From New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn comes an all-new series set in the realm of her Otherworld novels.
I’m Shimmer, a blue dragon shifter. Thanks to a mistake, I was exiled from the Dragon Reaches and sentenced to work for Alex Radcliffe, a vampire who owns the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency. Now, not only do I have to adapt to Earthside culture, but every time I turn around, somebody’s trying to kill us. And worse, Alex is as gorgeous as he is exasperating. But you know what they say: All’s fair in love and bounty hunting…
When an old friend of Alex contacts him about a haunting at the High Tide Bed & Breakfast in Port Townsend, Washington, we think we’re on a simple ghost hunt. But our investigation quickly transforms into a deadly fight as we uncover an eighty-year-old murder, a cursed house, and a dark force trapping the spirits within. To stop impending disaster we must break the curse and lay the angry spirits to rest.
Galenorn returns to her Otherworld universe with this rough and awkward opening series launch. Blue dragon Shimmer is exiled from the Dragon Reaches and winds up in Seattle. In human form, she works for the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency, which is run by a vampire named Alex. When one of Alex's former friends calls them to touristy Port Townsend in northern Washington State, Shimmer gets to take on her first real case. What initially appears to be a simple haunting soon proves to be more, though the plotting is sloppy enough that the characters figure out the truth on three separate occasions. The cast grows to include a local witch, a jinni, and a spiritwalker, each of whom has one defining characteristic that gets repeated every time they interact with somebody new. Between an unfortunate use of a "Gypsy" curse as a plot element and the failure to reveal exactly what Shimmer did to get exiled, even Galenorn's longtime fans will find this installment unsatisfying.