Paris marshal Danni Metreaux has her hands full with criminals preying on a local Weeia merchant, a fresh trainee and the happy distraction of a new love interest. Her instincts are telling her that a powerful Weeia has been forcing humans to commit a series of crimes, and wiping their victim’s memories, leaving them to human justice. Will Danni be able to discover who is behind the crimes and stop them without losing her own mind?
Elle is the author of two urban fantasy series about superhumans called Weeia, the Unelmoija Series in Miami and the Marshals Series in Paris. Growing up the only child of a monkey mother and a rabbit father she learned to keep herself entertained and spend time reading. Elle makes her home with her king cat husband in South Florida.
Published ebooks and print books include
Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter Unelmoija: The Mindshifter Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter Unelmoija: The Timeshifter Unelmoija: Paradox
Novella - In the Garden of Weeia
Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia Weeia on My Mind Smells Like Weeia Spirit An American Weeia in Paris
Weeia Marshal, Danni Metreaux, our own snarky little misfit in Paris has once again found herself neck deep in danger. Instead of the usual lack of an ally, she finds she has become a trainer for a handsome young marshal who knows the lay of the land in Gay Paree, of course the land he comes from is paved with gold while our Danni is constantly reminded of her poor upbringing and the stigma associated with her family name. Instead of finding another Parisian Weeia to ignore her, make her job twice as hard and pretty much make her a pariah, he is helpful, sincere and quite talented, not to mention he has an in with the Weeia high society.
Someone is terrorizing merchants for “protection” money and humans are their pawns to do their bidding, if that isn’t enough, priceless art has been stolen from the home of a wealthy Weeia family. With the help of her new “student” and the strength to endure from her new love, Danni does what she does best, dig in and dig deep. Will she be able to save humans and Weeia alike?
Elle Boca’s Weeia on My Mind is another adventure in the life of the most underrated heroine in town. Ms.Boca has pulled another fantastic tale of the super natural from her growing magical bag of tricks. Heartwarming at times, full of mystery and adventure and even a little romance, it’s about time our Danni has some happiness in her life. Danni is the heroine who seems to stand alone, and it makes her all the more endearing to watch her stamina after watching her being treated as less than the woman she is. Fabulous reading, characters you love to hate and Danni, all wrapped up in a tale that is magnetic from start to finish. Ms. Boca has put her stamp on this tale and it glows!
I received this copy from Elle Boca in exchange for my honest review.
Series: The Weeia Marshalls - Book 2 Publisher: Poyeen Publishing (July 31, 2016) Publication Date: July 31, 2016 Genre: Urban Fantasy Print Length: 320 pages Available from: Amazon For Reviews & More: http://tometender.blogspot.com
Thanks to Elle Boca for giving me this book to review.
Weeia on my Mind is the second book in the Weeia Marshals series, which is an enjoyable Unban fantasy book. This story has mystery, action and romance and while mostly predictable there were a few twists I did not see coming. However, I get the feeling that Elle is not sure how she wants the series to progress, I could be wrong though, but it doesn’t feel as if it is working towards an end point like her previous series was.
Danni feels more secure in herself in this book and is determined to do a good job and to protect those in need, and is also short tempered and observant. Sebastien is considerate, friendly and easy-going but I was not sure if he was trustworthy as he seemed too perfect. I am glad Iaen is in this book but I hope in the future he is more part of the story instead of just the love interest.
I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I would recommend Weeia on my Mind to fans of the first book in the Weeia Marshals series Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia and those who enjoyed the Unelmoija series.
Boca weaves a fresh perspective on urban fantasy with the very real issues of both policing and covert operations to create a thriller driven more by ethics and character than flashy powers.
This book is the second in Boca’s Weeia Marshals series. There may be spoilers ahead.
When one of the Weeia merchants is threatened by the expansion of a human gang, Marshal Danni Metreaux must find a way to protect him without drawing attention to her people. Already struggling to succeed despite her boss’ refusal to support her, she finds herself unexpectedly burdened with a self-assured trainee; a trainee from the rich and powerful Parisian Weeia society that she is constantly judged for not being a part of. And, to top it off, her new love interest seems to suddenly be avoiding her.
Boca continues her blend of police thriller and urban fantasy, shifting perspective from how to deal with the revelation that Weeia exist to how to protect the Weeia without risking revealing them. This change from silencing those who already know to keeping it a secret creates a new series of ethical and practical problems: is killing a human to avoid financial loss to a Weeia acceptable? Is avoiding risk of exposure always more important than stopping a criminal?
Danni’s possible relationship with Iaen adds a second thread of ethical tension: if she accepts his help, is she obliged to use her position for him if he asks? should an officer of the law date a criminal? And is petty crime for personal gain morally worse than a Marshal killing humans to keep a secret?
Boca infuses explanations and reminders of her world and past events through the story using a combination of conversations and plausible triggers for memories. As such, while those readers with a firm recall of the previous volume and her parallel Weeia series might find themselves told things they know, they are unlikely to feel lectured at or distracted from the action. Although, this infusion doesn’t provide background on all the relevant events, it is also detailed enough that readers unfamiliar with Boca’s other work will not be lost.
Danni continues to be a sympathetic protagonist, struggling to do the right thing with the resources available. While her negative reaction to a new, privileged, trainee is not commendable, it is entirely plausible. Where some readers might find her less realistic (or less sympathetic) is in her occasional lack of emotional response to harming humans: despite not technically being human, her general compassion for humans makes her utter lack of self-doubt over the death of some humans seem odd.
Sebastien, the trainee Marshal, is well-crafted. Boca skillfully avoids the extremes of embodying and rejecting privilege, creating a character who is clearly shaped, but not defined, by his upbringing. This casual access to upper-class Weeia society (and Parisian society as a whole) provides both an additional tool for investigation and a source of tension between the Marshals as he is embraced where she is disdained.
Francois, the senior Parisian Marshal and Danni’s boss, continues to be mostly present in the form of a looming absence. While this does keep the focus firmly on Danni, he might also feel somewhat two-dimensional to readers who—after the events of the first book—expect to uncover more about how and why he seems to ignore his responsibilities yet not be replaced.
The remaining supporting cast, returning and new, display a nuance appropriate to their involvement in the plot, maintaining a balance between seeming stereotypical and being a distraction.
Overall, I enjoyed this novel. I recommend it to readers seeking an urban fantasy thriller where the supernatural isn’t a poorly concealed secret.
I received a free copy from the author with a request for a fair review.
When we first met Danni in Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia, she was in training at the Marshall Academy. Now she's graduated and has been spending the last seven months in Paris on her first assignment. Her boss doesn't like that she's been assigned to work under him. She's been living in a rodent-infested apartment until she's given the opportunity to upgrade. And her first encounter with a new recruit, Sebastien, leaves much to be desired if you ask her.
While training Sebastien, they come across a case where an affluent couple's necklace and painting were stolen. During their interview with the couple, Danni and Sebastien find that they have a detached attitude toward the theft. Once the items are mysteriously returned, the couple still seems to not care about the whys or whos their possessions were taken.
Aside from all that, Danni reconnects with a former interest and falls head first. He's what most every girl wants to bring home to Mom and Dad: a bad boy.
I have to say I enjoyed the first book in the Weeia Marshals series, Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia, the most. But that's not to say I didn't enjoy this one. I did. Weeia on My Mind kept me turning the pages even when I needed to put it aside. I loved the action, the mystery, and romance was a big part of the story as well.
Danni is a character to adore. She's snarky, witty and fun. She knows her stuff and despite what others think of her, she's out to prove any haters in her life that she knows her job and that she can do it well. Of course, she has a lot of trouble doing so, but luckily, after an awkward first meet with her new trainee, she found a fellow Weeia who actually doesn't treat her like she's weed to destroy. Weeia on My Mind has just about everything you'd want in a story. Romance, action, intrigue, betrayal...you name it, and it's there. It has a much darker tone than in the previous book but any fan of urban fantasy is bound to enjoy.
In my opinion, there is no need to read the books in order. But I say if you want to pick up a copy of Elle Boca's novel, start with Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia, the first in the series. You'll get to know Danni a little and by the time you read Weeia on My Mind, it'll be like having a cup of coffee with a friend.
Have I said how much I love Danni? Well, I'll say it again I love Danni! She is still my favorite character that Elle Boca has created so far. She's so strong and snarky. I think she's my spirit animal, I can only hope my spirit animal is as kick-ass as she is anyway.
I thought this book was darker than book one was but I still loved it. I think it being darker made me like it more. Danni is seven months into her assignment, and totally kicking butt everywhere she goes. Like all Weeia books, this was filled to the brim with action and I loved every second of it. This one even had some romance in it. Danni found herself crushing on Iaen the bad boy. I'm jealous because who doesn't want a bad boy in their life. Once the romance sparked I wanted more because I'm a sucker for a love interest mixed in with all the fighting.
I'm always excited to jump into the weeia filled world. I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants an action packed urban fantasy. It's a great series by a very talented author.
I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads Giveaway program in exchange for an honest review. This was an easy, enjoyable book about individuals with superhuman abilities, Weeia, living among humans in Paris. While I liked the story, I did find it jumped around a bit and tried to be one too many genres (romance at some times, detective novel at others, sci-fi/fantasy at others still). I felt that it would have been a stronger story overall if the author had focused more weight on one particular plot thread/genre.
This is the second book in a series and although I hadn't read the first book I found it easy to follow and would like to go back and read the first when I have a chance to get more context.
When we last joined Danni Metreaux, a third level Weeia marshal assigned to Paris in Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia, she had just finished dealing with a threat from a band of Gypsies with the grudging assistance of her boss, Francois. In the course of the earlier Gypsy investigation, she met a young Weeia man named Iaen and now the beginning of a romantic relationship begins to bloom through Danni’s confusion about her job and her life in Paris.
She is beginning to feel more comfortable as she meets more people and she begins to feel a little less isolated, but only a little since Francois is more remote than ever and Madame Marmotte continues to trash her behind her back. Now, she’s faced with training a new level 1 marshal, Sebastien, whom she was neither expecting nor prepared for. Worse, he is Madame Marmotte’s nephew, has Francois’ approval and comes from an influential Parisian family. To top it off, Sebastien appears just in time to save her from getting her ass kicked by a gang of Serbian-Croatian mobsters. How embarrassing!
Despite that, they are soon deep into a case involving one of a kind art pieces apparently stolen from a private collection, and case in which a Weeia exhibiting a particularly strong gift of mental manipulation is allegedly manipulating humans to commit theft.
Like Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia, Weeia on My Mind is entertaining and the reader finds themselves rooting for Danni to overcome her challenges in Paris. There are hints about why Francois is not supportive, but his real story remains to be told. This book introduces Sebastien as Danni’s junior partner and the route through which she can begin to interact with some the Parisian elite. It likewise identifies Iaen squarely in the role of Danni’s boyfriend. Ho hum, I guess action and intrigue aren’t enough; there must be some romance somewhere I suppose.
Oh…the story? If you want to know about it, buy the book. Those who love cozy mysteries, light fantasy and intrigue with occasional intense action should love it!
Weeia on My Mind by Elle Boca is book two of the Weeia Marshals series and continues the story from the first book in the series, Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia.
Danni is in Paris and is seven months into her first assignment after graduating from the Marshals Academy in America. Her boss, Francois, is very “hands-off” in directing Danni and hardly acknowledges Danni's work until she proves herself to be a very capable Weeia officer. Madame Marmotte is the local Weeia office manager and also shows quite a bit of disdain for Danni.
When the Marshals Academy sends a new recruit, Sebastien to the Paris office to work with Danni, the tables turn and Danni must oversee the new underling. Something she is not at all eager to do. Sebastien is related to Madame Marmotte and soon Danni sees a different, softer side of the office meddler and malcontent who thinks the world of Sebastien. No sooner has Sebastien arrived in Paris, he and Danni come up against several villainous sorts akin to the Mafia and are in a fight for their lives. Sebastien proves he is a worthy partner and Danni soon warms up to the idea of having him in the Paris office.
In the midst of fighting Weeia on Weeia crime and carrying out assorted other duties, Danni becomes romantically involved with Iaen, a border-line “bad-boy” type who is just the right mix of good and bad to send Danni's heart aflutter. The two become very close and soon are spending all of their free time together – which may or may not be a wise choice for Danni.
This second book in the Marshals series is a well-written, suspenseful and thrilling read that is a bit darker than the first book in the series. But, as with any crime-fighting story, criminals die and the manner in which they die could be off-putting to some readers. However, the events that unfold are paramount to moving the story forward and bringing it to a satisfying conclusion.
If you are a fan of urban fantasy or paranormal books, the Weeia collection is a wonderful world to get caught up in and enjoy. I have read all of the Weeia books and cannot recommend them highly enough. They are great stories that I could see being on television or the big screen.
Keep the Weeia stories coming, Ms. Boca, this fan is definitely hungry for more.
Although Weeia on My Mind is the second in the Marshal series (Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia being the first), it reads incredibly easy and would most likely be easy to follow along with even if you hadn't read the first. This second installment follows Marshal Danni Metreaux as she continues to police Paris and keep the peace among the Weeia. With no help fro her superior (or her lazy secretary) she has her hands full trying to keep the peace and stay on top of the paperwork. Just when she thinks things can't get anymore complicated an attractive young trainee shows up and she has to help show him the ropes. At first Danni is annoyed but her new trainee proves useful on her cases and she finds that she is starting to stay on top of work for once (plus he's good eye candy). With some extra time on her hands she rekindles a romance with an old flame and she couldn't be happier; that is until one of her cases starts to get more complicated with no leads in sight. What's a girl to do? Another great installment in the Weeia world, readers will relate to Danni as she tries to stay true to herself and prove everyone wrong in the process. The descriptions of Paris, the food, and the fashion are out of the world and really help immerse the reader into this cosmopolitan urban fantasy. I can't wait for the next one!
I received this book for free from the author in return for my honest, unbiased review.
Danni is a (Weeia) Marshall in Paris, France. There is a criminal that she fears is doing a horrible deed, forcing humans to commit crimes. Not only this, but they seem to have no memory of what they did. Danni has her hands full, but is ready to find out who is doing this and why.
A fantastic original story. Danni is very likable and she has a unique job. She takes her work seriously, she has a new love in her life and things are going well for her. She is a strong woman who stops at nothing to protect the people and Weeia. I highly recommend Weeia on My Mind to Adults and Y/A as well. Another great five-star read by Elle Boca !
Danni is still in Paris and has a new trainee to help her but she suspects that a certain Weeia has been working with criminals and using mind power to influence humans. She is helping a shopkeeper with his small issue about blackmail – protection money as the book starts but this proves to be just a very small problem in her life in Paris. It was a small world for the Weeia even if they lived in a large city. All knew, or knew of each other. And thus they all knew who to call on when they had problems. And that was Danni. As the originality of the story had been explored in book one, this book relies more on the situation and its characters and this falls a little flat as it becomes just another detective novel. Still quite well written but...