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Blood & Spirits am Book 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 much more than 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. . 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,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 help.Now 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 storm.A raucous ride through the dangerous lives of the lecherous undead.. Bestseller Books Blood & Spirits 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 see more relationship 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!