Tuesday 22 February 2011

Review: Crux - Moira Rogers

Southern Arcana 1
Genre: PNR/UF
Pages: 230, ebook
Published: 2009

Jackson Holt makes a decent living as a private investigator in New Orleans, home of one of the largest underground supernatural populations in the United States. He and his partners have never met a case they couldn't crack...until a local bar owner asks him to do a little digging on her newest hire.

New Orleans is the fourth destination in as many months for Mackenzie Brooks, a woman on the run from a deranged stalker. After all, any man who shows up on her doorstep claiming to be her destined lover has more than a few screws loose. But crazy doesn't explain why he always finds her no matter how far she runs.

When her well-meaning boss puts a PI on her case, Mackenzie comes face to face with the incredible truth: magic is real, and whatever spell has kept her hidden and separate from the paranormal world is rapidly deteriorating.

With time running out, she has no choice but to trust Jackson as he struggles to uncover the truth of her past-and her destiny.

My thoughts:
I have heard good things about these books so I wanted to give them a go. As for the genre, I am a bit unsure again because it felt like a mix.

Mackenize was a nice heroine, she is running from a crazy stalker who talks about magic and shapeshifting. She is strong, and resourceful. The hero of the book is Jackson Holt, a private investigator who helps her out. And Jack is all nice and sweet. Him I certainly liked. There is a nice romance building up between them too, and some hot passion.

The world is interesting and at once there is a bunch of characters to meet, and I do want to meet them all again. I want HEAs for all them. Nick from the bar, someone I shall not mention, Nick's sister. Many things to look forward to.

It was a good story about crazy stalker guy and more things that ...no I shall not mention that either, but there is a plan behind it all. Danger and excitement.

Recommendation and final thoughts:
A good novel, and it's biggest strength were its characters because I wanted more about them. Passion, romance and danger is always a nice combo.

Reason for reading:
I had heard good things, and there was the GC I won from Lea, so yay ebook



  1. They are really mixing up the genres in books these days. Love that it is set in New Orleans.

  2. I've heard good things about these books too. I need to pick up a few and read them. Love the UF PNR mix!

  3. I have this one, need to read it. Sounds good :) Thanks for the review!

  4. Love paranormals set in New Orleans! I'm curious about this now.

  5. I don't know - sometimes mixes work, sometimes they don't. Maybe. New Orleans is a weird place. Lovely but a bit short review.

  6. Vivienne
    I like mixing, it brings something extra, or I am just wrong and there was not mixing at all, lol

    A perfect ebook for me since I had my little gc :) And I have been tempted for some time

    @Book Vixen
    I hope you enjoy it when I read it :)

  7. I have this on my TBR, and actually have the second book too because I won that one. But I haven't start either yet. Not that I don't want to, but there are so many books still to read. Like you, I've heard many good things about them. :)

  8. I like the New Orleans setting. This sounds like a good series.

  9. Laytink
    It's the perfect city for paranormals

    Oh short..yeah, it's shorter ;) At first I thought about writing a real short review. I think that one would have made more sense

    I just can't say no to myself when I am curious about a book. I hope you like it when you read them

    It sure fits

  10. Never been there but New Orleans does seem like a darkly magical place. Sounds like a good combo of great features!

  11. You're really getting good use out of that ebook reader!

  12. Probably not one for me, but I'm glad that you've been having a great streak of good reads lately!!

  13. Oh, so glad you enjoyed the read this! I too have heard many great things about the books by this author. But I am ashamed to admit I've not read any yet. *Holding head low* ;D

    Thanks for the great review!

  14. The stalker guy sounds creepy and I like a little danger in a hot romance. Thanks for the review.

  15. I like this series a lot. I sometimes have trouble tracking all the characters, but I have that trouble in a lot of books, lol. Luckily, Moira Rogers has bios for the characters up on her site that I can go to for clarification :)

  16. It's not a book for me unfortunately. But I like your review of it :)

  17. I liked this one! And the next one is even better :)

  18. I remember reading about this book back when it released. Thanks for reminding me about it and I'm glad it was an enjoyable read for you, Blodeuedd!

  19. I really like characters, so it might be a book for me. Thanks for review.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  20. I am reading this one this year. That is the plan because, like you, I've heard many many good things.

  21. Sounds good - romance, action, magic, a good combination.

  22. @Alyssa
    People keep saying that :) or the city just have the best advertising for the supernatural, lol

    Of course, gotta use it while I have it :D

    I am afraid that something really crappy will show up soon...eek, hope not

    I just gave it a go since I had a GC :) Had to splurge it on something hihi

  23. @Jenny
    What she tells about him, yes he sure sounds like a creep, and then lots of things happen ;)

    Yikes, will there be that many more? Well all the characters are welcomed :)
    I usually keep them straight..usually

    Thanks Lilly! I am glad to hear that

    Even better...oh, I want it!

  24. @VFG
    When I think about it, it might have been the upcoming new series that made me wanna read this one by MR :)

    Hi Brandi :)
    Same with me, gotta like them

    Lol, it is always good to have a plan ;)

    And it works :) Love a good mix

  25. Carrie
    Sometimes I so need a hero like that :)

  26. I LOVE this series and I have to say, it just gets better with each book, so i hope you keep reading them =D

  27. Larissa
    Don't tempt me ;) I should know better than start a new series, lol

  28. You are so right passion romance and danger are a fabulous mix.

  29. Inked
    Some things work so well together :D

  30. Fantastic review. You said so little yet said so much. LOL. I have officially added this to my TBR list on Goodreads and I can't wait to get around to reading it to see what you are talking about. :-)

  31. Deanna
    Lol, so everyone thought I siad so little, but yes I did. Sometimes I try to cut it short ;) To give you more to want

  32. I like the N.O. setting and your review has piqued my interest. It's that whole mix thing. Thanks Linda :)

  33. @Jenny
    I am glad to have been of help :D



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