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