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The Shamanic Detective (Riga Hayworth, #3)The Shamanic Detective by Kirsten Weiss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Shamanic Detective is book #3 in a series of paranormal romantic mysteries which I’m currently enjoying.

This book takes place in lake Tahoe, Nevada. Riga’s new fiance, Donovan Mosse has just been arrested for money laundering and there’s no way Riga will sit back without trying to solve the case herself.

Riga Hayworth is a metaphysical detective, but as well as Mosse’s dilemma, she’s approached by a dark Fae who wants her assistance. He has a hold on Riga and she makes a bargain. Riga must go and help an old friend of hers and a Shaman whose life is currently being threatened.

There’s lots going on in this mystery, Riga’s time is split between the threats on her friend Sal, her own tight squeezes with danger and her search for the truth behind Donovan’s arrest. With the help of ghosts and spirits and a few red herrings sent by mischievous Fae, Riga needs to keep one step of the game.

If you like a good dose of paranormal with your mystery and prefer one without too must blood and gore, then this series might be for you.

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Book Description

When Riga Hayworth’s lover is arrested, she’s determined to unearth the truth, no matter the cost. But life – and death – get in the way.

All Riga wants is to clear the name of her almost-fiancée, Donovan Mosse. But a death faerie has other plans for her, and Riga is forced to protect a shaman with a house full of murderous relatives. The only way to stop this killer is to figure out who he, or she, is before the next strike. As the two cases become entangled, Riga must choose between facts and faith, and decide just how far she’s willing to go for love.

The Shamanic Detective is a paranormal mystery set in Lake Tahoe, and explores shamanism, the shadow, and the world of the fae.

About the author

Kirsten Weiss

I worked overseas for nearly twenty years in the fringes of the former USSR, Africa, and deep in the Afghan war zone.  My experiences abroad not only gave me glimpses into the darkness and light of human nature, but also sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.

 Now based in San Mateo, CA, I write genre-blending novels: urban fantasy/mystery, steampunk/suspense, and cozy mysteries with a touch of paranormal. The mix just makes things more fun!

 I believe that life is as magical as you want to make it. I’ve never met a dessert I didn’t like, and my guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer reruns and drinking red wine.

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Guest Author Harry Steinman

Today my guest is Harry Steinman, please join me in welcoming Harry to the blog, here are Harry’s answers;

Name: Harry Steinman

2) Where do you live?

Boston

3)When did you start writing?

First serious (for me) writing was age 14

4)What type of books do you like writing the most?

Don’t know yet. So far, written one book which is either sci-fi or literary fiction. Take your pick.

5)Pass on 3 tips about writing or publishing.

1. Create your marketing strategy as you are writing. Figure out who will enjoy your book. Things like blurbs and covers should fit that profile.
2. Plan ahead for publishing. There are a slew of actions, especially submitting an ARC to reviewers, that must be planned months in advance.
3. Write daily. When people ask what you do, “I’m a writer.”

6)What was the last book that you read? How would you rate it?

“Dune” by Brian Herbert, for about the 20th time. One of my two all-time fave novels.

7)Now choose just one of your books and add a link to it.

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Deadly-Things-ebook/dp/B0093O0UBI

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Deadly-Things-ebook/dp/B0093O0UBI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368385577&sr=1-1&keywords=little+deadly+things+by+harry+steinman

“Little Deadly Things” (Description from Goodreads)

When abusive parents raise brilliant children, you might end up with a saint, or a killer…or one of each.

Little Deadly Things is the place where science meets the psyche, where humanity’s future is in the hands of a madwoman and the family that must stop her.

The seeds of an apocalyptic race–to save mankind or to destroy it–were sown in the earliest years of two scientists. Young Eva Rozen witnessed her sister’s brutal murder, and barely escaped with her life. She found refuge in the orderly world of science. Twenty-five years later, this master of nanotechnology is the world’s richest woman…and the most dangerous.

Marta Cruz also endured a troubled childhood. Her mother’s death and her father’s incarceration left her an orphan, and a crippling disease left her in pain. Marta’s refuge? A tropical rain forest where she discovers plants with miraculous healing properties under the tutelage of her shamanistic grandmother.

The two girls meet in high school and form an uneasy friendship that lasts through college. Eva wants power, profit–and Marta’s husband. She offers to fund Marta’s public health dreams in exchange for the ailing physician’s knowledge of plant-based medicines. Together, they build the world’s largest nanotech manufacturer.

When the unstable Eva has a psychotic break, and attacks the people who rely on her for survival, only Marta can stand between Eva and the death of millions. But Marta is a healer, not a fighter, and must rely on her husband and teenaged son, a boy who faces a life-or-death challenge well beyond his years.

Here is a chilling look at a future that is already on our doorstep–and a study of the two women who will decide the fate of mankind.

Little Deadly Things