This book was actually the first I'd read of this series. It was good enought to make me grab up the others. It stood pretty well on it's own but I definitely appreciate it more having read the first 6 now. In this book we get to see what happens with Jamie & Jeremy(wish there'd been more.) There is also interaction with Elena & Clay and Eve & Kristoff are back too.
WOW! This is the best of the series so far! Jaime and Jeremy, an unlikely pairing, get a chance to discover their relationship while solving a crime that leads to the involvement of some of my favorite Armstrong characters: Eve, Kristof, and glimpses of Savannah. She also throws in new characters that I expect to see in future novels.
Ms Armstrong has the ability to make a Mary Higgins Clark type novel, in the paranormal realm, but throwing in more romance. This book has the most "sex" that you will find in the books yet, BUT, it is not graphic or erotic, it is pleasantly romantic and suggestive. AND WOW! The creativity in the porch scened with Jeremy and Jaime is like none other I have read! Steamy without being distasteful!
This one got a rare, 5-star rating from me!
This book suprised me. When I read the back of it and found out what the contents where about Jaime Vegas and teaming up with other humans who can "contact the dead" I was more or less turned off by it. But being the trooper I am and knowing how much ive loved this series thus far I kept on. And I am glad I did, I loved this book! You do get to see some of the other characters in this book too. Jeremy, Karl, Kristof, and Eve. Also Jaime may just get her wish granted when her love interest Jeremy comes to visit. All in all I really enjoyed this book!
I really enjoyed getting to know Jamie Vegas in this book, and having the previouse characters woven into the plot in this series gives it an added bonus.
I love this series and it manages to get stronger and flow better with each entry. Jaime Vegas, necromancer and celebrity spiritualist steps to center stage in this book with Eve, Savannah, Jeremy and Kris watching her back. The plot stumbles briefly here and there trying to keep all the characters involved through a few minor subplots that could have been left out but is overall nicely done and interesting with a satisfying ending. As always, there is important character development and series arc included in the book - new readers to the series should start at the beginning. Infrequent but intense sex scenes, ditto for strong language.
Once again, Kelley Armstrong has delivered a spicy romance/thriller that left me on the edge of my seat! I couldn't put it down, and when it was over, I wanted to immediately read it again. I'm so happy for Jeremy!
There were a few things that I thought went unexplained, like in the very end during the big confrontation between the group and Jaime, she knew some things that I couldn't figure out how she knew. Sure she was talking to Brendan and Murphy, but how did she know most of the stuff she knew? She can't read minds, and her knowledge would be limited to what Brendan and Murphy knew. So that was strange to me. Otherwise, a great story!
The Jeremy, pack's Alpha, and Jamie, the necromancer, get together in this sexy story.
So far this is my favorite of all the Women of the Otherworld books. It has the least amount of action but I fell in love with Jaime and Jeremy as a couple. The fact that both of them took so long to move forward with their relationship shows a level of maturity that many supernaturals in this genre are not always given.
Necromancer Jaime Vegas is in Los Angeles to try raise the ghost of Marilyn Monroe for a reality TV show. But when she is sitting in the garden behind the house they are using, ghosts of murdered children (buried in the garden) keep touching and poking her. She knows they are there, but for some reason she can't make contact with them. So, with the help of Jeremy and others in the council, Jaime is trying to find out what exactly happened to these children.
Excellent addition to the "Women of the Otherworld" series.
I loved the first couple of books in this series but my attention has been waning on the last couple of ones. I feel like this one got back on track. I was never intrigued by Jamie but I liked her character here. We also see a side of Jeremy we haven't seen before; including a couple of very hot scenes.
Jaime Vega is a necromancer who can see ghosts and animate the dead. She's trying to get her own TV show, and this is her big break - a TV special as one of three paranormal experts trying to raise the ghost of Marilyn Monroe. While they are filming, however, other ghosts actually seem to be able to touch her, which is something unusual. When she realizes the ghosts are children unaware of their death and unable to cross over, she is determined to find out how they died and help them. What she discovers is a group of wannabe magic practitioners using human sacrifice to enhance their powers, which is not supposed to work. Or has someone stumbled on a way to make it work? Jaime enlists the help of old friends, Jeremy the alpha werewolf who makes her blood sizzle, the ghost of black magic practitioner Eve Levine, and half chaos demon Hope Adams, in her efforts to help the spirit children. Armstrong's supernatural world is quite original and fascinating, though Jaime is not as engaging a character to me as her others despite her interesting powers, hence the 3-star rating rather than a 4.
Necromancer, Jaime Vegas finally gets her own story-and a great story it is! We also check in with Elena,Clay and the kids, plus get formally introduced to Hope, the half-demon featured in Armstrong's contribution to DATES FROM HELL (Chaotic). I understand that Personal Demon, the next book, is Hope's story. And best of all, we get to see a different side of Jereny Danvers and it's a very sexy side!
Was good,I couldn't enjoyed as much as I did(Dime Store Magic)
great book. follows well with others by this author
From other ISBN Hardcover:
Readers around the world have fallen for Kelley Armstrongs intoxicating, sensual and wicked tales of the paranormal, in which demons and witches, werewolves and vampires collide often hilariously, sometimes violently with everyday life. In Armstrongs first six novels, Elena, Paige and Eve have had their way with us. Now get ready for Jaime Vegas, the luscious, lovelorn and haunted necromancer. . .
Jaime, who knows a thing or two about showbiz, is on a television shoot in Los Angeles when weird things start to happen. As a woman whose special talent is raising the dead, her threshold for weirdness is pretty high: shes used to not only seeing dead people but hearing them speak to her in very emphatic terms. But for the first time in her life as invisible hands brush her skin, unintelligible fragments of words are whispered into her ears, and beings move just at the corner of her eyeshe knows what humans mean when they talk about being haunted.
She is determined to get to the bottom of these manifestations, but as she sets out to solve the mystery she has no idea how scary her investigation will get, or to what depths ordinary humans will sink in their attempts to gain supernatural powers. As she digs into the dark underside of Los Angeles, shell need as much Otherworld help as she can get in order to survive, calling on her personal angel, Eve, and Hope, the well-meaning chaos demon. Jeremy, the alpha werewolf, is also by her side offering protection. And, Jaime hopes, maybe a little more than that.
As I knelt on the cobblestones to begin the ritual, I opened not some ancient leather pouch, but a Gucci make-up bag. . . .
I know little about the geography and theology of the afterlife, but I do know that the worst spirits are kept secured, and my risk of accidentally tapping into a hell dimension is next to nil. Even if I do bring back some depraved killers spirit, what can it do to me? When you deprive someone of the ability to act in the living world, hes pretty darned helpless. In death, even the worst killer plummets from lethal to merely annoying.
Yet whatever had been trying to contact me apparently could cross that barrier, could act in the living world. . .at least on me. I added an extra helping of vervain to the censer.
from No Humans Involved
This was a fun book! I forgot just how much fun this series is to read! I really enjoyed Jaime's narration - as well as the romance! This was a great read that included updates about all of the major characters and reminders concerning things that took place in previous books (it's been a while since I read _Broken_...). The plot was very interesting and I am excited to continue to catch up with this series!
I enjoyed the story of Jamie Vegas, necromancer. This installment was relatively low key compared to some of the others, but we are dealing with the dead here... they don't attack like other supernaturals do. I enjoyed having Jeremy in the book also.
I recommend this book wholeheartedly, just know it is a slower pace.
This book was one of those that just flowed, an exciting comfortable read! The book just grabbed my attention and didn't let go. It was one of those I didn't want to put down.
Well by book seven of the Otherworld Series I believe I'm thoroughly hooked! Jaime our favorite necromancer gets help in thee most interesting places! All I have to say is FINALLY!
We meet a new member to our cast of amazing magical women, Hope. Several spirits get to cross over, mysterious magical mayhem solved, Jaime moves into a new direction! Can't wait to see the new tattoo!