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Deadly Claws: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (A Witch in the Woods Book 1) Kindle Edition
A 40-year-old Witch with a New Career
A Gargoyle Sheriff Raising a Teenaged Daughter
And an Enchanted Island Full of Secrets
Career-driven witch, Shayla Loci, is about to turn forty and is ready for a change. When she retires from capturing criminal supernaturals for the government, she figures her days of chasing bad guys are over. Little did she know her new job as the game warden on Enchanted Island would thrust her right back into harm's way...and she wasn't even officially on the clock yet! But when Sheriff Stone enlists her help to find out who killed an island resident, Shayla readily agrees. Between sorting through alibis, gathering clues, and mentoring a wayward teenager on how to be a witch...Shayla's life is hectic. If only her estranged dad--the King--wouldn't insist she take her bodyguard, Needles, with her everywhere she goes. Just when Shayla believes she's identified the killer, a new threat emerges...leaving her to make a snap decision that may cost her her life. This new paranormal cozy series with a twist on midlife discovery will leave you guessing and hungry for more!
- ASIN : B08VL4T46H
- Publication date : March 23, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 616 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 156 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #16,200 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I do like that the MC uses her strengths and does not need help. Refreshing that people actually believe in her already.
This book was wonderfully engaging from start to finish with unpredictable twists and turns.
I enjoyed this book so much that I have the next 2 pre-ordered.
A magical flying miniature porcupine serves as a protective side kick who keeps “Princess” safe from harm, whether he is needed or not. Grandma GiGi who lives down the street from the castle is a fun character. I really look forward to see what she does in the future.
And of course there is Alex (a gargoyle) and the sheriff who has a wonderful teenage daughter who is learning to use her magic with GiGi’s and Shayla’s help.
Shayla certainly has an interesting life and it will be great to see how the relationships develop over time.
There she is reunited with her family, and when she discovers a dead body, she meets the new gargoyle Sheriff, Alex Stone, who is quick to ask for her expert help with the case.
This was a quick, enjoyable read, set in an intriguing world. Shayla’s personal history is a unique one, and makes her a very interesting character.
Numerous magical beings and situations are spread throughout the book, making for an unusual, though entertaining read.
Recommended for paranormal mystery lovers.
Great mystery with a fun bodyguard who happens to be a mini Flying porcupine Who she can communicate with telepathically.
Looking forward to more good stories from this author she did a wonderful job of telling this tale.
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Shayla had worked on the mainland with Paranormal Apprehension and Detention Agency but after 15 years was returning home to be with her mum, Gigi and her father. She has been given the job as the Islands wildlife, fish and forest officer
Unfortunately Shayla finds a body mauled by a werewolf, but all is not as it appears. Shayla joins the new Sheriff to investigate. Can they find the killer?
As I said in the title this is a gentle read its a murder mystery i know, but there's nothing here i would be uncomfortable allowing a teen to read. There are red herrings a plenty and a lively background story with Sheriff Stone, his daughter Zoie and Shayla's gran Gigi. There is also the very adorable protector, a small flying porcupine Needles, small I'm body but large in bravery and sass. I think the romance will develop over the coming series. Gigi mentoring the Sheriff's daughter is also going to bring a lot of shenanigans.
Is this series ground-breaking? - No. I suspect i can tell you some of the upcoming background storylines to come (Sheriff Stones ex wife being one)
Is it enjoyable? Yes.
If your looking for a book you can just pick up and put down without having to keep track of a difficult plot then Deadly Claws is that such book.
I do wish the author was a little more inventive with names! Clawson, Wolfe for wolf shifters, Stone for a gargoyles, Elfman for an elf. You get the picture. You could be called Joe Bloggs and still be a great wolf! But this is a minor issue and to be fair probably more my issue than the authors!!
it was only after I finished that i discovered that there are books about the Enchanted Island and the story of Shayla's cousin Serena and her Wolf deputy boyfriend Grant. But not having read these books did not stop my enjoyment at all.