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Beth's Review: The Scene (Dylan Hart Odyssey of the Occult #1) by R.M. Gilmore

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Publisher: Mac Gille Mhur Publishing

Released: April 29, 2013

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Occult

Length: 321 pages

Format: ebook, paperback

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WARNING: Excessive Sarcasm & Adult Language Irreverent, twenty-something journalist, Dylan Hart, is not your average heroine. With a big butt and an even bigger mouth, she has her work cut out for her when she decides to cash-in on the blood-drained bodies of seven prostitutes scattered throughout southern California. In an attempt to write her first bestselling novel and pay off her ever-growing student debt, Dylan begins the search for the culprit of the media-dubbed Vampire Massacres, diving head first into L.A.’s sanguinary ‘vampire’ subculture. Before long, Dylan finds herself tits deep in plastic fangs, velvet capes, and hooker corpses. Plastic or not, those fangs are razor sharp and out for blood, nosy journalist blood. With her best friend in tow, and two contrasting boy-babes at her heels, the crew is pulled into an all too real sanguinarian lifestyle and dragged through a bloody good mystery. Horrible pun intended.

Four Boundless Stars

A snarky journalist turns detective with the hopes of writing a best seller. There is a “vampire killer” on the loose and Dylan decides to team up with her best friend, and a “not sure of their relationship status” cop, to find the murderer. This turns into the funny and suspenseful murder mystery to entertain readers, regardless of the genre. The writing was great, the characters are well developed, and complete with personalities to carry on banter and keep readers laughing.

I’m not sure if this is what the writer was going for, but with a main character’s attitude, I know she had to laugh while writing the story. I enjoyed the comedy and give it 4 Boundless Stars.

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