Paranormal Investigator, Book 3
Synopsis: From steam-powered bunkers to steamy boudoirs, paranormal detective Phaeton Black knows his way around Victorian London. But sometimes, when you slip down a rabbit hole, there’s no turning back…
If The Portal’s A-Rockin’
Phaeton Black is missing. Sucked into an alternative universe—courtesy of Professor Lovecraft’s Trans-Dimensional Injection Portal—the illustrious investigator is nowhere to be found. Even the bewitching Miss America Jones, who’s pregnant with Phaeton’s child, has no clue to his whereabouts. But when a spy fly’s microphone picks up Phaeton’s voice in the parlors of Paris, she enlists his dearest friends to track him down—before his deadliest enemies find him first.
Don’t Come A-Knockin’
Accompanied by the dashing Dr. Exeter, his delightful ward Mia, and a trusty duo of Nightshades, it’s off to the City of Lights for the determined Miss Jones. Unfortunately, there is something about Paris in the fall that brings out the devil in Dr. Exeter—and the beast in mild-mannered Mia, whose animal urges transform her into a gorgeous panther. With physical reality unraveling on both sides of the cosmic rift, the good doctor must extract Phaeton Black from the clutches of a diabolical techno-wizard—or both could lose the women they love to love…forever.
Review: This is the third volume of the Phaeton Black adventures and I must admit that with the end of the second novel, I was curious to see how our beloved hero would cope in this alternate universe. But I was surprised to see that this time we did not follow our beloved couple as from the beginning of the series but Dr Exeter and Mia.
It was strange to change of characters, but as we knew them from the beginning, it was also quite interesting to find out more about these two people. I must say that the professor is very attracted to Mia and vice versa, but he does not want to admit it and prefers to look the other way. However, their relationship will change when for controlling the panther she has in her, Mia must find a man who can help while forging a closer relationship. And who better than our dear professor? Of course, he is persuaded he will be able to keep it purely academic, of course, something that is not really possible. On top of that, Miss Jones is obviously still there, even though we don’t see her a lot, still pregnant and ready have her child soon, and yet still in search of her lover Phaeton. And when they find a record with his voice from the other world, our small team is determined to rescue our investigator. But all this is of course much more complicated than expected, especially given the number of people who’s after him. It is a journey that will take them to France, a country I always enjoy to read about. And despite some mistakes in some sentences in that language, it was nice to find some places and names that I knew.
I loved this quest to find our hero as I was curious to see where it would lead them and I can’t wait for the next novel. It will be in any case a lot of fun to find out what will happen. Regarding Mia and Dr. Exeter, I admit as I was warned by the many steamy scenes between the two main characters, I was therefore not really surprised but it is true that there are many more than in the last novel (or it is maybe just an idea). It, however, was pretty cute to see a relationship between these two characters who deeply appreciate each other. I’m still curious to see what will come out because it takes a lot of time to our good doctor to realize what exactly is happening. And I must say that they really are both very stubborn in their decisions.
It was an enjoyable read but it’s true that I missed Phaeton and Miss Jones and I can not wait to read about them again.