Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Dead Man Stalking
Author: T.A. Moore
Series: Blood and Bone #1
Heroes: Took & Madoc
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 260 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Agent Luke Bennett proved that humans could rise just as high in the ranks as their vampire colleagues—until a kidnapper held him captive for a year and turned him without his consent.
Now he’s Took: a reluctant monster afraid to bite anyone, broke, and about to be discharged from his elite BITERs unit.
When an old colleague suggests he consult on a BITERs case, Took has little to lose. The case is open and shut… but nothing is ever that easy. As he digs deeper, he discovers a lot more than one cold case is at stake, and if he wants to solve this one, he’ll need the help of the BITERs team. Even if that brings his old commander, Madoc, back into his life.
This was difficult to review as there were parts I loved and some that left me blinking and backtracking. I liked it, a whole lot, but felt I’d walked into the middle of story, like this should be book two, not book one. So, I double check, and yup, book one it is. I believe a bit was lost in translation starting where it did because I was a little confused and felt I needed to catch up and that was bit disconcerting and rarely bodes well for me. Plus, Took was took and used to be Luke. That was a mind bending at first.
I think what kept me going was the mystery behind who took Luke, now known as Took, and how much I loved Madoc. I was curious about the kids, but I really wanted to know what happened to Took, I wanted Took and Madoc to get squared away, and I want to know why Took was able to be turned with Gabriel as his father. So yeah, we all want different things, and I got some of what I wanted in this first book, but I will need to read further before I fully commit. We are off to a good start. These are not your normal vamps, but then again, who wants normal. I definitely look forward seeing what’s up next for our dynamic duo, and I hoping to get some closure on Took’s kidnapping and torture. That, more than anything, will keep me reading.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*