#review #booktour The Scented Bones, by Angelina Kerner@Shanannigans81 @rrbooktours1 @KernerAngelina

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Cover.gifThe Scented Bones: The Svabodina Case Files (The Svabodina Case Files Book 1)

Genre: Paranormal/ Crime Fiction

Expected Publication Date: September 28, 2018

Publisher: KDP Select

Synopsis:

Angel Svabodina is a rookie forensic anthropologist, enjoying the beginning of her new career. That joy comes crashing down when she figures out the skeleton she’s working on is not human and then it vanishes.

She throws herself fully into the case without thinking about the parties involved, a psychopomp associate, and paranormal mafia families made up of vampires and werewolves—or the consequences.

When she sees there’s no avoiding the inevitable, Angel has to suck it up and work with the werewolves to solve the case but can she trust them?

Werewolves and witches are in a centuries-old feud, but that doesn’t stop the shivers running down her spine from one wolf in particular. What’s more, nothing comes for free, including information. To get what she needs from the werewolf don, Angel has to meet with the fae queen. Can she meet her without repercussions and solve the case?

“A magical mystery in more than one sense of the word, this beautifully woven tale will charm you more than an ethereal fae.” – Liliyana Shadowlyn, The Faerie Review

“This book is what happens when you mix crime stories with the supernatural. And, the result is spectacular.” -Dylon Crone, beta reader

“This story combines the paranormal, the mafia, and good old detective work – a fun read!” – Sycamore, beta reader

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Excerpt

A parking attendant asked for my car keys and let me know that he’d bring it back when I was ready to leave.

As Laura and I got out of the car, I noticed a couple talking under a tree to the right, by a fountain. They looked to be enjoying themselves, which made me smile and hope for a good time.

I looked at Laura to see her also sizing up the house. Our attention returned to the young man by the massive front door.

He was wearing a suit and a Christmas tree tie.

Laura smiled and yelled, “Lorenzo!” Then she ran up the steps, and into his arms.

Lorenzo was taller than her, and she was wearing heels. He looked fit, healthy, and confident. His blue eyes were striking, and his hair was slicked back. If it weren’t for the tie, I’d have thought he was an international businessman, not a chef; though, I guessed one could be both.

“Hi, you must be Angel, Laura’s roommate,” Lorenzo said.

“And, you must be Lorenzo, her friend,” I said slowly.

He laughed, a nice lilting sound. “A little more than that. Welcome to Paulo Abelli’s house. He’s my boss, but really cool, so just relax and enjoy the party.”

“Thanks,” I replied.

Lorenzo grabbed hold of the crescent-shaped handle, pulled the imposing front door open, and ushered Laura inside the house. “Come on, babe, let me introduce you to some people.”

Laura threw me an excited look, and I followed the happy couple.

Interesting, I thought to myself.

The travertine foyer opened up into an expansive living room with floor to ceiling windows, capturing the magnificent view of the pool, lined with tall cypress trees next to a perfectly manicured lawn. The focal point of the room was the marble fireplace situated in direct view of the front door. It was the two-story Christmas tree next to it that took center stage, with gold and bronze glass balls in assorted sizes, twinkling white lights, and porcelain angels adorning each limb.

Two leather couches with an enormous, square, stone table in the middle were sat in front of the fireplace, facing each other. Another smaller, stone table covered with a cheese and nut tray and bowls of fruit and sweets was at the end of one of the couches. There were matching side tables with vases of red roses and pine branches, giving off the scent of Christmas. As I walked further into the room, it opened up to reflect a larger area off to the left that could be used for dancing and mingling.

I glanced through the windows to get a better look at the pool and back deck and saw marble pillars wrapped with white Christmas lights.

It all looked so. . . Normal— to an outsider or a mundane. However, there was that special scent hanging in the air that let me know the house belonged to a paranormal family.

Hopefully, they were friendly.

At times like these, I felt stupid for locking up my magick. I weaved my senses throughout the house and realized it was full of them–paranormals. I just couldn’t tell what kind they were.

My forensic case involved a paranormal girl, and now I was in a paranormal household. I didn’t believe in coincidences.

Available for Pre-Order: Amazon

About the Author

Angelina Kerner

ANGELINA KERNER is a self-published author of paranormal and lighthearted romance. She’s the wife of a photographer/physicist, and the mother of a cute little toddler, but she’s also been a dancer, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a geographer, a dreamer, and an adventurer. She does her best writing while being bothered by her cats, taking care of her son, in dressing rooms while waiting for family to try on clothing, and at home in sunny California. Angelina loves to play goddess-dragon matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where young goddesses have lovable flaws, the Fates plan to dethrone, the universe is endless and untamed, and dragons roam free! She also loves to write carefree romance where one can finish reading with a smile.

Visit her website at www.kernerangelina.live

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MY REVIEW:

Usually when you think of paranormal characters like witches, werewolves, vampires etc. you think of books that are very ominous and heavy, like something with that Dun-Dun-Dun background music. When I read The Scented Bones, I was really surprised at how light and fun of a read it is. I devoured the entire book in one setting, at night, and still slept like a baby afterwards. I wasn’t consumed with nightmares, or tossing round all night because I’d freaked myself out with the creepy creeps. So if you’re looking for a short, fun, magical, yet still dramatic and mysterious book to read then this one is definitely for you.
Angel is an interesting main character. She’s a witch, but hasn’t practiced magic in three years. Her best friend and room mate is as normal and human as they come. She has no ideal the kind of people she’s surrounded herself with, nor the awesome powers that her bestie possesses. Now, as Angel is an Anthropologist, shes given a very disturbing set of bones to work with. She discovers exactly what kind of paranormal they belong to, as well as the dangerous people (or not so people) her friend is dating and spending her time with. Everything is tied together, the bones, the roommate’s new peeps, aaaaannnnnnddddd the MAFIA. That’s right friends, it’s also a mafia book, which is awesome!
With the help of Angels grandma, she pulls her magic back to the surface in order to get to the bottom of things and solve the mystery of the scented bones. She has to find out who they belonged to and exactly what happened to her. I love the grandma, she’s my favorite character. Angelina Kerner did a great job with this little gem. It’s set up very well to write several more case files! As many as she want’s really.

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m so glad you liked it! Great review ☺

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    1. I’m glad too! Thanks Shan!

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  2. Terrific review Didi! I just added it to my Goodreads want to read shelf.🤗

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    1. Thanks Kim. You’d devour this book within a couple short hours, and love it 😊

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  3. raistlin0903 says:

    Great review as always Didi. I have seen this one pop up on pretty much every bookblog that I follow and it sounds really amazing. Definitely added this one to my to read list as this is a book totally up my alley😊

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    1. Mikell, this one IS up your alley! I hope you give it a read 😊

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      1. raistlin0903 says:

        One more week, and then my three week vacation starts. One of the things on my list is definitely catching up to some reading 😊😊

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      2. Wahoo!! Three weeks!!! 🤩😎😍 I hope it’s the best vacation ever! You deserve it!

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      3. raistlin0903 says:

        Awww, thanks so much Didi, that’s really kind of you to say 😊 Looking forward to it, that’s for sure 😊

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    1. Ange, your work is one of a kind!🤩🤩😍😎

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      1. Those are words that every author wants to hear. Thank you hun! Hopefully I’ll get to review a new work from you soon

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      2. Absolutely! I have a few projects going on, one psychological novella that I’m particularly excited about!! Its being edited now, so hopefully itll be ready for a launch plan soon 😊😎

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      3. October? Sounds like a good read for Halloween 🎃

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      4. Hopefully! Most likely November though 🤔😊

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      5. Oh la la ^_^ I’m looking forward to it.

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  4. So, random question. While the book is sort of fresh in your mind.

    What did you like about Grandma? What made her stand out….if you liked her?

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi, Ange! I hope you’re asking as you’re writing more! I think my favorite thing about Grandma was the first impression. She came on strong the second she showed up. Her presence, attitude, appearance, everything about her was loud and unique. She was very out of the box. I think she brought a lot to the table in the dynamics of your MC’s background/history and family life. She made the fact that they’re witches feel more real. More showing rather than telling of the family secret…. if that all makes sense lol

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      1. It does. It does. Finished 6 chapters so far.

        Good! She comes in strong as well in book 2. Yeah, after your reading your comment, she is Angel’s link to the witch thing…. hmmmm

        What character would you like to see more of?

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      2. I really loved how Angel’s room mate played such a strong part as a supportive friend, and how she was intertwined in the mystery. I would love it if she kind of kept getting herself twisted into things. Maybe even adapted a bit of magic herself in some way or another. I love that she’s human, but would like to see her experiment some!

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      3. ah. hmm sounds interesting. I do have a plan brewing for Laura right this second. I just hope that whatever I’m thinking will make sense!!!

        Thank you!

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      4. Yes! I have complete faith that whatever you dream up for her, you’ll write it in a way that makes complete sense! … and I DO like ghosts! Paranormal everything is excellent!

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      5. Very good. Although, the ones that I’m dealing with….they sound annoying! LOL oh well, hopefully will make for a fun reading.

        You’re awesome!

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      6. I know it’ll be fun! You’ve got this! I can’t wait to keep reading this series! The sky is the limit with it’s potential!

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      7. that’s what I’m afraid of lol

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  5. oh, last question.

    Do you like ghosts? Just verifying. 😉

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  6. Hey Didi!!!!! Congrats on the new covers and hitting it big!

    I have one more question. I want to create a different cover for the paperback. I can’t think of what to do with the cover. What can go on back and front? Hmmm. If you think of an element, let me know! I’m all ears. I’m having a much easier time with cover ideas for book 2….wrote 8 chapters so far.

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    1. 8 chapters, wahoo!! I love the colors and the cartoon(ish) looking theme of your Book 1 cover. I think you should stick with that for them all, and mix up the image… maybe teeth, or a cauldron??? 🤔🤔😎 total opinion! Go with your heart, love, you’re doing amazing!! I cant wait to read them all!! 😍

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      1. Aww thanks Didi! Still need a back cover though lol

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      2. lol! You’ve got this 😉

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