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Three Star Review: Cold in California (The Twice-Baked Vampire #1) by Deborah Riley-Magnus


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Publisher: Books We Love Ltd

Released: May 8, 2015

Genre: Parnormal, Urban Fantasy

Length: 233 Pages

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Synopsis

What happens to a vampire after he finally dies? Heaven? Hell? Nope, purgatory in a West Hollywood warehouse. Go figure. Cold in California playfully proposes that even the worst of the supernatural world gets one more chance at redemption. Twice-baked vampire, Gabriel Strickland, learns this when he’s whisked from his final demise and into a holding tank of sorts tucked secretly in West Hollywood. Sixty creatures, including other dead vampires, pixies, a legendary Navaho stick man and bothersome leprechauns, struggle together to earn brownie points (against their natures) and wait out possible centuries of purgatory. Gabriel receives dubious advice from Crudo Cushman, a controlling troll who runs the place, but there are always bugs in the pudding. Enter, the beautiful Dori Gallagher, who not only knocks Gabriel off his feet, but also an evil warlock who has designs on her. His life after double death is all about balance, but when menacing forces gather against Gabriel and everything he’s come to respect, it’s a fiery clash of supernatural verses supernatural in one heroic effort to save his new reality.What happens to a vampire after he finally dies? Heaven? Hell? Nope, purgatory in a West Hollywood warehouse. Go figure. Cold in California playfully proposes that even the worst of the supernatural world gets one more chance at redemption. Twice-baked vampire, Gabriel Strickland, learns this when he’s whisked from his final demise and into a holding tank of sorts tucked secretly in West Hollywood. Sixty creatures, including other dead vampires, pixies, a legendary Navaho stick man and bothersome leprechauns, struggle together to earn brownie points (against their natures) and wait out possible centuries of purgatory. Gabriel receives dubious advice from Crudo Cushman, a controlling troll who runs the place, but there are always bugs in the pudding. Enter, the beautiful Dori Gallagher, who not only knocks Gabriel off his feet, but also an evil warlock who has designs on her. His life after double death is all about balance, but when menacing forces gather against Gabriel and everything he’s come to respect, it’s a fiery clash of supernatural verses supernatural in one heroic effort to save his new reality.

Review by Lissa

Starting out we meet Gabriel, your average Vampire. Looking for a prey but then something goes horribly wrong. He wakes up in a world where he's no longer who he was. He's just waiting in Limbo till this guys upstairs, decide what they want to do with him.

There's also Dori a woman that Gabriel meets at an agency so he can find a job (yes a job cause even those who can't die, need some money) They end up getting close and Gabriel is able to save her from a horrible, creature. But that's really just the beginning! Lots of twists and turns. Some you wouldn't of expected.

There are a whole cast of characters. A Pixie, Vampires, and Werewolves. They each have a part in this story. A reason why their there.

This is an interesting and creative way to look at the paranormal world. It seemed to me a bit slow at times for me but overall it was a good read.

#Paranormal #Urban #Fantasy #ColdinCalifornia #DeborahRileyMagnus

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