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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sheep Book Review: Deadly Rising: A Booke of the Hidden Novel by Jeri Westerson

Deadly Rising: A Booke of the Hidden Novel
by Jeri Westerson
October 23, 2018
248 pages
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Things were quiet in Strange Herbs & Teas. For about a week.

Our crossbow slinging hero and her ragtag gang of Wiccans tuned in to the paranormal have earned some rest. But when Kylie learns that the Booke may have released not one, but two creatures of horror out into the world, it’s up to her to save Moody Bog. Again.

Calling upon the devilishly handsome demon Erasmus once more for help, Kylie’s determined to handle the mischief of the Booke and go back to a normal life. But when digging through Moody Bog’s history leads her to the ghost of her grandfather, the past she once knew is turned upside down.

Can Kylie save the town and her grandfather, or will the horrors of the Booke be too much to handle?

While this story may not have been one that I would usually grab for, the cover caught my eye and the book description had me interested. I'm so damn glad it did, this was a really good story! 

Deadly Rising has a nice blend of action and witchy wonder, I enjoyed the balance that this author brought to her world. It was created with intent and deliberate pace. Again, I liked that. 

Never a dull moment in this magical town, the element of badass men/women added to the overall punch of the story. I do LOVE a really great bad guy. You get that in this one. 

You also get a leading lady that's not afraid to be tough and soft when the situation calls for it. I hate the "damsel in distress" so much, that's been played out. Kill off those story lines please, I beg every author out there! Give me a leading lady that all us female readers can get behind. I want a woman I can see myself as. I got that. 

Overall, this was a great start to a series I hope to read a lot about in the future! 


About the Author:
I'm Jeri Westerson and I write medieval mysteries with an enigmatic, flawed, sexy, and very different protagonist. His name is Crispin Guest and he's a disgraced knight turned detective on the mean streets of fourteenth century London. The series is the Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Mysteries.

But I also write the new urban fantasy series BOOKE OF THE HIDDEN. Kylie Strange moves to rural Maine for a fresh start. But she gets more than she bargained for when she finds a supernatural book bricked into the wall of her new tea shop. As soon as she opens the Booke of the Hidden, all Hell literally breaks loose. The mysterious and handsome Erasmus Dark shows up unannounced, the demon of the Booke and says he's here to help Kylie...but is he? With the help of a ragtag group of local Wiccans, Kylie unravels the Booke's deadly secrets. 

Some personal facts: I was born and bred in Los Angeles inhaling smog and enduring earthquakes. I've been writing fiction for some time, became a freelance reporter, published award-winning short stories, and am scribbling away at the Crispin Guest series, a paranormal series called Booke of the Hidden, and looking for a publisher for my steampunk series, the Conjurer Chronicles. 

Besides writing, I am a public speaker, artist, singer, wife, and mother. I am former President for the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America, former VP of the Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters in Crime, former president of the Orange County chapter of Sisters in Crime, a member of the Historical Novel Society, and Horror Writers Association. I live with my photographer husband, one disdainful tortoise, and a bevy of bees in my home in Southern California.

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