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Blood and Bullets (Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

action packed excellence

I would like to thank, as always, R2R and the author for giving me a copy to read for a review :)

First I would like to say that if you like a great fantasy ride filled with action and fun weapons, this one is for you! Also, I have a thing for writing in the guys pe...
I would like to thank, as always, R2R and the author for giving me a copy to read for a review :)

First I would like to say that if you like a great fantasy ride filled with action and fun weapons, this one is for you! Also, I have a thing for writing in the guys perspective. I love a strong female heroine but it's a rare treat when you hear from a dude :) now, on to the review...

I liked this book, alot. First, you have a guy, who's big, bad, scary, kills things, but still has a conscience! Ohhh and he's got tattoos, lots of 'em!! That's hot! He is a bounty hunter to kill the things that go bump in the night, and he's good at what he does. And he's not a man-whore hahaha sorry, I should bleep that out :) his main hunt this time are vampires. And he has some awesome HUMAN backup :) I like this too. I also like that there are some non-human characters that are good at heart and he chooses to leave them be.

The writing is done in a way that you can picture every shot, kick, punch, scream, smell. It flows very well, and it's like an action movie, you are excited and feel the tension. And I love the supporting characters that were created, they have as much of my heart as the main character does. And the bad guy(s), well you'll understand when you read :)

The main character, Deacon, is strong both physically and mentally, but has his soft spots and I love this. He's willing to sacrifice his life to save others, and he is very adamant about that. He's also sometimes the typical man with protecting women, but he's cool about it :)

I have only one negative thing, and it's not really negative, but sometimes it was a little long winded. I understand that some things need describing and if there isn't enough then it leaves the reader confused or lost or empty. However, it was just in a few cases and by the middle I was way too invested to care, and most of the details were already described. This did not have a negative effect on me wanting to continue reading.

Overall, this is a really good book, especially if you are like me, with favoring fantasy, on the darker side, without much romantic activity :) its gets 4 PAWS from me :)

posted by Magluvsya03 on February 28, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

16 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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Out of 14 reviews 7 are plot spoilers. Why do you plot spoiling posters feel the need to ruin a book for others? We do not care that you got the book for free. Stop revealing every detail and dissecting every plot point. We can read and would actually prefer to read a b...
Out of 14 reviews 7 are plot spoilers. Why do you plot spoiling posters feel the need to ruin a book for others? We do not care that you got the book for free. Stop revealing every detail and dissecting every plot point. We can read and would actually prefer to read a book for ourselves, not have you ppl ruin it for us. If you want to write dissertations and dissect every sentence, join a web site, start a blog, but please stop ruining books for the rest of us.

posted by 8888649 on October 27, 2012

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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    "Blood and Bullets" was an interesting alternative to

    "Blood and Bullets" was an interesting alternative to most urban fantasy I've read. It was full of action and testosterone, and light on characterization and plot. As a first novel, the writing and editing was a bit rough (the epub version I bought through B&N had a lot of problems), but the author shows a lot of potential. Over all, it was a fun, very quick read.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2012

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    Good Story & Characters, But...

    This is the kind of book in which I really get engrossed in the story and then suddenly find myself noticing the writing.

    For a first novel, the story/plot is really good and suspenseful, and I'm betting the writing will mature over time.
    However, the maxim, "show don't tell" would go a long way here. The story is really good and the characters have a lot of potential, but readers can figure out a lot of things without being directly told. We get it that Deacon is protective of women and feels terrible about a significant loss and how it impacts him now, but but explaining it every few pages gets really old.

    My advice is to cut those passages out and avoid those extra, repeated explanations in the future.
    Of course, kudos for getting the book published!--most writers don't get that far-and a great story. I'll keep reading sequels, as long as the writing keeps getting stronger.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    A Guy's Urban Fantasy

    Many urban fantasy novels out today star a woman as main protagonist. James R. Tuck has created a man's urban fantasy novel. Deacon Chalk is a man's man. Tattoos, guns, mayhem. But also a sensitive side, things in his past has shaped his present.
    If you want a all around good time, read this book. Entertaining with a imaginative world.
    The start of a good series. Would recommend the other books in series as well.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

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    OK but simple read

    This book was fun to read but it was an easy quick read.

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