Grab an Umbrella - Jo-Ann Carson

Grab an Umbrella

3 Bullet Friday (2019-11-08)

This is my (infrequent) weekly 3 bullet check-in.  I chat about what I’m reading, thinking about, and doing.

Grab an umbrella, folks. Outside it’s raining negativity. World politics push in on us like a tribe of evil, soul-sucking gremlins. Yuck!  I say, let’s grab a book and take a time out.


One of the books I read recently was  JC McKenzie’s, Conspiracy of Ravens and loved it. It’s filled with McKenzie’s wicked wit and sass. My full 5 heart review can be seen on Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub. I recommend it for readers who love urban fantasy.


Raven Crawford knows better than to venture into the seductive world of the dark fae or agree to any of their salacious promises. She plans to pay off her debts so she can get on with her life and stay far away from the denizens of the Underworld.

Unfortunately, her numbskull twin steals from the most tempting and lethal fae of them all. Now, Raven must help the Lord of Shadows get back what her idiot brother stole. Her only weapons? Just a little ingenuity and a whole lot of snark. It’s suicide for sure, but she’ll do anything to protect her twin.

My Review

J.C. McKenzie’s naughty sense of humor and wit dance the tango through this steamy urban fantasy, which sent shivers up my spine one moment, made me laugh the next, and finally, sigh. In other words, she delivers the full meal deal of fantasy.
Raven Crawford is a strong badass heroine whose loyalty to those she loves, and terrible bad luck had me rooting for her from page one. Cole, the dark fae Lord who pursuits her, is both deadly and delicious. Hence the sigh. The other characters are unique and well-drawn.
Finally, the world-building is brilliantly detailed, so that it comes to light (and dark:) in the imagination.
If you like Urban Fantasy, you’ll love this story.

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“Chaos is a friend of mine.”

Bob Dylan


Nothing different really. One would think the life of a creative would be creative, but honestly, it’s mostly mundane. I’m not complaining. I spent a weekend in Victoria and took a trip to Vancouver as well. I enjoyed the change of scenery and spending time with family. I feel blessed to live where I do and to have close family and friends.

I’m almost finished the first draft of the second book in my trilogy and I’ve ordered expensive covers for the series. Will it make a difference? Who knows. I thought I would give it a try.

It’s turning cooler, but we’ve had lots of sunshine.

Enjoy your weekend.

See you between the lines,