Thursday, August 15, 2013

ELYSIAN FIELDS by Suzanne Johnson

Suzanne Johnson's third novel in her wonderful SENTINEL OF NEW ORLEANS SERIES, ELYSIAN FIELDS, has been released.  This novel continues the story of Drusilla Jaco, also known as DJ.  She continues her work protecting the people of the Crescent City from the ever-greedy, ever-hungry preternaturals who inhabit the city along with the mortal population.

In this case, DJ is trying to find a serial killer who murders with an ax.  Though she thinks he's a copycat of an infamous New Orleans murderer from many years ago, she learns he is the original.  So how do you kill an already dead serial killer?  And what if he's "gunning" for you?!!!

Throw in lots of romantic confusion with Alex Warin, changes in his loup-garou brother Jake, and a strange man named Quince Randolph, who doesn't seem to know the meaning of the word "no" and you've got an entertaining story with a well constructed plot. 

It's filled with scary surprises, vivid characters, lively dialogue, and dangerous twists.  I especially like the descriptive settings such as the time DJ spends in the Beyond as the guest of Jean Lafitte. Sigh, he is a gorgeous rogue!

This one is a keeper.  A must-read for fans of the paranormal, it is a good story that will attract readers of other genres as well. 

I know I'll never think of Six Flags in the same way after reading ELYSIAN FIELDS.

Another Brava, Ms. Johnson.



An undead serial killer comes for DJ in this thrilling third installment of Suzanne Johnson’s Sentinels of New Orleans series....The mer feud has been settled, but life in South Louisiana still has more twists and turns than the muddy Mississippi.

New Orleanians are under attack from a copycat killer mimicking the crimes of a 1918 serial murderer known as the Axeman of New Orleans. Thanks to a tip from the undead pirate Jean Lafitte, DJ Jaco knows the attacks aren’t random—an unknown necromancer has resurrected the original Axeman of New Orleans, and his ultimate target is a certain blonde wizard. Namely, DJ.

Fighting off an undead serial killer as troubles pile up around her isn’t easy. Jake Warin’s loup-garou nature is spiraling downward, enigmatic neighbor Quince Randolph is acting weirder than ever, the Elders are insisting on lessons in elven magic from the world’s most annoying wizard, and former partner Alex Warin just turned up on DJ’s to-do list. Not to mention big maneuvers are afoot in the halls of preternatural power.

Suddenly, moving to the Beyond as Jean Lafitte’s pirate wench could be DJ’s best option.



  1. I wouldn't dare approach teh six flags now ^^;; I really loved this book that kept surprising me!!

    if you haven't read the free novella Jackson Square on teh author official website i would recommend you too, it's an excellent and funny one ( available for free this month only)

    i love this series!!!

  2. I think I might have to approach Six Flags very cautiously, from now on. Of course, I am sure that DJ will handle everyting. Thanks for sharing. evamillien at gmail dot com

  3. The book is as wild a ride as one of the roller coasters at Six Flags! Looking forward to the next one.

  4. This is such a terrific,entertaining series. The first thing I read was the novella Jackson Square. Then I bought the first two books and Elysian Fields.

  5. LOL! It's not justs Six Flags! I don't look at hurricanes the same way now! I don't think of the storm surges or the driving rain... now my mind is focused on breaches where the undead and other paranormals can cross over. I LOVE this series! TU Suzanne!