Kyra Davis’ Sophie Katz Series

This is another book series review.

The Sophie Katz’s series by Kyra Davis is one of those unexpected and delightful audiobook discoveries. I don’t know where to start. I’m shocked that didn’t know about this series until now. How is that possible?

Sophie Katz is a mystery writer whose curiosity often lands her into trouble. She’s a Jewish girl of mixed heritage, her father is African American, and her mother is of Eastern European descent. In despite her wishes, Sophie often finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery. She has an army of friends to protect her, including a sister, and “reasonably affectionate cat.” She’s also in a complicated relationship with private detective and mercenary, Anatoly Darinsky.

Davis’s work is witty, hilarious, touching, and socially conscious. Sophie is an independent and driven woman. I love that she doesn’t mind being single, although her perspective boyfriend is adorable. I enjoy the diversity of the characters in these books. Kyra Davis subtly remarks on current social issues. This is a pleasant characteristic of her books.

I’ve read the books and listened to the audiobooks. Gabra Zackman does a brilliant performance. She brings the characters to life, making the listening experience enjoyable and entertaining. Ms. Zackman captures the written voice of Sophie Katz.

Sophie Katz stands out from other chick-lit (that I’ve read). Perhaps, this is because she’s a genuinely caring person, and her relationships with others bring the best of her personality. Sophie’s world is as diverse and colorful as ours.

Sophie Katz gives Stephanie Plum a run for her money.

The latest installment the Sophie Katz series, Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas, is now  in stores. I can’t wait for the next Sophie Katz adventure.

Thank you for reading.

Best,

Steph

Best of Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling Series

Recently, I became obsessed with Nalini Singh‘s Psy-Changeling series. If you are familiar with the series, then you might know how difficult it is to describe them to your friends. This is because the books explore the obstacles and dangers of a complex society of shape shifter, humans, and the powerful “Psy.” The Psy-Changeling is an adult paranormal  romance series about an alternative society, in which three different races find themselves at war.

1. The Psy own gifts of the mind. They are able to use their minds for telepathy, telekinesis, to cure people, and even to stop or start wars. Recognizing the dangers of their own powers, the Psy conditioned emotion out of their lives. In turn, the conditioning made them even more dangerous.

2. The changelings are shape-shifter, half human and half animal. They belong to a variety of species, wolves, leopards, falcons, sharks, ect. The changelings’ lives depend strongly on emotions, family, and affection.

3. Humans are perhaps the less powerful, but the most influential race of the Psy-Changeling world.

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