Title: Spiral X
Author: J.J. Westendarp
Review: A vampire hunter with the Bruce Wayne lifestyle. This is an interesting idea for a book and especially throwing in the drug usage and abuse into the mix. The main character is a kick-butt take no prisoners kind of girl and she is in it to win it. The other characters add a bit of fun and fear as you go along.
I put this book down a lot, I feel asleep a few times reading it and when I saw it was only 259 pages long I was shocked, it seemed much longer. The author added a few too many twists and turns into the characters life and even her ‘uncle’ was a bit more then the story needed. Near the end when he was mentioned again I really had to think about whom the heck they were talking about. I liked the idea and the story wasn’t bad I just think some could have been cut and in other places the author could have expanded the ideas going on in those scenes.
If you like vampires, hunters and a good mystery you will most likely enjoy this book. Check it out. I like the cover.
Publisher: Published February 5th 2011 by CreateSpace
Pages: 259 pages
Quick Review: 3 Stars out of 5.
Why I Read it: The author was looking for reviewers and this caught my eye.
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent by the author.
Synopsis: Cheryl Erikson is a Vampire Hunter with a problem. A dangerous new drug named Plast has found its way onto the streets of Dallas. She would prefer to let the DEA and local law enforcement handle everything, but since the dealers also happen to be vampires, she has no choice but to step in and put a stop to it. With the help of her best friend Virgil and a fellow Hunter named Tank, Cheryl must work to eradicate Plast from the streets of Dallas. It's a task that becomes more difficult as she comes under the gun, quite literally, from a contract out on her head. Coupled with a nosy police detective looking to peg her for a triple homicide, and a sudden interest in her activities from a powerful vampire recently arrived in the area, it's enough to force her to accept help from the least likely of sources, a mysterious Hunter named Rev. Through him, everything she thinks she knows, and everything she stands for, is challenged in ways she never imagined.
Author Biography: J. J. Westendarp lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with his wife, two kids, and two basset hounds. He is an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan, loves to game when he gets a chance, and has an unhealthy obsession with Star Wars.