Now, I'm surrounded by crazy coworkers like Lady Luck, who's a bit of a tramp, and Murphy's Law, who's a bumbling oaf. But the worst is Fate. He's got a problem with transfers like myself, and I have to...more
➽ Why this book should have been Bloody Shrimping Awesome (BSA™):
The idea behind it is somewhat scrumptious: imagine slightly dying only to be offered a job as Karma herself/itself/whatever. And working with lovely people such as
A buddy read with the MacHalos, because we are searching for a good series new to us...
So, the Universe is like a entity which needs to be in balance and in order to keep it that way, "beings", some not human and some Humans who used to be alive (it's complicated), are hired to embody universal concepts who help nudge things in the needed direction. This is how when an accident killed Cam, her just separated from her body spirit was recruited to work for the "Company" as the new Karma. ...more
The idea behind the story, an anthropomorphised Karma working alongside similar ideas of Fate, Luck, Death, blah blah blah, is not a new one, but could have been something much more intriguing then what is presented here. Instead, what we ge ...more
I agree with the other MacHalos - a nice light read. It's a cool idea with characters who take on aspects of superstitions and beliefs. They help tweak the lives of humans who are out of balance with the universe's mysterious plan.
The romance dominated the story line more than I prefer, especially given how many other cool aspects/characters the author could have chosen to focus on. Also the MC acts quite immature a lot of the ti ...more
Now, after signing a piece of paper without properly reading it (yes, she knows – but in her defence she was highly traumatised), she is Karma. A personification of the Universe’s sense of justice and comeuppance. And she’s not happy about it, she didn’t want this and she’s hoping that maybe she’ll be able to duck out of it once her trial period is up
In the meantime, she’d like to find her killer – and bring all kinds of Karmic punishment down on him.
The gist of the plot is that Karma (human name Camilla) was murdered. At her murder scene, she is approached and recruited by Harold. She signs on to a one-month trial to work as Karma for the "un ...more
The idea behind this was pretty cool. For a story where the focus of it is someone who lost everything, it could have been taken more seriously. She was only dead for a week or two and it seemed like she had adjusted fairly well to a life where she was around her old life but couldn't interact with it. It took no time at all for he ...more
Karma is a great character. She is spirited and tenacious, never backing down from what she believes, all the while grieving for her lost ...more
Love the bullheaded attitude of Karma and the sexually tension filled relationship w ...more
I loved this series and could not put it down. I read all four books in less than two days (it helps that I am sick and currently home, silver linings).
Karma dies and is recruited by an organization that keeps the universe balanced. She is a transfer (was human before she was recruited) so she doesn’t really fit in at the office. But eventually starts making friends with her coworkers. She is trying to find the person who murdered he ...more
First, can we take a second to appreciate the absolute ingenuity of this idea? The afterlife is run like a low level corporate paper company...if you're thinking Dunder Mifflin than my imagery is working! It's incredible, really, and absolutely hilarious. The idea that there's different departments for the Jinxes, Lady Luck, Murphy's Law, Cupid (who sounds fascinating), Death as a counselor and the Cat Lady! Who's the Cat Lady? Oh, just the woman who send ...more
Camilla’s death is the start of an amazing afterlife. She doesn’t appreciate what she’s signed on for though, once she realizes the full scope of what is going to be ...more
very unique. a must read.
The best book Augustine has written to date.
Identifying with the characters becomes so natural it's like your there in the moment. Camilla or 'Karma' , is a strong character, intelligent, smartass and witty.
she is stuck with Fate who is the Hot guy in the book. we all need those to read about!
Karma isn't exactly happy she's stuck here doing this job but she made a hasty decision and she has to do what she has to do. being stuck with Fate isn't ...more
She fights Fate tooth and nail. She is a transfer and a problem for him. I love her and her feisty attitude. I don’t blame her for being ticked off, being forced to do a job she didn’t sign up for.
“Don’t break her.” I laughed out loud when I read it.
The fabulous, quirky characters have supernatural agendas, working to keep the world running in the natural order o ...more
Turns out Karma isn't a bitch, but she sure is head strong. Her powers of persuasion are uncanny and I don't think it is a power from her job. Even before she died she had strong will. The idea of beings like Santa, Tooth Fairy, and leprechauns running around in an office and getting visions from the Universe is a really cool and Karma's job is one of the tougher ones since dealing out bad Karma isn't very fun.
There are still so many things unanswered by the end of the story. I am really ...more
Now, I'm surrounded by crazy coworkers like Lady Luck, who's a bit of a tramp, and Murphy's Law, who's a bumbling oaf. But the worst is Fate. He's got a problem with transfers like myself, and I have to see him constantly. It's unavoidable. We're hunting the same man—my murderer
So this book was enjoyable but confusing. I don't ...more
1st book in the Karma series. Paranormal urban fantasy.
Karma, Fate, Murphy, Lady Luck etc are represented by live (ish) people in this story.
Camilla is scripted into the role of Karma after her death. She knows what needs to be done to balance the bad with their due. A version of what goes around, comes around. Karma takes it a step further than she’s instructed when saving a victim but what can they do to her? She’s already dead. She’s got a crush on Fate but can’t qui ...more
The beginning is sad and morose - it makes sense to be - it sets up the character and it doesn't dwell there longer than absolutely necessary, but it is sad and morose.
Then, we spend a few chapters setting up the world. Again, not longer than necessary, but it is a tedious step.
And, then we get into the story. And, it is confusing. I am still not sure what is going on. :D But, I sure enjoyed the ride. ...more
This was easy, fun and fast read.
In fact, it was so fast I finished it in one sitting.
The story opens with bang- Camilla just had a horrible crash and as she is standing watching at her body- she is confronted with man who is offering her a new job.
She is new Karma. Her job is to make sure karma works when things are not on their regular, natural course. she is not very happy with new body, the fact that she has to say goodbye to her old life and people she loved, so she decided to d ...more
This is an interesting story and I'm not sure what to think of it. Camilla died, and gets recruited to a position not many people will really tell her what her position is. She is to be Karma now, balancing life and righting wrongs. Seems cool. Except she's excluded. By everyone because she's a transfer, a person who was mortal but now is an immortal being. Who does stuff for the universe. I'm still not sold on these people. I enjoyed reading the book and I was engaged, the writing is g ...more
Camilla dies in an accident (or was it?) and is tricked into becoming Karma working with the guy she loves to hate "Fate", she tries to discover who killed her, what the hell is going on in the universe and how to get on with her work colleges, an odd assortment of ...