Double Review: Dead and Kicking and Tooth and Claw

December 1, 2016 Book Reviews 4

Double Review: Dead and Kicking and Tooth and Claw

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Dead and Kicking by Lisa Emme
Length: 6 hours
Series: The Harry Russo Diaries #1
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Lisa Emme Publishing on October 2nd 2015
Pages: 202
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

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The Harry Russo Diaries, volume 1
What’s a girl to do when her date is D.O.A?
Angharad ‘Harry’ Russo is just your ordinary twenty-something, with one exception - she’s a witch with an out of the ordinary gift. When her blind date goes sideways and she ends up face to face with a dead body, her life starts to go sideways too.
Harry soon finds herself right in the middle of the mayhem, dealing with Cian Nash, a homicide detective that is as aggravating as he is sexy; the biggest, baddest vampire in town; and a parcel of pesky zombies that keep popping up everywhere. It’s all connected to her date’s unfortunate demise, or is there more to it than meets the eye?

Also by this author: Deadlocked

Dead and Kicking is the first book by Lisa Emme I have tried and I really enjoyed it.

Harry Russo is a witch, but she is learning that she can do a lot more than a little magic and see ghost. When her blind date ends up being a dead guy, things start to get tricky. It puts her in the path of a very hard headed alpha male werewolf who is a homicide detective.

To make matters worse she ends up meeting the most powerful vampire who is the Magister. She inadvertently ends up with a vampire as a servant because she saved him. She also ends up letting the Magister find out what all she can do.

While trying to figure out what is going on she realizes she can control zombies and grows fangs. She is finding out she has way more powers than she thought and it’s due to who her father is that she never met.

Meanwhile, her friend goes missing and Harry becomes the target of a madman who thinks sacrificing her can make him a god. It’s just a day in the life of being Harry Russo.

This was a really fun listen. I like Harry, she is tough and sassy and more powerful than she thought and dealing with that and a sexy werewolf that she swears she doesn’t like but can’t seem to resist. Cian Nash is a sexy werewolf detective who doesn’t want Harry anywhere near his case but at the same time it seems his wolf wants her. Lots of sexual tension going on there….sizzle.

There are a lot of great side characters two from her roommate to her newly acquired vampire servant.

I enjoyed this one so much that I decided to go right on to book two not too long after listening to this one. It was a short listen but had a lot going on!

Double Review: Dead and Kicking and Tooth and Claw

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Tooth and Claw by Lisa Emme
Length: 8 hours
Series: The Harry Russo Diaries #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Lisa Emme Publishing on January 5th 2016
Pages: 234
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

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Q: When is a witch, not a witch?

A: When she’s a necromancer.

Angharad ‘Harry’ Russo has had to adjust to some major changes in her life. Her computer is haunted, she accidentally acquired a vampire servant and she’s attracted to the most aggravating alpha male on the planet. Her friend betrayed her, a lunatic tried to sacrifice her to raise a god and she accidentally ‘outed’ herself to the Magister, the most powerful vampire in town. What else could go wrong? Oh yeah, she’s just discovered that her father is a vampire and her dhamphiric powers are emerging prematurely. Poor Harry doesn’t know what weird ability could pop up next.
When werewolves start to go missing, and two young men die suspiciously, not to mention horrifically, Harry believes it’s all connected. It could be a hunch, or it could be the big, grey wolf that stepped out of her dreams to haunt her waking moments; either way, Harry knows that she needs to help solve the mystery. Now if she could just convince the sexy police detective, Cian Nash, to take her seriously.

Also by this author: Deadlocked

Tooth and Claw starts off with Harry trying to figure out all these new powers that she has and it’s pretty stressful. She is still getting used to finding out what her father was which resulted in her powers.

Then werewolves start going missing and she has a hard time convincing Cian Nash that she needs to help. The sexy werewolf detective wants her to stay away from things because even if he doesn’t want to admit it he doesn’t want to see her get hurt.

When she starts seeing a wolf ghost and it seems he wants her to help she gets involved anyway. Then a werewolf she knows goes missing and she is in the middle of it where Nash likes it or not.

The tension between Harry and Nash are ramped up in this one and there is a little sexy time, but she is not prepared for how things are perceived afterward. Once she finds out she could almost kill him herself but only after he heals from his wounds he gets towards the end. 🙂

The ending was a bit of a shocker so I had to immediately start listening to the next book to see how Harry handles the news.

If you like Urban Fantasy you might like this one, I am not heavy on UF but I am really liking this series.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Audiobook Challenge 2016
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