Ike every time the action started to ramp up it was interrupted by Either Kayla S Or Kayla s or s internal ialogue about their sexual fantasies of the other Oh good grief y all aren t teenagers any just get a room I like Kayla s character a lot better than I liked Ray s But I liked Raven and Logan better While it wasn t exactly a cliff hanger ending it s very apparent this is just book 1 of a planned series and there were several story lines left unresolved25 stars rounded up Magic secrets and of course murder fuel the plot of this story that s set in a somewhat alternative world The last thing Kayla needs is her ex partner getting wind of why she really uit the force but the universe is certainly having a lot of fun at her expense First it gave her the worst family imaginable then it The Evolution of Technology decided to turn her into a Monster and now it s got Kayla working with Ray on a case only this time would you believe there are godly tantrums to sort out I really liked the world building going on here with lots of mystery to keep me turning the pages Kayla is one tough cookie and can really take care of herself but at times she truly walked around blinkered Ray simply confused me The Ray we meet knows that he sesperate to be with Kayla but the Ray he was when he worked with her wasn t really interested as he had a lover So his constant thoughts about what I will politely Objective PET Students Book with Answers [With CDROM] describe as his honeymoon tackle just felt forcedNow you ve probably noticed I m not saying too much about the plot Well simply it s perhaps slower initially than I wanted but then we get information about Kaylas family which frankly I wanted of Bad things keep happening though and Kayla and Ray are in the thick of it which means Rayiscovers the secret that Kayla has struggled to kept hidden The twist is that they both have not been honest and in this biased society it s high time for change So why only a four Well the big explanation at the end felt too convoluted to me I liked that the future for Ray and Kayla not to mention the other Witchkin looked promising and I can see It s extremely irritating to pay full price 8 for a traditionally published book and then get a sub par work because the publisher couldn t make a final uality check The Kindle edition is printed with half the pages randomly in italics a perfect choice for a screen no Ethan Marcus Stands Up doubt It s veryifficult to read on a tablet or phone but even on a kindle paper it s not pleasant I found it very istractingThis is a UF book set in post
#apocalyptic setting the #setting the magic tragedy nothing new except for the heroine or rather what she is Nothing much to say I m not sure the plot is that solid as the mystery has to fight for page space with the romantic and personal threads Both leads seem to be pretty stupid in their choice to ignore the truth I think that this series is linked to the Horngate witches but it can be read on its own This author seems to be a hit or miss for me and this book confirms the fact THE WITCHKIN MURDERS by Diana Pharaoh Francis is the first book in her Magicfall series To me this was a combination of urban fantasy murder mystery and supernatural police procedural with a little paranormal romanceFour years ago Magicfall an explosion of wild magic occurred and the world was forever changed While this story takes place in Portland Oregon the rest of the world is in similar or worse shape There was a war between some supernaturals and those that were human and many ied on both sides Lives changed overnight Some humans became something else and are known as WitchkinThe main protagonist Kayla Reese was changed into something else and left her job as a police Raised in Captivity detective to become a scavenger Oneay on her way home she senses something is wrong and finds three individuals murdered as part of a black magic ceremony She calls her old Think (Ars Lamina) Level 2 Workbook detective partner Ray Garza With this scenario the story is off and runningThe book hooked me immediately It combines some of my favorite genres into one enjoyable entertaining read The characters are threeimensional compelling and have their own flaws and virtues Their motivations are believable and well Two Brothers, One Tail drawn The relationships between Kayla and Ray as well as with the other characters are a little predictable but Iid not mind that in this case The tension throughout the book made it a page turner The author Woman Much Missed did a great job of world building with vividescriptions that gave a clear sense of time and placeThis is the only book that I have read by this author but I am looking forward to the next book in the series I believe those readers that enjoy combining police procedurals with supernatural suspense in an urban fantasy environment will enjoy this book Many thanks to BelleBooks Bell Bridge Books and Diana Pharaoh Francis for a Why Americas Top Pundits Are Wrong digital ARC of this novel via Net Galley and the opportunity to provide an honest review Opinions are mine alone and are not biased in any way. Urders is going to be the hardest case of my life and not just because every second will torture me with reminders of how much I miss my old life and my partner who hates my guts for abandoning theepartmentBut it’s time to suck it up because if I screw this up Portland will be wiped out and I’m not going to let that happen Hold on to your butts Portland Justice is coming and I on’t take prisone. .
The Witchkin Murders was all Over The Place For Me place for Really Did Love "really id love at times but then it kind of Trail of Secrets dragged on and on Kayla was a policeetective when the magicfall happened She uit her job and How to Train a Cowboy disappeared from her partner s life But now she needs him when sheiscovers murders in the parkRay is angry with Kayla for leaving without a trace but he was pretty mean to her when she said she needed to go He still has no idea what caused Kayla to uit the force but he sure isn t going to let her get away this time without an explanationMystery murder and mayhem grab Kayla and Ray in its grip and One Special Moment don t let go for the entire ride Overall this was a great read and I would of given it a 4 and here comes the but but I can t overlook an extremely long and convoluted ending and a few plotirections that led to nothing making it 35I received this ARC copy of The Witchkin Murders from BelleBooks Inc Bell Bridge Books This is my honest and voluntary review The Witchkin Murders is set for publication June 7 2019My rating 35 starsWritten by Diana Pharaoh FrancisPaperback 288 pagesPublisher Bell Bridge Books Publication Date June 7 2019ISBN 10 1611949521ISBN 13 978 1611949520Genre Urban Fantasy Noble The world exploded with wild magic and the supernatural world A Touch of Persuasion (Men Of Wolff Mountain declared war on humans and Kayla life went straight to hell She used to be aetective and now she s witchkin and a scavenger trying to hide her secret But any chance she had of escaping her past and keeping her secret Watch for Me by Moonlight (The Midnight Twins, disappears when sheiscovers a murder scene that screams whit signs of black magic ritual She has to work with her old partner who hates her for abandoning the The Mommy Makeover department and if she screws this up Portland will be wiped outThis new urban fantasy screams suspense and magic and while most of the storyoesn t have a lot of romance per say it The Convicts Bounty Bride (Convict Wives does hint at the possibility of a romantic feelings between Kayla and old partner Ray The chemistry burns hot and heavy throughout the story as they clash sending sparks flying in everyirection The relationship is chock full of emotional upheaval A River of Royal Blood (Untitled, due to secrets that stem from what happened when magic fell These two strong bold characters along with strong supportive characters easilyraw readers into their story as they struggle to come to terms with working together again and with how they really feelReaders can t stop reading very fast paced and suspenseful story that is full of stunning twists that change everything in this post apocalyptic world full of wild magic and monsters where the First Blood divide between humans and supernaturals is boiling over the top Uniue elements and a wonderfullyescriptive futuristic setting makes it easy for readers to imagine so they really can t help but this energetic and stunning read The Witchkin Murders has everything I could ask for in a book A strong take no crap heroine a yummy flawed hero interesting world building Magic and secrets and impending The Palliser Novels doom Oh myI like Diana Pharoah Francis I loved her Diamond City Magic Series Iove into this book hoping to find another read like Trace of Magic but Men And Gods In Mongolia did not find it This book is a spin offoffshot Of The Horngate Witches and I really wish I read that first The world building is interesting but there is a lot of it a huge info Hunter Killer (Pike Logan dump The society is messed up because of the events that happened in The Horngate Witches infoump The magic structure reuires a fair amount of explanation multiple info Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, dumps Basically there is just a crapload of infoumpsThe story starts 4 years after the Witch Wars and I went into it blind It felt like reading about someone walking away from a car crash unscathed and not knowing what a car is Very little made sense Witches are pariah s except for Techno Wizards for some reason Magic is bad except everyone buys charms all the time They live in a magical society and except for the technological aspects of magic the cops seem to ignore it When I stopped trying to understand the foundation I started to enjoy the story Kayla used to be a cop Then magic walloped Portland and she couldn t be a cop any Now she s a woman with a secret Well if you want to get technical she has twono three secrets A big one A monster sized one And a What The Friend Zone did you just say one She just stepped into a murder scene She s not a cop any But some instincts can t be stifled So she s going to reach out to Ray the partner she walked away from without a backward glance A man carrying his own secrets There isn t time to find a new balance They have to hit the ground running Stuff is about to hit the fan Cops may ignore magic unless it smacks them upside the head but magic is coming that they can t ignore And they are woefully unprepared for itI like Kayla she is small and scrappy andoes not take injustice laying Flying Scotsman Manual down I like Ray he s a strong character with heart and enough sense to beatown his inner Neanderthal when Kayla sticks her neck out further than. Four years ago my world the world exploded with wild magic The cherry on top of that crap cake The supernatural world Alpha (Shifters, declared war on humans and my life went straight to hellI used to be aetective and a Whalerider damned good one Then Magicfall happened and I changed along with the world I’m witchkin now something than human or not uite humanepending on your perspective To survive I’ve become a scavenger He Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex d like Ordinarily Ion
t like a shifting perspective But it works beautifully here It gave me just enough relationshiplike a shifting perspective But it works beautifully here It gave me just enough relationship without making me want to throw up my hands it works beautifully here It gave me just enough relationship rama without making me want to throw up my hands yell oh my God just talk to each other already The supporting characters keep the story lively And once it gets going and it takes its sweet time getting up to speed the story is highly entertainingI m giving this a 35 on the It s not you it s me premise for a couple reasons 1 Not understanding the backstory kept me from appreciating the story2 It has since been fixed but when I read the kindle version poorly executed HTML turned this story into a big italicized messI received a copy
"from Netgalley for review These are my honest thoughts the witchkinmurdersnetgalley Three and a half starsFour years ago Kayla "Netgalley for review These are my honest thoughts the witchkinmurdersnetgalley Three and a half starsFour years ago Kayla world imploded when wild magic exploded and the supernatural world or Witchkin eclared war on the humans Now there is an uneasy truce with humans and the technomages on one side and all Witchkin on the other Kayla was a successful Considering Kate (The Stanislaskis, detective until the war when wild magic hit she transformed into a terrible monster whenever she got wet Unable to continue working for Portland PD she now scavenges for scarce resources like tampons and peanut butter in areas ravaged by wild magic Returning from one such scavenge she comes across three murdered Witchkin andespite all her fears calls her old partner Ray to let him knowRay and Kayla had a very bad falling out when she abruptly uit the force without any explanation and emotions have run hot and fierce ever since strangely when they meet up again for the first time in four years Ray feels lust and frustration than anything else They go their separate ways until a high profile kidnapping of two of the most prominent and wealthy members of Portland society bring Ray and Kayla back into contact againFirst the things I liked The world building was great I liked the magic mixed with technomages and shifters and mythology even though it Sweetland did seem reminiscent of the glorious world of Kate Daniels There were strong tensions between humans and Witchkin and I liked some of the uses of magic I also liked the hitherto less explored mythologies and the creature which Kayla shifts into kudos for choosing something out of the ordinaryTurning to what Iidn t like First Ray only seemed to have one expression or variants thereof his Art of Laurel and Hardy dk went hard it actually started to seem like an almost forced reaction like he had been infected with magical Viagra rather than a normal reaction to a woman he is in love with Second Kayla can t for the life of her understand why Ray gets so worked up when she puts herself inanger she is in such Hers To Cherish (Verdantia, denial about their feelings for each other that it becomes exasperating for goodness sake you re supposed to be aetective woman get a clue Third there were a couple of very clunky political messagesstatements which jarred on meOverall this was a promising start with an interesting world building and plot let own slightly by the romance side as urban fantasy often is Not in the same league as Ilona Andrews although so few are but an enjoyable read nevertheless and I look forward to reading in the seriesI received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review Source PublisherGenre Urban FantasyRating 35ThoughtsThe Witchkin Murders is the first installment in author Diana Pharaoh Francis Magicfall Urban Fantasy series 4 years ago the world exploded with wild magic The cherry on top of that crap cake The supernatural world eclared war on humans and those like Kayla Reese and Ray Garza found themselve I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review forMagic has entered the world and pretty much completely changed it Those who The Summer of the Ubume developed some type of power are known as witchkin and left to police themselves The humans separate themselves which could be theirownfall There is some great world building going on lots of action some mystery a touch of romance and lots of surprises that will keep you turning the page until there are no Perfect for fans of the genre I really liked it so I give it 45 stars Thank you NetGalley and Bell Bridge Books for this arcI Distracted - Acting Edition don t believe I ve read this author s work before But a uick check on GR let me know that it likely would have some romance mixed in with the fantasy story While I m usually okay with some romance mixed in I found this to be too heavy on the romance for me in that it was aistraction from the main story The world was an interesting one but apparently there s a previous series The Horngate Witches in which the world is fully Trauma heilen developed and this book just picks up where the Horngate Witches left off so if I had some uestions that if I really want answers for I need to read the 4 books of that series to find outI found the pacing of this read to be bumpy Seemed Earching abandoned houses and stores for the everyday luxuries in short supply tampons and peanut butter Oh how the mighty have fallen but anything’s better than risking my secret Except old habits Developing Resilient Organizations die hard When Iiscover a murder scene screaming with signs of black magic ritual I know my Clean Tech, Clean Profits days of hiding are over Any chance I had of escaping my past with my secret intact is gone Solving the witchkin