Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck
Trade Paperback: 258 pages
Publisher: Falstaff Books
Some nights are just destined to go to hell.
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
Deacon Chalk hunts things that go bump in the night. Yeah, that’s right. Monsters. Chalk didn’t even believe in such things until his wife and daughter were killed by vampires. Now he’s a monster hunter.
When a young woman tries to hire Chalk to kill someone who calls himself Nyteblade, Chalk gets enough information to warn the wanna-be vampire hunter that he’s been marked for death. When Chalk shows up for a meeting with “Nyteblade” he finds himself in an ambush. The most powerful vampire Deacon Chalk has ever heard of plans to make Chalk her slave!
James R. Tuck has created a winner. Blood and Bullets is the first in the Deacon Chalk series. I’d never read a Tuck book before, but after reading a few paragraphs of Blood and Bullets, I picked up the Deacon Chalk trilogy. (There are more books coming.) Tuck’s Deacon Chalk and his supporting cast come across as real people placed in unreal situations. I had a blast with Blood and Bullets and look forward to more Deacon Chalk adventures. (Oh, and before I wrap up this review — how about that cool cover by Natania Barron!)
Blood and Bullets rates 4 of 5 stars.