[[ Free eBook ]] Blood & SpiritsAuthor Dennis Sharpe – Circuitwiringdiagram.co

Small town life can be hard for a dead girlFor Veronica Fischer the night to night life of a bloodsucking madam in Middle America is tough enough before she adopts Rachel Gregory, an eight year old ghost After her house is set on fire, and Rachel disappears, all signs point to foul play When she finds herself with a hit out on her unlife, and warrants for her arrest, it becomes clear she s going to need helpNow she has to contend with horny zombies, violent spirits, and murderous grave robbers if she s ever going to find Rachel and discover the awful truth of the coming stormA raucous ride through the dangerous lives of the lecherous undead


10 thoughts on “Blood & Spirits

  1. Sammie Spencer Sammie Spencer says:

    I am blown away by how good this book was V, the main character, is a vampire and quite a powerful woman in many different ways However, there was a vulnerability about her that I haven t seen with many vamp books This one is about so muchthan vampires I love the family she has created and the loyalty that exists This book was a roller coaster ride one moment I was cringing in disgust, the next moment I was laughing out loud and then the next moment I was tearing up Several t I am blown away by how good this book was V, the main character, is a vampire and quite a powerful woman in many different ways However, there was a vulnerability about her that I haven t seen with many vamp books This one is about so muchthan vampires I love the family she has created and the loyalty that exists This book was a roller coaster ride one moment I was cringing in disgust, the next moment I was laughing out loud and then the next moment I was tearing up Several times while I was reading it, I wanted to stop and copy quotes because they were hilarious or priceless The book is gritty, raw, very well written it s like a Stephen King Anne Rice cocktail One of the things I loved most about this book is that Dennis Sharpe writes fearlessly Maybe that s what reminds me so much of Stephen King he writes those scenes that you can t believe came from a human s mind, but you know the book wouldn t be nearly as good without them Absolutely one of the best books I ve read, and I know that certain parts of this book will stick with me for a long time


  2. Tishia (Paperback Opinion) Tishia (Paperback Opinion) says:

    First of all, I have to say I m surprised that a male author wrote this book from a woman s point of view, and did it well Veronica, the lead in this story, is a vampire who runs a brothel She is a strong, likeable character that gets herself into a lot of trouble She basically adopts an 8 year old ghost named Rachel, whom she becomes really close to When Rachel is taken, Veronica is determined to get to the bottom of it Veronica is desperate and willing to do anything for answers, which in First of all, I have to say I m surprised that a male author wrote this book from a woman s point of view, and did it well Veronica, the lead in this story, is a vampire who runs a brothel She is a strong, likeable character that gets herself into a lot of trouble She basically adopts an 8 year old ghost named Rachel, whom she becomes really close to When Rachel is taken, Veronica is determined to get to the bottom of it Veronica is desperate and willing to do anything for answers, which include some cringe worthy moments Veronica is a very well written character, and you can feel the emotions she goes through in this book.Garrett enters the story and tries to help Veronica get things sorted out He seems like the perfect guy for her, but I feel like he s hiding something Actually, my favorite character is Frank Apparently, he is gay but I couldn t help but want to see him and Veronica together He does so much for her and I feel that he is in love with her, but I may not be reading into that quite right.The explanation of vampires in this book is different from other books This is a very original, fast paced story There is action all the way through If you like zombies, vampires, and spirits with a little bit of gore, then you will probably enjoy this book The only thing that I wantedof is romance Of course, that s just a personal preference I m a sucker for romance The sex scene in this story is probably the most disturbing one I ve ever read, lol Now that I ve piqued your interest go get this book and see what I mean


  3. Ashley - The Bookish Brunette Ashley - The Bookish Brunette says:

    Um did you read that synopsis A vampire madam , ghosts, and gasp my fav ZOMBIES Sounds super awesome right Right from the get go, I freaking LOVED Veronica She s sharp, funny and has a totally killer attitude and she s a madam Is it crazy strange that I loved this little idiosyncrasy about her Maybe so.I HAVE to say that I am absolutely astonished that a man wrote this book, and I don t mean that in a bad way at all Sharpe made Veronica undeniably real I ve read awesome books writt Um did you read that synopsis A vampire madam , ghosts, and gasp my fav ZOMBIES Sounds super awesome right Right from the get go, I freaking LOVED Veronica She s sharp, funny and has a totally killer attitude and she s a madam Is it crazy strange that I loved this little idiosyncrasy about her Maybe so.I HAVE to say that I am absolutely astonished that a man wrote this book, and I don t mean that in a bad way at all Sharpe made Veronica undeniably real I ve read awesome books written by men featuring male protagonists and I ve read amazing YA books by men featuring adolescent chicks but never have I read a book written by a man featuring such a well written adult woman.That being said, there is a freakishly shocking and dare I say gross sex scene in chapter 9 and you guys know me I like fictional sex of any kind I m not all that particular about it and I m generally fairly difficult to catch off guard but whoa After the zombie sex I was completely ready to recant my theory about his writing women so well because no woman would do that THEN, I thought about it for awhile, and realized this Sharpe guy is a freaking genius Because ONLY a woman would do that to get her child back Well played A few words of caution Blood Spirits is pretty gory and graphic sometimes 4.5 Stars and lacking the additional.5 only because I would ve liked to seerelationship building with Veronica and Garrett They have this totally intense relationship with nothing backing it, so I was convinced he was a bad guy throughout the entire thing


  4. Kristen Kristen says:

    I m a first time book reviewer I guess I should start by saying that I normally read urban fantasy and paranormal romance I heard about this book on goodreads listopia lists I bought this book from , based on the reviews I read here I got it and ended up staying awake until after three in the morning finishing it I was hooked from the first chapter It was easy to read, moved at a fast pace, had an exciting plot, and really believable characters I could sink into It s nice to rea I m a first time book reviewer I guess I should start by saying that I normally read urban fantasy and paranormal romance I heard about this book on goodreads listopia lists I bought this book from , based on the reviews I read here I got it and ended up staying awake until after three in the morning finishing it I was hooked from the first chapter It was easy to read, moved at a fast pace, had an exciting plot, and really believable characters I could sink into It s nice to read a tough vampire chick with a heart, and conflicting emotions The books starts with Veronica, the main character going to pick up the one who made her from the airport because she s gotten herself in some serious trouble From there the story tells us, as she tells him, how she got in the mess We get to see the small town she lives in and all the people she cares for I ve never seen vampires that were structured like these, or an explanation of vampirism quite like this one.This author and this new series both seem wonderful I can t wait to get book two I highly recommend this book If you like Jim Butcher, Kelley Armstrong or Chloe Neill, then you will most definitely love this


  5. Jessica at Book Sake Jessica at Book Sake says:

    I loved this book I m a sucker for any book with vampires except the sparkly kind , but this was exceptional Admittedly, it did take a few chapters to really catch my interest, but once it did, I couldn t put this book down The characters are very well written and surprisingly funny My favorite character has to be Veronica, a strong willed vampire madam with a sarcastic sense of humor how can she not be completely awesome, right Right Sharpe s writing is refreshing I was so astonished I loved this book I m a sucker for any book with vampires except the sparkly kind , but this was exceptional Admittedly, it did take a few chapters to really catch my interest, but once it did, I couldn t put this book down The characters are very well written and surprisingly funny My favorite character has to be Veronica, a strong willed vampire madam with a sarcastic sense of humor how can she not be completely awesome, right Right Sharpe s writing is refreshing I was so astonished that a man could write such a dynamic female main character that I repeatedly checked the cover to make sure Dennis wasn t a Denise I can t wait to read the next book in the trilogy Reviewed by Brittany for Book Sake httP booksake.blogspot.com


  6. Dark Faerie Tales Dark Faerie Tales says:

    Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick Dirty Down and dirty first person narrative that follows a madam vampire and her troubles.Opening Sentence I m told that it s an oddity that I still sleep.The Review In a market flooded with vampire stories, I was not expecting much from debut author, Dennis Sharpe I have never been so happy to be wrong Blood Spirits, the first book in The Coming Storm series, is as gritty as it is captivating I am also pleasantly surprised at how well a man p Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick Dirty Down and dirty first person narrative that follows a madam vampire and her troubles.Opening Sentence I m told that it s an oddity that I still sleep.The Review In a market flooded with vampire stories, I was not expecting much from debut author, Dennis Sharpe I have never been so happy to be wrong Blood Spirits, the first book in The Coming Storm series, is as gritty as it is captivating I am also pleasantly surprised at how well a man portrays a realistic woman s point of view Very few can obtain such insight into the opposite sex I know that I have NO idea what guys are thinking, just ask my husband Anything I found lacking or obtuse will most certainly be touched upon in the next two books That is part of the reason this book catches my attention we learn along with V and her companions in a first person perspective.Veronica V Fischer is a madam in a brothel house in Middle America If you don t know what a madam is, then this book might be a little too risqu for you Just remember, I warned you She has employees, a go to man, and spirits that she relies on to take care of day to day affairs She is also a vampire Found by her sire, Jules, at a young age, V has always used her assets to her advantage She is smart, and runs her house like the business it is Now there is someone out there trying to tear down all that V has built up, one brick at a time Rachel, an eight year old ghost that V has grown attached to, goes missing Patrons of her establishment are telling police that they are being blackmailed by her Someone keeps trying to blow up her brothel house Can t she catch a break here Thethat happens, thewe see V lose her cool fa ade Anyone, vampire or human, can only take so much in so little time I do so appreciate a character that responses in arealistic way V is then forced to admit she is in over her head and calls on her sire for help.Jules is an old vampire He is V s father figure and has long ago left her to fend for herself Jules is truly like a dad in this novel I mean, what adult do you know wants to admit to needing their parents to bail them out of trouble No one, that s who He is strong and invincible in V s eyes So surely anything that s going on here he can fix, right The love interest here is an unknown vampire named Garrett He blows into to town just when things are getting out of control and saves V from some unquiet spirits that are attacking her But is his help as altruistic as he wants us to believe V is certain that whoever is trying to kill her must be one of her own kind, a vampire So is this sexy new player on the field a good guy or a bad guy Can V truly resist him either way Frank, V s right hand man, is an ex cop He relies on his old contacts on the force to investigate things for V Frank stays with V, not only because she is his boss, but also his friend His ex partner, David Lewis, refuses to understand why he would leave the force and go work for someone they both used to think of as a bad guy There is a lot of sexual tension between the two that is never fully addressed I enjoy the by play though Dave helps Frank track whoever is causing problems for V and her girls, even though he would rather see V behind bars instead The loyalty Dave shows toward Frank is commendable, and the fact that he refuses to give up on his old partner is comforting I believe everyone should have someone looking out for their best interests, whether you want them to or not Dave s feelings are evident in everything he does Will these two work it out Will they get together, or not Will the difficulties V is having be the final straw that breaks this long time friendship Or will it turn into the catalyst that changes their relationship forever One of my favorite characters to hate in this story is Paco, the zombie Nasty looking inside and out The maggots hinted at below his skin are a perfect metaphor for the rot in his soul He is a magic user and holds sway over the spirits around him Being one of the less desirables of the little town of Pekin, few choose to go to Paco for assistance Unfortunately, V is left with little choice if she is going to find out what is going on in the spirit world How can she help those ghosts that mean so much to her without a guide Will he help her or use her toward his own advantage I mean, what s in it for him Will she ever get the smell of him out of her car V is a wonderful anti hero full of vulnerability and cunning, street smarts mixed in with naivet I have grown to adore her and her lackadaisical attitude shining in at the oddest of moments A diamond in the ruff, Blood Spirits exceeds many of my expectations from a self published work I will be looking forward to future Dennis Sharpe books Notable Scene I can see the shadows have fled, but I m not alone There he is, standing in the center of the room outlined in red from the light of the emergency exit signs How did he get here so fast Why didn t I sense his presence How did he even know I was in trouble Nothing is making any sense I stare, trying to wrap my mind around what I m seeing, and then I gasp audibly, drawing attention to myself.His head snaps in my direction, and he takes a defensive posture His head cocks slightly to the side and I know his face, and the motion of what he s doing I ve been through it before, he s reading me Jules So small, my voice is hardlythan a squeak Who The Coming Storm Trilogy 1 Blood Spirits2 Distant ThunderFTC Advisory The author provided me with a copy of Blood Spirits No goody bags, sponsorships, material connections, or bribes were exchanged for my review I only get paid in hugs and kisses from my little boys


  7. Jen O Jen O says:

    I was completely amazed by Veronica A Vampire with real heart, soul, emotions, desires, and fears Not larger than life immortal kinds of things, but real down to earth things that almost any girl could relate to She wants to protect what s hers, and those she cares about, even if she wishes from time to time she didn t care so much.I can t wait to see where the second book in this series is going to lead V, but I hope we get to seeof her relationship with Garrett I felt like there just I was completely amazed by Veronica A Vampire with real heart, soul, emotions, desires, and fears Not larger than life immortal kinds of things, but real down to earth things that almost any girl could relate to She wants to protect what s hers, and those she cares about, even if she wishes from time to time she didn t care so much.I can t wait to see where the second book in this series is going to lead V, but I hope we get to seeof her relationship with Garrett I felt like there just wasn t enough there in this book They needtime together, and we need to knowabout him.An awesome book Anyone who likes Paranormal fiction with good plot, and real punch, should check this out


  8. Kerry Kerry says:

    I can t stand vampires I do not know how I got dragged into reading this book But it doesn t matter, I am flucking glad I did as Sharpe paints a hilarious, dark world that defies stereotype Who doesn t like Brothels Or Veronica, for that matter I have a nasty habit of faling in love with female characters and Veronica, that headstrong shedevil, is another notch on the imaginary bedpost for me It s kind of strange when you think about it that a man wrote this, so my love may be skewed but w I can t stand vampires I do not know how I got dragged into reading this book But it doesn t matter, I am flucking glad I did as Sharpe paints a hilarious, dark world that defies stereotype Who doesn t like Brothels Or Veronica, for that matter I have a nasty habit of faling in love with female characters and Veronica, that headstrong shedevil, is another notch on the imaginary bedpost for me It s kind of strange when you think about it that a man wrote this, so my love may be skewed but whatever Vamps be damned, this was fast paced, fun ride and Sharpe has given me new respect and admiration for self published authors I hope my own books end up being as well received and well writen as his Twilight fans need not apply


  9. Melanie Marsh Melanie Marsh says:

    Blood and Spirits turned out to be a pleasant surprise I expected it to be entertaining, as I do any book I read, but I didn t necessarily expect it to blow me away But it totally did I love it when I getthan I expected instead of less There are so many great things about this book that I m having trouble deciding where to start So I ll start at the beginning The cover of this book is totally bad ass I absolutely love it I know that we aren t supposed to judge a book by its cover, Blood and Spirits turned out to be a pleasant surprise I expected it to be entertaining, as I do any book I read, but I didn t necessarily expect it to blow me away But it totally did I love it when I getthan I expected instead of less There are so many great things about this book that I m having trouble deciding where to start So I ll start at the beginning The cover of this book is totally bad ass I absolutely love it I know that we aren t supposed to judge a book by its cover, but whom are we kidding really We both know we arelikely to read a book with a cool cover than a book without one Veronica is a vampire Madam As in prostitutes As in she runs a brothel And she s a vampire She sounds SMOKING hot, as I think vampires should Apparently, she has some enemies and such, so this book focuses on one of those enemies and the nastiness they are trying to get away with Blood and Spirits isn t a one dimensional book, by any means It has multiple layers, and different concepts throughout the book and really keeps you guessing as to what is going to come next There are multiple conflicts, peaks, and resolutions so the story continues through several well set scenarios I like how the author sets everything up for explanation and back story throughout the book There is a variety of paranormal elements and species to give the story acomplex world in which Veronica and friends reside There is one thing with which I had a small problem At one point Veronica is telling the story of what has happened to cause her to feel the need to involve Julius, her maker She is telling it to him so that he can see her memories This goes on for quite a while so at some point, I realized that I forgot what going on and the role Julius was playing I asked myself, Why did she go pick him up Where is he now At that point, I remembered what was going on, but for a minute, I was confused I m not going to lie, at first, I was surprised that this book was written by a man I had actually forgotten who wrote it while I was reading it, as that s not necessarily something I think about For whatever reason, in my head, I had assumed Blood and Spirits was written by a woman When I realized Dennis Sharpe wrote it, who, I am under the impression, is NOT a woman, I was surprised until I started to thinkabout it He pulled off something many men cannot He wrote a book from a female s perspective and didn t completely screw it up His action scenes were well thought out and planned Veronica kicks ass all over the place and she looks good doing it I m pretty sure it s a fantasy for some men to see a super hot chick kicking ass Regardless of the author s sex, this was a great book There was action, emotion, mystery, multiple paranormal and horror esq elements that all came together to create a wonderful book that I will recommend to anyone who likes female Vampires who can kick the crap out of people both physically AND mentally I highly recommend this book to all vampire lovers out there


  10. Roger Roger says:

    Basic review This is not the great american novel People will not be celebrating how it made humanity better as a whole What it is is a good ride into the world of a middle american madam with some peculiar habits and some strange friendsand stranger enemies Good book, will read it again Looking forward to the next one in the series scroll down for larger review Do your vampires sparkle Mine don t Blood Spirits does not contain anything Basic review This is not the great american novel People will not be celebrating how it made humanity better as a whole What it is is a good ride into the world of a middle american madam with some peculiar habits and some strange friendsand stranger enemies Good book, will read it again Looking forward to the next one in the series scroll down for larger review Do your vampires sparkle Mine don t Blood Spirits does not contain anything that sparkles The world around the heroine is very much like real life in that the people around you are not able to be painted black and white, and the situations that occur don t have solutions immediately apparent to the characters involved I feel that Dennis has written his characters to be as human as they can be given the circumstances In his world there are no paladins who fight the good fight for the sake of right People do what they have to to survive, and most of the time that means being the biggest badass, or at least working for him I like the way love is addressed, but not obsessive He built a woman who is looking to protect what she has and is willing to do anything oh yeah, ANYTHING to do what she thinks is right, even if its not Blood Spirits is enough emotion to make you like her, enough violence to make you love her, and enough shock to make you NEVER wish you were her.