Not a crazed lycanthrope or goblin or anything like that. For those of you wanting to read a paranormal mystery and romance, go for this one. If you want to read more of my thoughts on this story, check this post at Book Lovers Inc. These two really bring out the best in each other and the sparks between them are electrifying. I definitely got lost in this book. At right around 120 pages on my Nook, it was a very short read, and its fast pacing made it feel shorter. I glanced at a red Camry parked across the street.
Incubi were on the list as well. Exhaustion had siphoned off most of my rage, but a weight pressed against my chest. . Add in a tough female lead and a sexy man and you can't go wrong with this short, sexy, and fun read. The author introduced a new piece of the world and you just nodded and accepted it. Obviously, my lack of a sex life was finally getting to me. With twists and turns this book keep me on the edge of my chair, quickly flipping pages to see what would happen next to Mac and whether they would find the serial killer.
A week was a long time to wait when hunting a potential serial killer. Certain the killer is an incubus, Mac works behind her department's back to chase down slim, sometimes perilous leads. Then his face relaxed into its normal expression. I do wish Allee had given us a little bit more to work with as far as the world building and what paranormal races are in it yet she gives what she gives well. All in all it I can say with confidence that this book is one of my all time favorites now. And how did the perp get the victims back to their homes? I muttered another expletive when her automated message blared in my ear, and then pressed the end button without leaving a message.
Ever watch that super sad Sean Penn movie, Mystic River? He fumbled with the light switches in the kitchen and hallway, before he tossed me onto the bed in my room. And the sex is good. Mac is a solid heroine, she's tough and daring, but comes off as insecure sometimes. Mac is a cop who investigates cases involving the supernatural. Sudden pressure hit my legs, and I looked up to see Aidan—wrestling with the incubus for the knife.
I do realize there was a reason for that. I believe we can all be heroes in some small way every day; whether it's taking the time to help someone who's lost, making someone feel better about themselves, being a positive influence on your kids, or just making someone who's not feeling well something good to eat. Mac is working along witches, vampires and other creatures of the night, tracking goblins, incubi and other paranormal criminals. The most interesting I found were the succubi, because also of these I've never read a book about. I love that her Banshee powers were so effective.
Her wrists were covered in purple and brown bruises, and her long, red hair fanned the pillow under her head. The bite marks from a vampire could be hidden, from a casual examiner anyway. Connie Fischer 2:59pm January 24, 2012 Registered users may leave comments. Her scream can be a weapon. What did you have to do that was more important than your life? They're all related to the paranormal in some way.
Verdict: Banshee Charmer is a gripping, exciting debut to a fantastic new series! However, when Mac comes across a case implicating a race thought to be extinct, the job gets tougher, women keep dying, and even Mac herself may be in danger. The characters were great and had depth. A few seconds later, paramedics were treating Aidan and asking me what seemed like a million questions. Incubi are extinct, her boss insists. The thought smothered my lingering urge to laugh. Did you find out anything from looking at the body? The two uniforms chatted in the corner. They wanted to take me to the hospital, but I refused.
Both Mac and Aidan were well fleshed out despite the short length of the novel and I can't wait to read the next books to learn even more about them. I know that they can usually see when someone near them is going to die. I hope the first full-length novel has stronger legs to stand on. Have you come across anything else in your investigation that might fit? The case Mac is working on involves women drained not of their Review posted here: Banshee Charmer is about a woman named Kiera, but everyone calls her Mac. Allee also added in bits of information and appearances of other paranormal creatures which added to the Otherworlder's growing world.