“She speaks and they obey,” but even a supernatural ability can’t help this stay-at-home mom control her own life.
Don't Rhine on My Parade is a laugh-out-loud urban-fantasy with an unlikely protagonist, a young mother who has an unusual power. Blessed, or perhaps cursed, with the ability to command obedience, Piper Cavanaugh’s normal life turns upside down in this full-length novel.
A descendent of the sirens who sang sailors to their deaths, Piper has vowed to never use her power of command, but one little slip-up and her secret has come back to bite her – literally. Now she must gain permission to join the United Supernatural Beings, or it’s open hunting season on all of humanity. While juggling toddlers, keeping her husband in the dark, and babysitting her rebellious kid sister, Piper finds herself befriending a vampire, stealing from murderous witches, and doing battle with “Satan,” otherwise known as her mother-in-law. And she thought grocery shopping with her kids was hard!
Don't Rhine on My Parade is a refreshing switch for readers who long for a more relatable heroine. With commonsense and sass, Piper handles diapers to decapitations as only a mother can. Filled with comedy, action, and thrills, Don't Rhine on My Parade expands the borders of urban fantasy into the suburbs!
About the Author
Erin Evans is a stay-at-home mom of eight (!), wonderful, little children. When she's not chasing after children, changing diapers, teaching school, cooking, chauffeuring, or potty training, she is writing, playing drums at her church or crashed out dead asleep. In urban fantasy, she loves Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, and Kim Harrison. All time favorite authors would be Robin Hobb and Jasper Fforde. Jim Butcher's Codex Alera has become one of her favorite series. BOOKS: - In her first series, "The Rhine Maiden," Erin based her character Piper Cavanaugh on her own life, but decided to have pity on Piper and only gave her two kids to start off with. - Erin's latest work, the "Pernicious Princess" series, is a take on twisted fairy tales. - Her other works include "Food For Love" a foodie romantic comedy with a twist.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great series, read them all! Want more
The rhine series is a quirky funny series that has fantasy mixed real housewife issues. Ive read the whole series twice and i recommend it to everyone. Also check out food for love by erin.
This is a story about Piper Cavanaugh, a stay at home wife and mother of two young girls. She has a strange ability that she hates. She thinks it makes her a monster. A bad college experience with her ability makes her vow never to use it again. Years and years later when her emotions are running high, she uses her ability, in public. Unfortunately, this puts her on the radar of the supernatural "government." They go after her because she could have exposed supernaturals. The story goes on from there detailing what she does to keep herself alive, humanity safe, and her family in the dark. The book was pleasant, well written, and really funny in places. I love the realistic aspect of the heroine. She can't just jump up and go save humanity. She has to call a sitter first and it's usually her mother in law, who she doesn't quite get along with. There is also a side story where she has to deal with her out of control teenage sister while their parents are out of town. She needs to battle witches, fairies, and vampires, but first, she has to make a quick side trip for diapers. I've read the entire series so far and cannot wait for the next book. I can definitely recommend this book and its sequels with no reservations.