Review: Blood & Ash (The Jezebel Files #1) by Deborah Wilde

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The Jezebel Files #1
Deborah Wilde
Urban Fantasy
Te Da Media
January 14, 2020
Kindle Unlimited


Cold-blooded kidnappers. Long-lost magic. When things get serious, she goes full Sherlock. 

Ashira Cohen takes pride in being the only female private investigator in Vancouver. With her skills, her missing persons case should be a piece of cake.

She wasn't counting on getting bashed in the skull, revealing a hidden tattoo and supernatural powers she shouldn't possess.

Or the bitter icing on top: a spree of abductions and terrifying ghostly creatures on a deadly bender.

And don't even get her started on the golems.

Reluctantly partnered with her long-time nemesis Levi, the infuriating leader of the magic community, Ash resolves to keep her focus on the clue trail and off their sexual tension because WTF is up with that?

But with a mastermind organization pulling strings from the shadows and Levi's arrogance driving her to pick out his body bag, can Ash rescue the captives and uncover the truth or will the next blood spilled be her own?

Blood & Ash is the epic first novel in The Jezebel Files. If you like headstrong heroines, complex mysteries, and a dash of red-hot romance, you'll love Deborah Wilde's laugh out loud tale.


“I knew you were the kind of woman to ruin my day.” “Aww, Leviticus,” I said. “Don’t tempt me. Properly motivated, I’ll ruin your life.” “I don’t doubt it.44% Blood & Ash

Blood & Ash is a brand new Urban Fantasy series by Deborah Wilde. It’s a whirlwind adventure with a dash of Alice and Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, and Hidden Legacy series. 

The story takes place in Vancouver, Canada with a lot of Jewish mythology rooted in. 

Ashira is a human private investigator working in a world where magic exits until an unexpected accident happens and now she’s got magic. Ashira was a fun character. I liked how her mind worked. She’s a Sherlock Homes type character and theirs a lot of references to her love of Homes. 

Levi her nemesis and the leader of the magic community. Boy he’s a sexy one, but also very put together. He needs to loosen up and have his world turned upside down. 

The story moves at a break-necking speed. With that the world building isn’t very well explained. We get a lot of different things thrown at us and it can be a lot to take in. We don’t get much time to digest until after you’ve devoured the book. I am hoping more things will be explained as the series progress. 

The story is full of action packed scenes and a few different mysteries to be solved. We’ve got missing kids, something killing magical people, and Ashira getting magical powers. So many mysteries to solve and not all are answered in this first installment. 

The romance was secondary to the mysteries. Levi and Ashira are like oil and vinegar. They have a lot of witty comments and comebacks for each-other, but you can defiantly tell that theirs an attraction between them. I liked the banter, snarky comments, and witty humor in this novel. Though at this point in the story the romance just didn’t fit. These two have known each other for decades and for some reason they choose now to kick off a romance. I’m not won over on the romance end and I don’t think it’s needed in the series. 

Blood & Ash was a nice start to The Jezebel Files series. It’s a snarky detective urban fantasy read and I’m looking toward to continuing the series. 

Rated: 3.5 Stars

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Anne - Books of My Heart
February 20, 2020 6:32 pm

I’ve enjoyed some books by this author and some weren’t as good for me. This sounds like it might be a good series when I have KU.

February 19, 2020 11:55 am

I’m curious about this one!

Mary Kirkland
February 19, 2020 9:00 am

To all of the sudden have some kind of magic powers would be fun I think. This sounds fun.

sherry fundin
February 19, 2020 8:09 am

i love action packed novels and read a lot of books in this genre. thanks for sharing
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