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Angel of death.

Black market magic.

When you're Ashira Cohen, smart is the new kickass.

When Ash is hired to solve her first murder, it seems like a perfectly normal, open-and-shut case of family feuds and bad blood. Until Ash discovers an evil magical artifact and her lead suspect is of the winged, white-robed, celestial variety. As if that weren't bad enough, if she can't find the perpetrator quickly, fourteen vials of lethal, ghostly magic will be sold to the highest bidder.

Her quest to figure out her Jezebel powers and find the shadowy organization responsible for stripping teens of their magic isn't going any smoother, either. Can't a girl just pursue her dream career without getting caught up in a mysterious destiny? Or, for that matter, playing a dangerous Sherlock-Moriarty game with the infuriatingly hot alpha male in charge of Vancouver's magical community?

But when Ash accidentally crosses the cunning and deadly Queen of Hearts, ruler of the magic black market, all those cases may go unresolved.

Permanently.

With the clock ticking, it'll take all of Ash's intelligence to survive with her moral center-and her head-intact. The game is afoot and failure is not an option.

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©2020 Deborah Wilde (P)2020 Deborah Wilde

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Meh..

I couldn't stay focused while listening to this & found my mind wandering all the way through. The story just didn't grab my attention.

I really wish this series was read by a different narrator. As this is a spin off series to the Nava Katz series, a lot of the same language , terms & even slang is used & being read by the same narrator doesn't give the characters their own voice seperate from Nava Katz's world. Hollie Jackson has a very distinctive voice & that makes it hard for me to seperate different book series where she is the narrator. Quite a few times through out this I was taken out of the Jezebel world & right back into Nava Katz's.
I have listened to other series by authors with spinoff series & they have used the same narrator, but the narrator has changed up their voice, attitude of the characters or the way they have read each series to change it up so you know they are different worlds.

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Loved the book

The book was funny and I love the story line. However the narrator isn't very good with the make voices. They actually sounded too high pitched and irritating. Half way through I ended up going back to just reading. The book is worth reading, the narrator not so much.

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  • Candace P
  • 04-06-2020

OMG, amazing!

This was absolutely one of the best books I have ever experienced. The story was great. I really love, love, loved the development of Ash and Levi's relationship. And can we talk about Levi for a minute? He is so . . . just yummy! Not perfect, but pretty darn close. He's so noble, and strong, and steady, but also dangerous and delicious.

I felt the plot was well paced, and very interesting. air enjoyed getting to explore Hedon, and meeting a whole new cast of memorable characters. There were so many amazing, fun parts. I was laughing my head off or grinning like a loon through so much of it. Also the intimate scenes were VERY steamy, and in one case hilarious!

The narrator did a superb job of brining the story to life for me. I don't know how she does all of those voices, and keeps them straight! I didn't expect the voice for Moran, but it helped me visualize him better. Honestly she helped bring details out that I'd glossed over when I read the book the first time, and made it such a fun experience! I can't wait for the next book!!

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  • haunted one
  • 12-05-2020

I'm ready for more~

Book two and I'm already hooked.
We're learning more about the Jezebels with Ash becoming more in control of her powers.
Her character is one of strength, honesty and determination.
There is still a power pull between Ash and Levi and with that the author has added some heat with a chemistry that
leaves you waiting for the explosion.
With that said the Ash has another murder to investigate and the queen plays a larger part in this particular one.
Lots of action leaving Ash in some rather interesting situations.
Yes, the author has a way of grabbing your attention, and the storylines are a breath of fresh air.
I'm eagerly waiting the next book~

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-12-2020

Great book and narration

Fun series, unique storyline. I'm enjoyong the series so far with narration. The main character is smart, snarky, and loyal. The magic system is unique and the investigation is fun to follow. Narrator does a good job witb pacing and timing. Already started book 3.

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  • Tony G
  • 25-10-2020

Playful, Sexy, and Suspenseful

I started book 1 on a whim, reading it. listening to book 2 I'm stuck in audio for the series! She brings so much life to the story.
Speaking of the story, just like the first, hooked page one all the way to the conclusion. I can't get enough. The imagination Ms Wilde has knows no bounds. She's brilliant

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  • AshleyQC
  • 15-09-2020

Ash never disappoints

Holli Jackson is a wonderful narrator who really makes me feel the story. The story continues with Ash chasing down Chariot and all the shenanigans she gets herself into!

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  • BH
  • 11-09-2020

Love This Series!

Another great addition. I love the characters, story development. It’s fresh and different. Can’t wait for the next one!

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  • Monique Olivier
  • 06-06-2020

Fantastic!

An exciting and fascinating series, that I’ve really enjoyed. Amazing characters, storyline, and superb writing style. The narrator did an excellent rendition of the different characters and really brought them all to life.

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  • KAMP
  • 13-05-2020

The series just gets better!

I loved the first book enough to have read through it and listened to the audiobook a few times. This book is following the same path, I loved reading it and couldn't put it down. having just finished the audiobook, I already know this will be one I listen through again.

I have thus far enjoyed all of the author's work but admit the Jezebel Files to be my favourite storyline and can't wait for book 3 to come out!!

The only minor issue is the American pronunciation of foyer, its admittedly a pet peeve of mine and I did have hopes that as the author is Canadian so too would the pronunciation follow the Canadian version. This did not in any way detract from the story nor the reading of it.

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  • Jess G
  • 11-05-2020

Snarky and Fun

First off, I just have to say, I friggin love Ash. From the way she reacts to the things she says, you just never know what's going to happen next. She takes a bad situation and twists them into something she can work with. To top it all off Hollie Jacksons narration just brings the whole book to life. I can't wait to see what happens next!

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  • Michelle Titherington VanDaley
  • 04-05-2020

Captivating Series

This captivating series continues in book 2. More twists occur as we get to know the characters and mysteries are solved - but there are also questions yet to be answered. I love the magical world the Author has created. The narrator is on point with pacing & bringing the story to life. I'm excited for more

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