Copper Beach

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Copper Beach

Dark Legacy, #1

The paranormal has been part of our world since the beginning, just some choose not to acknowledge it. Used for centuries, it found its way into a variety of everyday items, including books. In modern times these books have value as antiques but only if they are “unlocked” do their true value become evident. This circumstance draws Abby Radwell and Sam Coppersmith together to acquire and unlock just such a book. Only this book is extremely dangerous and as such draws the attention of some very unsavory characters. So begins the adventure.

I may be biased but I love all books by this author. Her mind is capable of creating such intricate stories and worlds. This debut of a new trilogy had all it needed and then some to intrigue and entertain. The relationship between Sam and Abby was intense and hesitant. Intense on Sam’s side, hesitant on Abby’s. Both had baggage and reacted accordingly. Their respective families played part in the book and the difference between them was glaringly obvious. But which was normal? Neither I imagine.

I got vibes of the author’s Harmony books from this new volume, and I suspect it had to do with the rezzing of locks and use of crystals; I’ve always associated that with those books. As with all her books this is a must read for those who enjoy them and will leave you anticipating Judson and Emma’s books. I only hope Gideon Barrett, the son of the Coppersmith’s arch nemesis, is involved. He left quite an impression. Recommended Highly.

Book Blurb for Copper Beach

A rare book. An ancient code. An all-new novel from the New York Times-bestselling master of passion and the paranormal.

Within the pages of very rare books some centuries old lie the secrets of the paranormal. Abby Radwell's unusual psychic talent has made her an expert in such volumes-and sometimes taken her into dangerous territory. After a deadly incident in the private library of an obsessive collector, Abby receives a blackmail threat, and rumors swirl that an old alchemical text known as The Key has reappeared on the black market.

Convinced that she needs an investigator who can also play bodyguard, she hires Sam Coppersmith, a specialist in paranormal crystals and amber-"hot rocks." Passion flares immediately between them, but neither entirely trusts the other. When it comes to dealing with a killer who has paranormal abilities, and a blackmailer who will stop at nothing to obtain an ancient alchemical code, no one is safe.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2012 4.50