Paranormal, Reviews

Book Review: Bite the Dust by Cynthia Eden

Format: Audiobook

Series: Blood & Moonlight, Book 1 of 3

Pages: 244

First Published: October 6th 2015

When homicide detective Jane Hart’s first case is the victim of a vampire attack, Werewolf Aiden Locke does what he can to ensure she doesn’t remember it.

It soon becomes clear that Jane’s world and that of the paranormal are about to collide.

I have read several of Cynthia Eden’s books and they are amazing. She is so imaginative and this is a fabulous example of why I love this author.

Her heroine was incredibly likeable; a tough as nails cop who was Kick Ass!!

“Her scent wrapped around him—something soft. Feminine. Probably one of those lotions that human women were always using. He rather…liked her smell. What was it? He inhaled again.
Apples and…lavender. A nice blend.
Only…there was something more. A deeper, richer scent that was pulling at him. Drawing him closer to her.
Tempting.
“Are you sniffing me?”
He stopped.
“Because that is some weird serial killer shit if you’re doing that. Don’t make me go for my gun again.”

BITE THE DUST – CYNTHIA EDEN

Her werewolf Hero was demanding and strong, just how I like them.


Cannot wait for the next in the series

Paranormal, Reviews

Review: Haunted on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase

Haunted on Bourbon Street by Deanna Chase (HOBS)

Format: Audiobook

Series: Jade Calhoun, #1

Pages: 262

First Published: 1 Jan 2011

Rating:

Jade loves her new apartment—until a ghost joins her in the shower!

When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn’t count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord. 

Being an empath has never been easy on Jade’s relationships. It’s no wonder she keeps her gift a secret. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it’s up to Jade to use her unique ability to save her. Except she’ll need Kane’s help to do it—and he’s betrayed her with a secret of his own. Can she find a way to trust him and herself before Pyper is lost?

After reading some negative reviews about the authors writing style I wasn’t expecting much. I was hoping for a light-hearted cozy mystery.

I didn’t get that.

I got an interesting, spellbinding debut series, with heart, ghost and a very sexy romance.

I’m gonna start with the cover. I love cartoonist covers, especially when it comes to paranormal romance novels. I instantly loved this cover – the witch and those bats…

Next thing.. It’s set in New Orleans. Personally for me, just tell me that and I read anything set in the Bayou. I have always loved it as a setting since reading the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn McQueen (Sherrilyn Kenyon)

HOBs is set in the French Quarter.. this is the French Quarter.. Bourbon, Poor boys, beignets, jazz music and the saints..

The story starts with Jade moving in and being attracted to her landlord, to finding that her new apartment is haunted, by a perverted ghost, who haunts her dreams— start of the sexy dreams.

Jade’s ability as an empath allows her to feel others emotions. Deanna Chase incorporates the feelings very well. This sort of ability could have really confused the reader, but it was really concise and thought out.

The romance between Jade and Kane is delicious. Kane is quite protective and sure of his love for Jade, but Jade has been spurned by a lover before who knew her secret so she is understandably unsure. At one point in the novel Kane has his own secret and Jade reacts badly, but I liked that she had some flaws. She also had an amazing hobby, which to me gave the character real depth.

A Book I definitely went Bat shit crazy for, and I have purchased the rest of the series. Can’t wait to see where Jade’s adventures lead her…