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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Dragonfire Press (May 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984657819
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984657810
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,854,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mary Ann Loesch is an Austin based writer who loves all things urban fantasy and horror. An avid reader herself, she enjoys tales that pull her into the character's world. Her urban fantasy, Nephilim, and the horror anthology, All Things Dark and Dastardly, are available for your eReader or in print. Learn more about her at www.maryannloesch.com or stop by her blog, Loesch's Muse: http://www.loeschsmuse.blogspot.com.

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Mary Ann Loesch is an award winning fiction writer whose urban fantasy romance Nephilim was published by Lyrical Press, an imprint of Kensington. Her other titles include the paranormal romance Even This Shall Pass and the young adult books, Bayou Myth and Bayou Scar. Her latest short stories, Tales from Hell's Leak, are companion stories to Nephilim and available now exclusively at Amazon. Visit her at www.maryannloesch.com. She loves feedback and reviews and encourages you to leave a review at Amazon or send her an email with your thoughts at maryannloesch374@gmail.com.

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It felt very real and natural to the characters and plot.
Rebecca C. Smith
I read a lot of books and this was one book I could not put down until I finished it!!
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The characters were well written and the story flowed well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Esther DuBarry on September 2, 2012
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Okay, fantastic book, loved it. Hated that the book went back and forth using LOA and LAO for the voodoo spirits. It's Loa.
I found that distracting.
I also found distracting that they kept saying ancestors, when obviously the word for those who come AFTER you is descedndant.
You can't curse the ancestors that will come after you, you curse the *descendants* that come after you.
It's possible it's because I only read the kindle version, but that is not an excuse.
Book two? When? :-)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Coopers Momma on August 27, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book. The whole voodoo storyline was awesome. The creepy bayou voodoo priestess was truly freaky. The whole book was written wonderfully I could picture being there the author wasn't overly descriptive either which is a huge plus for me personal.
If you like creepy books with humor and heart get this one you wont be disappointed! Anxiously awaiting book 2!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Courtney on October 14, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a lite, fun read It might have been geared for a younger audience but I, as a 30-something woman, really enjoyed it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rea on August 27, 2012
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As soon as I read the synopsis for this one I was sold. Voodoo and Greek gods? Cool! Totally sounds like my sort of thing... Then I stopped and thought about it for a bit and I started to have a few reservations about whether or not the author would be able to successfully pull off a believable scenario that mixes voodoo and the myths and legends on Ancient Greece. So I went into the book in a state that was somewhere between excitement and trepidation.

Excitement won.

I read the book in two sittings. One that was about 1-25% (I only stopped because it was late and I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore!) and the second was the other 75% of the book. The fact that I sat down and read 75% of a book with no breaks says everything. I could finish the review right here... but I'm not going to.

I'm not going to spoil how the author manages to merge the two very different cultures of voodoo and the Greek myths and legends, but I thought the way she did it was rather ingenious. It allowed them both to stay true to themselves without forcing either into an uncomfortable situation. I was so glad that they were mixed together in such a way rather than trying to shove two pantheons together and require them to work.

The story itself turned out to be addictive. I was in one of those "just one more chapter..." phases. You know, the ones you never slip out of until you've turned the last page and then you have an oops moment as you realise just how much of the day you've lost. Oops. But it was worth it! I've never seen Marie Laveau portrayed in a positive light before so this was an interesting experience for me from that point of view. I was also captivated by the Louisiana bayou setting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kp on August 11, 2012
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I couldn't put this book down until I had read it all. The writer has voodoo and murder along with young love mixed in the telling of the story. The relationship of the two younger girls and their relationships to their long dead grandmothers is well do by the author. I am trying not to give to much away all I can say is read and enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JP on August 9, 2012
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There are few books that I can just not put down, and this was one of them. With every passing chapter it begged me to read more to find out what would happen next.

Set in the deep south of the Bayou area around New Orleans, this story is about a young girl, Jane, who has inherited her voodoo priestess Grandmother's power. Mentored by her ghost of a grandmother in the voodoo ways, they battle the forces of evil as those evil spirits possess those around them to do their bidding. With the murder of an innocent boy, the story takes on dark tones as young Jane, tries to figure out what two evil spirits are up to.

With twists and turns on every page it really keeps you guessing. Amazingly Mary Ann weaves Greek mythology to the voodoo story when we find out that the evil spirits are actually ancient and powerful Greek Gods. Wow.

Young Joan wants nothing more than to be an average teenager, as she comes to grips with the reality that she is destined to be far from normal. She learns to embrace her voodoo heritage to save those around her.

Full of voodoo, magic, mystery, murder and spirits, this deeply entertaining and fun read will have you wishing the story wasn't done. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna Newman on August 7, 2012
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As many of you know I am a huge fan of Mythology, so I couldn't wait to dive into this book. Not only does this book have Greek Mythology but it mixes it with Voodoo and it blew me away. I totally became engrossed in this storyline, so much so I didn't want to take time to eat and prayed my Kindle's battery would hold out so I could finish it. I read this none stop and I still want more.

Joan is a typical sixteen year old for the exception that her Grandmere is none other than Marie Laveau. Which I found totally fascinating. I have heard the myth's regarding Marie Laveau but never read a book with her in it and I just couldn't get enough. Even when the author mixed Greek and Voodoo, I thought I might have gotten lost but I didn't. She did a fantastic job weaving the myths together.

The characters were well written and the story flowed well. There was a lot of twists and turns in this book as well, which is another thing I love when I am reading a book. I can't figure what is going to happen next.

I have nothing bad to say about this book, I loved every minute of it just wish it didn't end. I will definitely read more from this author. I hope maybe we might see more of Joan, Dave and the rest of the characters in the future
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