Category Archives: Spirits

Book Case #89 – Through A Glass Darkly

Book and Author Details:
Through A Glass Darkly on Good Reads
Through A Glass Darkly on Amazon
Donald Allen Kirch’s Website
Donald Allen Kirch on Good Reads
Donald Allen Kirch on Facebook
Double Dragon Publishing

Description from Author:

The House loomed over the city like a beacon of malevolent evil. People spoke of it only in whispers. Others tried to own it, eventually coming out in a body bag. Darkness dripped from its windows, spilt blood made up the foundations of its property, and Satan seemed to have a claim on the land. Houses built along its borders nailed their windows shut so that they wouldn’t have to see it. Evil resided within its ancient walls and did not care who knew it!

Manchester House was a legend – the “Mount Everest” of Haunted Houses!

Professor Jonathon Holzer knew he had scored the opportunity of a lifetime. With an international crew of paranormal investigators, and a mysterious “shaman” named Indrid Night, the man hoped to find some answers. There was one proviso: The City Council was not aware of his venture, and the police could not help him. He would be alone.

Sometimes when one stares into an abyss, the abyss stares back into you!

My Review:
How do I start this review? There are those books that you read and enjoy. Those ones that you read, write the review and move onto the next one. Then, there are those books that you read, rush through to the end because you HAVE to know what’s going to happen next, and then find yourself reflecting on all the multifaceted levels of the book. 

This, was one of those books. I finished last week and I have taken this time to really revel in the enjoyment I felt from this novel. Huge kudos to the author, Donald Allen Kirch. I really hope this novel catches the eyes of a lot of readers; if it doesn’t they are surely missing out.

We are met with a self-assured parapsychologist who is aching to take on the “Holy Grail” of all paranormal /haunting cases. The very case he has sought out lands in his lap with a call from a Lt. Wells from Atchison, KS. There’s a house, Manchester House, that has taken the lives of many over the 100+ years since it was built. 

With the chance in his grasp, he gathers a group from his team of experts. S.O.U.R.C.E. This team represents the “ideal” team; this is a team I would die for in my investigations. Even though there’s bickering amongst the team, the team is stronger than any family I’ve ever met. There’s a saying in my family, “We fight hard, but we love harder.” This holds true to Professor Holzer’s dream paranormal team. 

This team goes through thick and thin; literally..thick mud and thin plastic veils. The come out with a hellish ending, and bigger tale to tell others. Without giving too much more of the plot line away, I will say that this was a well thought out, well written and thorough book. The author deserves to be promoted highly for his imagination and novel born of it.

I really hope that he does write a continuation. Donald Allen Kirch has left it wide open with the end in this book. If he does opt to continue this storyline, he focuses on some of the “cons” I’ve listed below. 

Pros: There are so many pros in this storyline. 
A. Team. I absolutely love the dynamic put together for Pr. Holzer’s team. Miranda, completely scientific based. Teresa, psychic medium whose power is believed in by the rest of the team, even though some are strongly science based. Sinclair, “non-believing” camera man who’s just there for his knowledge of camera and video equipment. Professor Holzer, parapsychologist, firm believer and researcher of all things supernatural. Finally, Indrid Night. Indrid is the Elvis of religious beliefs. He’s a cross between Indiana Jones and Roland of Gilead. I love this character. I could really see Jeff Bridges playing this character in a movie, should a major film company ever pick it up as a screenwrite. 

B. Verbage and word usage. Donald has a strong grasp of the English language. I love when an author makes me think because of their work. I am electrified when an author causes me to keep a dictionary handy to look up words. I felt electrical pulses for words like, “incongruous.”  I found this throughout the whole novel. This alone should be a reason to read this book. I have found that a lot of self publish authors do not possess the knowledge behind a strong vocabulary. I found this to be one of the solid aspects of Donald’s writing.  

C. Plot line. There were no real questions left behind in this novel. Donald did a marvelous job at covering almost all points in his story. I was only left with two questions. Everything from the start of the Manchester House to the hell within. All circles of life were completed. The author brought in Religion, and did it with grace and class. As mentioned above, Indrid Night was the team’s religious guru. I compared him to Elvis, because Elvis wore symbols from every religion. Night, he was versed in religions from new to archaic. There’s a quote in the book that I felt was appropriate. “Charms, spells and icons of every faith and religion. Good, like evil, had many faces. Though Night was partial to the ‘faces” of his own faith, he realized that God was great enough to have other faces in His battle with evil.”

D. Even subtle references to kick ass fiction characters, “Bubba Ho Tep.” Because, Ho Tep man.

Cons: There were only a couple that left me pondering. 
Character building was a little lacking. I would love to have known more about their psychic, Teresa, and her background. The tidbits fed to the reader about her parents was just enough to meet the character, but not enough to satisfy the hunger. Each character was described enough to understand their roll within the book, but not enough to understand their idiosyncrasies and what makes approach the paranormal in the ways that they do.  I do hope that if he goes into a book II, he covers their background a bit more. 

The plastic sheeting was never covered. Although it covered the pages of the book within the storyline, the author doesn’t cover the meaning behind it. 

Book Case #82 – Parasylum III

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Continuing story from: 
Parasylum
Parasylum II: The Unleashed

Book and Author Details:
Parasylum III: Resurrected on Amazon
Parasylum III: Resurrected on Good Reads
Parasylum Trilogy on Facebook
Robbie Thomas’ Website
Robbie Thomas’ Facebook

Description from Author:

Travel along in the illusion of the mindset that takes you on a vacation to hell. A team of inexperienced paranormal investigators, find themselves entangled in much more than ghost hunting in an old asylum on an island. They become the hunted, within an era pirates and swashbucklers found their fate a little less appealing. They journey into the dangerous, dark side of the unknown, only to find, there is no escape, only torment and vengeance from those who dwell there.
The horror within, takes you beyond the scope of the imagination, leading you down a path of no return. Brave the darkness and what awaits in the shadows, to find the lure that craves your soul.
All are welcome, so, won’t you please, enter your nightmare!

My Review:
This is the third installment of the Parasylum series by Robbie Thomas. This trilogy has been an incredible journey. The trials and tribulations this paranormal team endures really makes a person think about why they really want to step into the unknown and investigate hauntings, paranormal incidents, and the darker side of the supernatural. What has been even more amazing is watching this author grow, expand and gain strength in his writing abilities.

From the first book, Parasylum, we meet an incredible team of investigators who’s current adventure is a known haunted asylum. The incidents that take place leave you guessing what is really happening and what is an illusion. It’s a great introduction into the characters, as well as the mind of the author.

In the second book, Parasylum II, the team venture out to investigate the Rendezvous Hotel. They’re whisked away on an even bigger illusionary paranormal event, that could either tear the team apart, make them stronger, or die trying.

In this last segment of Parasylum, the team is FINALLY heading out to a well earned vacation. They hear of an all inclusive package at a new resort on a fabulous tropical island. From the moment they step onto the plane, things begin to seem not what they appear to be. It appears that each character in these novels have their own agenda, desires and haunted experiences. Will they make it off the island, safe, sound… and alive?

I look forward to anything further that Robbie Thomas puts out. Everything from “Signs from Heaven” to “Parasylum”, his creative, psychic, paranormal experiences help forge and create a wonderful world of creepy,  scary and mind bending realities.

Book Case #80 – In the Light

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Continuing short story from: 
S.P. Miskowski’s “Knock Knock”
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S.P. Miskowski’s “Astoria”

Book and Author Details:
In the Light on Amazon
In the Light on Good Reads
S.P. Miskowski
Omnium Gatherum Publshing

Description from Author:

While fleeing from neighborhood bullies, a lonely girl uncovers a dark secret buried near the abandoned ruins of a house mired in local legend. Ruth hopes the charred remains that she unearths will bring a bit of magic to her life, but she’s no match for the force that dwells in this place, waiting for a chance to live again.

A displaced child neglected by affluent parents and a former preacher burdened by the tragic and scandalous circumstances of his mother’s death face a final reckoning at the hands of a woman with the power to summon good and evil.

In the Light is the final book of the Skillute Cycle, a chronicle of one fictional town and an abiding horror that lies just beneath the surface. In the woods. In the water. Beneath the ground. The time has arrived. Something evil has come home.

My Review:

This is the third, and final, installment of the Skillute cycle. I’ve become quite attracted to S.P.’s writing style. Her poetic composition is beautifully woven together to create yet another intriguing tale of the creepy history of Skillute.

The child in this story is new to Skillute. Her parents are avid house flippers and moved from Seattle proper to the small, obscure town of Skillute. She doesn’t fit in with peers. She doesn’t fit in at home. She is very displaced and bullied. During a bullying incident, she runs through a field to get away from her aggressors. She stumbles upon a buried  tool box.  What she finds not only intrigues her, but changes the outcome of her life in Skillute.

This short novel was captivating and engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed the series as a whole. S.P. Miskowski is a fantastic author. Everything from plot design to character development. The only thing about this novel that bothered me was the ending. I felt it was like a really good horror movie that leaves an Easter Egg at the end leaving it open for the potential of further stories. If this is truly the case, then I look forward to more! 

Book Case #74 – The Flip

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Book and Author Details:
The Hanging Tree: Amazon
The Hanging Tree: Good Reads
Still Well: A Haunting on Long Island: Amazon
Still Well: A Haunting on Long Island: Good Reads
The Flip: Amazon
The Flip: Good Reads
Michael Phillip Cash’s Website
Michael Phillip Cash’s Twitter
Michael Phillip Cash: Good Reads

My Review:
First, I must apologize… again. I have relocated with my son to another state. I am nestled in, finally, and starting to get back into the grind of things. Even though my reviews have been severely lacking, my reading has not. I took the downtime opportunity it read, a lot. So, authors, publishers and friends who have been generous in sending me books to read and review, I have them, I am reading them and I am now starting to get back into reviewing them.

Of the three books listed in this review, this one was by far my favorite. This story is about two main characters, Julie and Brad. They are a newish married couple who flips houses as a side job. They managed to acquire an old mansion (common theme for this author) at a really low price. Brad wants to flip it, Julie is set on turning it into a B&B.

Brad is in a rush to get this project done. Money is tight and Julie finds herself without a job after an inappropriate proposition from her boss. Making it tougher, her boss is the one who helped get their loans for flipping houses through. As Brad is working and rushing through things, spirits of the mansion start causing havoc. They create quite a disturbance, making him and other workers very uncomfortable.

One of the best things about this author is that he does a great job mixing the past with the present. I enjoy that he goes into details as to who and why the spirits are haunting this mansion. We develop a relationship not only with the main characters, but the spirits as well.

Overall, I really enjoy all of his books. He has a strong writing ability, keeps the reader entertained and engaged. The character development, past and present, are really fun to read. I hope to read my by Michael Phillip Cash.

Description from Author:
The Hanging Tree: Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve. Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple’s destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle’s choices alter the course of her life?

Still Well: Haunting on Long Island: Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife’s spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife’s soul free.

The Flip: Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers. They buy low, clean out the old occupants’ junk, and try to make a profit. Enter Hemmings House on Bedlam Street in scenic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Too good a deal to pass up, but with an ominous secret. The old Victorian Mansion has dwellers that do not want to be dispossessed. As the house reveals it’s past, will the couple’s marriage survive The Flip?

Book Case #72 – The Hanging Tree

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Book and Author Details:
The Hanging Tree: Amazon
The Hanging Tree: Good Reads
Still Well: A Haunting on Long Island: Amazon
Still Well: A Haunting on Long Island: Good Reads
The Flip: Amazon
The Flip: Good Reads
Michael Phillip Cash’s Website
Michael Phillip Cash’s Twitter
Michael Phillip Cash: Good Reads

My Review:
First, I must apologize… again. I have relocated with my son to another state. I am nestled in, finally, and starting to get back into the grind of things. Even though my reviews have been severely lacking, my reading has not. I took the downtime opportunity it read, a lot. So, authors, publishers and friends who have been generous in sending me books to read and review, I have them, I am reading them and I am now starting to get back into reviewing them.

I received two bundles from the publisher for Mr. Cash. The first bundle were these haunting, paranormal based novels. The second bundle was more of a Sci-Fi genre set. Being such a paranormal enthusiast, I opted to read this set first. I read them in the order listed above; The Hanging Tree, Still Well and The Flip. I am glad I chose this order to read them. For me, it showed the strength and growth in the writer’s writing abilities. Although The Hanging Tree was technically published before Still Well, I believe that Still Well is a bit of a stronger story line.

Of the three books given to me by Red Feather Productions, the novella, “The Hanging Tree” was not my favorite. This is not a reflection of the author, or his abilities. I can honestly say that had I found this book in the library, I most likely would have checked it out. I truly cannot pinpoint the reasons why it didn’t appeal to me as much as his other two did. I just really didn’t connect with it.

It was an entertaining little book, but I really didn’t grip the pages with my teeth and devour through it. Even though it’s only 91 pages long, I found myself pushing myself to finish it.  It’s not a bad book, at all. The subject is entertaining and thought provoking. A teenage girl’s choices, as anyone’s choices at that age, truly define the outcome of the rest of her life. The strongest point of this book are the characters, and the author’s ability to create a solid character development.

As the spirits that haunt The Hanging Tree, their living lives begin to unfold around the reader. Michael Phillip Cash does a strong job of creating each and every character in their own uniqueness. Even though they varied as heavily as their life choices did, they all find themselves attached to the tree in spirit form. While their passing down their tales, the living teenager, “Arielle” is making her own choices below them.

Just as any teen has struggles, the main character is toying with sex, “growing up”, fitting in and over protective parents. Will her choices cause her to fall into an ancient curse, or will her choices change the path of her own life?

This is a great book for a night by the fire, drinking tea on a spooky October Eve.
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Description from Author:
The Hanging Tree: Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve. Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple’s destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle’s choices alter the course of her life?

Still Well: Haunting on Long Island: Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife’s spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife’s soul free.

The Flip: Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers. They buy low, clean out the old occupants’ junk, and try to make a profit. Enter Hemmings House on Bedlam Street in scenic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Too good a deal to pass up, but with an ominous secret. The old Victorian Mansion has dwellers that do not want to be dispossessed. As the house reveals it’s past, will the couple’s marriage survive The Flip?

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Hello Haunted Travels of Michigan friends,

Kat and Bev are continuing research for their fourth book. The fourth book will deviate from their Haunted Travels of Michigan trilogy and delve into many areas of paranormal phenomena. Although this will include ghost stories, it will also expand to other areas of the unexplained. In this regard, we ask your help. If you’ve experienced/witnessed any of the below, we would love to hear from you:
NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE (NDE) or PAST LIFE MEMORIES
The perplexing phenomena of continued consciousness. Continued consciousness includes Near Death Experiences (NDE) and past life memories. If you or someone you know has had a NDE, we would love to hear from you. If you or someone you know have memories of another life or memories that don’t seem to fit in your life experiences, please contact us.
UFOs or CRYPTIDS (sightings of unusually creatures – land or lake)
We’d like to hear from you if you have recorded and witnessed a UFO event. This needs to be a significant event that was recorded either by photograph or video.  Also, if you’ve personally seen an unusual creature or know someone who has, we’d like to hear from you.  Again, this should be more than a brief sighting but something that was of some significance to you.
THE HAT MAN, SHADOWMAN or NIGHT CREEPER
There are numerous reports of an unusual shadow man people have seen most often as they awaken from sleep. Frequently, shadowman or Hat man as it is sometime called, is the image of a man wearing a cape, hunched over, a brimmed had on its head. There are other reports of seeing a shadow figure on all fours, from 3-4 feet in height, dash across the floor. This is referred to as the Night Creeper.  If you have experienced any of these OR other unexplained shadow images, please let us know.
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If you’ve experienced any of the above, please email us: haunted@mivg.com
SUBJECT LINE: Book 4 Experience
We hope to hear from you!

Book Case #69 – Signs from Heaven

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Book and Author Details:
Signs from Heaven on Amazon
Signs from Heaven on Good Reads
Robbie Thomas’ Website
Robbie Thomas’ Facebook

Description from Author:

Robbie Thomas, world-renowned medium psychic, has been helping people around the world for many years bringing them closer to the other side through contact with their loved ones. As you read Signs from Heaven, you are taking an enlightening journey, giving you much more perspective of life on the other side and within you. You are going to witness many accounts that are verified by testimonials from many individuals from around the world. Each account is different, giving much weight to the validity within This book has been craved for a long while, finally coming to light to share in the very essence of spirit it was meant for, and the realm of spirit of you. Please sit back, letting the truth of spirit surround you, allowing yourself to embrace everything within. Signs from Heaven is thought provoking while leaving the reader wanting much more. It is the fire that burns within, the yearning to learn, the quest for knowledge that we seek, so grab hold of this beautifully written account of factual writings and find the solace you seek

My Review:

As you know, I read and reviewed Robbie Thomas’ paranormal series, “Parasylum” and “Parasylum II“. This is how I was originally introduced to his stories and writing styles. “Signs from Heaven” takes on a totally different take on spirits, loved ones, and ourselves as individuals. 

Every single chapter in this book represented an avenue of my life that  have been working through. Granted, not all aspects have to do with a loved one that has passed over, but take out that one element, each chapter is an inspirational message that can help the reader work through harder elements of their life. 

Right out of the starting gate, this book hit to the point. Acceptance, a part of the grieving process, is addressed in chapter two. I have two people in my life that ‘haunt’ me with their passing. Although, I would love if they physically haunted me so that I could say goodbye, but alas, this is just not the case. This book helped me through my grief process, realizing that I was stuck on the acceptance part.

After reading the the acceptance chapter, I internally accepted their passing and realized I no longer have to be afraid of what it means or holds for me.

Forgiveness, a chapter towards the end of the book, was the best chapter for me. For a lot of people, forgiving is an art that is never taught. Each day on my path in life, I struggle with forgiveness. I found myself reading and rereading this chapters. Each time I read it, I found something new with in. 

Truly, inspirational and healing. Robbie is a gift, he is sent from heaven … with a wonderful message to be heard. I am really thankful for this book. Robbie has written a wonderful piece of art, teaching and comforting those who chose this book and to read it. 

Book Case: #64 and #65

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Author & Publisher Information:
Amazon: Ghosts of Delaware by Gerard J. Medvec
Good Reads: Ghosts of Delaware by Gerard J. Medvec
Amazon: UFOs Above PA
Good Reads: UFOs Above PA

Description:
UFOs Above PA:

Alien abductions, wild silent spacecrafts and magical ET technology all come together through eyewitness accounts in UFOs Above PA! Read never-before-told sagas of sightings that are similar to others around the world. Told in short-story style, feel the wonder, terror and revelation of folks seeing objects and beings from other realities. Return to the ’60s when a UFO visited a prominent eastern PA university. Witness a young boy being chased by an alien craft through the streets of his western PA suburb. Feel a woman’s terror as alien lights blast through her vacation cabin in central PA. Discover the real, nightly alien invasion that nobody talks about and nobody can stop!

Ghosts of Delaware:

Frightening, sometimes amusing, always entertaining, this collection spotlights haunted tales from around the First State. Experience a sixth-grader’s terrifying “game” with a talking board and a beautiful spiritual send off for a dying patriarch. Visit Fort Delaware where ghostly “chatter” may raise your hackles and read about one family’s “ghost stories” spanning four generations and eighty-years. Discover the haunts of Cape Henelopen, Sussex, Kent, and New Castle counties, Newark, Wilmington, Delaware City, Dover, Smyrna, and more. Stories range from the strange and ghoulish, to the slap-stick comical. Urban legends are also explored to determine if the hype is trustworthy some remain unexplained, while a few are debunked as pure invention. Included are results from several firsthand “haunted investigations,” with a surprise ending to one inquiry that nobody saw coming!

My Review:
I received both of these books from the author, Gerard J. Medvec, for review, after I had read and reviewed another book of his: Review Here.

I am highly interested in supernatural, UFOs, BEK, abductions, and any abnormal events in human existence. I really enjoyed the author’s previous book he sent me, so I was more than willing to read and review both of these books.  I was not disappointed.

Ghosts of Delaware has quickly become apart of my “Ghost Tours of the USA” collection. I will win the lottery one day and use these books to map out the best friggen vacation ever. Gerard does a fantastic job of telling a spooky ghost story, combining some of them with pictures, and creating an extreme interest in visiting the locations he wrote about. This book is perfect for using as a tour guide to some of the best locations in Delaware to visit, stay and get spooked.

Best section of the book for me was the last section, “Cape Henlopen Memoirs”. If you are into plotting and visiting haunted locations, this book needs to be apart of your repertoire. I am happy to display this book on my bookshelf and have found myself discussing it with anyone who asks about it.

UFOs Above PA:  Much like the “Mid-Atlantic UFO” book I read from this author, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has a supernatural based library, interest in UFOS, etc.

This book, like the previous two, are a wonderful compilation of UFO stories from the PA locale. It is written in an easy to read, and fun, format. I enjoyed this book a bit more than the Mid-Atlantic stories because of the lay out within the book, the photos and maps to accompany the stories, and the overall flow of all the personal encounters.

One of the things I am most scared of in this life is aliens. This book was fantastic to feed that creepy intrigue I carry within. Some of my favorite stories within the book:

Most Hallowed Ground
Drones
Alien Base Camp 

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Book Case #63 – Spirits in the Trees

Author, Book &/or Publisher:
Author’s Website
Author’s Facebook Page
Author’s Good Reads Page
Spirits in the Trees – Good Reads
Spirits in the Trees – Amazon

Description:

SOME FAMILY SECRETS ARE BETTER LEFT BURIED.
An abandoned house, a psychotic killer, and a victim reaching out from the grave. A woman must unearth deadly family secrets before she becomes a ghost herself.

My Review:
I received and read my books out of order; on my part not on the part of the distributor.  Spirit in the Trees is book one of the Spirits Trilogy. I read book two, “Spirits Among Us” by the same author. You can read my review here, Book Case #61.

I am glad I had a chance to read this book, especially after starting with book two. This book was a fantastic mix of paranormal entities, evil trapped energies, and a haunting family secret. 

Once again, author Morgan Hannah MacDonald was successful in capturing my attention with a well written, creepy story. I look forward to book #3. She’s a strong author with a wonderful talent of mixing romance, mystery and ghosts.

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Book Case #61 – Spirits Among Us

Author, Book &/or Publisher:
Author’s Website
Author’s Facebook Page
Author’s Good Reads Page

S.A.U. on Good Reads
S.A.U. on Amazon

Description:

Jon-Luc Boudreaux is in Paris hunting a serial killer. That’s nothing new, neither is being haunted by the victims, but watching the murders through the killers eyes, now that’s something new entirely

After she’s blacklisted by the fashion industry in New York, Angela Henderson moves to Paris, France. Designing clothes is in her blood and she’ll stop at nothing to realize her dream.

In an effort to determine his next course of action, Jon-Luc heads to Paris to visit an old friend. The moment he arrives, he’s asked to assist with a case. It’s Fashion Week and the bodies of mutilated models are being discovered all over the city. Now Jon-Luc is on the hunt for the most diabolical killer he’s ever encountered and Angie’s next on his list.

My Review:
I actually really liked this book. I found it advertised in a Paranormal Book Group on facebook: FB Group. I asked for an ARC copy and was sent one. I thought, “Hey serial killer, psychic abilities, murders.. Right on!” I was pleasantly surprised. I read the book quickly as it kept my interest from jump.

Jon-Luc, Cajun FBI Agent, recently retired from the FBI and is heading out to search for his next step in life. He decides to travel to Paris to visit a friend. Claude, his French Police Detective, is involved in a series of murders. It is apparent that the serial killers is not only increasing in victims, but in the horrific manner of killing them. His time span between victims is closing in. Claude asks  Jon to help him. Jon, a clairvoyant, has a unique tie with this killer. He can see through his eyes and the victims.

While in Paris, he also quickly falls for a stubborn, mouthy fashion designer…. who is next on the serial killer’s list.

The story line was good and engaging. The characters were enticing. The romantic aspect, and sexual interludes, were not over done. I really enjoyed the twists and turns the author took with this novel. Since this is book #2 in a trilogy, I will be asking for book #1. I would love to read more from this author.

Questions/Dislikes: *** spoiler alert ***
1. Demonic Aspect. The book and the flow of the story was done well enough that the added aspect of demonic activity truly wasn’t needed. Jon-Luc really didn’t need the additional aspect of fighting a demon. I get that it makes an interesting twist, but I think with him fighting the killer alone, and whom the killer turned out to be, it was an unneeded additional story line. 

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