Snappy writing, a page-turning story and fresh world-building make Dying Bites a satisfying meal of a book. (Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of Men of the Otherworld and The Awakening)
Dying Bites is wacky, unpredictable, fresh and amazing. I would kill to write as well as D.D. Barant. Seriously. (Nancy Holder, author of Pretty Little Devils)
This engrossing debut adds another captivating protagonist to the urban fantasy ranks…Barant's well-developed world offers intriguing enhancements to mythology and history. Jace is remarkable, strong-willed and smart, and she sets an unstoppable pace. Look for the Bloodhound Files to go far. (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
A heroine with plenty of guts, moxie and a sense of the absurd. [A] fresh and original take on urban fantasy…Huge kudos to Barant for spicing things up with a story that expertly integrates detective work, kick-butt action and a wacky sense of humor. Make sure you get in early on the outstanding new Bloodhound Files series. (RT Book Reviews)
D D Barant builds a strong world and fills it with fascinating characters that will delight and entertain. Dying Bites is a well-written urban fantasy with a gripping plot and a heroine who is quite believable with her very human flaws. I'm looking forward to seeing more in this captivating world. (Darque Reviews (starred read))
Five stars. An exciting new series. It has humor, mystery, and adventure. A great book! (Affair de Coeur on The Bloodhound Files)
Barant does an excellent job introducing a whole new world where vampires make up the majority of the population…quick and engrossing…a great new series. (The Romance Reader on The Bloodhound Files)
From the Back Cover
Vampires, lycanthropes, golems, and other creatures who make up 99% of the population--these are the characters who fill FBI profiler Jace Valchek's days. And just when she thinks life is starting to seem "normal," Jace finds herself in a whole new world of trouble.
Another work day, another case for the Bloodhound Files. But this time, Jace is truly stumped: How is she, a mere human, supposed to penetrate the dark heart of a child-trafficking ring of pire orphans--one that turns out to be part of a blood-farm operation, in the crime-ridden border city of Vancouver, British Columbia?
BACK FROM THE UNDEAD
Jace is in over her head. But with the help of her former lover, Tanaka--whose family is one of the last samurai clans left in Japan--she stands a chance at seeking justice for the condemned children… Until the Yakuza tries to put an end to Jace's investigation. Jace risks more than death--this time, it's the fate of her very soul that's in danger . . .
"A captivating world."--Darque Reviews (starred read)