Written by: Gail Z. Martin
Series: Deadly Curiosities
Sequence in Series: 1
Page Count: 464 pages
Publication Date: June 25, 2014
Rating: 3 Stars
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Cassidy Kincaide owns Trifles & Folly, an antique/curio store and high-end pawn shop in Charleston, South Carolina that is more than what it seems. Dangerous magical and supernatural items sometimes find their way into mortal hands or onto the market, and Cassidy is part of a shadowy Alliance of mortals and mages whose job it is to take those deadly curiosities out of circulation.
Welcome to Trifles & Folly, an antique and curio shop with a dark secret. Proprietor Cassidy Kincaide continues a family tradition begun in 1670—acquiring and neutralizing dangerous supernatural items. It’s the perfect job for Cassidy, whose psychic gift lets her touch an object and know its history. Together with her business partner Sorren, a 500 year-old vampire and former jewel thief, Cassidy makes it her business to get infernal objects off the market. When mundane antiques suddenly become magically malicious, it’s time for Cassidy and Sorren to get rid of these Deadly Curiosities before the bodies start piling up.
Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin
Deadly Curiosities is book 1 in a new urban fantasy based in Charleston, SC. Cassidy Kincaide owns and operates Trifles & Folly, a antique shop that specializes in magical items. Cassidy job is to weed out and nullify any deadly or dangerous items...but when all the items she has recently sold start haunting their new owners Cassidy and her band of friends must uncover what dark magic is causing this malicious chain reaction.
Deadly Curiosities has a fresh new concept and a delightful cast of characters that give me hope for a wonderful new series to come. There really wasn't any romantic interest/tension. I did also find the story a little long winded with similar situations repeating without much plot progression. All in all, Deadly Curiosities is a fun, unique and interesting story with marvelous possibilities for what might come next.
I received this ARC copy of Deadly Curiosities from Rebellion - Solaris in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication June 25, 2014.