Nell’s Opinion & Book Hunt
Have you ever considered that when the brain reads something, an adventure or romance, it can’t differentiate between real life and fictional life? That’s why HEA’s feel so darn good. I get addicted to those HEA’s on particularly bad weeks, but that’s a column for another Sunday.
Yes, according to researchers in Spain doing a study for NeuroImage and Annie Murphy Paul of the NY Times, each adventure you live through in a book, your brain feels like it’s your own experience. Weird, huh? So, those monsters your favorite character has killed? Yep, you killed them too. Woot! Fist pump!! That torture your favorite character had to endure because he/she wouldn’t tell where the grimoire was stashed? Yep, sign up for military black ops, cuz you did it too. That book boyfriend your favorite heroine fell in love with? Uh huh, you looooove him. It’s an amazing place, your brain. My brain is like the inside of Disney World. All circus and chaos. No, really. It is.
I relearned something this week. You know that torture thing I mentioned in the last paragraph? Yeah…well…see, pain is not a threshold that I tolerate well. Sickness isn’t either. I hate being sick….or in pain. If I could make the the pain or sickness stop, I’d rat out anything. I am a Wimp. Don’t trust me with State Secrets. The combination of the President’s safe? Nope, not safe with me. The release day of the super secret new book from that awesome author that everyone knows and loves? Don’t tell me because all it would take is one trip to the Dentist and I’ll spill it all. And that’s just for a cleaning. Yikes.
Description: Gamer. Nerd. Sorceress.
Jade Crow lives a quiet life running her comic book and game store in Wylde, Idaho. After twenty-five years fleeing from a powerful sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her powers, quiet suits her just fine. Surrounded by friends who are even less human than she is, Jade figures she’s finally safe.
As long as she doesn’t use her magic.
When dark powers threaten her friends’ lives, a sexy shape-shifter enforcer shows up. He’s the shifter world’s judge, jury, and executioner rolled into one, and he thinks Jade is to blame. To clear her name, save her friends, and stop the villain, she’ll have to use her wits… and her sorceress powers.
Except Jade knows that as soon as she does, a far deadlier nemesis awaits.
Justice Calling is the first book in The Twenty-Sided Sorceress urban fantasy series. Readers who enjoyed The Dresden Files or The Iron Druid Chronicles will likely enjoy this series.