Title- Freaky Days
Author- Amanda M. Lee
Genre- Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Purchase Link- Amazon KU
The show must go on … even when monsters are afoot.
Poet Parker is Romani by birth and a fortune teller by choice. As a member of Mystic Caravan Circus, she’s spent the past ten years using her psychic talents to tell people what their future holds by day and hunting paranormal monsters by night.
You see, Mystic Caravan is more than just a circus – it’s also a force of good in a world that needs help fighting evil.
Poet is set in her ways – and happy with her life – until Kade Denton shows up and upends the entire operation. He’s loud and proud – and Poet doesn’t like anyone telling her what to do.
As the new head of security, Kade thinks his only job is going to be tackling drunken revelers when they get out of hand. He’s in for a rude – and bloody – awakening.
When monsters strike and the truth comes out, Kade finds he has to learn on the job with Poet as his somewhat reluctant instructor.
Sparks are flying – both real and figurative – and when a truly terrible beast targets the circus for extermination it’s all magical hands on deck for the final showdown.
Some things are born evil, but the people in Mystic Caravan were born to fight it.
Prepare to be amazed!
Reviewed by Crystal
Come one come all to the Mystic Caravan Circus where nothing is as it seems…
Poet Parker has grown up depending on no one but herself after losing her parents at a very young age. The only people she has grown to trust and lean on are the circus folk of the Mystic Caravan who have all become her family. Including Max who is the boss and owner of the caravan and has also become a father figure to her. Max saved her from a life on the streets and gave her life a purpose.
When it comes to her family she isn’t quick to trust outsiders or strangers but when the new head of security Kade is brought on she can’t help but be drawn to the handsome and sometimes hard headed stranger. She finds herself hesitant to show him the ropes not only to protect herself and her family but also to protect his sanity. Kade is nothing like the other circus folk and he has no idea what fun and hi-jinks are afoot nor does he know of the many dangers that follow the Mystic Caravan.
Just like all the inhabitants of the Mystic Caravan Poet is so much more than what meets the naked eye. Along with her best friend Lucas and the rest of the caravan Poet is a monster hunter and it seems that just like the circus… the monsters have come to town!
As you guys know I am a BIG fan of Cozy Mysteries and love finding new and original spins on the genre and boy did I find what I was looking for in Freaky Days! Right from the start Poet and the rest of the caravan pulled me along for the exciting and plot twisting ride! All the characters even the ones that weren’t in the foreground of the story were so well developed I could easily picture them with my minds eye! I loved getting to know each and every one of them.
The author must be filled with snark and sass IRL because the level of snarkiness in this novel was perfect and had me more than once snort out loud while reading. I could easily become best friends with Lucas and Poet and fit right in! The plot twist and highlights of the book had me sitting on the edge of my seat and reaming through each chapter addicted to the story! If you are looking for a great read filled with laughter, paranormal beings and dangerous twist and turns than this is the book for you!
I wholeheartedly give this books 5 out of 5 Cupcakes!!
When I was a kid, I was torn between whether or not I was going to grow up and be the Incredible Hulk or Wonder Woman. I flirted with being a Jedi Knight for awhile, but I wasn’t up for the intense travel associated with the gig. In my teens, I settled on being a writer — although I had no idea the effort that would entail.
Not only am I a writer now, but I’m a writer in several different mediums. I’m a longtime newspaper reporter, an avid reader and a voracious science fiction fanatic.