Thursday, September 29, 2011

Voodoo Dues by Stephany Simmons


From the beginning of Figg’s employment, there is something not quite right about the bar. There are few customers, a parade of neighborhood psychics and pentacle adorned visitors, all coming to hold court with her enigmatic boss. Figg is not sure what is going on, but she is determined to find out!

When the local voodoo queen shows up, and the next morning her grandson ends up dead outside the bar things get interesting.

Figg pesters Lian into telling her the truth about his former life, and is thrust into a world where the things that go bump in the night are real. There’s a murder to solve, zombies to lay to rest and a villain that neither of them saw coming. 

My Review:

Voodoo Dues (Lian and Figg #1)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Figg works at a pub for Lian, a professor turned pub owner. Figg keeps thinking how boring working there is, especially since they never have any customers, but they always have the weird paranormal people showing up. Then someone dies, and Lian and Figg get involved more than they ever thought. And the un-dead aren't going to just stay in the grave.

So first of all, this is my first voodoo and my first zombie book. I've never been a fan of zombies. The idea of the brain-eating un-dead just never really interested me. Honestly, I was prejudices... I like my undead to be hot and sexy and a vampire. Now, I take it all back. Stephany Simmons has given me a new respect for zombies and voodoo even.

I love the character of Eleanor Figg, better known as Figg. She is a fiesty, determined, independant woman with a pention for expensive high heel shoes. when faced with an issue, she dives in head first (many times, it seems, without any forethought). She is always prepared for anything (lock cutters, guns, clothes, etc.), and I love how her purse was compared to Mary Poppin's bag! Too funny! She definitely the character I related to the most.

Then there is Esther, the land lady... I want to be just like her when I grow up!

The mysteries in this book are great! some are solved, while some others are still waiting for answers. The witty banter and the action will keep your attention. Personally, Carl's character had me rolling on the floor as he argued with Boyd the Friendly Gay Ghost or when he is calling Figg a hussy or slut.

The only thing that disappointed me was that I would have loved some more romancing... A few more scenes with Figg and Lian. Yep, could have really used some more.  But that is what the companion book is for...

So looking forward to more to this series. So, PLEASE, Ms. Simmons, I'm ready and waiting!

Happy Reading!


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