Also in this month’s issue of RT BookReviews magazine is Senior Reviewer Jill Smith’s review of The Ghoul Vendetta (SPI FIles #4) which will be out on January 31. Makenna Fraser’s fourth SPI Files adventure earned their top score of 4 1/2 stars and was named a Top Pick! Yea!
Here’s the review:
In need of a thrill and a laugh? Then look no further than the fantastic fourth installment of Shearin’s SPI Files series. Life is never dull around seer Makenna Fraser, but having a date interrupted by several creatures that look like they strayed off the set of the Creature from the Black Lagoon is certainly a first. One of the real joys of reading a Shearin book is her amazing ability to blend action-packed thrills with laugh-out-loud humor. If you have not already checked out this series, make sure you do so immediately!
Mixing with the A-list social set is getting a little more common for Makenna as she continues to date sexy goblin Rake Danescu. Tonight’s date is on a yacht owned by the nephew of the head of the East Coast vampire crime family. But the date comes to an abrupt halt when the yacht is attacked and the boat’s owner is kidnapped by a Kraken and other low-rent creatures from the Black Lagoon. Then a series of banks are robbed by ghouls who don’t mind getting caught on camera. The SPI team is working full-tilt to try to figure out what is going on and keep the human population of NYC in blissful ignorance. As Makenna and her partner Ian Byrne try to make the pieces fit, they realize the creature behind it may be Ian’s old nemesis … an ancient shapeshifter!