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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Book Review: Hell's Belle by Karen Greco (Happy Halloween Too!)

Hell's Belle
Karen Greco

Genre: Urban Fantasy

ISBN: 1484830202

Number of pages: 238
Word Count: 74,722

Book Description:

Half-vampire, half-human, Nina Martinez spent most of her life underground as part of an elite secret team of government agents who quietly take down rogue monsters -- the human world none the wiser.

She moves back to her hometown of Providence, RI to keep an eye on the recent uptick in supernatural activity, and to help run the bar she co-owns with her aunt. Her attempt at a “regular” life, not to mention a budding relationship with smoking hot FBI agent Max, is cut short because of a string of ritual murders targeting the city's community of witches.

But Nina's investigation unearths deadly secrets from her long buried parents. Now the target of supernatural assassins, could Nina be the most dangerous vampire hybrid to ever exist? No wonder she can’t get a date.

An urban fantasy set in a decaying Providence, Rhode Island, HELL'S BELLE is a fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled roller-coaster ride through a city on the cusp of becoming an urban wasteland. An energetic, expansive, and cinematic, HELL'S BELLE was called "captivating" by Kirkus Reviews.

Book Chick City gave it 5-stars, calling it "one of the best urban fantasies I have read this year!"

Oh.My.God! Okay, let me start off by saying that through the entire book I was literally on the edge of my seat. The prologue opens with action, the first chapter is action, and I think only, maybe, one chapter may have slowed down!

I was chewing my nails as I worked my way through scenes, but in a VERY GOOD WAY! I can't tell you guys enough how much I LOVED this book! I couldn't get enough!

Nina is amazing and one Kick-Ass heroine! I totally loved her and Max, well who wouldn't want a hot, FBI agent knocking on their doorsteps? Whew!

Frankie was nothing short of "I want him for a BFF", oh man do I ever! Think about this...

You're half vampire half human, you can kick ass right along side an old vampire, and people look to you to help save their world! Yeah! That's what you get not to mention Nina rides a freakin' Triumph!


If you're looking for a fast paced, can't-put-it-down-until-you've-reached-the-end kind of book, then you are going to want this one in your Kindle, on your shelf, however it is you read! Greco is an amazing writer and I can not wait for the next book!

Easy 5 flaming roses! Well written and must-read!

About the Author:

An award-winning playwright, Karen Greco has spent close to twenty years in New York City, working in publicity and marketing for the entertainment industry.

A life-long obsession with exorcists and Dracula drew her to urban fantasy, where she can decapitate characters with impunity. HELL'S BELLE is her first novel.

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