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Bangkok Warlock: A Mark Vedis Supernatural Thriller Book 1

(Southeast Asia Paranormal Police Department #1)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  268 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Why sell your soul when you can rent it?

Mark Vedis is an average cop. Average for a mage in the Paranormal Police Department (PPD), anyway. After years of doing the jobs nobody else wanted, his career, and life, seemed to be on hold. Then he met a foul-mouthed demon who filled him with power, turned him into a warlock, and dumped him into a world of wealth and debauchery
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published August 29th 2018 by Crimson Myth Press
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Penny Noble
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read one of the authors, but the other author is new to me. I both love and hate books like this: Will these two authors together make a great book or a terrible one? No worries! This is the type of book I absolutely love: fun plot, great characters, and an interesting plot. Once I started this book, I pretty much read it until I finished it. This book is an offshoot of another series, but you really don’t need to have read the other series to thoroughly enjoy this one as I’m behind on the ...more
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This first book in this new series was a bang up success in my book. I couldn't put it down. Mark is a hero, but struggles to maintain the roll he is on. He is assigned to Bangkok because he is a warlock and demon. The rest of his team are assigned as he finds himself in trouble and is rescued by Bert. Mira is assigned too and has her own secret defenses...Mark is still learning. Old friends of ours from the PPD make appearances that only enhance the book further. Now we have to wait until the n ...more
Bonnie Dale Keck
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
kindle unlimimited, is basically part of the {Las Vegas} Paranormal Paranormal Police Department, as are A Piper & Payne Supernatural Thriller - Netherworld Paranormal Police Department, and there will be more coming from that 'universe' soonish, thought bit of an odd addition to that universe, but did have couple of {minor} cross over with both the others, and it's just the first book of that series, but seemed to fit in reasonbly well. though if asked for order to read them in {not countin ...more
Sara Branson
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There's a new kid in town...

In a spinoff from the incredibly entertaining Ian Dex series, author John Logsdon teams up with Noah Sturdevant to bring us a brand spankin' new adventure. Still full of the innuendo, rolicking humor, irreverance and action we expect from the Paranormal Police Department, this time around we get to meet Mark Vedis, a bottom of the totem pole detective that has been bounced around almost every PPD that would have him. Since his magic is so weak, he is little better tha
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I like the fact that new readers to the PPD series' get a quick crash course in the world of PPD but they don't have to worry about what is going on in those other settings to get to know about Mark Vedis and Co. It's a whole new world, well, new country but you get the gist.
It is safe to say that Mark doesn't feel like he is going to be promoted any time soon, if any thing is going to happen he will probably be re-located, again. That tends to happen when you are not very powerful. But after an
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
1.5 stars rounded up because it wasn't a DNF.

This was my least favorite of the PPD books, and I think it's all because of the new co-author. I may be wrong, but it seemed to me like I could tell what parts were by Logsdon and what parts were by the co-author. Meaning the co-author was dull, boring, too detailed and just sucky in general, where the other parts were more typical PPD and almost enjoyable, but not really because the rest sucked so much.

I don't think I laughed through the whole book,
Maryann Sims
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a new adventure for the PPD with new characters and a new writer. Noah Sturdevant, John had a guiding hand on this, it is mostly Noah's work.

We start out in Kansas, where Mark our hero keeps getting kicked around from job to job because his magic is almost nonexsistion. But a little problem with Shapes, named after their looks and how they form. He is suddenly saddled with a demon, and not any demon, but the Demon Prince of the Badlands, the problem is he a bit spoiled, which leads to so
Robert Lovell
Feb 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Great story marred by excessive profanity

Meet Agent Mark Vedis, agent of the SAPPD. A mediocre mage goes to a bar... and comes out a powerful warlock, though to be extinct. His grandfather made a pact with the devil... literally, Lucy Für. That pact saves Mark, but bonds him to the spoiled little rich demon Prince, Bert. Along with a couple of hotties, they battle a group of Frankensteins, uncover a corrupt cop, foil the take over of a crime family, and crack jokes the whole time.
I will start by
Tom Intiso
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another Home Run!

Disclaimer: I love the world of John Logsdon’s Paranormal Police Department, so reviews may be slightly biased

This is a fast paced and quick and easy read. Oh, did I mention it’s also funny as hell? It’s biggest downside is that it ends too quickly. The ending, however, WILL catch you by surprise. You see, when it’s all over, it ain’t over. Fair warning.

This particular book starts a new series in the universe and introduces us to some new and unusual inhabitants. After so many
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An interesting new chapter has opened up

JPL has opened up a new chapter in the PPD world as his exciting Ian Dex adventures have now went worldwide as now experience a new type of Cop. Meet Mark Vedis a lowly PPD suddenly realised his heritage will give him a lot more power and a new outlook in the Bangkok PPD. Enter mayhem, juvenile humour and the expected twists and thrills we have come to associate with the JPL books. This new collarboration with a newbie author works extremely well and I fee
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
To be clear, I picked up this book not realizing that it is a spin-off of a series written by a different author. I'll say, however, that it doesn't seem to be necessary to be familiar with the original works to jump in here. The story was solid; characters pretty well-developed. The core group interacted well with a certain amount of humor, which is an aspect very important to me. While this was a good read, I don't know that I feel particularly compelled to jump to the next in the series, and ...more
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Delightfully entertaining

The Bangkok Warlock tells the story of an underdog turned hero. Mark Vedis works as a low level mage beat cop with the K.C. P.P.D. until he discovers that he has more talent than he realized. The next thing he knows, he's the head of a team of agents and battling bad guys who, until recently, would have been way above his party grade. The world building is well developed and believable. The characters are interesting and engaging, if slightly raunchy on occasion, and the
Chris Christman II
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
New Warlock in Town

A great new addition to the PPD world. It's nice to see a guy who thought he was nothing, come into his own. Being merged with a Demon could go either way. There hasn't been a Warlock in 100 years, so Mark Vedis is on his own. Well not exactly, but landing in Bangkok with an unknown dangers, will be a challenge. Not sure who to trust, new powers to test, will he survive? A laugh out loud story, with danger at every turn. A must read new series set in the Paranormal Police Dept
Adam Goldstein
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Customer Review
The PPD takes on Bangkok and it will never be the same.

With the expanding supernatural problems around the world the PPD is there to intervene. Bangkok requires assistance and newly outed Warlock Mark Vedis is the one to do it. He and his "team" must find the problem and do what the PPD does best, create havoc kill the bad guys. What a incredible addition to the series, I can't wait for the next book.
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic new extension to the Paranormal Police Departments (PPD) World!

Brilliant new setting for a PPD novel & what an interesting bunch of characters, both good & bad... As soon as I started reading it, I couldn't put it down! Super read!!

Very clever to have & link to Piper and separately an active Reaper! Good story line, great set up for a new series. I cannot wait until the next book!. Well done to you both & thank you, please keep them coming!!
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There's a new team in the PDP, in fact a special team for special problems. A sorry bunch a misfits who in true JPL style have way too many hormones which could lead to all sorts of embarrassing moments next day. Some great new members with some great new names, names which open the door for countless puns and innuendos. Add some new baddies and a couple of fleeting appearances from the old crew and you get another fine read with some laugh aloud moments. Can't wait for more.
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mark Vedis is having a bad day, and it's only getting weirder.

I really enjoyed this book. Inwas a little Leary since Noah Sturtevant was writing in an already fleshed out world created by John Logsden, but the story kept my attention and was a great addition to the Paranormal Police Department. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book
Sandra Cantu
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing

The Bangkok Warlock was such a shockingly surprisingly day of great reading.I look forward to all my nights reading through the PPD series and getting acquainted with the ‘Characters’. Lots of action and great character subplots will guarantee I have to drag myself into work each morning, trying to keep myself from reading while stuck in traffic.
Andy Riedel
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very Amusing!

This was a pleasure to read came across this by chance and was bitten by the snarky humour ! Love Bert the demon who by his own mouth has a yellow streak afoot wide and a mile long! Cant get the image of him ina pink tux out of my head! Nice twist on the villian didnt see that one coming.
Will noe have to check out the others in the PPD series!
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having thoroughly enjoyed the original PPD line of books, I was excited to give this spinoff series a try - I was not disappointed!
The writing style is a bit different from the original series but not distractingly so, and is to be expected with both a different author and a unique new main character to focus on. I found the story very enjoyable and intriguing; I will definitely read more!
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy Smokes... I LOVED this book. Everything about this book is fantastic.
It has adventure, crude humor, tons of innuendos, violence, things that blow up (usually people), and of course a kick-butt crew of fun.
A fresh take on the Urban Fantasy genre that has left me begging for more from this author!!
Daniella Featherstone
Jan 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF at 25%
Started off okay, but it quickly got in over its head, confusing with a lack of explanation for people first joining this world. It also felt cheesy, and not the good kind either. So the reason I had to put this down, is cause I felt completely out of my depth.
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book!

I can't wait to read the next one. I liked the development of the characters. And they balanced them out, without making them cliches. Others have covered the rest in their reviews, so I'm going to sleep now.
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

There were a lot of unexpectedly comedic and dramatic moments. I could not put the book down, I even dropped my phone on my face reading because the day caught up with me before I was willing to put the book down! (I fell asleep.)
Wendy Schindler
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great Read!

I completely enjoyed this book! It was fast paced, had a very good mystery, and dealt with more flavors of Paranormals than you can shake a stick at!
The main characters are serious but fun, snarky, funny and decent. The bad guys are classic villains.
Well done Noah!
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book! A thrill ride of a read!

This story really captured my attention! It was great starting with the first page! I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys this genre!
Larry Tushman
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding and hilarious. The unlikeliest of heroes, Mark Vedis is put through the wringer as he discovers his whole life was a lie. Full of twists, turns, action, and hilarity. A welcome addition to the PPD universe.
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book!

This is the start of a new line in the amazing world that the author has created! It’s exciting and makes me laugh. I love getting sucked into the lives of awesome characters!!
Sharon Harradine
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Action and comedy combined into a good book

This is a great first book for the combined talents of John Logsdon and Noah Sturdevant. Plenty of action and comedy. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book.
Steve Sigrist
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable read

Book was well written with engaging characters. A lot of sexual humor that was pretty funny without being overly crude. Overall an entertaining and enjoyable read and I’m looking forward to the next installment.
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