“Not Dead Yet is a quirky, noirish paranormal roller-coaster with memorable characters, steamy sexual tension, and an urban fantasy universe that’s a pure delight. I can’t wait for the next book–I am completely hooked!” -Amy Lane, RITA finalist for the Bells of Times Square and Rainbow Award Winner for Beneath the Stain

“Such fun! A snarky sort-of-ghost, his sexy ex-boyfriend who’s gone through some significant changes, some loyal sidekicks, and a dastardly scheme. There’s a rapidly moving plot with plenty of suspense and hefty sprinklings of magic and romance. I’m a little bit in love with Wes and Hudson, and I’m looking forward to more.” -Bestselling author Kim Fielding


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NOT DEAD YET by Jenn Burke

Series: Not Dead Yet #1
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: February 4, 2019 (ebook only)
Length:91,000 words
Subgenre: Paranormal mystery romance
Warnings: Depression, talk of suicide, murders, paranormal violence

Links:
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Synopsis:

Dying isn’t what it used to be.

Wes Cooper was dead. Then he wasn’t—though he’s not exactly alive, either. As an immortal not-ghost, he can transition between this world and the otherplane, which makes him the perfect thief for hire. For seventy years he’s made a “living” returning items to their rightful owners, seeing his fair share of the bizarre in the process. But he’s never witnessed murder. Until now.

His latest mission brings him more than he bargained for: a very-dead actor who is definitely going to stay that way. It’s just Wes’s luck that his ex-boyfriend, Detective Hudson Rojas, is assigned to the case. Hudson broke Wes’s heart years ago—and could again, given he’s rocking a hot silver-fox look that shouldn’t be legal.

As they work together to track down the murderer before anyone else gets hurt, it becomes clear Wes and Hudson have unfinished business. And when a secret Hudson’s been keeping threatens more than just their happiness, it might mean the end of their not-life together—permanently.


🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3

An electrifying ride into a paranormal world with characters you’ll love!

I have no words! I didn’t want it to end!! This author was new to me and Oh my word, absolutely amazing, thrilling, suspenseful, humorous, and so much more!!!

From the opening scene, I was riveted! From the first page, the story explodes into suspense, intrigue and charisma for the main character, Wesley and the unique predicament he finds himself in. The story continues its spins and turns, thrills and spills, all the way up until the last word. A riveting ride and my new favourite paranormal series!

The story follows not-quite Ghost, Wesley and his ex-boyfriend and police officer (with a secret), Hudson. These two characters are, in themselves, amazing but I feel this book focused on a ‘family’ instead of just the two mains and as Wes dubs them “Family of freaks”, I couldn’t be more enamoured with them and look forward to many more stories of this uniquely wonderful family and their thrilling investigative adventure.

 

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Wes and Hudson are wonderful but the other members of the family are just as awesome. Sassy witch/best-friend Lexi and baby Vamp, Evan are the perfect additional characters that I feel are just as important as the main characters. This family of paranormals play off each other so well and Wes especially has some great humour that I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at! Jenn was able to intertwine each character’s backstory into the story seamlessly and I was especially saddened by Evan’s story and thankful that he found Wes and Hudson (by the way Hudson’s a vampire, what!?! First crazy surprise for me too!).

As the story progresses it seems to be Wes against the paranormal world of vampires, faux witches and an unknown monster hell bend to capturing Wes and his unique abilities. Jenn kept me guessing at every turn and I was so caught up in the story that I didn’t have time to think about the who and was just taken along for the ride. An amazing read and I can’t recommend this book enough!

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Giveaway:
2 prize packs: 

  • One signed paperback copy of Not Dead Yet (exclusive; you can’t buy it in print!) with some Canadian swag – will ship internationally
  • $10 Amazon gift card

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Release Blitz Exclusive Excerpt: 

It seemed like I’d barely closed my eyes before something woke me. Thuds on my door. I thought for a second it might be Lexi again, but she never knocked on my door like that, all authoritative and belligerent. I flung the blankets away from my face long enough to yell, “You’ve got the wrong apartment!” before diving back into my fluff pile.

The bursts of heavy knocks slid into something more rhythmic, an indication that whoever was at my door had settled in for the long haul. I kicked the blankets off with severe prejudice. Who the fuck made that kind of noise at—I squinted at the clock—midnight? I scrambled out of bed and marched to the front door, bouncing off a doorjamb on my way. And banging my knee on the end table. And almost tripping over the edge of the throw rug.

I did not function well without sufficient sleep. I also did not think clearly, or else I might have checked the peephole in the door before flinging it open with a harried, “What?”

Hudson stood there in dark jeans and a black leather bomber jacket open over a plain gray T-shirt, revealing his badge on a chain. His gun sat on his hip, an unusual choice for him, and his hair was…not mussed, but definitely not as styled as when he wore a suit. Five o’clock shadow peppered his jaw, silver glinting among the darker shades.

“You’re not wearing a suit,” I observed. Call me Captain Obvious.

“Night off,” he said distractedly, his gaze traveling from my head down…down…down. The tip of his tongue emerged to wet his lips. “You’re not wearing clothes.”

I jerked my gaze away from him to look at myself and—yep, naked. “Christ,” I muttered, and darted back toward the bedroom.

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cropped-jenn-burke-logo-png7.pngAbout the author:
Jenn Burke has loved out-of-this-world romance since she first read about heroes and heroines kicking butt and falling in love as a preteen. Now that she’s an author, she couldn’t be happier to bring adventure, romance, and sexy times to her readers.

Jenn is the author of a number of paranormal and science fiction romance titles, including the critically acclaimed Chaos Station science fiction romance series (authored with Kelly Jensen) from Carina Press.

She’s been called a pocket-sized and puntastic Canadian on social media, and she’ll happily own that label. Jenn lives just outside of Ottawa, Ontario, with her husband and two kids, plus two dogs named after video game characters…because her geekiness knows no bounds.

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