Dead, Undead or Somewhere Inbetween by JA Saare (Rhiannon’s Law #1) and GIVEAWAY

Available: Now Amazon

Type: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Mundania Press

My Copy: I bought 1 and had new updated version sent to me

One bad corpse can ruin your whole day.

No one knows that better than Rhiannon Murphy.

She 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 managed to keep her nifty talent hidden from those around her—until now.

The deliciously good-looking vampire, Disco, knows her secret. When he strolls into her bar to solicit help investigating the mysterious disappearances of his kind from the city, Rhiannon 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.


First off I should make it clear that I am writing this on a weekend. Having said that I have had a few drinks. I apologize in advance to poor  JA Saare. However the first time I tried to write this review I kept getting side tracked by Yosemite Sam talk on Twitter. Don’t ask, long story. I will say @JulieALindsey was fully at fault. So I put off writing the review till today. But it was a long day and the Blue Moon beer was calling my name…literally…”NIKKIIIIIIII” Yeah like that. I’ve only had one….ok two…so this review should be fairly coherent. Honestly though there is only one part I want to really discuss..but we will get there.

JA has created an awesome world, both dark and alluringly sexy. I wasn’t sure at first as Rhiannon is a bit rough around the edges. She grew on me, which is great because I hate hating the main character in a book. When you get half way through a book and you want to punch the main female in the face, it doesn’t bode well. I did not have those problems with this book. Rhiannon, though rough around the edges did have a good heart, she just didn’t know how to unlock it. The girl had MASSIVE baggage. She can see dead people..see me channeling my inner Haley Joel Osmont creepy whisper. She can talk and interact them as well. Awesome parlor trick, let me tell you. I’d be friends with that girl right quick.

So anyway, Rhiannon can talk to dead people, but she doesn’t like to. She tries her best to ignore all of them even though they seek her out. Until Disco, the incredibly sexy Adonis God look alike vampire with a chip on his shoulder approaches her asking..err demanding her help. Vampires are disappearing at a rapid rate and Rhiannon is the only Necromancer around that can see the twice dead. Working for Disco is a definite change from bartending at the boobie bar and Rhiannon, knowing she really has no choice, agrees to help him.

The section of the book I really want to talk about is the sex scene. Let me prepare you…what I am going to say is a bit graphic. Shoot as I was reading it I got on twitter and asked my girl @bellie7 if I was reading it correctly. Rhiannon and Disco get down and dirty. A variety of ways actually. Rhiannon is as pure as her attitude is not. So as expected after their (I can’t really say coupling as that’s to nice) animalistic venture into the world of sex with a vamp…there is blood…between her legs. I though eww kinda gross, but hey, the first time out of the ballpark that happens. No big. Then Disco says, and I’m paraphrasing here, that’s me, we ejaculate blood. Uh come again JA? What the what? Really? At this point in the book my jaw unhinged and I just sat there a minute taking that little tidbit in. You know, I’m not squeamish per say, but uhhhhh eww LOL.  That sex better be SMOKIN for me to endure a bloody vagina (I blame @kuuipo_228 for the use of the word vagina, I wanted vajayjay) every time. Then I got over it and kept reading. Kudus to JA for adding something into a book I had never ever in a million years thought about. On a quick side note they also sweat blood…so I wouldn’t go jogging with any of them if I were you.

There were a few parts that dragged for me. I think it was because I was stuck on Disco and so any part of the book, though important to the story line as they were, that didn’t involve him left me impatiently waiting for his return. There is a ton of lore to get across to the readers and those were the time I thought it dragged.  Not to say the secondary characters weren’t good, they were. Just at times I wanted something to happen and nothing did.

All in all the book was fab. I enjoyed it, even the quirky aspects I had never thought about. The second book, The Renfield Project will be available this summer. Dead, Undead or Somewhere In Between is a great addition to the paranormal romance realm. Sexy, action packed and mysterious with just about enough sexual tension to bring you to your breaking point. Disco is yummy. I want him. Nuff said.

I give Dead, Undead or Somewhere In Between 4 stars!


Thanks to the awesome ladies at KLB Events and JA Saare I have a e-copy of the book to give away! This is open to anyone, anywhere 🙂 All you have to do is leave me a way to track you down and answer this question:

*If you could see dead people, would you interact with them or try to ignore them?*

Thanks everyone and good luck! Winner announced 6/2


  1. If I could see dead people I would probably freak out like a crazy person at first…especially after realizing that they were dead. Once I got over the initial freak-out though I’d like to think that I’d talk to them…get to know their stories of who they are and where they come from. I think it’d be an interesting experience.

  2. LOL, okay, I loved the review, blue moon only makes reviews better, in my oh so humble opinion…not like I should talk, me and the wine are BFF’s….anyhow, I have not read this book yet, it looks like a pretty good read.
    I would totally interact with/ talk to dead people, supernatural stuff doesn’t phase me..
    anyhow, my email addy is: booksavvybabe AT gmail DOT com
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  3. Wow! Blood? Hmmm…..I’ve been very curious about this book. I love the peeps at KLB so if they’re pimping it, I’m checking it out!

    Great review….I like it with a few drinks in ya. Some reviewers tend to get too long winded and bore me to tears!

  4. Forgot to answer the question!!! I definitely would want to interact, especially if I were bored or alone. It would be interesting to hear what the have to say.

    Posted above. Please combine…..not trying to enter twice. Sorry.

  5. Initially, I think it would be fascinating to interact with ghosts. I can see it growing old if they become too numerous or constantly ask for things to be done for them.

  6. If I could see dead people I think I’d ignore the fact. It would kind of creep me out. My life would be taken up with helping them and I wouldn’t really want that but couldn’t stop myself from helping them either.


  7. I think I would be too scared at first to interact with dead people, but I’m sure eventually I would get over it as my curiosity would likely win out. Plus how would you be able to ignore something like that? They’re dead but that doesn’t mean we should ignore them:)

    Great review Nikki!

  8. Awesome review Nikki… hmmm if I was able to see dead people I would embrace the ability as creepy as it would be rather than fight it and drive myself crazy.

  9. I would interact with them, but only when no one else was around.

  10. I think I would definitely freak out at first, but I am curious enough to want to find out what they might want.

    Hearing great things about this story and would love a chance to read it.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  11. Thanks Nikki for the great review and another new author to add to my list.. Lets see if I saw dead people.. I am not sure if I would want to hang with them or not. I guess it would depend on who it was……. But hey never say never right…

    Kelly M

  12. I can’t wait to read this book! If I could see dead people, I’d probably try to ignore it at first, thinking I was losing my mind. But that kind of thing is pretty hard to ignore lol. I think after I accepted it, I’d give in and try to interact.

    drakeLa90 at aol dot com

  13. I would love to read this book and thank you so much for post and the opportunity to win the giveaway. If I could see dead people – heck yea I would talk to them – everyone has a story to tell. Of course my husband always says I talk to anyone who will listen and even when they don’t LOL.

  14. I’ve seen dead people before and I freaked. So if I saw some again I would freak out again. It’s funny I love ghost stories and going to haunted places, I just can’t stand freaky stuff happening to me.

    This book looks really good and I would love to read it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  15. I think it would depend…if the dead person was grosly mishapen I think I would want to ignore them but if they were some long lost realitive I would want to talk to them.


  16. I have seen a ghost once, and it completely freaked me out. If I could see them on a regular basis I’d pretend I couldn’t and avoid old buildings and cemetaries like the plague.
    Loved the review, the book looks great.

  17. Decided to follow this cool tour 😀

    Hm, what would I do? perhaps ask them why they are ghosts and if everyone who dies becomes one.

    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

  18. HM … that’s a tough question: I think I would try and interact, and if it got too weird or too scary, I would runaway. Great review – this looks like a book I will definitely enjoy! Thanks so much! 🙂

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