The Jilted Jinn
(The Deadicated Matchmaker Book #2)
paranormal, mythology, romance humour
Katie Harper is in a self-imposed dating drought. After getting dumped at the altar a record three times after she refused to continue granting wishes, she’s done with the men in Midnight Cove.
Done, that is, until her best friend secretly makes a dating tape for her and sends it to the dating agency. Immediately after, men start knocking on her door. Despite her friend giving out her home address and the mass of weirdos begging for her hand in marriage, Katie can’t help but be secretly flattered.
But the man currently restoring her historical home has other plans for her once he realizes what’s happening. And he isn’t going to let her go without a fight.
How to find your mate in a town of paranormals – why use a dating agency. Speciesm not permitted.
SE Babin always writes a good humorous novel with great heroines – you always wish you could speak the way they do! Such great turns of phrase and very snarky.
In this book you find that Jinn really do need to spend time in their bottles to rest – but not that often – and when they are their bottle they are unable to protect themselves – so they must keep themselves well hidden.
They can grant wishes of course – if they want to – unless you just happen to know the very specific turn of phrase that can compel them.
So new information here about a race we know little about. But then we learn a lot in this series…
The Clumsy Clairvoyant
(The Deadicated Matchmaker Book 3)
S E Babin
contemporary fiction, romance, humour, fantasy
Grace Banner can’t date.
Well, she can, but it isn’t any fun because she can see the future and occasionally hear the thoughts of others. Plus...she’s an enormous clutz. As in she can barely even lift a glass without disaster striking. In desperation, Grace turns to the mysterious woman at The Deadication Dating Agency who promises to find her a match.
Lucas Marsh isn’t interested in dating, but when his brother purchases him a membership to a dating agency, he humors him. Just once. But when he meets Grace he can’t help but be interested. Until he finds out about her powers. And her complete inability to walk without running into something. Lucas is a man with secrets and dating a clairvoyant is out of the question. He ditches her on their very first date, leaving Grace alone and rejected.
But one thing Lucas doesn’t know is that the mysterious force behind the town’s agency isn’t ready to admit defeat. Her spotless track record isn’t going down just because of a few little secrets...
I really like
SE Babin’s writing style, especially her snappy speech for her heroines when they meet douche bag males!
But for our heroine it is not always good to know when bad things happen. Even worse for you to black out and not remember what you said.
Especially as it seems you are prophesying that some bad things are going to happen to this magic own that Portia established. This fun town where all sorts of fantastic species meet and fall in love to a design that only Portia knows, and which is why she has established the dating agency that this series is based around.
Babin is currently one of my favourite authors. And I am reading lots of her series.
Shade of Honor
(Standard of Honor Series Book 1
Taki Drake, TS Paul
Russian, Fairytale, Mythology
Bereft of their elders in magic, hired out to strangers to feed their families. Survival was a constant battle for the Russian Witches. Despised by other witches for their rigid focus on contracts, they were without a moral compass, honorless. That was not good enough for some. For the young witch, Zhanna, life was not worth living without honor – or her magic. Could she find both in her homeland? Would her desire and drive be enough to locate her shade of honor?
This is a story set in the Federal Witch Multiverse. And is set in Russia after the elder witches had been killed.
It didn’t capture my imagination and thus I didn’t complete it. It might appeal to a YA as the heroine is 17 and has a familiar – a very nice cat but…