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Kincaid Strange not your average voodoo practitioner is back in the freshly imagined and hugely entertaining second installment of Kristi Charish's urban fantasy series Kincaid Strange cannot catch a break After dealing with a spate of paranormal murders there's barely time to recuperate let alone sleep in before there's a new problem in Kincaid's world of paranormal activity When her roommate 375 stars Final review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureKincaid Strange is a 27 year old woman who’s one of the only “zombie practitioners” in the Seattle area She can temporarily or permanently for that matter raise people from the dead which is clearly handy when you want to temporarily raise a rich old man and ask him to amend his will in order to avoid a family lawsuit Lipstick Voodoo opens with just such a scene with a crotchety old man who’s not impressed with his family’s reasons for raising him from the dead and an impressively sleazy lawyer The laws against paranormal dealings have been relaxed somewhat due to the fallout from the events of The Voodoo Killings the first book in this KINCAID STRANGE urban fantasy series obligatory spoiler warning here for that book Unfortunately Kincaid still has a boatload of problems many of which resulted from the events in that prior book She has an on again off again boyfriend Aaron a police detective whose new chief hates the paranormal division So Kincaid’s best client the police force won’t hire her as a consultant any and Aaron is caught between his boss and his former girlfriend The vengeful ghost of a powerful sorcerer Gideon Lawrence is massively unhappy with Kincaid particularly since she burned a body that Gideon was planning on taking over and inhabitingWhat Gideon doesn’t yet know ― and Kincaid is afraid he’ll find out since Gideon is entirely capable of choking her to death with a hair dryer cord or some other household object ― is that the body in uestion was accidentally taken over by another ghost Kincaid’s roommate Nathan Cade a grunge rocker who’s been dead but not gone for twenty years Now instead of a ghost for a roommate Kincaid has a zombie and one whose body is starting to rapidly deteriorate Even the brain Slurpees YUM aren’t helping Nate’s body much Despite her magical power and expertise in All Things Zombie Kincaid can’t figure out how to untie Nate from this gradually decaying bodyIn the middle of this Aaron unexpectedly offers Kincaid a job helping him investigate a cold case the apparent murder of a musician Damien Fell which occurred over twenty years ago Nate once knew Damien; he claims not to know anything about Damien’s death but he’s clearly hiding something important from Kincaid As Kincaid digs deeper into the case interviewing Nate’s old girlfriend Mindy and his bandmate and drummer Cole people start dying in gruesome waysIt’s always exciting when the seuel is better than the first book in a series and that’s how I felt about Lipstick Voodoo This one gets points for really sucking me into the story much than The Voodoo Killings I had a couple of issues with the underlying logic of the mystery For one thing Damien Fell is described as a “devout Mormon” who never drank alcohol or even coffee or tea ― one of the reasons his death from a heroin overdose is suspicious Yet Damien is also supposed to have been “hooking up” with Mindy before his death which would contradict his character as a devout Mormon There’s also an undeniably creepy demon like power from the Otherside the spiritual dimension called Eloch with black smoky tendrils that reach out and freeze their victim but the powers it displays didn’t seem to mesh very well when the answer to the mystery of Eloch was finally revealedThese uibbles aside Lipstick Voodoo wove a compelling mystery that kept me glued to its pages It’s interesting reading a zombie fantasy where the zombies are the sympathetic characters; it’s mostly the humans and the odd wraith and ghoul that cause the real trouble As I mentioned in my review of The Voodoo Killings Kristi Charish‘s writing is reasonably good She’s not using any poetic language evocative imagery or other literary tricks just straightforwardly telling a story So this is a fairly light uick readWhich brings me to my final uibble reading the two books in this series back to back I noticed a couple of places where Charish uses almost word for word the same language in both books to describe some secondary characters including entire paragraphs It struck me as a bit lazy or sloppySeveral elements of the plot in Lipstick Voodoo hang heavily off of events from The Voodoo Killings and there’s a lot of significant character development that carries over from that first book as well In fact I started reading this book before I’d read the first one but called a halt about 100 pages in because so much of the plot here relies on understanding events and characters from The Voodoo Killings So I went and read that book and then started this one over again Hence I’d very strongly recommend reading the books in this KINCAID STRANGE series in orderI received a copy of this book from the publisher for review Thanks Comfort of a Man urban fantasy series Kincaid Strange cannot catch a break After dealing with a spate of paranormal murders there's barely time to recuperate let alone sleep in before there's a new problem in Kincaid's world of paranormal activity When her roommate 375 stars Final review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureKincaid Strange is a 27 year old woman who’s one of the only “zombie practitioners” in the Seattle area She can temporarily or permanently for that matter raise people from the dead which is clearly handy when you want to temporarily raise a rich old man and ask him to amend his will in order to avoid a family lawsuit Lipstick Voodoo opens with just such a scene with a crotchety old man who’s not impressed with his family’s reasons for raising him from the dead and an impressively sleazy lawyer The laws against paranormal dealings have been relaxed somewhat due to the fallout from the events of The Voodoo Killings the first book in this KINCAID STRANGE Husband From 9 To 5 urban fantasy series obligatory spoiler warning here for that book Unfortunately Kincaid still has a boatload of problems many of which resulted from the events in that prior book She has an on again off again boyfriend Aaron a police detective whose new chief hates the paranormal division So Kincaid’s best client the police force won’t hire her as a consultant any and Aaron is caught between his boss and his former girlfriend The vengeful ghost of a powerful sorcerer Gideon Lawrence is massively The Bonny Bride unhappy with Kincaid particularly since she burned a body that Gideon was planning on taking over and inhabitingWhat Gideon doesn’t yet know ― and Kincaid is afraid he’ll find out since Gideon is entirely capable of choking her to death with a hair dryer cord or some other household object ― is that the body in The Beleaguered Lord Bourne (Regency Trilogy, uestion was accidentally taken over by another ghost Kincaid’s roommate Nathan Cade a grunge rocker who’s been dead but not gone for twenty years Now instead of a ghost for a roommate Kincaid has a zombie and one whose body is starting to rapidly deteriorate Even the brain Slurpees YUM aren’t helping Nate’s body much Despite her magical power and expertise in All Things Zombie Kincaid can’t figure out how to Bending the Rules (Sisterhood Diaries, untie Nate from this gradually decaying bodyIn the middle of this Aaron Hope Street unexpectedly offers Kincaid a job helping him investigate a cold case the apparent murder of a musician Damien Fell which occurred over twenty years ago Nate once knew Damien; he claims not to know anything about Damien’s death but he’s clearly hiding something important from Kincaid As Kincaid digs deeper into the case interviewing Nate’s old girlfriend Mindy and his bandmate and drummer Cole people start dying in gruesome waysIt’s always exciting when the seuel is better than the first book in a series and that’s how I felt about Lipstick Voodoo This one gets points for really sucking me into the story much than The Voodoo Killings I had a couple of issues with the Burkes Christmas Surprise underlying logic of the mystery For one thing Damien Fell is described as a “devout Mormon” who never drank alcohol or even coffee or tea ― one of the reasons his death from a heroin overdose is suspicious Yet Damien is also supposed to have been “hooking A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, up” with Mindy before his death which would contradict his character as a devout Mormon There’s also an Just Wars and Moral Victories undeniably creepy demon like power from the Otherside the spiritual dimension called Eloch with black smoky tendrils that reach out and freeze their victim but the powers it displays didn’t seem to mesh very well when the answer to the mystery of Eloch was finally revealedThese Two Paradigms for Divine Healing uibbles aside Lipstick Voodoo wove a compelling mystery that kept me glued to its pages It’s interesting reading a zombie fantasy where the zombies are the sympathetic characters; it’s mostly the humans and the odd wraith and ghoul that cause the real trouble As I mentioned in my review of The Voodoo Killings Kristi Charish‘s writing is reasonably good She’s not Kenget e Milosaos using any poetic language evocative imagery or other literary tricks just straightforwardly telling a story So this is a fairly light Early Chinese Religion, Part Two (220-589 Ad) uick readWhich brings me to my final At Europes Borders uibble reading the two books in this series back to back I noticed a couple of places where Charish We are the Ship uses almost word for word the same language in both books to describe some secondary characters including entire paragraphs It struck me as a bit lazy or sloppySeveral elements of the plot in Lipstick Voodoo hang heavily off of events from The Voodoo Killings and there’s a lot of significant character development that carries over from that first book as well In fact I started reading this book before I’d read the first one but called a halt about 100 pages in because so much of the plot here relies on Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang understanding events and characters from The Voodoo Killings So I went and read that book and then started this one over again Hence I’d very strongly recommend reading the books in this KINCAID STRANGE series in orderI received a copy of this book from the publisher for review Thanks

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Lipstick Voodoo Kincaid Strange #2

Nathan Cade the ghost of a grunge rocker with a pathological lack of self control comes home bound to a dead body it's up to Kincaid to figure out how to free him Ideally before her new mentor Gideon a powerful sorcerer's ghost discovers that Nate is trapped in the body he'd coveted for himself When Aaron a Seattle cop on the afterlife beat and Kincaid's ex calls her in to help out with a cold Source PublisherGenre Urban FantasyRating 40ThoughtsLipstick Voodoo by author Kristi Charish is the second installment in the authors Kincaid Strange series The story picks up shortly after the events of The Voodoo Killings Kincaid is a kick ass heroine who appeals to fans of Elena Michaels and Sookie Stackhouse Lipstick Voodoo spends time in the living world than The Voodoo Killings and captures the ’90s grunge vibe of Seattle with forays into the beautifully crafted Underground City the paranormal hub run by the mysterious Lee who just happens to be the cities oldest living zombie Full Review Gizmos Reviews

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Case she takes the chance to mend fences with the police department The problem they want to interview Nate's ghost which she can't produce Then people from Nate's past start showing up dead and what's killing them doesn't seem to be human And the way it's killing them is especially brutal Nate's hiding something but he's Kincaid's friend and she wants to help him But she also wants to stay ali This is another one of my favorite series It's so uniue and really the first series I've read like this It's one reason why I like it so much not to mention that the characters are just priceless and undead of course I've been looking everywhere trying to find something similar because this series doesn't release fast enough for me but I have yet to find anything If anyone knows of one I would be really grateful if you would send me a rec If you haven't read it yet and like zombies ghosts sorcerers and uirky practitioners of the undead you should pick this one up It's wildly entertaining and you won't be able to put it down


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  1. says:

    375 stars Final review first posted on Fantasy LiteratureKincaid Strange is a 27 year old woman who’s one of the only “zombie practitioners” in the Seattle area She can temporarily or permanently for that matter raise people from the dead which is clearly handy when you want to temporarily raise a rich old man and ask him to amend his will in order to avoid a family lawsuit Lipstick Voodoo opens with just such a scene with a crotchety old man who’s not impressed with his family’s reasons for raising him from the dead and an impressively sleazy lawyer The laws against paranormal dealings have been relaxed somewhat due to the fallout from the events of The Voodoo Killings the first book in this KINCAID STRANGE urban fantasy series obligatory spoiler warning here for that book Unfortunately Kincaid still has a boatload of problems many of which resulted from the events in that prior book She has an on again off again boyfriend Aaron a police detective whose new chief hates the paranormal division So Kincaid’s best client the police force won’t hire her as a consultant any and Aaron is caught between his boss and his former girlfriend The vengeful ghost of a powerful sorcerer Gideon Lawrence is massively unhappy with Kincaid particularly since she burned a body that Gideon was planning on taking over and inhabitingWhat Gideon doesn’t yet know ― and Kincaid is afraid he’ll find out since Gideon is entirely capable of choking her to death with a hair dryer cord or some other household object ― is that the body in uestion was accidentally taken over by another ghost Kincaid’s roommate Nathan Cade a grunge rocker who’s been dead but not gone for twenty years Now instead of a ghost for a roommate Kincaid has a zombie and one whose body is starting to rapidly deteriorate Even the brain Slurpees YUM aren’t helping Nate’s body much Despite her magical power and expertise in All Things Zombie Kincaid can’t figure out how to untie Nate from this gradually decaying bodyIn the middle of this Aaron unexpectedly offers Kincaid a job helping him investigate a cold case the apparent murder of a musician Damien Fell which occurred over twenty years ago Nate once knew Damien; he claims not to know anything about Damien’s death but he’s clearly hiding something important from Kincaid As Kincaid digs deeper into the case interviewing Nate’s old girlfriend Mindy and his bandmate and drummer Cole people start dying in gruesome waysIt’s always exciting when the seuel is better than the first book in a series and that’s how I felt about Lipstick Voodoo This one gets points for really sucking me into the story much than The Voodoo Killings I had a couple of issues with the underlying logic of the mystery For one thing Damien Fell is described as a “devout Mormon” who never drank alcohol or even coffee or tea ― one of the reasons his death from a heroin overdose is suspicious Yet Damien is also supposed to have been “hooking up” with Mindy before his death which would contradict his character as a devout Mormon There’s also an undeniably creepy demon like power from the Otherside the spiritual dimension called Eloch with black smoky tendrils that reach out and freeze their victim but the powers it displays didn’t seem to mesh very well when the answer to the mystery of Eloch was finally revealedThese uibbles aside Lipstick Voodoo wove a compelling mystery that kept me glued to its pages It’s interesting reading a zombie fantasy where the zombies are the sympathetic characters; it’s mostly the humans and the odd wraith and ghoul that cause the real trouble As I mentioned in my review of The Voodoo Killings Kristi Charish‘s writing is reasonably good She’s not using any poetic language evocative imagery or other literary tricks just straightforwardly telling a story So this is a fairly light uick readWhich brings me to my final uibble reading the two books in this series back to back I noticed a couple of places where Charish uses almost word for word the same language in both books to describe some secondary characters including entire paragraphs It struck me as a bit lazy or sloppySeveral elements of the plot in Lipstick Voodoo hang heavily off of events from The Voodoo Killings and there’s a lot of significant character development that carries over from that first book as well In fact I started reading this book before I’d read the first one but called a halt about 100 pages in because so much of the plot here relies on understanding events and characters from The Voodoo Killings So I went and read that book and then started this one over again Hence I’d very strongly recommend reading the books in this KINCAID STRANGE series in orderI received a copy of this book from the publisher for review Thanks


  2. says:

    Kincaid Strange is back in this dark and adventurous follow up to “The Voodoo Killings” Since this is the second in the series there are spoilers for the first book in this review SynopsisVoodoo practitioner Kincaid Strange is invited by her ex boyfriend a cop to consult on a cold case that just might have been a paranormal murder  The case is connected to her roommate Nathan Cade the ghost of a 90s grunge rock star  Meanwhile Kincaid must also navigate a new relationship with her new mentor the ghost of a psychopath sorcerer who used nefarious means to coerce her into becoming his apprentice Everyone has their secrets but who can Kincaid trust?World BuildingThis book is captivating from its very first page I absolutely adore the detailed world that Charish has created  It's similar to real life Seattle but very dark and swarming with ghosts zombies ghouls and other mysterious creatures from the Otherside  The amount of detail that Charish has put into engineering this world is praiseworthy As a health sciences librarian I almost died from excitement when she mentioned “PubDead” the paranormal version of PubMed Let’s be friends KristiA major part of the world building is the scientific way that Otherside works in this series  Discussions of binding ghosts and setting mirrors all have a very matter of fact tone with detailed nuances  Some pages read like a paranormal textbook but with a little sass since it’s all coming from Kincaid’s point of viewPlotThere are several plot lines in this story that are seamlessly interwoven  I love how Charish blended effortlessly from one to the other and they’re so interconnected it’s hard to tell where one begins and the other ends Excellent storytellingCharactersSide characters in this book are also well developed Gideon the mysterious ghost of a sorcerer is uite intriguing  This book gives us just enough information about his past to  give us a better sense of who he is but he's still an enigma  Since Nate is a ghost he isn’t expected to grow as a person which is something Kincaid comments on in the book However I noticed that he had a little development of his own which I won’t reveal here because it’s a spoilerI did find the character development for her love interest ex boyfriend Aaron to be lacking It seems like Kincaid makes a revelation about their relationship or lack thereof during the latter half of the book but it isn’t uite addressed fully enough for my liking before the final pages I suppose I’ll have to wait for the next book for this  I recommend this book to anyone who’s interested in a dark fantasy with a badass female lead  It has a very detailed world but it's not presented in a monotonous way  It’s very similar in feel to Kim Harrison’s Hollows book series  Thank you to Vintage Canada and Netgalley for the ARC for review This review appeared first on Instagram | Blog | Website | Twitter My 2019 Reading Challenge


  3. says:

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum was nice getting back into the world of Kincaid Strange with Lipstick Voodoo and reading it has made me realize how much I’d missed this kind of urban fantasy Thing is I’m just not reading as much of the genre as I used to I’ve gotten pickier these days and my UF reads are mostly limited to series I’ve already started and to only books that I feel are breaking the mold While I would hesitate to label the Kincaid Strange novels as “typical” admittedly they do follow a certain type of formula containing a lot of the tropes often associated with the genre At the same time though I’m guessing that’s where all the warm and fuzzy down earth vibes I’m getting are coming fromLipstick Voodoo is the seuel to The Voodoo Killings and picks up soon after the events of the first book As one of the only few licensed and legit paranormal practitioners on the entire west coast Kincaid Strange has got her hands full with new jobs and yet she’s still always nearly broke At the moment simply trying to keep her zombie roommate “alive” and in one piece is draining her bank account Nathan Cade used to be a pretty big deal on the 90’s Seattle grunge scene before he died in a boating accident at the height of his fame and until recently he’s spent the last two decades or so continuing his musical career as a ghost But now due to a magical ritual gone wrong he is trapped in an animated corpse that is slowly decomposing and if Kincaid doesn’t find a solution to the problem soon his spirit will die along with its vesselMeanwhile Kincaid is also in trouble with Gideon the ghost of a sorcerer who is currently furious with her for destroying a body he had intended to inhabit Now Gideon figures she owes him a huge debt and he’s not going to rest until it is exacted As if her life wasn’t complicated enough Kincaid is also trying to sort out her feelings for Aaron her ex boyfriend who is a detective on the police force The reopening of a twenty year old paranormal case has led to Aaron calling her up for her expertise and the fact that it involves a murdered rocker who was a contemporary of Nathan Cade’s has both the detective and our protagonist wondering if her undead roommate may have had something to do with the deathLipstick Voodoo was everything I wanted—fast and fun with just the right amount of offbeat humor and charm We mostly have our main character to thank for that In some ways Kincaid Strange reminds me a bit of a modernized Anita Blake but savvier and less raunchy most likely due to her supernatural ability to draw energy from the otherworld to fuel her necromantic magic But while she may conform to the familiar archetype of the urban fantasy female protagonist eg strong and independent to the point of preferring to work alone; having few female friends and strained relationships with remaining family members; always getting in trouble with the powerful head honchos of the paranormal community because of her snarky sometimes impetuous attitude; dealing with a tricky situation with an on again off again beau etc etc etc Kincaid also possesses a number of ualities that endeared me to her personality For one thing unlike a lot of bull headed heroines who can’t see past their own self importance she knows what her weaknesses are and isn’t afraid to take an L if it means fighting another day She’s also very loyal to the people she cares about And slowly but surely she’s coming around to the idea that it’s okay not to have to fight one’s battles aloneOn the world building side of things I’m once impressed As any fan of this genre knows establishing the setting and a “sense of place” is always a huge component of an urban fantasy series and I like how Kristi Charish is continuing to build upon her paranormal version of Seattle with an eye towards detail and atmosphere Not only has she populated her world with all manner of creatures from ghouls to ghosts she’s taken care to include examples of how the presence of the supernatural has also impacted everyday life Incorporating the musical culture of the city into her story was also a stroke of genius; I’d liked this aspect when I read the first book and was thrilled to see it carried through to this seuelLipstick Voodoo also ties up several plot threads from the previous novel while introducing new ones to look forward to For a series that only has two books out right now Kincaid Strange is already flowing like an extremely well oiled machine with the promise of even uirky and entertaining stories to come I am looking forward to the next adventure starring our plucky heroineAudiobook Comments I made the switch from print to audiobook with this installment a decision I do not regret at all I generally find that most urban fantasy works great in audio especially with a book as light and fun as Lipstick Voodoo As a bonus Susannah Jones was fantastic as narrator possessing the perfect voice and cadence to portray Kincaid Strange but she also delivered incredible performances for all the other characters If you’re an audiobook listener thinking about checking out this series I highly recommend this format


  4. says:

    I read Lipstick Voodoo over a weekend I found it fun fanciful and uite original Charish does a great job pulling the reader into Kincaid Strange's world I really enjoyed that this is both paranormal in nature but has a fabulous mystery that keeps you guessing almost till the very endI received this ARC copy of Lipstick Voodoo from Penguin Random House Canada Vintage Canada This is my honest and voluntary review Lipstick Voodoo is set for publication Jan 08 2019My Rating 4 starsWritten by Kristi CharishSeries Kincaid Strange Series The Seuence in Series Book 2Paperback 384 pagesPublisher Vintage Canada Publication Date January 8 2019ISBN 10 0345815904ISBN 13 978 0345815903Genre Paranormal Mystery Noble check us out on Tome Tender Book Blog or on Facebook


  5. says:

    I listened to the first novel The Voodoo Killings but scheduling had me reading this time around Because this is urban fantasy and a lot of what happens in Lipstick Voodoo results from what occurred in book oneI love this series from Nate her ghostly friend to the scary and intriguing Gideon I have to confess Gideon has me perplexed but page time with him was one of my favorite things in this story For those who don't know Gideon is a powerful dead sorcerer Kincaid find herself indebted to him and it appears she will work as his apprenticeKincaid is a powerful and skilled practitioner who seems to fly by the seat of her pants She is smart but not well rounded in her knowledge She tends to learn as she goes Nate is in serious trouble and hiding things from KincaidDespite her relationship ending with Seattle PD Kincaid's ex Aaron a paranormal detective calls her in when a cold case has possible ties to Nate her ghost Before you know it Kincaid is secretly helping him with a strange murder that also leads back to Nate and his singing careerThe author mixes in humor and snark as Kincaid gets herself out of predicaments and works to solve the case After the events in the previous book she needs a win Some training scenes with ghouls a ghost and time spent with Lee and her partner offered some interesting history on supernatural creatures from Wraiths to zombiesI loved the twisted Otherside the undead city below Seattle and watching Kincaid investigate I have a feeling we are just witnessing the beginnings of what Strange is capable of and the ending set up the next book leaving me longing for its release This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer


  6. says:

    Source PublisherGenre Urban FantasyRating 40ThoughtsLipstick Voodoo by author Kristi Charish is the second installment in the authors Kincaid Strange series The story picks up shortly after the events of The Voodoo Killings Kincaid is a kick ass heroine who appeals to fans of Elena Michaels and Sookie Stackhouse Lipstick Voodoo spends time in the living world than The Voodoo Killings and captures the ’90s grunge vibe of Seattle with forays into the beautifully crafted Underground City the paranormal hub run by the mysterious Lee who just happens to be the cities oldest living zombie Full Review Gizmos Reviews


  7. says:

    This is another one of my favorite series It's so uniue and really the first series I've read like this It's one reason why I like it so much not to mention that the characters are just priceless and undead of course I've been looking everywhere trying to find something similar because this series doesn't release fast enough for me but I have yet to find anything If anyone knows of one I would be really grateful if you would send me a rec If you haven't read it yet and like zombies ghosts sorcerers and uirky practitioners of the undead you should pick this one up It's wildly entertaining and you won't be able to put it down


  8. says:

    Reviewed for Wit and Sin Kincaid Strange the best voodoo practitioner in the Pacific Northwest has not been having a good time lately After solving a series of murders that left her physically and emotionally worn out all she wants is to get back to doing normal séances and zombie raisings But before you can say “feral zombie” Kincaid is up to her ears in problems again She’s in debt to a sorcerer’s ghost her roommate and best friend Nathan Cade – ghost of a grunge rock star – is trapped in a zombie’s body and now her Seattle cop ex wants Kincaid to look into a murder involving people from Nate’s past It’s than your average practitioner could take But Kincaid Strange is anything but averageReturn to Kristi Charish’s fantastical and fascinating world of zombies ghosts and ghouls in Lipstick Voodoo I loved Kincaid’s first outing The Voodoo Killings and couldn’t wait to see what happened next for the kickass voodoo practitionerKincaid continues to be a great protagonist She’s strong but flawed smart but doesn’t know everything and when her back’s against the wall she’ll continue to fight especially if someone she cares about is in danger This time around her irresponsible but loveable roommate Nate has gotten her into hot water Nate is trapped in a zombie body and the clock is ticking for her to figure out how to get him out before Nate burns out Nate has a fun personality and it’s easy to see why Kincaid adores him but that doesn’t mean she’s blind to his flaws Nate’s impulsive nature has gotten him into deep trouble and he’s got secrets Kincaid will have to suss out when supernatural murders strike and it’s clear there’s a connection to him I loved watching how Kincaid’s mind worked as she unraveled the rapidly multiplying mysteries Lipstick Voodoo also brings the return of other fascinating characters From the powerful zombie Lee Ling to the surprisingly interesting Mork to Gideon Lawrence a sometimes terrifying sorcerer’s ghost there are a wealth of complex secondary characters that round out this story extremely well I loved delving deeper into Gideon’s character in particular; he’s powerful dangerous intriguing and I very much want to learn about him He and Kincaid have an interesting relationship and his insights into Kincaid’s character add to the story Lipstick Voodoo is a twisting blend of paranormal mystery action and the emotional struggle of a woman caught between the living and the dead There’s a lot going on in this book but Ms Charish deftly weaves all the threads together to create a wonderful engaging story If you haven’t read The Voodoo Killings I highly recommend doing so before diving into this book unless you don’t mind huge spoilers I finished Lipstick Voodoo a well satisfied reader but I cannot wait to see what Ms Charish has in store for Kincaid next FTC Disclosure I received the ebook edition of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and purchased the audiobook edition This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review


  9. says:

    Rating 35 of 5 starsShort Summary Kincaid Strange voodoo practitioner finds herself searching for a solution when her roommate ghost grunge rocker Nathan Cade comes home bound to a body risen from the dead Things take even of a turn for the worse when people from Nathan’s past are being killed in gruesome ways and the local authorities begin to suspect Strange of being involvedThoughts It’s hard for Urban Fantasy to be anything but formulaic however Charish manages to incorporate enough uniue details to make this feel like something refreshingly original Between the vast array of paranormal beings and the wide cast of memorable characters this is one series to be paying attention toVerdict The world building that Charish laid the groundwork for means that hopefully there are many installments in the crazy life of Kincaid Strange to look forward to I also desperately hope that Susannah Jones continues to narrate her adventures because she does an absolutely superb job I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review


  10. says:

    Lipstick Voodoo is the second book in the Kincaid Strange series The first book The Voodoo Killings was released in 2016 so I had to do a uick relisten to help me get back into the world I enjoyed it the second time around just as much as I did the first time Lipstick Voodoo takes place about two weeks after the events in The Voodoo Killings This time around Kincaid is working a lipstick séance a term coined by voodoo practitioners referring to seances where no really wants to hear what the ghost zombie has to say In this case it’s a family fighting over a will of a cheating husband Kincaid is working gigs like this because she lost her job with the Seattle police department thanks to the new chief who doesn’t believe in the paranormal Aaron Kincaid’s ex boyfriend is a cop and works under the chief He has tried to help her out as much as he is willing to without losing his own job He contacts her in hopes she will help him with a cold case from the 1990s This case happens to have a connection to Kincaid’s ghost buddy Nate Nate was a 90’s grunge rocker who died around ‘95 ’96 He also knows the victim in the cold case but he and Kincaid already have their hands full with a problem from the end of The Voodoo Killings won’t say so as not to spoil you This issue plus the cold case is the major storyline for Lipstick Voodoo Kristi Charish has done a great job building a world surrounded by paranormal creatures like ghouls ghosts zombies Jinn poltergeist and wraiths They are all part of the Otherside The mystical world that allows people to become these creatures after they die While the rules are not completely clear yet we get info in the second installment and it seems will be forthcoming with each book in the Kincaid Strange series Like similar series such as Charley Davidson and White Trash Zombie series the Kincaid Strange series deals with mystery cases in each book with an overall story arc coming from book to book I wouldn’t say each book ends on a cliffhanger but Charish knows how to keep readers intrigued with a teaser for the next big thing in the overall plot line at the end of each novel The Kincaid Strange series has become an audio only series for me all thanks to Susannah’s brilliant delivery of the characters I rarely change the speed of an audiobook when I listen but I was rushed to relisten to The Voodoo Killings so I could listen to Lipstick Voodoo After listening to that whole book at 125x speed Susannah’s voices for the returning characters sounded a little off to me at the slower speed After adjusting the speed I felt like I was listening to the same narrator After listening to both books Susannah is now the voice I have in my head for Kincaid and I can’t see myself reading any following books in the series


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