Sunday, March 2, 2008

Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry

HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAMNED (Amazon USA, UK, Canada)
by Mark Henry (website, blog, other blog, communal blog, MySpace)
Kensington Books
Trade Paperback
Excerpt

Blurb:

Seattle. One minute you’re drinking a vanilla breve, the next, some creepy old dude is breathing on you, turning you into a zombie. And that’s just for starters. Now, the recently deceased Amanda Feral is trying to make her way through Seattle’s undead scene with style (mortuary-grade makeup, six-inch stilettos, Balenciaga handbag on sale) while satisfying her craving for human flesh (Don’t judge. And no, not like chicken.) and decent vodkatinis.

Making her way through a dangerous world of cloud-doped bloodsuckers, reapers, horny and horned devils, werewolves, celebrities, and PR-obsessed shapeshifters—not to mention an extremely hot bartender named Ricardo—isn’t easy. And the minute one of Amanda’s undead friends disappears after texting the word, “help” (The undead—so dramatic!) she knows the afterlife is about to get really ugly.

Something sinister is at hand. Someone or something is hellbent on turning Seattle’s undead underworld into a place of true terror. And this time, Amanda may meet a fate a lot worse than death…

Ok, I've been putting so many links on this novel into my "Other Debut Coverage" sidebar that I practically feel like I've read it. It looks clever and amusing, although dark fantasy isn't my thing. I know Raven would probably like it, as would Kimberly and Scooper.

6 comments:

Raven said...

Yeah, this one sounds like it could be fun.

Robert said...

Everyone seems to be covering this book, but it definitely deserves it!

CaroleMcDonnell said...

I'll have to see what others say. Death just isn't funny to me and funny zombies....it worked in Shaun of the dead but....

Tia Nevitt said...

I'm just not into the dark stuff. I probably have the same sort of attitude toward it that you have, Carole.

Kimberly Swan said...

Thanks Tia, I did enjoy it! :)

scooper said...

I've heard about it, but I don't know how I feel about zombie heroines. Maybe this is the perfect book to find out. I don't know.