Thursday, January 29, 2009

Review - Road Trip of the Living Dead by Mark Henry

Road Trip of the Living Dead
Amanda Feral, Celebrity Ghoul, Book 2
Mark Henry
Kensington Books
February 24, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-7582-2524-5

Book Blurb:
Celebrity party girl Amanda Feral is back from the dead, and hungrier than ever for a good time. With her zombie gal pal Wendy and vampy gay sidekick Gil, this stone cold fox is dressed to kill, on the prowl, and ready to take a big juicy bite out of Seattle's supernatural nightlife. But what's a zombie chick to do when her "Mommie Dearest" gets sick? If you're Amanda Feral, you can either ignore the wicked old witch-or bury the past by visiting Ethel before she kicks it. Amanda's not thrilled about the idea of crossing three states just to be criticized. But Wendy, who's always looking for fresh meat, is up for the adventure. And Gil, who just launched his "luxury" resurrection business, needs to disappear because a pissed-off client is out for his blood.

First, they pack their stiletto pumps and plasma into a skeevy rattrap on wheels that used to be a Winnebago. Then, with a little help from a Korean-ghost hood ornament, a masochist named Fishhook, and a slew of "moderately accurate" psychics, they hit the highway-their way. Of course, they'll have to navigate past some neo-Nazi skinheads, a horny dust devil, a hunky werewolf cop (who could pass for an underwear model) and an unsightly horde of Kmart shoppers. But for this glamorous gang of ghouls this trip is about to take a dangerous detour that could give road kill a brand new meaning.

My thoughts:
When an unforeseen incident with Gil’s business venture sends him on the run, and Wendy’s badgering on why she should make peace with her mother before her impending death starts to get to her, Amanda agrees to a road trip. Seeing Ethel, the mother she despises, will give her the opportunity to tell her exactly what she thinks of her one last time. With chaos and death following them from state to state, facing her mother briefly takes a back seat as the trouble making trio picks up new passengers, solves a mystery, and hunts down psychics along the way.

This is the second installment in the Amanda Feral, Celebrity Ghoul series. Mr. Henry has an incredible talent for keeping his characters unique and making them impossible for readers to forget. Road Trip of the Living Dead offers all of the ghastly death and dismemberment that fans are expecting, along with more humorous scenes than ever. If you can stomach a bit of gore with your giggles then this fiendishly fun story and its footnotes are sure to be a hit.

To learn more about Road Trip of the Living Dead, please visit Mr. Henry’s website: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


samantha.1020 said...

This sounds really good. I'll be interested in checking the first book out. Great review!

Amberkatze said...

Something I have read before you! I think Amanda is hilarious

Kimberly Swan said...

Sam - He's such a fun author, and as graphic as some scenes are I usually still turn the page laughing. Thanks, hope you'll like the books!

Amber - Nah, you probably just posted before me. *grin*

RachaelfromNJ said...

Man every book so far on here I've never read the authors before. I have book one by this author but havent read it yet. Sounds funny!

Kimberly Swan said...

I don't know how you could have resisted the first book this long. *grin*