Review: Claiming the Evil Dead (Soul Catcher Book 1), by Mary Abshire Reply

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3.5 out of 5 Stars

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Review:

Jessie is a half demon who can absorb the spirits of evil. She says her father is the devil and she mostly hides what she can do. Drake is an old vampire who needs Jessie’s help in catching and destroying a vampire who is preying on children. They eventually get their man, with a little bit of interference.
I have to admit that this book didn’t catch my interest. Although the book is told in first person, it takes almost 25 pages before the name of the main character is revealed. Jessie meets Drake within the first three chapters but it takes until chapter 32 for the final issue. I honestly feel that the story could have advanced further and maybe have been a novella, not a 281 page book.

Reviewed by Angel

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Description:

An evil vampire preying upon children is on the loose in Chicago. Destroying him isn’t enough. Half-demon Jessie Garrett wants to send his soul where it belongs…in Hell.

Jessie lives a normal life—office worker by day and paranormal investigator on the side. She keeps her true nature and unique gift hidden. When a vampire approaches her with knowledge of her ability, her world starts to change. Drake, a member of Vampires for the Ethical Treatment of Other Vampires, propositions her for a job. Although Jessie doesn’t trust him, she can’t turn down the opportunity to serve the ultimate justice to an evil vampire. Trying to capture the devout killer comes with a few complications. But as she partners with Drake she learns not all bloodsuckers are bad and discovers the cold-blooded vamp is a temptation too difficult to resist.

This is a previously published work. It has been expanded and edited for Evernight Publishing.

Excerpt:

“Jessie Garrett,” he said, capturing my attention. “Twenty-four, single, computer technician, paranormal investigator…” He paused and directed his attention from the road to me.

I stared back at him and waited for him to say the word.

“Demon,” he finished.

“That’s not on my birth certificate.”

His lips twitched. “You’re a mystery to me.”

“Let’s keep it that way.”

I shifted one leg over the other. From my peripheral vision, I saw him watching me. I wore a knee-length black skirt with small, blue floral designs and three-inch black sandals. I’d selected the skirt thinking I would stay cooler. Now that I realized I had exposed my bare legs to his eyes, I wished I’d worn jeans.

“I have met a few demons in my existence, and I have to admit that none compare to you.”

I silently chuckled. What a sweet compliment. Maybe he had a warm personality hidden within that cold body of his. Maybe.

“Tell me, Jessie Garrett, where have you been hiding all these years?”

“You followed me and seem to know a lot about me. Why don’t you tell me?” I crossed my arms.

“How about a deal?”

“Another one?”

“Consider it an exchange. You tell me about yourself, and I’ll tell you whatever you want to know about me.”

His proposal appealed to me. Since I was stuck in a car with him for the next three hours, and I had limited knowledge of vampires, why not cash in on a golden opportunity to learn more about him?

“Okay,” I said with a shrug. “But I get to ask the first question.”

He grinned. “Always a concession with you.”

I flashed a smile at him. He should have known that bargaining with a demon was never easy.

About the Author:

Claiming the Evil Dead Author

Mary lives in Indiana and is a lifetime lover of the paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy. When she’s not slaving away at her government job, she is a Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Author. She creates fantastical worlds with vampires, demons, werewolves, angels, and other supernatural creatures. Dive into her books and find suspense, a dash of mystery, and seductive men with passionate hearts.

For more information about Mary or her books, please visit the following links:
http://www.mary-abshire.com
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