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Killing Rocks (The Bloodhound Files #3)

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FBI profiler Jace Valchek’s ticket home from the twisted parallel universe where she’s been called to duty hinges on the capture of serial killer Aristotle Stoker—and an alliance with a sorcerer known as Asher. The problem: Asher has joined forces with some of the most dangerous creatures Jace has ever encountered. The solution: There is none, without Asher’s help…

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ebook, 308 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published December 17th 2010)
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Erica
Dear MR Barant,

I understand you are a tv writer. And your novels definitely read like scripts. Good scripts. Fun scripts. I hope you sell the tv rights and they become a series. Soon. With a big budget.

Before I realized that you wrote for tv, I thought, as of the second novel, that each novel would be an exploration of a different literary genre, first comic books, then myths and legends, and I wondered what would come next- poetry, perhaps, or texts? Then i realized each book should be seen as
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Mangrovejane
Another great D D Barant Book. I found this one a little darker than the others. A lot of the battle being waged was one within the main character, Jace's mind, and as a criminal psychologist he certainly has some dark moments tucked away in the recesses.

More than anything I enjoy Jace's never give up attitude. Just when you think everything is lost, she pulls reserves up from somewhere inside herself, strengthens her resolve to do what is right, never waits for someone to come and save her and
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Kerstin
4.5 Stars

So far this is my favourite instalment of the series. The book is fast paced, action packed and Jace is still the same snarky and sarcastic heroine I came to love. She's still after Stoker and Ahaseurus who seem to have formed an alliance with Silver Blue, an arms dealer and The Mantle, a golem rights group. Jace is heading out to Vegas to capture them, when all hell breaks loose yet again. Throughout the book she has to make some hard decisions, not only about her partner, but also how
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Kiki
3rd in a series

I think the names of the books in this series is one of the best things about it. There is a hint into the plot within two words that also imply something positive about death. Its really fun. I'm kind of sad that the fourth book won't follow this trend, because honestly, its one of the reasons I read this series. I just love seeing how cleverly each book has been named. Oh, well.

Ok, I really enjoyed parts of this book and I really hated parts of this book. This seems to be my tr
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Alice
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Favorite Quote: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Except for tattoos and STDs.”

Jace is back and ready for anything in the 3rd installment of the Bloodhound Files series. Cassius informs Jace at the end of Dying Bites that the sorcerer who was responsible for bringing her to this alternate world has been sighted and if she can find him and capture Stoker-she can go home. Magic words to Jace’s ears. But she should know by now that
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Stacy
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If you enjoy a book full of Action, Were's, Vampires, Golem's and other supernatural beings you will love the Bloodhound Files. Jace was stolen from her world to an alternate world where Humans only make up 1% of the population. D.D. Barants world building is awesome, I can picture everything she explains with no problems at all. I seriously have no idea what else Jace could go through but I cant wait for D.D. Barant to tell me. In KILLING ROCK
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April
KILLING ROCKS by DD Barant is an interesting urban fantasy. It is the third in the "The Bloodhound Files",Book One "Dying Bites and Book Two,"Death Blows".Although,
not necessary to read the first two,would help with the characters.This is my first read by this author. It has vampires,werewolves,golem's,supernatural beings,conflict,sorcerers,and alternate universe. This is a tense story with complex characters and storylines.If you enjoy a tense,fast paced, action packed urban fantasy with altern
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Kipi
Once again, I liked this. A bit info-dumpy, but entertaining. Some facts/events left me, again, wondering why/how, but it didn't bother me much.

I seem to have mixed feelings about these books and I guess I know why. Jace reminds me of what Shitblake could've been (coffee-drinking, gun-using, sarcasm-loving badass without the shitty qualities [misogyny, slut-shaming, double standards, bitchiness, neediness and rapeyness to mention couple] Blake has), so I guess that ups my reviews to some extent
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Cheryl
Killing Rocks by DD Barant is the third book in The Bloodhound Files, and this is where it all comes together -- it has a fast-paced plot, snappy dialogue, relationships being tested, and great action. Killing Rocks has everything you could ask for and (in my opinion), the best book in the series. If you are not familiar with the series, it is a good, fun, urban fantasy with a twist: monsters (such as vampires, werewolves, and golems) exist in alternative worlds, and the heroine, Jace, is pulled ...more
Brett
This series gets better with each novel. I read the second and third in two days and now have to wait FOREVER (Oct.) for the next!
What's not to like here? Multi-dimensional travel and kidnapping, comic books as a form of magic, Golems, Vamps and Weres of all kinds, not to mention serial killers and a touch of Cthulhu.
Wonderful!
Kay
I enjoyed it although I am clearly annoyed by the ending. This is starting to go the way of another series, which I won't name, that is ticking me off with all the backstabbing, information withholding and senseless deaths. I mean really, give the girl a break. Or least let her get laid.
Schnaucl
I really liked this story. As much as I enjoy the supporting cast from the previous books it was nice to Jace more independent and I really liked the new Astonisher character. It was nice to see Tair again. I'm beginning to think he has something of a crush.
Mistress   ~ ♠ Mistral's Kiss ♠ ~ (Mist)
Tons of complexity, perhaps too much at times. Still a fascinating ride though. The characters really drive this series for me, I enjoy the heck out of the lot of them ( even the bad guys)
Yodamom
3.1-This edition to the series just made me left me so confused. Major characters just did not show enough and when they did there was no explanations. The new character that was there too much in my opinion,was there for ?? I didn't get her part nor like her at all.
Jace the answer to this worlds woes finds herself jumping to another alternate universe, while it's invading on another ?* it's confusing, i don't think i ever really got it. So, there is this nasty man, the same one Jace needs to
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Sherri
Killing Rocks (The Bloodhound Files, #3) by D.D. Barant
Finished: 5/4/11

★★½

Killing Rocks is the third novel in The Bloodhound Files. This book thrusts FBI profiler Jace Valchek into the middle of interspecies war and another dimension, while tracking down a serial killer and trying to locate a powerful sorcerer that could send her home.

Sound like a like going on? Well, not so much. I found the pacing of this book fragmented. It kept jumping from dimensions and in and out of myth portals and the story never flowed for me. I especially was disappoint
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Sarah (saz101)
"[What happens in Vegas, stays in vegas]... except for tatoos and STD's."

I enjoyed Killing Rocks, but it felt a little off.

Jace Valchek has always been shoot first, questions later; running headlong into one disaster after another. She's ballsy, tough, and flawed. One of her faults is trying to do everything herself, and maybe being a (more than a little) bit reckless. In Killing Rocks, it feels like she's just following new character Azura (Avatar! Azula! Azula!) around and uncharacteristically
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Karyogini
I got sidetracked with this one. Not the book's fault, RL just creeps up to you and you have no choice but to face it. :P

Anyway, DD Brant is one snarky witty writer and maybe has some anger management issues. :) Well maybe not true on the later part. :) It was really fun reading the book. At times when it gets apocalyptic she drop in a silly imagery to lighten the mood instantly.

There might be hints of spoilers................













As for the story... hum... I liked the 1st and 2nd book alot. This thi
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Jed Moulton
Jace has only one real goal, capture Aristotle Stroker, the leader of the Free Human Resistance. Jace however is not sure how she feels about hunting Stroker. See he might be a bastard, a killer, a little bit crazy, ok a lot crazy; and his organization may make al-Qaeda seem warm and fuzzy but they are also human. The same as Jace and humans are an endangered species on this world. Conflicted about hunting him or not that is the one and only condition of her Employment with the NSA and getting t ...more
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Finally got my copy of D D Barant's Killing Rocks and managed to squeeze it in this week in between my ARC readings. And it wasn't too bad.
My only problem is the timespan between releases. It's getting to be too long, for I read too many other books during that time and I have a hard time trying to remember the details of the last book, so I talk a little while to piece this and that together. It's nothing wrong on the author's part, it just is what it is.

Basically Jace is still on her mission t
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Darcy
This is an odd series for me to read and sometimes I wonder why I keep reading it. To date every book has only rated 2 stars for me. I find when I read them my mind wanders and I can't read too much at a time.

But with all that being said there are aspects that I really like about this story. The main one being Charlie, which is slightly odd as he is one of the secondary characters. For some reason Charlie always makes me laugh. I love how Jace gives him a hard time about being able to fix him wi
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Tracy
An ancient and powerful shaman sorcerer named Ahaseurus yanked FBI criminal profiler Jace Valchek out of her dimension at the behest of the NSA in his own. They needed her to track and catch a human psychopath and terrorist named Aristotle Stoker. Her efforts, while...enthusiastic...haven't been all that productive, so she's still stranded in a world in which human beings make up a measly 1% of the population and are horribly outnumbered by vampires (pires), lycanthropes (thropes), and golems (l ...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Plot Summary: FBI profiler Jace Valchek's only ticket home from the twisted parallel universe where she's been called to duty hinges on the capture of serial killer Aristotle Stoker and an alliance with a sorcerer known as Asher (Ahaseurus). The problem: Asher has joined forces with some of the most dangerous creatures Jace has ever encountered including Stoker, Tom Omicon (founder of the Mantle (Golems), and Silver Blue an arms dealer looking to make a profit from the elimination of the pires a ...more
Anita
I loved the first book in this series, so I've been giving the rest a generous chance. This book was good enough, but sometimes got on my nerves. I don't like the cavalier way the author handles time travel. I also sometimes feel that the multiverse aspect is overdone. And the heroine Jace is sarcastic too often - her character is not written with much emotional depth. Aside from that, the world the author created is very interesting. I love the details about all the paranormal creatures. This b ...more
Amyiw
Wow... this was like 3 plots thrown together and they didn't mesh quite right. I barely know what this story was about other than stopping the bad mage from altering the timeline, or was it, killing off another dimension, or was it screw with Jace's alternate persons, or... was it the human that wanted to move humans to the top of the food chain, or again screw with reality, or was it lem's rights and non-rights, hmm. I'm left stupified.

Still... something made me like it, not love it, but like t
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Cindy
Wow...D.D. Barant blasts us from one reality to another in this amazing addition to the "Bloodhound" files. When Jace Valchek finally has a chance to capture Aristotle Stoker, she and a group of Vampires, Thropes, and Golems arrive in Las Vegas to capture and take down Most Wanted's notorious trouble maker. Best laid plans often fall apart, and this is no exception. Jace is kidnapped and finds friends where enemies dwell and enemies where friends are supposed to be. Friends are not doing what th ...more
Khalia Hades
If you enjoy a book full of Action, Were's, Vampires, Golem's and other supernatural beings you will love the Bloodhound Files. Jace was stolen from her world to an alternate world where Humans only make up 1% of the population. D.D. Barants world building is awesome, I can picture everything she explains with no problems at all. I seriously have no idea what else Jace could go through but I cant wait for D.D. Barant to tell me. In KILLING ROCKS Jace is separated from those she is close to and h ...more
Jen
I think this book was a little harder to understand. I think it was out of my imagination. Lots of other world's where magic, zombies, time travel exists. I really like Jace. I think she's bad ass, sarcastic and funny. I just don't really understand the reason for all the bad guys and multiple world's. But I'm glad all her friends are okay.
Teresa
OMG I flew through this book, it was SO good! If you haven't picked up this series you are missing out!!! Vampires, golems, shapshifters (were's) and under 1% of the population is human, AND in an alternate reality to boot.... This series has it all, and this book was non-stop action.

**SPOILERS**









Well looks like Stoker and Asher are STILL on the lam...guess that means there will be a few more books at least, LOL! I think Jace made a wise decision...she valued her friends more than catching or kil
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Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
I did not like this book, and I really enjoyed the first two in the series (recommended them to friends even), but I just could not get into this one.

My favorite parts about the previous books involved her new friends, but they were largely absent in this one. There seemed to be a lot of padding (I admit to skimming through a lot), and too many long story-telling sessions. That might work in other books, it didn't work for me here.

The whole story just felt like a big mish-mash and had lost the f
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Pseudonyms: Don DeBrandt & Donn Cortez & Dixie Lyle

DD Barant lives in Vancouver, BC, and loves monsters, chocolate, animals, reading, comics and lying naked on the beach, while hating bullies, narrow-minded people, Sea Urchin Sushi and gluten. He has stated that DD Barant is a pseudonym, and that it is not the only pseudonym under which he writes.

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Other Books in the Series

The Bloodhound Files (6 books)
  • Dying Bites (The Bloodhound Files, #1)
  • Death Blows (The Bloodhound Files, #2)
  • Better Off Undead (The Bloodhound Files, #4)
  • Back from the Undead (The Bloodhound Files, #5)
  • Undead to the World (The Bloodhound Files, #6)
Dying Bites (The Bloodhound Files, #1) Death Blows (The Bloodhound Files, #2) Better Off Undead (The Bloodhound Files, #4) Back from the Undead (The Bloodhound Files, #5) Undead to the World (The Bloodhound Files, #6)

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