Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner, is back in the freshly imagined and hugely entertaining second installment of Kristi Charish's urban fantasy series.
Kincaid Strange cannot catch a break. After dealing with a spate of paranormal murders, there's barely time to recuperate—let alone sleep in—before there's a new problem in Kincaid's world of paranorm...more
Kincaid Strange is a 27-year-old woman who’s one of the only “zombie practitioners” in the Seattle area. She can temporarily (or permanently, for that matter) raise people from the dead, which is clearly handy when you want to temporarily raise a rich old man and ask him to amend his will in order to avoid a family lawsuit. Lipstick Voodoo opens with just such a scene, with a crotchety old man who’s not impressed with his family’s reas ...more
Since this is the second in the series, there are spoilers for the first book in this review!
Voodoo practitioner Kincaid Strange is invited by her ex-boyfriend, a cop, to consult on a cold case that just might have been a paranormal murder. The case is connected to her roommate, Nathan Cade, the ghost of a 90s grunge rock star. Meanwhile, Kincaid must also navigate a new relationship with her n ...more
It was nice getting back into the world of Kincaid Strange with Lipstick Voodoo, and reading it has made me realize how much I’d missed this kind of urban fantasy. Thing is, I’m just not reading as much of the genre as I used to. I’ve gotten pickier these days, and my UF reads are mostly limited to series I’ve already started and to only books that I feel are breaking the mold. While I would hesitate to label the Kincaid S ...more
I received this ARC copy of Lipstick Voodoo from Penguin Random House Canada - Vintage Canada. This is my honest and voluntary review. Lipstick Voodoo is set for publication Jan. 08, 2019.
My Rating: 4 stars
I love this series from Nate, her ghostly friend to the scary and intriguing Gideon. I have to confess Gideon has me perplexed, but page time with him was one of my favorite things in this story. For those who don't know Gideon is a powerful dead sorcerer. Kincaid find herself indebted ...more
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
Lipstick Voodoo, by author Kristi Charish, is the second installment in the authors Kincaid Strange series. The story picks up shortly after the events of The Voodoo Killings. Kincaid is a kick-ass heroine who appeals to fans of Elena Michaels and Sookie Stackhouse. Lipstick Voodoo spends more time in the living world than The Voodoo Killings and captures the ’90s grunge vibe of Seattle, with forays into the beautifully crafted Undergr ...more
If you haven't read it yet and like zombies, gho ...more
Kincaid Strange, the best voodoo practitioner in the Pacific Northwest, has not been having a good time lately. After solving a series of murders that left her physically and emotionally worn out, all she wants is to get back to doing normal séances and zombie raisings. But before you can say “feral zombie,” Kincaid is up to her ears in problems again. She’s in debt to a sorcerer’s ghost, her roommate and best friend, Nathan Cade – ghost of a grunge rock star – is tra ...more
Short Summary: Kincaid Strange, voodoo practitioner, finds herself searching for a solution when her roommate ghost, grunge rocker Nathan Cade, comes home bound to a body risen from the dead. Things take even more of a turn for the worse when people from Nathan’s past are being killed in gruesome ways and the local authorities begin to suspect Strange of being involved.
Thoughts: It’s hard for Urban Fantasy to be anything but formulaic, however, Charish manages to incorporat ...more
Lipstick Voodoo takes place about two weeks after the events in The Voodoo Killings. This time around Kincaid is working a lipstick séance (a term coined by voodoo practitioners referring to seances where no really wants to hear what ...more
Dead roommates, ex boyfriends, and draining bank accounts are just some of the annoyances plaguing Kincaid Strange in LIPSTICK VOODOO. Kincaid’s friendship with Nate is put to the test as she tries to convince him to, literally, give up the ghost and investigate the shady characters in his rockstar past. Consequences are the name of the game as everyone’s history comes back to haunt them.
The second book in a novel has to step up and excel the first. Wi ...more
I had trouble reading this one. It was very difficult to get into the story, I think partially because I read The Voodoo Killings (part 1 of the series) almost a year and a half ago and the second part picks up right where the first one left off. I couldn’t remember the details of how it ended, and I kept getting distracted by trying to piece together what little I still knew.
A lot of characters carried ove ...more
Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
With the world and characters established, I enjoyed this second book in the Kincaid Strange series even more than The Voodoo Killings.
I feel Kincaid is still so alone. No one, even her friends, seem to help her. Throughout Lipstick Voodoo, I worried who would hurt her or betray her. She seems to constan ...more
While this was an exceptional story I did not think it reached the 5 Star level that book 1 did but it was more of a combinations of frustrations than the story actually lacking. I got tired of a boyfriend who was not even a good friend much less any one who really cared but the author tried to make ...more
Kincaid Strange returns and she's dealing with the ramifications from the previous book. Her friend that is a ghost happens to be inhabiting a body and she can't figure out how to unbind him. He'll wind up de ...more
Although an urban mystery, which isn’t my normal preference, I enjoyed being pulled into Kincaid’s weird world and was kept on the edge of my seat hunting for clues the entire time! Mystery mixed with paranormal is a great mix with Kristi crafting the plot so perfectly, sometimes the pair ...more
This is the second novel in the Kincaid Strange series by Kristi Charish.
I will say the intriguing way that the author interweaves the paranormal elements : necromancy, voodoo etc was my favorite part of this book. It is what made for a really entertaining read. In the sea of other paranormal books that contain similar elements ( that I have read and enjoyed) this series manages to stand on its on and the characters stand out.
I will say the reason for my one star deduction was ...more
The blurb sounds like this would be a great read for me. I see where lots of others have really enjoyed this. Must just be me... I had a tough time with this one. Part of the problem might be that I haven't read the first book in this series. While it started off interesting and fun, it quickly devolved for me.... too many unfamiliar characters with unfamiliar backstories came at me too fast. I plugged on, but just never was able t ...more
*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
I didn’t finish the book. I tried really hard to like it but it was just blah. I love the paranormal and voodoo and necromancy and was pumped for this but it fell flat for me.I guess it just wasn’t meant for me.
Kincaid Strange, the paranormal practitioner, is trying to figure out how to help her roommate Nathan Cade after her last case left him entrapped in another body and indebted to Gideon, a powerful sorcerer's ghost. Kincaid's ex, Aaron, brings her in on a new paranormal investigation that links to a 30 year old cold case in which Nate is a suspect. Something is murdering Nate's old band ...more
Kincaid Strange is a Voodoo practitioner, bringing ...more
The Voodoo Killings was one of my favourite books of 2016. I devoured it. I pushed it on my friends. I waited and wished and hoped for a sequel. It was such a unique concept. Voodoo practitioners who can raise zombies, and summon ghosts.
Kincaid Strange is the last voodoo practitioner in Seattle - she has an ex-boyfriend, Aaron, who is a cop and is trying to help Kincaid get back to work with t ...more
Lipstick Voodoo is the second novel in the Kincaid Strange series by Kristi Charish. This novel is set a couple weeks after the events of her first book, The Voodoo Killings. This series follows Kincaid Strange, a voodoo practitioner and her roommate Nathan Cade, the ghost of a grunge-rock star.
I read The Voodoo Killings when it was released in 2016, but to be honest I didn’t remember anything about it. That being said, I knew that I had enjoyed it enough for ...more
Two stars: It was ok. There is a lot room for growth. The stars are for the fact that it was different story. I maybe would have given three but I felt like I was missing a lot of knowledge because I have not read book 1.
Kincaid Strange is Voodoo Practioner. Her best friend is a ghost, or was a ghost. Now Nate is a zombie hybrid. Nate’s past is about to catch up to him and drag Kincaid along for the ride. Interestingly, Aaron, the ex-boyfrie ...more
She writes what she loves; adventure ...more