Poison Fruit

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Poison Fruit

Agent of Hel, #3

This fascinating paranormal series showcases an unusual combination of non-human entities including werewolves; vampires, a street-talking games-playing bogle, not to mention a hellhound with a fondness for bread, a frost giant and the goddess Hel. The intriguing balancing act, with the humans around them, provides a spectrum of convoluted situations which is even more complex when one gets a glimpse of the alluring males who are important to Daisy, yet provide their own characteristic drawbacks to her life. As usual, this excellent and angst-filled addition to a unique storyline provides a wonderful combination of sensuality and creative imagination, even as it makes one take a hard look at the world around and wonder whether there are beings out there sharing space with us!

"Poison Fruit" by Jacqueline Carey is part of the 'Agent of Hel' series that features the complicated life of Hel's liaison Daisy Johanssen as she deals with the unexpected problems caused by lawyer Daniel Dufreyne, in addition to all of the other things she must handle as the eldritch consultant for the Pemkowet police. The constant temptation to take advantage of her heritage, with its subsequent effect on the Inviolate Wall, haunts her, even as she struggles with her attraction to the males who want to lay claim to her heart and her loyalties. A land grab, a creature feasting on nightmares, and an underhanded legal maneuver threaten to undermine the fragile balance between humans and non-humans and Daisy will have to face the hardest decision of her life.

Book Blurb for Poison Fruit

The hot-as-Hel series with the ?Sookie Stackhouse type of vibe” (Paranormal Haven) is back?but this time the paranormal Midwestern town of Pemkowet is feeling a frost in the air and the residents are frozen in fear....

The Pemkowet Visitors Bureau has always promoted paranormal tourism?even if it has downplayed the risks (hobgoblins are unpredictable). It helps that the town is presided over by Daisy Johanssen, who as Hel’s liaison is authorized by the Norse goddess of the dead to keep Pemkowet under control. Normally, that’s easier to do in the winter, when bracing temperatures keep folks indoors.

But a new predator is on the prowl, and this one thrives on nightmares. Daisy is on her trail and working intimately with her partner and sometime lover from the Pemkowet PD, sexy yet unavailable werewolf Cody Fairfax. But even as the creature is racking up innocent victims, a greater danger looms on Pewkowet’s horizon.

As a result of a recent ghost uprising, an unknown adversary?represented by a hell-spawn lawyer with fiery powers of persuasion?has instigated a lawsuit against the town. If Pemkowet loses, Hel’s sovereignty will be jeopardized, and the fate of the eldritch community will be at stake. The only one who can prevent it is Daisy?but she’s going to have to confront her own worst nightmare to do it.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2015 4.50