Monday, February 15, 2010

Romance Book Review: Dirty Sexy Murder

Author: Cathleen Ross
ISBN: 978-1-61650-122-8
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Paranormal
Publisher: Lyrical Press
E-book version available today. Print version (ISBN: 978-1-61650-165-5) available July 1, 2010



After an embarrassing mess up of a wedding day, Marina moves to the city to live with her best friend, Lizzy and Lizzy's brother, James. She takes on a job at a spa giving Brazilian body waxes. It isn't long before she starts getting these strange premonitions about her clients and they start being killed.

Now the police are starting to suspect that she and James are killing her clients and it is up to Marina to use her new found "gift" of premonition to save her clients, herself and those she loves most.

In Dirty Sexy Murder, Cathleen Ross puts together a novel that was a pure pleasure to read. I love mystery books which give the readers clues to solving the crime, but also adds a little bit of erotic fun to the story. James is the perfect hero type, trying to protect the two women in his life that he sincerely loves, but feels so out of his element.

At the end of her book Cathleen Ross explains that she worked to write scenes trying to describe how a person would feel when they were first experiencing the first true developments of their pyschic gifts.

"With my character Marina, I wanted to catch that stage when a psychic person thinks they could be going nuts because they know, see or hear things they think they shouldn’t," she wrote. She does a great job expressing Marina's confusion and emotions during what is sure to be a difficult time.

Gaining pyschic powers would be so out of character for someone like Marina it made her perfect for the part of the heroine. Definitely a 5-Heart read for someone who like sexy murder mysteries that dabbles in the psychic realm.

Can Marina learn to have faith in her powers in time to save the people she loves?

Marina's got it made with a new job giving Brazilian waxes in a fashionable salon in the big city of Sydney. Life seems to be looking up for her, that is, until she starts having visions, which come true. Her clients start dying, one by one. Then her roommate, James becomes a suspect, and suddenly she must fight for the man she cares for. While she tries to harness her powers, people close to her begin to disappear. More victims of the serial killer? This time she can’t see, and in the midst of terror, Marina must save the lives of people she's come to love, but in a twist of fate, save herself.

Content Warning:Explicit Sexual content. l

1 comment:

  1. DIRTY SEXY MURDER is sexy and intriguing. I really got involved in Marina's story.


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