Monday, March 9, 2015

Review of 'Afterlife or Bust (Afterlife #2)' by June Mayes


Afterlife or Bust

by June Mayes

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BLURB:

Lizzie is making the best of her life, er afterlife. She's working hard being a doctor to all things supernatural and for the most part has managed to behave. With her daytime watcher in tow and a very enticing Master Vampire turning up the heat of their romance, things couldn’t be better.

Of course things could get worse and do. Being killed again was not part of Lizzie’s agenda and having to navigate the politics of all things that go bump in the night is just icing on the afterlife cake. But Lizzie has plans. She's going to make her death worth living and she is going to drag everyone else along kicking and screaming.

Read an excerpt:
“Sure, I’ll ask them to make an appointment for you, and Bob’s your uncle. All I need is your name.“ I smiled and was surprised that my canines were down and in full view. Either there was a threat here I was less than aware of or I was a little hungry. Hmm yup, no bleeding patients yet today. I would need to go in search of an unwary patient or two.

“Cuthbert.” The gargoyle brought me back to what I was doing with that simple pronouncement. “But I don’t have an Uncle Bob.”

“Forget Bob. Your name is Cuthbert?” I repeated, stunned.

“Yes,” he continued to smile at me. Well, it was more a tiny upturn of one side of his lips, which could have been a grimace or gas come to think of it. No, I was going with smile. He did genuinely look a little happier, which was a good sign. I did have to look down and try to school my expression into a calm understanding doctor face before I looked back up at him.

“A gargoyle named Cuthbert.”

“Correct.” Okay, now I know he was smiling. There was a dimple in one cheek and everything. Course it came and went so fast you would have needed vampire vision to see the dimple. But hey, that’s why I was the vampire doctor.

“OK,” I said calmly before leaving the room, closing the door behind me. Godzilla came up as if to discuss something, and I just shook my head at her. Cuthbert the gargoyle. Great.


**My thoughts**

My gut told me when I saw the blurb for this book that it was going to be a good read. I am glad I listened to it.


Lizzie is one of the undead. As a doctor, she now also helps other supernatural creatures when they have various ailments. Learning how to take care of them is a constant learning experience, but one that she takes on with humor and sass. Meanwhile, she is also getting involved in a hot relationship and also drowning in a weird scandal that is trying to kill her. Again.


I love Lizzie. I love her attitude and humor. She embraces her career and her undead life, taking great pride in dispelling common myths. She is a fun new heroine in the paranormal world and one I want to keep on reading. I liked "meeting" all of the different kinds of supernatural creatures and seeing how Mayes had them working with humans.


When I picked up this book, I didn't realize at first that it was the second book in a series. I felt like I had enough background information to understand what was going on, so it could be read as a standalone. I would love to go back now and read the first book, plus look forward to any new books in this series. 4.5 *s!



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

June Mayes is a Cape Cod born and bred writer who lived in London for 10 years before returning home. She’s a hopeless romantic with a passion for writing all sorts of genre. Her days are spent juggling family life, walking the dog, writing and reading books, more books and even more books!

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/June-Mayes/e/B00KPJ7NCO/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7113171.June_Mayes


June will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host. Follow the tour for more chances to win!


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12 comments:

  1. It is wonderful to be back on Andi’s blog. Thanks for hosting the first day of the book tour for Afterlife or Bust! Very much appreciate it. I am so glad that you enjoyed the book. Lizzie is a character after my own heart. She makes me want to run out and find a supernatural creature or two to doctor! Writing the Afterlife series has really been a labor of love & laughter over the last year. Hearing from readers has really inspired me to keep the story going. I’ll be touching base throughout the day so feel free to ask questions and leave feedback. Looking forward to hearing from all of you. Read on!

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    1. You are very welcome! Those are always the best characters to write, I think. Sorry for the weird snafu with the comments earlier. I have no idea what was going on!

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    2. Haha - Technology just likes to remind us who is boss sometimes! Thanks so much for hosting though. So much fun!

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  2. It is wonderful to be back on Andi’s blog. Thanks for hosting the first day of the book tour for Afterlife or Bust! Very much appreciate it. I am so glad that you enjoyed the book. Lizzie is a character after my own heart and makes me want to run out and find a supernatural creature or two to doctor! Writing the Afterlife series has really been a labor of love & laughter over the last year. Hearing from readers has really inspired me to keep the story going. I’ll be touching base throughout the day so feel free to ask questions and leave feedback. Looking forward to hearing from all of you. Read on!

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  3. What a great review. I loved the excerpt.

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt. :)

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  5. Glad everyone enjoyed the excerpt! When I started writing Afterlife or Bust, Cuthbert was planned as just another patient in a list of many but he soon made his presence known. Before I knew what hit me, he had named himself and was moving in. Gargoyles are a sneaky bunch

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  6. Thanks for your review. This one seems to be getting lots of high marks.

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