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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Descendants of the Rose by Juliette Harper Blog Tour Stop with Personal Review and Giveaway :)

Welcome to my tour stop for Descendants of the Rose by Juliette Harper! This is the first book in the Selby Jensen Paranormal Mysteries series and the tour runs July 20-31. Check out the tour page for more information.

Descendant of the RoseAbout the Book:
Selby Jensen’s business card reads “Private Investigator,” but to say the least, that downplays her real occupation. Let’s hear it in her own words:
“You want to know what I do for a living? I rip souls out. Cut heads off. Put silver bullets where silver bullets need putting. You think there aren't any monsters? . . . I have some disturbing news for you. You might want to sit down. Monsters walk among us. I'm looking for one in particular. In the meantime? I'm keeping the rest of them from eating people like you.” In this debut novel of her new paranormal mystery series, Juliette Harper, author of The Lockwood Legacy books and The Study Club Mysteries creates a cast of characters, most of whom have one thing in common; they don’t have a pulse. The dead are doing just fine by Selby, who is determined never to lose someone she loves again, but then a force of love more powerful than her grief changes that plan. Join Selby Jensen as she and her team track down a shadowy figure tied to a murder at a girls’ school. What none of them realize, however, is that in solving this case, they will enter a longer battle against a larger evil.
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***My Personal Review***

I loved this book - I have read several books by Juliette Harper but this was the first paranormal one and I must say I am impressed that she was able to go with a new genre and do it so well :)  Ghosts, vampires and monsters?  Yes PLEASE!  I was so psyched to read this and it was not a disappointment.  Selby Jensen is such a charismatic and complex character.  She is not your normal private investigator ... her friends and helpers are not of this world.  Her best bud is a ghost named Helen that died when they were 25.  Her other friend is a vampire named Johnny who is a recluse in his cellar home.  Selby is sarcastic and yet somehow magnetic for all these paranormal creatures as well as the reader.  She apologizes for nothing but she has a soft side that does not show up right away.  It really makes her a sympathetic character once you start to delve into her past.  And it may seem strange that she spends her life with them but in reality she is drawn to them as they are to her.  I think somehow they make her feel better about her life but also comfort her.  I really like the way Selby characterizes her friends and her lifestyle and how the author brings in pop culture references. 

This is the first in a series of paranormal Selby Jensen novels for the author and I can't wait to read the next one.  This one has them investigating an all girls school for a demon.  I wonder what will happen next?  It will most certainly be good!  Highly recommend this book, definitely a 5-star read and perfect for those who like paranormal but not horror :)

About the Author:
Juliette Harper is the pen name used by the writing team of Patricia Pauletti and Rana K. Williamson. Descendants of the Rose is the first installment of Harper’s debut Selby Jensen Paranormal Mystery series. Pauletti, an Easterner of Italian descent, is an accomplished musician with an eye for art and design. Williamson, a Texan, worked as a journalist and university history instructor before becoming a full-time freelance writer in 2002. Juliette Harper is also the author of The Lockwood Legacy, a nine-book chronicle of the lives of three sisters who inherit a ranch in Central Texas following their father’s suicide. Four of the novels are currently available: Langston’s Daughters, Baxter’s Draw, Alice's Portrait and Mandy’s Father. And don’t miss her hilariously funny “cozy” Study Club Mysteries, a light-hearted spinoff of The Lockwood Legacy. The books, set in the 1960s, take on the often absurd eccentricities of small town life with good-natured, droll humor. The first book, You Can’t Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet is available with the second, You Can’t Put a Corpse in a Parade, coming in Summer 2015.


One (1) winner gets a $25 Amazon gift card (INT) & one (1) winner gets the Lockwood Legacy books, Langston's Daughters, Baxter's Draw, Alice's Portrait and Mandy's Father (US)
Ends August 5th

giveaway provided by the author, bloggers are not responsible for prizing.

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions

1 comment:

  1. I'm really glad you loved this one too! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!


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