Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Simon Says - Short Story Review

Simon Says by Bianca D'Arc (part of Half Past Dead*)

What is it about:
Special Forces soldier Simon Blackwell ended his affair with Mariana Daniels three years ago, but he hasn’t stopped protecting her. Mariana has no knowledge of the dark, deadly creatures that lurk in the forest surrounding her clinic, or of the mysterious powers that make Simon the only one who can defeat them. But soon he’ll have no choice but to reveal the truth, and urge her to trust in an explosive passion that never faded…

What did I think of it:
This short story is the prequel to 'Once Bitten, Twice Dead' and as I really liked that book I gave this short story a try. The romance/smut part of the story is overwhelming the action/zombie part of the story I must say, but that's probably to be expected from a short story. The extra info on the zombie infestation and the zombie action in this story were very cool though and while not as good as 'Once Bitten, Twice Dead' I thought it was an enjoyable read. The aftermath of the story felt a bit drawn out even creating a tension as if maybe something more would happen, but sadly enough this was not the case. I still will continue to read this series though.

Why should you read it:
It's an enjoyable read for PNR lovers and zombie fans who don't mind all the extra romance.

*The other story in Half Past Dead is 'The Undying Heart' by Zoe Archer and has zombies too for as far as I understand, so I'll probably be reading and reviewing it soon.

2 comments:

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

This sounds like a good introduction to Ms. D'Arc's series... and I certainly don't mind the extra lovin'. ;)

Thanks for the review!

Miranda ~ Sweet Vernal Zephyr

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

Interesting, it sounds cool =) Thanks for the review!