Author: Rose Pressey

The Hex With It by Rose Pressey

Posted October 30, 2017 by karenbaron in Chick Lit, Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal Mystery, Paranormal People, Read-a-thon, Review, Series, Witches, Womens Fiction / 0 Comments

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The Hex With It by Rose PresseyThe Hex With It by Rose Pressey
Series: Paranormal P.I. Mystery #2
Series Rating: four-stars
on August 10, 2016
Genres: Chick Lit, Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Women's Fiction
Pages: 226
Format: Kindle
Source: Author
three-half-stars

Cece Cash figures there's no harm in using a dash of witchcraft to help her private detective work. She might just change her mind though when one of her spells works a little too well.

Cece's not in this alone. Derek North is her handsome partner. He likes to remind her daily that they're both partners now. The detective agency is equal. That means the good with the bad.

When a client asks Cece to prove that a suicide was actually murder, Cece must use her witchy skills to keep from being the killer’s next victim. Will her luck run out in Vegas this time?

My take on this book:              The Hex With It by Rose Pressey was a very interesting book, to say the least. I did lose focus so it took me a while to read it.

Cece is different from Ms. Pressey’s other characters in a few ways, the biggest being she is a witch who’s spell really work. Cece is nice, she follows the clues well, she figured out who did it. I like that Cece lives in a retirement community. The retirees are fun and made me laugh.

Derek is smart, witty and debonaire. He knows Cece better that she thinks he does and he is very observant. He figured out that she was a witch. Derek also has a great singing voice, although I am not sure if dressing up like Elvis is staying incognito.

I also liked that Las Vegas is different than Ms. Pressey’s setting. I like how the casinos and the impersonators show up in the different cases. It is fun.

This book is so different from the other books I read by Mrs. Pressey that it kind of shocked me. Granted it’s not as blush-worthy as the first book from what my mom has told me about that one. Which she really liked by the way. This book was a little risque, in some spots.

Just like with any book it has its ups and downs in the story along with some slow parts but that’s okay. There was some small stuff that Mrs. Pressey’s editor didn’t find which is okay too, I just kept going. Besides that, it was a good book. I really like Rose Pressey’s writing and always look forward to her new books.

I am giving this book 3.5 stars since it’s good and made me want to read to the end to find out if I was right about who did it.

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three-half-stars

About Rose Pressey

Rose Pressey is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she’s not writing about werewolves, vampires and every other supernatural creature, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties.

Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son and three sassy Chihuahuas.

Rose suffers from Psoriatic Arthritis and has knee replacements. She might just set the world record for joint replacements. She’s soon having her hips replaced, elbows, and at least one shoulder.


What the Hex? gp

Posted February 5, 2016 by karenbaron in Chick Lit, Cozy, Mystery, Paranormal Mystery, Review, Series, Witches / 0 Comments

What the Hex? gpWhat the Hex? by Rose Pressey
Series: Paranormal P.I. Mystery #1
Series Rating: four-stars
on December 21, 2015
Genres: Chick Lit, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Women's Fiction
Pages: 236
Format: Kindle
five-stars

Yesterday Cece Cash came dangerously close to stuffing Derek North into the trunk of her car and dumping his body in the Vegas desert. Then she snapped out of her daydream and realized he wasn’t worth the prison time.

As much as Cece hates to admit it, she needs Derek. Her old pal’s cash rescued her private investigation agency. Her witchcraft hadn’t been enough to save the business. Luckily for her, Derek has the money and she has the skills. Well, at least she thinks she has the skills. She’s still counting on the spell casting to help.

Now if she can just pay Derek back, she’ll send him packing to Savannah and get him out of her hair for good. Wisecracking and fun-loving Derek has other plans though. He enjoys being a part of the agency. Life is a party and he isn’t about to waste a minute of it. Why else would he come to Vegas?

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Sometimes the shenanigans pop up in the middle of the desert in a burning car. A successful owner of a fitness club is suspected of murder and disappears right after the crime. Cece and Derek are hired to find the woman and uncover the truth about the homicide of a young fitness trainer. The stakes are high in Sin City for Cece and Derek. Will luck be on their side or will they lose it all?

My Thoughts: Murder and mayhem with a southern twist in Sin City! Super Cute!

Rose Pressey has another awesome series. I love Cece and her quirkiness. The accent, her “hobbies,” the coven, living at the retirement home, the whole package is fabulous. And Derek, he is so adorable, in a manly way of course. His blond hair, blue eyes, gorgeous smile and his ability to make Cece blush. I truly think he is in Vegas for other reasons then just to be a P.I., but we will let Cece figure that out on her own.

I love the murder-missing person aspect of the story. It is so true to see that even if you have the entire package, brains, beauty and a great body you don’t always have the personality and loving spirit to go with it. I truly liked that the people Cece and Derek interviewed were characters themselves.

I loved that Cece’s friends were her neighbors from the retirement community and that even though she isn’t of retirement age she is accepted and even feels part of the community. However the girl could get out a little bit more. The setting in Las Vegas is great. The Elvis and Marilyn Monroe impersonators competitions and performance, classic Rose – getting that Elvis in there. Loved it! Such a great little mystery.

My rating is 5 stars. I loved it and am looking forward to the 2nd installment of this series. I completely recommend this book! It is awesome, you never know what will happen next.

This is a Guest Review for Baroness’ Book Trove. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book for your site. ~Jen

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About Rose Pressey

Rose Pressey is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she’s not writing about werewolves, vampires and every other supernatural creature, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties.

Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son and three sassy Chihuahuas.

Rose suffers from Psoriatic Arthritis and has knee replacements. She might just set the world record for joint replacements. She’s soon having her hips replaced, elbows, and at least one shoulder.


GP The Ghoul Next Door

Posted November 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Chick Lit, Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Ghosts, Magic, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal People, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Series, Urban, Witches, Womens Fiction / 0 Comments

GP The Ghoul Next DoorThe Ghoul Next Door by Rose Pressey
Series: Larue Donavan #3
Series Rating: four-stars
on July 7, 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 280
Format: Kindle
four-stars

Just when Larue Donavan, top-notch psychic medium and bookstore owner, thought she'd gotten a vacation from ghostly visitors, her ghoul friends are back. All she wants is to run her bookstore and help a few lost souls cross over into the light, but what she gets is black witchcraft, demons, and Elvis Presley. Oh wait, she likes the Elvis part.

A reality show is in town and wants Larue to join their team. She accepts the job, but gets more than she bargained for when, on the first day, she's thrown into a battle with dark forces. Larue has to deal with the demons lurking between this world and the next and even Elvis can't help her with this fight. This specter may not be out for the client after all. Instead, this demon is all over Larue like a bad rash.

The demon isn't the only one longing for someone, though. Larue's relationship with Callahan Weiss is in jeopardy when his ex-girlfriend arrives in town and decides to introduce herself to Larue via snail mail... not just once, but many times. This girl is definitely stalker material. She'll do anything to get to Callahan's heart.

When it seems as if things couldn't possibly get any worse, Larue, and everyone around her, realizes she isn't acting normal--even her eye color has changed. This demon may be playing tricks. Larue must use every bit of spiritual energy she can muster to save herself. If she doesn't outsmart the forces of evil, she may lose her sanity and possibly her soul.

Larue must banish this evil spirit back to hell with a little help from her ghoul friends... and Elvis.

My Thoughts: Wonderful story.

Larue and Callahan have a fabulous chemistry, but some people just don’t want them to be together. Then there is the coven, ghost busting, her book store and of course a demon. Can Larue be torn in any more directions? Perhaps, only the story teller knows and there are tons of red herrings, but at the actual climax is really very enlightening.

I truly enjoy the ghouls that are following her around. In this book she has celebrity ghost of Elvis, whom is related to her boyfriend Callahan. The other two ghosts are so annoying, but Larue has such strong patience that she can handle them. Larue is learning whom to ask for help and whom not to ask. That is such a hard lesson for all of us to learn. The greatest thing about Larue is her positive attitude. I find her resilience amazing. The only thing that puzzles me is her family’s lack of attendance in her life.

The sleepy little town of Magnolia is quite the supernatural mega center. Larue has yet to realize everything that is going on and around Magnolia. I think that she is known by all supernatural beings and they are introducing themselves to her, whether she wants to meet them or not.

Definitely a good read, I will be recommending it to my friends.

This is Guest Review for Baroness’ Book Trove. Thank you for the opportunity to review a book for your site. ~Jen

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About Rose Pressey

Rose Pressey is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she’s not writing about werewolves, vampires and every other supernatural creature, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties.

Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son and three sassy Chihuahuas.

Rose suffers from Psoriatic Arthritis and has knee replacements. She might just set the world record for joint replacements. She’s soon having her hips replaced, elbows, and at least one shoulder.


GP Ghouls Night Out

GP Ghouls Night Out

My Thoughts:        Great story, solid 2nd book in this series. I couldn’t put it down. Larue just can’t catch a break. She and Callahan try to pick up where they left off by going out on a date. When Callahan comes to pick her up Larue meets his Grandfather’s ghost, Seth. Then she gets an […]


GP Me And My Ghoulfriends

GP Me And My Ghoulfriends

My Thoughts:        Good story; definitely, one to recommend. I like Larue, she has a great attitude and her occasional outbursts are comical. She handles ghosts and demons every day, but toss a little other paranormal activities her way and she starts doubting. I thought that was classic. Larue has a great sense of humor. Larue’s […]