Rips in the Weave
Dime Store Novel, New Orleans 1897
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When a god gives you rainbows, should you trust him?
In the summer of 1897, Delilah Cats is over-the-moon about her engagement to Laurent. However, her sister Sassafras remembers Laurent as the kid who was all-too-obsessed with pain. When Delilah does not return after going off to New Orleans with Laurent, Sassafras worries. However, she has much more to worry about than her willful sister's sadistic beau.
There is war brewing in other realms and the weave that separates the realms is tearing. The spiders spin furiously to try to close it, even as the God of Pain prepares for his assault on the mortal world.
A dragon appears in the skies amidst a terrible thunderstorm. And Agatha, the earthbound goddess of the swamps awakes from her long sleep and summons her nymphs.
Grumwald, the kind of the goblins, is willing to take a bet that Delilah is tangled up in all of this realm business. But it's going to take more than one glass of whiskey to convince Delilah's brother Jesse that she's in trouble.
Rips in the Weave is the first book in the Mama Cats story arc of the Dime Store Novel series, an urban fantasy novella about a world that appears normal unless you look close enough to see the fairies and the goblins. It is the prequel to The Desert Rose.
Rips in the Weave sets the stage….
Having already read some of the Dime Store Novel series, I was delighted to find this newly released edition. I am new to the paranormal genre, and Rips in the Weave gives the backstory needed (for me, at least) to truly appreciate the Mama Cats arc.
Each character is introduced and provided just enough description and action to pull the reader into the door. Fast-paced, with twists and the unexpected, Rips is one of those “can’t put down until it’s finished” novels. By the end of the book, spiders that talk, nymphs that can change shapes, an alligatator who can communicate telepathically with her creatures, and warring gods that interact with humans not only became “real’” but also pull the reader toward the second in this series, The Desert Rose. Can’t wait to see what happens next!
If you’re a fan of this genre, grab this book—you are in for a treat. If, like me, you are new to the sci-fi/fantasy/paranormal, invest a few hours in an experience that you will not soon forget!