Jade Calhoun Series Bundle – Deanna Chase
Series: Jade Calhoun
Author: Deanna Chase
Books 1 of the Jade Calhoun Series – Haunted on Bourbon Street
Jade loves her new apartment–until a ghost joins her in the shower. When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn’t count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord. Being an empath has never been easy on Jade’s relationships. It’s no wonder she keeps her gift a secret. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it’s up to Jade to use her unique ability to save her. Except she’ll need Kane’s help–and he’s betrayed her with a secret of his own–to do it. Can she find a way to trust him and herself before Pyper is lost?
Books 2 of the Jade Calhoun Series – Witches of Bourbon Street
Jade Calhoun was never fond of her empath abilities. Now she’s discovered she has another gift she’d rather not unwrap–magic. But when her mentor, Bea, becomes gravely ill and insists Jade’s the only one who can help, she’s forced to embrace her witchy side. It’s too bad she spent a decade shunning the magical community and never learned to harness her powers. Because time’s run out. A trapped spirit has revealed a clue to Jade’s long-lost mother. The resident angel has gone rogue and disappeared with Jade’s boyfriend, Kane. And if that wasn’t enough, her ex appears to be possessed. To save any of them, Jade will need to find a way to control her inner white witch–without succumbing to black magic. Otherwise, she’ll lose everything…including her soul.
Review: I stumbled on this author earlier in the year, and I was so impressed with her writing that I decided to hunt for other books by her. The first novel I read was Influential Magic, the first book from her Crescent City Fae series. When I found this bundle I bought it immediately. However, I have been kindof dragging my heels when it came to actually reading it! I bought it way back in April, but I was afraid the books might not live up to my expectations of it after reading Influential Magic. Boy, was I wrong!
This book was amazingly good – made even more so because you get two books in one with this set. Unlike the fae, we are now dealing more with witches and ghosts. Jade is an untrained witch with immense power, but she seems to be a ghost magnet – and it’s forcing her to face a world that she has denied for far too long. Just as with the previous book I read of Chase’s, we have immensely likeable characters, a great and compelling storyline, and an irresistible need to read more. I get so caught up with the world and the characters, that it is so hard to put any of her books down! I loved this set so much, I have already bought the next two in the series – Demons of Bourbon Street and Angels of Bourbon Street. And waiting with bated breath for Irresistible Magic to release sometime in 2013! Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this author!