Miss Stake by C.G. Powell

I had the pleasure of meeting CG Powell at Indie BookFest last year where she gave me a free printed version of this short story.

I enjoyed it. The writing was good and I was comfortable with the pacing till about half way through. Unfortunately, the second half was a massive info dump with witches, familiars, werewolves, and vampires revealing themselves all at once.

I realize this was meant to be a very short introduction to the Veronica Benoit series, but there was a good story here that could have been pushed a little further. If the second half had been paced a little slower I’d likely be rushing to pick up Miss Fortune. I may purchase it anyway to see how the story develops while keeping my fingers crossed the pacing improves.

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