Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Review: Banshee Charmer by Tiffany Allee

When she’s sent to a crime scene and finds her second dead woman in as many weeks, half-banshee detective Kiera “Mac” McLoughlin is convinced a serial killer is on the loose. Incubi are extinct, her boss insists. But what else can kill a woman in the throes of pleasure? When her partner is murdered after using witchcraft to locate the killer and Mac is thrown off the case, her frustration turns to desperation.
Certain the killer is an incubus, Mac works behind her department’s back to chase down slim, sometimes perilous leads. While the killer eludes her, she does discover handsome Aidan Byrne, an investigative counterpart from the enigmatic Otherworld Enforcement Agency. Mac typically runs her investigations fast and hard, but with Aidan at her side, she’s running this one “hot” as well. But Aiden knows more than he’s letting on—something that could shatter their blazing romance and add Mac to the killer’s growing body count…”
 When this book came across my e-mails from Roxanne from Bewitching Book Tours, I knew this was one I had to get my hands on. My first attraction was the focus being banshees and succubi, such a much needed change from your normal faeries and vampire take on the Paranormal YA genre. 

Everything was well described and carried through to the end. When dealing with the supernatural world, everyone has their own unique take on the subject. For instance, just because vampires can be outside in Being Human, doesn’t mean Angel or Spike won’t burn in the Buffyverse. Especially when you deal with a species that people aren’t as familiar with, it’s very important to set up your background and carry through. Tiffany did just that. 

Mac makes for a kick-butt protagonist too. Sassy and sure of herself, she isn’t afraid to put people in her place or go against the grain to accomplish her goals. As for Aiden, I had quite the time going back and forth trying to make up my mind on whether or not he was the good guy or the bad guy. Only one thing was clear, he was quite the hunk!

My Rating for this Book:

This book was a great paranormal mystery with just enough humor, one I would recommend to everyone.

Note: There are a couple of sex scenes, but they were done in a very tactful, intimate fashion.

Tiffany Allee currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver, and is happily married to a secret romantic. She spends her days working in Corporate America while daydreaming about sexy heroes, ass-kicking heroines, and interesting ways to kill people (for her books, of course). Her nights are reserved for writing and bothering her husband and cats (according to them). Her passions include reading, chocolate, travel, wine, and family.

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