Battle Of The Network Zombies by Mark Henry
“In Seattle’s undead circles, Amanda Feral is one of the beautiful zombies. Of course, when you’re socializing with werewolves, devils, and rampaging yetis, there’s not that much competition. Still, Amanda has a stylish rep to maintain, which is getting tricky now that her tanking ad agency is obliterating her finances. The fastest way to make some cash: appear on a new reality show, American Minions, hosted by lecherous wood nymph Johnny Birch. Classy? Maybe not, but a girl’s gotta eat.
With zombie gal pal Wendy posing as her bitchy agent, Amanda settles in to “Minions Mansion,” crowded with 24-7 video cameras and undead fame whores. When Johnny is found incinerated in a locked room, Amanda decides to channel her inner Miss Marple (minus the fugly cardigans) and find out who’s responsible. Was it Hairy Sue, the white trash stripper yeti? Tanesha, the glamorous trannie werewolf? Angie, the Filipino vampire with a detachable head? Unveiling the culprit in a heart-stopping finale won’t just save the show from cancellation, it might just keep Amanda alive—or as close as a ghoul can get…”
The third book in this series brings us back into the seedy underside of supernatural Seattle starring the fabulously snarky, crass and gut-popping hilarious Amanda Feral. Amanda’s Ad agency is crashing and she’s in dire need of finances to support her need of the reapers repairs to her undead zombie body that’s rotting and doesn’t heal on it’s own. She also maintains a celebutante lifestyle, so she agrees to judge a reality tv show to make ends meet. In her usual outrageous form, she also takes on finding out who murdered the host, Johnny Birch, a wood nymph.
With Wendy, Gil, Mr Kim, Honey and Ethel by her side providing the usual side-splitting hijinks, Amanda takes on reality tv, solving a murder and a relationship with a sexy werewolf named Scott. Amanda shows some surprisingly redeeming qualities while providing her hysterically funny footnotes to the reader. A reality tv supernatural tv show guide is also provided and I loved it!
Mark Henry’s deliciously outrageous snarky writing is excellent and never fails to shock, amuse and entertain. I highly recommend this series to Urban Fantasy fans who love to be a bit… well ok, totally grossed out while laughing your head off. I also think a WARNING should be issued with these books it’s dangerous to consume any beverages while reading as snorting will occur, lol.
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Scions: Revelation by Patrice Michelle
(from back cover)
“Caine Grennard is a werewolf, living among humans and lacking purpose—until the night he meets a woman with an exotic, irresistible scent. A woman who might be his deadliest enemy.
When her aunt is kidnapped, Emma Gray swears she’ll do anything to get the older woman back. Even if it means trusting the mysterious—and sexy—stranger named Caine.
But more is at stake than one woman’s life: Emma’s past holds the last key to unlocking a prophecy Caine’s clan is depending on. The fates of both their clans rest on Caine and Emma trusting the impossible, electric connection between them, even in the midst of betrayal.… “
Book three in Patrice Michelle’s enticing Scions series concludes the prophecy in a rich, sensual and satisfying manner. I really enjoyed Caine and Emma’s journey, to finding each other and the parts they played in fulfilling the prophecy. Caine is pure alpha material: sexy, strong, passionate and stubborn. Emma is his perfect match and I loved every second of following these two through thick and thin!
Patrice Michelle has created a “world” that’s been a treat to escape into and I’m really hoping that she’ll write some more stories here. The first two books in the series, Scions: Resurrection and Scions: Insurrection are both awesome reads as well! My review of Scions: Insurrection can be read HERE, and my interview with Patrice Michelle can be read HERE. You can read these books as stand alone’s and you’ll have no problems following, as each is an incredible romance, but my personal recommendation is to read all three as you’ll get so much more from them. You can find out more about Patrice and the awesome books she’s written and what she’s working on at her BLOG.
( From Back Cover )
“Jaz Parks here.
My latest mission has taken me to the ancient Greek city of Patras; but instead of soaking up it’s splendor, I’m here to infiltrate a Vampire Trust.
Only two vamps have ever escaped the tightly bound communities and lived to tell the tale: Edward “The Raptor” Samos, the most reviled criminal mastermind in recent memory, and Vayl, the CIA’s number one assassin, who also happens to be my boss.
The Raptor is trying to take over Vayl’s former Trust. Unfortunately, the Trust’s new leader has her own plans.
This job is going to be the death of me.”
This is the fourth book of the series in which Jaz Parks and her boss Vayl, the CIA’s top assassin duo, come up against some serious supernatural bad-asses. This highly entertaining team of CIA operatives goes in kicking butt and takes you on a supernatural roller-coaster of high flying danger, excitement, anticipation and hair-raising events!
As usual, I couldn’t put the book down and I can’t wait for the next book, One More Bite, coming out on January 5th, 2009.
I really enjoyed the trip into some of Vayl’s past and just the character development in general. The plot, as always, is fast paced, scary and exhilarating. I absolutely love Ms. Rardin’s writing style, and her characterization of Jaz makes me laugh out loud. She’s just a total blast to read about. This is definitely one of my top picks of a series I would LOVE to see made into movies or TV series. ( Are you listening out there you TV and Movie execs? )
Black Magic Woman by Justin Gustainis
(From Back Cover)
“A Quincey Morris Supernatural Investigation
Supernatural investigator Quincey Morris and his partner, white witch Libby Chastain, are called in to help free a desperate family from a deadly curse that appears to date back to the Salem Witch Trials. To release the family from danger they must find the root of the curse, a black witch with a terrible grudge that holds the family in her power.
The pursuit takes them to the mysterious underworlds of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans and New York, stalking a prey that is determined to stay hidden. After surviving a series of terrifying attempts on their lives, the two find themselves drawn inexorably towards Salem itself – and the very heart of darkness.”
This story completely sucked me in and captivated me all the way through. I was completely immersed in the world that Mr. Gustainis has created here. Quincey Morris and Libby Chastain play off each other well and are great protagonists. The plot, pacing, danger, supernatural elements and story weaving are excellent!
If you’re a fan of X-Files or The Dresden Files, this book is reminiscent of that style of writing. I LOVED it and can hardly wait for the next book in this series, Evil Ways, which is due to be released December 30th, 2008 according to Amazon.ca.