Mystic Thunder

JC Wardon
Mystic Thunder
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Turquoise Morning Press
Release Date
February 2014
Book 1 of Mystic Waters
Paranormal Romance

Three identical sisters...
Three individual mystical gifts...
And Three Thousand Years of warnings to never fall in love...

Millennia of tempestuous ancestral history forewarn Rayne Cavanaugh to hide her ability to communicate with ghosts. But—

When the nephew of the man she just can't resist goes missing in the mountains of Mystic Waters, West Virginia, she must decide between self-preservation and love.

*WARNING. Graphic language, violence, and other content.*

Book Review by debra taylor (reviewer)
Apr 29, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
140 people found the following review helpful
I would say that J.C. Wardon is a shining new star in the paranormal genre. MYSTIC THUNDER is the first book in a new trilogy that features three identical sisters who are blessed, or cursed at times, with mystical abilities. It centers around the three sisters, their tumultuous journey toward love, and the danger that seems to follow them. This was a totally engrossing story, unlike anything that I've ever read. It captivated me from the beginning and kept me hooked until the end.

The series gets off to a great start when one of the sisters, Rayne, inadvertently reveals her ability to commune with ghosts. The fallout sends her on a path to Mystic Waters, West Virginia and right into the eye of a storm. She is looking for peace and anonymity, but a restless spirit has other plans. Evil forces are at play, long buried secrets need revealing, and the bodies keep piling up. Most of all Rayne desperately wants to help the find the missing nephew of the man she has fallen in love with.

I would say that this book is predominantly a romance, but it's also a mixed bag of everything. It's definitely a psychological thriller with a riveting mystery to solve. It's a little bit erotic with some steamy sex scenes between Rayne and Garrison. It's more than a little dark and twisted, as the author pushed the boundaries with some disturbing issues. These scenes weren't always easy to read, but they were written exceptionally well. I would say that the story ended rather abruptly, though I assumed that the story will be continuing in the next book with another sister who just arrived in Mystic Waters.

I think this is my first time reading a mystery that will be spanning several books. I appreciated that the author kept her cards close in hand, not revealing everything at once to the readers. I paid real close attention, and I am still in the dark about a lot of things. Yet, the story flowed perfectly right and was easy to read and understand. I guess I'll just have to wait to see what's really going on with everything. At least I got my sorta happy ending for Rayne and Garrison, and a to-be-continued on the missing boy and the most evil villain of the tale.

I enjoyed this book, and will be reading the other books in the series as well. I think if you enjoy a good psychological thriller, then you're in for a treat with this one. It's a first for me, but I'm happy with what I found. What more can I say? It's a great book. I'll give it four stars and my own recommendation.
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