Monday, March 16, 2015

Release Day Review - Spirits, Stilettos and and a Silver Bustier

TITLE: Spirits, Stilettos and a Silver Bustier (Pyper Rayne #1)
AUTHOR: Deanna Chase
PUBLISHER: Bayou Moon Press, LLC
PUBLISHING DATE: March 16, 2015

FROM GOODREADS: From New York Times bestselling author Deanna Chase a spin off of the Jade Calhoun Series.

Coffee shop owner Pyper Rayne now sees dead people. After she purchases the perfect vintage dress, a sexy ghost from Pyper’s recent past is suddenly everywhere—at her cafĂ©, crashing parties, and even lounging in her bedroom. But he’s not just any ghost. He’s a witch and able to appear in solid form…sometimes. If only he'd stop disappearing on her.

And he has a job for her. In between stolen kisses, Pyper will need to help him solve a ninety-year old murder if she wants to free him from an ancient curse…and maybe finally get that date he keeps promising her.

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have never read anything by Deanna Chase before, but when I saw this offered, and realized it was about witches, I immediately applied for consideration and was excited to get it. This is cute cozy mystery which revolves around witchcraft and the supernatural. It is a spinoff of Chase's previous series, and although I never read it, I was never completely lost. There is enough back story provided that the reader is never lost or confused. And, this book did a great job of making me want to go back and pick up previous books.

I enjoyed meeting Pyper and her friends and they have a closeness which is comforting. The mystery takes place in New Orleans, which is one of my favorite settings, and adds to the ambiance of the book. Pyper is a headstrong, independent and sometimes snarky individual - all things I love in a female lead. The romance in the book is not overwhelming, and has enough of a twist that I did not find it annoying.

Overall, I look forward to learning more about Pyper and her world and recommend this for anyone who likes supernatural or cozy mysteries.


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