Get a complimentary copy of Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia

Get a complimentary copy of Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia

Would you like to read the first Weeia Marshals in Paris book? Are you on my subscriber list? Then don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.

If you follow my posts and promos you know I occasionally offer free copies. To celebrate the release on my new book, An American Weeia in Paris, until the end of April 3, 2020 you can get a free ebook (mobi or ePub) copy of Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia (click the title in blue to read the blurb), book one of the Marshals Series with four stars in the Midwest Book Review.

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New! Cover reveal for An American Weeia in Paris

New! Cover reveal for An American Weeia in Paris

Check out the cover for my newest book An American Weeia in Paris due out very soon.

Know exactly where in Paris the white structures in the background are? You are invited to leave in a comment with your best guess.

An American Weeia in Paris

While human residents are delighted with the new superhero in the City of Light Danni, acting head of the Paris Weeia office, is tasked with apprehending the unidentified person her superiors believe is Weeia. Will she succeed before a well connected upstart beats her to the goal and steals her job?

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“This Paris is likely to feel real to all but the most Parisian of readers,” says reviewer

“This Paris is likely to feel real to all but the most Parisian of readers,” says reviewer

Author David Higgins read and reviewed the first book in the Paris Marshals Series.

I recommend it to readers seeking an urban fantasy thriller that relies on character and investigation more than magical abilities

Dave Higgins

Boca mixes the shock of moving to a new culture, the frustration of being a cop with a boss who won’t support them, and an urban fantasy world that isn’t filled with the usual creatures to create a tale of magical investigation that is driven by character rather than special effects.

Near identical but gifted with magical abilities, Weeia have always lived among humans in secret. The Marshals exist both to capture criminals and ensure the secret remains. When Danni is offered a placement in Paris straight out of training, she can’t believe her luck. However, with her predecessors dead, the Marshals’ office near derelict, and her boss only interested in her not getting in the way of his life of decadence, she realises her posting might not be what it seemed.

This novel is set in the same world as Boca’s Unelmoija series. However, it neither relies upon nor reveals events in those novels. As such, it both is suitable as an introduction to the world, and can be read in parallel to the Unelmoija arc.

Unlike the focus on mystical heritage and secrets of Unelmoija series, this novel is akin to an urban fantasy detective or police procedural. While it has a large dose of the same unique metaphysics, a substantial part of the plot revolves around using—or subverting—procedures, analysing evidence, and investigating rather than wielding strange abilities and unravelling prophecies. By creating a police service that is similar to those of Western nations but different in a number of key ways, Boca skilfully balances the reader’s desire to solve along with the characters against the use of magic for investigation.

Boca weaves a detailed but not obsessively so thread of Parisian life through these mysteries, adding to the firm foundation created by mundane detection, creating a parallel series of challenges, and rounding out characters. While she admits to taking some liberties with reality, this Paris is likely to feel real to all but the most Parisian of readers.

Although there are—as might be expected of what was written as the first book in a series—some questions left unanswered, Boca resolves the majority of threads, providing Danni with victories that are not only satisfying but significant enough that the book could stand as a solo work.

Danni is a sympathetic protagonist. The daughter of Marshals who were disgraced by some unexplained event, she is torn between an unconscious desire to present herself as a good Weeia and many years of not letting bullies silence her; this opposition both drives and inhibits her efforts to undertake her posting efficiently despite the rest of the Marshals’ presence wanting her to stay quiet and leave thing alone.

The supporting cast are similarly shaped by internal contradictions, making them, Weeia and human alike, feel like real people living lives beyond the plot.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I recommend it to readers seeking an urban fantasy thriller that relies on character and investigation more than magical abilities.

Dave Higgins, speculative fiction author
(see it and other reviews on his website at https://davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/unelmoija-paradox-by-elle-boca/

Next book update

Next book update

If you have been following the adventures of Danni Metreaux in Paris and reached the end of book three there is good news. An American Weeia in Paris, book four of the Paris Marshals Series, is coming along nicely.

Beta readers (that you for your feedback) have shared their input. More news soon!

Haven’t started the series? Check it out below. Have a friend who might like it share this post.

Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia

Weeia on My Mind

Weeia on My Mind

Smells Like Weeia Spirit

Thank you!


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Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia (The Weeia Marshals Book 1)

Weeia on My Mind (The Weeia Marshals Book 2)

Smells Like Weeia Spirit (The Weeia Marshals Book 3)

Next book update

Coming: Book four in Paris series

If you have been following the adventures of Danni Metreaux in Paris and reached the end of book three I have good news. An American Weeia in Paris, book four of the series, is coming along nicely. I hope to have another update in early 2019.

If you haven’t started the series, I invite you to check it out. If you have a friend who might like it consider sharing this post. Following are links to the pages for the first books in the Paris Marshals Series:

Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia

Weeia on My Mind

Weeia on My Mind

Smells Like Weeia Spirit

Thank you!


Click here to buy

Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia (The Weeia Marshals Book 1)

Weeia on My Mind (The Weeia Marshals Book 2)

Smells Like Weeia Spirit (The Weeia Marshals Book 3)

 

British book review site featured Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia

British book review site featured Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia

Noelle from the Rosie Amber review website read and reviewed Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia. With the website’s permission below is the review. Thank you Rosie Amber and Noelle!

Elle Boca is the prolific author of seven books about Weeia, and three in the Marshalls series, of which this is the first. Although I have not read the previous books, it was easy to immerse myself in this one.

The Weeia look like normal humans but they possess special powers for the sole purpose of protecting humans and Weeia alike. Their lifespan is longer than humans, but they are subject to the same dangers. Marshalls are trained to police Weeia hiding among humans.

At the opening of this story Danni Metraeux, who, while constantly bullied at the academy, completes her final exam and becomes a level 3 Marshall. The bullying is the result of something that happened to her family, but it’s not explained, so I was left wondering exactly what had marked her. Expecting to be given an assignment in a backwater place, Danni instead receives a plum assignment to Paris. Arriving there, she discovers why the assignment isn’t plum: her housing is less than substandard, her immediate superior isn’t interested in working with her, and her predecessors all died.

Nevertheless, Danni, who is strong, persistent and inventive, gradually overcomes all the negatives and finally – one her own – discovers a purpose for her being in Paris: to find a missing Weeia man in the underworld of gypsies and tramps who also populate the city.

The author does a good job of creating a three-dimensional protagonist with special powers and a whole host of tangential characters: a sort-of boyfriend named Ernie, who as second to the school’s Weapon Master, supplies her with the weapons she needs for her work; her BFF Marla, with whom she can share her troubles, both at school and in Paris; Odile Marmotte, an overly-made up matriarch who handles the day to day affairs of Weeia Marshals and is largely dismissive of Danni until Danni stands up to her; and the handsome Alain, who takes her on a tour of Paris on a motorbike, introducing her to the city. Of course, there is also Paris, and the author makes the city real and immediate.

In Paris, Danni comes into her own, as her growing powers allow her to be successful. I did like the paranormal aspects of the Weeia and enjoyed this world the author created.

There were a few issues for me, in addition to wondering about Danni’s parents. The pacing of the book was somewhat uneven. The testing of new marshals at the beginning started the book at a good pace but was followed by a lot of background information slowing the story. The tempo finally picked up around the middle of the book. The author does a great job with action scenes – I just wish there were more of them!

This book will definitely appeal to readers interested in the colorful world of a paranormal race, and there are two more books in this series.

Book description

Sworn to protect the secrets of their race, marshals are trained to police Weeia hiding among humans. After completing her advanced marshal training, Danni is blown away by her new plum assignment to Paris. But, all is not well in the City of Lights; the offices are a shambles, her boss is apathetic, and her predecessors died under mysterious circumstances; it’s almost like somebody doesn’t want the law there. Despite that she risks her life in the seedy underworld of gypsies and tramps to search for a missing Weeia man.

Rosie Amber reviews “nearly all the books that I read, and post to Goodreads and Amazon US and UK.” Aside from her blog, she posts reviews on Facebook and Twitter and does 90 second YouTube book reviews. Read the original review at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-urbanfantasy-gypsies-tramps-and-weeia-by-elleboca/comment-page