A weekend getaway to New Orleans takes a dangerous turn when four women attract the hungry attention of scavengers, creatures once lured to the Big Easy to feed on the dead - but who have now moved onto the living.
The women must run for their lives, seeking refuge from the Garden District to the Ninth Ward as the scavengers hunt them down. A cocky Irish movie star with a mysterious curse offers to help - but his assistance quickly turns into trouble.
Sneaky vampires join the chase, eager to exploit the women in an attempt to bring down the scavengers, their sworn enemy and chief competition for pretty human flesh.
Relying on their wits, humor, and a few hidden talents, the four friends battle to stay alive during one wild night in New Orleans.
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About the Author
Deirdre H. Gage is a Texas writer who has claimed half a dozen other places as home, including Kentucky and Chicago - but her heart belongs to the Big Easy. She has been published in Cosmopolitan Magazine and Appalachian Heritage literary journal. The Getaway Girls: A New Orleans Tale of Monsters, Mayhem and Moms is her first novel, and book one in The Getaway Girls series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Attention all you Moms out there planning the long awaited and highly prized WEEKEND GETAWAY WITH THE GIRLS! It’s a dog eat dog world out there, or should I say a monster eat human world? Four longtime friends make their great escape to enjoy a weekend of laughter, fun and friendship in the Big Easy, but this excitement may even be over the top for New Orleans! Instead of perusing the great menus and delights of the city, they find they are the specialty of the night. How to escape from the clutches of these carnivores? Wit, humor, brains and probably that special “MomThing” might work, but only the help of a rather unusual Irish actor and a strange agreement with another group from the shadows of night, vampires. And you thought only Marde Gras brought out the strange ones. The Getaway Girls: A New Orleans Tale of Monsters, Mayhem and Moms by Deirdre H. Gage lives up to its title and them some as the denizens of the night come out to play and wreak havoc. Our girls are quick, snarky and brave as only a Mom can be, and just maybe one of them will find a little romance, face it, love makes strange bedfellows, you know? Deirdre Gage had me laughing, even when things got dark and dangerous; she has developed her world so well and so "uniquely". Her characters make this tale, with tongue-in-dialogue, completely believable girltalk and that desire to “pretend” to live life on the edge, even if it is only for a couple of days. Take this one to the beach, the coffee shop, anywhere no one will look at you funny for laughing out loud!