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Thursday, June 24, 2010

91) Dark & Disorderly by Bernita Harris

The Blurb -

Lillie St. Claire is a Talent, one of the rare few who can permanently dispatch the spirits of the dead that walk the earth. Her skills are in demand in a haunted country, where a plague of ghosts is becoming a civic nuisance.

Those skills bring her into conflict with frightened citizens who view Talents as near-demons. Her husband has come to see her as a Freak; so when Nathan dies after a car crash, she is relieved to be free of his increasingly vicious presence. Lillie expects to be haunted by Nathan's ghost, but not to become Suspect #1 for her husband's murder and reanimation.

But what's most surprising of all is the growing attraction between her and psi-crime detective John Thresher. He thinks that Lillie killed Nathan-and Nathan must agree, because his zombie is seeking revenge. Now she and Thresher must work together to solve her husband's murder-before his corpse kills her...

The Review -

This debut book from Bernita Harris is a breath of fresh air. Spooky and unusual this delightful new look on things paranormal is a stimulating read. Think Sookie Stackhouse but instead of vampires and werewolves there are ghosts and other things that go bump in the night. Instead of being able to read minds, Lillie can get rid of the ghosts who cause trouble. Dark and Disorderly brings mystery and mayhem with a level headed main character who manages to pick through the clues and finally come to the right conclusion.

With so many new books/series joining the paranormal genre family, it is hard to know what to try and not to touch. Dark & Disorderly is definitely one that should be picked up. Unfortunately this little treasure is only available as an e-book. However if you own a e-book reader or one of those Kindle things then you should really check this out. This has potential and if there is more to come then I will be giving it my full attention.

Dark and Disorderly is due for release on the 28th of June. Copies are available from Carina Press.

Bernita Harris is one of my author guests this week. Check out here guest blog and find out more about the author and her debut book!


Bernita said...

Amber, you honey!
Thank you.

laughingwolf said...

oooooo ...nudder one good review for you, bernita :)