Thursday, November 21, 2013

Something Wicked by Angela Campbell: Spotlight and Review


Something Wicked by Angela Campbell
(The Psychic Detectives Series #2) - Can be read as a stand-alone
Published by: Harper Impulse
Publication date: October 31st 2013
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense

Psychic medium Alexandra King is sick of being pestered by her boss’s dead mother demanding help to reunite her two estranged sons. Determined to get some peace and quiet again, Alexandra follows a lead in finding the younger Collins brother to Charleston, South Carolina, where she immediately meets the hottest man she’s ever laid eyes on and finds herself a willing participant in seduction. Of course, her one-night-stand turns out to be none other than Dylan Collins — her boss’s younger brother and a homicide detective who believes psychics are a complete waste of time.

All Dylan wants is a few hours of pleasure to take his mind off of the case haunting him. A serial killer is stalking the streets of The Holy City — a killer who calls himself The Grim Reaper. When the woman he’d just spent the night with turns up and offers her services as a psychic consultant on the case, his ardor quickly cools. Last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a con artist.

It doesn’t take long for Dylan to realize Alexandra is the real deal – and the killer’s next target. Dylan’s protective instincts battle his reluctance to get too involved with a woman he isn’t sure he can trust. As they get closer to finding the killer, they also grow closer to one another, but will Alexandra’s secret agenda destroy their chance at happiness — if the killer doesn’t strike first?

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An unanticipated hookup between two lonely people gave them both a pleasurable night, but the next day identities and occupations are revealed causing lots of tension and mistrust. 
Working together to find a rabid serial killer who calls himself The Grim Reaper, homicide detective Dylan Collins and psychic medium Alexandra King must put aside their personal feelings in order to get the job done.  Alexandra has even bigger secrets that soon threaten to undermine the shaky trust that develops over the next several days between the duo.  
I really enjoyed this well-written paranormal mystery. A fan of the old TV series Medium, I had no trouble accepting Alexandra’s special gifts.  I loved her character, her determination to use her talents to assist in a police investigation regardless of the skeptics and nay-sayers surrounding her.  She is a likable person, not brash or overbearing, who resolutely stands strong in the face of adversity.  I liked Dylan well enough but did get a little tired of his unceasing whining about a traumatic past experience.  He had more difficulty finally making peace with certain past events than I thought was warranted, but that is just my opinion.  I did like the chemistry that was constantly present between him and Alexandra, and I was happy that their relationship and respect for each other kept getting stronger even as they met obstacles to their case and to their personal relationship with grit and valor.
This book was given to me by the author or publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Reviewed by Laurie-J


Author Angela Campbell is an overachiever with a soft spot for men who dress funny. Superman, Charlie Chaplin, Dracula, Doctor Who, Elvis - those are her kind of heroes. An eclectic reader who loves almost every genre, Angela read her first romance novel at 16 and immediately endeavored to write one, too. Many offbeat attempts (and a couple of decades) later, she published her first novel through Carina Press. Her new romantic suspense series is being published by Harper Impulse. With every story she pens, Angela aims to build in a paranormal element to a contemporary and recognizable world with characters who find love in oftentimes humorous and extraordinary situations.

A mild-mannered reporter with almost 15 years experience as a general assignment reporter, features editor and graphic designer, Angela has also worked as a production assistant in TV and film. Learn more about her books at

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Angela Campbell said...

Thank you so much for the lovely review, and thank you so much for hosting my giveaway!

Giselle said...

Glad you liked it, Laurie! It sounds like a fun read! I love paranormal mysteries! :) Great review!

Erika said...

What a great review Laurie. Erika