Saturday, May 28, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Dead Undead or Somewhere in Between by J.A. Saare

Dead Undead or Somewhere in Between  
by J.A. Saare
Publisher: Mundania Press
Released: May 3, 2011, Revised Edition
Series: Rhiannon’s Law - Book 1
Book Source: KLB Designs and Virtual Events

One bad corpse can ruin your whole day.

No one knows that better than Rhiannon Murphy.

She left behind the flash and sass of Miami for the no-nonsense groove of New York City, eager for a clean slate and a fresh start. A bartender by trade, a loud mouth by choice, and a necromancer by chance; she managed to keep her nifty talent hidden from those around her—until now.

The deliciously good-looking vampire, Disco, knows her secret. When he strolls into her bar to solicit help investigating the mysterious disappearances of his kind from the city, Rhiannon discovers he’s not the kind of person that appreciates the significance of the word no.

But in a world where vampires peddle their blood as the latest and greatest drug of choice, it’s only a matter of time before the next big thing hits the market. Someone or something is killing vampires to steal their hearts, and unlike Rhiannon, this isn’t their first stroll around the undead block.

J.A. Saare is a multi-published author in varying genres and has written stories featured in horror magazines, zombie romance anthologies, and flash fiction contests. Her work has a notable dark undertone, which she credits to her love of old eighties horror films, tastes in music, and choices in reading, and have been described as “full of sensual promise,” “gritty and sexy,” and “a breath of fresh air.”
Currently she is penning numerous projects within the urban fantasy, erotic and contemporary, and of course, paranormal romance categories.
Those interested in her "naughtier" side can visit her alias, Aline Hunter, at

Next up in the Rhiannon's Law Series is The Renfield Syndrome which is due out in August 2011.

For more of this author's awesome reads, Check out J.A. Saare's Bookshelf.

Or go stalk her on her Blog, Random Musings.

Purchasing Information

Mundania Press:

(Trade paperback coming soon!)

This was my second time reading Dead Undead Or Somewhere In Between and it was just as fun reading it as the first time. The chemistry between Rhiannon and Gabriel (Disco) made me swoon. The dialogue between all of the characters made me laugh and fall in love with each of them.

Rhiannon Murphy is a smart, sassy, pool-hustling bartender from Miami who has a very special skill. She’s a necromancer. In plain speak she can see and speak to dead people even twice-dead vampires. It’s a talent she’s tried to keep hidden most of her life. But one slip up while hustling in a pool game has pulled her into an underworld she never dreamed existed. 

Disco (real name Gabriel) is a sexy vampire who is on the hunt for the person who is killing off his family and friends. He hires Rhiannon to help him find the killer. Since she can see the twice-dead, Rhiannon is able to communicate with the dead vampires and get clues as to who the killer is. She along with fellow necromancer, Goose pose as husband and wife to infiltrate the underground blood tastings that take place around the city. When word gets around in the underworld of Rhiannon’s unique ability she discovers that she will need protection that only Disco can give her to stay alive. She must agree to become one of his familiars and join his family. Even though she is attracted to him she is still pretty grossed out by the thought of having to drink blood. When the trail gets hot and they get a little too close to the truth, Rhiannon finds herself in a front row seat witnessing the grotesque murder of a vampire from a rival family. 

Rhiannon had some past childhood demons that she continued to wrestle with through most of the book. This explained her tough-girl, independent “I don’t need anyone” attitude. Even though Gabriel (Disco) could have read her mind and discovered her secrets at anytime, he was patient and let Rhiannon come to him on her own time.
"I'm not asking for your soul, Rhiannon. I'm only asking you take a chance. How long has it been since you've done that? Allow yourself to fall. I'll catch you." ~ Gabriel aka Disco
I really enjoyed Rhiannon’s and Gabriel’s (Disco) story. Their love story was so sweet. The dialogue was witty and the flow of the story was fast paced and suspenseful. You won’t want to put this book down! J.A. Saare did a superb job creating likable, fun characters. I can’t wait to see what happens with the secondary characters in the upcoming books.

I can’t reveal what happens at the end. You have to read the book to find out. But there is a major O.M.G cliff-hanger! But in this new edition of Dead Undead Or Somewhere In Between the first two chapters in the next book, The Renfield Syndrome are included.

I’m giving this novel 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Giveaway Time:

Thanks to the wonderful ladies at KLB Virtual Events, one lucky winner will receive a PDF copy of Dead Undead or Somewhere in Between. Open Internationally.

To Enter:
Leave a comment with your email address.
Entry deadline: Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11:59pm (PT)

Winner will be announced and emailed soon after and will have 48 hours to respond.

Please visit the other blogs on this wonderful tour. There are other chances to win copies of this fabulous book!


  1. First you have one of the prettiest sites I've seen. Very feminine.
    All the posts I've read have me wanting to read Disco so bad. Thanks for the review and giveaway.


  2. Great review! I can't wait to read this book!

    drakeLa90 at aol dot com

  3. Great review. I'm really looking forward to reading this book. It looks really good.

  4. *grins* I hadn't even seen this book before but it sounds great. The title is *such* an eyecatcher and the blurb is totally different from others I've seen.

    Love the review! Throw my hat into the ring. =)

    thewyldhollow at gmail dot com


  5. Hi *waves*
    I like your blog, and wow, I have wanted to read this book for some time now. I have heard such good things!

    So yes I am all in
    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

  6. Great review hon, I am yet to have the chance to read J.A. Saare, but I know she is amazing, This book sounds great. Love the quote you posted, I am swooning right now LOL! Thank you so much hon:)

    drharleyquinn87 (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. P.S. All letters to my email are lower cased :D

  8. This looks incredible! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Also your blog? GORGEOUS!

    grimmame (at) gmail dot com


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