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Summary-“Some folks treated the past like an old friend. The memories warmed them with fondness for what was, and hope for what was to come. Not me. When I thought of long ago, my insides curdled, and I was left feeling sour and wasted.”
Jenny Schmidt is a young woman with old heartaches. A small town Texas girl with big city attitude, she just doesn’t fit in. Not that she has ever tried.
Life has pummeled her heart into one big, lonely callus. She has no siblings, both parents were dead by sixteen, and her last grandparent—and caretaker—was in the ground before she turned twenty-one. She’s the last living member of her immediate family. Or so she thinks…
“We found my ‘grandfather’ sitting at his dining room table. An entire scorched pot of coffee dangled from his shaky hand. His skin was the ashen gray shade of thunderclouds, not the rich mocha from the photo I’d seen. There were dark blue circles under each swollen red eye. A halo of white hair skirted his bald head, a crown of tangles and mats. Corpses had more life in them.”
Suddenly, instead of burying it with the dead, Jenny is forced to confront the past. Armed only with an ancient family journal, her rifle, and an Apache tomahawk, she must save her grandfather’s life and embrace her dangerous heritage. Or be devoured by it.
Quick witted Jenny and just as sharp best friend Marshal make this novel such an enjoyable read that I couldn't believe it was over so soon. I have made no secret of the fact that I love serials. It's great to get a complete story in 65 pages or so and get another one that builds on what you know, a month or so later.
Jenny, featured on the cover, has a purple mohawk, sharp tongue, and a Texas sized chip on her shoulder when it comes to family. So when her grandfather, who she was told was dead a long time ago, emails her, she is reluctant to meet him. The mystery only deepens when she agrees to kill a beast that is killing his livestock later that night and she and Marshal return. What they find is like nothing she's ever seen and the true Moonsong in her comes out. The writing is crisp and clean, it matches Jenny's character who knows exactly who she is and doesn't make any excuses for it. I didn't expect to love this one, but I couldn't wait to open up the next story in this series. E.J. Wesley is a fantastic writer! And even though that cover may be strange, it matches Jenny and the storyline perfectly! Take a good look at it before you read.
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Goodreads Summary- After receiving an ancient tribal journal from her grandfather, Jenny is sent on a mission of discovery in an attempt to unravel clues to her family's monster hunting past. The journey becomes more than academic when she is asked to confront a coven of dangerous witches who plan to cast an insidious spell on the plains of West Texas.
Witch's Nocturne is the second of the Moonsongs Books, a series of paranormal-horror-action novelettes by author E.J. Wesley. These stories contain language and content better suited for mature readers.
Because the characters of Jenny and Marshal are so well fleshed out in Blood Fugue, I felt I already knew them well enough in this second book and it took no time to understand what was going on even though there was a small bit of introduction to remind readers of what had happened in the first book. It's not a standalone by any means. Jenny has a family business to carry on and she's flying by the seat of her pants but for a journal from her grandfather and Marshal's help. This story seemed a bit longer than the first and is again filled with some great comments from Jenny (her view of people is generally that she prefers computers to them) and a mystery leading her to discover only a sliver more about her family. It's just as entertaining as the first and I highly recommend it.
As far as it being for mature readers, I so far haven't seen anything that would warrant that kind of warning. But maybe subsequent titles will have something in it that will prove me wrong. I felt they were PG 13.
Here's some info on E.J. Wesley and I have to say, he wrote Jenny so well, I was very surprised to find out E.J. was a man.
Bio:Born and raised in Oklahoma, E.J. grew up in a land of good earth and better people. He holds degrees in psychology and counseling, but prefers to spend his time in the heads of imaginary people to real ones. He writes and lives in South Texas, and loves to chat about movies, books, music, food, and family.
These novels were given to me through a blog tour brought to you by CBB Book Promotions. You can follow the rest of the tour HERE.
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