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A Kiss Before Doomsday

(Dru Jasper #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  37 reviews
When sorcerers disappear off the streets of Denver, the only person to notice a pattern is Dru, proprietor of The Crystal Connection and newly-minted sorceress. Monstrous creatures are attacking and dragging off anyone with magical powers. Signs point to forbidden necromancy in the hands of someone trying to fulfill the prophecy of the apocalypse scroll.

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Paperback, 290 pages
Published July 11th 2017 by Pyr
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Mogsy (MMOGC)
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

A Kiss Before Doomsday is the second novel in an urban fantasy series starring Dru Jasper, a bookish sorceress whose power allows her to unleash the magical properties of precious stones and crystals. Pretty cool, right? Now Dru and the whole gang are back in another madcap adventure to prevent the end of the world, and once again the results are as entertaining and fun as you would expect.

Since the story begins in the imm
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
*Source* Edelweiss*
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

A Kiss Before Doomsday, by author Laurence MacNaughton, is the second installment in the authors Dru Jasper series. For those new to this series, I eagerly recommend that you start by reading It Happened One Doomsday. Why you ask? Because AKBD begins right where IHOD left off. Dru is struggling to regain her mojo after her job was destroyed in the last installment. She is also wondering whether or not Greyson survived their trip to
Karima chermiti
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

Now, there are seven of us. Seven angels or seven demons? Neither. Seven Harbingers. Seven creators of the new world, because today the world is too sick to survive. The day has come to wipe the slate clean. Do it over, and do it right

The story actually picks up exactly from where we left off with it happened one doomsday; Dru and Raine make it back to the normal world after succeeding in trapping the horsemen in the netherworld and maybe slowing the apocalyps
All Things Urban Fantasy
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-by-kate
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

With A KISS BEFORE DOOMSDAY, the Dru Jasper series has quickly become one of the series I'm adding to my must-buy list. With its down-to-Earth heroine and the creative situations she finds herself in, A KISS BEFORE DOOMSDAY is super enjoyable and I can't wait to read the next in the series.

Dru is, without a doubt, a heroine who most of us could probably relate to. She's got powers, sure, but she's not crazy super powerful, and throughout the book, ther
Blodeuedd Finland
Apr 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Really early review

This is UF, but it does feel different. I guess it's the intensity, kick-assness and love brooding that you can not find here that changes it. And sure, it is still intense at times, Dru is still cool and can save herself and there is a guy she likes. But it is very different.

In the last book they saved the world from doomsday...for a while. There are still seals that might be broken and a doomsday coming closer.

I like Dru, she is just, normal you know. She e
Renee Goodwin
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So nice I read it twice.

I am not sure I can do justice to an explanation of why I like Laurence MacNaughton's writing, but I am going to give it a try.
He manages to have his characters be funny and the book be fun while something as serious as doomsday is approaching.
That really takes one heck of an imagination and he pulls it off.

I was very entertained by book one and impatiently waited for book two to come out. I was so determined to get my hands on book
two that I even signed up for the author
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first one. Which is always a relief.

Lots going on. Dru's determined to find Greyson. Rane is having a spat with her stubborn ex, Opal is...still Opal.

Oh. And the world is still ending. Yeah. Can't forget that.

The gang's all here for another romp to delay freaking Ragnarok, so come join the insane, hilarious, hijinks and just try not to laugh. I dare you.

And I swear to God, if Ruiz isn't modeled after Luis from Ant Man, I'll eat my shirt. LOVE that.
Lynn Williams
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Kiss Before Doomsday is the second instalment in Laurence MacNaughton’s Dru Jasper series and is a thoroughly enjoyable addition to the series. Be aware that there may be spoilers for It Happened One Doomsday lurking in the review below.

AKBD picks up immediately from where book one concluded. Grayson and his possessed car are missing and Dru is left with very little as her shop was also a casualty. Don’t despair though. It soon becomes apparent that Gra
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway and I'm so glad I did. This is a good fun read. I really liked the characters and the story. Doesn't take itself too seriously. Looking forward to reading the first book in the series. Hope there are many more. ...more
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, twimom227-blog
A Kiss Before Doomsday is the same fun, campy energy that we found in the first book, It Happened One Doomsday. The world that MacNaughton built in the first book, takes off now that we know the rules. He takes his characters and runs with them, building on the story of the first book (definitely read these in order) and creating something bigger.

I love that main character Dru continues to be genuine. She really does want to help people, especially those she loves, and although she’s a crystal s
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Yes. A book that actually lives up to the promise of being funny. It was not long into the story before I found myself laughing. Mainly, due to the three women...Dru and her friends, Opal and Rane. Team Rane. Yeah, this series may be centered around Dru but Rane had me from the first moment she appeared. She is brass but her intentions are always kind hearted. She reminded my of the late wrestler, Chyna. Although, as I mentioned previously, Dru and Opal were great as well. Opal is more of the le ...more
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is such a fun series! Dru is a sorceress who channels her powers through crystals. Her boyfriend is possessed by one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse and drives a demon possessed hotrod. Together they are trying to stop Armageddon. She battles undead bikers, evil sorcerers and ancient prophecies. It's funny and full of action. I love that it takes place in Colorado (where I live). I can actually picture where the scenes of the book take place. I can't wait for the next book in the ser ...more
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this second installment with Dru. Great world building and a fun ride.
Kitten Kisser
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book, like the first in the series was a fun & entertaining ride. If you like books like Stacy Justice Mystery, White Trash Zombie & Miss Fortune Mystery Series I think you will enjoy this series as well. The first book 'It Happened One Doomsday' introduces the main characters that also happen to be in this book. I didn't realize it until reading this second book, that Greyson is my favorite character. I realized it, because he doesn't have as strong a role as he did in the first book & I r ...more
Jamie (Books and Ladders)
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
See this review and more on Books and Ladders!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

Ugh my heart. So much of this was so good and I can’t wait to see what happens next in the series! Thankfully I have the next book prepped and ready to go!
Melissa McGuire
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I adored this book! I didn't think I'd like this one more than the first. I couldn't put it down ...more
Stuart Hargreaves
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very good read and enjoyable. a cross between magic, comedy and fantasy horror. At times is was comical and an easy read which just flowed, with very interesting characters. I would recommend you try it and you will probably enjoy it.
H.A. Fowler
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Review forthcoming! Definitely worth a read, however. I'm obsessed with this series!
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I reviewed the first one where I didn't know what to expect and found myself having some fun with it. I knew I'd probably feel the same way with this book, but things got in the way so I didn't get to this story until now. I'm so glad I did read it.

It has the same fun as the last one and I think surpasses it. I knew what to expect and the characters really grew on me this time. They all matured a bit but not too much (which is a good thing). Plus, with the awful cliffie of the last book, this on
Cindy Atkins
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!!!!! Was not disappointed. Hopefully there will be more.
Jamie Wise
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I didn't read the first book, but I would love to read it becuses this book was

I think I love the Character Salem I Think he is my favorite I don't know why there is something about how he is written. I think I should say that I have never read anything from Laurence, and I could say I would love to read more from him.

And wow Hellsbringer wow love that car would be interesting to have that car right now.
I couldn't put it down
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dru and the gang are back! There is more adventure and even more danger to be had!

The story picks up right where the first one ended. Facing a whole new set of enemies, Dru along with Rane and Opal, must find out how to put a stop to the impending Doomsday. Never a dull moment in this series! The story kept me engaged from beginning to end. A definite page turner! These characters are great as well. I love Rane. I wasn’t sure about her in the first book but now I loooove her! I can’t wait to di
Tanya Davis
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
A Kiss Before Doomsday is book two in the Dru Jasper series by Laurence MacNaughton. We begin right where we left off in It Happened One Doomsday.

Dru believes Greyson to be dead until a crystal she knows she gave to him is dropped through her store's mail slot. Now she knows he must have survived. In her search to find him, some really freaky monsters are coming to town. These creatures from the grave are multiplying fast, and they are pretty hard to kill.

In the midst of Dru's search for Greyson
Lynda Lippin
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love urban fantasy, and the Doomsday series does not disappoint. In this installment, doomsday is heralded by the appearance of scourge and zombies, as well as of a formerly weak sorcerer grown strong.

Dru and her friends, searching for her love, Greyson, who happens to be a Harbinger of doom, end up at a sorcerer tournament held in an old nuclear warhead bunker. With lakes of scourge under them and a pile of zombies closing in, they must save the world from doomsday.
Marissa Rocks
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
These like crystals and kisses, scrape like Dru Jasper, due to liver cancer, faced another struggle when Greyson raises Dru's magical powers to dizzying heights, with that same illness and died. Now, her youngest and only surviving son Rane was disguised like for a sorceress whose power allows her to unleash the magical properties of precious stones and crystals. Pretty cool, right? Now Dru and the whole gang are back in another madcap adventure to prevent the end of the world, and once again th ...more
Rusty Dalferes
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another really fun and exciting read. This novel gets my recommendation for any readers of urban fantasy or humorous apocalyptic stories.

The second book in the Dru Jasper series finds Dru shortly after the events of the first novel, wherein she met Greyson, who turned out to be possessed by one of the demonic Four Horsemen released when the first four of the seven seals of the Apocalypse Scroll were broken. Greyson is seemingly lost in the netherworld at the end of the first novel, and Dru is mo
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in the series and you should really read book 1 so that you understand everything that is happening in this book. You could start here and be ok, BUT I wouldn't...the characters are recurring in the series. This book essentially picks up where book 1 ends and keeps the reader moving.

This one centers on Dru and her friends as they try to solve the mystery of if there is a necromancer out there...Dru also wants to find her "boyfriend" Greyson who everyone thinks is he? Ca
Sandy Kay Kay
Jun 05, 2017 rated it liked it
This is the second book in the Dru Jasper series. I did not read the first book, "It Happened One Doomsday," and it is possible I would have enjoyed this book more if I had.

I thought this book was okay but it didn't really grab me. There are two different approaches to the paranormal/urban fantasy romance -- you can either treat it seriously or in a more light hearted comedic style. This book goes down the light hearted route, but it isn't as fun as I had hoped it would be. Dru has a couple of f
Cianna Sunshine & Mountains Book Reviews
Another good book! I may be biased as Denver is featured, and I live in Colorado, but I really enjoy Dru. I think having crystal magic is beyond unique and a really cool idea for a character.

In this book, she's currently a new sorceress and she struggled to find her place in that world. But, it doesn't mean she's going to do nothing. Along with Rane and Opal, Dru is investigating another mystery and won't stop until she uncovers it all.

Since Greyson is missing, Dru also needs to figure out where
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
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The Dru Jasper books are always so much fun to read. Even though this one involves undead creatures, running around through dark tunnels under mountains, obsessive lunatics and well, doomsday, it made me chuckle on more than one occassion. This is the second book of the trilogy and starts practically immediately where the first book ended. Because it’s not a great epic, it doesn’t need to prove that this second book is more t
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