Bird Of Prey – Book one
Release date: October 7th 2013
18+ adult content
Who killed the infamous Johanna Cartier? Sémya Slotin is thrown back in the business of solving mysteries when she found her body. With the help of her best friend Polliannah Koch, DCI Ally Gibbons and the mysterious but extremely sexy Josh Heinz, she vows to see this through.
This was supposed to be an easy case…
Sémya Slotin had spent the last three years living in London with her best friend Polliannah Koch staying away from solving cases. After Hawaii, she was taking a break from puzzles, cases and mysteries that could potentially get her killed. Instead, she had been doing her second and third favorite things, drinking and selling expensive vintage wines and having earth-shattering sex with the mysterious, sexy, beautiful but ever so secretive Josh Heinz. Life in London was good….until her funds ran out. Too much wine drinking, not enough wine selling!
When fashion designer and adoptive mother, Annika Slotin, summoned her back to Paris to hire her for what Sémya considered being the easiest case of her amateur sleuth career, all she could think of and see was money signs and a well-deserved Cuban holiday once it was solved.
What Sémya didn’t see was her stumbling on the fresh corpse of supermodel Johanna Cartier. She didn’t think that male model turned fashion designer Julian Marais-Caldwin, who also happened to be Sémya’s ex, would be suspected of brutally murdering her. Johanna was his girlfriend, his muse and he loved her. Sémya didn’t see the dead bodies piling up or the conspiracy theories.
Sémya was a little rusty. But then again, it was supposed to be an easy case and she was going to solve it. One vintage wine at a time… Sémya Slotin was officially back in business!
The Plot Thickens
Release date: December 27th, 2013
The first sequel of Bird Of Prey!
Bird Of Prey (Semya Slotin Mystery)
18+ adult content
What happened while Semya Slotin and Josh Heinz were busy solving Johanna Cartier’s murder in Bird Of Prey?
Polliannah’s story… When Polliannah Koch Guryev meets John Allen, she thinks that she’s finally found her Prince Charming a tall, blond and handsome banker. What could go wrong?
John Allen has a job to do and getting closer to the beautiful Miss Koch Guryev is supposed to be a means to an end. But then they fall in love. He’s a hit man on a mission, she’s the sister of his targets. What possible future could they have? Now he and his Russian Princess have to leave London for their safety.But it may already be too late for them…
It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed two books together. I don’t think I’ve ever did, in the existence of this blog, but I’ve done it on my previous blog. Either way, I enjoyed reading these two stories together.
In “Bird of Prey”, we meet Sémya Slotin, who is hired by her mother to do investigate the corporate secrets of a rival company. While investigating, she runs into her ex-boyfriend, who now holds a prominent position in the firm. When his girlfriend is found murdered, all links point to Sémya’s ex. But Sémya knows he didn’t do it. To prove that though, she’ll have to find out who is responsible.
In “The Plot Thickens”, we read the story of Polliannah, Sémya’s best friend for life. Polliannah meets the mysterious John Allen and falls for him, not knowing some of the dark secrets he’s hiding.
It took a while to get used to the writing style, but once the story picked up, I felt a real connection to Sémya and Polliannah. Both were struggling with various problems. I liked “Bird of Prey” best, because of the mystery part. Both books were solid reads though, and an interesting start to a new mystery series.