Book Review: Shaman’s Blues

before the second sleep

Shaman’s Blues (Book II in the Mae Martin Mysteries series)

by Amber Foxx

A B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree

shamanSecond in Amber Foxx’s Mae Martin Mysteries series, Shaman’s Blues gives us a sneak peak into a dire moment in Jamie Ellerbee’s life, then re-opens with Mae Martin as she prepares to leave her Virginia practice where, until now, she offered energy healing and psychic services. A year since discovering her psychic ability, Mae is now in the midst of a divorce and about to embark on a journey to New Mexico, where she will attend university and re-unite with her father, who came out and separated from his family when Mae was a teenager.

Before leaving, her soon-to-be-former supervisor, Deborah, gifts a CD of healing music to Mae, with an “ulterior motive,” as Deborah playfully calls it. The musician, Jangerrai, seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth, or at…

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5 thoughts on “Book Review: Shaman’s Blues

  1. I didn’t want to read this too carefully; I am nearly finished reading The Calling, and I am enchanted, drawn and very much involved with Mae and your array of characters, setting and all that Mae has had to endure.

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    • That’s good, and that’s exactly why I don’t talk about The Calling on the blog[s]. I don’t want to ruin anything for another reader.

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      • Authors LOVE to have people talk about their books. It means we’ve connected with readers. You’re thoughtful to try to avoid spoilers, though. When I write reviews or discuss books in forums I work on that, too.

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      • Amber, I am nearly finished with The Calling; I am so involved with Mae and her many dilemma’s, her sincere code of ethics, and her struggle to make difficult decisions. I am beginning to understand what it means to live in the South and the differences between folks like Hubert, Rhoda-Mae and other neighbors, as well as Bernadette and Randi; they are similar to people in NJ and Philadelphia. I have also figured out why Mae will most likely travel to NM to rekindle her relationship with someone very special in her life.
        I am quite astonished by the many things she encounters: although, one of my very dear friends is in touch with stones and uses them all the time in combination with Sage.
        I think I have an idea for another book for you to write: I am so interested in how and why you chose this most unusual topic to explore, develop and create.

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