Series: Karma #1
Published by Strong Hold Publishing on July 9th 2014
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People say karma's a...well, you know. Personally, I don't think I'm that bad. It's not like I wanted this job. I wasn't even in my right mind when I accepted the position. Now, I'm surrounded by crazy coworkers like Lady Luck, who's a bit of a tramp, and Murphy's Law, who's a bumbling oaf. But the worst is Fate. He's got a problem with transfers like myself and I have to see him constantly. It's unavoidable, since we're hunting the same man, my murderer.
Amusing (and relatable) Quote:
This was definitely one of those moments I should be playing nice — he had something I wanted. And yet I couldn’t. Sometimes I’m amazed I’ve made it this far in life without ever being punched in the face.
Reviewed by Ginny:
Off the bat – I enjoyed this book. I didn’t necessarily LOVE it, but I did enjoy it. By this, I mean I wasn’t running back to my eReader every chance I could to read it, but I didn’t start reading something else in the middle. I loved the world and the characters. The story could be a bit slow at times, but it was steady and not rushed, which made me happy. And I will definitely be looking for the next book in the series.
Camilla, or Karma, enters the series already dead – a horrible train accident by way of derailing. And some guy just shows up, as she’s in shock, staring down at her own dead body, and offers her the chance to become the next Karma, baiting her by informing her that, in doing this, she can locate her killer; the train derailment was not an accident.
She’s partnered up with Fate, a sexy, but gruff man who claims he was never human to begin with — she is a “transfer” — someone who was squished into human form but is now free of that body, though her pesky humanity gets in the way.
Fate can be kind of a dick, and is definitely the alpha in the office — yes, they have an office. Lady Luck, Murphy’s Law, the Jinxes and others can be found in this office too, keeping the world in balance, receiving tips from Harold (the office manager?) who receives notes from the Universe — literally, a note will simply appear above him and float down to his desk.
I really did love this world that Donna Augustine has created, as I mentioned before. It’s unique (in my experience of books) and fun and it makes sense in a perfectly odd and.. almost whimsical way. The quote above made me laugh out loud, because I love that Karma understands that she’s not necessarily the best person ever. She understands her faults and will make a joke out of them, but stands firmly behind what she believes in and doesn’t try to change anything major to please people. She’s a wonderful character and I do hope to read the next book soon.
The book leaves off on a subtle cliffhanger — nothing huge where you’ll want to hurl your book across the room, but enough that you will immediately try to find out when the next book is being released: when IS that, exactly? Why, it’s already out!! And I’ll be purchasing it this Friday on payday. You can buy your copy of “Jinxed” here.
Get both and read. Enjoy.