The Scene

The Scene

by R.M. Gilmore, Becky Johnson

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BN ID: 2940013916593
Publisher: Mac Gille Mhur
Publication date: 02/11/2012
Series: Dylan Hart , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 399
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Living in the dead center of California, R.M. Gilmore writes mystery thrillers with a supernatural twist.
Drawing from people and places in her life, she brings us the irreverent character Dylan Hart of the Dylan Hart Odyssey of the Occult series, and sweet Lynnie Russell featured in the Lynnie Russell Trilogy.
Gilmore has contributed to numerous anthologies, as well as, short stories and stand-alone works-in-progress.

Gilmore also creates original artworks in various mediums including paint and clay. Her home is filled with eclectic music memorabilia, horror flicks, and droves of complete Lego sets. R.M. shares a home with her husband, kids, and more than thirty animals including a Labrador, frilled dragon, and gargoyle geckos.

When she's not insane with writing, household junk, and animal care, she loves to watch movies, digs detective shows, and imbibes in alcohol more than one person should.

R.M. Gilmore lives to laugh and will likely die laughing.

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The Scene 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
HRWKristina More than 1 year ago
Wow, I want to be Dylan Hart. I am not sure where to begin with this review. I love Dylan Hart, she is sarcastic, sassy and speaks her mind; even when she shouldn't say things. I also love that she isn't your typical skinny girl who thinks she isn't perfect, Dylan is a normal person that accepts who she is. After reading The Scene, I had to read Endless Nights, there was no way that I was not going to start any other book. Read this book right away.
Felicia-Tatum More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful twist on the vampire story! I had to stay up late to find out what happened, and Gilmore threw in twists I was NOT expecting. I love that I'm still wondering what's real and what's not, even though it's kind of driving me crazy at the same time. This was a wonderful start to a series and I'm looking forward to more.
HeavenLyanne More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read and very funny! I recommend it to anyone and everyone! Trust me you will not regret it ^-^
beanieboo78 More than 1 year ago
Where to begin? I really struggled to stay focused in the first few chapters but once i settled into a good reading pace I was hooked. In the beginning I remember thinking "this chick spends too much time dissing herself" and then I realised "this chick's real". Dylan Hart is not your usual heroine, she is not super confident, oozing sex appeal and she doesn't have super human powers. She is sassy with a filthy mouth, prone to sarcasm and has the funniest lines. I actually laughed out loud several times whilst reading. This book was nothing like I expected and its most definitely not your typical 'vampire' book. It kept me second guessing ALL the characters until the very end. And now I'm left waiting for the next instalment.
Raven_Heather More than 1 year ago
In the Scene was a great read!! I loved Dylan Hart. She is funny and full of hard hitting comments. 
Bex_n_Books More than 1 year ago
In The Scene, we are introduced to the memorable character Dylan Hart. ‘Memorable, why’s that?’ do I hear you ask? Is it because she has superpowers, or she is remarkably charming or even is it because she is the epitome of all that is physically beautiful in a woman? Well no! What we have with Dylan is a remarkable young woman who is so unbelievably funny and most definitely human, with human doubts about her image and her life, as well as a foul-mouth to boot! I loved Dylan’s character. She is so very fascinating. I was drawn to her immediately, even more so than that of the two tasty male characters that appear in The Scene. The one-liners that she says, her reactions and responses are roll of the floor and cross your legs together funny. RM Gilmore, the author, has done a remarkable job with the creation of her female lead Dylan. Dylan drips with sarcasm, wit and believable responses, ones that you wish you’d say if you had enough time to think about it. Likewise, the secondary characters Tatum, Mike and Cyrus are equally well-developed and entertaining characters. The dynamics between the characters are very amusing and crafted. The plot as a whole was interesting and the concept for the storyline refreshing. RM Gilmore truly has produced a cracker of a novel. It is the dialogue and characters that really make this novel a fantastic fun read; they really push the story along. Overall, yes I loved Dylan. The novel itself is very well written and constructed. The narrative is extremely descriptive, at times a little too much. I was so in love with the characters’ voices that I was desperate to skip past the narrative to reach it. But, I held back! An pretty impressive 4 stars, maybe even 4 1/2!
Janaru More than 1 year ago
In her search to discover whether or not vampires are real, we find Dylan Hart in Los Angeles, trying to make her way as a journalist, pay off her student debt and get her front door open. She has body issues, money trouble and two men she doesn't know what to do with. Dylan's decision to write a book, and cash-in on the blood-drained bodies of prostitutes, begins her on her Odyssey. Slicing her way through the absurd, the ethereal and the deadly serious, of the underground vampire community, with her twenty-first century Marlowe-esque straight-razor wit. A "Thelma and Louise On Steroids" relationship with best-friend, Tatum, epitomizes the sentiment, "A good friend will help you move. A best friend will help you move a body". The only question, when it comes to Tatum, is whose? But Dylan's crunchy coating hides a soft, creamy, center. She soon finds herself hunting down the murderers for higher purposes than fame and money. Although that would be okay too. I loved this book! I'm not usually into vampires, but this isn't your usual vampire fare. It's quirky, creepy and laugh-out-loud hilarious. There's a good, solid, mystery in The Scene, and well crafted characters in place for the rest of Dylan's Odyssey. RM Gilmore has me hooked!
Josie_Lynn More than 1 year ago
This book made me laugh so hard, I couldn't see through the tears in my eyes. There were so many 'Laugh Out Loud' moments, I lost track of them all. You will instantly fall in love with Dylan Hart. Her sense of humor throughout this book oozes with so much sarcasm she even cracks herself up on more than one occasion. Dylan is a journalist who sets out to write her first novel. With the sudden influx of bloodless female homicides in and around her hometown of L.A., she becomes fixated on getting to the bottom of what is going on and turning it into a best selling novel. Frustrated with the lack of progress on the cases, Mike, a local cop and Dylan's ex, agrees to share details of the crimes with her off the record, of course. Due to the nature of the crimes, namely the fact that the women were being found drained of most of their blood, the finger is being pointed in the direction of the local 'vampire' community, referred to as Sanguinarians. During the course of her investigation, Dylan meets Cyrus Atossa. On the outside, he's a hot underwear model, but she quickly realizes there's more to this gorgeous man than just his captivating green eyes. Just how deep are his ties to the Sanguinarians? Could he really be involved in the deaths of all those women? And why is he acting like he's attracted to a self proclaimed little fat ass like Dylan? (Her words, not mine LOL) Dylan's BFF, Tatum, goes along with her for most of the ride, but the deeper they get into the investigation, the more Dylan starts to think Tatum might just have a few secrets of her own. This book will take you on a hilariously twisted ride and keep you guessing til the very end. The story and the characters, especially Dylan, are so perfectly written, you feel as though you're actually there with them experiencing everything they do. R.M. Gilmore has definitely struck literary gold with Dylan Hart and her Odyssey of the Occult Series, and I can't wait to see what happens next.
Colleen2000 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Totally different and refreshing read. I love Dylan's snarly attitude, I loved her tough as nails attitude that only showed a little vulnerability occasionally, I loved how she talked to herself inside her head (argued with herself more like it) This book takes you into another realm of vampires that is not written about often (the darker side) that of the fake vampires who try to act as if they are vampires you see on T.V. this book hints of real vampires and slayers and I don't know yet what Cyrus is but I would like to, so yes I am looking forward to reading the next book. I have decided that I really like this author's style of writing and am looking forward to more of her books.
Gartman6 More than 1 year ago
I am blown away by The Scene and I still want more! If you're going to write about Vampires this is how you do it. I was entertained from start to finish while Dylan kept me glued to the pages needing more and more with every word that I devoured. The Scene was beautifully written with very likable charaters and a storyline to die for(pun intended). I can't wait to find out what happens next. This is a must read!
amartinez87 More than 1 year ago
The premise sounded promising and I really wanted to love the book but it was just a little too slow moving for me. I couldn't connect with the characters so it was really hard to get into for me. Overall it was okay but lacked depth and connection for me with characters. I voluntarily reviewed an arc from the author.
Adunning729 More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome book! I loved all the twists and suspense but had a lot of funny parts as well! The main character Dylan Hart is amazing! She aspires to be a true crime author and her first story has to do with suspicious deaths of women drained of their blood linked to "vampires". Her research takes her on an adventure and makes you wonder if vampires are real. Looking forward to more Dylan!
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
A snarky journalist turns detective with the hopes of writing a best seller. There is a “vampire killer” on the loose and Dylan decides to team up with her best friend, and a “not sure of their relationship status” cop, to find the murderer. This turns into the funny and suspenseful murder mystery to entertain readers, regardless of the genre. The writing was great, the characters are well developed, and complete with personalities to carry on banter and keep readers laughing. I’m not sure if this is what the writer was going for, but with a main character’s attitude, I know she had to laugh while writing the story. I enjoyed the comedy and give it 4 Boundless Stars....Beth
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
The Scene by R.M. Gilmore is a wonderful read. Just filled with mystery and intrigue, this is a terrific way to start a new series. This first book answered absolutely none of my questions...I must continue. The characters are deep, smart, and funny. Nearly perfect.
KimberlyWestrope More than 1 year ago
I have to admit, I liked this story way more than I thought I would. I love the feisty heroine, Dylan Hart. As a journalist delving in to a recent streak of murders as research for her book, Dylan soon finds herself caught up in a dark and sinister underworld. Lucky for her, she has her best friend, Tatum, and her ex-boyfriend (and cop), Mike backing her up...or are they? Through all the twists and turns this story takes, it's hard to figure out who are the good guys and who are the bad guys, until the very end.  I loved the fast pace of the story and all the witty banter (including Dylan's internal banter with herself). Very engaging characters. I've never read a book about vampires and so was a little skeptical, but this story is about much more than vampires. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Allthingsbook-ReviewRL More than 1 year ago
the scene rm gilmore 4 Stars A funny, fast-paced story with great character interaction. A good, quirky plot helps bring the characters to life. This is a paranormal mystery that will leave you guessing right up to the end. I highly recommend to all who like the paranormal and all who like a good mystery.
KristyHeinicke More than 1 year ago
I found the first few chapters of this book hard to get into, which may have been due to outside interuptions, but once I'd gotten a bit further into the book I was able to get into the characters & the theme. By the end of the book I couldn't get enough of Dylan & her friends... This was a different take on a Vampire novel, but I quite enjoyed it, all the twists & turns kept me enthralled, laughing out loud & at the edge of my seat till the end. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago