If there is one thing the Roaring Twenties series has firmly established, it’s that Jenn Bennett writes a damn good romance. GRAVE PHANTOMS is no exception to this rule
Author: Jenn Bennett
While naming this series the Roaring Twenties certainly has historical precedent, there is an argument to be made for “the Steamy Twenties”. Amid the magic and intrigue, Bennett creates two nuanced and well developed characters who chase treasure, test wits, and generate enough sexual heat to curl this book’s pages.
Finishing a beloved series is always difficult, but Jenn Bennett ended the Arcadia Bell series with as much chemistry, adventure, and love as the strongest of its predecessors. In BANISHING THE DARK, readers have a chance to revisit and enjoy the relationships and characters that made us fall in love in the first place.
A perfect balance between romance, period fiction, and ghost story, Jenn Bennett’s BITTER SPIRITS is the flapper romance I’ve been waiting for. Fans of the Arcadia Bell series know Bennett can generate some heat, but dial it up to eleven for this lovely, ghostly romance filled with fashion, passion, and bootlegging.
The Arcadia Bell series works on two levels, both as a series with grand, sweeping plot points, and within each book, with the more intimate moments between characters. The cross series action is interesting, but not a motivating factor for me. It’s the personal bonds, the interactions between Cady and Lon and Jupe, that have me excited to go from one book to the next.
Urban fantasy has seen a handful of promising new series in the past year or so, and the Arcadia Bell series is one of the best. Even in this bite sized novella (just the right length during the busy holidays), Bennett perfectly conveys her super cool demon and magic infused world, the smart and playful relationship between her trio of main characters, and a fun twisty mystery with plenty of action.
*This title will be released on April 24, 2012* Title: Summoning the NightAuthor: Jenn BennettSeries: Arcadia Bell #2Cover Art: Tony MauroGenre: Urban FantasyExcerpt: No Source: AuthorReviewed by: Abigail Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Pocket Books; Original edition (April 24, 2012) ISBN-10: 1451620535 ISBN-13: 978-1451620535 Sexual Content: One sex scene Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description Magick. Murder. Mayhem.It’s all in a night’s work. . . . After narrowly escaping her fate as a sacrificial scapegoat, Arcadia Bell’s life is back to normal. Or at least as ordinary… Read more »
Title: Kindling the Moon Author: Jenn Bennett Series: Arcadia Bell #1 Cover Art: Tony Mauro Genre: Urban Fantasy Excerpt: Yes Source: Author Reviewed by: Abigail Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Pocket; Original edition (June 28, 2011) ISBN-10: 1451620527 ISBN-13: 978-1451620528 Sexual Content: A scene of sensuality. A semi-graphic sex scene Rating: Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list. Description Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law. . . . Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell knows… Read more »