Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Book Review - VOODOO DUES by Stephany Simmons

by Stephany Simmons

Voodoo Dues (Lian and Figg #1)
Book Title:  Voodoo Dues
Author:  Stephany Simmons
Series:   Lian and Figg, Book 1
Format:  eBook

Book Synopsis:

From the beginning of Figg’s employment, there is something not quite right about the bar. There are few customers, a parade of neighborhood psychics and pentacle adorned visitors, all coming to hold court with her enigmatic boss. Figg is not sure what is going on, but she is determined to find out!

When the local voodoo queen shows up, and the next morning her grandson ends up dead outside the bar things get interesting.

Figg pesters Lian into telling her the truth about his former life, and is thrust into a world where the things that go bump in the night are real. There’s a murder to solve, zombies to lay to rest and a villain that neither of them saw coming.
Review by Book Monster's Guest Reviewer: Carlyn

I really loved the characters in this novel and I think they took the story to a whole new level. Figg is a great character with her unique fashion sense and her fascinating personality, she really brought this story to life for me. Lian was also as likeable but he couldn't be more different to Figg. He is quiet and mild mannered but as they story goes on we find out he is much more than a quiet bar owner.

The story is full of action which kept me jumping from one page to the next and it flowed very smoothly. The action sequences were really well written and pulled me right in. The dialogue is sharp and witty and had me laughing out load at times. The budding attraction between Figg and Lian is sweet and unsure. What I really enjoyed though was Figg's reaction to the paranormal world she has been thrown into. She doesn't just accept it as I've seen some other heroine's do in other books which drives me crazy,  but she struggles to accept it and gets scared.

The only complaints I have about the story is that it was too short! I wanted to read so much more in this story. I would also have liked to learn more about Figg and Lian's past and how they came to be the people they are.

This is a sharp, witty, action packed short story. You will laugh out loud and you will be turning pages as fast as you can to see what happens next. I can't wait for the next installment  in Figg and Lian's story!

I give VOODOO DUES 4 out of 5 stars