J is for Judicious

Posted April 11, 2015 in A-Z Challenge / Leave a comment!


Judicious (Clairvoyant)

[joo-dishuh s]


1. having, exercising, or characterized by good or discriminating judgment; wise, sensible, or well-advised:


1590-1600; Latin, Italian, French

fortune teller

Featured Judicious:

Eleri from Under Dark Skies

I’m kind of pushing it with today’s word. It’s much harder to think of paranormal creatures starting with every letter than you think. But the thesaurus told me this was another word for clairvoyant! I’m going with it.

Eleri was a really fun character to read about. She didn’t really clue in that she had dreams that came true. It was pretty cool learning about her abilities while she was learning about them. There was a lot of guessing but it all made sense in the end. I also really loved her sense of humour. She had these little sarcastic bits that made me fall in love with her almost immediately. She’s also crazy smart and excellent at her job which was really great because she could easily keep up with all the higher ups. She was given lots of responsibility and she took it and ran with it. No complaining or whining.

under dark skies

Summary: In NightShade nothing is as it seems . . .

Eleri Eames didn’t think she’d ever be allowed to work for the FBI again, so the special FBI division of NightShade seems like an amazing opportunity. But all too soon, her chance to start over starts to disturb her.

When the FBI offers Donovan a chance to leave his job as a medical examiner and try his hand at something new, he takes a chance on the NightShade division. Somehow, he has to try to escape from his shadows, but can he trust Eleri with the truth?

Thrown together on their first case, Eleri and Donovan must deal with a charismatic cult leader and his true-believers. The cult is mixed up with several decade-old kidnapping cases and the missing daughter of a prominent FBI Agent. As Eleri and Donovan dig deeper, they discover that NightShade’s mysteries aren’t coincidence.

Their secrets will save them . . . or destroy them.

Seriously though. Pick up this book and read it. What character would you pick for today’s category?


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6 responses to “J is for Judicious

  1. Not a clue on the character but the book sounds amazing, picked up a great word on another blog for J which I keep rolling around my tongue Jambo means Hello across many African countries and is a kind of universal greeting.

  2. At least if you’re “pushing it” with today’s word, it still makes sense. And isn’t that what writers do – play with words? Push them to their breaking point and see if they’ll snap back? 🙂

      • A theme can really box you into a corner! I’ve been surprised at how hard it was to come up with bucket list items starting with fairly well-used letters of the alphabet. Some letters have whole lists of items I could use – others, not so much. G was hard! G!

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