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Bloody Good (Brytewood #1)

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In the first of a supernatural trilogy, one Dr. Alice Doyle finds that the power to fight evil comes from places she'd never believe...

While the sounds of battle echo through the sky, a lady doctor has more than enough trouble to keep her busy even in a sleepy hamlet outside London. But the threat is nearer home than Alice knows. German agents have infiltrated her belove
ebook, ePub, 320 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2009)
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The Holy Terror
This book started out really well but about halfway through it became just barely enjoyable. It honestly felt like a poor attempt by a new author, but unfortunately, for Georgia Evans at least, this was not her first novel. Evans also writes paranormal romances under the name Rosemary Laurey so she should have some sort of idea of how to write a coherent and well-thought out novel. Bloody Good just wasn't successful and became increasingly annoying.

The novel starts out with introducing Alice, a
Shannon (Savhage Temptrest)
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CJ - So, you wanna play with magic?
I'm not entirely sure what I feel about this book. On one hand, it was very interesting in the sense that it turned the second WW on it's head with the idea that the Nazi's used vampires and the Fae.

On the other, I felt like the book was written incongruously. We have a historical bent and the characters for the most part acted accordingly - yet, and I who rarely get weirded out by sex scenes, felt that there was something not "right" about the graphic nature of the sex scenes. Not that they wer
Carolyn (Book Chick City)
This is the first book in Georgia Evans' World War 2 paranormal series. I found this book really easy to get into from the first page and I was taken to a place that is quintessentially English, with lots of tea drinking and gossiping. This is quite true of English culture, we do like to drink lots of tea, and we do like to sit around and have a good gossip while drinking it: it's just what we do!

There's great atmosphere to this book and you really get an essence of English country life during t
I'm not sure if I liked this book or not. It was not horrible and I do kind of want to read the next in the series; however, I did have some issues with it.

This takes place in WWII and the Nazis have sent four vampires to England to sabotage and wreak havoc. One arrives in Brytewood, where Dr. Alice Doyle and her grandmother live. Alice's grandmother is a Pixie and has been trying to convince the scientific Alice all her life of her own Pixie powers. There is also a resident dragon and a shapesh
**SPOILER ALERT** I really liked the idea of this book but I was a bit turned off by the graphic sex between Alice and Peter. Considering the era, it just seemed very out of character for a woman of that time, let alone a well respected Doctor, to sleep with a man she only knew a few days(!). Being that there were only a couple of scenes, it was easy to skim through and skip a page or two but it was a bit annoying. The story was going along very well and as I was nearing the end of the book, I w ...more
Bloody Good is the first in a trilogy featuring Nazi vampires (“Nazi vampires? That seems like overkill.” – my mom) who have been sent to England during World War II to help take down the English from within.

The story takes place in the village of Brytewood where Dr. Alice Doyle in high demand since male doctors are, for the most part, working in the military branches. Her little hometown of Brytewood is full of not only the normal occupants, but evacuees from London. It’s too busy for Alice and
Nov 11, 2009 Nan rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
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This has to be one of the oddest little books I've ever read. The first in a Trilogy, It's mainly a quaint little portrait of life in a small English Village during WWII. Throw in a mix involving a small group of invading Nazi Vampires battling it out mildly & occasionally with A Conscientious Objector, the local Doctor and her Grandmother, & the local villagers among which are some secretly Shapeshifting "Others" w/ double lives as :Pixies, A dragon, & a Vixen to name a few. There i ...more
Jenny T
Argh! This could have been so good! A paranormal romance set in rural England during WW2, about the life on the home front and the relationship between a female country Doctor (who's half-Pixie) and a conscientious objector. With parachuting vampire saboteurs working with the Nazis. I could have dealt with the cheese factor, but the romance angle of the story didn't work for me -- the "I love you" was way too easy and way too early in the book. The supernatural element was a treat, but I would h ...more
Bloody Good takes place during WWII in England. The Nazi’s have recruited four vampires to parachute into England, pretend to be locals and sabotage munitions plants—basically destroying England from within. The Nazi’s also have a fairy held hostage. Before the vamps left, they all fed off of her, which magically links them with her. She is forced to keep track of the vamps and report to her Nazi captures. (They don’t trust the vamps to actually obey and pull off their mission.)

Alice is the town
I liked the premise, it was something different from the "creatures revealing themselves to be real and not the stuff of myth and mortals learning to deal with it" premise that has been common in most of the urban fantasy I've read recently. It was a light and fun read, but I found the sex scenes pretty annoying, just not my thing.
"This was not, he was convinced, some foppish, effete English vampire. This was one of his Aryan brothers. The brain rhythm was strong and reassuringly familiar. He'd sensed the same in his homeland in the Hartz Mountains. Only one other vampire hailed from that part of Germany. Could it truly be Gerhardt Eiche, or as he no doubt posed himself: Gabriel Oak?" (Page 18)

Georgia Evans' portrayal of Germany's invasion of surrounding European nations by the Nazi party as the backdrop for her novel set
Bloody Good is the first book in a supernatural trilogy set in England during World War II that asks, “What if the Nazis had recruited vampires to perform some of their dirty deeds?” Obviously, Georgia Evans (a pen name for the author Rosemary Laurey) asks us to suspend belief, and if you are able to do so, Bloody Good offers a light, entertaining read on what normally would be a heavy topic.

Vampires are roaming the English countryside, and they are working for the Nazis. A fairy is held prisone
Bloody awful. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with the idea: the Nazis make some kind of deal with vampires, the vampires get dropped into Britain in order to make havoc and generally prep the area for an upcoming Nazi invasion. A little out there, but what the hell. One of the vampires is assigned to a small village located a short distance from a munitions factory. A town that boasts: a witch, a pixie, and her half pixie grandaughter, a dragon (that looks human most of the time) and a wer ...more
I'm always glad to see a vampire novel that moves away from stereotypical plots and settings. So, when I learned that Georgia Evans's Brytewood Trilogy was set in England during World War II and that its vampires were Nazi secret agents, I was immediately intrigued.

Bloody Good is at its best when depicting the struggles of ordinary country folk during the war. Through the many neighborly chats that fill these pages, the reader gets an idea of what it might have been like to deal with air raids,
 Tina (Fantastic Book Review)
Alice Doyle stumbles upon an injured stranger and being a Doctor, it’s her duty to patch him up. After this encounter, the stranger mysteriously disappears and strange occurrences start to happen across town.

Alice Doyle finds herself baffled when bodies turn up drained dry….What is a girl to do?

Alice soon discovers Nazi vampires hiding among the local folk causing havoc across the land led by Gerhardt Eiche. With Gerhardt Eiche's thirst for victory, it’s up to Alice to stop the Nazi vampires fro
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The Nazi's are planning an attack on England. They have dropped off four of their operatives. Their names are Gerhardt Eiche, Wilhelm Bloch, Hans Weiss, and Paul Schmidt. It might be a little hard to spot these Nazi's as they are ...vampires!

There is a slight change in plans, when the plane the vamps are on starts nose diving and they have to bail out in the small town of Brytewood.

Dr. Alice Doyle comes upon a man badly wounded. He has fallen out of a tree. She takes him back home and patches h
I enjoyed this fast moving, multi-character story. I am very glad it's a trilogy and the second one is in the stack to read fairly soon. It would be soonest, but I am not keen on reading any author back to back, so will give something else a go....see what happens when I read a British mystery?
I look forward to seeing what other 'Other' folks live in Brytewood. So far, there are Pixies, a Dragon, a were-fox, and the dread vampires who are working for the Nazis. I liked the implied comparison of
Set during World War II, this book is about Nazi vampires attempting sabotage in a rural English area with its own supernatural population. The main characters are a skeptical female doctor and the Conscientious Objector who has been sent as her new assistant.

I liked the premise and style of the story, but a lot of the character interactions felt off. For example, it was supposed to be a big deal that the hero was a CO. But beyond a small amount of initial friction, that didn't affect things muc
Lori (Pure Imagination)
Alice is trying to live a ordinary life. Just making house calls and running her surgery, But when she picks up a wounded stranger and takes him to her surgery it won't be long before she will have to start listening to all her Grandmother's talk of Other folk.
Peter is living a hard life with a tragic past. When the Nazis drop Vampires in his new home as spies it will be up to him and Alice to save all of England.

I liked this book more than I thought I would. It's a original plot and the charact
Barbara ★
The back story is WWII when Germany was attacking (or gonna attack) England the interesting twist is that Germany is using vampires as spies. Won't they be surprised when the vampires turn on them too! I don't usually read about WWII as I find it distasteful but I really liked Dr. Alice Doyle and Peter Watson. Alice and Peter are in the forefront and the war effort is kept as a back story and the various shifters makes for interesting reading.

This book is written by a British author but it reads
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Bloody Good is a another take on vampires. Like dragons, pixies and shape changers vampires are one of the Others who still live among normal humans. The time is World War II, the place is a small village outside of London, and the characters are a mix of Others and normal humans. The German’s have dropped vampires in the area with the goal of helping the German invasion of England. Things don’t go as planned thanks to the mix of Othersand humans already living in the area. They do whatever it t ...more
I enjoyed this book. It is the beginning of a paranormal trilogy set in Brytewood, England. It is WWII and the Nazis have parachuted vampires in to help in their invasion of England. Alice Doyle is the doctor in Brytewood. She is given a CO as an assistant and judges him harshly for not serving in the military. As evacuees come into the neighborhood and Nazi bombings occur Alice is in a mystery of how people and animals are drained of blood. She does not believe in anything outside of science bu ...more
Shannon McGee
This book takes place in England during World War II. The main character is Alice Doyle, doctor of the area of Brytewood, England. Strange things begin to happen in the area, such as missing patients and murdered neighbors. Those murdered are missing blood. Brytewood's legends include many magical beings that Alice denies are real, even though her heritage indicates she's a Pixie. She is also not looking for love, but may find it in Peter, her assistant.
I like the idea of this story because it
Maria M. Elmvang
I know I shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but my initial assumption about this book was that it was trash. The plot sounded intriguing, but the cover is just too tacky for words.

I think the book itself lands somewhere midway between the two expectations. Honestly, it was a refreshing change to read a book where the vampires were closer to Bram Stoker's invention, and I really enjoyed the other paranormal aspects also.

There were situations where I had to suspend my disbelief though - even acc
Lynn Calvin
I got a recommendation for the three books by this author on one of my email lists and it's a good one. The cover style emulation of the Sookie Stackhouse books is duly warranted.

High concept on this is Nazi bad vampires in WW2 England being brought down by various supernatural entities. (Secret history - the supernatural isn't out in the open like it is in a lot of this sort of book.)

I'd recommend these to romance readers - it appears that they will be separate stories with on ongoing plot arc,
This was a cute story. It isn't very meaty, but I would recommend it for someone whose between books and waiting for one of their fav authors to publish something new. The prose and writing are well done, and main characters very likeable. I tend to prefer books that don't villianize vampires, which this one does. Basically, vamps are used by germany during ww2 to sabotage england. The vampires aren't reslly written about much. There are a few short chapters dedicated to them, specifically one i ...more
The idea of this book is cool: who can resist reading a story about nazi vampires!? I couldn't anyway. But it turns out an idea is not enough. The story is too easy in my opinion, there's hardly any real struggle. Now don't get me wrong: I like a happy ending as much as the next pig, but I want the characters to sweat at least a little along the way to that happy ending. And there were way too little nazi vampires in this book too! There's two more books in this series, so maybe there will be mo ...more
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Georgia Evans is the pseudonym I use for my Fantasy books. I'm better known as Rosemary Laurey.

The Brytewood books are a different venture from my Paranormal Romance and this series is very special to me as I grew up in the Mole Valley - the setting for my imaginary village - and some of my earliest childhood memories are of seeing the damage wrought on the area by the Blitz, and listening to stor
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