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An American Weeia in Paris

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Parisians are delighted with the mysterious new superhero fighting crime and terrorists in the City of Light. The Weeia authorities, on the other hand, suspect that this superhero is one of their own, flamboyantly violating the first law of keeping their existence a secret from the humans. Danni is acting head of the Paris marshals office, but circumstances have left her alone and fighting to keep the top position against a politically connected upstart and his task force. Will she succeed at apprehending the rogue superhero without exposing the Weeia or losing her new promotion

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First published April 1, 2020

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Elle Boca

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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

Weeia books

Unelmoija Series

Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter
Unelmoija: The Mindshifter
Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter
Unelmoija: The Timeshifter
Unelmoija: Paradox

Novella - In the Garden of Weeia

Marshals Series

Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia
Weeia on My Mind
Smells Like Weeia Spirit
An American Weeia in Paris

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6,765 reviews583 followers
April 4, 2020
Danni is back, just as dedicated as ever and she is in for one tumultuous ride. From emotional highs to the stress of secrets kept, duty and her temporary position as head of the Paris marshal’s office, she is, as usual, on her own against the world…or is she?

So many changes in her life, yet still Danni seems so alone so often. Is this the time she finally gets the respect she deserves or will she find herself the lonely heroine in capturing a rogue weeia?

I love this series! There is humor, a heroine who has the dedication to her job and the honor to do the right thing, no matter what obstacles are in her way, and trust me, there are many. A fun read that is refreshing, fast-paced and truly entertaining! Elle Boca has another gem of a read on her hands!

I received a complimentary copy from Elle Boca! This is my honest and voluntary review.

Series: The Weeia Marshals - Book 4
Publisher: Poyeen Publishing (April 1, 2020)
Publication Date: April 1, 2020
Genre: Paranormal
Print Length: 246 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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April 16, 2020
An American Weeia In Paris: Elle Boca

Experiencing a terrorist attack is common for newly appointed acting Marshal Danni. Her appearance is unorthodox for someone in her position but this assignment to protect two Superhumans and the outcome of what happens at the Eiffel Tower sets off a strange set of events. The Walkers are not ordinary “people” the husband is high up in the Weeia hierarchy but his wife will shock Danni as the attack occurs, she and the Walkers are in an upscale restaurant about to order dessert when things get tense and as he tries to take control but his wife won’t budge because her kids went out and have not returned.
There’s a super crime fighting hero going up against the terrorists and crime in Paris. But , Weeias are not supposed to flaunt their existence to humans. This is against their laws and Danni now the acting head of the Paris Marshal’s office is up against a real foe right in her own backyard. Rupert has political connections and brings in a task force aiming to solve the case and push her out. Her own boss took away the case and gave it to this team. Danni needs help but first a friend calls who thinks that she and her partner are being followed but why? Doing some surveillance Danni spots someone using her tracker on her badge and sends his pictures to her old friend Ernie learning his identity but not why he’s following them.
Her old partner left and finally contacted her and she’s hoping he’ll help with this case so she gets the position permanently but there are obstacles in her way. Amanda Walker discounts her warnings about danger and her husband Ted follows Danni but the result of what happens shocks Danni learning just what Amanda is and can do. Lives are lost but somehow, she and Amanda work as one to try and save a guard but will this be the end of her job or will her boss understand the outcome? Ted Walker is considered a superhero and a superhero has gone rogue and Danni is charged with stopping this hero before Rupert takes her down and gets the position she wants. The issues of betrayal, deception, friendship and loyalty are just some of what author Elle Boca brings out as the tensions rise and the dangers increase.
The humorous highlights surround her problems dealing with this toy poodle, Ceri who belonged to her former direct report and who insisted she take him in. Ceri is smart and cunning making it hard for Danni to deal with her and the surprises she finds when she comes home. Plus let’s not forget Madame Marmotte her somewhat secretary who adds her own spin on Danni and does not always deal with her without her terse comments but when push comes to shove, and Russell asks and requests something from her the response is priceless.
Danni becomes embroiled in solving the case and keeping tabs on Mathias and the Walker children. Called on the carpet by Rupert’s father closing she was harassing the children she stands up for herself, but something happens during her surveillance for Mathias that changes every about her parents and Danni must deal with the harsh realities and startling truths. Speed walkers are hard to track and she’s on the prowl to find this one who’s creating havoc and is dangerous is it Sammy Walker or just who is this new Superhuman? As things get stranger Ernie appears and Danni is forced on an unusual journey in the middle of the night where she learns the history of the Weeia, the person called Unelmonija the most gifted and powerful Weeia known to their history and he enlightens her to much more. But first she learns about her parent’s powers and what similarity she had to one. Ernie explains a group formally known as Ihmiset called The Descendants. This woman descended directly from the Ulelmoija are known as The Daughters of the Descendants. Added in this links to why her badge has limited abilities and what she experiences takes her to an entire new dimension and is astounding. Danni faces hard choices and her goal is to track the MGV and solve her case before Rupert’s team does.
Danni and Ernie have an unusual relationship and as a result of this encounter you never know how things will progress and knowing that Marla is about to descend on her changes things as what she experienced and what she learns about her parents has to remain a secret in order to protect her own life.

The world of Weeia is much different than ours but Danni using her new app was able to learn just who MGV is but that is not to be revealed to anyone but this person is smart, quick and with this person’s help you won’t believe what they accomplished and how they took down some dangerous criminals. But, things get tense when someone close to Danni is seriously hurt, Mathias is kidnapped by Argus who is at the heart of what is happening to so many others, bribes, torture and more to get people to do what they want but can anyone ever really get away from this dangerous group that thinks they are so elite and higher than all others. Situations get tense, Danni must make a difficult decision, hoping to find Mathias and learning the truth behind Argus and once again having to say goodbye to people she loves. As things get more dangerous and Danni hopes to get the permanent position as Head of the Paris office, she needs to rethink her thoughts about someone, find her own way and hopefully reconcile her own differences within herself. An ending that leaves us wondering what is next for Danni, will she find someone in her life after losing the one person she really loved? Learning about her ability that she did not know she had, will that change the way she handles thing? Smart, astute, unyielding at times and a force to be reckoned with and of course let’s not forget Madame Marmotte who adds some color and zest to every scene that she’s in and her loyalty to Danni is unfounded. What’s next for her? Will she get the permanent position? Friendships are broken, others cemented, and trust and loyalty are at the heart of whether she will succeed. But what she does to make Sammy smile before the Walkers return home is priceless and amazing.

Author Elle Boca created a plot filled with suspense, intrigue and an ending you won’t expect as we learn more about AN AMERICAN WEIIA IN PARIS, named DANNI!

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Author 28 books43 followers
June 5, 2020
Boca continues to blend police procedural with the mystical, creating urban fantasy where magic can be both powerful and not the solution to problems.

This novel is the fourth in the Weeia Marshals series. Possible spoilers ahead.

When an apparent superhero foils an attack on the Eiffel Tower, Marshal Danni Metraeux finds herself trying to capture a Weeia who seems to love the spotlight while dodging those in the Marshals’ service who want to see her fail. Unfortunately, someone is also spying on one of her Weeia friends. Handling one risk of exposure in a city constantly watching for terrorist plots would be hard enough: how can she handle two without even the full support of her own service?

The book opens moments before the attack, with Danni at the Eiffel Tower on a routine—if irksome—bodyguarding mission, and heads almost immediately into action-thriller territory. While this immerses the reader in her attempt to get her charges to safety without exposing the Weeia to the humans in and around the site, it does mean the reader isn’t informed of the significant changes in the Paris Marshal’s office since the previous book. While Boca does provide this information once the situation has calmed slightly, the lack of it at the time might make certain of Danni’s decisions seem odd; for example, her decision not to contact her deputy because she doesn’t trust him occurs before the reader discovers that Sebastian, her charismatic and supportive deputy, has been replaced by an egotist with connections with in the Marshals.

In addition, Boca’s delivery of the changes is terse in places: Francois’ departure as head of the Paris office, his decision to put her forward as his replacement, and her appointment as acting head, for example, is dealt with in a few sentences. This both provides the reader with a large lump of facts all at once and weakens—or removes—the emotional resonance that could come from Danni achieving a situation that—based on the start of the series—is of huge personal significance.

While the power level of this novel (mystically and politically) is higher than that of previous volumes, it does fit Danni’s advancement and does build on matters from earlier books; thus, it does not feel an implausible escalation.

Boca also balances the vastly significant arcs with several entirely personal arcs regarding pet ownership and visits by friends. These both add lightness and provide a pleasing contrast with the emotional weight of international manoeuvring.

Danni remains a sympathetic protagonist, caught between awareness of her limitations and pressure to do everything flawlessly. After a while in Paris, and among Parisian Weeia, her concern for dressing the part has lessened; however, her narration is still filled with descriptions of people’s clothing.

The supporting cast remain nuanced and realistic, and—unlike some ongoing fantasy series—free from the shift from “obnoxious obstacle” to “misunderstood friend”.

Overall, I enjoyed this novel. I recommend it to readers seeking urban fantasy that isn’t a retread of classic mythical creatures.

I received a free copy from the author with no request for a review.
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Author 22 books16 followers
July 8, 2020
Weeia Marshal Danni Metreaux spends an incredible amount of time eating in Parisian restaurants and navigating Parisian traffic, which, I’m sure can be a serious problem just as it is in any other large city. Nevertheless, the Weeia Marshal Series is not a Parisian travel guide but a superhero action series, isn’t it?

Much of the rest of her time she spends ducking Weeia politics. No wonder she remains “acting” Chief of Marshals in Paris. For all her faults, she was an acceptable main character in her role as “Weeia Marshal without a clue”, but her cluelessness is getting old and her inability to stand up to internal politics may be realistic but does nothing to endear her to readers.

Previous Weeia books have had reasonably creditable storylines. There are real mysteries to solve and real victims at risk. American Weeia in Paris feels more like a pity-party than an action-adventure superhero book.

First, our super-hero is tasked with providing security for a visiting Weeia Elder and his family, none of which respect her role, her responsibilities, or her abilities. Second, a “task force” usurps her investigative authority of a terrorist incident. This task force is suspected of being an effort to disrespect her by the Elder but that is never definitively shown to be the case. She does not interact with the task force and they do no active investigation that helps drive the story so I found them a distraction. Her lackluster supervisor is a non-starter; a man; who talks to her on the phone only to harass her without providing advice or helpful direction. She is forced out of her office and into the streets more by her own inability to assert her authority with the task force than by their actions or inactions. Yet, there is a real problem to deal with and she knows it. She musters, with great difficulty, the wherewithal to complete the investigation but sheer luck and help from an utterly unexpected source is all that saves the day.

This book introduces a totally unexpected aspect of Weeia existence that both benefits and broadens the Weeia experience considerably. Readers will like it and understand that it opens the possibility of better stories from future Weeia Marshal books. For that reason, coupled with the quality of the writing, I feel An American Weeia in Paris rates 4-Stars.

This book was provided free by the author in hopes of receiving an honest review. The above review represents my honest opinion of the book.
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Author 2 books29 followers
May 7, 2020
In Elle Boca’s latest stand-alone book An American Weeia in Paris , the fourth entry in her The Weeia Marshals series, I was treated to a tale of mystery, suspense, surprise, intrigue, friendship, science fiction and urban fantasy all rolled into one so smoothly that I didn’t realize all of that until I started writing this review. She traverses the streets of Paris, both the good and bad more and more like a native, which is a wonder considering the maze that is Paris. There are at least five subplots going and all are clear, and I still didn’t think about there being that many until now.

An American Weeia in Paris is simply put, a great read I got caught up in and read in one day. I could not put it down.

I am enjoying seeing the continued development of the main protagonist in the series, Marshal Danni Metreaux. She is no longer the unsure, self-conscious girl, who grew up on her aunt and uncles farm. She traverses the streets of Paris, both the good and bad more and more like a native, which is a wonder considering the maze that is Paris. Her personal skills with others improves to a surprising degree, but she's still the same plain speaking Danni.

It's great that her friends from the Academy are given time in this book in the series. Both Danni's tech savvy friend Ernie and best friend Marla have surprises share.
If you haven't read any of Elle Boca's series that include Weeia, you need to know that these superhuman characters are not the kind that have costumes and hero names, well not intentionally.

I gave this a 4.25 simply because there was a sub plot that pulled me out of the story, which is unusual for an Elle Boca book.
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2,181 reviews77 followers
April 19, 2020
Elle Boca opens up the latest Weeia Marshals book with a bang and the action never stops! Danni, the acting head of the Paris Weeia office is inside the Eiffel Tower guarding some high ranking American Weeias when suddenly the structure is held hostage by brute men with guns and bombs. They are able to take out some of the enemy, but the real mystery is; who took out the other men? Some lightening fast superhero has been running around Paris and stopping crimes. While that is excellent for Parisians, it's worrying for Danni because it appears there is a Weeia flaunting their powers, just asking to get caught by human authorities. It's going to take all her skills (and a little help from her friends) to track down this vigilante. And as if she didn't have enough on her plate, she has another smaller case to attend to and a huge surprise that will rock her to her very core. Action packed, this mystery has a beautiful backdrop of Paris that only enhances the story. Descriptions of mouthwatering food, her new poodle, and the sights around Paris really make the reader feel at home in this world. Fantastic as always, I can't wait for the next installment!
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1,936 reviews
March 31, 2020
An American Weeia in Paris (The Weeia Marshals #4) By Elle Boca

Danni is a Weeia, superhuman with special abilities. She must keep her secret and appear to be Human. She is in pursuit of a Superhero, who just may be one of her own. As she tries to find the truth, she is up against a rival for her position. She has a tough position as head of the Marshal in Paris. Danni enjoys her work, she is tough and will stop at nothing to get to the truth.

A fast paced original story with a Superhuman heroine. The plot is original, descriptive, with plenty of actions, suspense, thrills and danger. Danni is very likable, she is in a situation that would deter some, but not her. She is tough but caring, the perfect mix to get a job done. Overall I found An American Weeia in Paris very enjoyable and feel others will as well. I Also recommend the first three (books) in this fascinating series.
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