Friday, August 14, 2009

Buddy Review At Breezing Through

I'll be over at Breezing Through having some fun with the lovely Nath. She invited me over to do a buddy review and I jumped at the chance. What could be more fun than to chat with someone who just finished reading the same book, right? 

Well, we chatted.... hmm, had fun... hmm, buddy reviewed the first book in an urban fantasy series we both wanted to try. So come by and have some fun with us.

Nightlife by Rob Thurman 

There are monsters among us. There always have been and there always will be. I've known that ever since I can remember, just like I've always known I was one...

...Well, half of one, anyway.

Welcome to the Big Apple. There's a troll under the Brooklyn Bridge, a boggle in Central Park, and a beautiful vampire in a penthouse in the Upper East Side - and that's only the beginning. Of course, most humans are oblivious to the preternatural nightlife around them, but Cal Leandros is only half-human.

His father's dark lineage is the stuff of nightmares - and he and his entire otherwordly race are after Cal. Why? Cal hasn't wanted to stick around long enough to find out.

He and his half-brother Niko have managed to stay a step ahead for three years, but now Cal's dad has found them again. And Cal is about to learn why they want him, why they always wanted him... for he is the key to unleashing their hell on earth. The fate of the human world will be decided in the fight of Cal's life...
A little poem I found for one of my favorite characters in this story, Robin Goodfellow:

My Dog

To Pan and the Dryads here
I dedicate my hunting spear,
My dog, the bag that holds my store;
I am too poor to offer more!

Nay, but my dog I cannot spare!
He must return my crusts to share,
My daily rambles to attend,
My little comrade and my friend.

Macedonius: 6th century A.D.

Nightlife is Book #1 in the Urban Fantasy, Cal Leandros Series (Half Human, Half Monster, All Attitude). Review here.

You can visit the author and find out more about the series here


  1. Just from reading the description, I've decided that I'm gonna have to give this one a try. It sounds like it will be really good.

  2. samantha, this was a great read. I hope you enjoy it too!