Today's featured book is BLOOD AND BULLETS, first in a new urban fantasy series by James R. Tuck. It's always interesting to read an urban fantasy written by a guy after reading so many series written by women. Yes, Virginia, there is a difference. Don't be jumping on me--it's true!
Blood and Bullets, James Tuck's debut novel, has a very noir-detective feel to it, with humorous asides, gnashing vampire teeth, and gore galore. Deacon Chalk responds to the death of his family by becoming a vampire hunter, operating out of his strip club, Polecats (meow). He's a serious badass, loves his weaponry, and his vampires are nasty critters. You won't find a lot of emotional depth here, despite his loss of family--Deacon isn't one to sit around and cry in his beer. He'll just shoot something instead. If you're a little burned out on paranormal romance and the softer side of urban fantasy, this could be your antidote.
Want to win a copy of Blood and Bullets? Read on…
ABOUT THE BOOK: 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.
Want to win a copy of Blood and Bullets? Male urban fantasy writers are in the vast minority—do you have a favorite? Yes, you can say Jim Butcher, because I love me some Dresden. I'm also a fan of the Simon R. Green Nightside series (which this book bears a closer resemblance to than Dresden.) You know the drill, my vampire slayers: one entry for comment, a second for blog follow, third for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and a fourth for a tweet or retweet.