In Sickness and in Elf
by A.E. Jones
Paranormal Wedding Planners #1
Publication Date: May 2, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Paranormal
First in a new series from RWA Golden Heart® Winner and RITA® Finalist, AE Jones.
Meet Alex Bennett—wedding phobic in a family of wedding planners. Not the best combination, but being left at the altar can wreak havoc on one’s self-esteem. When Alex’s grandmother requests her help with a high-profile wedding, Alex sets aside her fears to attend. But when the bride runs away, and her grandmother’s business faces ruin, Alex will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth. Even when the truth leads to sabotaged weddings and a runaway bride who isn’t human. The last thing Alex needs to deal with is the overbearingly handsome man brought in to lead the investigation.
Meet Devin Cole—a paranormal with no powers. Guilty until proven innocent, his powers have been rescinded until his upcoming trial, which he should be preparing for. He doesn’t have time for a runaway bride case. But the bride is a supermodel who also happens to be supernatural, so he and his team must handle damage control. The last thing Devin needs to deal with is a tempting woman who insists on being part of the investigation…and has half the horny supernatural male population chasing after her.
But with humans and supernaturals bent on destroying each other, Alex and Devin must put aside their differences and work together. Can Devin protect Alex and defeat the enemy without his powers? And now that Alex knows supernaturals do exist, can she once again believe in a fairy-tale happily ever after?
This was my first book from A.E. Jones but I had heard great things about her work, so I was excited to jump on board with a brand new series. I couldn’t’ be more pleased! Fun, feisty and all around fantastic, In Sickness and In Elf had me in tears from laughter one minute, and biting my nails the next! I never knew what surprises lay in store on the next page, and I couldn’t stop clicking forward. Knowing it would only be the first in a series was icing on the cake. I could spend weeks in this world and not get bored. Alex is my favorite kind of female- sarcastic but not condescending, struggling with the past but attempting to overcome her issues, and independent to the point of antagonizing any possible suitors. I’ve never really been interested in wedding planning, but supernatural wedding planning would top my list of job choices after reading this one! Hello, rainbow feathers?! If you need some time out from a stressful week, A.E. Jones has the perfect remedy in this sweet and funny romantically inclined suspense! Nothing too saucy happens, so I’d recommend this for 16 and up.
About A.E. Jones
Growing up a TV junkie, award winning author AE Jones oftentimes rewrote endings of episodes in her head when she didn’t like the outcome. She immersed herself in sci-fi and soap operas. But when Buffy hit the little screen she knew her true love was paranormal. Now she spends her nights weaving stories about all variation of supernatural—their angst and their humor. After all life is about both…whether you sport fangs or not.
AE lives in Ohio with her eclectic family and friends who in no way resembles any characters in her books. Honest. Now her two cats are another story altogether.
AE won RWA’s 2013 Golden Heart ® Award for her paranormal manuscript, MIND SWEEPER. She is also a 2015 RITA® finalist for Mind Sweeper for both First Book and Paranormal Romance. AE is a member of Romance Writers of America ® (RWA), North East Ohio Romance Writers of America (NEORWA), The Golden Network, and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal (FF&P).