About the Book:
- by Jana Oliver
- Paranormal Romance
- Publication: May 26th 2013
- Publisher: Nevermore Books
- Received From: DarkWorld Books
- Rating: 4.5/5
Wiccan Gavenia Kingsgrave’s psychic gift, the ability to talk to the dead, comes with strings attached. As a Shepherd, she escorts them into the hereafter, but not all the souls want to cross over, and some can be downright vicious. When her latest case involves a heart-breaking hit-and-run victim, Gavenia is stressed to the max. The last thing she needs is a no-nonsense private detective on her tail, even if he is a handsome Irishman.
Former homicide detective Douglas O’Fallon possesses his own psychic gift, one he’s denied for years. Hired by a wealthy client to prove that Gavenia’s a con artist, he is skeptical of the witch’s claims she can speak to the dead. If he finds her gift as genuine, then he will be forced to accept his own. When their two cases intersect, opposites attract. But will they be able to set their differences aside long enough to outwit their foes – both the living and the dead?
Ahhh!! Paranormal romance!! I love it! I knew when I read that synopsis that this was going to be a book that I really enjoyed. Not only does it have a really interesting paranormal aspect but also I don’t think there are enough books about witches out there, so I tend to gravitate to them.
I really enjoyed reading about both of these characters. They seemed so real, flaws and all. The characters and the plot really do draw you in, so much so that I got to the end before I was ready for this TO END! I am not huge into mysteries but the way this unfolds, unraveling multiple plots to intertwine at the end, it was fabulously done. And both of our main characters are struggling with their pasts and stresses in their lives, it was so real but Jana Oliver has a way of still wrapping you into the story and making you forget about life, even though it is a mystery!
I haven’t read many mysteries that I’ve enjoyed, but the characters absolutely make this. Them and Jana’s fabulous writing. I am definitely a new fan and plan to pick up more of her books! If you’re looking for something fun and a bit different for October, get this!!
About the Author:
Jana Oliver has the perfect job—she listens to the voices in her head and then writes their stories. Her latest creation, BRIAR ROSE, is a dark steampunk retelling of Sleeping Beauty, complete with Hoodoo, a vengeful Civil War ghost, and metal magic (Sept. 2013 Macmillan Children’s Books). In Jana’s young adult DEMON TRAPPERS Series, Riley Blackthorne, Atlanta’s first girl Demon Trapper, takes on a host of Hellspawn and their diabolical masters. This award-winning series has spread across the globe, with editions in ten countries. Jana’s foray into time travel and alternate history resulted in the Time Rovers Series. Set in 1888 London, the series deftly blends time travel, shape-shifters and Jack the Ripper. The trilogy received twelve awards, including the Prism Award for Time Travel and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense. When she’s not daydreaming, she can be found savoring a growing collection of single malt scotch and old books. Visitors are always welcome at her website: www.JanaOliver.com