The Devil’s Disease by L.J.K. Oliva #Review
Posted by brriske
The Devil’s Disease
Genre: urban fantasy
Date of Publication: March 31, 2016
Word Count: 93,338
Cover Artist: Amy Mateyka
In the city by the Bay, things are about to get bloody…
Psychic medium Lena Alan always sticks to what she knows, and what she knows are dead people. When her brother Cyrus agrees to look into a troubling incident for local vampire Seneca Lynch, Lena finds herself in unfamiliar territory.
One thing is clear: she needs a detective, and there’s only one she trusts.
Private investigator Jesper MacMillian is ready to get back to business. Between his duties as leader of the city’s Romani community and the stack of unfinished paperwork on his desk, he doesn’t have time to think about ghosts, witches, or Lena Alan. After nearly a month of no contact, he’s starting to think she’s forgotten about him…until she waltzes through his office door and hands him a new case.
Still reeling from his last encounter with the subversive world, MacMillian is tempted to turn it down. But this is Lena, and he can’t bring himself to tell her no. He soon finds himself drawn even deeper into the shadows, into a part of the demimonde where folklore is real and nightmares are born.
This time, there are more than just ghosts walking the streets of San Francisco.
There are monsters, too.
I am so hooked on this series!! If you haven’t read book 1 stop right now and grab it, you’ll love it and then this book will make more sense. Don’t get me wrong you can read this as a stand alone but if you don’t read book 1 you might not understand some of the history and emotions the author brings to the characters. Now on to my take on this amazing series.
When vampires start getting sick,and mind you I never knew they could get sick, the Constable of the San Francisco vampires and a vamp hisself, Seneca Lynch, asks Cyrus and Lena for help. Naturally they agree to help him so they ask PI Jesper MacMillian for assistance.
What follows is an interesting look into the world of vampires. We’re introduced to several new characters including Stella, the Slayer and Grace, Lena and Cyrus’ little sister. I really enjoyed the interaction between Jesper and Lynch, especially when Lena is in some real trouble and what they decide to do to try and save her.
A great fast paced can’t put down read that had me hooked from page one and dissapointed that it had to end. I really enjoy a book that makes you feel like you’re seeing the action not just reading a book and this one does that in spades. I love feeling a connection with the characters and caring about what happens to them and I care a lot about these characters. This book shows the author cares about making the story more than just a book and I really hope this series gets made into movies it’s that good!
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 5 hooked hearts.
About the Author:
L.J.K Oliva is the devil-may-care alter-ego of noir romance novelist Laura Oliva. She likes her whiskey strong, her chocolate dark, and her steak bloody. L.J.K. likes monsters… and knows the darkest ones don’t live in closets.
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