Review – The Cloud Children by Janene Scott

The Cloud Children
(Gargoyle Gumshoe Book 2)
Janene Scott
5 Stars

Janene Scott did it again my Gentle Readers. She sucked me in with her first person, friend talking over a couple of beers approach. I couldn’t put this one down. This time, we get to see so much personal growth out of Mama Carly’s ‘willful chile’.

Demetria Stone, everyone’s favorite gargoyle detective is back at it again. This time, she takes to the streets of Portland in pursuit of a child trafficking ring capturing human and ‘Folk children alike. Partnered with her once human nemesis turned friend, Henry Anderson, Demetria races off to do some bad guy stomping. Unfortunately for them both, things are going to take more than one twisty turn.

As if a child trafficking ring isn’t enough, Demetria is picked to be Groundmother to a bunch of adolescent air elementals on holiday, distant cousins of course since she is a stone elemental after all. Nothing in her long life prepares her for this task, but she soldiers on. Oh, why didn’t she go to the meeting? Ha ha.

Humorous and gripping, this next step in the career of Demetria Stone will keep your butt in the seat until the last page. Just when you think everything is revealed but the wrap-up, Janene smacks you with another curveball. Buckle up kiddo’s, because the rock is going to roll in this one.

The Cloud Children on Amazon

Check out my review of Book 1 in the Gargoyle Gumshoe series – Stone Cold Killer

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Book Review – Stone Cold Killer

Stone Cold Killer (Gargoyle Gumshoe Book 1)
By Janene Scott
5 Stars

Janene Scott creates this world where all the things that go bump in the night are not only real, but citizens of the world. That’s right Gentle Readers. Vampires and shifters, dryads and demons. Not to mention Demetria Stone, a Gargoyle with a badge as part of the Brute Squad (lovely nickname for the Mirror Folk Police Department).

Demetria is on the trail of some mysterious murders/disappearances involving humans and Mirrorfolk alike. What she doesn’t know is just how far she will have to go to solve this case. When the perp decides it is time to eliminate the investigating officer, Ms. Stone is in a race for her life.

If you have any interest in a more traditional take on all those monsters (as opposed to sparkly vampires and love sick werewolves) then I recommend you pick this one up. I was surprised how quickly I finished this one as it was a very comfortable read despite its near 300 pages. I guess I was under some witch’s spell and couldn’t put it down.

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