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Blood Ghast Blues
July 24, 2018
Blood Ghast Blues Standalone Sequel to Black Box Inc.
by Jake Bible Bell Bridge Books Horror , Sci Fi & Fantasy Pub Date 13 Apr 2018
If the A-Team were able to kick butt with magic as well as munitions, then they would probably look something like Chase Lawter and his team. An omnisexual yeti, a Fae trained assassin, a zombie business manager and Chase - the only known worker of dim - make for a group as vibrant and varied as the iconic 80s commandos. It”s difficult to say whether I enjoy the action or the banter more. Despite having the occasional squabble, Black Box Inc works as a team, and will always stand up for each other.
In Blood Ghast Blues, Chase is given an offer that he can’t refuse. The day starts like any other. A client who hasn’t paid his bill needs Chase to open his “box”. To facilitate things, a local crimelord, The One Guy offers to pay the bill. But this is only the first odd event. Someone has summoned blood ghasts and they are leaving blood and terror in their wake. After calling Chase to the crime scene, The Feds reveal their purpose. They want Chase and his team to transport The One Guy to Washington. The One Guy makes the same request. The task looks straightforward, but knowing that The One Guy is always lying doesn’t make unraveling his tapestry of lies, plans and countermeasures any easier. Chase and his team quickly find that allies are few and far between and that the Feds and the One Guy are playing for much larger stakes - and that means trouble, BIG trouble.
Blood Ghast Blues has action in abundance and an equal quantity of snarky banter. With its fast pacing, unique characters and over the top fights, readers scarcely have a chance to take a breath. Blood Ghast Blues is adrenalin rich fun that will appeal to fans of urban fantasy, superhero fiction ala Guardians of the Galaxy, and action.
5 / 5
I received a copy of Blood Ghast Blues from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
“Black Box Inc is a hoot and a half from beginning to end.” –Reading Reality
Bram Stoker Award ® Nominated Author
Unspeakable horrors have been unleashed on Asheville, North Carolina.
Spectral demons tear victims apart from the inside out, leaving nothing but gory destruction in their wake. And their next victim is one of the biggest extradimensional crime lords around—the One Guy. To survive a fate equal to but also worse than death, he’ll have to convince Black Box Inc. to save his sorry ass.
Chase Lawter and his crack team—an omnisexual yeti, an ex-Fae assassin, and a business savvy zombie—are tasked with transporting the One Guy to Washington, D. C. where the Department of Extradimensional Affairs will put the crime lord into protective custody. That is, if Chase and Black Box Inc. can evade blood ghasts, dimentionalist rednecks, vengeance-seeking kobolds, and whatever other enemies are in hot pursuit of the One Guy.
He’s made a lot of enemies. Including Chase, who knows you can’t trust the One Guy as far as you can throw him.
Jake Bible, Bram Stoker Award ® nominated-novelist and author of the bestselling Z-Burbia series, short story writer, independent screenwriter, podcaster, and inventor of the Drabble Novel, has entertained thousands with his horror and sci/fi tales. He reaches audiences of all ages with his uncanny ability to write a wide range of characters and genres. Other series by Jake Bible: the bestselling Salvage Merc One, the Apex Trilogy, the Mega series, and the Reign of Four series. Jake lives in the wonderfully weird Asheville, North Carolina. Connect with Jake on Facebook, Twitter, and his website: jakebible.com.