Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bloody Good is Bloody Great!

In the midst of all of the urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases, I never fail to be surprised at just how different each one is from the next. This weekend, I had the immense pleasure of reading Georgia Evans's debut, Bloody Good, -- it was utterly fabulous!

Bloody Good (June 1st) kicks off Evans's (aka Rosemary Laurey) Brytewood trilogy. It's WWII and the tiny village of Brytewood is in for a big surprise when German forces drop four vampires into the nearby countryside. Their goal, with the help of hidden spies, is to blend in and infiltrate, thereby gaining the advantage in the war. When Dr. Alice Doyle discovers a man impaled in a tree, she rushes him back to her clinic to patch him up. The man seems in dire condition, but when no one is looking, he gets up and walks away! Then some local livestock turn up listless and drained of blood. When a local farmer pops up dead, also drained, Alice and her friends decide something fishy must be going on. Course it's a little easier to believe that a vamp might be in their midst considering how many of the villagers, Alice included, have a touch of "other" in their blood. 

So much fun! I love the setting for these books -- an English village in WWII, fantastic combination. The characters are really likable -- there are pixies and fairies, werefoxes and even dragons in this series -- and I can't wait to see what happens next! Book 2, Bloody Awful, is due out in July and then the trilogy is rounded out in August with Bloody Right. 

Though Evans/Laurey's previous titles are also technically paranormal romance, it's my impression (based on info from her website and the use of the pseudonym) that these are a bit different stylistically. There's still a romance aspect, though, so no worries all you paranormal romance fans!

Readers who enjoy Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse books are sure to love Georgia Evans (remember they're WWII England!). Highly recommended to anyone looking for something a little different in the paranormal romance realm. 


Lori said...

Sounds good! Another one to add to my TBR!

Vickie said...

I so can't wait for next week when I can get this book!