Friday, June 24, 2011

Review: Dead Undead or Somewhere in Between by J.A. Saare

Dead Undead or Somewhere in Between
by: J.A. Saare
$4.99 ebook
$12.95 trade paperback
Mundania Press
Paranormal Fantasy / vampires
Released: May 2011

Rhiannon Murphy works as a bartender in a strip club. Sometimes her job entails helping the bouncers out with backup. She’s always on the look out for trouble. She is also a necromancer meaning that she sees ghosts, but unlike other necromancers she doesn’t just see human ghosts she also sees vampire ghosts or the twice dead, which is rare. She tries to keep her talents hidden.

Enter Disco a sexy vampire who is also a powerful head of a local vampire house and he asks for her help in finding out what is happening to all of the vampires that are disappearing. Rhiannon wants nothing to do with vampires, but Disco is persistent and won’t take no for answer.

Rhiannon also knows very little about her hidden talent, especially since she has always tried to ignore it. She gets help from Ethan or Goose as she refers to him. Goose is human but under Disco’s protection and a member of his house. Goose is an experienced necromancer but he isn’t able to see the twice dead. Soon word spreads that Rhiannon is able to do this and she becomes a hot commodity. Disco offers her protection but she would have to become marked and she is reluctant to do that. She has trust issues and is not so sure about trusting a vampire. Can she trust Disco?

It is soon discovered that even though it is tough to kill a vampire they are meeting some very gruesome ends. Time is running out and they must discover who is killing the vampires. Will they find out in time? Will they be able to stop it?

I have to say that I loved this book. Rhiannon is a kick ass heroine. She’s a smart ass, she’s tough and can hold her own in a fight. Ah, a girl after my own heart. I love kick ass heroines and Rhiannon Murphy is certainly that. She had a rough life growing up so she has trust issues but she is independent and smart. She also had me laughing in several places which is also good. She does have a softer side as well, that Disco is eventually able to bring out in her.

I also love Disco. He’s a vampire, he’s hot, he’s powerful and he’s a gentleman. Disco is quite the opposite from Rhiannon which makes it more interesting. Even the secondary characters in the book are well written.
If you like strong, smart mouthed heroines you will enjoy this book and I do highly recommend it. Although, I do need to warn that the ending is a cliff hanger with an unusual twist. I am certainly looking forward to the next book in this series.

Angie gives this book a


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