Cheat by Gillian Zane

Posted August 12, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 0 Comments

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Cheat by Gillian ZaneCheat by Gillian Zane
Series: Karma Inc. #1
Published by Parajunkee Publishing on July 26th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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three-half-stars
one-half-flames

Karma’s a bitch…and her name’s Cassie.

Working for Karma Incorporated might sound like the best job in the world, but there’s one really big catch: you’ve got to die to get it. Cassandra Mercer died at the ripe old age of twenty-one and is now gainfully employed by the Afterlife Corporation as a Karma operative. Her job duties include manifesting bad karma on unsuspecting victims.

Two months into her internship Cassie is promoted and given her first solo case. His name is Bishop and he is a cheat. He needs some bad karma, and Cassie’s the right girl for the job.

Inflicting a bit of payback on this cheat should be easy for Cassie, so she gets permission from her boss to do a little investigating on her own time. Investigating into her living life, the one she can’t seem to remember. The only problem, she is forbidden from doing the digging herself. Afterlife Corporation rule. She can hire someone to look into it for her, though, and that someone turns out to be Drake Greco. She regrets her decision the moment she walks into his office…

I’m a big fan of Gillian Zane’s NOLA Zombie series so I knew I needed to give Cheat a read.

Cheat is the first installment of a six-part urban fantasy serial so the abrupt ending was expected. It’s hard for me to rate serials since I like to read the whole book before I forming my opinion but Cheat was a pretty good start and it grabbed my attention enough that I want to read the next installment to see where Cassie’s story leads us next. Plus there’s the dark and mysterious Drake to figure out.

Cheat had all the right things to suck you in; a sassy heroine, supernatural elements, intriguing mystery and potential for a smoking romance.

The next installment is scheduled for release in September. Bring it!

Review Breakdown
Characters
three-half-stars
Narration (Audio)
three-half-stars
Overall: three-half-stars

About Gillian Zane

Gillian Zane is the author of the NOLA Zombie series. Zane is the pen name of a prominent blogger in the publishing industry, which will remain a mystery unless you Google it. Since she can remember her goal has been to become Master of the Universe and has decided to focus first on the literary world. Things are progressing nicely.

Zane has been a freelance writer for the last ten years and has published a few non-fiction works, none of which was very exciting. Zombies are much more exciting and a way for her to combine her two current obsessions, hot boys with guns and Doomsday Prepping. When she isn’t stockpiling MREs (Meal’s Ready to Eat) or researching how to build a cistern on a budget, she’s taking care of her little family and exploring the city that she loves, New Orleans.

Review Breakdown
Characters
three-half-stars
Narration (Audio)
three-half-stars
Overall: three-half-stars
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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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