HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAMNED
February 26, 2008
850 Third Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10022
Rating: 4 Cups
Amanda Feral is on a new diet, one that consists of human flesh. The recently deceased is now part of the undead. Living in Seattle, with many in the undead world, is a whole new experience for her especially when someone in the area decides to turn the undead underworld into a place of sheer terror.
Ricardo Amandine is a statesman and all around great ghoul. He is the proprietor of Well Soul, as well as the bartender. He is happy to make Amanda’s acquaintance.
Amanda finds being dead offers a different style of life. Choosing out the right victim to attack is not always easy either. One thing she does not give up is being stylish. She believes just because one is part of the undead, fashion should still be stunning and not go downhill, which means a complete mortuary-grade make-up, with six-inch stilettos, and a Balenciaga handbag. When she is not out partying with close friends, or seeking human flesh, she spends time with Martin Allende. She thinks he is hot and the passion they share is steaming. But sometimes even with Martin, her therapist slash lover, there are moments a bit on the dangerous side. Then she is introduced to Ricardo, who tells her as a hunter it is important for her to sniff out appropriate victims. While spending time at the Well Soul, with her friends, she learns some suspect her a zombie. Amanda has no idea what will transpire with all the new developments in her life, when a sinister force wishes to get rid of the undead.
To say that Happy Hour of the Damned is interesting would only be half-right because it is high octane interesting. The myriad of characters generate excitement that reaches out and pulls the reader into the action. The story moves at a fast pace, never leaving a dull moment in this out-of-the-ordinary read. Amanda is feisty, bold, and at times, her attitude is quite luscious. With some zombies, vampires, shape-shifters, and a lot more fascinating personalities blended into the scenery, this tale does not miss a beat. There are some amusing transactions that keep the reader entertained. Mark Henry pens a sexy, warped, dark read that enlightens the audience and leaves them speculating just what is in store next for Amanda and her friends.
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