A Mansion, A Drag Queen, And A New Job (Deanna Oscar Paranormal Mystery Book 1)
by CC Dragon
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Psychic medium Deanna Oscar wants to be a normal psychology professor at a nice college. The universe has other ideas. When the grandmother she never knew dies and leaves her everything, Deanna enters a different world. In New Orleans anything goes and her psychic powers aren’t a secret. She doesn’t plan on staying but a psychic vision puts her on the trail of a killer. Deanna can’t turn her back on the future victims and becomes immersed in her grandmother’s world. She isn’t sure how to manage the mansion and fortune she inherited or the people who came with it. An ex-priest, a Latina drag queen and a socialite beauty queen are the living entourage. Add in a houseful of ghosts and haunted objects and Deanna needs a little help. In over her head, she struggles to catch a killer who is out to get her as well.
So going into this I thought it would be a really humorous read. That was not really the case. That being said I still really enjoyed it. It was fast paced, had a really great mystery, and ghosts! There was a hint of romance but I didn't really play out all to much. Maybe in later books there will be more.
I really like Deanna. She's very strong willed and can take care of herself. I love how she really cares about helping these people and doesn't mind as being seen really as crazy for talking to ghosts.
The secondary characters are a lot of fun. I love Ivy. She's feisty and funny. I'm torn between Greg and John for Deanna to hook up with. Greg kept a pretty big secret from her but he knows more about her lifestyle. But John doesn't mind what she does and is a really good guy.
I can see this being a really great mystery series with the added touch of paranormal to it. I definitely plan on grabbing the rest of the series.
A Club, An Imposter and A Competition (Deanna Oscar Paranormal Mystery 2)
by CC Dragon
Deanna Oscar and friends are back again--having survived Hurricane Katrina, what could go wrong now? A murder, a visit from her family, and a fake psychic trying to manipulate the vulnerable citizens of New Orleans, to name a few. Add a nosy reporter who pits De against the imposter to solve the murder and De's life is as crazy as ever.
She does her best to avoid publicity while trying to solve the murder and keep her family out of danger. The family wants her back in Chicago where it's safe. De is determined to set down roots in the Big Easy. Boring and average just isn’t her style!
A loyal Chicago girl who loves deep dish pizza, the Cubs, and The Lake! CC Dragon is fascinated by the metaphysical and paranormal. Loves creating characters, especially amateur sleuths who solve mysteries. Coffee and chocolate addict who loves fast cars. Still look for a hero who likes to cook and clean…so she can write more!