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Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin

Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. MartinCassidy runs her unusual family business, Trifles and Follies, located in Charleston, under the guise of buying old antiques and items people would like to get rid of for one reason or another. Unknown to most, the shop’s true purpose revolves around Cassidy’s psychometic ability (touching an item and seeing the history associated with it) to determine if the piece has an unsettling (haunted or worse) characteristic that may prove a problem for future owners, or even dangerous. For acquisitions that fall into the latter category, Cassidy enlists the aid of her colleague, Teag, who possesses his own magical ability, and Sorren, the five-hundred-year-old vampire who has worked with her family for centuries. Read More »

A Plunder of Souls by D.B. Jackson

A Plunder of Souls (The Thieftaker) by D. B. Jackson A Plunder of Souls, the fabulous third installment in the outstanding Thieftaker Chronicles series, returns once again to the streets of eighteenth-century Boston and the trials and tribulations of Ethan Kaille. The story begins with Ethan attempting to elude fellow thieftaker and perennial thorn in his side, Sephira Pryce, and her band of enforcers. After an encounter in which Ethan, at great Read More »

Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper

Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly HarperThe highly-entertaining Better Homes and Hauntings tells the story, past and present, of Crane’s Nest, a palatial home built on its own island off the coast of Rhode Island at the beginning of the twentieth century. Soon after its construction, the lady of the house, Catherine Whitney, was murdered, and the house soon thereafter closed up and not used again, her husband the main suspect in her death. Over the years, the Whitney descendants, many plagued by extremely bad financial circumstances, have come to the house looking for items of value, especially Catherine’s famous jewel collection. Read More »

Severed by Gary Fry

Severed by Gary FryIt is the Christmas season in London, and it is also the perfect time for an unknown virus to be unleashed so it affects a larger crowd. This virus severs a person, releasing a spectral “ghost” that floats into the air and hovers about the city. The thing that is left behind is a sort of zombie, just a walking, angry predator who has nothing left except its most base instincts. Read More »

Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones

Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson) by Darynda JonesCharlotte “Charley” Davidson needs a vacation in the worst way. Sadly, there is no PTO for the grim reaper, and Charley continues to get visits from the dead but not departed at every hour of the night and day. Most spirits drawn to Charley just need help getting to the other side, but a growing number of them are starting to stick around. Read More »

Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance

Tempt the Stars (Cassie Palmer) by Karen ChanceCassie has recently found out her mother was a Goddess. Unfortunately for Cassie, she can barely figure out some of her chief Seer Pythia powers, let alone any half-goddess powers, if she even has any. She decides her best bet is to use her Pythia powers and travel back in time to find her mother and get her to explain a few things. One of Cassie’s friends is in major trouble, and she feels her mother is the only one to give her the help she needs.
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Trinity Rising by J.E. Taylor

Trinity Rising (Night Hawk Series) (Volume 3) by J.E. TaylorDamian’s world is perfect. Things are beginning to look up for him and Naomi. But perfection cannot last, especially when Lucifer wants Naomi for his own devious reasons. When Lucifer takes extreme interest in Naomi, he will do anything within his power to take her. To make it easier, Lucifer frames Damian for murder. Armageddon—or worse—is on the line. Will Damian and Naomi be able to prove his Read More »

Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes

Dreaming Awake by Gwen HayesTheia Alderson has sacrificed everything for true love. Now that she is back at home and no longer imprisoned in Under, she is struggling to fit back in to her normal life. Cursed with demon blood by Queen Mara, ruler of Underworld, she fights to control her hunger for souls. It all seems worth it, though, being able to finally be with Haden, her true love and Queen Mara’s son. Read More »

Girl vs. Ghost by Kate McMurray and Marie August

Girl vs. Ghost (Misdirected Magic, Book 1) by Kate McMurray and Marie AugustIsabel Lindley is used to her best friend’s, Tripp Macauley’s, crazy hobbies. She knows if she goes along with them, Tripp will eventually lose interest and move on to her next passion. Her current obsession is witchcraft and this one has got Isabel a little bit freaked. And a little bit freaked becomes majorly freaked when the spell Tripp is casting, which Tripp insists is completely harmless, ends up dropping a ghost boy out of thin air into Isabel’s bedroom—a ghost boy that only Isabel can see and hear. Read More »

Audio Review: Shimmer by Alyson Noel

Shimmer (Radiance) by Alyson NoelRiley Bloom and her guide in the Here & Now, Bodhi, along with her dog, Buttercup, are supposed to be taking a vacation away from their Soul Catching jobs to get to know each other better — to get closer so working together is not quite the chore it appears to be when Riley continually goes off on her own path, often not the path that they were supposed to follow.
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Light My Fire by Violet Patterson

Light My Fire: Emerald Seer II by Violet PattersonThis short novella begins about six months after the honeymoon of Storm Sullivan-Cohen and Ryder Cohen. Storm is coping better with her emotions and learning more about her powers as the Emerald Seer. Now that knowledge of Storm’s pregnancy is out, she is in even more danger. Ryder and his close Immortal friends have pledged to keep her and the baby safe, but evil lurks, waiting for the slightest opening. Read More »

Bristol House by Beverly Swerling

Bristol House: A Novel by Beverly SwerlingAnnie Kendall is excited about her latest opportunity to research ancient Jewish artifacts, especially since she will be living in London. Leaving behind her teaching job and her friends, Annie travels to London, sublets a flat from an acquaintance, and begins her research by visiting museums. Things seem to be going well for Annie, until the night she hears strange noises in an unoccupied bedroom in the flat. Read More »

Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton

Ghost Hand by Ripley PattonOlivia’s ghost hand started causing problems during her Calculus test, with the new guy in school staring in fascination. Irritated with his scrutiny, Olivia tried to distract him, but suddenly her hand began pulsating and growing larger, stretching out towards Passion’s back, who was sitting in front of her. The new guy quickly grabbed Olivia’s wrist until her hand cooled down, and once it returned to its abnormal normal, she noticed a baggie with some shiny gray sharp objects on her lap. Read More »

Shadows by Jen Black

Shadows by Jen BlackMelissa Holden was a bit bored at her friend Jonny’s party. Even though Jonny had introduced her to everyone, no one shared her interests, and she wondered if she dared to leave when Jonny tapped her on the shoulder again. The latest date candidate, Rory Hepburn, was gorgeous, complete with velvet voice and great fashion sense. The two hit it off, heading for dinner after the party, when Rory invited Melissa to join him at Jonny’s country home, a restored millhouse, for a holiday vacation. Read More »

Sinking Down by Eric Garrison

Sinking Down by Eric GarrisonBrett and Liz go in search of an elusive chupacabra, but what they find is even more bizarre: a young girl. Brett begins to have weird dreams. Then Jimbo calls them concerned about Frannie. As the pieces begin to stack up the crew must once again scramble to find the linking factor so they can save the girl, Frannie, and Brett, before it is too late. Read More »

Four ’til Late by Eric Garrison

Four 'Til Late by Eric GarrisonFour friends head off for a weekend in New Orleans, but they are beset by strange sights, phenomena, and occurrences before they even reach their destination. Running for their lives they must try to figure out the source of these events and how to stop them before whomever or whatever is after them succeeds. Read More »