Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones

Posted January 27, 2017 by Literati Lovers in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda JonesEleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones
Also by this author: Eighth Grave After Dark, The Dirt on Ninth Grave, The Curse of Tenth Grave, First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1)
Series: Charley DAVIDSON #11
Also in this series: Eighth Grave After Dark, The Dirt on Ninth Grave, First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1)
Published by St. Martin's Press on January 24th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths, Fantasy, Paranormal, Private Investigators
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781466890527

Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, the latest installment of Darynda Jones’ New York Times bestselling paranormal series.My entire life can be summed up in one sentence: “Well, that didn’t go as planned.”—T-Shirt
A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, errant wives, missing people, philandering business owners, and, oh yeah...demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead.
Now, Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. But the forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension. With the son of Satan himself as her husband and world-rocking lover, will Charley be able to defeat the ultimate evil and find a way to have her happily ever after after all?

ONLY A 4.75 Star Book and Ms. Jones has some explaining to do!


All you busy urban fantasy readers should be set for this weekend as Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series has a new book that released this week, this is the eleventh book in the series and is entitled Eleventh Grave in the Moonlight.

The book will shock and infuriate a lot of Jones’ devoted readers as there are major jaw drop moments in this book. Other reviewers may spoil it for you but I refuse to. As I write this review I am still stunned by what Jones’ wrote. I went back and re read the WTH moments! I then cracked open a bottle of Jose and decided to drown my mind **** while snuggling on Captian Kirk, Charley’s couch.

The book picks up short days after Tenth Grave ends…. and Charley is not doing too good at being a god. I adore Charley, but Charley plus divine powers has disaster waiting to happen written all over it. The warning is written in big neon letters warning of impending doom, or so the God Jehovah and his angels believe. Yes more than likely Charley will be a great disaster in godhood, but you can make an omelette without cracking a few eggs. 🙂 Also dearest Charley is too human to be a successful God.

This book centers around the Fosters’, the evil kidnappers of baby Reyes. The Fosters and Reyes’ kidnapping has been a minor plot footnote in previous books. The major book running gag is Charley needing to get her ‘A’ game back on track and her channeling more Jose Whedon than is healthy for anyone one god. Her  ADHD is in full overdrive.  Plus, Charley needs a lying 101 class as she still sucks at it, which only endears me more to her as a character.

Now onto what everyone really want the nitty gritty on, sexy times. When I first started reading these books, the sex was pretty tame. Well holy hell that was several books ago and Charley and Reyes kept me tingly and happy several times while reading this book. Damned those godly powers have sizzled up the sex. The book was so hawt my kindle melted. (Note to self send Darynda Jones bill for new kindle and iPhone as I had to verify the hotness with a reread of those scenes. Should I send a bill for my new Han Solo too? That maybe pushing it too far.) (You’ll need to read the book to get the joke.) Seriously these two characters use every surface available, and give a showcase at Calamity, the bar Reyes owns.

Now you are wondering why if I loved this book and got really super tingly why I didn’t give the book a full five stars. It’s because I am a meanie. You don’t get five stars if you Ms. Jones don’t include Rocket. Sorry if I don’t get at least a Hi from Rocket you are not getting your full five stars! The Beast from Hell aka Strawberry Shortcake does not replace a Hi from Rocket. Plus, you know you left me hanging on a few things. You know what I’m talking about. (I may have just stuck my tongue out at my laptop, and waggled my finger.) Yes, I get it Charley didn’t really need Rocket, but a really good friend would pop in for no reason just to say HI! I think I have made my point. Plus no Quentin, I love that kid. I can’t wait months or longer to see him. Geez you are just cruel. He maybe bouncing around your head but I need words on paper.

Okay yes you gave me Osh and sexy Angels plus the Ishy Jammies and Ubie but really! You need to write faster and more. Four to five books a year! Or become my real life Charley to my Cookie, you get to pick.



About Darynda Jones

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

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