Saturday, June 2, 2007

No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong

No Humans Involved
Kelley Armstrong
Bantam Spectra – Random House, Inc.
May 2007

Jaime Vegas is on a set in L.A. with two fellow spiritualists. They’re planning to attempt contact with the ghost of Marilyn Monroe for an upcoming television special. Not only is Jaime a necromancer who can raise the dead, but she sees and hears the dead as well. Things begin to take a bad turn when Jaime can’t quite get a fix on a number of ghosts in the garden of the home they’re shooting at. Never having encountered this before she seeks advice and answers to the strange haunting, but in her effort to gain knowledge she’s quickly getting herself into deep trouble.

Jaime enlists the help of Jeremy, an alpha werewolf, a half chaos demon named Hope, and Eve, her guide from the other side. Together they set out to find the cause of the weakened ghosts in the garden and set them free. The more she learns, the more threatened her life becomes and not even Jeremy watching over her will keep trouble away. Jaime will do everything in her power to keep everyone around her safe while she continues to help the dead, and one way or another she plans to make things right.

No Humans Involved is the seventh novel in the Women of the Otherworld series, with an additional short story included in an anthology. In this installment readers get a deeper look into Jaime’s life as she narrates and demonstrates her powers as a necromancer. Ms. Armstrong’s skills as an author shine through and make Jaime’s story well worth the read. Powerful characters capture the reader’s attention, while their unique abilities grow in clear detail and their quirky personalities keep you entertained. Filled with equal parts of action, adventure and a dark mystery, this story is also sprinkled with a delicious dose of lustful interest.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

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