No Humans Involved

Women of the Otherworld Series, #7

Jaime Vegas is a necromancer, she is able to see and speak to the dead. She uses her skills both on and off stage to help the living and the dead. In No Humans Involved, Jaime is on set for a TV special to attempt to contact the ghost of Marilyn Monroe. Jaime is joined by two other mediums, both that have no special affinity with the dead. While on set Jaime comes in contact with the dead, only this is no normal contact, these ghosts are able to touch Jaime but not speak to her. As Jaime investigates whom she is dealing with, she realizes that the ghosts are children and they are trapped in a land neither of the living nor the dead. Jaime sets out to find out how she can release the children's spirits. Fortunately, Jaime is able to get help in the investigation from old and new friends.

Jeremy, the North American werewolf Alpha, has decided to come to Las Angeles to visit with Jaime while they attempt to discover how deep their feelings for one another are. She informs Jeremy of what is happening and he starts an investigation while on his way to LA. Through the investigation Jaime and Jeremy meet Hope, a chaos half-demon and old friends, Paige, Lucas, Savannah, Kristoff and Eve. As the investigation continues Jaime and Jeremy become much closer.

No Humans Involved is the seventh book in the Women of the Underworld series by Kelley Armstrong. In this story Jaime Vegas is the narrator and we are able to learn more about dealing with the dead, while still living. In No Humans Involved there is suspense, murder, mystery and sizzling sex scenes. Ms. Armstrong leaves us wanting more of her series and I cannot wait for Personal Demon, set to release in the spring of 2008. I will be placing this book on my "keep pile", along with the rest of the series.

Book Blurb for No Humans Involved

Jaime, who knows a thing or two about showbiz, is on a television shoot in Los Angeles when weird things start to happen. As a woman whose special talent is raising the dead, her threshold for weirdness is pretty high: she’s used to not only seeing dead people but hearing them speak to her in very emphatic terms. But for the first time in her life – as invisible hands brush her skin, unintelligible fragments of words are whispered into her ears, and beings move just at the corner of her eye–she knows what humans mean when they talk about being haunted. She is determined to get to the bottom of these manifestations, but as she sets out to solve the mystery she has no idea how scary her investigation will get, or to what depths ordinary humans will sink in their attempts to gain supernatural powers. As she digs into the dark underside of Los Angeles, she’ll need as much Otherworld help as she can get in order to survive, calling on her personal angel, Eve, and Hope, the well-meaning chaos demon. Jeremy, the alpha werewolf, is also by her side offering protection. And, Jaime hopes, maybe a little more than that.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2007 4.75