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- Publication Date: July 7, 2017
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- Language: English
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Alchemy and Arcana: an Urban Fantasy Novella Collection Kindle Edition
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I will review the rest of the novella's in this box set once I catch up on all the other box sets that I so badly want to read xD
Secret Fates Jane Hinchey
The story begins with Del Devereux finding a dead body while jogging in the rain on the small island she lived on. She is even more surprised that she has no idea who the dead body belongs to. Her day does not improve much from there. A man shows up at her house claiming to be a detective from the mainland, and seems to have some power over both her best friend, Jase, and her dog, Duke. Then the ghost of the dead man shows up, not unusual in Del's life, and tells her an astonishing story about the shard of metal that her dog has brought home from the murder scene, the one that she had told no one about.
Things get even weirder from here. I am not going to spoil the story for you. Though this is the first book and it is setting the stage, it has captured by interest in finding out where Jane is going to take the story. I felt a connection to the three main characters. Del has not had it easy, with the whole seeing ghosts thing and a witch for a mother. Jase is the local vet who has been Del's best friend and fantasy man since she arrived on the island. Duke is, well, Duke is a dog, but he has a part to play in the story. Del rescued him from a shelter and she and Jase nursed him back to a loving, playful creature.
This is a short story that is, I believe, the lead-in for a new series. I love Jane's books and can't wait to see how this series plays out. This story seemed to move very quickly, especially at the end.
I will update this review when I have read more stories in the set.
The way that Jane wrote the story kept me intrigued the whole time. It may have been
a short novella, but it was action packed with a lot of details that developed my interest
in reading more of the series.
What does it have going for it?
a) I love the main female character Dell Devereux who we learn can see and communicate with spirits and they say her great,great grandmother was a witch.
b) What more can I say about the main character Jase except he is a tall good looking guy that happens to be a vet and currently Del's best friend. Side note there is a girlfriend of Jase's named Wanda, but reading about their relationship is eye opening.
c) There has to be a companion dog named Duke - who happens to be a black lab that Del rescued as a pup from the shelter as she was fleeing from her mother to Fury Island. Of course this is how Del met Jase when she took Duke to see him for medical care.
I am so intrigued by this series, and I can't wait to read more of it.
This is a must read for me.
I voluntarily read and gave my honest review.
Jane Hinchey: Secret Fates - A well written, intriguing suspense with a touch of romance, main characters that are well developed and likeable with an interesting plot. It's a standalone, but it leaves open a possible series. Included is an overview, which I appreciate knowing what the book contains. This book is in the A&A set.
Jane Hinchey: First Blade - Well-written, interesting characters, story draws you in, the fight scenes believable and exciting. Only complaint - sometimes the vulgar language wasn't necessary; yes, the main character has a few issues, but you're in her corner. I read this book, and First Witch, in one sitting. Get First Witch, it surpasses First Blade.
Jane Hinchey: First Witch is better than First Blade, which is a good, standalone book, too. A standalone continuation from FB, just as well-written, full of interesting, believable characters - even the known and unknown enemies. Packed with fast-paced excitement and a couple of twists. I couldn't put the book down. Again, only complaint, sometimes the vulgar language wasn't necessary. It has a lot more sex than FB did.
There is a third book coming. FW is standalone, as is FB, but, at the end of FW, Ms. Hinchey lets you know there's more to come. Hot dog! If you love Butcher and Harrison, you'll love Jane. I signed up as a reviewer for FB and FW. After my 5-year-old Kindle died, with the only copies of many of my ARCs, Ms. Hinchey graciously gave me another copy of FW. FB was a PDF off some website.
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