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Summary

I’m Jinx, a run-of-the-mill private investigator...except I’m also a walking, talking lie detector. Oh, and I belong to magical realm known as the Other.

Murder isn’t usually my gig, but when I’m hired to investigate the death of a dryad called Reggie, I agree to help out because I know his grieving widow. It should be an easy case to crack, a mugging gone wrong, but the murder scene photos show it was anything but. Reggie’s death has all the hallmarks of my parents’ murders so I’ll stop at nothing to finding his killers. It’s so important I’d even be willing to tag in Stone to help - if I could find him...

Reggie was into some bad stuff involving a drug called Boost. Take it, and you play Russian roulette because either you get high or you die. As the drug claims another victim, I find myself with a new sidekick who is determined to fight its evil influence and he just happens to be the king of the dragon community.

Now I have two deaths to solve and one suave dragon king along for the ride.

I need to find Reggie’s murderer.

I need to discover who killed my parents.

And I need to keep my distance from the charismatic dragon Emory, who refuses to take no for an answer...

©2021 Heather G Harris (P)2022 Heather G Harris

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Glimmer of Hope

Having read the ebook, I’m loving listening to the audios and picking up all the bits I missed first time around; as well as falling in love with Gato, Jinx and Emory all over again. Alyse Gibbs brings the characters to life amazingly. Definitely a series that I will be reading and listening to again!

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Story well written and great narration

Story well written and great narration.

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy I received free from the author.

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Fantastic sequel

“I opened Reggie’s folder and laid his crime scene pictures next to my parents’. The similarities were undeniable; the marks on the bodies were not identical but near as dammit. I felt a thrill of excitement. It really was a lead. I was almost sure that whoever had killed Reggie had also killed my parents. And this time I was going to find them.” - Jinx

Murder isn’t usually Jinx’s gig but when she’s hired to investigate the gruesome death of a dryad named Reggie, she agrees because she knows his grieving widow, Joyce. Initially, Jinx thinks it’s an easy case to crack - simply a robbery gone wrong. However, it later transpires that the similarities between Reggie’s crime scene photos and those of her parents are virtually identical. With her first real lead in over five years, Jinx vows to stop at nothing to find those responsible.

Jinx eventually learns that Reggie was somehow mixed up in the distribution of a volatile new drug known as Boost that is responsible for a recent spate of deaths. When the drug claims another victim, Jinx finds herself teaming up with Emory, the leader of the dragon community who is investigating a Boost related death of one of his own.

As Jinx comes closer to solving her case she finds herself facing off against vampires, witches, unicorns, and griffins, little realising that the true enemy is right under her nose...

Glimmer of Hope is the second thrilling instalment of the highly entertaining Other Realm series. Once again the author has intricately woven a complex suspense-filled plot, that is original with a charm of its own.

Told from Jinx’s perspective, the book picks up eight weeks after the events of the previous book. We learn that Jinx has sold up and moved her PI agency to Liverpool. Her blossoming relationship with Stone has suffered a setback after she realised he had compelled her to trust him when they first met. Instead, accompanying her in her latest investigation is the charismatic leader of the dragons himself, Prime Elite Emory. The chemistry between Jinx and Emory was amazing and was one of my favourite aspects of the book. While it remains to be seen whether Stone will redeem himself, I for one am definitely rooting for the dragon 😉

The author has a unique talent for writing believable relationships and not just of the romantic kind. In one instance, for example, the author revisits an incident from Jinx’s past that was first touched upon in Glimmer of Dragons. As a result, Jinx is able to appreciate the lengths that Wilf went to over the years, to bring her over to the Other and the two share a tender moment. Watching loyalties cement, friendships bloom and characters grow is just part of the reason to invest your time and energy in this series.

All in all, this was a worthy addition with a gripping plot line and memorable characters that will reel readers in hook line and sinker. The devastating cliffhanger at the end regarding a certain character has ensured that this reader will be eagerly anticipating the follow-up.

Highly recommended for fans of urban fantasy, magical realms, wizards, vampires, werewolves, unicorns, griffins, dryads, seers, hellhounds, secret societies and mysteries etc

Alyse Gibbs has once again masterfully brought the characters to life with her clear and concise narration.

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Great book bit short

Another great story told and narrated but I wish it was a bit longer, maybe hour longer

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  • 17-07-22

So so so good!!!

This story was fantastic! I don’t think I was bored for even one minute while listening. Not only does the story remain incredibly engaging, funny, and interesting, but the character development and plot line expansions are exciting because you can start to see all the possibilities for books for come. I’m really enjoying the world building and the underlying mystery/ case behind each book. So if you’ve made it this far to where you’re considering reading/ listening to this second book- just do it. You won’t regret it!
Okay. I have to stop typing this so I can go download the next audiobook in this series.

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  • neraks
  • 26-06-22

Come meet Jinx!

Heather G. Harris is a new author to me. This was an excellent series!

Meet Jinx. Jinx has a private investigation agency and a Great Dane.
Then Jinx takes a job to steal a vase and discovers Dragons, Werewolves, Vampires, Witches and lots of other magical creatures.
If you like Paranormal Romance you will love this series. The intimate scenes are hinted at and not explicit!

In book 2 you find out there is a new love interest!
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Each book ends in a cliffhanger but there is only 4 books in the series and it is complete.
I like Alyse Gibb's narration. This book takes place in London and Liverpool so it is narrated with a British accent.

These books were ARC copies and this is my honest review.

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  • Sharae
  • 19-06-22

Good read

As with the first book it is easy to love Jinx and the trouble she stumbles into. Hoping her love life takes off a little more as she opens up.

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  • spicyringlets
  • 08-06-22

Fun Continuation of the Story

I'm enjoying the character development and intrigue of the overarching storyline slowly coming together. I enjoyed this book even more than book 1. I think a slow burn might be happening! Ohh lala... can't wait to see where that goes.

This is my first series by this author and I'm glad I found her. The narrator is great as well. I'm enjoying something other than an American accent, which is what most of my past listens have been.

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  • kixfan
  • 15-04-22

Great Read

Really enjoyed this one a lot. Incredibly well written story and also well performed. Excellent series!

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  • novel-ish
  • 10-03-22

confusing

I was impressed by book one in this series but book two had a few issues. There were multiple statements that conflicted with book one about what the heroine had learned thus far. It’s a bit of a letdown that Ms Harris wasn’t paying enough attention to her story to keep it straight. A lot of missed opportunities in character building and integration. Action stories require order and consequences, while this story read like a run of the mill Cinderella spin-off.
I still like the premise and the story does flow for the most part but it kept losing my attention.

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  • Laura
  • 05-03-22

Fun Paranormal Fantasy

This is the second book in the series, and I enjoyed it as much as the first one. I was entertained by all the different paranormal beings that populated this story. The plot was creative and fast paced. I recommend this series to others who enjoy this genre; however, this tale does end on a cliffhanger. Alyse Gibbs' narration was compelling and fit the story well. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily posted this review.

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  • J.Sipe
  • 13-02-22

An Urban Fantasy I could get lost in!

Love this urban fantasy so much, and Alyse Gibbs’ voice truly captures Jinx …so great! The story just comes alive like a movie (just without picture). During Jinx meeting with Emroy, you can feel the tension that these two share so much more than just reading the story. 17+