Monday, April 12, 2010

Review of Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between

Title: Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between

Author: J.A. Saare

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Available to buy at Amazon

Here is a synopsis of Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between:

One bad corpse can ruin your whole day. No one knows that better than Rhiannon Murphy. She’s 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’s managed to keep her nifty talent hidden from those around her – until now.

The deliciously good-looking vampire Disco knows her secret, and when he strolls into her bar to solicit help investigating the mysterious disappearances of his kind from the city, she 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.

If you are looking for a book that is great from start to finish this is the book for you! I did not want to stop reading this book at all. I wanted everything to disappear from my life just so I could continue reading it.

The heroine of this book is Rhiannon and she is by far one of the coolest female characters that I have read in a long time. The author includes these sayings that are called "Rhiannon's Law" that are very witty, clever, and if you think about it, very true. Rhiannon is a force to be reckoned with. She doesn't take any crap from anyone. How cool is that! I love the fact that she doesn't rely on anyone but herself. She mainly is this way because of something that has happened in the past, but, I think it shows how strong she really is. How refreshing is it to see a female character that is so strong willed and in charge of her own destiny.

Rhiannon has to deal with someone who has become on of my favorite new characters. A vampire named Disco. Disco is the perfect package, because he and Rhiannon can throw the jabs back and forth to each other and the banter between them is hilarious. He is also drop dead gorgeous and that is something that Rhiannon realizes at the beginning of the book. She is attracted to him but doesn't let it show and that leads to a lot of sexual tension between the characters. Disco also has this sense of power and confidence that I love in a male character. You get to learn more about Disco throughout the book and I loved learning more about his character. Disco has now become Book Boyfriend #2! Check out my list on the left.

We also get to meet other characters that are just as important to the story and just as interesting. All of the characters blend together well to create this realistic world in which vampires live in. There is lots of action and mystery that doesn't leave you bored. There have been many times that I have read a book and wanted the author to just spill the beans to get it over with. Not this book. I wanted it to never end. I was so sad to read the last page because I knew that book 2 of the series, The Renfield Syndrome, will not be out until the late Summer.

I loved this book so much I'm giving it 5 Bells!


I don't really think I can convey how much I enjoyed this book. It was well written by this new author, and if this is an indication of how well her writing will be in the future, I for one can't wait to see what she has in store for her readers! Visit her site to read excerpts of this wonderful book!



  1. I really liked this one too. Rhiannon is so freaking funny and that Disco...rawl! :)

  2. Great review! I am buying this book just because of how into it you are! I <3 your book recommendations!

  3. EEKS! i've been hearing all kinds of good things about this book, now i just WANT IT!!

    You pimped good Bells AHAHAH!!

    great review, cant wait to meet this Disco. YUM!

  4. Hey Bells,

    Thank you for taking the time to purchase, read, and review Dead. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. All of the readers/reviewers have been so generous and I'm so very grateful!

    I'm working on The Renfield Syndrome now. I hope it meets expectations. ;-)


  5. Great review.I've seen this book around,everyone seems to like it. I'll be adding this one to my TBB list :)

  6. I've been hearing good things about this book - think the boss will notice if I run out the door to go to the bookstore right now? :)

  7. Wow, this is a must-buy! I might run to the bs tomorrow, so I think this one will be one of my selections.

  8. Thanks for all the great comments everyone! This really is an awesome book.

    You can only purchase this book on Amazon. Paperback and ebook is available. Sorry Patti, you're not going to be able to leave work. lol

  9. Since you made me buy it yesterday i can't wait to start reading it lol You make this book sound amazing and i hope i will love it like you do :)

  10. Great review Bells!!!

    How refreshing is it to see a female character that is so strong willed and in charge of her own destiny.

    I love that line :)

    Can't wait for sequel!!!

  11. I. Need. To. Read. This. Book.

    I recently read a historical romance where heroine was kind of doormatie (yes I made that word up) I need a kick ass heroine who has a smart mouth.

  12. -Smokin In that case you will love Rhiannon! She is a fierce ass female! You will lover her!

  13. I would love to read this one!!

  14. Bells: How come I am just hearing about this book now? *grumble* It sounds like a book I will love... adding to my wish list now! Great review.

  15. - J.A. Saare Thanks for taking the time to comment. Your book is awesome and I want everyone to read it! :D

  16. I agree with you 100%, Amazing book! I really enjoyed Rhiannon and Disco. And I kind of liked the potential friendship/relationship with Rhiannon and Paine. They could start to spend some time together with the powers he has or hasn't... :) I am looking forward to book 2. Oh, have to agree with boyfriend #2 and I think I could add Paine to the list too. :)