Black Dust Mambo
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! “There will be times, girl, when all your magic ain’t going to be enough, times when it will seem to dry up like mud under the noonday sun, or even make matters worse. . . .” Kallie Rivière, a fiery Cajun hoodoo apprentice with a talent for trouble, finds herself smack-dab... show more
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! “There will be times, girl, when all your magic ain’t going to be enough, times when it will seem to dry up like mud under the noonday sun, or even make matters worse. . . .” Kallie Rivière, a fiery Cajun hoodoo apprentice with a talent for trouble, finds herself smack-dab in the middle of one of those times her mentor warned her about when she visits New Orleans to attend the Hecatean Alliance’s annual carnival: her hard-bodied conjurer hookup ends up dead in her blood-drenched bed. And he was killed by something that Kallie would never dream of touching—the darkest of dark juju, soul-eating juju—a black dust hex that may have been meant to kill her. Now Kallie has to use every bit of hoodoo knowledge and bayou-bred mojo she possesses to clear her own name and find the killer—even as that dark sorcerer hunts Kallie and her friends. But Kallie’s search for the truth soon leads her in a direction she never anticipated—back home to Bayou Cyprés Noir, and to Gabrielle LaRue, Kallie’s aunt, protector, and hoodoo mentor . . . who is looking more and more like she just might be the one who wants Kallie dead.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2010-06-29
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
R-read this recently and just like the first time I was pleasantly surprised. This book has a very strong flavor to it of the deep south. With cajun characters, biker/gypsyies and even a high brow british wizard this could come of as over done but it didn't. Obviously a first book of a series, it le...
Got halfway through, put it aside for a week, and realized I didn't miss it at all. I was interested in several aspects of it, but they just didn't speak to me. Fair enough - not every book is for everyone.
This was really good. I enjoyed the characters (each one). There is a lot going on and in a short time frame. I liked the Hoodoo aspect of it, this made it different. A bit of a cliff hanger at the end. Hope there not one in book #2.
2.5-3 I love Adrian Phoenix's Maker Song series but this was nothing like it. Kallie the heroine- she brash, rude, makes stupid choices and punches her friends in the face for trying to protect her. Her friend Belladonna is almost exactly the same. I was so taken aback by their weak choices, unbeli...
*Rating* 3.0*Genre* Urban Fantasy*Review*Kallie Riveri is a root worker or hoodoo apprentice from the Bayou Cypress Noir who is in New Orleans for the Hecatean Alliance's May Madness Carnival aka Carnival of Fools. After spending the night doing heavy drinking and having hot sex, she wakes in her ho...