- Use promo code PRIMEBOOKS18 to save $5.00 when you spend $20.00 or more on Books offered by Amazon.com. Enter code PRIMEBOOKS18 at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Deadlier by the Dozen Paperback – September 18, 2011
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Special offers and product promotions
About the Author
Bestselling author Marcia Colette hadn’t discovered her love for reading until her late teens when she started reading John Saul and progressed to works by Stephen King and Laurell K. Hamilton. Her reading tastes convinced her to write dark paranormals where curses cause people to shift into spiders, psychotic and telekinetic mothers are locked away in attics, and murderous doppelgangers are on a rampage. Let's not forget about the hunky werecheetah coalitions who live throughout North Carolina. As long as she can make it believable, she doesn't shy away from the unusual and avoids common tropes. Born and raised in upstate New York, Marcia now lives in North Carolina with her mom and beautiful daughter. They’re not raising zombies in the backyard; thanks to swarms of mosquitoes infested the woods behind their house. There aren’t any hellhounds living the den, only a rabbit and a cockatiel. So where she gets her ideas is as much a mystery to her as anyone else. Marcia is a member of Paranormal Mystery Writers, Romance Writers of America, Indie Book Collective, and Infinite Worlds of Fantasy Authors. The best place to find her is on her blog where she loves connecting with readers and other writers.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The main character beat on this man - a person who has saved her life at least three times - several times - leaving him for dead after the first encounter (oh, she called him a cab to ease her little moral fiber). The inconsistency of her character and the inability to function if this had been the real world is outstanding. Bad upbringing made it so she couldn't open up to anyone - yet she has three incredibly close friends (stated - not shown - just one friend waddling around pregnant - author description of the eight month pregnant woman, not mine - it feels like the-friend-in-jeopardy was added just to raise the stakes). The MC reacts to everything either by running away or fighting it - be consistent please author - and especially don't randomly switch things in the middle of the battle; sure, if the MC gets cornered so they can't run away, but that is not what is happening.
Chapter eight is where I stopped both times. Between the foul language (to the point of being unnecessary) used by women to refer to themselves and other women, and the inconsistent characters, the story switches from action-packed urban fantasy to unbelievable sludge. The man, who should be guarding her randomly leaves her alone to report in - perfect opening for attacks which happen ever single time - it all so "god in the machine" - the author needed an emotional change or an attack to happen so the story gets written that way. Let's also add random fainting. (Yes, some of "god in the machine" get explained further into the story - but I stopped caring waaaay before then.)
Plus I never like the MC. Yes, lots of jeopardy. But I don't like her, she has no humor, there is nothing to sympathize with - she is just there, cursing, throwing punches, and never showing anyone any kindness - only out for number one.
Add the bad formatting. I read a printed book and several pages have only 2/3 a page of print instead of a full page.
First attempt to read 2013, second attempt 2018. Stopped at chapter eight (two pages before completing the chapter) of thirty chapters both times. (Still had my bookmark from 2013.)
The one plus - Yes to constant action - every single page has a fight of some sort - verbal, emotional, or physical - guns, knives, magic, etc. But without believable characters or consistent actions within the fights, ... I just give up.