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Ever Strange (Legal Magick 1) - Paranormal Romantic Suspense Kindle Edition
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So. What did I really think?
Imagine I’m doing that thing where you put your hand out, fingers spread, and do a kind of horizontal jazz hands.
The “magic is now mundane” idea isn't exactly original. The magic system was lost in word soup, and added to the modern day setting is just a lampshade for mutant superpowers. This may be a sub-genre thing, but the heroine is a total Mary Sue, best in class at everything unless the plot arbitrarily demands she fall over her own feet.
The “I say, black leather and studs! You say, yes please!” S-and-Matrix by way of Mad Max outfits struck me as big-sigh facepalm.
I could just be culturally adrift on this, but the FBI field office operated a lot like a TV procedural police precinct. Plus, it had all the cliches nailed 20-plus years ago in the through-the-looking-glass parody in “Last Action Hero”. Plus, the whole bit where a senior officer and undercover detective discuss privileged details of a high profile case in front of a civilian.
The writing's pretty professional but kinda lazy. Very as-seen-on-TV, written-to-market. It’s overwrought, derivative and confused—exactly like most post-Brood X-Men comics. It’s USP would have to be that it’s sleazier.
Oh yes—the other thing—punctuation—I noticed as I was reading—if you like to use em-dash—better get in quick—before this writer uses ‘em all up.
I’ve read worse. This week. But … well … the real problem was, it just got so rapey so fast.
There’s not much room for doubt what happens to female lead Ever the first time Zane Walker—BTW, really?—“turns on”, ahem, his psychic power. I’m no Social Justice Warrior, but I know which way the cultural wind is blowing, and for all “it was only in her head” if I’ve learned nothing else from 20 years in Liv Benson’s company, “in her head” is where it does the most lasting damage.
The female and male leads jump into a toxic relationship where both internal points of view explicitly reaffirm that he’s a ticking serial violent sex-offending time bomb. They play out a weird “no harm, no foul” lampshade, just like ageing TV comedy stars and dysfunctional world leaders and movie execs have tried over the past few years. It was hard to believe a sub-genre would still plough that furrow, given the number of flares liberal cultural has sent up.
You might well say, but he’s a boy, he’s just not Ever Strange’s target audience. Well, yes. But this is so mired in comic book tropes I could believe the writer is too.
I’m not entirely comfortable with it but I had to accept years ago that ... I like urban fantasy. This seemed like a reasonable way to find out exactly what is the hair-split with “paranormal”? Someone paid what I gather is a lot to get a promotional service to let me know it was available for free. To show appreciation I made a real effort to read it before it went off The Cliff.
And honestly, it’s better written than some stuff, but I couldn’t finish it. It’s derivative, and sleazy in such a bad way.
So, sorry but no long read-through tail from this prospect, I’m afraid.
Ever Strange is an urban fantasy. Ever is a witch, who gets involved with a drug lord after her father dies of a suspicious drug overdose.
Zane Walker is an undercover FBI Magickal Crimes Agent. He has unusual skills which make him ideal to send out on the worse cases. Zane meets Ever when she is caught spying on a dangerous drug gang's business.
Missing persons, bodies left for the FBI and a cat with attitude are just some of the things you'll read about in this book.
I picked this story up after reading this author's paranormal romances. However I didn't enjoy this as much. I found the story dragged in places, particulalry the last third. There was also room for another round of editing, to take out repetative words and cliched expressions.
Zane Walker is an incubus who works for the FBI Crime Division he's gone undercover as the enforcer to a man named "Pennies" Machnik Dziki he's a Crime Lord that he wants to get information on to take him down.
Ever Strange is CEO of the family empire Strange Medical Technologies someone killed her father Asher Strange world renown researcher of medical magick he's never taken drugs in his life but they say he died of an overdose, his body went missing from the morgue Ever wanted an autopsy.
Zane's magick is monsterous and Ever's powers brings out his beast she wants to find her father and he has to protect they need to work together to bring down the evil serial killer and dark magick that is killing people all over Chicago.
Will Zane and Ever be able to find her father's body and his killer, will they get their HEA you just have get this book to find out.
This was such an interesting start to this series there is suspense, drama, romance, it's definitely a must read you don't want to miss I can't wait to read the next Strange sisters story.
Ever’s father supposedly OD’s and then his body disappears....poof. She is now trying to find out where his body has gone, so that she can prove his demise wasn’t because of drugs. When she unfortunately stumbles across a drug cartel’s meeting....oops😇
Zane is an undercover FBI agent and when Ever shows up unexpectedly, rather than getting the evidence he needs to shut down the operations of this drug cartel, he decides to save her life instead. Through this meeting Ever and Zane strike up an unusual relationship with heaps of chemistry and sparks of Magick❣️
A not to be missed first book in this series and I look forward to Mercy’s story next...hopefully with Arrow?