Blood Fugue (Moonsongs #1)
Jenny Schmidt is a young woman with old heartaches. A small town Texas girl with big city attitude, she just doesn’t fit in. Not that she has ever tried.
Life has pummeled her heart into one big, lonely callus. She has no siblings, both parents were dead by sixteen, and her last grandparent—and caretaker—was in the ground before she turned twenty-one. She’s the last living member of her immediate family. Or so she thinks…
Suddenly, instead of burying it with the dead, Jenny is forced to confront the past. Armed only with an ancient family journal, her rifle, and an Apache tomahawk, she must save her grandfather’s life and embrace her dangerous heritage. Or be devoured by it.
Blood Fugue: Moonsongs Book 1 is short and its fast pacing made it go by even quicker. Loved the story, even though it was in first person. It was done well and I really wanted to see where the story was going. I found Jenny interesting and Marshal amusing. The only real issue I have is that I wish the story hadn’t ended so soon! However since I had book 2 readily available that was only a temporary annoyance.
After receiving an ancient tribal journal from her grandfather, Jenny is sent on a mission of discovery in an attempt to unravel clues to her family's monster hunting past. The journey becomes more than academic when she is asked to confront a coven of dangerous witches who plan to cast an insidious spell on the plains of West Texas.
Witch's Nocturne is the second of the Moonsongs Books, a series of paranormal-horror-action novelettes by author E.J. Wesley. These stories contain language and content better suited for mature readers.
Witch’s Nocturne: Moonsongs Book 2 is just as fast paced but seemed a tad longer, although not as long as I would have liked. I really enjoy the authors writing and I want to read more about Jenny and Marshal. The shortness of the books reminds me of t.v. episodes; short, sweet, resolved in under an hour. But I’m talking good, interesting t.v.. The kind that draws you in and leaves you eagerly awaiting next weeks episode.
The characters are interesting and have tons of potential. There isn’t a love interest, but I found that a refreshing change from other novels that feel the need to cram insta-love down the readers throat. Marshal and Jenny are friends and you can see it in their interactions.
While the stories are short they don’t lack in substance and I hope the next book will be out soon, maybe even a full length novel???(hint! hint!) Of course both books were good even though they were short so maybe the formula shouldn’t be messed with? Don’t care as long as there is more of Jenny and Marshal in the works I’m good.
If I have to say anything that I don’t like about the books it is more superficial than anything. Personally I don’t like the covers. Not my style. *shrug* I’m only mentioning it because I know a lot of readers who base their choices on covers and blurbs. Even if a book has a great blurb they still might not pick it up if they don’t like the cover. If you are like me and the front just doesn’t do it for you don’t judge this book by its cover, you will be missing out!
Honestly you could read book 2 without reading book 1. There is enough back story fill in to not leave the reader completely lost. (But because I enjoyed book 1 so much I don’t recommend it)
Definitely pick up this quick, cool new series. You won’t regret it!
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