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Blood Demons

BLOOD DEMONS
by Richard Jeffries
Genre: Horror
Pub Date: 3/20/2018
Bloods And Crypts
Once again, America is under siege. A
devastating terrorist attack has destroyed one of the nation’s most
treasured landmarks. With Mt. Rushmore now reduced to a pile of
rubble, Major Josiah Key, commander of the secretive Cerberus Unit,
is dispatched to hunt down the mastermind responsible: the most
fanatically evil extremist the world has ever known. And he’s
hidden in the most isolate region of the Hindu Kush mountains of
Afghanistan.
Climbing to the fiend’s remote,
mysterious caves, the four-person Cerberus team encounters bloodless
corpses that lead them to confront one of the greatest evils in human
history: the Vetela . . . unholy creatures who inhabit the bodies of
the dead and the source of all vampire legends. Their sole purpose is
to guard the terrorist, and with his help, the Vetela, are finally
ready to come into the light and lay waste to all humanity.
Richard Jeffries holds
a degree in Creative Writing, obtained before he went to work for
American intelligence. He has seen the world—and things in it—which
inspired the writing of these novels. Now retired from covert ops,
Jeffries divides his time between rural Connecticut and London. In
his spare time he pursues his lifelong interest in Kung Fu and
classical piano.
My Review
3 Stars

This story starts with a couple setting off a bomb that destroys Mount Rushmore. We then link back to terrorists in Afghanistan. An ancient race of evil creatures called Vetela have joined up with the terrorists. So a team of super soldiers with unlimited resources have gathered to fight the ancient race that gave origins to vampires.

This book reminds me of a B rated sci-fi thriller. You have a disaster that quickly falls to the side as we follow a military team fight against vampires. You don’t really have a lot of character development except for the Vetela because we needed the information to figure out what was going on.

This is not a bad book, just rough. I think with a little bit of revision and smoothing out it would be a good story. If you like made for tv movies for Sci-Fi channel I think you might enjoy this story.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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Dark Ice

Dark Ice (Dan Reno – 4) by Dave Stanton

Two murdered girls, and no motive…

While skiing deep in Lake Tahoe’s backcountry, private detective Dan Reno finds the first naked body, buried under fresh snow. Reno’s contacted by the grieving father, who wants to know who murdered his daughter, and why? And how could the body end up in such a remote, mountainous location? The questions become murkier when a second body is found. Is there a serial killer stalking promiscuous young women in South Lake Tahoe? Or are the murders linked to a different criminal agenda?

Searching for answers, Reno is accosted by a gang of racist bikers with a score to settle. He also must deal with his pal, Cody Gibbons, who the police consider a suspect. The clues lead to the owner of a strip club and a womanizing police captain, but is either the killer?

The bikers up the ante, but are unaware that Cody Gibbons has Reno’s back at any cost. Meanwhile, the police won’t tolerate Reno’s continued involvement in the case. But Reno knows he’s getting close. And the most critical clue comes from the last person he’d suspect.

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Dave Stanton

Author’s Bio

Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1960, Dave Stanton moved to Northern California in 1961. He attended San Jose State University and received a BA in journalism in 1983. Over the years, he worked as a bartender, newspaper advertising salesman, furniture mover, debt collector, and technology salesman. He has two children, Austin and Haley, and lives with his wife, Heidi, in San Jose, California.

Stanton is the author of five novels, all featuring private investigator Dan Reno and his ex-cop buddy, Cody Gibbons.

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My Review

5 stars

Private investigator Dan Reno has gone out into no man’s country for a good, private ski. But of course trouble has to find him when he stumbles over a buried, murdered young lady. Clearly someone else wanted to be out where no one would find them too. Then another body is found. It seems there may be a serial killer in Tahoe. But there are several leads; one is Dan’s friend Cody Gibbons.

As Dan digs, he is warned off of the investigation by the police. Of that is not enough he also manages to stir up the local biker gang that is out for trouble. He has to be getting close to the killer when things start getting seriously dangerous. But that is how Dan Reno likes it.

I love this series. Dan is a bad ass guy that is willing to walk into the lion’s den to find the killer. As an added bonus that reward for finding the killer from a victim’s father helps too. The story is going to twist and turn with lots of clues and a killer ending. Plus I love reading books based in Tahoe since I’m just forty five minutes away and know how beautiful this area is.

I absolutely love the Dan Reno series and can’t wait to get my grubby little hands on the next book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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