Death and Relaxation

Death and Relaxation

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by Devon Monk
     
 

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Monsters, gods, and mayhem...

Police Chief Delaney Reed can handle the Valkyries, werewolves, gill-men and other paranormal creatures who call the small beach town of Ordinary, Oregon their home. It's the vacationing gods who keep her up at night.

With the famous rhubarb festival right around the corner, small-town tensions, tempers, and godly tantrums are at an

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Monsters, gods, and mayhem...

Police Chief Delaney Reed can handle the Valkyries, werewolves, gill-men and other paranormal creatures who call the small beach town of Ordinary, Oregon their home. It's the vacationing gods who keep her up at night.

With the famous rhubarb festival right around the corner, small-town tensions, tempers, and godly tantrums are at an all-time high. The last thing Delaney needs is her ex-boyfriend reappearing just when she's finally caught the attention of Ryder Bailey, the one man she should never love.

No, scratch that. The actual last thing she needs is a dead body washing ashore, especially since the dead body is a god.

Catching a murderer, wrestling a god power, and re-scheduling the apocalypse? Just another day on the job in Ordinary. Falling in love with her childhood friend while trying to keep the secrets of her town secret? That's gonna take some work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939853028
Publisher:
OddHouse Press
Publication date:
06/18/2016
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
96,796
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Death and Relaxation 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Moved along well and was hard to put down.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Love the concept. Love the series.
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Anonymous 4 months ago
I love it. Best thing since ever. I couldn't put it down. All the way. It was swag.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I love the characters in this book! The heroine has plenty of friends and family which read as more authentic. Even though she has this great support network she struggles with loneliness. Preach, Devon Monk!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I enjoyed this story! Good characters!
croush12 6 months ago
I loved this story! Monk does a great job giving each character a unique personality and weaving them together into a community. She has a unique sense of humor in her writing that I love (amber alert god...cracks me up every time). Good paced plot. Not a cliffhanger ending, but lets you know there is more to come. Enjoy! On a separate note, I know writers can never write fast enough to suit their readers (guilty) so am loving the pace at which Ms. Monk is releasing her books recently!
Anonymous 7 months ago
I quite enjoyed this book, the concept was a nice change from the usual urban fantasy. The story was quick paced, and held my interest even while being a bit predictible. I look forward to seeing the characters develop a bit as the series continues.
InvestedIvana 8 months ago
Devon Monk has a new series! Small town politics, family legacies, lost loves, vacationing gods, mysterious deaths, and lots and lots of rhubarb. Be sure to check out this fun new series. What drew me to this book: I’m a big fan of Devon Monk; I love her Allie Beckstrom and House Immortal series. So when I saw she had a new series coming out, I was pretty excited. Plus, the cover, designed by Lou Harper, is lovely. Why I kept reading: Death and Relaxation is a lighter series than I’m used to from Monk, but I really liked it. It’s a murder mystery, a light urban fantasy, and a bit of paranormal romance all in one book. The small town of Ordinary is home to many things—the Reed family, the Rhubarb festival, and every type of supernatural creature and divine immortal imaginable. The Police Chief, Delaney Reed, gets to deal with it all, including vacationing gods, old boyfriends, the death of a god, and the rehousing of the god’s power. Oh, and judging the Rhubarb festival—and she doesn’t even like rhubarb. At one point, I thought I had the romance part of this book figured out; but I was totally wrong. At least, so far. I never did have the murder figured out. I like that! The end of the book hints that there are much bigger things in store for Ordinary. With so much going on in this small town, I have no doubt there will be more good things to come. Why I recommend it: Monk’s new book is great entertainment. It gives you a little taste of several genres and the mystery is unpredictable. The town and characters are interesting and quirky, as you might expect from a small town. The ending is satisfying and yet hints that things are about to get serious. I’m really looking forward to the next book.