My review for Code Name: Mockingbird by Kristen Painter - Originally published in the Aged to Perfection anthology. Get your copy for $0.99 or read free with Kindle Unlimited! (Print and Audio also available)
Blurb About The Book
What does a retired vampire hunter do with the rest of her life?
That’s a question Bess Walker-James is desperately trying to figure out. Having recently been made redundant, she holes up at her family home in Maine to do some serious thinking about what comes next.
Unfortunately, she has no idea.
Until her handsome next-door neighbor shows up. Turns out, Callum McCarthy needs more help than just finding his missing cat. Bess decides to assist him. What else has she got to do? But little does she know he’s a lot more than he seems.
Of course, so is she…
Standalone or series?
Totally a Standalone - with no plans to expand this into a series at the moment.
How did I get this book?
It was originally published in the Aged To Perfection Anthology
Why did I choose to read this book:
Well I had already read it - sooooooooo really it's just a more detailed review as I didn't review individual stories in the original one.
Paranormal Women's Fiction
And Now To The Review!
New characters, new setting, new storyline, but still very familiar Kristen style writing. Fabulous houses, quirky characters, and a cat!
I am a little sad, as I am sure many will be, that this is planned as a standalone. If Kristen ever decided to revisit this world there is definitely plenty of scope to do so, although this story definitely works completely without any extras. Personally, I am a big fan of anthology stories that DON'T belong to an already established world because it is virtually impossible to feel that you are getting all nods and messages etc.
These characters are fabulous. I mean come on, who doesn't love an Irish Vampire who has a pet cat? Now before you start thinking this is going to be all cutesy - it's strong PWF! Kickass older heroine with a supernatural plot, a mystery to solve, and of course, amazing descriptions to suck you right in.
This fits really nicely into the Paranormal Women's Fiction Worlds out there and if you haven't read any before, this is a great introduction to both the genre, and Kristen Painter's work (if you haven't read any of hers).
5 Stars! And a full Melanie's Muses approval!
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