Here in New York we're saying goodbye to summer and hello to autumn. And it's Nana's favorite month! It's her Birthday Month.
Nana picked Tangled Souls by Jana Oliver.
Wiccan Gavenia Kingsgrave’s psychic gift, the ability to talk
to the dead, comes with strings attached. As a Shepherd, she
escorts them into the hereafter, but not all the souls want to
cross over, and some can be downright vicious. When her
latest case involves a heart-breaking hit-and-run victim,
Gavenia is stressed to the max. The last thing she needs is a
no-nonsense private detective on her tail, even if he is a
Former homicide detective Douglas O’Fallon possesses his
own psychic gift, one he’s denied for years. Hired by a
wealthy client to prove that Gavenia’s a con artist, he is
skeptical of the witch’s claims she can speak to the dead. If he
finds her gift as genuine, then he will be forced to accept his
own. When their two cases intersect, opposites attract. But
will they be able to set their differences aside long enough to
outwit their foes – both the living and the dead?
Tangled Souls was such a pleasant surprise. It had everything I like to read: Mystery, Suspense, Paranormal, and Romance. I instantly liked the main characters, Gavenia and O'Fallon. Total opposites, yet fighting for the same cause. The author, Jana Oliver has a writer's gift. I thoroughly enjoyed her written style, which kept me busy swiping the pages. Ms. Oliver did a wonder job of intermingling the storyline between O'Fallon and Gavenia.
I love anything Irish, and actually, I turn Irish once a year on St. Patrick's Day. Doug O'Fallon is an Irishmen, through and through, and a devote Catholic, which makes him struggle with his gift. Whereas, Gavenia embraces hers, yet with some difficulty. The paranormal scenes were nicely played. Sad, scary, and spine-tingling.
I did jump ahead, like I always do because I can't sleep unless I find out what happens. I wondered how the author was going to get O'Fallon and Gavenia together... and since I don't leave spoilers, you'll have to read the book to find out.
Tangled Souls is highly recommended for readers who like the mysterious paranormal and murder cases that need solving.
Please visit Nana Prah and Empi's blog for their reviews.