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Blood & Spirits

Blood Spirits Small town life can be hard for a dead girlFor Veronica Fischer the night to night life of a bloodsucking madam in Middle America is tough enough before she adopts Rachel Gregory an eight year old gh

  • Title: Blood & Spirits
  • Author: Dennis Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9781456325633
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Paperback
  • Small town life can be hard for a dead girlFor Veronica Fischer the night to night life of a bloodsucking madam in Middle America is tough enough before she adopts Rachel Gregory, an eight year old ghost After her house is set on fire, and Rachel disappears, all signs point to foul play When she finds herself with a hit out on her unlife, and warrants for her arrest,Small town life can be hard for a dead girlFor Veronica Fischer the night to night life of a bloodsucking madam in Middle America is tough enough before she adopts Rachel Gregory, an eight year old ghost After her house is set on fire, and Rachel disappears, all signs point to foul play When she finds herself with a hit out on her unlife, and warrants for her arrest, it becomes clear she s going to need help.Now she has to contend with horny zombies, violent spirits, and murderous grave robbers if she s ever going to find Rachel and discover the awful truth of the coming storm.A raucous ride through the dangerous lives of the lecherous undead.

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    1. Sammie Spencer on said:

      I am blown away by how good this book was! V, the main character, is a vampire and quite a powerful woman…in many different ways. ;-) However, there was a vulnerability about her that I haven’t seen with many vamp books. This one is about so much more than vampires. I love the ‘family’ she has created and the loyalty that exists. This book was a roller coaster ride – one moment I was cringing in disgust, the next moment I was laughing out loud and then the next moment I was tearing up. [...]

    2. Ashley - The Bookish Brunette on said:

      Um did you read that synopsis? A vampire madam , ghosts, and *gasp* (my fav) ZOMBIES! Sounds super awesome right?Right from the get go, I freaking LOVED Veronica. She's sharp, funny and has a totally killer attitude and she's a madam! Is it crazy strange that I loved this little idiosyncrasy about her? Maybe so.I HAVE to say that I am absolutely astonished that a man wrote this book, and I don't mean that in a bad way at all! Sharpe made Veronica undeniably real. I've read awesome books written [...]

    3. Tishia (Paperback Opinion) on said:

      First of all, I have to say I'm surprised that a male author wrote this book from a woman's point of view, and did it well! Veronica, the lead in this story, is a vampire who runs a brothel. She is a strong, likeable character that gets herself into a lot of trouble. She basically adopts an 8 year old ghost named Rachel, whom she becomes really close to. When Rachel is taken, Veronica is determined to get to the bottom of it. Veronica is desperate and willing to do anything for answers, which in [...]

    4. Kristen on said:

      I'm a first time book reviewer. I guess I should start by saying that I normally read urban fantasy and paranormal romance. I heard about this book on listopia lists. I bought this book from amazon, based on the reviews I read here. I got it and ended up staying awake until after three in the morning finishing it. I was hooked from the first chapter. It was easy to read, moved at a fast pace, had an exciting plot, and really believable characters I could sink into. It’s nice to read a tough v [...]

    5. Jessica at Book Sake on said:

      I loved this book! I’m a sucker for any book with vampires (except the sparkly kind), but this was exceptional. Admittedly, it did take a few chapters to really catch my interest, but once it did, I couldn’t put this book down. The characters are very well-written and surprisingly funny. My favorite character has to be Veronica, a strong-willed vampire madam with a sarcastic sense of humor – how can she not be completely awesome, right? Right. Sharpe’s writing is refreshing. I was so ast [...]

    6. Dark Faerie Tales on said:

      Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Down and dirty first person narrative that follows a “madam” vampire and her troubles.Opening Sentence: I’m told that it’s an oddity that I still sleep.The Review:In a market flooded with vampire stories, I was not expecting much from debut author, Dennis Sharpe. I have never been so happy to be wrong. Blood & Spirits, the first book in The Coming Storm series, is as gritty as it is captivating. I am also pleasantly surprised at [...]

    7. Jen O on said:

      I was completely amazed by Veronica. A Vampire with real heart, soul, emotions, desires, and fears. Not larger than life immortal kinds of things, but real down to earth things that almost any girl could relate to. She wants to protect what's hers, and those she cares about, even if she wishes from time to time she didn't care so much.I can't wait to see where the second book in this series is going to lead V, but I hope we get to see more of her relationship with Garrett. I felt like there just [...]

    8. Kerry on said:

      I can't stand vampires. I do not know how I got dragged into reading this book. But it doesn't matter, I am flucking glad I did as Sharpe paints a hilarious, dark world that defies stereotype. Who doesn't like Brothels? Or Veronica, for that matter? I have a nasty habit of faling in love with female characters and Veronica, that headstrong shedevil, is another notch on the imaginary bedpost for me. It's kind of strange when you think about it that a man wrote this, so my love may be skewed but w [...]

    9. Melanie Marsh on said:

      Blood and Spirits turned out to be a pleasant surprise. I expected it to be entertaining, as I do any book I read, but I didn’t necessarily expect it to blow me away. But it totally did! I love it when I get more than I expected instead of less! There are so many great things about this book that I’m having trouble deciding where to start. So I’ll start at the beginning. The cover of this book is totally bad ass. I absolutely love it. I know that we aren’t supposed to judge a book by its [...]

    10. Roger on said:

      Basic review: This is not the great american novel. People will not be celebrating how it made humanity better as a whole. What it is is a good ride into the world of a middle-american madam with some peculiar habits and some strange friendsd stranger enemies. Good book, will read it again! Looking forward to the next one in the series! scroll down for larger review: --------------------------------------------- Do your vampires sparkle? Mine don't. Blood & Spirits does not contain anything [...]

    11. Mireille Chester on said:

      A breath of fresh air That's what I thought when I finished the last sentence of this book. Blood & Spirits had all the great elements of strange; vampires, ghosts, spirits, zombies, but all of them weren't completely typical, which I loved. Add in some magic, and I'm hooked for life.The story line was great; I wanted to keep reading to see what the next twist was going to be. It was funny, scary, and emotional. The characters were fantastic. V is great. She's loyal, she's caring, and she's [...]

    12. Lenore Wolfe on said:

      Blood and SpiritsBlood and Spirits is about vampire who runs a house of 12 girls she takes care of, each who have their own individual powers and abilites. She also watches over a little girl who was mudered, is now a ghost and has disappeared. She has to deal with her hunger, a determination to find the little girl, and one heck of a mystery.This book reads like a detective novel, and I quite enjoyed it. It's fast paced, with the heroine getting herself into one hairy situation after another. I [...]

    13. Melinda on said:

      I'm going to work damn hard to have no spoilers here :).I enjoyed this book. It is overall a strong start to what looks to be a very interesting series. It took me a couple chapters to really get into the book, but then when the ball got rolling it REALLY moves fast. I am enjoying the world so far, dark urban fantasy with a rich paranormal mythos that really feels fresh. Not a lot of romance, but I'm more than ok with that. I'm much more in it for the paranormal. And as a horror fan the gore als [...]

    14. Kelli McCracken on said:

      What do you get when you mix a vampire madam, wicked spirits, and a zombie with a lust for power? Blood & Spirits. Veronica, better known as V to those closest to her, is a vampire, but not your ordinary vampire. This chick is tough as nails with a heart of gold for those she holds near and dear. Did I mention she runs a brothel? The storyline is through V's POV. It spins a tale of a woman who is meeting with her vampire maker after years of being apart from him. She's dreading the reconnect [...]

    15. Christoph Fischer on said:

      "Blood & Spirits" by Dennis Sharpe is the first in The Coming Storm series and was recommended to me by a friend. I used to like True Blood but for some time now I have found the market for Vampire stories oversaturated and did not expect too much from the book.I was pleasantly surprised when from the first few pages the quality of style and content showed a confident and purpose-driven manner of writing. A short prologue introduced the background of the main character with great sensitivity [...]

    16. Maya on said:

      I was warned that this book would be gritty and only one scene really was (but it's entirely possible that this is because I've been desensitized by violent video games and modern TV or I'm just a heartless person but either way) and I will be honest and say that it unsettled my stomach.The premise of the story is very good. I won't give a summary (that's what the product summary is for) but it's an unconventional vampire book with a few ghosts, a legion of demons, a sort-of zombie sorcerer thi [...]

    17. Tammy on said:

      It's rare when two of the things you've wished for come together in one book. Not only am I thrilled that Dennis Sharpe has written a book of fiction but that he has written one that is so truly unique for this, my favorite, genre. I have read all three of his poetry books and fell in love with his arresting style and have so hoped he would venture into fiction. Blood & Spirits possesses the same lyrical phrasing as his previous work but this time we are taken on a dark journey with Veronica [...]

    18. Carrieannejones on said:

      Dennis Sharpe’s first novel, Blood and Spirits, completely wowed me. Blood and Spirits is the first book in the coming series of “dark, urban” vampire stories and promises a wild unfolding storm.In this book we are introduced to Veronica Fischer—a madam, a vampire, and a friend of spirits, who has to endure the sick, disturbing, and disgusting whims of a flesh-rotting, self-aware zombie.Sharpe's story takes some unexpected turns. Some will make you gasp, some will make you laugh, and som [...]

    19. Patricia on said:

      I picked this book up for the author, despite the fact that it was listed as horror. The tags said it was dark urban fantasy, and I'm just starting to get into that recently. I've found that after a while it becomes difficult to find books in the genre that are original in any way, but I thought the horror angle might make for a good twist. I expected it to be average at best, even though I like other works by the author, but it wasn't. The world, the characters, the creatures, and even the take [...]

    20. Garrett Quaid on said:

      The coming storm trilogy, in book one, looks to be the perfect storm. It has vampires, spirits of all varieties, emotion, depth, and richly unique visual elements.Blood & Spirits takes us on a whirlwind ride through Veronica, or “V’s”, life as a small town, Middle American madam who happens to be a “Bloodsucker”.The Vampire/Paranormal genre is approached from a direction I’ve not seen a lot of in the more modern urban fantasy releases. The flavor was as refreshing, as the charact [...]

    21. ParaYourNormal on said:

      I'm always hesitant to review vampire novels. The genre seems done to death. But Blood and Spirits by Dennis Sharpe is a worthy entry in the field. No sparkly vampires here. The blood suckers are true creatures of the night, drifting through a moral swamp of prostitution and the restless undead.A taut mystery lies at the core of the story, as the vampire heroine, Veronica, struggles to understand the net that's tightening around her, and the reader comes along for the ride. The book is soaked in [...]

    22. Brianna Workman on said:

      So this book kinda had a True Blood kind of flavor, but I liked the characters better. Veronica was like Sookie meets Pam, but a lot more like it was written by Patricia Briggs and Jim Butcher.It had some of the best of a lot of works out there with a completely new take on Vampires. It didn't have a lot of whiny characters, and the world was really dark and kind of awesome.I loved it. I want more Frank!

    23. Abbym on said:

      I loved Veronica, I wanted so badly to help Rachel and Lucy, and I want to go out for drinks with Frank. This book was written by a man, but don't let that fool you. Veronica's story is uniquely feminine.Book two needs to be on my Kindle now.

    24. Tasha S on said:

      So I must say that this normally isn't my genre but I loved this book!!! It was fast paced but not too fast where you get confused and want to give up all together, which I loved. I can't wait for book 2 and can't wait to see the film!!! Congrats Dennis!!

    25. Jennifer Y on said:

      I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read more from Mr. Sharpe. (full review to be posted at thebooknympho) later today.

    26. Scarlett Sharpe on said:

      There is currently a barrage of books dealing with the supernatural and paranormal and very few of them are really worth the read. Blood & Spirits was a pleasant surprise that rose out of the drivel of most books in its genre and left me wanting more! I was actually upset when I finished the story that the second book was not yet out, but I have it on good authority it will be out before year end!Blood & Spirits delicately blends together so many things that can easily become cliche and [...]

    27. S.J. Pierce on said:

      The Good:The heroine. Oh, how I love a kick-butt heroine. One that's in charge of her own life, that doesn't play the victim or spends page after page whining about her circumstances and how she's powerless to change them. And believe me, V would have every reason to whine or play victim, but she doesn't. She puts on a killer outfit, makes sure someone can manage her business while she's gone, and goes out and tries to figure things out on her own. Well, with the help of her ex-cop-turned-right- [...]

    28. S. Policar on said:

      What can I say about this book that people who has had the pleasure of reading it haven't already said?This story is just as amazing as the trailer it has for it if not more so. The narration and characters are vibrant and almost instantly come alive while the story's read.Veronica has been through so much crap her entire life, and even after she meets Jules and he turns her, one would think her troubles would all be over. Not exactly. If anything in the times Jules turned her and then seemingly [...]

    29. Naturalbri (Bri Wignall) on said:

      I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the combination of paranormal characters, especially the mix of zombies and vampires, my favourite. What you don't expect is that Veronica is a madam, who sells herself to whet you appetite and calm her needs. I found the blend of the life and the lifestyle given to her by Jules an interesting one. Though it is now a slightly more popular combination, this book was one of the first to blend them seamlessly, especially when it was first published. Veron [...]

    30. Jen on said:

      Cute story - leaves it open for another book to continue the path of destruction :) The book is about a Vampire - Veronica who runs a brothel. She loves these girls, and looks after them all. She has taught them that they only do what they want to do, and nothing more. These girls are very high class. She comes across this little spirit girl, Rachelle, she's about 8 - and Veronica really grows attach to her spirit - One day Veronica is out and about and everything starts to fall apart. Rachelle [...]

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