Monday, January 11, 2016

Adelheid volume one by Mia Darien!!

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Book Description: 

Vampires
are people, too...

Cameron's Law has made it so. In "Adelheid, Volume
One" follow two novels and a short story that introduce us to the town of
Adelheid, Connecticut--a sleepy New England town that has become the unofficial
center for preternatural rights in the United States.

In this collection, meet Sadie Stanton, poster girl for
Cameron's Law and owner of the Stanton Agency; Dakota, a bounty hunter who
makes things that go bump in the night scared of her; and Madison, the
cheerful, werewolf pseudo-sister of Sadie Stanton on an unwilling vacation.

*This volume contains Cameron's
Law
, When Forever Died and Cats & Dogs. All were previously

released singly.

Excerpt:

That’s the part about being a vampire that I’ve
always hated.

The perks are great, but lunch can kill you... and
I’m not talking ‘I can’t believe I ate the whole thing’ kind of kill you,
either. I mean, pull a wooden stake out of their back pocket and murder you.
Honestly, who would like that?

Let’s be clear about my present situation. I
wasn’t trying to eat anybody when the blonde psycho decided to do precisely
that: stab me with a stake. Here I am, just trying to make an honest living
when some whack job with a slayer complex comes darting out of the shadows and
decides that I’m the one responsible for all the crimes my kind and those like
me or pretending to be like me have committed over the past several centuries
in reality and in fiction. I’m being assaulted over Dracula. Thanks, Stoker.

Now, I am very grateful to the public school
system. In their lovely statement of patriotism, the Pledge of Allegiance,
their having all children put their hands over the far left sides of their
chests under the mistaken impression that’s where the heart is (rather than
more centralized) has repeatedly saved my undead ass. It still sucks (no pun
intended) to get stabbed, but at least I’m not dead, or any deader than I was
before.

This turn of events was bad enough, but I could
handle it. What I couldn’t handle quite so easily were the hysterics.

No, I’m not talking about my hysterics. I wasn’t
hysterical. In fact, given the circumstances, I was really quite calm. I’m
talking about my clients. While I’m sure that having their Preternatural Expert
Advisor type person skewered wasn’t in their original plan, I was walking and
talking, so was it really necessary to carry on like that?

“Mrs. White, please, really, I’m okay. Calm down,”
I said through grit teeth. My hand pressed against the wound, holding back the
oozing tide for a few moments.

If it hadn’t been for the screamers to my left, I
probably would have gone after the bitch and said shoulder be damned, but my
tearing off probably would only make the situation worse and besides, I was a
little impaired. I wouldn’t forget the face. I was sure I’d find her again
later and we’d have a real fight, a fair fight.

“But then... she just... out of nowhere...
blood...” Mrs. Regina White sputtered, as if she’d been the one stabbed, before she promptly passed out.

Ernest White, who I assumed was her husband
although no one had actually clarified it to me, knelt down beside her in a
panic and then glared at me. Like this was my fault! What am I supposed to say?
‘Gee, sorry for getting stabbed. I’ll try not to leave a mess on your grave
yard...’

I hate mortals sometimes.

Running after the stake-wielding psychopath was
looking better all the time.


My review

So this is my first book(s) from this author. This volume consists of the first two novels and a novella. It's pretty brilliant and I'm definitely a fan. There's plenty of action, suspense, humor, a little romance, and some great world building! Sadie is our leading lady and she owns Stanton Agency. It's like a PI, PR, liaison all in one. Lol when the supernatural folks became legal she became their go to. She works with everyone to try to help solve murders and keep things civil. I loved her as she cracked me up with her sarcasm and wit. She is also in the middle of everything- being a vampire but having a relationship with human cops, she's trying to solve the cases revolving around the more than human varieties so the humans don't revolt. 

I will be posting individual reviews of each book soon but for now- I want to say the writing is great! A bundle with the first few books together made it so easy to get hooked!! The author has definitely made some fantastic characters for these stories to revolve around and I love them!! I will be picking up the next books of the series because this is a great world to live in!! Well done and 5 PAWS!!! 

Bio:

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Born a Connecticut Yankee in nobody's court, Mia
Darien grew up to brave snow and talk fast. She started reading when she was
three and never looked back, soon frequently falling asleep with a book under
her cheek. (Something she still does, though these days it’s her Nook as often
as a paperback.)

At eleven, she discovered Night Mare by Piers
Anthony and entered the world of grown-up fantasy fiction and it was all over
from there. She started writing at fourteen, then met vampires as a teenager
and the concept for what would become Adelheid was soon born. Epic fantasy
remains her first love, but she enjoys writing whatever stories come to mind in
any genre.

Now she loves both writing and helping her indie
community with her freelancing. A geek till the end, she enjoys role-play by
email games and World of Warcraft when she has the time. Married to her very
own Named Man of the North, she lives with him, their mini-tank (also known as
their son) and pets, who usually act more childish than the child.

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