Today's review is on Monkey Jump by Deborah Riley-Magnus
Jump is the second installment in Magnus' twice-baked vampire series.
Like the first, it is chock full of danger and adventure with a healthy
handful of romantic woes.
Running the new "tank" is difficult
enough for the double-dead vampire Gabriel Strickland, but now he has
been assigned to go on a Monkey Jump to see how the other managers
handle things. The only good thing to come out of the assignment is that
he can take an assistant, so he brings his girlfriend Dori. As usual
though, thing's are never as they seem.
Along with Gabriel,
Dori, and the ever annoying Leprechan Feever Clovely, the crazy Witch
Neave Cook and her pawn/Soul Eater "friend" Don Carson are on board the
plane scheduled to take them all to Seattle. Unknown to Gabriel and his
friends, Neave and Don have plans of their own and this time it may
mean the end of them all.
Vampires, Shifter Polar Bears, Witches,
and even a Dragon are in the mix in this delightfully written sequel.
I'm looking forward to the next adventure.
4 of 5 stars
Available at Amazon
Book Description: via Amazon
Twice-baked vampire Gabriel Strickland may appear to be coping well with
the responsibilities his life after double-death has dealt him, but
it's only show. The struggle to earn his ticket through the Pearly Gates
takes a toll when he's assigned to perform a Monkey Jump - a program
designed to teach newly assigned management the skills required to do
their job. To soften the blow, he takes Dori as his assistant. What he
wants is peace and serenity to think things through, what he gets is
startling temptation and a Soul Eater with his sidekick, Master Witch
Neave Brittania Cook. One has a revenge agenda and the other, designs on
Gabriel's soul. The Monkey Jump itinerary, scheduled for Phoenix and
Seattle, takes a perilous detour to a north Alaskan community of the
oldest, most evolved vampires on the planet. Secrets must be kept and
Gabriel must protect Dori as well as his own path to paradise. Well,
hell, this can't be good.