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5+ stars for Raven's Moon: The Raven Tales Book One by @JBDaneWriter #paranormal #ku #bookreview

Title: Raven's Moon: The Raven Tales Book One

Author: J.B. Dane

Genre: Paranormal Mystery, Humorous Paranormal

Book Blurb:

Otherworld evil is loose in the real world. Bram Farrell, Private Investigator, must track it down and destroy it before it destroys him. Bram Farrell has starred in twenty bestselling novels by writer—and witch—Calista Amberson. Her fans love the tall, dark, and handsome PI who vanquishes supernatural bad guys using his magical powers. So, when Calista uses her magic to pull Bram from his fictional world into real-world, modern-day Detroit, she rocks both worlds. Every supernatural being on Earth felt his arrival in this dimension. They don't trust Calie’s intentions and Bram doesn't either. When the supernatural community hands him the job of discovering who killed the beings in the real world that match those he killed in each volume of The Raven Tales, he takes on the task. It’s a job he’s done in twenty books—he’s up to the familiar challenge. Bram’s investigation turns up a lot of suspicious characters grouchy bar-owning trolls, a thirsty vampire godfather, a couple of murderous x-cage fighters, a suspicious minister¬¬—and the Devil himself. Things are getting dicey: Bram could use some help with this job—but whom can he trust? Fans of Jim Butcher will fall hard for Bram and Raven’s Moon.

J.B. Dane is a recovering romance writer with over two dozen titles under her belt. So when “Bram Farrell” walked into her office, she hired him on the spot. Together they kick Otherworlders', er, nether regions, and write the second book in the Raven Tales series.

My Review:

Yanked from his fictional world to modern Detroit, PI Bram Farrell must tackle paranormal evil while adjusting to real life. Bram has been the leading man in twenty bestselling books but when the author uses her magic to transport him from a figment of her imagination to the real world, everything changes. Why did she do it? No one knows, least of all Bram. Suddenly, all paranormal beings are on high alert. There’s a bunch of mysteries to solve so they hire Bram to investigate. He loves a challenge and accepts. The more he investigates, the larger the suspect list grows. Things get real bad real quick but Bram doesn’t know who he can trust. Can he discover who’s responsible before it’s too late?

Raven’s Moon is a paranormal chockful of adventure, supernatural beings, suspense, and witty banter. I must admit, I was drawn in by the premise. I’ve read millions of books and I’ve often wondered what would happen if a certain character appeared in real life. Bram is the ultimate hero, a leading man with bravado, snappy one-liners, and a kick-butt attitude. I connected with him right away. Bram is the reason why I couldn’t put the book down. Well, that and the writing. The author is a prolific romance writer who has an alter ego and she’s a paranormal reader’s dream. With descriptive narration and world-building, the author sucks you into her world. It’s impressive, considering the sheer amount of books in the genre. There are numerous supernatural beings to interact with which I loved. The dialogue is fast with humor peppered throughout. The mystery subplot had me whipping through the pages until the very end. If you love all things paranormal, you have to read Raven’s Moon. If you’re looking for an original paranormal story, pick up Raven’s Moon. I’m instantly hooked on this series and I can’t wait for more. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

J.B. Dane is the author of the urban fantasy PI mystery comedy series, The Raven Tales, which includes novels published by Burns and Lea Books, and a series of Indie published novellas that are prequels and also "between the books" adventures of her MC, Bram Farrell. The latest novel in the series is RAVEN'S EDGE. Quite a few 5* reviews have followed for the novels, in particular, singing praises that should make her blush though she’s too busy proudly polishing her nails against her lapel to do so. She also writes shorter fantasy fiction, many tales of which have appeared in anthologies, particularly her Nick Claus, North Pole Security stories. She writes historical and contemporary romantic mystery and speculative twisted 19th century fiction under two different names, just to confuse people. Or so they seem to think.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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