KLB Virtual Journey - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Dead, Undead or Somewhere in Between by JA Saare
I am, once again, THRILLED to be participating in another KLB Virtual Event! Thanks to the ladies of KLB for allowing me to be a part of this Virtual Journey!
One bad corpse can ruin your whole day. No one knows that better than Rhiannon Murphy. She’s left behind the flash and sass of Miami for the no-nonsense groove of New York City, eager for a clean slate and a fresh start. A bartender by trade, a loud mouth by choice, and a necromancer by chance; she’s managed to keep her nifty talent hidden from those around her – until now.
The deliciously good-looking vampire Disco knows her secret, and when he strolls into her bar to solicit help investigating the mysterious disappearances of his kind from the city, she discovers he’s not the kind of person that appreciates the significance of the word no.
But in a world where vampires peddle their blood as the latest and greatest drug of choice, it’s only a matter of time before the next big thing hits the market. Someone or something is killing vampires to steal their hearts, and unlike Rhiannon, this isn’t their first stroll around the undead block.
I've been interested in reading this book since I started hearing great buzz about it months ago on Twitter. However, anyone who reads this blog knows that I am a sucker for a hot blonde and anything that has to do with Sons of Anarchy. So, when my buddy Bells put a picture of Charlie Hunnam (Jax from Sons of Anarchy) on her blog and said that's who she saw in her mind as Disco....wellll....you KNOW I had to MAKE.IT.MY.BUSINESS. to become acquainted with this man!
Disco lived up to his billing! Hot, blonde, bad ass...everything I like in a hero! He and Rhiannon don't click right away because she also lives up to her billing; she's quite the prickly pear, our heroine. They have a slow burn type of relationship that builds up to some....well, I don't want to give too much away...but there's some hot steaminess, folks! Both are flawed and we learn about the darkness in their respective backgrounds as the story unfolds. I like the way they are able to help each other through the fallout of their tragic pasts.
The story begins in a strip club; my kinda story!! If you like your urban fantasy gritty and raw, this is your type of story. Bar fights, blood, knives, guns, vampires, necromancers, ghosts, demons...its got it all! Plenty of action and a very strong, kick ass heroine. Disco is the main man in this story but by no means is he the only man candy! There are a few other intriguing characters to obsess over, as well, with just enough of their stories revealed to make you wish for more. But even if the characters didn't leave you wanting for more; the ending surely will! No spoilers but I did NOT see that ending coming! I can't wait for the next book in the series! I love the concept and can't wait to see how it plays out!
Would you like a chance to meet Rhiannon and Disco and find out why the ending left me with my mouth hanging open in shock? Leave a comment on this review and I'll enter you in a drawing for a PDF copy of Dead, Undead or Somewhere in Between! It's the special edition re-release which includes an author's note, vignettes, and the first two chapters of the next book in the Rhiannon's Law series, The Renfield Syndrome. A winner will be chosen at random from comments posted before 11:59pm EST on 5/31/11.
Thanks for stopping by! Thanks again to KLB for the opportunity to review this book! Be sure to stop by all of the blogs on this virtual journey for additional reviews, interviews and chances to win. Next up will be Tawania at Wicked Readings by Tawania.