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Lowcountry Incantations: Book One

Narrated by: Sommer Hines
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Quinn Riley has just had her life turned upside-down. Life is about to get worse...and weird.

After losing her job, Quinn Riley goes on the hunt for another boring, nine-to-five when a split-second decision to save a dog turns into a nightmare. The ghost of a stunning young woman in a blue dress starts to follow her, she is forced to move in with a stranger named Caleb, and events in her life have her questioning everything she thought she knew. With the help of Caleb, a new Psychologist turned friend, and a magical root doctor, she navigates the blessings and dangers of her new life. What could possibly go wrong?

©2019 Carly Syren (P)2019 Carly Syren

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fantastic

what a fantastic paranormal thriller from the pen of C j Geisel and narrated by Sommer Hines xxxxx

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Great Audiobook

I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review. I really enjoyed this story and thought the plot twists were amazing. Paranormal is my favourite genre but I have not listened to an investigative book with a paranormal twist like this before and was pleasently suprised. This was also the first audiobook I have listened to by this narrator and would gladly lisrten to another.

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Perfect

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Quinn’s decision to save a dog throws her into a nightmare. I love this book the suspense , the paranormal aspects all make for the perfect listen. This is the first book from this Author and narrator but I will be on the look out for more from both.

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  • Laura
  • 26-05-20

Inconsistencies!

Although the writer's description of Savannah, Georgia brought the city to life, there were some inconsistencies in the character's descriptions that I had trouble reconciling, such as in the first chapter the author states that the two sisters came from a "tightly knit household with supportive parents" but not at any point does the author describe the parents coming to see the daughter, Quinn, who has been in a coma for two months. After being in a coma for two months, you would think that the family would want the daughter to be staying with one of them, but the sister, Mallory, recommends that Quinn move in with a stranger. If one had been in a coma for two months, surely that person would want the comfort of living with their family or family members at least for an adjustment period and yet the character moves in with a complete stranger on the day she leaves the hospital. It seems pretty improbable. I did like the witch doctor and found her description amusing; however, when the witch doctor, through a ceremony, bonds Quinn to a ghost for the rest of her life, the story became too fantastical for me. Sommer Hines' narration is fine although her voice is so lulling that I would find myself drifting off to sleep and then I would have to rewind the story to hear the part that I had missed. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Becky
  • 30-06-20

Well written. Well told.

I'm not a fan of ghost/spirit stories. But this one is well written, well told. Great characters. Great plot. Romance. Violence. An all around great listen.

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  • Marie
  • 19-06-20

Paranormal Triller... A Must Read

I received a copy of Lowcountry Incantations by CJ Geisel in exchange for my honest review, and here it is. Lowcountry Incantations is a well written paranormal thriller with tons of twists and turns to keep you guessing as to what will happen next. There is also a hint of romance in story that you cannot help but to fall in love with the characters. The story flows perfectly that you just cannot put the book down. If you are into paranormal thriller, mystery, with light humor, then this book is for you. It is a must read. I am totally looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • neraks
  • 28-04-20

Good suspense!

This is the first book I have read by C. J. Geisel I enjoyed it. This was a suspenseful mystery about a serial killer. There was also a touch of romance and a bit of paranormal abilities to help catch the killer. I don't normally enjoy this genre but I thought this was very well done. Sommer Hines did a wonderful job with the narration This was a review copy and this is my honest review.

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  • Sadie
  • 13-03-20

ok

This was ok. The writing was fine and I liked the characters well enough. But I feel like I must have missed the memo that told authors they were only allowed to write one story, the one where sexually sadistic men kidnap, rape and murder women. Bonus points if they can force the woman to flirt or pretend they enjoy it. and, sure, throw a ghost or magic in if they want to stand out. But ultimately be sure to follow the script. The man has to prey on the women and then, after intelligently avoiding the police for a while, has to become erratic in the end. Am I really the only one who sees how frequently this SAME storyline is used and is completely bored by it? I literally finished this book by force of will. When you know exactly what the plot is, point by point, because you've read it so many times, it's awful hard to stay invested. I also thought there were some problematic stereotypical representations of black characters, especially around language. But I'm not entirely sure if this is in the writing or in the narrator's choice of how to voice the characters. She did an ok job in general. She had a tendency to pause in odd places in sentences though. Otherwise, it was fine. Note: I received an audible code for this book. I chose to listen and review it.

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  • latasha
  • 06-03-20

Quinn, how are you still alive?

**I requested this audio book in exchange for a review. This is my honest review. ** Before i get in to why i didn't like this book, i would like to praise Sommer Hines for her excellent narration. She did a great job. Ok, this book. -_- Quinn gets hit by a car, saving a dog from the middle of the road. She's in a coma for 2 months. Upon waking up, her sister convinces her to move in with a guy that was there when she was hit. He's been by her side this whole time but Quinn doesn't know him. This doesn't seem to concern anyone and she moves in with him. this was my first problem with this book. Quinn can now see a dead lady. She gets involved with the police and finds out the lady is real and her name is Megan. Along with some friends, she sets out to find Megan's killer and solve this crime. So my problem with this book is how Quinn repeatedly makes dumb decisions. She gets followed several times and attacked but doesn't want to tell anyone cause they have enough to worry about. ugh Quinn please! And don't forget she moves in with a complete stranger. I have 2 sisters and i don't see this ever being something they would do and i sure wouldn't be trying to convince them it's a good idea. I won't be continuing this series.

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 02-03-20

engaging and excellent

Lowcountry Incantations: Book One, my first read from author C.J. Geisel. Well-written paranormal crime thriller with intriguing, well-developed characters. I look forward to the next book in the series. Owning both the Audible & Kindle editions I was able to follow along while being read to. "I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review." (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Frances Monroe
  • 28-02-20

Good start to a new series

Low Country Incantations is the first book of a new series. This is a complicated book, and there are a LOT of characters introduced and explained! I enjoyed the book, but felt a little overwhelmed at some points by all the information. I'm looking forward to the next book of the series! I really think this will be a series that gets better with time, as I know the characters and can concentrated more on the plot. This is a good listen, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a little bit of supernatural romance. I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for a review.

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  • Christy D
  • 24-02-20

Lowcountry Incantations

I am not sure what I expected with this book, but it defiantly did not disappointed and was so hard to put down once you got into the story. How she got her gift was defiantly an accident but later realizing she was being stalked all along made it very interesting. I realize her sister had gotten to know Caleb and was pushing her into the living situation and relationship. But she really need to give Quinn a minute she did just wake up form a coma. Sometimes family can have the best intentions but need a moment. The narration was fantastic and so easy to listen to.

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  • Georgia McNabb
  • 21-02-20

Wow!! What a Good Paranormal Story!!

Author did a wonderful job with the characters and scenery descriptions. Narrator did a absolutely Beautiful job with this book. A Great listen/ read blended smoothly from chapter to chapter. I enjoyed the various hints throughout the story and the background of All the characters. I Highly Recommend this book!!