27 January 2012

THAT THING AT THE ZOO: A Deacon Chalk Occult Bounty Hunter Novella - James R Tuck

Shredding monsters is his stock and trade. He sniffs them out, tracks them down, and corners them. End of story. But when the tables are turned, expect the unexpected. . .
Knowing his enemy is a rule Deacon Chalk swears by. But he's never seen anything like whatever is leaving the Atlanta Zoo's most dangerous predators bloodless, skinned, and hanging high in treetops. And he's only got till sunrise to keep it from turning the entire city into a slaughterhouse. Now Deacon is in zoo lockdown with a handful of staffers to save. His zookeeper backup has more guts than monster-hunting experience. And the only chance Deacon has to run this thing to unholy ground is to risk unleashing his darkest, most uncontrollable instincts. . .

What an excellent ride this novella was!! It was short and to the point, 62 pages of fab.

Deacon has so many things in his life that would keep anyone else down in a bottle somewhere. He chooses to hunt those things that go bump in the night.

One of the reasons I dig reading urban fantasy, or paranormal in general, is that there are so many takes on vampires, shapeshifters, demons, angels, etc. Reading this one has a difference between vampires and Nosferatu.

I really look forward to learning more about Deacon and his friends and the strip club he owns.
I found out about this novella on Amberkatze's blog She interviewed James this past weekend and there's a prize drawing for a signed copy of the first whole book in the series, BLOOD AND BULLETS

I have it on the WWBL, it comes out 7 Feb. If I don't win the signed copy, I'll be at the bookstore that day.

Four bump in the night beans.....


Aurian said...

The cover alone makes me not want to read your review! Way to scary for me! Did I see this one at Amberkatze?

Vickie said...

Aurian: Amberkatze interviewed James last weekend and it got me intrigued. It's a good book, scary, but good.