Category: Urban Fantasy

Review:  The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes

Review: The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes

Posted March 2, 2015 by Lucy D in Audiobook, Book Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 1 Comment

I found boring Fred and his misfit friends to be delightful. This books is s series of five short stories and in each, Fred stands up for those he cares about but stays true to his modest and former life as a nerdy accountant. Like Dorothy on her way to Oz, Fred picks up new friends as he goes through each story and he evolves from a loner to a leader of misfits.

Review:  Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Review: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Posted February 24, 2015 by Lucy D in Book Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

Charles and Anna have been together three years and their relationship has grown and solidified. In Dead Heat, they visit an old friend of Charles which will address the problems associated with being a supernatural and loving someone who is human. Dead Heat will also bring about some changes to their relationship and I am looking forward to seeing how those will be addressed.

Review: The Grendel Affair by Lisa Shearin

Review: The Grendel Affair by Lisa Shearin

Posted February 11, 2015 by Lucy D in Book Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 1 Comment

This series is perfect for anyone who enjoyed Molly Harper’s Good Girl or Naked Werewolf series. The writing is lighthearted. The characters are funny. And there are so many little zings as tossed in everywhere it was hard to find a favorite scene. Not everyone likes their vampires and werewolves with a side of fun, but I certainly enjoyed it.

Audiobook Review:  Night Shift by N. Singh, I. Andrews, L. Shearin and M. Vane

Audiobook Review: Night Shift by N. Singh, I. Andrews, L. Shearin and M. Vane

We usually grab an anthology because if features an author or series that we are already familiar with.  I believe that the job of the other authors in an anthology to bring a story exciting enough to entice a reader to read more of their works. I have been disappointed in the past where the authors absolutely failed to entice me to check out their series, but not here. I chose this because I am a fan of Nalini Singh’s Psy-changeling series. After reading this I have picked up an audiobook of Ilona Andrew’s Kate Daniels series and I have already read the first book in the Lisa Shearin SPI Files and have started Book #2.

Audiobook Review:  First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

Audiobook Review: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

Posted January 13, 2015 by Lucy D in Book Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

I hesitated on this Urban Fantasy series since the main character, Charley Davidson, is a grim reaper. I had thoughts of a cloak and sickle and couldn’t imagine why everyone thought it was so entertaining. After about a dozen glowing recommendations, I downloaded an audible copy and have to agree with those reviews. Charley is snarky, witty and delightful.

Audiobook Review:  Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

Audiobook Review: Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

Posted January 13, 2015 by Lucy D in Audiobook, Book Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

The werewolves are now out to the humans. With the world watching anything that might show the danger of werewolves, any transgressions which might have been dealt with a rolled up newspaper, now require a death sentence. Killing wolves who break the rules is up the Charles, as his father’s enforcer, but killing wolves who normally would have been given a warning is wearing on Charles and his relationship with Anna is suffering for it.