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The Tenants of 7C-Alice Degan

T7C-ADClare is a new field agent for Stake, Inc., an urban adventure tour company offering hunts for paranormal creatures: vampires, werewolves, and the like. Some of these hunts are staged, faked by actors and staff. Others are very, very real, especially if you have enough money. Based in the  now, everything falls into place with a malfunctioning smart phone app meant to find magical energy signatures, a hidden bakery where everything is described as the best pastry ever, and a crazy apartment where the doors don’t always lead to the same rooms.

I enjoyed the mystery of getting to know the characters and who – or what – they are. This is just the first in the Heaven and Earth Series, each revolving around the residents of Apartment 7C above the Heaven and Earth bakery. The reader instantly gets a feel for Clare as a person and how she views her perceived place in the world. She as a few quirks even she isn’t quite aware of.

I give this one 4 Stars and recommend it to those who like reading about a variety of paranormal types or anyone who likes a short fantasy read. I felt just a tab bit confused in the first few pages as to what job Clare was working on due to what I felt were vague references, but everything clarified after that and ended with a great lead-in to the next book. I look forward to reading the next installment as time permits.

Visit Alice Degan’s Website for this and other books in the series, available from several retailers.

The Only City Left – Andy Goldman

indexThis title offers a unique combination of dystopian sci-fi and paranormal characters. I found myself engaged with the characters and trying to keep a close eye on the details that would help solve the bit of mystery running like a thread throughout the digital pages.

We are in a wrecked, vacated, ruin of a city cast in perpetual darkness. Pockets of civilization struggle against dark forces to maintain existence, and not all of these communities are human. Allin, our young protagonist, encounters ghosts, talking cats, and werewolves in this creative adventure.

Andy Goldman sets up the reader with an immediate entanglement of a literal nature. In an attempt to reach The Roof of the World, Allin must escape a pack of metallic tacmites with razor sharp teeth and is left dangling in the dark above the floor of a decrepit shopping mall. From then on, the adventure doesn’t stop.

 4 Stars

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