Book Review: 2 Free Shorts by Seanan McGuire

Posted August 8, 2015 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

This book came from the author as a free story, and I will never give you less than an honest review, no matter its source. I do provide informational and purchase links to make it more convenient for you to access the book. I also receive a percentage of the sale if you use one of my links to buy it. And that's not enough money to be less than truthful *grin*.

Book Review: 2 Free Shorts by Seanan McGuire

The Ghosts of Bourbon Street, IM

by Seanan McGuire


Series: InCryptid #3.1, InCryptid #3.2

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Home Improvement: Undead Edition, The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, Half-Off Ragnarok, Midway Relics and Dying Breeds, Games Creatures Play, The Winter Long, Sparrow Hill Road, The InCryptid Prequels, Pocket Apocalypse, Black as Blood, Blocked, White as a Raven's Wing, "Good Girls Go to Heaven", A Red Rose Chain, "Full of Briars", Reflections, Once Broken Faith, "Dreams and Slumbers", Shadowed Souls, Chaos Choreography, Magic For Nothing.

Genres: Urban Fantasy

This eBook has 62 pages and was published by the author

Series: Incryptid

“The Ghosts of Bourbon Street”, 3.1
“IM”, 3.2

It’s two free short stories (PDF, MOBI, and ePUB) that occur between Half-Off Ragnarok, 3, and Pocket Apocalypse, 4, in Seanan McGuire’s Incryptid urban fantasy series; see the chronological listing of the InCryptid books on my website for the complete list).

The Short Stories

“The Ghosts of Bourbon Street”

Verity is taking Dominic the long way home to get him adjusted to the strangeness of her family. In New Orleans, she’ll be introducing him to the raw Aunt Rose from Sparrow Hill Road, Ghost Stories #1 (this short takes place after Sparrow Hill Road). And it’s due to Rose that a ghost asks for help with the vandalism being suffered by the ghost krewes. Interesting bit of selfish and N’awlins culture.

“‘He means he defected,’ I said. ‘I didn’t defect. I was born defective.'”

I had hoped for more on the Aeslin mice in this, well, besides how much Verity enjoyed the wording on that holy ritual for “Look It’s Another Goddamn Cattle Ranch”.


A sad tale as Artie is freaking out over Sarah’s injuries and not being able to see her, speak to her. Great-Aunt Angela holds all the cards and is keeping Sarah close. And warning Artie that it may never get any better than this. It’s a shortie. A very short, shortie.

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