Tienan is a warlock and a lawman determined to solve a series of diabolical murders. An incident in his youth gave him a terror of death and made him fear his birthright soul, an energy symbiote called a veed which gives Tienan extraordinary skills. Hosting that veed has also contributed to Tienan's failed relationships with women and convinced him true love doesn't exist.
Janay is an ex-militia woman down on her luck who is haunted by personal demons, and real ones. When she rescues Tienan's brother, Tienan considers her a gutsy but semi-deranged commando. She's audacious and unconventional, but with all she's been through in her life, it rankles that she still believes in true love.
So can Tienan accept and trust in his love for Janay, embrace the power needed to wield an Executioner's Katana, and defeat a triad of murderous witches intent on immortality?
Author - Catherine E. McLean
Posted by CMahoney on 22nd Apr 2013
I found the book fascinating, from the prologue where you meet the samurai to the end when he becomes an active part of the story. Tiernan must save his brother's life and that of his veed and Janay happens along at the right time to help him do that. They end up bound together to end the demons that infest the world and as it turns out, it wasn't an accident that she arrived when she did. It's a good read and a love story as well. Well done!
Posted by Lisa Jung at Night Owl Reviews on 10th Apr 2013
I thought that this book was a wonderful work of fiction. The off world setting and mysteries kept the story interesting. And the subplot of an Ancient Japanese Samurai warrior and weapons gave the book a total new prospective from what I usually read. Ms. McLean has a smooth hand in weaving plots together and characters to make for an enjoyable book. I enjoyed the interaction between the characters in the book but my favorite were Janay and Tienan. These two characters where strong without being mean but soft and believable when needed in the story. Hopefully some of the other characters will get their own books if our author decides to continue to another book. I really enjoyed this book and I am sure you would too if you read romance or paranormal books.
Posted by Kelly Wortkoetter on 22nd Dec 2012
Karma and Mayhem is delicious. Ms. McLean provides us with an extremely creative and intelligently written story about love, adventure, and self-determination in a dark world of witches and angels. I love the evolution of the book's heroes and their interaction with each other and I absolutely love the mystical veeds. If you want to be transported to an exciting realm full of exquisite mayhem, carefully and expertly written, this is the novel for you.
Posted by NR on 10th Oct 2012
A romance story I couldn't put down. Looking forward to next book.
Posted by Karen Moore on 9th Oct 2012
Catherine brought a story world to life with great characters, veeds, archangels, and villains--all entwined with a great romance.