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"Deacon Chalk is a monster-hunter with a dead family, a love for big guns and bigger cars, and ambiguous ethics despite his devotion to Catholicism. 'Call me a caveman all you want,' he tells the reader, and indeed they might as he declares weaker women liabilities and boasts of owning a fortified supernatural strip club (called Polecats, natch) where women he's 'saved' work 'out of gratitude.' Chalk is larger than life, complete with paranormal powers, body-spanning tattoos, and sex appeal that works even on his enemies, who are positively retro in their pure evilness. Male readers looking for escape into a world where life is hard but simple and heroes don't need plans will find this perfect beach or airport reading, but the gender politics are unlikely to find favor with female readers." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Fela, August 22, 2012 (view all comments by Fela)
While this book does have some good stuff going for it, I only got about 50 pages in before I decided to pass. The writing style just didn't work for me -- too much describing and explaining got in the way of potentially great scenes, had the writer simply shown and not told.
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tsteinerid, April 3, 2012 (view all comments by tsteinerid)
3.5 Stars


Monsters need not apply! Deacon Chalk lost everything the night his entire family was killed by your kind. Now with nothing left to lose, he lives to hunt you. He is a bounty hunter with a little extra, and that little extra is going to take you down.

Deacon is one big strong scary looking man. Humans and monsters alike fear him. He is a no nonsense man that protects the innocent. After losing his family, he changed completely. He closed his tattoo parlor and opened a strip club. It’s not your normal strip club either. All employees have been touched by the evil of monsters and now they are a family. Brought together by circumstances that was out of their control. Deacon may be the head of this ragtag group, but he works alone.

Now there is a new force in town; one that even has the monsters looking over their shoulders. From the first strike to the last, Deacon will not stop until it has been destroyed. Even if it the last thing he ever does.

This is urban fantasy that takes no prisoners. The monsters are evil and must be stopped, PERIOD, and Deacon is the perfect hero to do it. Blood and Bullets is a story told in Deacon’s point of view. He has a very strong personality and voice, but you can feel his pain and commitment coming through. This is a man with a mission and you best stay the heck out of his way. My favorite line in the book is; “And vampires never sparkle unless they just ate a stripper.” I literally cracked up. It was just perfect.

I enjoyed reading about Deacon and his kick-butt crew. These characters live in an ugly world, but they have each other and will die to protect it. The action is intense and messy. I like to get down and dirty and Blood and Bullets is just the book to take me there.

I liked the gritty and dark feeling to the story and the razor sharp edge. While Mr. Tuck was repetitive at times in regards to explanations of guns, cars and such; I still found the overall story well written and exciting. Now that the world building is done, he can blow us away with his dark take of the underworld.

Blood and Bullets is a great start to a new series. I can see great potential in this series and I can’t wait for the next installment.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780758271471
Author:
Tuck, James R
Publisher:
Kensington Publishing Corporation
Author:
Tuck, James R.
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.79 x 4.27 x 0.87 in 0.32 lb

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Product details 352 pages Kensington Publishing Corporation - English 9780758271471 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Deacon Chalk is a monster-hunter with a dead family, a love for big guns and bigger cars, and ambiguous ethics despite his devotion to Catholicism. 'Call me a caveman all you want,' he tells the reader, and indeed they might as he declares weaker women liabilities and boasts of owning a fortified supernatural strip club (called Polecats, natch) where women he's 'saved' work 'out of gratitude.' Chalk is larger than life, complete with paranormal powers, body-spanning tattoos, and sex appeal that works even on his enemies, who are positively retro in their pure evilness. Male readers looking for escape into a world where life is hard but simple and heroes don't need plans will find this perfect beach or airport reading, but the gender politics are unlikely to find favor with female readers." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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