Series Spotlight: Channeling Morpheus, by Jordan Castillo Price

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So you like dark, gritty novels with disillusioned and world-weary characters? What about vampires? What about a combination of the two, in the form of a young man desperate for revenge, a vampire with zero fucks left to give, and copious eyeliner and cigarettes?

Sounds good, right? Then let me tell you about this series:

Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivion, by Jordan Castillo Price
First Published: 2008
Number of Books: 10 (plus several in-between shorts)
First Book: Payback

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Book Review: Magic Mansion, by Jordan Castillo Price

price-magic-mansionMagic Mansion, by Jordan Castillo Price
Published: April 2012
Author’s Website: http://jordancastilloprice.com/magic/

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4-of-5

Buy Links: Amazon / JCP Books / B&N

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Blurb:

Professor Topaz is tired of fending off advice that he should retire in Vegas where magicians his age have an easier time finding work.

Ricardo Hart’s career has sunk so low, he’s resorted to shaking his moneymaker at bachelorette parties.

But there’s a casting call for a new reality show called Magic Mansion that could change everything for these two gay stage magicians, one recovering from the loss of his partner, and the other awe-struck by the presence of his idol. Each is poised for a critical second chance: at fame, and at love.

Who will win? Step into the Mansion, and find out…

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Audio Book Review: GhosTV, by Jordan Castillo Price; Narrated by Gomez Pugh

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GhosTV, by Jordan Castillo Price

Narrated By: Gomez Pugh
Series: PsyCop, Book #5

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Run-time: 12 hours, 6 minute
Buy Link: Audible.com

I received a copy of this audiobook free in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Summary:

For the past dozen years, Victor Bayne has solved numerous murders by interrogating witnesses only he can see – dead witnesses. But when his best friend Lisa goes missing from the sunny California campus of PsyTrain, the last thing he wants to find there is her spirit.

Disappearing without a trace in a school full of psychics? That’s some trick. But somehow both Lisa and her roommate have vanished into thin air. A group of fanatics called Five Faith has been sniffing around, and Lisa’s email is compromised.

Time is running out, and with no ghosts to cross-examine, Vic can’t afford to turn down any offers of help. An old enemy can provide an innovative way to track Vic’s missing friend, and he enters into an uneasy alliance – even though its ultimate cost will ensnare him in a debt he may never manage to settle.

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Audio Book Review: Memento, by Jordan Castillo Price, read by Gomez Pugh

price-memento-psycop-audioAudio Book Review: Memento (a PsyCop short), by Jordan Castillo Price
Narrator: Gomez Pugh
Run-time: 36 minutes

Buy Link: Audible.com

In Short: An incredibly enjoyable listen, and Gomez Pugh proves that not only can he perfectly voice Vic, but he’s also a spot-on Jacob!

My Review of the eBook can be found here.

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Do clothes make the man? Jacob Marks cuts an impressive figure in his tailored suits, but Victor Bayne is another story. Nowadays, Vic does his ghosthunting in off-the-rack blazers, polyester blend slacks and cop shoes with nonskid soles. But back before he was a PsyCop – or even officially psychic – he rocked combat boots and a beat up biker jacket, and lots and lots of punk T-shirts. When he finds a faded tee in the back of a drawer, he’s eager to lob it in the trash. Jacob, however, finds himself waxing sentimental about Vic’s younger, more carefree days.

It’s been said before, but I’ll say it again… Gomez Pugh is the voice of Victor Bayne. But he also does a brilliant job of voicing the rest of Jordan’s characters. With Memento, Pugh gets to do something different: an audio book almost entirely in the voice of Jacob Marks, Vic’s partner.

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Release Day Book Review: Memento, by Jordan Castillo Price

price-memento-psycopMemento, a Psycop Short by Jordan Castillo Price
Release Date: November 13, 2015

Rating: 5 out of 5

Buy Link: Amazon

Seasons change, and so do fashion trends. But in this heartstring-tugging PsyCop short, what’s beneath the clothes matters most.

I feel like I’ve been so spoiled lately! Between the Halloween story in the Charmed and Dangerous anthology, and now this short story, we’ve gotten some excellent Psycop stories recently! I love the Psycop series, which follows Detective Victor Bayne, a psychic who can see and talk to the dead, and his partner (in bed and sometimes on the job) Jacob. Vic is such a fun character, but in Memento we get to see a glimpse inside Jacob’s mind!

I traced the ink ridges of the words, and then a cracked anarchy symbol beside them. The bathroom door downstairs opened and shut. I smoothed the shirt again and the mental image of a younger Vic wearing it made me smile.

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