Title: Blood & Ash
Series: The Jezebel Files, #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Date Published: January 14, 2020
Publisher: Te Da Media
Cold-blooded kidnappers. Long-lost magic. When things get serious, she goes full Sherlock.
Ashira Cohen takes pride in being the only female private investigator in Vancouver. With her skills, her missing persons case should be a piece of cake.
She wasn’t counting on getting bashed in the skull, revealing a hidden tattoo and supernatural powers she shouldn’t possess.
Or the bitter icing on top: a spree of abductions and terrifying ghostly creatures on a deadly bender.
And don’t even get her started on the golems.
Reluctantly partnered with her long-time nemesis Levi, the infuriating leader of the magic community, Ash resolves to keep her focus on the clue trail and off their sexual tension because WTF is up with that?
But with a mastermind organization pulling strings from the shadows and Levi’s arrogance driving her to pick out his body bag, can Ash rescue the captives and uncover the truth or will the next blood spilled be her own?
You made a choice that now allows you to make a different one. One that is easier to live with. That's all life is. A string of choices and in the end, we hope we come out ahead.
First of all, I absolutely love how strong this author makes the lead female characters. It makes it really easy to love them... even when they're dumb about their relationships and they make me want to shake them. Even the side characters are freaking awesome.
I noticed multiple similarities between Ash and Nava, the main character in the other series I read. I can't say them all, because spoilers and whatnot. Good news is I love both characters. But I do recommend other people have more of a break between reading the two and maybe it'll be less obvious.
The setting for this book is pretty spiffy as well. You've got this world in which there are magical users and there is all sorts of drama with just that alone. Then when you throw in a guy she's disliked since childhood, but he's also sexy times and also incredibly frustrating.
Ultimately, this book was really hard to put down. The narration is fantastic and the story is captivating. I cannot wait to continue this series. Another gem from the brain of Deborah Wilde!