be my banshee by Joyce and Jim Lavene – Review + Giveaway

Posted September 17, 2015 by Brooke in Book Giveaway, Book Review, Book Tour, Uncategorized / 22 Comments

be my banshee by Joyce and Jim Lavene - Review + Giveaway

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be my banshee by Joyce and Jim Lavene – Review + Giveawaybe my banshee on September 1, 2015
Pages: 196
Format: eARC
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four-stars

The Purple Door Detective Agency is hiring.

Those without magic need not apply.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Apply at the agency. No phone calls or psychic links.

Sunshine Merryweather is a young witch with a passion for colorful clothes and good food. She is the owner/operator of the Purple Door Detective Agency. Her partner, John, was brutally murdered three days ago, and she won’t stop until she finds his killer.

Aine is only interested in one thing when she walks into the building with the purple door–locating the last man alive in the branch of the O’Neill family she haunts as a beane sidhe. She has been asleep for 200 years in a ruined Irish castle and realizes that the world has moved on without her. She needs to find the O’Neill heir and encourage him to start a family or she will pass from existence when he dies.

Sunshine sees a potential partner when she looks at the powerful beane sidhe – they could be the next Dynamic Duo! But Aine isn’t interested in Sunshine’s schemes – until the witch agrees to help her locate O’Neill. Even then, it will be a short-term association at best from Aine’s point of view. She has no need of witchcraft.

Neither woman is aware of the danger they face as an ancient assassin stalks the old port city of Norfolk, Virginia. It will take more than simple witchcraft or beane sidhe magic to stop the killer. They will have to work together and combine their talents.

But can Sunshine and Aine put aside their differences to stop the murders without tearing each other apart?


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be my banshee by Joyce and Jim Lavene is the first book in their new paranormal cozy mystery series. I’m so glad I received an early ebook copy of this one. I was intrigued right away by the title and then the description. I love cozies with a paranormal element, and this fit the bill.

There are so many great characters and plot developments in be my banshee by Joyce and Jim Lavene. Sunshine, Jane and Aine were all well-developed and really added to the story. I love cozies with witches, and Sunshine was the perfect witch. I was flipping the pages past my bedtime to find out what happened next in be my banshee by Joyce and Jim Lavene. The story was very fast-paced and I did find myself rereading a couple things just to make sure I didn’t miss anything. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

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Rating Report
Plot
four-half-stars
Characters
four-half-stars
Writing
four-stars
Pacing
four-stars
Cover
three-stars
Overall: four-stars

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22 responses to “be my banshee by Joyce and Jim Lavene – Review + Giveaway

  1. Peggy

    I’m looking forward to seeing the illustrations in the print copy of Be My Banshee. I have an ecopy … LOVED the book.

  2. Patricia

    Thanks, Brooke! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found myself laughing at Jane’s antics. I look forward to more on Sunshine, Aine and Jane.

  3. Kathleen Costa

    I really love this writing team and their series the Renaissance Faire Mystery and the Retired Witches Mystery! I’d love to get in on the ground floor of one of their new series!

  4. Sharon

    Thanks SO much for the post and Giveaway Joyce and Jim Levine and Brooke!
    I can’t wait to start on this great new series! LOVE the cover, The Purple Door Detective Agency name and the whole concept of the first book’s story!

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