed it and can't wait till I find out who she ends up with so many guys for our mysterious and independent main heroine.
Carolyn
Good read. Felt a little rushed like it was the 2nd book in a series not the first. Will look for Electric Moon.
✿Emma-Louise Violet

A different & rather cool read
Julie Bambico
I found this book hard to read
Roxanne
Hmmmm...I don't know what to make of this book. It's almost like an Anita Blake remake. The main character even has different animal DNA in her and the animals are constantly trying to take over. This is also book 1 and she already has 4 men vying for attention, at least Anita waited a few books. AND she helps the police with paranormal cases. I'm debating whether I should continue this series.

I will point out that the writing was quite good, it was just the storyline and characters that let me...more
Barbara
This book left me with mixed feelings. It was confusing, frustrating and some things about Ravens reactions almost made me stop reading. BUT I like Raven and her boys. So I want to read book 2. More like 3.5 stars....but I won't rate it with 4. Now...up to Electric Moon!
Tia
Electrical Storm, started off very confusing. A few reviews said it was slow but my opinion was, that there was no intro. We just jumped immediately into the story and were left in some confusion, as to what was going on and who Raven, really and truly was. I did like the story and I'm kicking myself in the ass for even reading it, simply because I want to second novel, NOW! Overall, after the confusion past and we began to notice the other characters, it turned out to be quite a delightful nove...more
Danielle
I won this book as part of the goodreads first reads giveaway. The only reason I gave this book 4 instead of 5 stars is because at times the storylines were very hard to follow and there was also the headache of sifting through all of the grammer and spelling mistakes. I have a hard time understanding how the book made it to print without spell check or an editor to fix these issues. Other than that I absolutely loved the book and am dying to read electric moon so i can find out what happens nex...more
Runningrabbit
I do remember reading this a while ago, but have kept going because it's so good.

The plot is a basic murder mystery with detectives and the whole shebang. The character is very contemporary, someone you can empathise with and understand, as well as being likable.

The mix of supernatural with the human characters is well integrated, and we have an all round good tale.

Shall be on to the next one soon, and looking forward to the third book coming out this year.
Amanda
I started reading and could not put this book down! It reminded me a little of the Anita Blake series where the main heroin (Raven) has gathered other characters even as she tires to push them away. I appreciate that Raven grows as a person as the book goes along and the other characters make a wonderful cast that makes that story line shine. Did not see who done it until the end and I usually figure it out and it is nice to be surprised. Awaiting the next installment.
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Stacey Brutger lives in a small town in Minnesota with her husband, son and an assortment of animals.

When she's not reading (from the towering stack of books she can't resist buying), she enjoys creating stories about exotic worlds and grand adventures...then shoving in her characters to see how they'd survive. She enjoys writing anything paranormal from contemporary to historical.

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