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Posted December 28, 2013
Just like the first book, I will keep this review short and sweet. You will not be able to put this book down. Not even for a potty break. How's that for a review. Now on to the next in the series. Think I can read three books in one day?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The second book in the Serafina series is a multi-faceted and intriguing read with a unique and interesting concept.
The wealthy owner of Genesis Gaming, Dale Ewan has a poltergeist problem and in desperation calls Endinburgh’s unique psychic detective agency. Sera and her hacker friend find more than one spirit haunting the country house. While Sera fights the shadowy presence of the of the undead founder who threatens Sera and all her friends, Jilly encounters, Adam, Dale’s brilliant ex-partner who just happens to be trapped in his own new virtual reality system.
Grabbing the reader’s attention with unique elements that make this intriguing storyline stand out, this steady paced plot keeps the reader entertained from beginning to end. This entertaining story is brought to life with vivid images and strong compelling characters that capture the imagination.
The attraction between Jilly and Adam is red hot with scorching sex scenes but a little complicated with him being a virtual ghost. The author conveys the emotions and personalities of the characters with an intensity that makes it easy for the reader to relate to them.
The suspense builds throughout the story as Sera and Jilly investigate and find a tangled web with twists and turns that keep the reader guessing. The snarky and entertaining dialogue add depth to the story giving the reader a few chuckles. I love how the author brings us Jilly’s story while continuing to keep us entertained with Sera and Blair’s.
Marie Treanor does a great job of building paranormal worlds with fresh ideas to life bewitching her readers and this one is no exception. This complex and charming story is a fantastic must read and while I recommend reading the series in order for the background it provides it is not necessary.
Posted November 25, 2013
The crew from Serafina's is back again in this second installment in the series. While Sera and Blair are still very much active here, and the Founder makes a few shadowy appearances, the focus this time is on the beautiful yet emotionally distant computer geek Jillian Kerr. We learn about her childhood and family and why she has built so many walls around her heart in the midst of Serafina's latest case, a destructive poltergeist. The poltergeist is plaguing a highly-regarded video game developer, Dale Ewan, and his wife. Sera and Jilly discover that the poltergeist is all too real and that the Ewans have not exactly been forthcoming about events in their home. When Jilly literally stumbles into a new virtual reality game and discovers Ewan's deceased ex-partner, Genesis Adam (yep, that's really his name), things get even more interesting, especially when Jilly finds herself falling for Adam. Who is the poltergeist? What happened at the Ewans' house during an attempted break-in by Jilly's brothers? And why can't Sera reach Adam's spirit?
I found myself like the Serafina's gang even more this time around, so I'm definitely looking forward to book 3. They are all flawed and damaged in many ways, yet they have banded together into a motley crew that really does try to help others, both living and dead. They also all protect one another. Sera and Blair's relationship continues to develop, although there's not as much of them in this book. I hope to see more of Jilly and Adam (I just can't bring myself to call the man Genesis) in the next book. I have to say that both Jilly and Sera were slow on the uptake in this one, though, because I had figured out why Sera couldn't reach Adam's spirit much sooner than they did!
Posted November 20, 2013
I really liked this book better than the first one. There is a really good mystery to this one and the twist and turns it takes you down are very interesting. The VR system reminds me of the holodeck on Star Trek. I really wish there was such a thing.
Geek Jilly, who has a very disturbing past, is part of Serafina's psychic group. She is not psychic herself but is the hacker/tech specialist. Genesis Adam is part owner of the very successful gaming company named Genesis. He is somehow existing in his new virtual reality system at his best friend's house. He is trying to find out how he died and who did it.
I know that is not really a good synopsis, however the story is so much bigger and more complicated than that. If I said any more I would give away clues and I don't like doing that. I will say that we get to see a lot of Sera and Blair, which makes me VERY happy.
Adam: "You danced with me in Paris; we fought gangsters naked in Chicago, made love in an ornate, bad-taste bed, to say nothing of the bath. You did those things. With me. And I think... I really think you want to do them again"
Posted October 31, 2013
Five stars for Marie Treanor's Serafina and the Virtual Man, a sexy and fun paranormal mystery
What is the perfect Halloween read? Marie Treanor's Serafina's series without a doubt. Set in modern day Scotland and populated by psychics, witches, vampires, zombies, faeries, leprechauns, ghosts, ghosts, rockers (some of the scariest of the bunch), and more, this a fabulous series that is filled with a bit of mystery, suspense, the supernatural, humor, and a lot of hot, sexy romance. In fact, this is the perfect read for any paranormal romance fan, and I'd extend that to romance fans with a thing for sexy hunks in Scottish kilts and lovers of Scottish brogues.
Book two of the series, Serafina and the Virtual Man, focuses on Jilly, Sera's best friend and an extraordinary computer hacker. With romance in the air she wishes to find a little of her own, but seems to always strike out until she and Sera visit a Edinburgh McMansion, owned by a computer gaming maven. He and his wife seem to have recently acquired a poltergeist and they've called in Serafina's to help rid them of this annoying spirit.
While there, Jilly discovers a hidden room filled with computers and inhabited by an amazingly handsome and interesting man, Adam. Soon she is finding a new spirit in her computer - and not one by Steve Jobs - and discovers that Adam might be the ghost and former business partner of their client and not a real man. What's a geek girl to do? Is he real or only virtual reality?
In order to get rid of the poltergeist, Sera, Jilly, Jack, and Blair must investigate what happened to Adam. While doing so, Jilly finds herself drawn more and more into Adam's world - and I was too. He's quite the alpha geek hunky hero.
I love how Treanor wove their romance through the story as well as continuing to keep us up-to-date with Blair and Sera's. I was as engrossed in this book as the first one and couldn't bear to put it down until the last page was flipped.
I received a digital galley from the publisher through NetGalley for use in this review.
Posted October 13, 2013
This review is from: Serafina and the Virtual Man (Book 2 of the Serafina's Series) (Kindle Edition)
What so say about a book that has psychics, vampires, witches, poltergeists, hot geeks and virtual reality gaming without spoilers??!!
Hmmm! Well, I can tell you that this is book 2 in the Serafina series and it's just as good as book 1. It does exceptionally well as a stand alone book, though. This book is about J.K., who is a computer whiz asked to help Sera check out the estate of the owner of a hugely popular gaming company. The co-owner of this company, Genesis Adam, supposedly died 5 months before. The estate is said to have ghosts and a particularly nasty poltergeist, only there are so many other things going on! This book is about 2 people who fall in love under really bizarre circumstances and it's another book that you can't put down because you can't wait to find out what's going to happen next! Carve out a day or two for this one, you'll need it!