Saturday, July 23, 2011

Review Out With the Undead by Jade Twilight

Title: Out With the Undead
Author: Jade Twilight
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: eBook, 131 pgs
Release Date: September 6, 2010
Author Website
Out With the Undead Book Cover

This is what happens when three women's lives become hopelessly entangled.

Brigit has dealt with being one of the few female Guardians all her life. Now she's asked to help train another woman while dealing with her Charge, Liam, and the changes he's going through. To add to her workload, she needs to help Hunter, a female in her employment. Brigit pushes her own needs and wants to the back burner until they are almost boiling over. Liam wants her, but it's against the rules. Edward can give her the normal life she wants, but is he all he's cracked up to be?

To call Hunter's home life crappy is an understatement. Only after discovering everything she believed about herself is a lie do two men turn her world upside down. Driven to the brink of sanity, she needs to learn who she really is.

Regan's service worker job never prepared her for her duties with the pack.. Traumatized vampyre victims, creatures who become children when hit by sunlight, and werewolves are just a few things she must learn to deal with. But she's not sure what to do when a vampyre wants to make her his mate, and she falls for her lycanthropic boss.

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Rating -
An Alpha Howl

Sexual -
Steamy

My Review:

Fantastic!! What a cool, imaginative new vampyre mythos and paranormal world Jade Twilight has created! The characters are believable and the scenarios plausible. Twilight has combined vampyres, zombies, Day Walkers (older vampyres), hell beasts (animals turned by vamps), latents, a vampyre hunter, werewolves, shape shifters and not one, not two but three romances to create this appealing paranormal romance.

Twilight packs a lot into this somewhat short novel; if it was a paperback, it would probably be about 225 pages. There is action and yet still time to develop relationships for each of the three friends.

There is Liam, a vampyre, who wants Brigit for more than just his Guardian - a female in a traditionally male role, also occult bookstore owner. However he will have to temporarily compete with Edward, another Guardian.

Also Mac, lycanthropic leader of the Council's Pack and Regan's boss. Regan is a former social worker who would love for Mac to be more than her boss. But Mac is going to have to fight Bastien, a Day Walker, for her.

Hunter, works for Brigit in the store, is college student, an abuse victim and smells "intoxicating" to Blayze and Julian, vampyres. She is somewhat intrigued with Blayze although she thinks his name sounds like something out of a romance novel. She is also enamoured with his friend Julian. She just also happens to be a latent vampyre who knew them both in a past life and taught them to share. Bastien is after Hunter to kill her because her past life self is a former mate which he killed.

When I saw the extended description said, "Content warning, vampyre ménage a trois, explicit sex, harsh language, violence" I thought it sounded like a good time to me. {grin} Unfortunately, I think this blurb was written by someone not used to reading paranormal romance or urban fantasy. With the exception of a quick threesome, the sex isn't really all that explicit - it is rather tame, the language is relatively bland, and the violence is run of the mill supernatural. This is a criticism of the blurb, not the book.

I rate this story a 2 of 4 on the sexual scale, however there is a quick threesome scene with anal penetration - very quick, very tame. But that doesn't mean the chemistry between the characters isn't smokin', it is. The focus just appears to be more on the chemistry than the sex itself.

There are only two things I'd change about this story to make it better ... make the sex scenes more erotic and lengthen the story so we get more relationship interplay.

I sincerely hope Jade Twilight considers making this into a series. It would make an awesome one. The world she has created is just too great for a single novel. I'd love to know what happened after the final scene in this story.

Fans of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and vampire genres should run, not walk, to pick up their copy of this story.

Warning Spoiler Alert!!!!
There are three HEA stories in this book.

WildAboutBones

3 comments:

  1. OOOOO!!!!!

    This sounds like an awesome new book!

    Thank you for reviewing it, can't wait to read it!

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  2. @Linds: It is a great book! I'm really hoping to be able to read more about these great characters in the future

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  3. One book & three romances sounds like a winner to me! Thank you for the review Bones. I'm gonna check this one out. ((Hugs))

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