Blood Work

Blood Work

by L.J. Hayward

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BN ID: 2940045826440
Publisher: L.J. Hayward
Publication date: 04/11/2014
Series: Night Call , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 205,215
File size: 501 KB

About the Author

L.J. Hayward has been telling stories for most of her life. Granted, a good deal of them have been of the tall variety, but who’s counting? Parents and teachers notwithstanding, of course. These days, the vast majority of her story telling has been in an honest attempt to create fun and exciting ways of entertaining others (and making money). As such, she is still a mad (always provoked!) scientist in a dungeon laboratory (it has no windows. Seriously, the zombie apocalypse could be going on outside and she’d have nary a clue) who, on the rare occasions she emerges into the light, does so under extreme protest and with the potential hazard of bursting into flames under the southeast Queensland sun.

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Blood Work 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Blood Work is the first book in the Night Call series by Australian author, L.J. Hayward. If you’re in south-east Queensland and you have a problem with vampires, weres, ghouls, imps and the like, Night Call is your best bet. Matt Hawkins will sort it all out for a reasonable fee. He has got a clever arsenal at his disposal, but his secret weapon is his tame vampire, Mercy. His anger management problem, the one that sees him go berserk now and then, comes in handy when he’s clearing a dozen freshly-made vampires from a paintball room. Actually, those freshly-made vampires are a worry: lately there seem to be an awful lot more of them. And that’s not Matt’s only worry. Despite his efforts to stay under the radar, people are trying to track him down: there’s a three hundred year old vampire colonel, a refined English gentleman and an ex-cop PI. Matt’s pretty sure none of them wants to hire him, but it might have something to do with Mercy. Hayward gives the reader a great fantasy plot with plenty of action, a generous helping of humour and an exciting climax. Her world building is subtly done, with no obvious info dumps. Her characters are appealing for all their flaws, and fans of Jim Hines and Jim Butcher’s work will recognise certain elements of Isaac Vainio and Harry Dresden in Matt Hawkins. But Matt’s an Aussie through and through with his classic black Monaro sporting NYT CLL plates, his home in Redcliffe and his liking for the odd beer. The Brisbane setting will appeal to Australian readers, especially those from the Sunshine State, and this excellent debut (downloadable free from Smashwords) also contains the first three chapters of the second book in the series, Demon Dei. More of Matt Hawkins and co will be difficult to resist.
fluffy3 More than 1 year ago
great book. set in Australia, Brisbane area. this book has a much more serious tone than the write up. the main character, matt hunts supernatural creatures. lots of action and things that go bump in the night.. looking forward to the next book!
Anonymous 3 months ago
I loved it , lots of action .If your looking for a supernatural read that's has a lot of character. You will love this book.Thanks for the great read, can't wait to read the next one!!