Tuesday, May 31, 2011

KLB Virtual Book Tour: Dead, Undead and Somewhere In Between by J.A. Saare

Title: Dead, Undead and Somewhere In Between 
Author: J.A. Saare
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Series: Rhiannon's Law #1 
Publisher: Mundania Press 
Number of Pages: 225


  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. (from goodreads.com)

This was my second time reading this book, and if possible I loved it even more this time around. My first review is here and I think I must have been still stunned by the ending when I wrote it.  This book is just all kinds of awesome. There is nothing better then reading a book for a second time and still being unable to put it down. Even though I knew how it ended, I was still surprised and wanted to shake some sense into Rhiannon for not thinking things through more clearly. This review is apart of the KBL Virtual Book tour for Dead, Undead and Somewhere In Between by J.A. Saare.

For those of you who are not familiar with this book, Rhiannon can see dead people...and she has the unique ability to see the twice dead, which makes her ability very rare and much sought after.  Due to this ability, she's hired by a casual acquaintance,  Disco to investigate what happened to some vampires that have gone missing, and are presumed dead. Rhiannon doesn't really want to help the vampires out, mainly because she doesn't like them and they scare the crap out of her. However, when she finds out her one of the few vampires that she likes, Cash is one of the ones who has gone missing she reluctantly agrees to help Disco out.

She is not alone in working in finding the missing vampires. There is Ethan, nicknamed Goose because he was drinking Grey Goose when Rhiannon met him and he can also see the dead, but can't see the twice dead like Rhiannon can. He helps her out with learning more about her abilities and also tries to help her with working out her trust issues. I loved how they become friends because they are just so different from one another.

Disco (in case you are wondering, it's not his real name, just a nickname) is also there to help Rhiannon out, and I have to admit I loved the chemistry and banter between the two. Disco is probably one of my favorite vampires of all time-he just leaves all others in the dust.  He's a bit arrogant and pushes Rhiannon to do the right thing, but he's not jerkish like a lot of alphas tend to be. He is the head of his family-which consists of Paine, Adrian, Nala and a couple of others who don't play a huge part in the story. I really liked  how while his family eventually came to terms with having Rhiannon help  them out, they didn't all like it or her.. So often  in Paranormal Romances and Urban Fantasy books everyone just gets along way to easily for my liking.   

It's hard to put into words what make this book great. I think it's a combination of the mystery, great characters and fabulous chemistry between Rhiannon and Disco.   Dead, Undead and Somewhere In between is a must read for fans of Urban Fantasy.  This book has been re-released, and includes two chapters of the next book in the series, The Renfield Syndrome which is being published in August. I so can't wait for it. :)  This book is just a unforgettable read and the ending will leave you breathless. I feel like this review was one big long train of thought-but it was hard trying to fit everything in without giving anything away. :)

*This is the book where my Rhiannon Kick Ass Heroine Meter got its name from* 

Curran Crush Meter: High 
Martini Sigh Meter: High 
Barrons Hero Hotness Meter: High 
Rhiannon Kick Ass Meter:  Well, super high, obviously. :) 
Ethan/Merit Sizzle Meter: High 
Finn Sidekick Meter: High  (I have to say, I'd love for each member of Disco's family to get their own story.)