Sunday 11 November 2012

After Moonrise by P. C. Cast & Gena Showalter - Book Review

Title: After Moonrise
Author: P. C. Cast & Gena Showalter
Publisher: MIRA Harlequin
Publication Date: 1st November 2012
Pages: 317
Format: Paperback
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

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Possessed by P.C. Cast

Being a psychic detective who can channel only negative emotions makes Kent Raef good at catching murderers, but bad at maintaining relationships. Then Lauren Wilcox arrives with a most intriguing case: her twin sister has been murdered and is communing with Lauren's spirit - and sharing her body. Raef's the only one who can track the killer and free the spirit. But soon he begins to wonder just which twin he wants to save...and why...

Haunted by Gena Showalter

Artist Aurora Harper is convinced she's witnessed a crime - a murder so brutal she's repressed the memories, only to paint the scene by the light of the moon. Now she needs her new neighbour, Detective Levi Reid, to help her track down the victim - and the killer. Levi's dealing with his own memory issues, but one thing he knows for sure: Harper is meant to be his, and nothing can take her away from him - not in this life...nor in death…
(Goodreads Synopsis)

I jumped at the chance to read this book as it was something a little different from my usual paranormal picks. I have read a couple of Gena Showalter books before but this was my first foray into the writing of P.C. Cast.

Possessed was an interesting story that I read in one sitting. I liked Kent's character and enjoyed the storyline, despite a few misgivings about the odd romance angle. It was a quick and easy read that really sucked me in.

Haunted took a little longer to get into, but once I finally succumbed, I quickly became invested in the story and characters and hoped everything would work out for them. Again, I read this story in one session. The romance angle was a lot clearer in this piece and, being slightly longer than Possessed, the author had time to flesh out the story and characters a little more.

Overall, this book was an entertaining and fun read and I would recommend it to readers of paranormal romance and those who enjoy ghost-based tales.

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