Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between (Rhiannon's Law #1)
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
First, and I have to get this off my chest, who decided it was a good idea to give the hot, dangerous vampire MC the nickname "Disco"? DISCO!? That is so not sexy. I wanted to cringe every time they said his name. Disco... *shudders*
Now that I got that off my chest... Overall, this book had some really nice ideas. I happen to love books with necromancers (Ilona Andrews ...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
Necromancer based Urban Fantasy is fascinating but not done nearly enough for my liking, so I was especially excited to read this one. Rhiannon is a bartender who doesn't want her ability known, but finds she has little choice when called out hiding by a local Master vampire who needs her help finding out who has been slaughtering local vamps for ritual magic.
The story ...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
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
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
Rhiannon was an interesting character. In the beginning I didn't like her much. I like funny, and I like strong, but I don't like bitchy. ...more
Urban fantasy is difficult for me to read right now and I guess, I can be difficult on urban fantasy books. But despite that, I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The last half of this book is amazing. Everything clicked. Interesting characters and new plot developments that were surprising. The ending is a cliff hanger, but it is one of the coolest cliff hangers I have read and good news – the sequel is out already. So it is easy to dive in to the next one. For us who are just rea ...more
Why I read: Author offered it for review, and honestly, I fell for the cover. Plus I couldn’t pass up reading about a vampire named Disco.
Favorite Quote: “I want this shit over and done. Can we strive to obtain that goal? I have a meaningless existence, and I can’t put that kind of action on hold indefinitely.”
Rhiannon Murphy likes to define her life as a bartender. She gets up, goes to work at the Black Panther, a strip club, and goes home. Her life may seem mundane, and that is exactly how...more
Rhiannon was a prickly bartender who could see ghosts--a necromancer. Her "gift" freaked her out and she didn't use it. Her bad experiences as 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
OKAY....I had seen this book around before I joined Goodreads, about a year ago. It kept catching my attention and I did nothing about it. I added it to my TBR shelf 6 months ago, then acquired the book 2 months ago where it just sat. WEll, I was playing around with my Kindle a few nights ago, and decided offhandedly that I would go ahead and read this.
Holy smokes!!! What in the world took me so long??? This book is awesome. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about reading it, an ...more
My English review
I was really curious about this novel after all the good things that I had heard and the beautiful reviews that I had the opportunity to read about it. I must say that everyone was loving it. I confess, however, that after having bought the book, it took me some time before starting it. And what idea I had, because the book is like everyone said, very good! I spent a pleasant time with Rhiannon and I already can not wait to read more as soon as possible.
Full Review posted at Badass book reviews
So. Girl walks into a bar, and spies three guys sitting near the pool table. She walks up casually and says Anyone up for a straight game of eights? The three guys look her over and say sure She wracks em up, and asks their names. Guy one says Cash guy two says Paine Guy three says Disco Girl stops and glances at said Disco. Flashes him a grin and says no bell bottoms so She turns to Cash ...more
From t he very first sentence, literally, of Dead Undead or Somewhere in Between, I liked Rhiannon Murphy. In fact, I have a little bit of a girl crush on her (just don’t tell my girlfriend, Kate Beckinsale – she gets jealous if my attentions are focused elsewhere). Rhiannon is witty as hell, snarky as all get out, and supremely badass. ...more
Rhiannon is a 25 year-old bartender at a strip club, she also happens to be a Necromancer, which in laymen's ...more
This book managed to hook me from the start; I loved it instantly. I think it was something about the characters, the writing style, the interesting storyline, the hilarious lines, or maybe a combination of everything. Actually, what I really think it was, was the main character Rhiannon. She seemed real to me… she wasn’t some whiny little girl, she was a bad-ass and could handle her own business, but she did get scared as a normal person should in similar situations.
I sometimes ...more
*Genre* Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance (Some publications have this story and series listed as being Horror for some unknown reason.)
25 year old Rhiannon Murphy is a bartender at an exclusive men’s club called the Black Panther where she has been working since she escaped from Miami after her best friend disappeared from a club they were at. Deciding that it was in her best interests to flee, she ends up in NYC.
Rhiannon is also an untrained Necromancer who can see the dead. ...more
I think my main problem was the character development (or lack thereof). Rhiannon really grated on my nerves and seemed like a rebellious teenager to me (even though she is in her early 20's). Her snark and cursing were just too over-the-top. The other characters also fell flat for me. In fact, there were a few scenes that were super confusing to me, because ...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
In Saare's version of modern day NYC, vampires walk freely among humans. Most don't have a problem with that, and if you want to get technical, a large population of humans actually like this. Many humans have taken to using vampire blood as a drug. One that gives the user heightened senses, faster healing times, and increased strength for a limited time, which is en ...more
Someone is harvesting vampire organs! Who or what can knock the vampire off the top of the food chain? That's one of the questions master vampire Disco puts to human necromancer/bartender Rhiannon Murphy when he asks for her help.
This origin story hand been languishing in TBR land for quite some time. I'd even tried to read it a time or two but stopped after a few chapters. I stuck with it this time and the names still bothered me a bit but I did end up enjoying this page-tur ...more
Rhiannon is a bartender who works in a strip club. She tried to hide the fact that she is a necromancer. She sees dead people. A sexy master vampire named Gabriel aka "Disco" needs her help. Vampires are disappearing, possible murdered. His necromancer, Goose, has not been able to locate the l ...more
Somewhere in the middle the writing became awkward and the romance felt rushed. It was almost like the author felt she had to put a sex scene in there so that people would like the book. I then assumed this was just another PNR disguised as a d ...more
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