I'm a huge long series fan & finding good ones that don't get stale is hard. Im really happy I found this & moving to the next book. Sexy smart & exciting!!
This book was not as I expected, it was more like Charmed (the television series) although where the action is over in a minute or so with visual, this just went on and on. Also, for the first in the series, the reader/listener doesn't really get to know who they are.
Your mileage may vary
This is book 1 of a series and it starts out the series fairly lighthearted, although of course there has to be a "villain" or there can't be heroes/heroines. The first story provides resolution to a problem and yet leaves you wanting to continue with more content about the characters (won't say more or there would be spoilers).
I enjoyed all the main characters, and they were each interesting and unique enough that I could keep them separate in my head while I listened. If you've listened to a book with all "vanilla" characters you may know what I mean.
The narrator is fine, although not so skilled that I will specifically seek out other material for which she is the narrator. Most of the characters have an identifiable voice that can be distinguished from the others, so I consider her competent and solidly in the middle of the skill range of various narrators to whom I have listened.
I am listening to the second book now and enjoy this author; Deanna Chase's work was new to me with this book.
The book captured your interest from the beginning.
I never have enough time for an all-in-one-sitting read/listen, but it could capture your interest for that period of time.
Engaging and interesting paranormal story. Great character development and just a fun read. One of the tests of this type of story is when an author can have romantic interests that are hot without having to get too graphic with sex scenes. That takes much more talent and story telling capabilities. After all, we are adults and know what goes on behind closed doors.
By the way, purchased this as an e-book for my Kindle and then the Audible version for Whispersync. This feature is fantastic. I can listen to the audible version when commuting in my car or working around my house, but can switch back and forth to enjoy on my Kindle anytime, anywhere, and enjoy a nice quiet read.
I read reviews about the book before using my monthly credit for this audible book and they were all favorable. What a waste it was of my monthly credit as tge book was a disappointment. First off, the book was bad and cheesy and just not up to my liking. I struggled to get through it after 6 chapters and so I jumped to the last four chapters just to know the ending. The very last chapter was painfully over the top filled with cheesy dialogue from wooded characters. It was as bad as a Life
time movie of the week.
As for the narrator, I wasn't too fond of the bad voices she attempted to do for the male characters, especially for Ian. Her southern accent was way bad and it would have been better had she just just read his character without the awful accent.
I listen as I commute everyday and travel for work.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book and all the characters. The mythology of the paranormal stuff was laid out fairly well and made sense. I really liked the main character but I loved her friends more. The narrator did a good job with giving each character its own voice and personality which I enjoyed immensely.
The only issue I have is that it seemed that the final confrontation of the "bad guy" was dragged out and was shocked by how much damage he did because there was no hint in the earlier chapters that he was that evil.
Merry meet merry part till merry meet again
She moves in when helping her neighbor and boss next door at the club, when she notices that not all is right, when they confront a ghost from past who intends harm with his hate, they go to great links to find and stop whoever it is that chosen club and it workers to haunt and cause troubles
It good listen, slow to start but finish great
Yes. I liked the theme of the story and the characters. Jade had been hurt before by someone who thought she was a freak but would she let it stop her from a new romance? Have to read to find out.
When she discovered that Kane didn't find her gift a problem. She was an artist in New Orleans, the city of paranormal activities, so to have a witch in her bead making class wasn't too surprising or was it? The fact that Bea was a witch who knew about ghosts but couldn't see them turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
She adds the life to the characters. It is always better to hear the audible versions than just reading the text because of the life added by the narrator. Of course, the narrator must be able to change voices for different characters and Traci Odom is very good.
I think my favorite part was when the dog followed her home. It was just sweet. I wish I could see ghosts.