4.5 out of 5 Stars
Angel Svabodina is a rookie forensic anthropologist, enjoying the beginning of her new career. That joy comes crashing down when she figures out the skeleton she’s working on is not human and then it vanishes.
She throws herself fully into the case without thinking about the parties involved, a psychopomp associate, and paranormal mafia families made up of vampires and werewolves—or the consequences.
When she sees there’s no avoiding the inevitable, Angel has to suck it up and work with the werewolves to solve the case but can she trust them?
Werewolves and witches are in a centuries-old feud, but that doesn’t stop the shivers running down her spine from one wolf in particular. What’s more, nothing comes for free, including information. To get what she needs from the werewolf don, Angel has to meet with the fae queen. Can she meet her without repercussions and solve the case?
As soon as I saw the cover reveal for this book… I knew I would love it. I have a 6th sense about these things! 😉 (… If you had read the book.. That would be funny. Ha ha.)
I knew I had to be on this blog tour and proceeded to beg Shannon for a spot (ok, so I didn’t beg. But, it makes for a better story!)
I was not disappointed! This book is essentially “Bones” meets “Supernatural” meets “The Godfather” ! (I’m sorry, Angelina! I know you may not be pleased with the comparison judging by your writing! 😂
“When I was younger , people would say that pretty girl needed to work in good professions. Good meaning jobs that weren’t weird. Forensic anthropology was weird. Thanks to a popular forensic anthropology show, people thought that forensic anthropologists were crime fighters, getting kidnapped left and right, were touching dead bodies all the time, and had difficulty understanding human emotion.”
Hmmm… Sounds familiar… 🤔
A perfect mix of mystery, Mafia and fantasy, I really hope she writes more! The characters were all likeable, especially Angel’s Grandmother, who was an amazing badass, and Laura, Angel’s best friend and roommate, is the sort of person that everyone would want for a best friend.
There is a little romance, but not enough to be a big focus, which is a fresh change. Even with a few sparks Angel was a great independant character!
If I were to pick on one thing, it would be that I wish there was a little more to the forensic anthropology. She really only looks at bones twice and the whole occupation is kind of left out after that. It became more about the Mafia families(which was still really interesting) , than the science pretty quickly.
I loved the descriptions of the different Mafia families and their focuses,
“Tarotia are masters of poisons and Ambrosia are the magickal drug masters. Santino runs the paranormal gaming ring, Mezzanotte deal in illegal talisman loaning and loan sharking, and Kamorra has the fae and elf personal escort service.”
I enjoyed this book so much that I zipped through it in just a few hours, and I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants a little mob, a little fantasy and A LOT of Awesome!!
Pick up your copy HERE!!
ANGELINA KERNER is a self-published author of paranormal and lighthearted romance. She’s the wife of a photographer/physicist, and the mother of a cute little toddler, but she’s also been a dancer, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a geographer, a dreamer, and an adventurer. She does her best writing while being bothered by her cats, taking care of her son, in dressing rooms while waiting for family to try on clothing, and at home in sunny California. Angelina loves to play goddess-dragon matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where young goddesses have lovable flaws, the Fates plan to dethrone, the universe is endless and untamed, and dragons roam free! She also loves to write carefree romance where one can finish reading with a smile. Visit her website at www.kernerangelina.live
The Scented Bones is Best Served with a Fae Wine Cocktail
Well, if you read this book you will discover that some Fae wine can kick quite the nasty punch! So, I thought I would find something to fit the bill! I got this recipe from Cosmopolitan!
I picked this wine up at DiProfio Estate Winery, one of my favourite wineries in the area (and, believe me… There are A LOT! )
- 1½ oz. Silver Tequila
- ½ oz. cabernet sauvignon
- 1 oz. Triple Sec
- 1 oz. agave nectar
- 1 oz. lime juice
- Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
- Shake and strain into a glass.