Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Banshee Charmer - Tiffany Allee Review

Goodreads Synopsis
When she’s sent to a crime scene and finds her second dead woman in as many weeks, half-banshee detective Kiera “Mac” McLoughlin is convinced a serial killer is on the loose. Incubi are extinct, her boss insists. But what else can kill a woman in the throes of pleasure? When her partner is murdered after using witchcraft to locate the killer and Mac is thrown off the case, her frustration turns to desperation. 

Certain the killer is an incubus, Mac works behind her department’s back to chase down slim, sometimes perilous leads. While the killer eludes her, she does discover handsome Aidan Byrne, an investigative counterpart from the enigmatic Otherworlder Enforcement Agency. Mac typically runs her investigations fast and hard, but with Aidan at her side, she’s running this one “hot” as well. But Aidan knows more than he’s letting on—something that could shatter their blazing romance and add Mac to the killer’s growing body count…

This book was not what I expected but in a really good way. The plot interweaves between informing you about these new or sometimes familiar creatures or half humans and the rest is dedicated to a good old fashioned serial killer/murder mystery. I particularly liked that it was about a Banshee, there really aren't any novels I'm aware of which use this persona, especially not for a person who is in law enforcement. 

Although it is quite short I felt that Allee managed to really get me hooked on the characters so I cared what happened to them. This is always great especially in a murder mystery. Aiden Byrne is somewhat of a mystery to us and to Mac, he appears like a good guy but then why would he break into her apartment for their first meeting. I was intrigued by this handsome yet slightly untrustworthy character which lead the reader into some interesting thoughts towards the plot line. There was lots of plot development, when you think that Mac is off the case for good she gets into a scuffle with a goblin (nasty things) 

To me, the cover looks quite saucy, especially when it says 'Scream for me' but the novel is generally quite down to earth. There are some places where you could say that the sex scenes are a little rowdy but other than that its a very PG book. I don't think the man on the cover does Aiden justice either... or at least not to the Aiden I had in my mind :-) 

I really enjoyed the fact that the so called 'underworlders' don't have to hide and are in a position of authority, like humans there has always got to be the bad ones but I love the way Allee has come up with a concept where some are good. I'm really looking forward to this series and think it could have some quite exciting twists with various different underworld type characters. This book flies you into crime and paranormal romance genre's which are very well intertwined, if you like any of these genres this is definitely your kind of book!

Look out for my author interview and giveaway coming soon!!!!


  1. Wow! New book for me. Thanks for the review, excuse me while I dash off to add to my wishlist.
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  2. o..o..

    this is a new author and book for me,,,i cant wait to reading..
    nice riview ^^