7/3/10

Black Dust Mambo {My Thoughts}


Black Dust Mambo (Hoodoo, #1)
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                                   Black Dust Mambo (Hoodoo, #1)

                                                           by Adrian Phoenix 
"There will be times, girl, when all your magic ain't going to be enough, times when it will seem to dry up like mud under the noonday sun, or even make matters worse . . ."
Kallie Riviere, a fiery Cajun hoodoo apprentice with a talent for trouble, finds herself smack-dab in the middle of one of those times her mentor warned her about when she visits New Orleans to attend the Hecatean Alliance's annual carnival: her hard-bodied conjurer hookup ends up dead in her blood-drenched bed. And he was killed by something that Kallie would never dream of touching -- the darkest of dark juju, soul-eating juju -- a black dust hex that may have been meant to kill her.
Now Kallie has to use every bit of hoodoo knowledge and bayou-bred mojo she possesses to clear her own name and find the killer -- even as that dark sorcerer hunts Kallie and her friends. But Kallie's search for the truth soon leads her in a direction she never anticipated -- back home to Bayou Cypres Noir, and to Gabrielle LaRue, Kallie's aunt, protector, and hoodoo mentor . . . who is looking more and more like she just might be the one who wants Kallie dead.

Newest series by author Adrian Phoenix, Black Dust Mambo takes the reader into a totally different world of Hoodoo Conjuration and Magic of the darkest kind imaginable. The world of Voodoo has always been mysterious, fascinating and very scary to me. However in this story my fascination wins out. 
The story is richly detailed, fast paced and most of all such an easy read because while there is a lot going on the reader never gets lost or confused. The characters created by the author are complex, interesting and very realistically believable. You almost feel right from the start that they are old dear friends. I was immediately drawn in by both Kallie and Layne, and when read certain scenes about Layne had to stop and relearn how to breathe! {a seriously hot man, you will see for yourself}
We are treated to a story full of Paranormal elements, intrigue, suspense, mystery, danger and romance all in the middle of a murder investigation that has the reader hanging on the edge of their seat and wanting more when the last page is read.


If you have previously read and enjoyed the Makers Song series books written by Adrian Phoenix than you already know and love her work. If not than this series is a good place to start as it is going to hook you hard and not let go!!!



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On My Wishlist # (16)



On My Wishlist is a weekly meme that allows us to share the books we haven't bought yet but are waiting to be bought and devoured. This idea is brought to us by Book Chick City HERE.
On my wishlist this week is for the next 2 releases in June and October of this year for Yasmine Galenorn. First release is a new series about the Indigo Court:
Night Myst (Indigo Court, #1)
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Night Myst (Indigo Court, #1)

by Yasmine Galenorn

Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the Dark Fae in order to harness their power. Instead, they created a demonic enemy more powerful than they dared to dream. Bent on enslaving the world, the Vampiric Fae have been quietly massing their strength for centuries. Now, Myst, queen of the Indigo Court, is rising again...and a long-prophesied war is brewing...
Born a witch, Cicely Waters can control the wind. When her Elemental warns her that her aunt and cousin are in danger, she packs her Pontiac GTO and returns home for the first time in twenty years. But the magical town of New Forest, Washington has changed. The Indigo Court holds the city in fear; people are vanishing, and strange deaths plague the town. Swept into an unexpected and passionate reunion with her trusted childhood friend Grieve, the Fae prince who taught her how to harness the wind, Cicely finds herself with a fierce and territorial lover. But Grieve has become enslaved by Myst's court, and now both lovers must walk a fine line to survive the machinations of the Vampiric Fae Queen. Caught between two evils, both vying for supremacy, Cicely must fight for her family and her future. As she discovers the hidden secrets to her own heritage, will she lose her soul in the process?

Night Myst Author Site Info HERE

Harvest Hunting (Sisters of the Moon, #8)

Harvest Hunting (Sisters of the Moon, #8)

by Yasmine Galenorn
We're the D'Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae means our supernatural talents can go haywire at any time. My sister Camille is a wicked good witch whose life recently took a drastic turn. Menolly's a vampire who's still getting the hang of being undead. And me? I'm Delilah, a werecat with a very interesting love life. But life isn't all fun and games. We're on the trail of the demon general who has decided that we've become quite a nuisance...
It's Samhain, and the Autumn Lord, has called for my training to begin with the Death Maidens...and I find that I like it. But we've got problems: werewolves are going missing and a new magical drug, "Wolf Briar," is being used as a weapon. My dear Chase and I have come to a delicate crossroads and there's no turning back from our decision. And most dangerous of all: Stacia Bonecrusher has put a bounty on our heads. Now it's a race to take out the demon general before she realizes the sixth Spirit Seal is within her reach...


Instructions posted on site by BCC to join in are here:
They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. I hope you will join in! If you want to know more click here(Idea inspired by The Story Siren)

What's on your Wish List this week?