Parts & Wreck [NOOK Book]

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Parts & Wreck by Mark Henry

Wade Crowson, a brutish and brooding playboy and veteran vivisectionist for the Parts Department, runs into more than he bargained for in new partner, Lucid Montgomery, a quirky beauty with a bizarre secret and a string of psychiatric diagnoses she tries hard to keep hidden. Loving Luce will stamp a demonic target on her back and thrust Wade into a frenzied whirlwind of hilarious misunderstandings and, quite possibly, a stripping gig for ...

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Overview


Parts & Wreck by Mark Henry

Wade Crowson, a brutish and brooding playboy and veteran vivisectionist for the Parts Department, runs into more than he bargained for in new partner, Lucid Montgomery, a quirky beauty with a bizarre secret and a string of psychiatric diagnoses she tries hard to keep hidden. Loving Luce will stamp a demonic target on her back and thrust Wade into a frenzied whirlwind of hilarious misunderstandings and, quite possibly, a stripping gig for emptynesters. Can they withstand the savagery of an exorcism (with or without the split pea soup) and come out alive and …in love?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622663675
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/25/2013
  • Series: Parts Department
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 898,448
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Before breezing into the lush, some might say moist—not him, only a sicko would say that—world of humorous paranormal romance, MARK HENRY put his pen to snarky comedy, urban fantasy, science fiction, and young adult fantasy (as Daniel Marks). He spent twelve years as a psychotherapist and crisis counselor. No worries, he’s currently exclusively committed to scarring minds. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife, Caroline, and three furry monsters with no regard for quality carpeting.

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  • Posted December 6, 2013

    The Perfect Balance of Gore and Romance?  Parts and Wreck by Mar

    The Perfect Balance of Gore and Romance?  Parts and Wreck by Mark Henry




    Hunky, exocerismist Wade Crowson has been plagued by love and demons too long.  Lucid Montgomery (Luce) is a spunky mix of quirks and mental disorders who desperately needs a job.  Neither could have predicted the fireworks when they are partnered up.  However, Luce's secrets and Wade's reluctance for attachment keep getting in the way.  Throw in an alcoholic ex-nun and a long time imaginary friend and you have a real party!
    Mark Henry does it again.  The perfect balance of gore, romance, sex and sarcasm.  The characters were over-the-top yet still relatable.  The humor had me laughing out loud on a crowded commuter train.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2013

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    I'm ready for some depraved raunchy reading. And that's exactly

    I'm ready for some depraved raunchy reading.

    And that's exactly what I got. But to be honest I wouldn't expect anything less from Mark Henry. I'm still working on writing long extensive reviews, but I like the short and sweet ones. This book had it all...snarky and a bit crazy characters, a drunk ex-nun, imaginary friends, demon possessions, mommy parties with strippers acting like children for the empty nesters, romance and sex. ok I'm sure I might have left something out but I feel I hit on the main things.

    So if you take anything away from this it should be this...if you want a good read with laughter then you need to pick this book up. I know when the next one shows up for pre-order I will be clicking yes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2013

    This is a super fun quirky read!! It had my attention from begin

    This is a super fun quirky read!! It had my attention from beginning to end!! 

    Wade is more of a straight forward guy and when her meets up with Luce sparks fly! They go from one crazy situation to the next, really fast paced action. Maybe a little too fast at times. Always enjoyable!

    I adore Luce and all her quirkiness, is she crazy or just eccentric, I sat the latter! She just seems to be one of those gals who always finds trouble or odd situations. I say roll with it! Loved her sass and she was a perfect match for Wade.

    Loads of story to keep a gal busy, fantastic lead and supporting characters, really dynamic storytelling and a laugh out loud riot!

    The romance isn't really a scorcher but they definitely have a little fire going on! I can not wait to see more, hint hint Mr. Henry...I am expecting a series here!

    Marc Henry is a new author for me and if his other books are as much fun as this one, I'm sold!

    *Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

    Snarky,sassy, sexy and a lot of fun. Enjoy!

    Snarky,sassy, sexy and a lot of fun. Enjoy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2014

    I can honestly say I have NEVER read another book like this - wh

    I can honestly say I have NEVER read another book like this - which is too bad cause this was hilariously awesome! I laughed and wondered aloud "HUH?" at times and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know everyone in this book, even Hitch. Which is surprising when you figure out... NO SPOILERS! Seriously this book is the funniest, most irreverent thing I have read in a long time and I cannot wait for the next one! 

    I thought the concept of this book was whacked and admit that when it first came out I passed it over cause it didn't sound like something I would enjoy. BOY WAS I EVER WRONG and I am so glad that the Covet Sampler: 2013 came out or I would never have had the chance to sample this book and see just how funny and interesting and completely insane (in that good way we all enjoy) it could be. Then I had the good fortune to see (on twitter) that the author was looking for people to review his book so 30 seconds later I had contacted the nice man and there you go - I was reading and enjoying this book!

    This book takes advantage of everyone's love for the paranormal and the assumption that the weird, wacky and (sometimes not so) wonderful things that happen in our world can be explained by demons and their possession of humans. It also has a completely unique method of transference of demon essence from one person to another, possibly leaving pieces of a demon in quite a few humans if the demon is powerful enough! The Parts Department's job (where Wade and now Luce work) is to remove the demonic parts from the human and possibly/hopefully leaving them alive and now alone in their body. 

    The supporting characters in this book were the exact opposite of the expected of their character - a defrocked nun who drinks and swears like a sailor? A lesbian who is so out there she hits on anyone remotely feminine but still manages to have the back of her boy buddies! And an administration department that appears to potluck every other day and those who don't participate are frowned upon.... 

    I received a copy of the ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Is there a next book? I'd read that one too. Love Mark Henry's sense of humor.

    I laughed through this whole book. What a fun read!

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    Like its title, the story is a wreck This is the first time I r

    Like its title, the story is a wreck

    This is the first time I read Mark Henry book. And, well, I'm sorry that this book failed to meet my expectation. When see so many 4-5 reviews on Goodreads here, and I request this because the blurb look promising and funny, unique and different, I expect this will make a good laugh. Alas, like it title, the story is a wreck, a mess. I think that Mr Henry try so hard to make a sexy story, but it left me cold. Sure the sex scene was steamy and bordering erotic. But the bantering between the main characters, Luce and Wade is not sexy. It feel forced, it's not romantic. The "L" is kinda forced too. It feel like Mr Henry want to write romance story and he mixed everything he know from romance novel into this book, but his attempt is failed.

    By the way, the idea of exorcism is fresh. The demon possess human by organ transplantation, I admit is a brilliant idea. I would love to see Mr Henry focus for this idea, not how to make Luce and Wade's relationship work. I'm okay with pure urban fantasy with less romance, if it will make the story work for me. Parts that I love, maybe when Wade must go to strip club that make me smile, or when Luce got into her first repo works. Another character like Quince, Sister Mary-Agnes, also Luce's imaginary friend, Hitch are interesting. Sadly, I can't connect into Luce and Wade, that's why it's so hard to finish this one.

    Thanks for Entangled for provided the e-ARC

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  • Posted December 26, 2013

    ***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review*** A

    ***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review***

    A fast-paced, hilarious adventure involving one hell of a handsome cautious vivisectionist and an outspoken quirky brunette who may or may not be crazy. I loved everything about this story--Wade's hesitation at getting involved with Luce, Luce saying whatever she wanted and her odd relationship with Hitch, the P&W's odd faculty, and the P&W's purpose.

    Mark Henry did a spectacular job creating characters that are complex yet believable. He didn't shy away from the goriness of repos, the ugliness of disagreements, or the oddness of human behavior. And he introduced a concept I haven't come across in any other demon themed books I've read--the transfer of a demon from one human host to another.

    A delightfully fun tale that left me grinning, laughing, snorting, and laughing some more. Can't wait to read the next P&W!

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  • Posted December 21, 2013

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    accepted an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    accepted an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Then I immediately googled "Vivisectionist" because I had no clue. It was then that I realized this book was going to be a little different. To me, being different is a compliment. There's so many similar paranormal books nowadays.

    Luce, is probably the only insecure character I've ever loved! She's got a long history of talking to her imaginary friend Hitch, and DR's, and medications, etc. She's pretty convinced she's crazy. After reading a magazine, she's convinced that if she gets and keeps a job she can't be given a diagnosis she doesn't want.

    Wade, has a sad history. Most of the people he's close to die. Including his previous partner. He's the straight man in this book. He wanted Luce from the get go, but doesn't do relationships. I can't say that I liked him as much because of the push/pull things he did to Luce.

    I'm really surprised at some of the reviews on here. To me, this was a hilarious book. Luce is quick witted and always has something to say. Kind of like the drunken nun. It was nothing like I expected. It was much much much better than I expected.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

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    According to the Author's Notes, this is Mark Henry's first fora

    According to the Author's Notes, this is Mark Henry's first foray into Paranormal Romance. I've read (and re-read) his Amanda Feral series and it's due to their quality that I read this book. As a first attempt I give it a solid B+.

    The Parts & Wreck Department is a shadowy agency that repossesses the demon possessed organs from unwitting citizens. The demonic possession is somewhat like a virus that can spread from one person to many, depending upon the number of organ recipients. It's Wade's job to get these organs back - and not necessarily at a hospital. 
    Wade is a tattooed tough guy who's lost more than one partner doing the job. He's unsettled by his attraction to his new partner - and worried she'll meet the same fate. 
    Luce (Lucid) is slightly nutty, with a broken brain-to-mouth filter that really needs to get this job to prove to herself she isn't totally crazy.

    They flirt outrageously while using creative and spontaneous means to repossess the organs on their list while fighting their own issues and desires.

    There are a few issues, bear with me while I nitpick:
    The plot seemed a little rushed, with pieces missing. I found myself re-reading the first third of the book searching for an event that Luce mentions. In her context it sounded like a bigger event than what actually happened. Also, she goes from a runner to a fighter with sharp instincts without any explanation.
    I know it's not Henry's fault, but there were many text/punctuation errors in the digital text that threw me off. Compounded with his choices for Luce's character voice, these were occasionally confusing in regards to tone, especially when Wade responds to it in a manner that seems over-reactive or shocked. (i.e. Sometimes there'd be a question mark or period in the oddest place.)
    My only other issue was the love scene. As this is his first in the genre, I have to admit that there is great potential. He doesn't shy away from straightforward statements or verbiage. However, the pacing seemed odd, and the many different synonyms for Wade's genitals was highly distracting. It wasn't crude, but for a moment I felt like I was reading the list from The Bald Headed Hermit and the Artichoke.

    Nit picking over:
    The plot is inventive and fresh, with supporting characters that are just as interesting as Luce and Wade. A drunken, defrocked nun in a man's suit and a sharp wit gives the directives. A copier room full of pot-luck happy vegans spew angry office repartee on a whole new level of cubicle hell. The training video Luce watches is an amazing piece of hilarious mental imagery all by itself.
    Luce's bawdy humor and irreverence are what Henry writes best - and when it works it's stellar. Her off the cuff sexual statements are shockingly funny. The duo's solutions to the situations they find themselves in are original and had me laughing out loud. 
    I hope that Henry continues this as a series. With a little polish and practice, it promises to be another on my re-reader shelf.

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  • Posted November 30, 2013

    Wade doesn't want to get to close to his new partner Lucid aka L

    Wade doesn't want to get to close to his new partner Lucid aka Luce. He has lost partners in the past when he got to close and doesn't want it to happen again. Demon hunting is a dangerous job and he doesn't want her to be the next victim. Luce has only her imaginary friend Hitch for a friend. She needs a job and this one seems to be perfect. Only trouble is Wade who she hooked up with during a speed dating. Now they have to work together. Luce has a problem even she doesn't know about and Wade will have to save her.




    This book has plenty of laughs and well written characters. I like the plot of the story and it moves at a good pace. You see what made Wade the way he is and why he is good at his job. Luce is funny on her own as she has to deal with several things. These two don't want to get to close together but they can't fight what is between them like they can demons. I like how they are both very different but seem to work. The book is fast paced with lots of action and entertaining. The only problem I had with the book was I wanted to know more about the department. I think with some more details on it it would have been rated better for me and if at times the characters could have took a breathe. This is a good book many will enjoy and if you want a witty, action packed book pick this one up.

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  • Posted November 26, 2013

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    I liked this book. It was fast paced and lost me in some parts


    I liked this book. It was fast paced and lost me in some parts but I enjoyed it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    I loved this book!!! Mark Henry captured my attention from the

    I loved this book!!! Mark Henry captured my attention from the first word.

    True to form, it was outrageous at times, completely depraved and laugh out loud funny. It was a really fast read and wildly entertaining. I have been waiting a long time for a new Mark Henry book and I was not dissapointed. I found that I actually cared about the characters from the moment they were introduced, especially Sister Mary Agnes and Luce. Mark Henry remains true to himself and his writing style by putting it out there in plain language. I remained interested in the book the entire time and am looking forward to the next book about the Parts Department.

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

    Lucid is trying to find a job and convince herself and the imagi

    Lucid is trying to find a job and convince herself and the imaginary friend that nobody else can see that she is normal. If she can just find a job that is a step in the right direction. Then she meets Wade who is a veteran of the Parts Department. Lucid doesn't realize exactly what they are extracting until she goes into the job and learns they are taking possessed body parts. What she doesn't know is that Wade has a history of his partners getting killed.

    They spend time trying to find these possessed body parts and the fact that they get the wrong guy. Wade gets a job as a male stripper in a diaper. There were some really hilarious parts to this book. It was a little far out there for me, but I would recommend it if you like the paranormal.

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

    ARC received for an honest review Wade Crowson finds his hands f

    ARC received for an honest review
    Wade Crowson finds his hands full with his new partner, Lucid Montgomery. Lucid is smart, sexy, and sassy and cursed. These two form a very interesting pair. Wade needs an assistant and when Luce shows up for the interview he knows that there is a reason for them meeting.
    Sister Mary-Agnes Albright warns Luce that Wade will do all he can to keep her alive. Although Luce is not affected by the statement Wade seems to have his experience in demonic infestations. Most notably his former partner, Rachel. Rachel is the victim of an exorcism gone wrong.
    Although this is not usually the type of book I would enjoy I found the writing to be interesting and very creative. There is a sense of humor throughout the entire demon-catching scenario that Wade is engaged in. These scenes bring a lot of paranormal elements and chasing to the story.
    Luce believes that she needs to be a part of The Parts Department with Wade, she believes that it is her duty to stop the demonic uprising. Although she keeps it a secret, or tries for the most part, she sees and speaks to “spirits”. Besides the growing attraction between Wade and Luce they form a partnership to chase down the demons. That is until Luce falls victim to one and her body is the victim of demonic possession.
    This was a fun and interesting read full of paranormal demonic occurrences and a dash of romance.

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

    Luce has been talking to her imaginary friend for years, sometim

    Luce has been talking to her imaginary friend for years, sometimes she thinks she's going crazy. Luce went to a speed dating place to prove a point and meet Wade, they had one unbelievably hot kiss before she stopped and couldn't go any further. Luce was looking for a job and was going for an interview. She goes to the door and Wade opens it. It's a job to be his assistant, who would of thought it would be to chase demons down. As they work together they form a bond and finally give in. While working on a case and Luce yells a name, Wade starts to wonder. Wade looks a Luce's file and what she believes is an imaginary friend, is really a demon possession. Luce doesn't realized until it was to late and the demon took over her body. Wade gets the team to find Luce, so they can get the demon out. They find Luce to do an exorcism and the demon finally leaves her body. Wade takes Luce to there room to take care of her and tell her he loves her. She was so happy to hear he loved her and she loved him back. 

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