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Undead to the World: The Bloodhound Files Kindle Edition

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Praise for DD Barant and THE BLOODHOUND FILES

"Snappy writing, a page-turning story and fresh world-building make "Dying Bites" a satisfying meal of a book."--Kelley Armstrong, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Men of the Otherworld "and "The Awakening"

""Dying Bites" is wacky, unpredictable, fresh and amazing. I would kill to write as well as D.D. Barant. Seriously."--Nancy Holder, author of "Pretty Little Devils "

"This engrossing debut adds another captivating protagonist to the urban fantasy ranks...Barant's well-developed world offers intriguing enhancements to mythology and history. Jace is remarkable, strong-willed and smart, and she sets an unstoppable pace. Look for the Bloodhound Files to go far."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)

"A heroine with plenty of guts, moxie and a sense of the absurd. [A] fresh and original take on urban fantasy...Huge kudos to Barant for spicing things up with a story that expertly integrates detective work, kick-butt action and a wacky sense of humor. Make sure you get in early on the outstanding new Bloodhound Files series."--"RT Book Reviews"

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"D D Barant builds a strong world and fills it with fascinating characters that will delight and entertain. "Dying Bites" is a well-written urban fantasy with a gripping plot and a heroine who is quite believable with her very human flaws. I'm looking forward to seeing more in this captivating world."--"Darque Reviews" (starred read)

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"Five stars. An exciting new series. It has humor, mystery, and adventure. A great book!"--"Affair de Coeur"

"Barant does an excellent job introducing a whole new world where vampires make up the majority of the population...quick and engrossing...a great new series." --"The Romance Reader"

About the Author

DD Barant lives in Vancouver, BC, and loves monsters, chocolate, animals, reading, comics and lying naked on the beach, while hating bullies, narrow-minded people, Sea Urchin Sushi, and gluten. Awful, terrible, gluten.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 782 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; 1 edition (27 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0085UEP58
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #360,975 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I must admit my rating would be between 4 and half to a five star rating. I came across the bloodhound files over a year ago and got hooked because the main character Jace is so witty and funny that I really enjoyed the story and all the other characters are excellent too. I must admit at first I thought I missed a book book when I started reading this 6th book because I couldn't recall how she ended up in Kansas. I like theses stories because it's a different approach to all the other vampire and werewolf stories out there and they are all funny, found myself giggling while reading it, hard to put down. Would recommend anyone to read these stories but start from the first book first so you know how it all starts for our witty FBI profiler being transported from our universal to an alternate one where the main population is run by vampires, werewolves, lems, and only a small human population. I hope all the other books come available on kindle too, i've got the paperbacks at the moment. Fun reading that I recommend.
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Okay so I didn't realise this book was the last in series until after I finished reading it but knowing this now actually makes the ending more powerful, though I will say it's an ending people will likely either love or hate! But enough about the ending, the story is a brilliantly entertaining action-packed adventure full of quirky characters and witty banter, much like the previous books in the series. There were quite a few Wizard of Oz references and some were used to very amusing effect. Jace Valchek's adventures have gotten pretty wild and this was definitely the wildest. All in all I've enjoyed Jace's journey and this feels like a fitting way for it to end. A great ending to an enjoyable series. Recommended reading for fans of urban fantasy.
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Good story line which was at first disconcerting as I have been used to following Jace's adventures in Thropepirelem, but it worked itself out well. Good characterisations, and am happy to see Jace's sense of humour which I do appreciate appearing again. Am reading it a second time to make sure that I squeezed every drop out of the book as I tend to read it through and if enjoyed, go back for a second helping just in case I missed something.
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Good read
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x94e18be8) out of 5 stars 48 reviews
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HASH(0x94e2e780) out of 5 stars Great series, lousy ending. 11 Feb. 2013
By Kathleen - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the 6th --- and presumably final --- book of a fun and very imaginative series. But the ending didn't bring closure as much as it left on a cliffhanger. This didn't leave me wondering, it left me feeling cheated.
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HASH(0x94e2ebac) out of 5 stars Great book, bummer ending 3 Dec. 2012
By @Julia_ATUF - Published on Amazon.com
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The Bloodhound Files is a series unafraid to disregards the laws of physics for the sake of a great story, and UNDEAD TO THE WORLD is one of the best yet. Though heavy on plot and a little light on character, Jace's banter and action has always been enough to keep me coming back for more.

Barant is not afraid to push the boundaries of his world outward in every book, and his mind bending plots often have me questioning "reality" alongside the characters. UNDEAD TO THE WORLD is a prime example of this mechanic, opening to a recognizable world that is oh so askew from where I had expected to find Jace. Much of a reader's ability to try and unravel this puzzling plot hinges on recognizing hints of familiar characters in their new incarnations, so I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who isn't caught up on the series.

Despite being "a book apart" from Thropirelem, UNDEAD TO THE WORLD will be immediately familiar to fans. The story runs a convoluted plot on a steady diet of witty repartee. I'll follow Jace and Charlie anywhere and my favorite parts of this book were when they were simultaneously figuring things out and bantering back and forth. As much as I enjoyed this funny, interesting book, the ending lowered my rating from 4 bats to 3. The climax of UNDEAD TO THE WORLD took a reasonable (and expected) cliffhanger and mashed on a little love triangle angst that had only the barest prior references, a move that lowered my appreciation over all.

Barant's plots, while intricate and impressive, also tend to be so over the top I feel a bit disconnected. While UNDEAD TO THE WORLD does a better job with all the moving parts and magical mechanics that characterize this series, this book-long digression from Thropirelem left me very conflicted. Barant has orchestrated some every interesting possibilities for his characters, but those tantalizing futures were buried under a rather abrupt cliffhanger that turned me off. Fans of the series won't want to miss this one, and despite my frustrations, I know I'll be back for more.

Sexual Content: Kissing, references to sex.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By kitty kat - Published on Amazon.com
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The story was sooooo dragged out. I skipped through a lot of it and don't feel that I missed a thing. Another alternate reality...everyone has had their memories manipulated. Takes the entire book to sort them out. Bad situation, no escape, dead people and I didn't care at all. Read it if you must but I can't recommend it.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x94e2eccc) out of 5 stars What was Barant thinking? 6 Jan. 2013
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Love the rest of this series. Can't get through this one. Horrible choice to go in the direction she took it. Have started and stopped at least three times.

March 2013 update. Finally picked it up again and made it through the book. It was ok and got better, but not great compared to her other books.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x94e2eec4) out of 5 stars And that's it? 11 Sept. 2013
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Format: Kindle Edition
So...I checked the author's page and this is the final installment in the series.

And this is how it ends? I don't want to give spoilers but I've enjoyed the series overall and felt like it was just starting to get good.

Considering this is the final book in the series, there are a ton of loose threads and the ending is...abrupt to say the least. I definitely had higher hopes than this. This book felt rushed and didn't flow, like the author was just trying to fulfill a contract for a 6th book, get it done and move on to his next series. I think I'll avoid books from him again - while I enjoyed this series, I don't want to get involved in another one for this lack of payoff.
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