Series: Deadtown #1
Published by Ace on December 29th 2009
Genres: Urban Fantasy
If you were undead, you'd be home by now...
They call it Deadtown: the city's quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders-but Victory Vaughn, Boston's only professional demon slayer, isn't exactly human.
After a mutated plague hit Boston, it turned some of the populace into zombies. Now a large part of Boston is called Deadtown and all non-humans are forced to live in that area. The non-humans are seen as monsters and don’t have the same rights that the humans have.
That’s where Vicky’s current snuggle bunny (um, werewolf) Kane comes in. Kane is a lawyer that is working towards getting the monsters civil rights. Vicky and Kane are both workaholics and Vicky thought that’s what make them a great couple. Until she meets a human cop named Daniel. I smell a love triangle.
A demon from Vicky’s past shows up in Deadtown while she is working a job. She spends the bulk of the book trying to find a way to kill the demon while juggling her personal life with two gorgeous men after her and she has some family issues as well.
Deadtown is Holzner’s first novel but it doesn’t show. She does an excellent job creating a magnificent heroine with the world that has great secondary characters. If you like a strong and independent heroine then you will love Vicky.
The only thing that I didn’t like about Deadtown….no smut. But I can overlook that. 😉
I highly recommend Deadtown by Nancy Holzner to Urban Fantasy fans. I’m currently reading the second book, Hellforged and I have the third book on my shelf so that I can start it ASAP. Holzner has become an author to stalk, I mean to follow. She is now on my “must read” list.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).