Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Book Review: Knight Shift

Knight Shift

By:  Krista D. Ball

Publish Date:  December 10, 2013

Format:  eNovella, 92pgs

Genre:  Paranormal

Series:  3rd in The Spirit Caller series; 1st Book ~ Spirits Rising, 2nd Book ~ Dark Whispers

Recommendation:  Oh Heavens YES! You've read the first two, you NEEED this one. You do. The spirits are active as ever, and so is Rachel. lol, in her own way.

After a lifetime of running away from spirits, Rachel Mills finds herself chasing them. Someone or something is harassing Manny O'Toole, a local teenage spellcaster.

To complicate things, a mysterious man arrives in town. So naturally Rachel has to find out who and what he really is. Provided she can sneak away from Mrs. Saunders, her 93 year old neighbour, a local senior and troublemaker.

On top of it all, Rachel’s made a decision about Jeremy, the secret love of her life. It’s time to have a chat.

First Sentence:
There are plenty of things I'm good at.

Purchase At:
Amazon  /  Barnes & Nobles

**NOTE: 1st book: Spirits Rising is FREE until January 15, 2014 - Amazon
2nd book: Dark Whispers is ONLY $0.99 until January 15, 2014 - Amazon

**I read this book for my own enjoyment.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Rachel is still suffering from the damage the Whisperer caused with his attacks on her in the last book - Dark Whispers. She's seeing more spirits than normally due to the damage and all are reflecting her current mood. She's also fretting over Jeremy, the sexy Mountie she's loved since the first day she meet him. He's been single all summer and spending time with her. She need to confess her feelings to him or move on.

Rachel is not the only one suffering from the Whisperer's attacks. Rachel can feel the darkness surrounding the young Manny, whom she helped save. Manny's troubles are escalating and the dark violent shades are enjoying it. Manny needs more help than Rachel alone can offer.

A new man comes to town. A mysterious one that the spirits don't much like. Javier finds his way to Rachel in this small village of twenty.

*phew* So, where do I start? Goodness. We got there. All the emotions felt in one place, as Krista is known for. I laughed and giggled, was ready to lead Rachel by the hand a time or two, and was so happy with her, along with the bummer sadness too.

Rachel seems to have found herself and a balance in her life with work and leisure here in this little village in Newfoundland. She's even accepting the dead she hears. This is great. Rachel needs a place she can call home with her heart, and this seems to be it. But she has one thing she needs to make a decision on, Jeremy. Tell him and move on? Oh Rachel, how things become complicated. Oh man.

With Rachel in the mind set she is, it seems all the spirits and Mrs. Saunders have the same thing in mind... Well, they make me giggle with the comments they make, and poor Rachel is still single. lol.

Speaking of Mrs. Saunders. For a ninety-plus old woman, she's got some spunk. I love her! She is a hoot as a woman of this age can saw whatever, whenever and get away with it. lol. Then we have our hot Mountie, Jeremy. Oh this boy...so many signals, I don't know what to do with him. We have a surprise here as well. A new character that Rachel's biological mom sends to help, Javier. Mmm, he's a nice new addition to the mix here. He brings a new view to the paranormal world here. Very interesting indeed.

I will say...Salt Shaker. Now, you will have to read the story to understand the meaning behind the joke with Javier and Rachel. lol

This is a novella, but complete with everything you could ask for in a story. The world is building. The characters are becoming more aware.

When you read this series, start with the first novella as each builds on each other. At this point, you need to read Dark Whispers to know what's happened to the characters. But, you'll enjoy them all as you see the characters connect and the story deepen.

Yes, I love this world and the ride with Rachel and all her friends here. I Can't wait for more!


  1. This sounds like an interesting series! I'm a sucker for paranormals in Canadian settings, so I'll have to check it out. :)

    1. Jenn B. Do hope you enjoy the series. :) I think each book gets better and then you are more invested with the characters too. :) Thank you.

  2. I need to finish that series I am on first :)

  3. Don't read out of order... got it. :) Not that I do that or anything.... *whistles* These do sound like a good series. Oh man.... another one to want. :)

    1. LOL! Melissa (B&T) Yes, you wouldn't do anything like that, reading out of order. ;) Hope you get to try it out!

  4. I love Mrs. Saunders. I do wish Rachel would finally talk to Jeremy about her feelings. Ugh. I need to read this one.

    1. Jennifer Bielman, oh yes! Mrs. Saunders is a hoot! I love her. And...you just NEED to read this one. SOOOO NEEEED to read. ;D

  5. I love how into this one you are. You had me giggling at 'Heavens Yes' LOL. I really like old lady characters that make me laugh so much. Plus the steamy guys and paranormal make this story sound pretty awesome. Excellent review! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. Jaclyn Canada, lol. Glad you liked the recommendation wording. lol. Thank you and glad you enjoyed the review. :)

  6. I love when novellas are like that and even if I'm not that much into them usually when it's not a series I follow but I should try to see how it is.

    1. Melliane, There are going to be longer books after this one. I can't wait for more. :)


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