Wednesday, April 01, 2020

A New Series I Came Across About Zombies!

I don't always enjoy Zombie stories but this one had a dog as one of the main characters so of course I had to get it. He's a tracking dog that is trained to track zombies animated by wasps - like those wasps that zombiefy cockroaches. I read book one, enjoyed it so much. Then I found a short story about Zombie Dog on Bookfunnel which I devoured. I got book 2 and read it in one day it was so good! I want to read book 3 and will do so as soon as I can spare the cash for it. So what is this series? It's Doug Goodman's Zombie Dog. Here's the info for books 1 & 2.

Cadaver Dog (Zombie Dog #1) by Doug Goodman 4*
BLURB: Ever since the dead began to walk, there has been a need for tracking and capturing them. The city of Jack Calf, Colorado believes Angie Graves, a search and rescue volunteer and human remains dog handler, may be the answer. Angie is not so sure. She needs a different dog for this line of work, and the only one available is a dog named Murder who she rescued off the highway.
Murder is not a hero dog. He is missing a toe and part of his ear, and his hair is mottled from scarring. He is slow to trust, has a mischievous mind, and obsesses over his chicken toy. But if he and Angie can learn to work together, they may be the best answer to the zombie plague.

Dead Dog (Zombie Dog #2) by Doug Goodman 4*
BLURB: A dog is found dead along a hiking trail in the secluded canyons of Big Bend National Park. One lone Parks Ranger believes there is more to this discovery than a stray dog dying in the desert, for this is a world where the dead hunt the living. To prove he is right, he needs the help of the leading expert in finding the undead and her zombie-tracking dog, Murder.

Audiobook Review of Jared by Leone Windwalker & Randi Johnson

Jared (Urban Wolves, Book 1) written by Leona Windwalker & narrated by Randi Johnson 3*
BLURB: Jared just wanted to celebrate his birthday and make new friends, but he quickly finds that clubbing can be dangerous. In fact, the whole world is a different place than he thought it was.
Werewolves, vampires, and faeries turn out to be all too real. Front and center of it is Steven Chang - alpha heir and all-round good guy. He says Jared's his mate. It's all a bit much for Jared to process, but maybe it'll all be okay as Steve says he's willing to date first. For a while, anyway.
Jared just hopes it's long enough to wrap his head around it all, hopefully without getting disappeared by the mysterious men in suits or anything weirder happening.

My Review: “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.” I gave this a three purely for the fact that it was an unusual take on the normal paranormal genre. The way the human MC took to being introduced to the hidden world of supernatural creatures such as shifters and vampires was well thought out and portrayed. The way the shifters teased him about the stuff he doesn't yet know was done in a kind way and came across that way. In fact the story was mostly good. The constant jumping into what felt like someone else's story every couple of chapters did detract from my enjoyment, as did the narrators style. He had this weird way of saying words in such a way they made no sense to me. For example Faerie was said as Fare Ree where as I tend to hear and say it as Fare ee. There were a lot more like this that really made it difficult to stay in the story. If the narrator had done a better job I think it might have got a higher rating.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Reviewing The Devil's Heel by Keta Diablo

The Devil's Heel by Keta Diablo 3*
BLURB: Five years ago Drew Hibbard dismissed Rogan Brockport from his life. Now, they meet again at the Governor's Ball and Rogan will know the reason for the abrupt, unexplained cut. After Rogan saves Drew's life during a pirate raid, he kidnaps him and the perfect opportunity to extract answers from Drew is finally at hand.
My Review: I receive a copy in exchange for an honest review. So we have Pirates, we have action, we have misunderstandings, we have love, What we don't have is a long enough story. I really felt that this was a little too rushed with all the main points only mentioned in passing. I also wanted a little more of the backstory of both main characters from before the misunderstanding. Don't get me wrong that backstory is there in the book, but I'm greedy and wanted to see more loving between them from before the revenge etc. Overall it was a good book and is worth reading.