Dead Man Stalking (Blood and Bone Book 1) By TA Moore
REVIEWERS: SHE SAID – GLORIA LAKRITZ / SHE SAID – MELISSA BRUS
Agent Luke Bennett proved that humans could rise just as high in the ranks as their vampire colleagues—until a kidnapper held him captive for a year and turned him without his consent.
Now he’s Took: a reluctant monster afraid to bite anyone, broke, and about to be discharged from his elite BITERs unit.
When an old colleague suggests he consult on a BITERs case, Took has little to lose. The case is open and shut… but nothing is ever that easy. As he digs deeper, he discovers a lot more than one cold case is at stake, and if he wants to solve this one, he’ll need the help of the BITERs team. Even if that brings his old commander, Madoc, back into his life.
SHE SAID – GLORIA LAKRITZ
Review by Gloria Lakritz
Sr Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild
I have just finished this newest book by T A Moore and I am speechless!!! From the safety of the Contemporary Romance Genre, Ms Moore has certainly put on her big girl panties and has sharpened her pen. We started seeing that in the Digging Up Bones Series with two books right now featuring Cloister Witt and his K-9 Boureville. I loved both books in that series and I also loved the subtle change in Ms Moore’s writing!
So it is with GREAT excitement, as I just finished her latest Dead Man Stalking that I must say I am grinning from ear to ear and doing happy a dance and many fist pumps ….Tammy Moore you nailed this!
Dead Man Stalking is not an easy one. We find Luke Bennett living in a world where there are many paranormal species. Vampires are still head of the food chain. There are different sects of vampires….some from the Old Country and some the New World, some bitten, some born, all have agendas. Then there are the werewolves lower on the chain.
Luke has many secrets from is past, but has worked himself up through the ranks of an Elite profiler group working for VINE under Commander Madoc. It was then he was ‘taken’ and held captive for a year and turned without his consent while Madoc never stopped looking for him finally finding him broken.
Hospitalized for over a year…This is where we begin, finding Luke now calling himself Took, a shell, afraid of everything, even taking blood to exist…..living on food tablets the doctors give him to subsist. Drained of strength, hating his fangs, hating it all….Took is offered a chance to collaborate on an old case that needs revisiting just opened a closed case. Ha ha remember those words.
Ms. Moore takes us through a dark, dark story of a bloody world of deceit, lies, and redemption. Her writing is spot on, keeping you walking her path of crumbs she drops, so you follow obediently. She has you walking through gory, bloody, scenes that horrify and then thru burning buildings with such description that you smell the wood burning and feel the heat.
Took has a wonderful storyteller to give us his story. Cannot wait for more!
SHE SAID – MELISSA BRUS
Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Two words: Creepy Hot! Not two words people usually put together but somehow TA Moore has hit a balance in this new venture that is both! This new magically infused world has so much back-story and history that is slowly unveiled as the action happens on the page. I seriously don’t think I blinked while reading so that I didn’t miss a detail. And that creepy hot factor is multiplied when Took and Madoc interact. I actually asked out loud how in the heck Moore could make creepy vampire sex so hot!
The characters are so richly written that it is easy to be seamlessly drawn into the story and to become invested in them. I was relieved to see this titled as book one because there is so much I want to know now about these characters. Moore manages to give the reader a super satisfying ending while leaving plenty of open ended storylines to keep us wanting more. Evil genius!! This book definitely has a darker edge than Moore’s other work. Fans of fantasy and vampires will love Moore’s take on this genre.