Monday, June 4, 2012

Review: Banshee Charmer by Tiffany Allee

Title: Banshee Charmer
Author: Tiffany Allee
Series: Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency #1
Publication: January 24th 2012 by Entangled Publishing
Genre: Adult ~ Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
Rating: 5/5

When she’s sent to a crime scene and finds her second dead woman in as many weeks, half-banshee detective Kiera “Mac” McLoughlin is convinced a serial killer is on the loose. Incubi are extinct, her boss insists. But what else can kill a woman in the throes of pleasure? When her partner is murdered after using witchcraft to locate the killer and Mac is thrown off the case, her frustration turns to desperation.

Certain the killer is an incubus, Mac works behind her department’s back to chase down slim, sometimes perilous leads. While the killer eludes her, she does discover handsome Aidan Byrne, an investigative counterpart from the enigmatic Otherworlder Enforcement Agency. Mac typically runs her investigations fast and hard, but with Aidan at her side, she’s running this one “hot” as well. But Aidan knows more than he’s letting on—something that could shatter their blazing romance and add Mac to the killer’s growing body count…

Banshee Charmer by Tiffany Allee is one amazing paranormal romance! If you love fast paced stories filled with great plots, heart stopping twists and hot romance, this is the right book for you. 

Half-banshee, Kiera "Mac" McLoughlin is a detective working for the paranormal unit in Chicago, otherwise known as "The Freak Squad". While working on a case investigating the second dead woman in a short time, Mac's partner, Amanda, gets murdered. Together with the sexy Aidan Byrne from the OWEA (Otherworlder Enforcement Agency), she is determined to catch the serial killer before any more women get killed. As Mac and Aidan grow closer and their romance heats up, Mac starts to suspect Aidan knows more than he's telling her. 

In this world all paranormal creatures like witches, vampires, succubi, banshees and many more are "out" in the open. I never read about a banshee before so I was really excited to dig into this and it sure didn't disappoint! 
I simple adored Aidan. I loved the way he just showed up in Mac's house, reading one of her books. The chemistry between them was intense. Aidan was also very mysterious and sexy, so I could easily understand why Mac felt so attracted to him. You could sense from the start he was hiding something and up until the last pages the mystery holds, not knowing if he's good or bad. And I've got to say there was one serious *gasp* moment. 
The other characters were quite memorable too because there was such a variety of otherworlders. The most interesting I found were the succubi, because also of these I've never read a book about. 

Eventhough I'm not normally a big fan of novels involving police departments or murder investigations, I simply couldn't put this one down. It was such a page turned I read it in less than two days! This shows how good Tiffany Allee's writing is.

All in all it I can say with confidence that this book is one of my all time favorites now. I would recommend it to anyone loving paranormal romance with a good murder mystery.

CPA-turned-romance-author Tiffany Allee used to battle spreadsheets in Corporate America, and now concentrates on her characters’ battles to find love. Raised in small-town Colorado, Tiffany currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver. She is happily married to a secret romantic who tolerates her crazy mutterings.

She writes about ass-kicking heroines and the strong heroes who love them. Her work includes the suspense-driven From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series which revolves around a group of paranormal cops solving crimes and finding love, and Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid, a lighthearted paranormal romance (Entangled Publishing).

Tiffany is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this before, but it sounds really great. Awesome review! :D

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