Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Reviews: Secret McQueen 0,5 and 2,5


They say it's impossible to find a man in New York City. Secret McQueen needs to find two in one night. Of course, it ll mean pulling off the impossible find and kill a displaced rogue vampire without disrupting the first promising date she s had in ages. As a werewolf hybrid used to walking a fine line of survival in the vampire world, though, Secret eats impossible for breakfast.

Somewhere between hello and the first round of drinks, Secret makes her move. Her target, Hollywood s biggest star, shouldn t be hard to spot. Just look for swarms of fans. Except every time her vampire liaison, Holden, helps keep her mission on track, her date runs further off the rails.

Either Holden has a hidden agenda, or he knows more than he s letting on about her quarry. One way or another, Secret is determined to get her man, and meet Mr. Right. Or die trying.

My thoughts:
As you all are aware of now I do not like writing reviews for novellas. What to say? Not to mention that most make me want more, and not in a good way. Here I did want more too cos I love the books, and 47 pages is way too little Secret.

Anyway, blind date, off to kill a Hollywood star, Holden being Holden and some ass kicking :)

I am glad though that I read this one now first, cos prequel are almost never as good as the real thing.


It's the most wonderful time of the year. The season for mistletoe, Christmas lights...and a killing spree. When Secret's friend, Detective Mercedes Castilla, asks for help to solve a series of murders longer than a string of lights, Secret resigns herself to the fact her holidays will be anything but peaceful.

It seems someone is killing New Yorkers in an unusually gruesome way, and as the bodies pile up faster than presents under the tree, the police are no closer to finding the killer than Secret is to finding the perfect present for one of her boyfriends, Lucas.

Tracking down a monster in Manhattan the week before Christmas is almost as difficult as shopping for her ever-expanding collection of loved ones. When tragedy strikes close to home, Secret must do everything in her power to put an end to the horror in time for Santa to come down the chimney.

My thoughts:
A holiday novella where Secret gets to meet Des' parents for the first time, scaaary! ;)

Some cute time between her and Des (love ya Des!). Some tension between her and Holden.

And of course the hunt for a really creepy serial killer who leaves bodyparts as a gift. Just your typical paranormal NY xmas.

Both Novellas from 2011 by Samhain Publishing
Source: Own


39 comments:

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Gosh I need to get back to this series, read the prequel and book one and that is it. Does Des taste like limes? I forgot.

Chris said...

Yeah, if novellas are good, I want more. If they're bad... ;)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

YAY! You read prequels and didn't suffer too badly. :) Sometimes I love them when they continue the series and seem to be a whole story. Unfortunately that isn't always the case. Might have to check these out.

Blodeuedd said...

Yes he is all lime :D
Get back at once! This series rocks

Blodeuedd said...

Same if they are bad, or just meh I am alll meh too

Blodeuedd said...

Haha, not too badly ;)
Sometimes they do suck, I hate when that happens cos that have made me not pick up a book :/

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

yikes! sounds creepy!!

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I think I have the first two on my kindle! I am going to have to check :)

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

This is a series I have been meaning to read and eep now there are novellas too..I need more time, and a pill to avoid sleep!

Anna said...

Don't think they're my cup of tea, but glad you enjoyed them.

Yvonne said...

I like the sounds of this one. Novellas are interesting. I like them, but sometimes they are just too short.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

*giggle* I like the santa hat. ;D Great to see you enjoyed these. And another series I need to get to some day soon. :) Thank you!

Aurian said...

I loved them both :)

Blodeuedd said...

Yes I would not want to meet the Santa Claus killer

Blodeuedd said...

Check check!!!! lol

Blodeuedd said...

I did do fine without reading the novellas, but 2,5, well something happened there that was good to know...of course I did not as I read it now ;)=

Blodeuedd said...

I do enjoy this series

Blodeuedd said...

These were long though. Almost 50 and the other 100ish

Blodeuedd said...

:D

Blodeuedd said...

You must start it! When I did I was all over it and could NOT stop reading

Book of Secrets said...

I enjoy novellas more when they're part of a series. These sound good!

Julie said...

I found these never felt too short as many novellas do. And I liked them, as you know, like you :)

Jenny said...

I haven't heard of this series at all! I usually don't mind novellas if they're part of a larger series, then I'm content with the shortness because I know there's more waiting for me out there:)

The Bookworm said...

Sounds like some cool novellas.

Blodeuedd said...

Though they are annoying if something big happens in them, cos they are mostly ebooks and I can't buy those :/ These I got with an old GC

Blodeuedd said...

I did want a bit more, but that is me, I'd will rather have a long book filled with Des and all the rest

Blodeuedd said...

No? Omg READ IT!!!! Lol, it is awesome. I usually do not like..a certain thing I shall not mention but here it's awesome

Blodeuedd said...

That they were

Staci said...

I recently read a novella and hated it! Not sure if I would be willing to give another one a shot.

BookaholicCat said...

I need more Secret!

Carole Rae said...

ooooh both sound good. Though you don't like reviewing novellas, you sure do a good job. ^.^

samantha.1020 said...

I'm pretty sure that I have at least one of this author's books loaded on my reader. I just need to find the time to read it because I've heard really good things about her. Glad you enjoyed these!!

Blodeuedd said...

Novellas are a tricky business, I try to stay away from them, if they are not by an author I love

Blodeuedd said...

You and me both!

Blodeuedd said...

Thanks!!!! I sure do not like it

Blodeuedd said...

Ohhh go find it, but it must be book 1 so you get the whole scoop

Cherry said...

This series sounds promising...

Blodeuedd said...

It is, oh it is

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

We feel the same about novellas. Though I would read the full length books in this series. They sound fun.

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