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Venom Scourge

(Shadow Paranormal Police Department #1)

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She's a living search warrant...

Wren Cooper is a white witch who lost her position in the guild because she couldn't control herself. She was born with the unique ability to fade into Shadow, cloaking herself. This was fine, except for the fact that it trained her to be a major adrenaline junkie. She'd steal, spy on others, and do all sorts of things that only a thief of
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Kindle Edition, 211 pages
Published November 2nd 2018 by Crimson Myth Press
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Larry Tushman
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A different take on the PPD expansion, as Wren is a somewhat unwilling "consultant" for the department. Using her shadow abilities to help them around bureaucratic red tape seems to be a fair trade for staying out of jail until she witnesses a crime that far outstrips the infractions she was sent to witness. Now she must use her unusual stealth, tricks, thieving contacts, and toys to fight for not only her freedom but also plain old survival. A fun, thrilling ride. ...more
Bonnie Dale Keck
kindle unlimited, first book from the Shadow Paranormal Police Department, 'goes with' Ian Dex and growing number of that 'universe''s books, listed below, by John P. Logsdon, co-written with Lorelei Logsdon & cover art by Jake Logsdon but won't make joke about family thing, well as long as it's working {and she's written at least another series with him quite a while back, South Lane Detective Agency series}. -- date is off since kept waiting to post amazon review copy over to here which doesn' ...more
Bonnie Dale Keck
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
kindle unlimited, first book from the Shadow Paranormal Police Department, 'goes with' Ian Dex and growing number of that 'universe''s books, listed below, by John P. Logsdon, co-written with Lorelei Logsdon & cover art by Jake Logsdon but won't make joke about family thing, well as long as it's working {and she's written at least another series with him quite a while back, South Lane Detective Agency series}.

She's a living search warrant... Wren Cooper is a white witch who lost her position in
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Scott Reed
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good read

If you like fantasy and action books with magic, you'll like this book. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
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Barbara
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a simply awesome book and start of a new series. New characters are introduced to us in this first book. Wren is a white witch, but a thief of high caliber. A stepper of shadows, she can disappear and no one knows she is there. Rico is her familiar. A smart mouthed crow, he is her lookout on jobs and in her life. Lambert the Chief of the New Orleans PPD. Being caught thieving a jewel, he now has her as his "snitch" when he needs surveillance done without a search warrant. Stepping into ...more
Sara Branson
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What could be worse than zombies?

Well you are about to find out in this latest spin-off of the Paranormal Police Department series. This time author John P. Logsdon teams up with his other half in real life, his wife Lorelei, to write this rollicking tale about a witch turned thief named Wren Cooper, who meets her match and must make a decision that will alter the course of her life permanently. Wren and her smart aleck side-kick, Rico the grumpy crow who serves as her familiar, must work togeth
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Sarah Leenart
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first read from John Logsdon and I see that this is not the first in his Netherworld series. However this is the first with this particular lead character and I did not feel that I was missing out by not having read the others, which is always a good sign. Filled with plenty of snark, humour and general shenanigans, this was a great story and kept me entertained from start to finish. An easy read, perfect for getting me out of a reading rut. Wren is a professional thief, albeit one w ...more
Lisa Cripe
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great Book

Awesome addition to the paranormal police department series. Wren Cooper and Chief Lambert are fun characters. I'm very curious as to what "species" Becky is and hope it's revealed soon.
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Bennah
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wren is a white witch who is not all sunshine and light. Wren has a bit of a Robin Hood complex going in, which works until it doesn't. She gets busted, and trade for her freedom means she becomes a living search warrant for the Paranormal Police Department.

I really like this book because Wren is a female who doesn't fall into the "Let's ignore everyones advice and do the exact opposite, then wonder why she is in the trouble she is in" trope. She is smart, the story is entertaining and leaves y
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Penny
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read many books in this universe and quite enjoyed every single one. They were fun, well-written, entertaining, and great plots, and this entry is just as good. I don’t know why exactly, but this new series in the universe has been my favorite so far. Wren is an interesting character, and I found her fellow sidekicks (accomplices?) just as enjoyable, especially Becky and her Dimensional Box. I relished every single second, and I can’t wait to read more adventure with these characters. I hig ...more
Chris Christman II
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
First book in a new Paranormal Police Department series. Wren Cooper is a Shadow walker, among other things. A thief who steals from the stupid privileged people, Karma against bragging. With a crow familiar, who talks to her, it makes for amusing banter. As a look out, the Crow is useless, getting Wren caught by the P.P.D. Who instead of arresting her, recruit her to work for them. A bit more tame then the usually P.P.D. books, it still provides enough action to satisfy the loyal readers. I am ...more
Maryann Sims
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is but a simple story about a girl and her bird. Well, not simple as the girl is a white witch and the bird a raven is her wisecracking familiar.

This is the latest entry into the PPD world and well worth the read. Wren is a white witch who can hide in shadows, but her free and wild lifestyle is soon cut short by Lambert the new head of the PPD in New Orleans, who been chasing her for years. Throw in some eight-foot vampires, and thieves guild of a sort and you have a great story, cannot wai
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Scott
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Exciting new PPD adventure series

As a fan of the PPD series i was excited to see yet another new addition.
In this series we have a witch to add to the mix as she uses her powers to help the fight.
With the addition of such a character then this allows us to open up some exciting possibilities and damn do they work well. Without spoiling it there is some great dimensional attributes and I hope will spread to the rest of the PPD universe
Dana Audette
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down! A must read for magic lovers!

John Logsdon and Lorelei Logsdon have created a fresh, exciting, and magical addition to the Paranormal Police Department series. Wren is not your typical heroine. She overcomes obstacles with strength and unusual magic and has a snarky familiar by her side. Venom Scourge caught and held my attention through to the end. I cannot wait to dive into another adventure featuring Wren and the New Orleans PPD.
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Kathleen
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great read. I enjoyed the unusual storyline that brought Wren Cooper into contact with Chief Lambert of the New Orleans Paranormal Police Department. I like that Chief Lambert appears to be a little naive at times and the dynamic this creates between his character and that of Wren Cooper. This book is full of intrigue adventure and laughs and I look forward to the next instalment of this story. Highly recommended.
Carolyn Fielding
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wren is a White Witch with a dark secret and her thieving ways get her into big trouble with both sides of the law. Wren is a very engaging heroine and her familiar, Rico the crow with a beady eye for the ladies is very funny. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next installment in Wren's story. ...more
Angela James
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wren

Loved it. For a thief on the right side of wrong Wren is addicted to the danger and adrenaline rush. When she gets caught by a nemesis she didn't even know she had, she's really only got one choice... going to work for the good guys should be boring, right? This book is fun and adventurous and highly entertaining. I can't wait to read more about Wren's next challenge.
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PJ Lea
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
White witch.

From being on the wrong side of the law to, sort of, on the right, Wren has to adjust her life though not her attitude.
She's an adrenaline junkie with a heart and full of snark, just the type of person I enjoy reading about, especially when there's danger and explosions involved.
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Audrey Cienki
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great first in a series book. I can’t wait for more. Wren is relatable. Tough but funny and kind. And Rico! Love that snarky bird. Really? Birds with benefits? Ha!
I can’t wait to find out more about Becky and the rest of the guild. And where are Wren and Lambert going?
Carolyn Evans
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
New spin on a diverse world

This is the first book in the Shadow Paranormal Police Department, and it is an intriguing and well written start of what I hope will be a long adventure. Read and enjoy.
Em Taylor
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
More please

I definitely preferred it to the Bethany Black book, not that she isn't fun. Wren has the better dialogue and personality.

So more of this and test please, or make them longer for us quick readers. It's not usual for me to read two or three in an evening...
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Melody
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun read

I might have to check out some of the other branches of this series.
This is a fun fast read full of action. Very few characters are well fleshed but enough for a tipping good yarn.
Gemma Cusack
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great read

Took me a few chapters to really get into the book but that's more due to a book hangover. Story and characters were great and I loved the banter and sass. I really wish I had a familiar that could talk! Can't wait to read the next in the series.
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Caroline Tailor
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book

I really enjoyed this book, storyline kept you interested from the start. I can't wait for the next in the series. Anyone who is a fan of the PPD books will love this
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Shelly
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book. A bad girl, who’s not really bad, and her crow, (yes, a real crow) has to work with the good guys, the PPD. And mayhem ensues!!! Looking forward to the next installment.
Shaun Fuller
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
A urban fantasy

This book was really fast pace . the main character is entertaining . Look forward to seeing how the world develops in the series
Jason
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun novel.

This is a fun adventure. Don’t really care for her familiar too much, but love Becky and the main character. Will read the next one.
June Madurski
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun Read

I enjoyed reading this book. I am looking forward to the next book in the series and getting to know the characters better.
Holly
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it
This book had its good and it's bad qualities, in my opinion. Great ideas! Fantastic technology, which was really great.

Wasn't so fond of the writing style or the dialogue, which I found to be really immature, cliched and predictable. Sophomoric, actually.

Still, the ideas were so cool that I read the book basically in a day.
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Nancy Gerber
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great entry into the PPD series

I really like the first book in third series. Wren is a great character and Rico is a hoot. There’s just something about a snarky animal sidekick that I love. Can’t wait for the next one!
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