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Fang and Claw (The Undead Unit) (Volume 1) Paperback – July 22, 2015
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About the Author
Marguerite Madden, called Markie by friends and family, was born August 19, 1975, in Midland, Texas. She grew up in the small town of Flushing, Michigan. While in high school, she took creative writing and was a photographer for the school newspaper. In 1993, she won the National Quill and Scroll Society award for best photo in a high school paper. She began writing her first novel, Once Upon a Western Way, while still attending school. Markie is now married with two teenage daughters, three rescue dogs, and her horse, Athena, who is featured on the cover of her horse care guide, Keeping a Backyard Horse. She tried many times over the years to publish her novel, first on her own, and then hiring a literary agent, all without success. In early 2012, after getting her first smart phone and e-reader application, Nook, she discovered the world of self-publishing through a website called Smashwords. She finally published Once Upon a Western Way through this distributor in April, 2012. In the late spring of 2013, Markie came down with a mysterious illness, which was ultimately diagnosed as leukemia (AML specifically). She underwent a rigorous treatment of chemotherapy, during which, at one point, her life was endangered. While she was hospitalized, an old high school friend who is also a published author reconnected with her. Since cancer and the treatment of cancer forced her out of the traditional workforce, Markie turned her attention back to the world of writing. By December of 2014, Markie was the successful publisher of three books, her first published work, Once Upon a Western Way, now available in print as well as e-format, as well as a self-help guide to horse care, Keeping a Backyard Horse, available in print and e-format, and her cancer memoir, My Butterfly Cancer, available in print, e-format, and audiobook. Her other two will soon be available in audiobook format as well. Markie has founded Metamorph Publishing, in order to publish her own books, and she is now working with two other independent authors as well. Currently, Markie lives in the small town of Fisk, Missouri, with her family, her dogs, and her horse. She is still writing and is working on a crime/paranormal series called The Undead Unit Series. Book one of the series, Fang and Claw, is expected to be available in late summer or fall of 2015. You can find her at her website: http://www.metamorphpublishing.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
The plotting and pacing were excellent, and you can tell the author has either researched extensively or has a Law enforcement background. Having such long lived characters also allows for interesting flashbacks, and the settings, from renaissance era Greece to future era Dallas are well drawn out. I really enjoyed the byplay between the two main characters as they each learned each others strangths and how they complimented their own.
As far as narration, Sallie Downing did a fine job bringing the various characters to life. She gave them each their won voice, even minor characters, and her pacing was excellent.
I give this book my highest recommendation, and it should please both urban fantasy fans and even fans of stuff like the Harry Bosch books.
I was voluntarily given a copy of this book by the Author, narrator or publisher free of charge through Audiobookboom.
Coulton and Lacey were put together as partners for a new unit called the Undead. One a wolf and the other a vampire, the two not normally going together and that causes friction at first. They get a case and have to work together to solve it whilst dealing with their personal issues. It was nice to see them working through those and eventually becoming friends.
The author had some great ideas and had clearly done some research. The only thing I found was that I couldn't relate the Coulton to his picture on the front cover. He is described as very broad and large with long dark hair which seemed to have very little resemblance to the guy on the cover. Lacey on the other hand, was perfect.
I can see how this would branch out into a series and will look forward to reading more about them. I would highly recommend giving it a go, if you like your police stories to have elements of the unusual in them.
Read from June 22 to July 21, 2016
Fine police procedural set in Dallas, Tx, in the future when those who are discriminated against are the shifters, vampires, zombies, and the like. Heading up the newly formed Undead Unit are Lt. Anderson, a vampire with a centuries old reason to hate werewolves, and Detective Scarber, a werewolf.
So half the plot centers on each of them learning to trust and work effectively with each other. The other half is the telling of good solid police work resulting in a satisfactory conclusion to a truly baffling case. Lots of plot twists and convincing characters. Oh, yeah, and she drives a fast car and thinks 100 mph is a comfortable speed on the freeway.
A great read for justice geeks. I found that it grabbed my interest and didn't let go until I finished it.
I missed this one on Goodreads giveaways but caught up with it on sale.