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Summary

How can I say no to the Morrigan? 

I am trying to be a better person. So when my friend, the Celtic Goddess of Death, asks me for help, I'm hesitant. 

When we get together, death and mayhem always follow. 

I agree reluctantly, and we start unraveling the mystery. To solve this case, we will have to travel to a murderous netherworld and rescue a talking dagger from the Goblin Queen. 

And that's just the start of our wild adventures. The Morrigan will have to ride a mechanical bull to get a valuable clue too. 

Start a new urban fantasy series that features interesting characters like a talking dagger, a courageous dragonfly, a blue-eyed werewolf, and a legendary wizard in a different light. This series is perfect for fans of Shayne Silvers, Linsey Hall, and McKenzie Hunter.

©2019 Jason Paul Rice (P)2019 Jason Paul Rice

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Black Birds

An action-packed Urban Fantasy, and I love this series. J. P. Rice has taken the familiar setting of Pittsburgh and filled it with Gods, vampires, werewolves, magic and any number of well-defined magical creatures.

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Who is producing deathcards??

Death cards are being produced illegally, Juniper is drawn into the search for the culprit's, while also trying to resolve the vampire werewolf situation. Well narrated by Liz Brand, she keeps the story moving nicely. "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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Fantastic

I received a free code to listen to this book and did so willingly. I enjoyed this book immensely. The book was very well narrated and I felt that I am part of it. The story was so amazingly written and I believe that this talented author is going to become one of the best

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Spot on loved loved it Enjoyed this audio from start to finish hopefully more books to come well written too more please

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Really enjoyed this second book in this series

What's really great about the second book in a series is feeling right at home and comfortable with the narrator straight away. It's like putting on your comfy clothes and settling in with a hot chocolate. Liz Brand does a great job again, though I'm not sure about her Scottish accent... I really enjoyed this story, much more than the first book. I'm not sure whether it's because I know the characters better or whether I just enjoyed the adventure more. The new characters are great and I liked the ongoing overall plot. I looke forward to the next book.

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Black Birds

I liked this better than the first book! It was straight forward,on a quest to find the person dealing the death cards.Besides the Morrigan and Tatiana,June picks up another to add to her little pack. Liz Brand was a fine narrator. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Let this audio fly

This is book 2 in the series . It continues where book 1 left off Juniper gets together with the Celtic goddess that she feels a kingship with . Juniper wants to be recognized as a Celtic Demi-Goddess also. Again the story takes place in Pittsburgh. What is great that you see some Norse gods mixing in with the modern world. There are vampires and werewolves also . Juniper mission is to go to the neither world and find a powerful dagger . She needs help do she takes her sister along , the Celtic goddess of Death . It seems Juniper is in the middle of lots of Dentites issues . How does she handle them . Liz voice is smooth and clear . She’s getting stronger as the story continues

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Not bad

This was a pretty good book. Even though this was the second book of a series I quickly got the gist of what was happening. This storyline is so inventive I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Mischief and Mayhem

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Junipher is trying so hard to be good then her friend The Morrigan asks her for help trying to find out who is making death cards. They have to travel to a dangerous netherworld to find the answer and running into more danger .

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  • 08-01-21

Nice middle ground...

This was a fun book to listen to. The story felt rushed, especially the ending, but the narration saved it. We get to know Moe a bit more which is nice. The premise is really cool, truly. It’s the rushed feeling that kept me from giving it five stars. The addition of a new member of the team was nice and the character was fleshed out well. Overall, a solid “middle of the series” book. It left me excited for the third book!

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  • Sgary0001
  • 20-10-20

Another winner

Demons magic and gods what could possibly go wrong. Give it a listen to find out all the twist and turns that make this a truly riveting story.

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  • Kandice C.
  • 14-07-19

Very good

This was a very good audiobook. It has a lot of action suspense and drama. The narrator does a wonderful job of reading this book.

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  • Curly's Ramblings
  • 28-06-19

Entertaining!

Black Birds has plenty of action and death as Juniper and Morrigan engage in solving a mystery. The story blends mythology with a modern day urban fantasy with a paranormal twist seamlessly. The characters are interesting and the entertainment is plentiful. The narrator did a great job! I prefer narrating speed without pauses between sentences, which is about 1.5x for this story. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Cleocutie
  • 11-05-19

Fun read

Great main character and the situation she finds herself in is action packed and makes for a fun read. I love the blending on several different cultures' mythologies.

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  • Johnny Reads
  • 07-05-19

Even better than first one

This was in my opinion a better book than the first one. It has it all a talking dagger, the goddess of death and it was so much fun.

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  • latasha
  • 22-04-19

and the fun continues!

What a fun book! This one is just as fun as the first book. or maybe even more fun! Gareth, a talking dagger steals the show. and The Morrigan, Goddess of Death on a mechanical bull. That alone should be enough to convince you to read this first 2. The characters are great. We see Junipher trying so hard to be a better person. I think she does ok. We also get to see them relax for a minute at a country bar and that was nice. The story in this one is just as good as the first book. I look forward to following this series. I would say if you like the Rachel Morgan series, you would like these. ** I was provided a copy of the audio book in exchange for a honest review. **

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  • Danielle Dunivent
  • 22-03-19

amazing! yet another hit!

JP rice spins a tail that hooks you from the very first word from the very first chapter. the narration by Liz brand is bringing to life Juniper in a way that not many can do. A kick-ass character brought to life through words and storytelling it's a must-read for anyone who's into Supernatural paranormal and just all-around good fun.

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  • ROCKIE REVIEWER
  • 14-03-19

New friends and new adventures

In book 2 we see more of Mo & June’s sisterhood. They are one badass team! We meet some new characters which allow us more insight into the diverse nature of June’s world. I love the mix of Greek, Norse, and other Gods. I love the mix in mythos. Zeus, Loki, Thor, Hades all in one place!! Great follow up to book 1!!