August 13, 2014

Dirty Little Misery Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Dirty Little Misery official blog tour! Today I'm sharing my review of the book and don't forget to enter the giveaway! To follow the rest of the tour, click on the banner above.

Dirty Little Misery (Miss Misery #2)
Author: Tracey Martin
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing


Lust can be downright lethal.

Thanks to her freakish, satyr-like power, Jessica Moore was denied her dream to join the Gryphons, the magical law-enforcement officers protecting humanity from the pred races. But after the Gryphons tried to arrest her for murders she didn’t commit, Jess is no longer interested. Too bad—they are.

Now that they know what she can do, they want Jess on their side. If she doesn’t agree to help them solve a new case, they’ll charge her with every magical crime she’s ever committed.

Nine people are dead. The cause? Exhaustion. The activity? Never-ending sex. Someone sold them tainted F, an illegal aphrodisiac made by satyrs. No surprise, Jess’s satyr allies aren’t pleased with her investigation. Worse, it strains her tenuous relationship with Lucen, the one satyr she counts as a friend.

As Jess delves into the shady satyr business world, she unravels a scheme more sinister than dirty drugs—and her relationship with Lucen unravels right along with it. Only the truth will save their friendship. But not before it turns Jess into an ambitious killer’s next target.

Warning: Contains blackmail, betrayal, and sex that’s literally to die for. Plus plenty of bad stiff jokes to go with it. Remember, just say no to magical drugs.
Dirty Little Misery is the phenomenal second book in the Miss Misery series. The book continues to follow main character Jessica "Jess" Moore as she still tries to figure out her powers (or curse, in her mind) along with figuring out who is killing women in her town. The Gryphons threaten to charge Jess with all types of magical crimes if she doesn't agree to help them find the killer - and fast. After figuring out that the women are being given illegal magical drugs that are tainted - and cause the user to die of exhaustion after having too much sex. Jess knows that the satyrs are probably behind the drug and she begins to investigate the underground business that's happening across the city. Will Jess be able to stop the killer before someone else dies? Who exactly is behind the tainted drugs?

I want to start my review by saying that this series is one of my favorite urban fantasy series ever. I'm a huge fan of the genre, and the author does such an amazing job with all the elements in the books. The world building is incredible. I loved how Jess' world is pretty close to ours except for a few key differences - mainly dealing with magic and magical beings. I absolutely loved learning about Jess' world - the history and stories behind the Gryphons and the other magical creatures was detailed and I really hope we get to delve even further in the next book. Jess continues to be an awesome leading lady for the series. She's tough; both physically and mentally; smart, sarcastic/witty, a great friend, and determined to turn her curse into something positive for mankind. I love her snarky attitude and her little comments made me giggle throughout the book. The other characters were well written as well, with distinct personalities and flaws. All of the characters were realistic and easy to identify with - especially Jess. With the incredible attention to detail and vivid imagery, I was immediately sucked into Jess' world once again - and it felt like I had never left after finishing the first book. The plot has lots going on all the time, but it wasn't confusing or overwhelming for the reader. I loved all the action and suspense throughout the book - especially anything having to do with magic. The writing and plot were fast paced and flowed easily, which made this a quick and really fun read for me. Overall, this is one of the best urban fantasy books (and series) that I've read, and I very highly recommend it to fans of the genre as well as those who enjoy paranormal, fantasy, and action/adventure novels.

Tracey Martin grew up outside of Philadelphia, the lucky recipient of a drama-free childhood, which is why she spent so much time reading about other people’s lives. It was while she was working on her doctorate in psychology that she had an epiphany–imaginary people are way more fun than real ones. And so she began writing. Never able to choose just one of anything, she currently writes both urban fantasy for adults and contemporary stories for teens.
She likes her coffee simple, her music epic, and her movies to contain explosions. A city girl at heart, she doesn't understand how she and her husband ended up living in New Hampshire, but writing keeps her off the mean, small town streets.

Grand Prize winner will get a gryphon necklace, their choice of a $15 gift card form B&N or Amazon and an eBook Choice from the Miss Misery Series. (Open to US Only)

(2) Runner Ups will get their choice of a $15 gift card form B&N or Amazon and an eBook Choice from the Miss Misery Series.(International)

 Must be 13+ To Enter | Shipping requirements vary by prize.


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