A Demon and His Witch welcomes us to Hell, introduces us to Lucifer (also seen in Eve's Lucifer's DaughterPrincess of Hell series), a demon and his wA Demon and His Witch welcomes us to Hell, introduces us to Lucifer (also seen in Eve's Lucifer's DaughterPrincess of Hell series), a demon and his witch. Ysabel has been Lucifer's personal assistant for over five hundred years. Her term is finally reaching its end when she's told that five souls she had cursed have escaped Hell. Per the terms of her contract, her employment has been extended until they're caught. Not only must she hunt them down and send them back to Hell, she will also relive the moment of her death, daily, until they're returned. Lucifer sends Remy, a 1/2 demon tracker, with her to help locate the escapees.
She's a five hundred year old witch who has a hate on for men.
Having been burned by love in the past, Ysabel has sworn off men. She knows lovers can and do betray you. Before Ysabel, Remy couldn't imagine being tied to one woman. He's intrigued by her; she's the first to tell him no.
I know whenever I pick up a book by Eve Langlais I'm in for a fun read. This was no exception.
Special Agent Duncan McGuire is part of Seattle's Para Unit within the FBI. Like most in the Para Unit, Duncan knows that supernaturals exist. His famSpecial Agent Duncan McGuire is part of Seattle's Para Unit within the FBI. Like most in the Para Unit, Duncan knows that supernaturals exist. His family was killed by a rogue werewolf when he was a kid. When he and his partner are attacked by weres Duncan's life changes drastically.
Eden has created a world that I look forward to visiting again and again. The books are full of action, romance, and intrigue. The man in charge of the Para Unit, Eric Pate, reminds me a bit of Cat's uncle Don in Frost's Night Huntress series. Purgatory, modeled after Alcatraz, is a prison build specifically to house dangerous paranormals. It's been in operation for a year and while it seems to be running smoothly, Pate isn't so sure.
I have always been a fan of stories involving government paranormal agencies whose members are charged with protecting humans from all that goes bump in the night. Cynthia Eden's Purgatory series has quickly become one of my favorites. I read all three books in three days and am anxiously awaiting more.
RICK THE BRAVE (from the HOME IMPROVEMENT: UNDEAD EDITION anthology) HOME (a Heroes & Heartbreakers original) CLOSE TO YOU (a Heroes & Heartbreakers original) KEEPING IT CLOSE (web original) …aaaaaand a brand new novella (33k words) called PLAYING WITH FIRE, which has spontaneous combustion and divided loyalties and a confrontation and big decisions and a character or two who I’m pretty sure will be back again in later books.
Danika is a 300 year old fairy godmother. She's always hated princes and princesses, so upon graduating from Fairy Godmother Inc. she requested a posiDanika is a 300 year old fairy godmother. She's always hated princes and princesses, so upon graduating from Fairy Godmother Inc. she requested a position as "godmother to the lowly". Her charges are "the bad boys of the Kingdom. The degenerates; low lifes, and naughty villains." She's recently been advised by Miriam the Shunned, fairy godmother of wishes and visions, that the Bad Five (Wolf, Hook, Jinni, Gerard and Hatter) must get hitched within a years time or suffer great misfortune.
Love might never tame the beast fully, but it would certainly temper the wildness in each of them.
Danika knows that Hatter's true match is Alice Hu. The only problem is that Hatter hates the original Alice Hu and her great-granddaughter, also named Alice, looks just like her. It will be a challenge getting Hatter to look past young Alice's appearance and realize she's his true love.
I really enjoyed tumbling down the rabbit hole with young Alice Hu. Marie Hall did a great job of portraying Hatter's madness and Wonderland on the page. I will continue the series to find out how the other Bad Boys find their true loves....more
Erin Kellison has created an interesting world in which Revelers (dream walkers) can enter Rêve (shared dreams). Initially, I found the story to be aErin Kellison has created an interesting world in which Revelers (dream walkers) can enter Rêve (shared dreams). Initially, I found the story to be a bit confusing. It's a short book (~ 120p), so I expected things to be made clearer sooner. Words were used to describe the world and the characters, but there was no explanation for the words, if that makes sense. Once I had a better understanding of the world, the story moved rather quickly and I enjoyed the ride.
I'm fascinated by the idea of interacting with others within shared dreams. I will definitely continue the series.
Affairs of the Dead introduces us to Necromancer Selene Vanream. She works for the Affairs of the Dead and helps ghosts with their unresolved businessAffairs of the Dead introduces us to Necromancer Selene Vanream. She works for the Affairs of the Dead and helps ghosts with their unresolved business so they can move on.
You know you're in for a wild ride when, at the start of the book, the main character is at a strip club with a ghost who is stuck because she died a virgin. Selene is feeding Julia the ghost energy to make her more substantial and help her find a willing partner who will relieve her of her virginity, thus allowing her to move on.
Selene has a tendency to go above and beyond for the ghosts in her care. She will spend her own money, utilize and drain her personal power, basically anything she can legal or otherwise to help them. This causes problems for her at work. As a result, she's been demoted to track and retrieval. While on the hunt for ghosts who were hiding instead of reporting to Affairs of the Dead, she stumbles upon a man who appears to be a ghost, but insists he's not dead.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the world where ghosts and necromancers were "normal". Locke's descriptions of the necro businesses and their buildings, which draw ghosts to them, was very unique. I'm bummed to see that it is a stand alone and not the beginning of a series. Why isn't this a series? There was a bit of a cliffhanger at the end, so I'm hoping that means there is more to come. Pretty please!
Congressman Frank Bradley is well known by all Abnormals. He's known as the "Father of New Government" and creator of the Registry, which persecutes "Congressman Frank Bradley is well known by all Abnormals. He's known as the "Father of New Government" and creator of the Registry, which persecutes "Abbies". So, it's a surprise when he shows up at Niki's door begging for her help.
Niki seeks help from Sam. He tells her about angelwine - made from the blood of angels. He believes this may be what caused Bradley's odd transformation. He warns her that the group who deals angelwine, called The Blood, is to be avoided.
While I enjoyed this installment, I didn't like it as much as book 1, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. But, I am liking the way the story continues to evolve and how we continue to learn more about the characters and this world.
Lucky has quit her job as a school teacher to take over the family business, Budget Body Movers, following the loss of her mother and uncle in a car aLucky has quit her job as a school teacher to take over the family business, Budget Body Movers, following the loss of her mother and uncle in a car accident. Makes sense, but what doesn't is this:
She'd never wanted to be involved in Budget Body Movers when her Uncle Fred and her mom were alive. But when they died she felt obligated to resign her teaching job and give it a shot. At the time she'd thought it would be a great way to conquer her fear of dead people. She certainly didn't need the money. They'd left her over two million dollars in life insurance.
This really doesn't make sense. Why does she need to conquer her fear of dead people? Because it fits the intended storyline. Why quit a job she loved to take over a job she never had any interest in doing, especially when she had $2M? Because it fits the intended storyline.
There were three things I liked about Budget Body Movers: the title, the cover and the concept. Unfortunately, the characters were flat and the story was predictable. In all honesty, if I hadn't chosen to read this as part of a challenge, I would have stopped around 25% into it.
While others may find it an enjoyable read I found it to be simply a quick read. Had the characters been more developed and the writing more polished, this definitely might have been a series I'd follow....more