Saturday, January 14, 2012

Blood and Bullets (ARC) by James R. Tuck

Blood and Bullets:
He lives to kill monsters. He keeps his city safe. And his silver hollow-points and back-from-the-dead abilities help him take out any kind of supernatural threat. But now an immortal evil has this bad-ass bounty hunter dead in its sights…

Ever since a monster murdered his family, Deacon Chalk hunts any creature that preys on the innocent. So when a pretty vampire girl “hires” him to eliminate a fellow slayer, Deacon goes to warn him—and barely escapes a vampire ambush. Now he’s got a way-inexperienced newbie hunter to protect and everything from bloodsuckers to cursed immortals on his trail. There’s also a malevolent force controlling the living and the undead, hellbent on turning Deacon’s greatest loss into the one weapon that could destroy him…

This was an incredible beginning to a kick ass series by James R. Tuck. It's a dark urban fantasy that's filled with honest and gritty characters, and page after page of edge-of-your-seat action. I absolutely loved the shout-outs to other fictional hunters; and I have to admit that when I saw Sam and Dean's names in there, it pushed the book up to a whole other level. There was also a unique adaptation of a religious artefact that caught me completely by surprise, and I loved it. Deacon Chalk is one of those heroes that shows the world one side--he's sexy and a complete bad mamma jamma--while hiding another, we get to see a hint of that hidden side in this story, I simply can't wait for more to be revealed in future books. The book is a complete thrill ride, one action-packed scene after another, and yet, the story takes place over the course of just a few days. The feelings invoked are intense and the fight scenes are nothing less than an adrenaline junkies dream.


  1. I'm curious about this one... I will have to take a look.

  2. You make this sound so good - good enough for me to want to buy it. Hmmmm. I just might. :) I'm assuming it's available in print, yes?


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