Visionary Investigator (Paranormal INC, #1)
What would you do if everything you touched told a story? Life for Scarlet hasn’t been easy. Being a 25-year-old criminology student with a tiny Netflix addiction, you’d think life would be simple. Too bad everything she touches induces a series of visions. As Scarlet attempts to avoid her reputation as the crazy, fainting lady, she’s assigned her final project: examine a crime scene with five righteously hot, attractive men. When she accidentally bumps into a crystal ball and triggers a vision, Scarlet believes she can kiss her dream of becoming a criminal investigator goodbye. To Scarlet’s surprise, her troublesome gift is about to be her ticket into an apprenticeship with the top private investigator organization in the country. Unfortunately, she missed the memo about the existence of the paranormal race. What’s more shocking? She might be one of them. Every person has a past. Every object holds a tale. Visionary Investigator is a new paranormal reverse harem series. WARNING: M/M action will appear in this book. If it’s not your cup of tea, please DO NOT READ. Recommended for 18+ audience, containing mature sexual content, violence and strong language. NOTE: VISIONARY INVESTIGATOR is written in CANADIAN ENGLISH - meaning both American and British English is used.

Visionary Investigator (Paranormal INC, #1) Details

TitleVisionary Investigator (Paranormal INC, #1)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 8th, 2017
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Magic, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Paranormal Romance

Visionary Investigator (Paranormal INC, #1) Review

  • Leigh
    January 1, 1970
    Visionary is set in the same universe as Dark Wish and there is some crossover. If you’ve read Dark Wish and Tainted Rose you’ll have an idea of what kind of mythology you’ll be looking at, and personally I love Yumoyori’s take on the supernatural. Set in the future, it’s vaguely futuristic in the design and aesthetic sense but a lot of the tech and dialogue is 20th century. Setting it like that makes it slightly inconsistent at times (I’d think Kindles would be a little more advanced 3000 years Visionary is set in the same universe as Dark Wish and there is some crossover. If you’ve read Dark Wish and Tainted Rose you’ll have an idea of what kind of mythology you’ll be looking at, and personally I love Yumoyori’s take on the supernatural. Set in the future, it’s vaguely futuristic in the design and aesthetic sense but a lot of the tech and dialogue is 20th century. Setting it like that makes it slightly inconsistent at times (I’d think Kindles would be a little more advanced 3000 years in the future) but having the familiar tech sidetracks any explanation of tech that might otherwise bog down the story.Scarlet is an enigma, most of the time I really liked her and part of the time I just wanted to slap some sense into her. Which speaks to me being drawn into the book. Yumoyori has a gift for dialogue and some truly delightful banter. It’s reverse harem so of course the boys are awesome and funny, that’s almost always a given, but she’s woven some real flaws in them to make them more interesting than 2-D orgasm-delivery poles. It may just be the first book but there are definitely 2 of them I need more backstory on. In short, Yumoyori does it again, keeps building her world, and we get in a good laugh in the meantime. Keep it up Yumo. Keep it up.
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  • Jennifer G
    January 1, 1970
    Scarlet is not your average girl. Whether it's her bright orange hair, her killer curves or the fact that she receives visions whenever her palms touch solid objects, she's one of a kind. This hasn't made life easy. Her mother was murdered when she was still small, her dad ran off. Known as the weird fainting girl who wears gloves she has been shunned. She has a loser boyfriend and an awesome bestie Cece. However, she's brilliant and determined to be a success as a criminologist. While on assign Scarlet is not your average girl. Whether it's her bright orange hair, her killer curves or the fact that she receives visions whenever her palms touch solid objects, she's one of a kind. This hasn't made life easy. Her mother was murdered when she was still small, her dad ran off. Known as the weird fainting girl who wears gloves she has been shunned. She has a loser boyfriend and an awesome bestie Cece. However, she's brilliant and determined to be a success as a criminologist. While on assignment with acclaimed Team Seven for her final exam one touch changes her life forever. Their current case happens to be a deadly one and is highly personal to Scarlet. Her "gift" is invaluable to the team and may just keep her alive. It also leads her to an apprenticeship with the team of 5 gorgeous guys who are all at the top of their chosen field and whom all want to be with Scarlet. A whole new world is opened to Scarlet with Team 7. There is much she never knew. This includes information about herself as well. Jaxson, Christian, Junho, Ethan, and Michael make up Team Seven. Kendrick is their boss and a special father figure to Scarlet. I loved his relationship with Scarlet. They are all paranormals, shifters of a type from different planets. They have all suffered great loss, are successful, and are incredibly hot. Each scene delivers a new favorite guy. They are all pretty perfect and their connection with Scarlet rings true. I loved their tender, caring, protective ways with Scarlet. I wasn't a fan of the timing of when Scar got together with Jaxson, but I did understand it and I love the two together. There is already depth to their bond. Cece is as good as it gets in the best friend department. She is ruthlessly loyal and protective of Scar. Every girl needs a Cece in her life. Moonlight, Scarlet's cat is a kickass kitty. I adored this little guy. And then we get to Scarlet herself. Despite the fainting and crying, she is seriously strong. She managed to handle every shocking revelation thrown her way. She adapted to each deadly situation using her brain and skills. She embraced her new circumstances and "personas". I love each time she took ownership of herself and the situation. Dancing, car buying or putting a witch in her place, Scar's a cool chick! The storyline was highly entertaining. It's told in multiple POV's and incorporates dreams from Scarlet's childhood. Scarlet as a young child was absolutely precious. The bad guy, Xerxes is a worthy opponent. This is important to me. The case was far-reaching and had huge implications. The cross-over with the Starlight books, Ms. Wilson's other series was brilliant. I can't wait for the Mako/Scar friendship!!! This could have easily been a five star. I took off a star due to repetition on the first part of the book. However, as I said it was entertaining. The first conversation between Scarlet and Cece convinced me that it was a must-read for anyone and everyone who enjoys Reverse Harem. I can't wait for more!
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  • Tamla
    January 1, 1970
    I didn’t feel like there was enough character development for the boys except Jaxson.
  • shar12
    January 1, 1970
    DNF @ 17% (but would give it a 3.5/5 based off of what little I read) First off, before you all kill me because all I have been seeing is good reviews, I just want to say that I’m a huge, die-hard fan of Ms. Yumoyori Wilson cause her Starlight Gods series is freaking amazing!!! ❤❤❤So it pains me (so much) to say that I could not finish Visionary Investigator at all. And it was for 2 reasons, the first one being a HUGE pet-peeve of mine:First reason: CHEATING. Let’s discuss the heroine’s current DNF @ 17% (but would give it a 3.5/5 based off of what little I read) First off, before you all kill me because all I have been seeing is good reviews, I just want to say that I’m a huge, die-hard fan of Ms. Yumoyori Wilson cause her Starlight Gods series is freaking amazing!!! ❤️❤️❤️So it pains me (so much) to say that I could not finish Visionary Investigator at all. And it was for 2 reasons, the first one being a HUGE pet-peeve of mine:First reason: CHEATING. Let’s discuss the heroine’s current relationship, or lack thereof. She’s in a relationship of 5 years and it’s not what it once was. Her bf Jake, for lack of a better term, is boring, lazy, unemployed, parties all the time and is basically not what a girl would describe as an awesome bf. And so I got it and understood her. Which brought me to think she was gonna break up with him. But what did she do? She strung him along out of pity cause she did not have the guts to break up with him!! Like come on woman, grow a backbone and just do it! They argue all the time, she complains to her BFF Cece about his tiny “weeny” and how bad of a bf he is. And yet she wouldn’t even do him AND herself a favour by letting him go. SMH!! This was strike 1 for me. Then, she goes out with Cece that night (who encourages her to cheat btw), meets this great guy, and proceeds to hook up with him. Regardless of the situation or circumstances, I don’t and will not ever condone cheating. Like seriously woman?! Yea sure he won’t be what you need him to be, but at least show some common respect, grow a pair and break up with him, before hooking up with someone else!! Is that so hard to do?! That was strike 2. Then, she got super annoyed on BEHALF OF CECE just because he called her a gazillion times wondering where his gf was because she was not home by 3am (like she told him she would be) and she was not picking up her phone?! Like come on! Are you saying he should not have worried that his gf was missing all night and that it was stupid of him to worry?! I would def worry if i heard no word from my bf if he’s not back by when he told me he would be. I wanted to give her a good shake for that!! That was strike 3. Following that, she suspects him of cheating (which in the end was true) and has the audacity to get super angry when she herself cheated on him just a few hours ago (regardless if she never cheated before that, it’s still hypocritical!). -ENDS RANT- **whew** I had to get that off my chest!Now for the second reason. It’s super minor. The characters imo seemed sorta juvenile, mainly their dialogue. They talked like they were in high school rather than mid-20s.All in all, the plot, from what little I read, is amazing and I loved this paranormal world. I didn’t want to rate this book because I barely read it but I would give it a 3.5/5 based off of what I read. Needless to say, i would still recommend this book. I may or may not continue this series (if I could get passed everything I just described because these are my ultimate pet-peeves in books in general), but I’ll always be a fan of Ms. Wilson and will continue to read her books (unless of course they turn out like this one). If you’re not nit-picky like me about the issues above, then go check out this book!!
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  • Kayla Pipkin
    January 1, 1970
    **This review is possible to contain spoilers.**This book is told from multiple POV's, however, the majority of the POV's are from the heroine. Scarlet Sinclair is a young woman who has had a rough go at life. Being labeled as a freak at a young age forced her into a life of solidarity. She only had her mom, aunt, uncle, and a pet cat to keep her company.But when her mom is brutally murdered, her life is thrown into a tailspin. Her father abandons her to live with his mistress, and soon after he **This review is possible to contain spoilers.**This book is told from multiple POV's, however, the majority of the POV's are from the heroine. Scarlet Sinclair is a young woman who has had a rough go at life. Being labeled as a freak at a young age forced her into a life of solidarity. She only had her mom, aunt, uncle, and a pet cat to keep her company.But when her mom is brutally murdered, her life is thrown into a tailspin. Her father abandons her to live with his mistress, and soon after her aunt leaves her as well.The only living relative who cares works a lot but is there for her no matter what. Scarlet learns to deal with her visions in the best way possible.Later in life, she makes a friend in Cece and even starts a relationship.Fast forward five years and Scarlet is finishing up school in criminology. She has to do an assignment within a unit, but before her chosen assignment she goes out with her best friend for some fun.Her love life had become stale and her boyfriend a lazy mooch. This is when she meets Jaxson White.A man that sets her on fire with just a glance, but don't get her started on his voice.Things look up for Scarlet when she finds out Jaxson is who she will be doing her assignment with, and later the team she is assigned to permanently. Scarlet's world is turned upside down when she goes to work for Paranormal Inc. Things she didn't know existed suddenly do, and she is one of them. Luckily, she has a great unit to support her and an even better best friend. Follow Scarlet's journey as she learns about her life while making a relationship with Team Seven.It is filled with enlightenment, romance, and confusion.I highly recommend this story to others wanting to read it. The ONLY reason I gave this story 4 Stars is because I am not a fan of cheating. Scarlet cheats on her boyfriend of 5 years when she meets Jaxson at the club.You later find out her boyfriend, Jake, had been cheating on her as well which leads to a break up.Though Scarlet had been contemplating breaking up with her boyfriend for some time, she still cheated. I personally don't that aspect of the book. I have never been a fan of it in books.I see how it plays into the story line though and I knew she would have a happily ever after with her team so I pushed through it.I'm excited to see where this story goes and what is to come next.
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  • Carli Liles
    January 1, 1970
    Holy Orange Haired Shifters, Batman! Yumo, you've done it again. Visionary Investigator takes place in the same universe as her Starlight Gods series (which is fantastic, and you should read at least book 1 before reading this one as it gives a bit more explanation of the universe). This series follows Scarlet Sinclair. She's probably a human who has "the sight". She can see the past and sometimes the future. Due to something that happens in her life early on in childhood she decides she wants t Holy Orange Haired Shifters, Batman! Yumo, you've done it again. Visionary Investigator takes place in the same universe as her Starlight Gods series (which is fantastic, and you should read at least book 1 before reading this one as it gives a bit more explanation of the universe). This series follows Scarlet Sinclair. She's probably a human who has "the sight". She can see the past and sometimes the future. Due to something that happens in her life early on in childhood she decides she wants to go into criminology.Scar meets some handsome men who are all part of an investigation team for the top investigation firm in the nation. Her best friend, Cece, is amazing and wonderful and accepting and helps further her shopping addiction. This story is intriguing, hilarious, novel, and long enough for some real story to happen. There's some fun sexy times too.This MC isn't some helpless weakling. She kicks ass and has and makes her own money (plenty of it). She likes sex and isn't afraid to ask for it. I cannot WAIT to see how things progress with Scarlet, Jaxson, Christian, Ethan, Junho, Michael, CeCe, Kendrick, and the others in future books!
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  • Amanda Cash
    January 1, 1970
    Great start to a new series!If you are a fan of Ms. Wilson's Starlight God's series with my favorite, Makoto, you are in for a treat. If you've not read the two books out in that series yet, what are you waiting for?!?! These world's tie together so you definitely don't want to miss out!Visionary Investigator is set on Earth, but really it's just one of the realms whose real name is Earthala. Scarlet is in her final year of Criminology and her final assignment. She believes she is just a special Great start to a new series!If you are a fan of Ms. Wilson's Starlight God's series with my favorite, Makoto, you are in for a treat. If you've not read the two books out in that series yet, what are you waiting for?!?! These world's tie together so you definitely don't want to miss out!Visionary Investigator is set on Earth, but really it's just one of the realms whose real name is Earthala. Scarlet is in her final year of Criminology and her final assignment. She believes she is just a special human with psychic abilities. She's sassy, confident and has the skills to back her claims of being an ACE in the field.She gets assigned to the most elite team at her dream organization for her final assignment. Jaxson, Christian, Junho, Michael and Ethan are hot, sexy and great at what they do. And the best part, they all want Scar, to share!Ms. Wilson did a great job of expanding on this world without detracting from the original set of stories. I can't wait to read the next book to find out what happens next!!!
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    I only got two other reads from this author but I knew that she's one of the authors who will always have my heart and support. She has a way of creating an amazing universe, definitely out of this world, wherein there are a lot of equally amazing characters. Yes, not only her settings buildup is amazing, she also has this knack of writing unique heroines. Scarlet is different than Makoto but it's like both of their cores are exactly the same. Even Cece Alexandra Rose is in a whole other league. I only got two other reads from this author but I knew that she's one of the authors who will always have my heart and support. She has a way of creating an amazing universe, definitely out of this world, wherein there are a lot of equally amazing characters. Yes, not only her settings buildup is amazing, she also has this knack of writing unique heroines. Scarlet is different than Makoto but it's like both of their cores are exactly the same. Even Cece Alexandra Rose is in a whole other league. The harem settings is kind of similar with the starlight gods series, too. There's a focus in a certain hero at a time. (in starlight, makoto's relationship with ryder is the focus first. here, jaxson is ryder.) I love the guys from Team Seven. Right now though, I find Ethan the most interesting. He's just so random and comic i can't help but imagine him as an anime character lmao.
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  • Debbie Ruby
    January 1, 1970
    OMG!! LOVE this new series!!So much packed into this book!! LOVE the characters - especially the MC and her bestie. I am reading Yumoyori's other series The Starlight Gods and I am fangirling over the crossover of the worlds as well as the characters! For her third book Yumoyori does it again! I am now a true fan - this book had me intrigued from the beginning - there are a lot of questions answered along the way but it leaves the series open for character development especially with the guys. # OMG!! LOVE this new series!!So much packed into this book!! LOVE the characters - especially the MC and her bestie. I am reading Yumoyori's other series The Starlight Gods and I am fangirling over the crossover of the worlds as well as the characters! For her third book Yumoyori does it again! I am now a true fan - this book had me intrigued from the beginning - there are a lot of questions answered along the way but it leaves the series open for character development especially with the guys. #whychoose I like how she develops the MC she is a strong female character but her abilities can sometimes leave her vulnerabile - her interactions with her bestie is a hoot and I love the relationship with her "uncle". Look forward to the next book out at the end of this month!!
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    A-freaking-may-zingI absolutely love this author. Every book I’ve read of hers is so unique it literally is like nothing I’ve read before (aside from her other books). Scarlett is kick-a** which who doesn’t love a girl who can take care of herself? She starts off thinking she’s a human with this curse until she meets five hunky guys from Paranormal Inc then her whole is ripped wide open. Not only does she find out she is not a human but also that she’s not even from Earthala. Oh and she’s being A-freaking-may-zingI absolutely love this author. Every book I’ve read of hers is so unique it literally is like nothing I’ve read before (aside from her other books). Scarlett is kick-a** which who doesn’t love a girl who can take care of herself? She starts off thinking she’s a human with this curse until she meets five hunky guys from Paranormal Inc then her whole is ripped wide open. Not only does she find out she is not a human but also that she’s not even from Earthala. Oh and she’s being hunted but the same d-bag who killed her mother. I don’t want to give away any spoilers because this book is definitely worth the read and I don’t think I could do it just anyways.
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