Scarlett Bernard knows about personal space: step within ten feet of her, and any supernatural spells or demonic forces are instantly defused—vampires and werewolves become human again, and witches can’t get out so much as a “hocus pocus.” This special skill makes her a null and very valuable... show more
Scarlett Bernard knows about personal space: step within ten feet of her, and any supernatural spells or demonic forces are instantly defused—vampires and werewolves become human again, and witches can’t get out so much as a “hocus pocus.” This special skill makes her a null and very valuable to Los Angeles’s three most powerful magical communities, who utilize her ability to scrub crime scenes clean of all traces of the paranormal to keep humanity, and the LAPD, in the dark. But one night Scarlett’s late arrival to a grisly murder scene reveals her agenda and ends with LAPD’s Jesse Cruz tracking her down to strike a deal: he’ll keep quiet about the undead underworld if she helps solve the case. Their pact doesn’t sit well with Dash, the city’s chief bloodsucker, who fears his whole vampire empire is at stake. And when clues start to point to Scarlett, it’ll take more than her unique powers to catch the real killer and clear her name.
Publish date: October 30th 2012
Pages no: 283
Edition language: English
Series: Scarlett Bernard (#1)
“Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in.” ― Shannon L. Alder Scarlett Bernard is one pragmatic lady. Of course, she has to be considering her job is supernatural crime scene cleanup. As in, get in, clean up the mess, steal the body, and book the hell out of Dodge bef...
3.5 Stars - A Little Difficult to Like, June 14, 2013 Dead Spots - Melissa F. OlsonThis was a unique take on what is an over-whelmed genre. Although this book does deal with the typical monsters, i.e. vampires, werewolves and witches, the main emphasis on this story is the fact that our protagonist ...
Book was interesting, and I like the worldbuilding, but the pacing/character development were a little rough. Also, while I appreciate that Scarlett is not an Action Girl, her lack of drive and ambition (which ends up making much more sense to the end of the book/the next book) was somewhat annoying...
Dead Spots begins with Scarlett, a supernatural null, is called to a crime scene, but gets caught by a cop trying to clean up the grisly murder. And it gets worse for her, when the vampire leader of the city gives her a certain amount of time to find the killer, or it's her head on platter. Scarlett...
Melissa Olson has achieved something quite unique, she's added a brand new type of supernatural to the, by now normal, mix of vampires, werewolves and witches. Scarlett Bernard is a Null, she creates dead spots for magic. In her presence, vampires and werewolves become human and witches cannot cast ...