Book Review: Hybrid Unleashed by Lynn Mullican

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“Adapting to a normal life in the immortal realm, Crystal finds her familial ties in turmoil. As Crystal’s son becomes obsessed with a string of recent deaths, his marriage to his witch wife grows weak, forcing her to turn to her sister for guidance.

Meanwhile, Crystal’s daughter, Jennifer struggles with her immortal hormonal imbalance, attracting two teenage boys, one of whom is not what he seems.

With the appearance of her ex-husband, Wayne, Crystal becomes the target of the elite immortal agency, the Underground Secret Service, its affiliates, and its primary targets, including the notorious and dangerous biker gang, The Hell’s Changelings—her lover’s brotherhood.

Gaining some of her memory back, she discovers secrets and uncovers the truth behind her captivity, pushing her into the primary focus of annihilation by the hunters and the hunted in this sequel to the dark and edgy novel, Bad Elements: Blood for Blood.” 

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Underground Paranormal Monster Cage Matches, Secret Police, Cruel Expirimentation…what doesn’t this book have?  Hybrid Unleashed is the third book in elaine-yada-yadaMullican’s Bad Elements Series.  It follows the saga of Crystal and her family as they try to heal from the past and forge a somewhat normal existence, or at least as normal as you can be when your family is made up of werewolves, witches, and hybrid paranormal creatures. I have to be honest, I’m reading them out of order.  Why? Because I wanted to have something ready for Hybrid Unleashed’s Release Week.

While it is the third book in the series and I’m reading things completely out of order, I found the story fairly easy to follow.  The cast of characters is huge and they’re apparently involved from Books 1 and 2. I wasn’t lost, but I definitely know I’m now going to read the first 2 novels, just for pure character insight.  It was also fairly easy to pick up this book and start because Crystal is having flashbacks of her forgotten past, so if I was confused, she usually had a memory emerge just when I needed it.

This book isn’t a YA Novel and the supernatural creatures can be brutal, but it plays more like a Charlaine Harris type of novel…you love them even when they give in to their primal instincts.  afflicted-bill-bill-compton-fangtasia-fight-Favim.com-239129.gif

What I liked about Crystal, the main character, is that she is struggling to find her place within her family.  After years in the underground, as a captive, she’s adapting to life as a mother and grandmother. As you can imagine, it’s pretty hard to navigate. She does it with strength and determination.

I’m giving this a 5 out of 5 stars and eagerly looking forward to “starting” the series.  This series is recommended for MATURE Audiences and probably 18+ due to the violent content and sexual content.

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Happy Reading!

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Review: Maggie Goes To Hollywood by Kate Danley

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“Maggie’s on the run. What better place to hide than in the faceless entertainment industry? Working on a movie set is about to introduce Maggie to a whole new level of evil. She didn’t realize that when they talked about movie magic, they meant movie MAGIC. There is a new breed of vampire taking over the studios. Every terrible reboot and horrible movie they make is designed to drain a person’s soul. Guess it’ll be up to Maggie to make sure these vamps see nothing but stars.

WARNING: This book contains cussing, brawling, and unladylike behavior. Proceed with caution.”

(Blurb from Amazon.com)

In the 6th installment of the Maggie MacKay saga, Maggie finds herself on the lamb and needing a place to hide.  After some wheeling and dealing she ends up in the San Fernando Valley as a PA for a movie studio….in otherwords, Hell.

This book has all of the things that I’ve come to expect from Maggie.  Trouble, cussing, snark, and humor.  It’s a much lighter read than book 5, which I definitely needed. (I cried so hard)  With Maggie being on the run it also means that it’s Killian – lite, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Don’t get me wrong, I ADORE that effing wood elf and his literal-ness, but every once in a while we all need to be pushed out of our comfort zones.  It’s kind of like an episode of Supernatural where it’s just Sam and Dean and Cas is offscreen watching Netflix.  We enjoyed it, but we can’t wait til the next episode when the team is back together again.

I loved this book because Maggie is pretty much how I imagine I would be if I were tasked with saving the world.  I love that she doesn’t give up. I mean I want to curl up in a ball and hide right now because I don’t have any clean forks, which means Maggie is my role model. Yeah housework isn’t as fun as stabbing things, but we all have our burdens and Maggie can teach us to bear them with grace, dignity ….haha just kidding.  She is my role model, I was kidding about the grace and dignity part.

So, switching gears now as I’ve just remembered I’m reviewing this sucker and I’m supposed to be all professional and stuff.  It seems like I’ve waited an eternity for this book to come out.  Now that I’ve finished, I’m going to go back into a book depression while waiting for the next installment to come out this Fall! So I’m already going to come out and say this book was a solid 5 out of 5 stars. I’m a rabid fangirl and poor Kate Danley had to go and create an awesome world for me to worship.  You could argue that this review is biased, and it probably is, but seriously I loved this book. If there had been holes in the plot, massive grammatical errors, or just a bad story line, I would have sucked it up and written about it. Fortunately there wasn’t and I can happily gush about it.

If you haven’t read the Maggie MacKay series before and don’t know what the heck I’m fangirling over, fear not, the first book: Maggie For Hire is FREE for Kindle readers!

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Maggie For Hire

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I posted yesterday on Facebook saying that Maggie MacKay Magical Tracker Series by Kate Danley, was hands down my favorite Urban Fantasy series.  It’s true.  I stumbled upon this little gem a few years ago while recovering from a surgery.  It was included in a little boxed anthology for 99 cents.  In that anthology I discovered several Horror and Urban Fantasy books that really spoke to me, but from the first time she uttered the F word, I knew Maggie was for me.

So here are the deets about Maggie MacKay….wolverine

She’s the best at what she does, and what she does isn’t nice…okay so that’s Wolverine,
but seriously it applies to Maggie (also I think that would be a pretty awesome, seizure inducing team up)

She’s a smart mouthed anti hero….wait isn’t that Deadpool?  Omg!834f0f1f6a2367d55bf1df4b4374e793d6cf22c4484e15c9003a8b5b2ff8f29c

She say’s the F word a lot…but it’s in context so roll your eyes if you must, or revel in the fact that Maggie cusses as much as you do.  “Fucking, Elves”…(Maggie tagline)

Her family is really amazing.  Her mom is a ….mu mu wearing psychic with a penchant for perms and orange hair dye.  She gets on Maggie’s nerves, but I’m pretty sure Maggie wouldn’t have it any other way.

Maggie’s twin sister, Mindy, lives the ordinary life of an accountant who idolizes Martha Stewart.  She is always good for support and to lend you a spare room when you’re trying to thwart evil world domination.

Mr. MacKay…Maggie’s Dad, is her inspiration and taught her everything she knows. She’s constantly asking herself what her dad would do in dire situations.

The MacKay family is a riot and full of laughs, fights, and love. I want to be a member 😉

Maggie is chock full of action/adventure, supernatural worlds, humor, drama, even some sweet ‘aww’ moments.

Killian: The handsome Elf tasked by his Elf Queen to help Maggie on her quest to save the world.  He’s every gals’ fantasy, but Maggie is having none of it.  He’s a great partner, but his human skills are textbook at best.  (Which reminds me of a certain Angel Of The Lord, that I’m obsessed with 😉 )

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The best part of this whole series….There are currently 5 books published and one on the way!  To get started on a whole new magical obsession you should check out Maggie For Hire (which is FREE right now on amazon!) 

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Books are as as follows:

1.  Maggie For Hire

2. Maggie Get Your Gun

3.  Maggie On The Bounty

4. M & K Tracking

5. The  M-Team

Coming Soon: Maggie Goes To Hollywood (April 15,2016)

Also definitely worth mention: A Maggie Novella called The Ghost and Miss MacKay, which is featured in the Nightshade Anthology on Amazon. ( Another good grouping of Paranormal, Horror, and Urban Fantasy authors!) for 99 cents.

Nightshade (17 tales of Urban Fantasy, Magic, Mayhem, Demons, Fae, Witches, Ghosts, and more)

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One last note: You can’t get engrossed in Maggie without paying homage to her creator, Kate Danley.  Not only is she the genius behind Maggie, but she’s written a ton of other great stuff as well as written and produced her own plays!  Check out her social media, trust me you’ll be glad you did!

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