The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones

July 17th, 2020 Kimberly Review 17 Comments

17th Jul
The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones
The Graveyard Shift
by Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #13.5
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Guarding a precocious five-year-old who is half-human, half-god, and 100% destined to save the world is no easy feat.

Garrett Swopes was the ultimate skeptic until he met a certain hellion and her husband. They vanished after stopping a catastrophic event and left him, a mere mortal, in charge of protecting their gift to mankind. But when she disappears as well, he needs the help of another breed of hellion. One who can see past the veil of space and time. One who betrayed him.

She will get a truce in the deal, but she will never earn his forgiveness.

Marika Dubois’s son—a warrior in the coming war between heaven and hell—was foreseen long before his birth. But to create a child strong enough to endure the trials that lay ahead, she needed a descendant of powerful magics. She found that in Garrett Swopes and tricked him into fathering her son. A ploy he has never forgiven her for. But when he knocks on her door asking for her help, she sees the fierce attraction he tries to deny rise within him.

And Marika has to decide if she dares risk her heart a second time to help the only man she’s ever loved.

Humor magical ROMANCE urban

Garrett Swopes, Elwyn Alexandra Loehr, and holy developments! The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones is a 1001 Dark Nights novella, set in the Charley Davidson world. It is a treat for fans and a standalone intro for newbies.

I love Garret. Ok, I love many of the characters in this world, but like Charley, I have a fondness for this human. 😍 Garret heads up the security team assigned to guard Elwyn Alexandra Loehr  affectionately known as Beep along with her grandparents. Only while on duty he loses her. Yep… who wants to tell Reye and Charley? The tale that unfolds brings us closer to Beeps’ books and shares a romance, plenty of twists, and some freaky danger. Eep!

To find Beep, he enlists the help of Marika Dubois. She is the mother of his son and their relationship is, well, complicated. I loved their interactions, the magic and her tenacity.

I cannot get enough of this world and characters. It’s like candy! Jones knows how to weave a tale, even a novella. She delivered tidbits for her fans, teased newcomers, offered a romance and even managed some sexy times all while giving us a glimpse of Beeps childhood.

Grab it, you won’t be disappointed! I laughed, swooned and delighted in the hint of things to come. Cameo appearances from beloved characters sent me over the top and left me craving a cup of coffee.

The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones for old and new fans alike. Jonez delivered swoons, laughter, danger and more of the characters we love! #UrbanFantasy #novella #CharleyDavidson Click To Tweet

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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17 Responses to “The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones”

  1. Jen

    I really, really want to read this one – I’m holding out, hoping it will show up in audiobook. I know it was supposed to, but with Ms. King’s personal issues and COVID- it’s not there, yet.

  2. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    OOh nice! I still need to read this one but I was eager for anything more in the Charley Davidson world! Not sure when I will get around to this one…maybe after my stack of review books is gone! Lol. Glad to hear it was a winner! Great review!

  3. Katherine

    I read the first book in the Charley Davidson series but never continued. This one sounds good and I do love the sound of the blurb!

  4. Sophia Rose

    I saw this release, but haven’t grabbed it up yet. I know I’ll love it and I do love Garrett, too. But, I’m doing the staring at the gift and enjoying the anticipation of what’s inside still.

  5. Felicity Grace Terry

    Loving the cover and both the synopsis and your review don’t disappoint. I’m glad that despite it being 13.5th in a series this works well as a standalone novel as whilst not in the mood to be beginning a long series I would like to read this.

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