This annual countdown goes from December 1st until Christmas with one share per day. In the original challenge, the “rules” were (1)published in 2021 and (2)five-star read with “Red Hot Reads” titles automatically making the list. I kept the 2021 publish year “rule” as I have a lot of recent releases that were amazing. Since I already do my top novels of the year (5 star and sometimes 4.75 stars), I decided to highlight some of my 4.5 star reads as they are still amazing, but often get passed over in my countdowns. The choices are in a semi-random order with some novels that I enjoyed a little more making it a little higher in the countdown.
#Bookvent DAY 17
Black Moon Rising (Paranormal Hunters #2) by Mila Nicks
Philadelphia. Boston. New York City.
Selene Blackstone is finally getting the chance to explore like she’s always dreamed. Once stuck in her hometown Brimrock, with the curse broken, she’s a free witch. Together in their trusty caravan Ghost, she and her paranormal investigator boyfriend Aiden O’Hare are traveling cross-country filming for their show, Paranormal Hunters.
Their first case brings them to the colonial town Maresburg, Virginia, where the Mhoon Hotel is said to be one of the most haunted in the country. At the century-old hotel, guests experience nightmares so frightening they’re heart-stopping – literally. Selene and Aiden only have a couple of weeks to figure out if this case is a scammer at work, or if there’s some truth to what they say: dreams do come true. And so do nightmares.
This is a very fun series about a witch and a paranormal investigator who come together both as a couple and as a team to solve mysteries. The series big picture is continuous as the two main characters meet in the first novel and navigate their relationship and their own growth in the second. Each story has a paranormal mystery for the characters to investigate and this novel takes the reader to a haunted hotel in Virginia. The third novel, Black Siren’s Song, was also published in 2021, but I have not had the chance to read it yet. It is on my TBR as any other future novel in this series as they are very enjoyable, so far.
Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!