Dead, Undead or Somewhere in Between (Rhiannon's Law #1) by J.A. Saare
Publisher: Mundania Press
CONTENT WARNING!!!! please be advised before continuing that this is an adult 18+ novel and does contain some sexual content.
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
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.
J.A. Saare is one of those authors that truly makes me appreciate the fact that I have a Kindle, because if I didn't, who knows if I would have been able to stumble across the awesomeness that is Dead, Undead or Somewhere in Between- yeah that's right I said awesomeness :).
This book has everything that I love in a good read; great story/plot, plenty of action and just the right dose of romance! I love a romance storyline in all books, as I always state, and this one was the perfect amount, the relationship between Rhia and Disco was predominant, but not overwhelming. Each chapter wasn't about how in love they were with each other, but the reader knows without having it explicitly stated in their face that these two have deep feelings for each other.
Disco is the perfect male lead. He's a dominant character but he also has a sexy sensitive side. He's been burned by a past love, but doesn't let that sway him from his duties as a leader or a potential love interest to Rhia.
Rhia, to, has a lot of emotional baggage from her past as she didn't have the most ideal upbringing, and it's because of this that she's closed herself off to others and hides behind her witty/sarcastic demeanour. With this said, she's also a really strong character and doesn't spend all her time feeling sorry for herself, but rather, does the right thing when she needs to and is out for the greater good.
The ending to this book was epic! You will not see it coming, trust me! So it's a good thing that The Renfield Syndrome (Rhiannon Law #2) is already available, because trust me, once you've finished this book you'll be dying for book #2. Right now I'm dying for book #3 The Ripple Effect which is scheduled to be released this Summer!
Please read this book, I'm dying to know what you will think of it and I'd love to discuss others thoughts on it! I was not even a little disappointed, this will definitely be in my top ten favs for the fore-seeable future!