Monday, May 26, 2014

Dead Spots (Scarlett Bernard #1) by Melissa F. Olson

Dead Spots (Scarlett Bernard #1) by Melissa F. Olson
This is an adult Urban Fantasy novel (Rated R)
 (Four Null Hearts)
Book Summary
Scarlett Bernard knows about personal space: step within ten feet of her, and any supernatural spells or demonic forces are instantly defused—vampires and werewolves become human again, and witches can’t get out so much as a “hocus pocus.” This special skill makes her a null and very valuable to Los Angeles’s three most powerful magical communities, who utilize her ability to scrub crime scenes clean of all traces of the paranormal to keep humanity, and the LAPD, in the dark.

But one night Scarlett’s late arrival to a grisly murder scene reveals her agenda and ends with LAPD’s Jesse Cruz tracking her down to strike a deal: he’ll keep quiet about the undead underworld if she helps solve the case. Their pact doesn’t sit well with Dash, the city’s chief bloodsucker, who fears his whole vampire empire is at stake. And when clues start to point to Scarlett, it’ll take more than her unique powers to catch the real killer and clear her name.
My Review 

I love crime/mystery fiction. Mix that with a little paranormal and I’m all over it. This has the usual cast of characters vamps and weres, however they had a somewhat different world building. But also that’s not what the main character is. She’s a null. She cancels out the supernatural making them human in her presence. That makes her a popular girl and dangerous at the same time.
This story is interesting and frankly, I thought I had it figured out who done it and didn't. That’s always a plus in my book. This story didn’t have much by way of romance but more like hints of it. It’s certainly more of a Urban Fantasy than Paranormal Romance. However, I wasn’t at all annoyed by the lack of romance because the author doesn’t create one then only to back away from it.
I look forward to more in this series and recommend.
Audio Review
Amy McFadden was hard to follow at first but I finally acclimated to her narration.
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