Review: Devil’s Luck by Carolyn Crane

Posted March 6, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Devil’s Luck by Carolyn Crane
Devil's Luck
by Carolyn Crane

4 Stars


Released: February 28, 2012
Series: The Disillusionists #3.5
Pages: 105
Format: eARC

Simon’s crazy recklessness is what made him a Disillusionist, no gamble is too small for him, no risk to big to take, all in his effort to defy fate, a fate that would have had him die 13 years earlier. Fawna is caged with her knowledge of the future and Simon’s devil-may-care fuck you attitude to fate both fascinates and repels her, she longs to be free of her cage as Simon seems to be free of his. But Fawna has seen the death that awaits in Simon’s future is desparate to stop it.The Disillusionist Trilogy was one of my favourite series last year, they were original and fun with an array of quirky characters. None quirkier then Simon, he isn’t your typical hero, his reckless headlong stumbling from high to low, to having lots and losing everything, his irresponsibility isn’t normally a trait attributed to our heroes. But his charisma pours off the pages and I am so glad he got a novella of his own! Fawna was also another quirky one, she is weird and wacky but wonderful and although a lot of heroines with a nasty past such as hers would be down with the brooding, she has decided to embrace her new life.

As with the Disillusionist Ttrilogy the writing is fantastic, it draws you in, it is very emotive making you feel like you are right their experiencing everything with the characters. Although this is a fairly short novella, a lot is packed in without it feeling rushed and it leaves me desperately waiting to see what Carolyn Crane will write next!

Favourite Quotes:

No doubt he chose those jeans specifically for their butt-hugging abilities. He probably practiced that hug-promoting movement in the mirror.


“Maybe it’s my magic wong. Does wonders for the ladies.”


“Sometimes,” Packard said, “having nothing to lose is something to lose”

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About Carolyn Crane

I write romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and some books that don’t have any genre at all. I’ve been published by Random House, Samhain, and self published, too. I guess I get around!

I live in Minnesota (complete with an accent that people sometimes laugh at) in an old 1920′s condo with my awesome writer husband and two cats. I love to run and also to read, even though I’m probably the slowest reader ever. And I love to eat chocolate and Mexican food, and if you invite me to your party, your cheese plate will be in even more danger than one of my suspense heroines.

Also, I use too many exclamation marks, I care deeply about animals and finding ways to help them, I work a day job as a freelance marketing writer, and I dream that someday I’ll having the time to do all the crafts in the many craft newsletters I subscribe to. But I guess I’m having too much fun throwing my favorite characters into dangerous and sometimes steamy adventures.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Have not read this author. Lol at the “magic Wong”. The quote alone makes me want to read this book. Will be checking out this series. Enjoyed the review.


Love the quotes, especially the butt-hugging one!!!

Barbara E.
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I have Devil’s Luck on my TBR pile (rather my Kindle), but I haven’t read the rest of the series, so I’ve been waiting to read it. I enjoyed the review, I’m definitely going to have to read this series soon.