Review & Giveaway: BLOOD AND BULLETS by James Tuck

Today’s featured book is BLOOD AND BULLETS, first in a new urban fantasy series by James R. Tuck. It’s always interesting to read an urban fantasy written by a guy after reading so many series written by women. Yes, Virginia, there is a difference. Don’t be jumping on me–it’s true!

Blood and Bullets, James Tuck’s debut novel, has a very noir-detective feel to it, with humorous asides, gnashing vampire teeth, and gore galore. Deacon Chalk responds to the death of his family by becoming a vampire hunter, operating out of his strip club, Polecats (meow). He’s a serious badass, loves his weaponry, and his vampires are nasty critters. You won’t find a lot of emotional depth here, despite his loss of family–Deacon isn’t one to sit around and cry in his beer. He’ll just shoot something instead. If you’re a little burned out on paranormal romance and the softer side of urban fantasy, this could be your antidote.

Want to win a copy of Blood and Bullets? Read on…

ABOUT THE BOOK: He lives to kill monsters. He keeps his city safe. And his silver hollow-points and back-from-the-dead abilities help him take out any kind of supernatural threat. But now an immortal evil has this bad-ass bounty hunter dead in its sights… Ever since a monster murdered his family, Deacon Chalk hunts any creature that preys on the innocent. So when a pretty vampire girl “hires” him to eliminate a fellow slayer, Deacon goes to warn him–and barely escapes a vampire ambush. Now he’s got a way-inexperienced newbie hunter to protect and everything from bloodsuckers to cursed immortals on his trail. There’s also a malevolent force controlling the living and the undead, hellbent on turning Deacon’s greatest loss into the one weapon that could destroy him. 

Want to win a copy of Blood and Bullets? Male urban fantasy writers are in the vast minority—do you have a favorite? Yes, you can say Jim Butcher, because I love me some Dresden. I’m also a fan of the Simon R. Green Nightside series (which this book bears a closer resemblance to than Dresden.) You know the drill, my vampire slayers: one entry for comment, a second for blog follow, third for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and a fourth for a tweet or retweet.

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

20 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway: BLOOD AND BULLETS by James Tuck

  1. I love Jim Butcher too, but have just discovered Ben Aaronovitch! His London series starring Peter Grant is great!

    GFC Name – Mel S

  2. Jim Butcher is by far my favorite male UF writer. I could read the Dresden Files bi-annually and never get tired of it!

    But Blood and Bullets is definitely on my radar as I think there aren’t enough male protags in UF. So YAY! for your giveaway!

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  3. kevin hearne is really good

    all teh best

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  4. I’ve heard of Jim Butcher, but never read him. This books sounds good too. So many books, so little time!
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  5. I discover Simon Green when he was first published in my country (okay, it happened…4 months ago! How could I have missed it?) Bpught all his books and loved them all!

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  6. It’s sad, but I haven’t read any male authors of UF that I can think of offhand. I think that’s one reason why I’d love to read this book.

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  7. Only one male author comes to mind at the moment, Daniel Polansky. His novel, Low Town came out last year and I really enjoyed it!

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  8. I do not have a favorite, I have heard of Jim Butcher but havent been able to read any yet. I have really been trying to win this book it really sounds good.

    Rachel V
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  9. I never seem to pick up many books written by boys, but this sounds amazing – especially “Deacon isn’t one to sit around and cry in his beer. He’ll just shoot something instead. ” <- that sounds hilarious 😀 and I can use a good detective story with a dash of urban fantasy!