Early Review: Banshee Charmer by Tiffany Allee

Posted 24 January, 2012 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 0 Comments

Banshee Charmer by Tiffany Allee
Series: Files of the Otherwolder Enforcement Agency #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published by: Entangled Publishing on January 24, 2012
Format: eARC
Pages: 159
Source: Publisher
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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…

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


A charming, sexy murder mystery!

While working her latest case, detective (and half-banshee) Kiera “Mac” McLoughlin is convinced the two murdered victims are the work of a serial killer, an incubus to be exact. The only problem with her theory, incubi have been extinct for years. When her partner becomes the third victim of the serial killer, Mac is taken off the case but refuses to walk away from the investigation. With no solid leads, Mac’s chances of finding the killer before he strikes again seem slim, until she meets the intriguing and handsome Aidan Byrne, an investigator for the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency. Mac knows her only option is to accept Aidan’s help, but working close to the sexy investigator will prove far more dangerous than the killer she seeks.

BANSHEE CHARMER is an entertaining story filled with a bit of mystery, humor and a sizzling romance! Tiffany Allee’s world where humans and paranormals exist, side by side, is a fresh new take I really enjoyed. Mac is a solid heroine, she’s tough and daring, but comes off as insecure sometimes…which I wanted to scream at her for, I mean she’s a cop for crying out loud! Aidan is smooth, calm and collective, I love his swagger and feisty personality instantly! These two really bring out the best in each other and the sparks between them are electrifying. I couldn’t get enough of their interaction before things really heat up, these two are great together. Although the story deals with the very sexual beings that are succubi and incubi, this element is written in a very tasteful way that fits well into the plot.

With the perfect blend of supernatural and suspense, BANSHEE CHARMER weaves a little urban fantasy into a paranormal romance for a stellar debut! Fun characters, intriguing mystery and a hot romance make this a great lazy afternoon short read. I’m looking forward to getting to know the “other worlders” in Ms. Allee’s developing supernatural world!


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