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The Devil's Metal

The Devil's Metal [Kindle Edition]

Karina Halle
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It’s the summer of 1974 and 21-year old Dawn Emerson has only three things she wants to do: compete one last time in the Ellensburg Rodeo, win back her ex-boyfriend Ryan, and become the best damn music journalist at Central Washington State College. But all her plans are left in the dust when she’s contacted by CREEM MAGAZINE to go on the road with one of her favorite groups, the up-and-coming metal band, Hybrid.

At first the assignment reads like a dream come true. Not only will Dawn land some much-needed credibility as a female music journalist, but she’ll finally get to experience life from the other side of the stage, and maybe crack the drunken, enigmatic code that is guitarist Sage Knightly. Instead, Dawn finds herself on an aging tour bus filled with ego-maniacs, band politics and a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. When monsters start showing up in dressing rooms and some of Sage’s groupies become increasingly strange and dangerous, Dawn discovers the band is not only going places—they’re going straight to Hell. And Dawn has a backstage pass.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 500 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1626810087
  • Publisher: Diversion Books (10 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B76PMRC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #77,248 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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BOOK REVIEW - The Devil's Metal (Devils #1) - Karina Halle

All Dawn Emerson wanted to do was write. Being an avid fan of Rock n Roll, her dream of becoming a respected music journalist was always going to be a rough ride, because in 1974, the only thing women were good for was knowing their place. With the feminine movement in full swing, a new age was dawning and women found that they were finally being given a voice. So when Dawn receives a call from the Editor of Creem Magazine, giving her a chance to put her writing skills to the test and go on tour with the highly successful Rock Band; Hybrid, she jumps at the offer. After all, this is what dreams are made of!

Upon a frosty reception from all but one band member, it's clear from the offset that they had other ideas: Noelle, the female bassist didn't want another `Groupie' on the road. Graham, the drummer, wanted `that guy' from Rolling Stone Magazine. Sage Knightly, the guitarist thought it was all just a very bad idea in general, and Mickey was too stoned to really give a monkey's. Robbie, the singer was the only one who relented, because after all, Dawn looked pretty hot!

Dawn knew she had her work cut out with these boys, but nothing could ever have prepared her for what she was about to encounter while on that rickety old green tour bus.

What should have been the start of a career changing musical journey turns into the ultimate nightmare when she becomes the target of three Groupie's that seem to have a connection to Graham.
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5.0 out of 5 stars just brilliant! 10 Oct 2012
By kirstyv
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I knew starting this book that it wasn't going to be another 'Experiment in Terror' story - but I was still excited - a mixture of paranormal, sex, drugs, rock and roll with Karina Halle's writing, where could I go wrong?!
And as usual Karina Halle has managed to pull off another 5 star offering!
We are introduced to Dawn in 1974, she cares for her alcoholic father and younger brother who suffers from Tourette's and she still grieves for her mother who committed suicide years before. Unexpectedly, a call from Creem Music Magazine, surprises her and she realises she may achieve her dream of becoming a famous music journalist, as they announce she is being sent on tour with her favourite rock group, Hybrid.
The tour is one that will go down in "history", for reasons no-one is sure of, but Karina Halle builds an atmosphere of tension, first between the band members, and then outsiders. The ominous feeling builds, often with just a few words, or a short conversation, not necessarily with a full-on paranormal event, and therein lies the beauty of her writing!
And Sage!! I wanted to wrap him up and . . . . HMMMMMMM . . . . !! Really looking forward to the sequel :-)!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Karina Halle - the Devils Matal 28 Sep 2012
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The Devil's Metal - Karina Halle.

What first grabbed me about this book was the promise of a sexy rock star and a semi recluse ye determined young woman written for 'new adults', if you have read S.C Stephens Thoughtless you will understand the excitement a sexy angst ridden bad member can bring even from a literary perspective.

The beginning of the book was everything I had wanted, even down to the over excited/crazy best friend. Dawn's obvious passion for music was very clear and she was relate able to the reader. You want her to succeed and achieve her dreams.

The music references where perfectly proportioned and included nicely, each character was well built up but then came the aspects of the 'weird' or 'supernatural' which I found mostly obscure and for some reason just didn't sit well with me. For most of the book they are peppered in, which is okay(ish) but then towards the end it's all sort of thrown at you and becomes very unbelievable (Yes I know the paranormal is unbelievable but in a book you want it to suck you in and make you believe in a world where devils, witches, vampires or whatever supernatural being may be involved is real).

I found the ending was a little rushed and sloppy (sorry) and I didn't have that feeling of satisfaction that normally comes after reading a book. Normally I am a huge fan of Karina Halle and I wish this book sat better with me. I am sure some people will read this book and love it because it does underneath everything have a good and original story line and characters you want to empathize with.

Overall I would give this a 2.5/5 its not terrible but it isn't something I would read again.
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