Miranda’s Rights (Paranormal Detectives Book Two) by Lily Luchesi
The dead don’t always rest easy…
Retired detective Danny Mancini is haunted by nightmares after he found out that paranormal creatures exist. All he wants is to forget them…especially a certain half-vampire. When cursed werewolves show up trying to kill him, he is forced to go back to the Paranormal Investigative Division for help against a powerful old enemy. What he was not expecting was a dead ex showing back up after twenty-six years.
Cover art by Rue Volley
Catch up on the first book in the Paranormal Detectives Series, Stake-Out.
In a city overrun with the undead, an ex-cop is given a chance to get revenge…
Danny Mancini is on a case, following a murder suspect. When he catches him, he finds out that the perp isn’t even human: he’s a 200 year old rogue vampire!
The department doesn’t believe him, and puts him on early retirement, despite his many years of service to the Chicago Police Department, which sends him into a downward spiral.
Two years later, Danny gets an invitation from the beautiful, young and very attractive Detective Angelica Cross to join a secret branch of the FBI to help her track down Vincent, the wayward vamp.
But renegade werewolves, meddling immortal witches and Danny’s strange visions of a life lived a century ago with Angelica make things more difficult than it should be.
Lily Luchesi is a young author/poet born in Chicago, Illinois, now residing in Los Angeles, California. Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things “dark”. At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle by the time she was twelve, and, as her family has always been what they now call “Gothic”, she doesn’t believe she shall ever change. She is also a hopeless romantic and avid music-lover who will always associate vampires with love, blood, and rock and roll.
Her interest in poetry came around the same time as when she was given a book of Edgar Allan Poe’s complete work. She then realized that she had been writing her own poetry since she could hold a pen, and just had not known the correct terms. She finished her first manuscript at the age of fourteen, and now, at twenty-one, has two contributing credits in anthologies and her debut novel, Stake-Out (Paranormal Detectives Series Book One), was published by Vamptasy Publishing on May 19th, 2015. Book two, Miranda’s Rights, will be released on January 8th, 2016.
She has a short story, “Undead Ever After” in the Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly anthology Love Sucks (released on June 13th, 2015). Her first erotic short story, “Have No Fears”, was published in the Hot Ink Press anthology Naughty Bedtime Stories: In Three Words on October 10th. She will also have a short erotic horror story, “The Devil’s Dozen”, in the upcoming Hot Ink Press anthology Death, Love, Lust, which will be released in February of 2016.
Just like the 1st installment, Stake-Out, Miranda’s Rights is a quick and entertaining read. It was a really nice break between some rather longwinded books I’ve been reading lately.
As in the first book Luchesi has put quotes from song lyrics with each chapter heading – I loved this in the first book and was really glad she kept it up. She managed to find a lyric to suit each chapter beautifully.
I also really liked the flash backs Daniel witnesses, I feel that they add some real depth to the story. I obviously already had an affinity to the main characters of Daniel and Angelica from reading the first book. But I think you could read this as a standalone and still enjoy it.
In this book we see Daniel struggle to come to grips with what Angelica is and the fact that he still loves her never the less. We see the PID tackle evil yet again, but this time they lose one of their own in the process. As in the first book there are two bad guys, one defeated and one slipping out of their grasp to wreak havoc in the next book.
I really enjoyed Miranda’s Rights 🙂 The whole ex-fiance drama, the Leander bomb dropped right at the end, the flash back werewolf love and as in the first book the on point song quotes, fantastic. I am looking forward to the third installment; seeing how Daniel and Angelica cope with her new “condition”, seeing what Fiona’s next move is, the bomb drop that is Leander and how much more he will come into the story.
Unfortunately, due to possible issues with copyright Lily has had to remove the song quote chapter markers she had in the ARC 😦 but never fear, she has instead put in a Playlist for the book 🙂