Random Psychic (A Shade of Mind, #1) by D. N. Leo


The author sent me a copy of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  4  of  5  stars


Technologically incompetent Madeline has to use her random psychic ability to track down a secret identity of an avatar from the most advanced game technology on Earth, or her best friend will be killed. During the process, she falls for Ciaran, a man who possesses more dangerous secrets than the kidnapping ordeal she has already tangled herself in.

This is the first installment in an urban fantasy thriller series, filled with paranormal romance and science fiction twists and turns!

Genre(s):  Urban Fantasy Thriller, Paranormal Romance

Series:  A Shade of Mind Series, #1

Length:  172 pages (estimated)

Release date:  2015-04-21


Jo was like her sister. They had grown up together, but they might not grow old together.

Madeline kept staring at the bus. It was real. It was enormous. And her psychic ability didn’t seem to help at all – if she didn’t have such ability.

My Opinion

Random Psychic introduces you to Madeline Roux. Anxious to save her friend Jo, doubting her psychic ability she is on the lookout for a certain avatar. Her adventure is a fun mix of urban fantasy, thriller and paranormal romance; the book has a pleasant flow. The genres are well balanced.

With Random Psychic, D. N. Leo has created an entertaining first instalment of a new series (A Shade of Mind), the characters aren’t described in too much detail, despite that you can easily imagine them; they have virtues and flaws, are quite believable. D. N. Leo takes us on a journey, pretty close to Madeline. I was drawn into the story, an invisible observer, cheering her on, shaking my head, chuckling, etc. Random Psychic is a good read for urban fantasy suspense fans, appreciating a touch of paranormal romance.

This is a very pleasant read, the promising start of a new series.

In brief:

Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady (a tendency to Fast)
Characters Developed

About the author

D.N. Leo is an Australian author. She writes science fiction, suspense, mystery, crime and romance, often with a psychic and paranormal twist. She tells stories about love and relationship. She lives to love, and she would like to give her readers opportunities to do the same.

She started writing at a very young age, and has won multiple awards for creative writing and film critique. She is a film writer and director and recently crossed to the novel medium to reach new audiences. She is in the process of converting some of her original screenplays into novels.

Connect with the Author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Random Psychic?  Or – as you presumably did not yet read Random Psychic  – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Random Psychic was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂


2 thoughts on “Random Psychic (A Shade of Mind, #1) by D. N. Leo

  1. Sounds good. Will I read it? Depends on how far into “fantasy” the book goes. If it’s only labeled fantasy for the psychic abilities then yes, I’d give it a go.

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