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7717938 Blog Tour Review: Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between by J.A. Saare Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between by
Series: Rhiannon's Law #1
Published by on 2/6/10
Format: eBook
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One bad corpse can ruin your whole day.

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.

The deliciously good-looking vampire, Disco, knows her secret. When he strolls into her bar to solicit help investigating the mysterious disappearances of his kind from the city, Rhiannon discovers he’s not the kind of person that appreciates the significance of the word no.

But in a world where vampires peddle their blood as the latest and greatest drug of choice, it’s only a matter of time before the next big thing hits the market. Someone or something is killing vampires to steal their hearts, and unlike Rhiannon, this isn’t their first stroll around the undead block.

From the very first line of the book..

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 secretary?” My temper flared before I could bite it back. Erica wasn’t the only one with a big mouth. I was constantly in danger of writing checks my ass couldn’t cash, the bearer of a lifelong disease of potty mouth that no amount of soap in this world could properly cleanse.

It wasn’t easy getting to know Rhiannon, but you certainly appreciate and understand her much more as the story progresses. You learn that Rhiannon’s independence and ‘fuck the world’ attitude stems from a life full of pain and misery caused by her former foster parents. You definitely feel sympathy for her, but also know that Rhiannon would hand you your ass for any pity focused in her direction. Her past is dark and twisted, but she has done what she set out to do from the age of 14: survive.

Rhiannon has a special, unique ability that she hasn’t fully learned about and she struggles with it on a daily basis. In walks Disco, a hot piece o’ vampire that has learned of her talent and asks her to help solve a local mystery. He also offers her a chance to hone her skill. Rhiannon is not excited to work with vampires, but she soon agrees and the story explodes into action.

Hot damn, do I have a new book boyfriend! Disco is delicious in many ways. He is gentle, empathetic, trustworthy, protective, and sexy as hell. Yes, he ends up being Rhiannon’s love interest, and their first sex scene is so intimate and beautiful. And the shower scene after…

The author describes Disco…

Disco was everything a woman could possibly want. He was gorgeous, he was powerful, and he was the most generous soul I’d ever met. He never expected more than a person was willing to give, not even when he loved them.

Disco isn’t without his own hellish past, and instead of turning into a sadistic vampire that hates with a fierce passion, he has morphed into a loving, compassionate soul that realizes hate only makes you miss out on the beauty in life.

”If her death taught me anything, it’s this. Cherish the time you have. Don’t worry about tomorrow. Right now is all we are promised.”

I was quite enamored with the author’s writing! Not only does she bring the sarcasm, but she also has some very creative phrasing. I thought her storytelling was very entertaining. The book ends in a completely different way then I ever expected. You are introduced to an entirely new supernatural element, that takes the story on very, very different path. I thoroughly look forward to reading The Renfield Syndrome, due out this August.


Stripping is not a fair or unbiased career field. Your body and looks are your livelihood. Once those two things go, it’s only a matter of time before you punch your last T and A ticket – and Erica’s stub was wilting faster than a golden wrapped candy bar that would gain her admittance into the chocolate factory.

Whereas I could conform to an emo crowd easily enough, pretending to matriculate from upper crust asshats was too surreal. Goose insisted my stellar attitude and superb language skills had to be put on hold while we were inside the building, which meant I had to keep my big fat cow shut. It was the equivalent of asking a little girl not to scream the first time she was personally introduced to Hannah Montana.

Allow yourself to fall. I’ll catch you.


 Blog Tour Review: Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between by J.A. Saare

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May 31st: A Buckeye Girl Reads Review
June 1st: Smash Attack Reads Review, KLB Discussion with Author Jamie Saare/*Giveaway

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8 Responses to “Blog Tour Review: Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between by J.A. Saare”

  1. Amanda says:

    Snark and sarcasm, you say? I think this book has to go on my TBR list.

  2. Smash_Attack says:

    Major snark and potty mouth. She's great! The author is pretty active on Twitter, and Rhiannon is obviously an extension of her personality. I love it!

  3. OH I am soooooooooooooooooooooo going to have to get this one! Snark and Sass are two of my favorite personality quirks :)

  4. Smash_Attack says:

    Yes. I know you will LOVE Rhiannon. AND Disco. ;) I'm thinking of doing my first Book Boyfriend post on him! WOOT!

  5. Sounds like a total WIN to me chick!!!

  6. Smash_Attack says:

    I think you need to read it. :)

  7. [...] seen a review or two of this book before, but it was Ash’s review that really sold me on this book, and prompted me to put this on my to be read list.  Snark and [...]

  8. Yes!! I couldn’t agree more and fabulous review.



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