Friday, February 13, 2015

Taking Chances by Rita & T.J. Webb - Review & Giveaway

Taking Chances
Paranormal Investigators #3

Rita & T.J. Webb

New Adult Paranormal Romance
January 7, 2015

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How far would you go to save a friend?

People are going missing in Kodiak, Alaska.

The evidence: bloody bear prints larger than any bear Jason or Emma have ever seen and black ooze that can eat the flesh from bones.

Bears don’t wander into busy shopping districts, turn off security alarms, and break into stores. When Emma’s friend goes missing, Jason and Emma realize the cops aren’t up to handling the situation.

Something’s wrong in the paranormal world. Can Jason and Emma fix things before someone else gets hurt?

My Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

First off, I'd like to say that Playing Hooky is a great introduction to the Paranormal Investigators series. This novella can be downloaded free from the authors' website. I love the imagination that comes through on every page of this series. So many mythological and supernatural creatures all hidden from the human world in Alaska-- I always thought strange things went on during those long winters!

I love main character Emma. She's strong, intelligent, feisty, everything I look for in a friend. Not only that, she's completely open-minded when introduced to the paranormal world by best friend Jason. Oh, and I love the purple hair courtesy of a spell-challenged elf.

Taking Chances is darker than Playing Hooky. Girls are disappearing from Emma and Jason's hometown, and the culprit doesn't appear to be human. Tempers and fear run high as the local police attempt to investigate something they can't comprehend. Knowing the police are in over their heads, Emma and Jason decide to conduct their own investigation.

I enjoyed the switching POV between Emma and Jason. I'm also glad the authors didn't drag out the romantic tension for too long... it was rather obvious these two best friends should be together. There was a lot of suspense as Jason begins to learn more about his background and who he really is. Overall, I really enjoyed this paranormal story, really liked the myriad of intriguing characters and the interesting plot. If you like urban fantasy, this is definitely a series worth checking out.

About the Authors

Our adventure started with a camping trip and a bottle of whiskey. Apparently Rita is a scary monster, and TJ needed liquid courage to give her that first kiss.

When not fighting over who gets to read our favorite books first, we’re swapping kisses, plot ideas, and movie quotes in the kitchen.

Together, we home-school our three girls, who keep us busy with art, science projects, books to read, dance classes, and walks about the park.

Come play a little hooky with us by getting our first book for free on our website: 

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  1. Great review! I usually am not a fan of drawn out romances where a character (or both) are oblivious that the other is into them bleh. It's fun for the tension a little bit but move it along please! >.< Glad you liked it!

    1. With the switching POV we knew they both liked each other. I've read some stories where I was ready to hit one of the characters over the head with something hard if something-- anything-- didn't happen.

      This one was drawn out just a bit to create tension, then they jumped. So sweet :)

  2. I am bigger on the paranormal elements. As long as there is more to the story and it is well written, keeping me entertained I will read almost anything. Thanks for the review and sharing the freebie, Kimber. I hope you have a fantastic weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. I think this is a good series, especially for fans of the paranormal. Give Playing Hooky a try :)

  3. Kimber, thank you for the review & for hosting us today! I'm so glad you like Playing Hooky & Taking Chances.


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