"With a twisty, edgy storyline, a unique premise and a fascinating heroine, Mind Games jumpstarts a smart and original urban fantasy series. A fabulous debut!"--Meljean Brook, The Guardians series
"Carolyn Crane writes with deft and evocative flair, creating a fantasy-noir world touched with comic book cool. With a twisty plot, a unique heroine, memorable supporting characters, and an amazingly fresh premise, debut novel Mind Games is a delicious, unforgettable delight. I cant wait for the next book!"--Ann Aguirre, author of Blue Diablo
"Carolyn Crane's debut novel is a brilliant original in every way. Just when I think that urban fantasy heroines are becoming too cliched and predictable, Mind Games blows me out of the water with its unique premise. Justine does not wield a katana, or ride a Harley, or kick like a ninja. Instead she fights with her mind, and speaking as a nerd myself, I find that concept oh so sexy."--dirtysexybooks.com
"Mind Games is a violent U-Turn in a fresh direction, signaling the dynamic and welcome arrival of both Carolyn Crane and the most unique urban fantasy heroine I've seen on page in a long while, Justine Jones. And like Justine, Midcity is brightly imagined, beautifully dangerous, and perfectly flawed. Flashy and stylish, this is urban fantasy's new shot-in-the-arm." -- Vicki Pettersson, New York Times Bestselling author of Cheat the Grave
"Masterful worldbuilding, sly humor, and fantastically quirky characters. I can't say enough good things about this book. I loved, loved, loved it. A+" -- Jill Sorenson, author of Set the Dark on Fire
“Mind Games needs to be on everyone’s must-read-now list. Seriously – not kidding.” ~Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings
Mind Games was one of my favourite debuts this year and a strong contender for best UF series of 2010. ~Book Smugglers
Justine Jones is a hopeless hypochondriac whose life is crippled by fear…until one day when a handsome, tortured mastermind named Packard peers into her soul and informs her that he can help her turn her fear into a crime-fighting power.
Justine resists until she gets a taste of the peace Packard can promise. At first, Justine enjoys being part of the thrilling world of neurotic vigilantes who battle Midcity’s paranormal criminals. Things get complicated when she uncovers certain secrets…and falls for one of her most dangerous targets.
“It has been a long time since I was this thoroughly entertained by a novel.” ~scififantasyromance.com
“Mind Games was a mind blowing read! I did not want to put this book down, and even lingered towards the end so I wouldn’t finish too soon.
“This book is an absolute mind blower--I would recommend it to everyone.” ~Angel Gone Mad