Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between (Rhiannon's Law #1)
No one knows that better than Rhiannon Murphy.
She left behind the flash and sass of Miami for the no-nonsense groove of New York City, eager for a clean slate and a fresh start. A bartender by trade, a loud mouth by choice, and a necromancer by chance; she managed to keep her nifty talent hidden from those around her—until now.
I have become like the ancient Fae in Fever: I read so much UF books, the only thing I judge them by is whether they amuse me or not. This particular book only mildly amused me. It was a good story, but very sloppy writ...more
Rhiannon Murphy, is a kick ass, take n...more
From the moment I read that first line in the book I knew I was going to be glued to this story. The story begins with a kick ass twenty five year old Rhiannon a bartender at a "gentlemen's club" or let's just call it what it is, a strip joint. She's a snarky, heroic, guarded, foul mouth spewing, tough as nails, "shit kicker wearing" Necrom...more
Rhiannon Murphy sees dead people. But unlike a certain member of the Osment family, she doesn't whine about it, she simply looks the ghosts in the eye and tells them to go find someone else to haunt! But when her abilities to see and communicate with ghosts attract the attention of a vampire named Disco, Rhiannon may finally have found something that scares even her. Someone has been murdering...more
Main character Rhiannon works as a bartender at a strip club. And she can see dead people. Yes - Rhiannon is a necromancer, which I think is very cool. Not too many UF series use necromancers, and even the ones that do (think Anita Blake) lose their way somewhere along the line. When vampires start disappearing, Rhiannon gets asked to help a local group of vamps.
In walks Disco, a...more
Since the Spring of this year, I have heard tons of buzz from pretty much all of my favorite fellow book bloggers about this hot new character named “Disco”, in a new book by an author named J.A. Saare. I’ve seen Disco widgets on their blogs and I’ve seen chatter about Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between on Twitter and Goodreads. The book has been on my radar since, but my roadblock was it’s only been available for purchase through Amazon.com. I hate...more
This story is about Rhiannon (25), she’s a necromancer (what do...more
"Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between" is the first novel in the Rhiannon's Law series by J.A Saare. I was pleasantly surprised with this novel. I chose it on a whim and just from reading the first sentence, I knew I would be hooked.
Rhiannon is a new favorite heroine of mine. As a necromancer who can see ghosts and even talk to them, she won't let you down. She tries hard to hide her ability, especially from the supernatural. She wants nothing to do with the super...more
I am really enjoying Urban Fantasy...more
Loved this book, great start to what I hope will be a fantastic series. And...more
(I had this as four stars until I got to the last few chapters. Which rocked my damn socks off.)
Overall, I found this to be an awesome series starter. Basically, it's about sassy bartender, Rhiannon Murphy, and her induction (of sorts) into the world of the dead and undead. She's grappled with many past (metaphorical) demons as well as her own rare ability to see dead people. Along with her new partners-in-crime, fellow necromancer Ethan "Goose" McDaniel and mysterious vampire "Disco,...more
With a hidden past, bartender Rhiannon has come to terms with her abilities. But that didn't mean she wanted to share them. With anybody. Especially not vampires! Disco tries to lead her to help his family find out who's committing crimes against the vampires of NY. She's having none of it. At least not until she feels threatened by another faction. A bunch of steamy attraction and the witty sarcasm of Rhianno...more
Within the first chapter of Dead, Undead, and Somewhere In Between, Rhiannon was a more real, actualized character than some protagonists I’ve “known” for entire series. She jumps off the page at you, larger than life yet ful...more
"Rhiannon’s Law #27: When you’re working in a gentleman’s club and one of your dancers takes off those heels, alert the big guns, an ass kicking is on the menu."
…I knew I would love Rhiannon in all her snarky, sassy glory. She did not let me down and kept me quite entertained throughout the book. She is feisty, sarcastic, extremely independent and comes with quite a potty mouth that she finds hard to contain.
“Multitask? What do I look like, a fucking secreta...more
Having had a brutal past, Rhiannon is a reluctant necromancer who works as a bar tender in a strip club, her trust is given sparingly,so her trust has to be earned & she takes pride in being able to look after herself & protect those people around her, you would happily have her at your side during a fight. She also can see spirits & ghosts, but...more
"Rhiannon's Law #27: When you're working in a gentlemens club and one of your dancers takes off their heels, alert the big guns; an ass kicking is on the menu."
I knew I was going to get hooked. Rhiannon is the meet you head on, take no bull type of heroine that I adore. She is sarcastic, witty and totally kick-ass. Add an ultra sexy alpha vampire, unfortunatley nicknamed Disco, a cast of great su...more
Dead, Undead or Somewhere in Between was a fast, and exciting read. Ms. Saare was created a gritty and sexy world. She does a wonderful job of weaving the paranormal into an urban setting. Rhiannon is def...more
This book crossed that line, and not in a pretty way.
Here we have an Anita Blake/Rhiannon, the main character: a young woman with a foul language who happens to be a necromancer with growing powers. Enter the scene the love interests, aka the fellow necromancer Richard/Goose and the handsome vampire Jean-Claude/Disco (yes, the author has a way with names). I just couldn't wrap my head around the...more
The story line is very unique blending mystery detective with hints of romance - erotica and full blown paranormal. I say "hints" because romance is only the underlying theme of this story and there aren't many scenes featuring full on sexual encounters. With that said though, it was an all in all very enjoyable read. The plot twists and turns kept me enthralled and reading well into the predawn hours.
The lead female, Rhiannon, is a sharp witte...more
First of all I was a little unsure whether I should give this book a 3 or 4 star rating. I decided on the 3 star rating because it is a nice and light read but nevertheless has its flaws.
The plot revolves around 25-year-old Rhiannon with a dark past. She works as a bartender in a strip club but her life turns upside down when she gets sucked into the supernatural world, guided by vampire master Disco and necromancer Goose and realizes that she isn't 100% human either. Throw in some dead vampires...more
I also enjoyed the pace of the book. Not a lot of dead time. Visually captivating with some scenes, which I won't go into due to spoiler intention.
Rhiannon's background was horrifying, making her into the tough cookie she is today. I enjoyed the dialogue a lot. I dig women who...more
As per usual, the vampires are sedu...more
magazines, zombie romance anthologies, and flash fiction contests. Her work has a notable dark undertone, which she credits to her love of old eighties horror films, tastes in music, and choices in reading, and have been described as “full of sensual promise,” “gritty and sexy,” and “a breath
of fresh air.”