samedi 25 février 2023

Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye ( Psychic Eye Mystery 1) by Victoria Laurie

 Hello to all,

So far 2023 has been really stressful for me and there were several moments i wanted to give up so i took refuge in books and i had one in my TBR pile that called to me's an older book so it was time i finally gave it a try...

Now i just hope i will be able to complete my collection as i have part of the books but not all of them so when it's an older series it's always a risk but we will see one day at a time.

Happy Reading

Publication: 2004

Genre: cozy mystery, paranormal
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 16+

Description from goodreads :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients-or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

This is an older story but i enjoyed it a lot it was easy to read, funny, the investigation is well written so i'm really glad i discovered it and i want to read the rest of the series.

Abby is Psychic intuitive..she can via her "guides" get glimpses of a person future or intention...having made that her job she is quite happy but suddendly one of her client is killed and she is determined to bring her justice....even if it means working with the police.

Dutch is an police officer who met Abby from a website for people searching love....when she start giving info about a kidnapping he is doubtful but when a murder happen related perhaps to abby he goes into protect mode even if he still isn't sure of her powers.

I loved the dynamic between the characters and the rythmn of the story.

vendredi 24 février 2023

Death Maker ( Lark Morgan 1) by J.C. McKenzie -review

 Hello to all,

today i'm sharing with you a new release from an author i really love. I'm not really into dark theme so necromancer generally are not the kind of story i would pick but since i trusted the author and the blurb made it very temping i gave it a try and now i just want more.

Happy reading!

Publisher: JCM Publications 
Publication: 2023
ISBN:  9781990143250
Genre: urban fantasy
Violence: strong

Language: strong
sex: mild
Public: 18+

Description from goodreads :

Death is a terrible power to wield…

Most people think my life as a certified necromancer is filled with raising the dead to resolve estate disputes and make the rich richer. And they’re not wrong. But I’ve added illegal raisings and consulting with the police to my resumé.

Normally, I ask the recently departed “whodunit” for the cops, but in a recent string of gruesome killings, the dead aren’t talking. And while the souls are silent, the vampires won’t shut up. They think I’m the key to solving their problems. To complicate matters, I also keep getting sucked into the veil—the magical realm where spirits rest and a mysterious castle keeps appearing.

All I want in life is to do my job, help my mom pay her medical bills and not murder a certain arrogant detective. But if I don’t figure out how the murders, the veil and the vampires are connected, all while keeping my less-than-legal activities from the cops, I might go from making sacrifices to becoming one.

A deliciously dark Urban Fantasy tale with a flawed necromancer trying to survive a harsh world by International Bestselling Author, J. C. McKenzie.

 Oh i love this new series!!! So our world but something happened to make paranormal creatures, witches, shifters and vampires known. Now they live like anyboby and works but there are still some rules each " glamy" as they are called must follow. Vampires can't make vampires as they want for example and magic users are registered and must follow some specific laws as not to loose their licence.

Lark Morgan is a necromancer and a porwerful one even if she is not exactly liking that.....the sacrifice of animals needed to make it work some some trivial matter does bother her. She is respectful of the deceased but she does need to work as she is saving to pay for her mother medical treatment. She is strong willed, determined but has a kind heart and i really appreciate it as it balanced the darker side. Living with her brother and his boyfriend, her love life is a mess but with her strange hours it's not surprising...working very late all the time sometimes helping the police or more precisely officer Kang who keep bickering with her , he is so funny.

Suddely the master of the vampires offers her a deal she can't refuse while a precedent client is " courting" her and the police is confronted to a series of strange murders. Poor Lark has very little time for herself and the danger keeps growing so she will need to decide what she really wants and who to trust.

I really loved the story , i read it in one sitting. If i was a bit hesitant at first because of the necromancer part i'm really happy to say it's wonderfully written, the sacrifices are not overly described. The fact Lark is repectful and is moved by what she must do make it work perfectly. I also loved the interaction between Lark and Kang ( and his partner), the sparks between them are funny and the mystery about both of their secrets just make us impatient to read more

A great urban fantasy with a dark twist, a touch of romance and full of action to have you addicted to this new series!

samedi 18 février 2023

Spells , Salt, & Steel ( Spells, Salt, & Steel 1) by Gail z Martin

 Hello to all,

              I know i'm kind of reading Gail Z Martin in complete disorder but i discovered one of her series then learned that others were linked to that world kind of spin off etc and i just got addicted , now i must read everything and  I'm starting with the Spells, Salt &Steel series which are a series of novellas and short stories ( available in collection as well or individually) tht i had in my TBR.

I hope you will enjoy it as much as i do.

Happy Reading

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication: 2017
Genre: urban fantasy
Violence: strong
Language: strong
sex: none
Public: 18+

Description from goodreads :

When all else fails, the ass end of a carp makes a damn fine weapon.

No, that didn't come from the lips of Bubba the Monster Hunter, but it sure could have! That sentence right there kinda encapsulates the life of Mark Wojcik, Monster Hunter. A blue-collar mechanic from the wilds of PA, Mark likes his beer cold, his poker games private, and his monsters…well, he doesn’t like them at all. So when he finds himself dueling a Japanese mythical monster in the Linesville Spillway in the wee hours of the night, he has to use every available weapon to survive and vanquish the ningen.

Even if it means beating the damn thing to death with a carp.

If interloping Japanese fish-monsters weren’t bad enough, there’s a Nazi ghost terrorizing the community. Somebody needs to gank the ghostie, and Mark is the man for the job.

He hopes.

They are the first line of defense against the things that go bump in the night.
They are the keepers of a centuries-old legacy of The Church defending the world against the forces of darkness.
They are a bunch of highly armed rednecks, internet video celebrities, soccer moms, and assorted broken nutjobs.
They are the new Templars, and things are about to get weird.

The New Templars novella series is a new series of short novels, similar to BookShots. Spells, Salt, & Steel is the first in the series by popular steampunk, epic, and urban fantasy duo Gail Z. Martin and Larry N. Martin.

Oh i loved this one, i started with the most recent ones and loved it so now i'm starting the series at the beginning and fully enjoying it. In this story we meet " Mark", monster hunter and we discover how he "met" Gus it was funny, and we see even we only heard about later in the series so it's informative as well.

I loved the variety of creatures he comes accross and i can't wait to see when he will start being more a protector than a simple hunter.

I really recommend this story and series if you love good urban fantasy with uncommon paranormal creatures, lot of action and good sosis of humour.