Friday, 24 July 2015

Review & Giveaway: Descendants of the Rose by Juliette Harper


Descendants-of-the-Rose-Blog-Tour Welcome to my tour stop for Descendants of the Rose by Juliette Harper! This is the first book in the Selby Jensen Paranormal Mysteries series and the tour runs July 20-31. Check out the tour page for more information.

Descendant of the RoseAbout the Book:

Selby Jensen’s business card reads “Private Investigator,” but to say the least, that downplays her real occupation. Let’s hear it in her own words:

“You want to know what I do for a living? I rip souls out. Cut heads off. Put silver bullets where silver bullets need putting. You think there aren't any monsters? . . . I have some disturbing news for you. You might want to sit down. Monsters walk among us. I'm looking for one in particular. In the meantime? I'm keeping the rest of them from eating people like you.”

In this debut novel of her new paranormal mystery series, Juliette Harper, author of The Lockwood Legacy books and The Study Club Mysteries creates a cast of characters, most of whom have one thing in common; they don’t have a pulse. The dead are doing just fine by Selby, who is determined never to lose someone she loves again, but then a force of love more powerful than her grief changes that plan. Join Selby Jensen as she and her team track down a shadowy figure tied to a murder at a girls’ school. What none of them realize, however, is that in solving this case, they will enter a longer battle against a larger evil.

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REVIEW

Selby is a paranormal detective, who prefers friends from the dead - Helen, a ghost and Johnny, a vampire.  There is a murder at girls' school and Selby is in the case.  As Selby is in deep, it seems like more than just one murder.  And the creature that is in the school is more powerful to be contained.   Between all this, Selby is also searching for her husband, Dex's murderer.

Selby is an interesting character.  She can be snarky and kind at the same time.  She can laugh and be depressed all at once.  I loved Selby so much that she is one of my favorite characters now.  Even her undead friends are made so lovable.  The enemies are badder than bad.  For a story so well made, there is not a single sign in this book that will make you feel bored or even remotely dramatic.

Juliette Harper sure knows how to create a great plot.  The thrilling debut will keep you rooted to your book and make you wanting for more.

Definitely recommended!

5 STARS!


About the Author:
Juliette Harper is the pen name used by the writing team of Patricia Pauletti and Rana K. Williamson. Descendants of the Rose is the first installment of Harper’s debut Selby Jensen Paranormal Mystery series. Pauletti, an Easterner of Italian descent, is an accomplished musician with an eye for art and design. Williamson, a Texan, worked as a journalist and university history instructor before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 2002. Juliette Harper is also the author of The Lockwood Legacy, a nine-book chronicle of the lives of three sisters who inherit a ranch in Central Texas following their father’s suicide. Four of the novels are currently available: Langston’s Daughters, Baxter’s Draw, Alice's Portrait and Mandy’s Father. And don’t miss her hilariously funny “cozy” Study Club Mysteries, a light-hearted spinoff of The Lockwood Legacy. The books, set in the 1960s, take on the often absurd eccentricities of small town life with good-natured, droll humor. The first book, You Can’t Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet is available with the second, You Can’t Put a Corpse in a Parade, coming in Summer 2015.
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Giveaway:
One (1) winner gets a $25 Amazon gift card (INT) & one (1) winner gets the Lockwood Legacy books, Langston's Daughters, Baxter's Draw, Alice's Portrait and Mandy's Father (US)
Ends August 5th
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2 comments:

  1. sounds like an interesting read. she sounds like a genuine person who has all the emotions and lets them out too. I like that.

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  2. I LOVED this book too! Glad you liked Vidya :)

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