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  • The Vampire's Gallery on July 08, 2013
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    I give this book 3 1/2 stars. Maria hasn't had sex in five years, so she turns to an Internet dating site for the sole purpose of finding someone to end her dry spell. Unfortunately for Maria, she hooks up with Jamie, a vampire who always kills his prey. Maria decides she not dying without getting one last roll in the hay; her composure and drive to get what she wants in the face of imminent death impressed Jaimie enough that he turned her instead of killing her. Lots of graphic sex ensues. The story does a nice job of introducing life in a vampire community, and the jealousies present when a new vampire is brought into an established group. There is also plenty of heat between Maria and Jamie. Maria adapts to being a vampire incredibly quickly, however, and doesn't seem to mourn the loss of her mortal life at all. The story also ands very abruptly, with a lot of loose strings hanging. It basically felt like a set up for more stories to come. That said, I want to know what happens to the main characters. Who is threatening Maria? How will she keep her newfound vampirism from her family? Are the vampires really the (relatively) happy group they seem to be? I assume this is just the beginning of a new series. If not, then it was a pretty unsatisfying ending. Book received for with request for an honest review.
  • A Drizzle of Zombies on July 08, 2013
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    I couldn't resist this book just based on the title -- how much trouble could just a drizzle of zombies cause? Well, what starts as a single human turned zombie ends in a zombie deluge. Before you can say, "BRAAAAINS!!!," the town is being overrun. The dire situation results in our hero, Captain Rescue, and the villain, Dr. Malevolent, joining forces to find a way to save mankind. They are joined by a macho cop married to his gun, a goon in a bunny suit, and a zombie who can still think for himself (mostly). Throw in some yetis, dolphins, a pink dinosaur, and a minotaur on a pogo stick and how could that be anything other than tons of fun? This book made me laugh from the front cover to the about the author notes. The hero is a bumbling idiot, but his heart is in the right place and he even manages to do a little good sometimes. The villain actually starts to enjoy the idea of saving the world, even if she does have to keep rescuing Captain Rescue. And the zombie is just happy no one has killed him yet. Joshua Price takes us on a funny, wild adventure that is really entertaining. If you're tired of the heavy drama of your standard paranormal novel and are in need of some laughs, I highly recommend giving Price a try. This book was received free as an author giveaway on LibraryThing.
  • Curran: Volume I on July 08, 2013
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    I love everything in the world of Kate Daniels, and this is no exception. It gives Curran's point of view for a number of scenes in the Kate Daniels books. It's a lot of fun reading another interpretation, and in some cases added context, for these scenes. My only complaint is that I want more!!