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Poet At Large Reviews, Book, Glacial Eyes   Leave a comment

J.K. Walker delivers a humorous tale of a orphaned WereSnowLeopard in ‘Glacial Eyes’. Jasmine “Jazz” Bedeau lost her parents at 14 and was raised by her Godmother from that point, but what her Godmother never knew is that Jasmine’s mother was a Chinese WereSnowLeopard and her father was not a mere mortal either.  Now Jazz is a grown woman attending collage in Salt Lake City, Utah at the University of Utah. When she and her best friend attend a party in Little Cottonwood Canyon a male collage student slips something into Jazz’s drink and tries to have his way with her only to have it end in his own death as she transforms for the first time in her life. After this tragic event Jazz is put on trial by the Supernatural community for manslaughter and risking exposure. When they realize she does not even know what she is they put her on probation and then she has to face a serial killer who likes to take the teeth of Were creatures as trophies.

Being a Utah native I am familiar with many of the places named in the book. I had to read the book twice before I could post a review. It is a good story and hard to put down, but it does have a few tense and pronoun mix ups that show it was not proof read as much as it needed.  There is also a matter of having Jazz introduce Her roommate to a certain witch twice. I think the second time the author only intended to have Jazz hint to her roommate that the witch in question was into girls because the roommate dates both.

Though the characters are in Utah only one is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have no problem with that even though I am a Mormon myself. I do think that there is a little too much detail in the love scenes. I’m not a prude and have no problem with people kissing or cuddling or being naked but I don’t need descriptions of sexual intercourse or orgasm to enjoy a book. Aside from that I recommend that readers be at least familiar with ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ and the ‘Ghostbuster’ films from the 1980s if you want to understand the jokes.

From The Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

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Poet At Large Reviews, Book, Dan Shamble Zombie P.I. Hair Raising   Leave a comment

Kevin J. Anderson has done it again with the novel ‘Hair Raising’.  Dan Chambeaux of Chambeaux and Deyer has his work cut out for him when the world Horror convention comes to the Unnatural Quarter.  Recent novels written by ‘Penny Dreadful’ have turned the zombie into a celebrity, whether he like it or not.  A gang war between monthly werewolves and full time werewolves is getting out of hand.  Werewolves are being scalped, but is it really rival gang members doing the scalping.  Add to that a booming business in black market body parts for mad scientists and a crematory that is failing to cremate it’s clients before they manage to rise from the dead.  The Whole point of cremation in the era after the big Uneasy. Then toss in one Harpy with a bad luck problem and stir.

The book is filled with the wonderful humor and plot twists that make the Dan Shamble stories so wonderful to read.  The characters of the Unnatural quarter are now familiar to us but each story adds new levels to that world.  I do hope we will see more of Dan and his friends in the future.

From The Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

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