Dog Days of Voodoo (A Malveaux Curse Mystery, Book 1)

Dog Days of Voodoo (A Malveaux Curse Mystery, Book 1)

by G.A. Chase

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Dog Days of Voodoo (A Malveaux Curse Mystery, Book 1) by G.A. Chase

Absolutely nothing stands between a woman and her beloved dog... not even the malevolent force of a voodoo curse.

Kendell Summer, lead guitarist for Polly Urethane and the Strippers, has always been interested in the unexplained. So when she sets off on a paranormal research romp with Myles, a former classmate, to explore his skills in psychometry, she's ready for a little adventure. But she gets more than she bargained for when her Lhasa apso, Cheesecake, is dognapped. Kendell will do whatever it takes to get her dog back.

While rescuing the pup, Kendell and Myles learn that the touristy glitz of New Orleans' voodoo shops hides a dark history few understand--a truth that some in the city plan to use for their own gain.

Soon they uncover more than they ever wanted to know about New Orleans' unsavory past and a curse that threatens to change everything. Only Kendell can prevent the evil they've uncovered from doing more damage, but she'll need Myles's support and psychometric abilities --and the vigilance of the ever-watchful Cheesecake.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157477172
Publisher: Bayou Moon Press LLC
Publication date: 03/18/2017
Series: A Malveaux Curse Mystery , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 2,212
File size: 442 KB

About the Author

G.A. Chase is the pen name for Greg Chase. He has previously written as a science fiction author and is a glass artist living in New Orleans with his wife, fellow author Deanna Chase, and their two shih tzu dogs. On any given day you can find him behind his computer, people watching in the quarter, or out in his studio creating stories in glass.

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Dog Days of Voodoo 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was different. Refreshing. I really enjoyed the realness to the main characters and the way their relationship was allowed to develop with the mystery at the forefront.
CozyFan2014 More than 1 year ago
"Childish" is the best word I can use to describe this book. The shallowness of the characters hit me right off the bat in this book. "Polly and the Urethanes"? Really? A band the author describes as exhibiting "gender aggressiveness"? Yeah, because punk band feminists are sexually provocative and militant. *rolls eyes* Stereotype much? Sexism and inappropriate references (not offensive, just not germane to the plot) riddle this book from the very beginning. The female is a ditz, to put it mildly, and sees nothing weird about inviting a total stranger to her home after just meeting him. He, on the other hand, is a sexist pig, whose thoughts are only on how she looks and how she's "not his type" (which is cozy cliche talk for "will fall in love with soon"). Their conversations are so childish that I couldn't even get past the scene where she tells him why she named her dog "Cheesecake" - the answer is so pathetic and self-pitying I decided I really don't like the character. Actually, I didn't like either character so that's where I stopped the book and deleted it. Very amateurishly written, full of stereotyping and incredibly dense characters who do not generate sympathy at all. Boring.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Good story, enjoyed being back in New Orleans, even if it was only in spirit.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Loved the characters. Enjoy reading mysteries mixed with voodoo and superstition. An enjoyable light read.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Kendell Summer has an adventurous spirit. She's interested in psychometry and when she runs into an old college classmate, she decides to try an experiment. Can Myles discover facts from touching the antique pipe bowl of Baron Malveaux? The answer is yes. The Voodoo Curse is alive and well. Now these two now must find a way to stop the evil from killing more victims. I like Kendell. She's feisty and won't back down from danger. After all she has her Lhasa apso, Cheesecake, and Myles to protect her. He likes being with Kendell. They are developing a romantic bond which I enjoyed. Myles flashbacks added to the suspense. The story is well written and filled with danger. I liked the characters as well as the curse and murder. The author did a good job with the setting and the atmosphere I'm looking forward to the second book in the Malveaux Curse mysteries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it but had a bit of trouble following the plot at times .I do look forward to reading the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. The very beginning, I was a bit confused, but once I got into it, I couldn't put it down.
WLRagan More than 1 year ago
This was my first G.A. Chase book but I realized as I read more about the author that I have read several books by his wife Deana Chase. Kendall and Myles take you on a fun trip around New Orleans trying to solve the Malveaux Curse. They met as students but soon learn they have a connection that neither can quite put a name to. Throw in Kendall's dog name Cheescake and you have an adventure waiting to happen. Dog Days of Voodoo is a fun, easy read. The mystery takes you through history to learn about the curse. Recommend if you are looking for a light read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The New Orleans setting and relaxed writing style made this a good story to read at bedtime. I look forward to the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Born and raised in Louisiana, it's rare to read a book with names and places (geographically correct) without the exaggerated Southern colloquialisms that just don't exist here. It was was refreshing to read names, streets, events and places that do exist in an almost believable plot. Kudos for keeping it real . I look forward to the next book in the series .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like your books slow and dark and detailed this one is for you. I definitely did like the ending and the promise of an interesting series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok book. Entertained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story kept my interest. Easy to keep up with and very well written..looking forward to the next!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I wish it had been longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ended up liking this book a lot. Took me awhile to get into it, was dragging a bit. Good story line and liked the end so will buy the next sequel & see how that goes. Give this a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page one pulls you immediately into the story and his narrative doesn't let you go until the end. It leaves you wanting to read the next book about the curse and this couple. Well written characters, knowledge about New Orleans, voodoo, and curses all make for a five star read! Enjoy!
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Dog Days of Voodoo - A Malveaux Curse Mystery Book 1 Author: G. A. Chase Publisher: G.A. Chase Published: 3-18-2017 Pages: 250 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub-Genre: Psychics; Animals; Supernatural; Cozy Mystery ISBN: 9781940299402 ASIN: B06XQP4HF1 Reviewed For NetGalley and G.A. Chase Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.75 Stars Absolutely nothing stands between a woman and her beloved dog… not even the malevolent force of a voodoo curse. Kendell Summer, lead guitarist for Polly Urethane and the Strippers, has always been interested in the unexplained. So when she sets off on a paranormal research romp with Myles, a former classmate, to explore his skills in psychometry, she’s ready for a little adventure. But she gets more than she bargained for when her Lhasa apso, Cheesecake, is dognapped. Kendell will do whatever it takes to get her dog back. While rescuing the pup, Kendell and Myles learn that the touristy glitz of New Orleans’ voodoo shops hides a dark history few understand—a truth that some in the city plan to use for their own gain. Soon they uncover more than they ever wanted to know about New Orleans’ unsavory past and a curse that threatens to change everything. Only Kendell can prevent the evil they’ve uncovered from doing more damage, but she’ll need Myles’s support and psychometric abilities—and the vigilance of the ever-watchful Cheesecake. New Orleans is known for its supernatural happenings, such as ghost. There is also the mystical religion of Voodoo wrapped in its mystique. Rich in history and culture, New Orleans has been the setting for many of my favorite paranormal series and has never failed to deliver spine tingling atmosphere. Dog Days of Voodoo does not disappoint. Filled with suspense and humor.. Chase has used his talent with words to bring the scenes to life. Smell the rich aromatic coffee, taste the beignets and the over powering vegetation of the bayou. They are all there on the page waiting to pull the story to alive in their imagination. There is humor, love and suspense. My rating of "Dog Days of Voodoo" is 4.75 out of 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the characters and story line
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
Dog Days of Voodoo by G.A. Chase is a fun mystery with a cursed object involved. A crazy caper with lots of fun twists and a funny little doggie too. A cute book, good mystery, and I will certainly be looking for book 2. Lighthearted enough to be semi-cozy mystery, suspenseful enough to be a serial mystery, cursed object/psychic and other paranormal stuff to be great for the fantasy I love to make it just the right kind of read for me. NO romance, so that made it even better! I get so tired of romance having to be in every paranormal book! UGH! This was nice to leave it out! Just the paranormal mystery with people working together without jumping into bed together! Thank you! Thanks NetGalley for letting me read this great book!
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
Dog Days of Voodoo by G.A. Chase is a fun mystery with a cursed object involved. A crazy caper with lots of fun twists and a funny little doggie too. A cute book, good mystery, and I will certainly be looking for book 2. Lighthearted enough to be semi-cozy mystery, suspenseful enough to be a serial mystery, cursed object/psychic and other paranormal stuff to be great for the fantasy I love to make it just the right kind of read for me. NO romance, so that made it even better! I get so tired of romance having to be in every paranormal book! UGH! This was nice to leave it out! Just the paranormal mystery with people working together without jumping into bed together! Thank you! Thanks NetGalley for letting me read this great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you Bingaux