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URBAN FANTASY BOOK REVIEW-TRAIL OF DEAD BY MELISSA F. NELSON

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Book Description
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
Book 2 of the Scarlett Bernard series

As a null, Scarlett Bernard possesses a rare ability to counteract the supernatural by instantly neutralizing spells and magical forces. For years she has used her gift to scrub crime scenes of any magical traces, helping the powerful paranormal communities of Los Angeles stay hidden. But after LAPD detective Jesse Cruz discovered Scarlett’s secret, he made a bargain with her: solve a particularly grisly murder case, and he would stay silent about the city’s unearthly underworld.

Now two dead witches are found a few days before Christmas, and Scarlett is once again strong-armed into assisting the investigation. She soon finds a connection between the murders and her own former mentor, Olivia, a null who mysteriously turned into a vampire and who harbors her own sinister agenda. Now Scarlett must revisit her painful past to find Olivia—unless the blood-drenched present claims her life first.

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TRAIL OF DEAD has an interesting plot, characters, and action scenes. It is a refreshing take on the supernatural world. Scarlett Bernard is a cleaner, meaning she cleans up messes left by the supernatural world. She is a NULL, someone who has no magic or can nullify magic when they get within a certain radius of her. When Vampires, werewolves get in her radius they are human again. A Witches magic does not work around her. When her friends and family are now in danger she is on a timeline to find the one who is behind the killing of the Witches. She knows that her old mentor Olivia is somehow behind it all, but finding her is another matter.  This is such a great series to read and the characters are very likeable, that I recommend it to everyone who loves Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. I give TRAIL OF DEAD 4/ 5 stars.

Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to pay the bills she has
Urban Fantasy / Celtic Fantasy Date Published: April 1, 2019 Publisher: eSpec Books (Paper Phoenix
Urban Fantasy / Celtic Fantasy Date Published: April 1, 2019 Publisher: eSpec Books (Paper Phoenix
Now a Hugo-nominated series! The eighth book in the funny and fast-paced InCryptid urban fantasy
  About the book: Nell can draw magic from the land around her, and lately

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URBAN FANTASY BOOK REVIEW- DEAD SPOTS BY MELISSA F. OLSON

DEAD SPOTS
Book Description
Publication Date: October 30, 2012
Book 1 of the Scarlett Bernard series

Scarlett Bernard knows about personal space: step within ten feet of her, and any supernatural spells or demonic forces are instantly defused—vampires and werewolves become human again, and witches can’t get out so much as a “hocus pocus.” This special skill makes her a null and very valuable to Los Angeles’s three most powerful magical communities, who utilize her ability to scrub crime scenes clean of all traces of the paranormal to keep humanity, and the LAPD, in the dark.

But one night Scarlett’s late arrival to a grisly murder scene reveals her agenda and ends with LAPD’s Jesse Cruz tracking her down to strike a deal: he’ll keep quiet about the undead underworld if she helps solve the case. Their pact doesn’t sit well with Dash, the city’s chief bloodsucker, who fears his whole vampire empire is at stake. And when clues start to point to Scarlett, it’ll take more than her unique powers to catch the real killer and clear her name.

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DEAD SPOTS is a great start to this urban fantasy series. I has great character development an world building. It also has a love triangle thrown into the mix. Scarlett is a null, which means that magic does not work around her. When a werewolf is in her bubble they shift back to human if they are in wolf form, and vampires can age, breath and step out into the sun without frying. Jesse Cruz is a cop who just made Detective and came upon the crime scene at the same time as Scarlett. He sees a werewolf in wolf form suddenly turn human again, and when Scarlett leaves the area he turns back into a wolf. Scarlett has to find the murderer or she dies. I cannot wait to read the next book TRAIL OF DEAD. I liked this book and give it 4/5 stars.

 

Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to pay the bills she has
Urban Fantasy / Celtic Fantasy Date Published: April 1, 2019 Publisher: eSpec Books (Paper Phoenix
Urban Fantasy / Celtic Fantasy Date Published: April 1, 2019 Publisher: eSpec Books (Paper Phoenix
Now a Hugo-nominated series! The eighth book in the funny and fast-paced InCryptid urban fantasy
  About the book: Nell can draw magic from the land around her, and lately

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