04 December 2012

Today's Read: River Road by Suzanne Johnson

What's a modern wizard to do when new beings start appearing in post-Katrina Louisiana? Drusilla Jaco (DJ) has enough problems just keeping the humans unaware of the paranormals, but when someone or something begins to murder wizards, her life is turned upside down.
The minute hand of the ornate grandfather clock crept like a gator stuck in swamp mud. I'd been watching it for half an hour, nursing a fizzy cocktail from my perch inside the Hotel Monteleone. The plaque on the enormous clock claimed it had been hand-carved of mahogany in 1909, about 130 years after the birth of the undead pirate waiting for me upstairs.

They were both quite handsome, but the clock was a lot safer.
River Road by Suzanne Johnson (Tor / Tom Doherty, 2012; opening paragraphs)

Quick Facts
  • Setting: New Orleans and surrounding areas
  • Circumstances: paranormal creatures looking for war; serial killer of wizards
  • Characters: DJ (wizard sentinel) and her partner, Alex Warin (a shifter) plus a dead pirate, merpeople, weres, and more
  • Themes: murder, betrayal, clashing cultures, relationships/dating
  • Genre: urban fantasy (with some humor), mystery
  • Miscellaneous: this is the second book in a series
Want to know more? Check out Suzanne Johnson's blog.

Buy River Road at an indie or at a bookstore near you. (Link leads to an affiliate program.)
ISBN-13: 9780765327802

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hmpotts724 12/4/12, 7:21 AM  

I like it! I would agree a clock would be safer but not nearly as interesting as a dead pirate!

Here's ours! http://refractedlightreviews.com/?p=11909

Paulita 12/4/12, 7:23 AM  

Sounds clever. Might be fun. Here's Mine

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) 12/4/12, 7:56 AM  

This sounds like a series I could really enjoy. I don't read a lot of urban fantasy but I did read all of the Sookie books and loved them. I'll have to give this a try! Thanks!

Laurel-Rain Snow 12/4/12, 8:24 AM  

I love books set in New Orleans...and this one has already caught my interest. Thanks for sharing.


Leah 12/4/12, 8:58 AM  

I'm so excited for this book it's a little ridiculous! I loved the first one and although I have a copy of River Road I haven't been able to get to it yet.

My TT!

Jenn's Bookshelves 12/4/12, 9:04 AM  

Oooh...this sounds good!

Daryl 12/4/12, 9:48 AM  

wasn't a big fan of the True Blood/Dead books tho the HBO series is superb ... this sounds like a good read .. thanks

Zibilee 12/4/12, 10:23 AM  

Oh, this was a good quote! It makes me feel like I want to read this book right away!! Great choice for a teaser today, Candace!

Alice Audrey 12/4/12, 12:11 PM  

*Grin* It makes sense that a clock would be saver than an undead pirate.

Nise' 12/4/12, 12:25 PM  

I want to read this one for sure!

Jenners 12/4/12, 2:24 PM  

Is there a werebear in it? It seems like the new "it" paranormal being!

Heather 12/4/12, 2:26 PM  

Awesome teaser, sounds like this might be a fun read. My teaser: Night’s Darkest Embrace

bermudaonion 12/4/12, 3:08 PM  

I hope you're enjoying it!

Yvonne 12/4/12, 7:41 PM  

This sounds really good! Enjoy!

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