ARC Review: Dead in the Water (Gemini #1) by Hailey Edwards

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Gemini #1
Hailey Edwards
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
January 30th 2016


Gemini, Book 1 

Camille Ellis is the Earthen Conclave’s golden girl. Her peculiar talent solves cases with a touch. She isn’t afraid of getting her hands dirty, but every bright star casts a shadow, and her deepest scars lurk just beneath the skin. 

A routine consultation goes sideways when a victim’s brother gets involved in the investigation. Riding the edge of grief, the warg will go to any lengths to avenge his sister’s death. Even if it means ensuring Cam’s cooperation at the jaws of his wolf. 

When the killer strikes again, Cam is caught between a warg and a hard place. To save the next victim, she must embrace her past. Even if it means dragging her darkest secrets into the light of day.



~ 4 Dead in the Water Stars ~

Dead in the Water is book one in the Gemini series by Hailey Edwards. We are treated to a kick-ass heroine, a hot hero, a dangerous mission with a mystery to solve and a few unexpected twists. The author pulled me in from the first to the last page and when the ending came, I wanted the next book Head Above Water, right away.

If you have read Hailey Edwards Black Dog series then you will notice that this book takes place in the same world. Some of the characters we meet in the Black Dog series, like Thierry and Shaw, make an appearance. It was nice to see those characters again. Even with this book tying into another series, the author does a good job with not making the reader feel like something is missing or confusing. We are treated to little pieces out of an extensive puzzle, which make sense, but when it’s all put together as a whole it makes up a substantial picture. This book just may make you want to try out the other series.

Camille is a Fae. My heart broke for Camille. Something bad happened in her past and she has been alone for a very long time. Also with her unique and unusual abilities, they too make her an outcast among her own kind and others, which adds to her aloneness. She will pull at your heart-strings and throughout the book you see that she is on a mission to redeem herself. I like her abilities and can’t wait to see what else she can do; besides seeing how her character will develop.

Cord Graeson is a hot warg aka werwolf. He’s Beta of the Georgia Warg Pack, so you know he’s got alpha tendencies, a great sense of duty, and will protect his pack. He is also a man on a mission. We don’t learn much about him, yet. I really can’t wait to learn more about him.

Cam and Graeson, these two didn’t hit it off at the beginning, but they both try to do what is right and find a common ground. I’m curious to see how the relationship will develop. We don’t have a romance yet, but you see it’s going in that direction. It’s going to be a nice slow build up.

Yes, the author leaves us with some questions, things still not resolved and a major cliffhanger. I was shocked by it, but I have to say it has me curious to see how everything will get resolved. If you don’t like books that continue on, then you may not enjoy HEdwards. She builds her world, plot, and characters with each book in the series. I find her storytelling and writing, refreshing and a change of pace from my usual reading. I don’t usually like cliffhangers, but I have to say this one is well done.

Dead in the Water is a great Urban Fantasy, with a kick-ass heroine, and a hot hero. If you enjoy a plot full of mystery and interesting twists then you will enjoy this book. I myself can’t wait for more in the Gemini series.

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary ARC copy provided by CrushStar Multimedia LLS via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

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2 comments on “ARC Review: Dead in the Water (Gemini #1) by Hailey Edwards

  1. Sounds like a great read. It is nice when an author does a spinoff series, but writes it where people who want to start the series can still pick it up without being lost. I really hate spinoffs that are really part of the original series with a different name.
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    • I agree with you. I don’t like when the author has that spinoff but it’s really not. I like this series. The cliffhanger really left me want that next book now now now. ^_^ I have to wait for it come out. Oh well, that is part of the fun! Thanks for stoping in and checking out this review.