The Reckoners: A powerful ghostbuster raised by a spirit, her brilliantly eccentric backup team, a cat who isn't a cat at all...and a fiercely driven bounty hunter from a different dimension who brings them together when worlds collide.
Skilled ghosthunter Lisa "Garrie" McGarrity not only sees dead people, she wrangles them into submission. But her beloved ghostly mentor moved on years ago, and the Southwest has gone quiet under Garrie's hand. Garrie and her team have grown restless and...well, face it. Maybe willing to take a risk or two.
So when the relentlessly mysterious and fiercely driven Trevarr (and his not-cat!) shows up asking for help, Garrie is inclined to listen. And when he describes big trouble at the San Jose Winchester Mystery House, she's inclined to go with him, even if it splits her team along the way.
But she doesn't expect a mansion crammed with spirits on the brink of madness, and she doesn't expect to face off against the powerful and unfamiliar energies of semi-ethereal beings from another dimension. She definitely doesn't expect the fabric of her own world to unravel around her--with no one but her to stop it.
And truly, she has no idea how deep Trevarr's secrets run.
"Heart, adventure, and buckets of wonder."
--Julie Czerneda, author of Rift in the Sky
"Ghosts, aliens, danger, romance, and a non-cat. As Lisa McGarrity might say, what's not to like?"
--Anne Bishop, author of the Black Jewels series
"Heroic figures with problems even bigger than they are."
--Jacqueline Lichtenberg, The Monthly Aspectarian
"Readers will enjoy the humorous dialogue and ghost-busting lingo..."
"THE RECKONERS is an original paranormal adventure which will fuel your imagination on every page."
"Delightful beginning to a new series that's funny and lively with a memorable cast of characters."
"THE RECKONERS is the first release in Ms. Durgin's new ghost buster series. It is an original and fresh take on the spiritual world and is intense from page one. I enjoyed the interaction between the main characters and the sexual tension between Trevarr and Garrie is extreme. I look forward to more in this series from Ms. Durgin."
--The Romance Reader's Connection
"Doranna Durgin begins a new urban fantasy series with The Reckoners, featuring feisty heroine and ghost hunter Lisa McGarrity known to her friends as Garrie. At age ten she learned of her talent to corral and manage ghosts. Rhonda Rose, a ghost, helped her to understand and develop her abilities. Now she heads a team of three: the empath Lucia, Drew who can sense the history of a place, and Quinn who ferrets out data they need...Durgin takes the reader on a wild ride with plenty of twists and turns.
--Mel Jacobs at SFRevu
Durgin (Scent of Danger) introduces Lisa "Garrie" McGarrity and her team of Albuquerque ghost hunters in this cheerful paranormal romance series launch. Garrie learned her trade at the age of 10 from Rhonda Rose, an invisible childhood friend who turned out to be a ghost. Now "25 and over the hill," Garrie is burnt out on helping the dead to finish their business with the living, but otherworldly bounty hunter Trevarr persuades her to fly to San Jose's famously haunted Winchester House, where the ghosts have become strangely agitated. Trevarr makes a tremendous effort to help Garrie and capture her heart, but Garrie doesn't trust him, and she's caught unawares by the dark forces arrayed against her. Readers will enjoy the humorous dialogue and ghost-busting lingo, but numerous unanswered questions may lead to frustration rather than anticipation of sequels.