July 27, 2017

#BookTour: Graveyard Shift by @MichaelHaspil @JeanBookNerd @TorBooks #Giveaway

 
Police procedurals go supernatural in this gritty urban fantasy debut 

Alex Menkaure, former pharaoh and mummy, and his vampire partner, Marcus, who was born in ancient Rome, once hunted evil vampires for UMBRA, a super-secret unit of the NSA. That was before the discovery of a blood substitute and a Supreme Court ruling allowed thousands of vampires to integrate into society.

Now, Alex and Marcus are vice cops in a special police unit. They fight to keep the streets safe from criminal vampires, shape-shifters, blood-dealers, and anti-vampire vigilantes.

When someone starts poisoning the artificial blood, race relations between vampires and humans deteriorate to the brink of anarchy. While the city threatens to tear itself apart, Alex and Marcus must form an unnatural alliance with a vigilante gang and a shape-shifter woman in a desperate battle against an ancient vampire conspiracy.

If they succeed, they'll be pariahs, hunted by everyone. If they fail, the result will be a race-war bloodierthan any the world has ever seen.

Gritty urban fantasy and hard-boiled noir packed into a hand grenade of awesome! Mario Acevedo, author of Werewolf Smackdown
Photo Content from Michael F. Haspil

Michael F. Haspil is a geeky engineer and nerdy artist. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he had the opportunities to serve as an ICBM crew commander and as a launch director at Cape Canaveral. The art of storytelling called to him from a young age and he has plied his craft over many years and through diverse media. He has written original stories for as long as he can remember and has dabbled in many genres. However, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror have whispered directly to his soul.

When he isn’t writing, you can find him sharing stories with his role-playing group, cosplaying, computer gaming, or collecting and creating replica movie props. Lately, he devotes the bulk of his hobby time to assembling and painting miniatures for his tabletop wargaming addiction.
Michael is represented by Sara Megibow of the KT Literary Agency and Adrian Garcia of the Paradigm Talent Agency.

He has collected and made replica movie props for over twenty years and enjoys the way a particular collectible lets an individual connect with a meaningful story.

He spends entirely too much time gaming or thinking (some might say ‘scheming’) about strategies and tactics in all kinds of gaming be it board games, computer games, or his passion, tabletop wargaming. He devotes the largest share of the gaming pie to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 tabletop game. He has collected and played Grey Knights, Space Marines, Tyranids, Dark Eldar, Necrons, and Space Wolves. Michael is a regular contributor to “The Long War” a premiere podcast and webcast dedicated to tabletop gaming, but especially to Warhammer 40,000.





This one was wonderful/supernatural man!  In reading we tend to get the same few creatures/beings all the time and this one was a breath of fresh air with something new!  It also had the normal creatures like Vampires that we are so used to seeing and I can't say I wasn't happy to see them as I have a slight addiction to them. The other thing that made this book so good was the setting.  This one is set in Miami and well I am in Florida so that was a very interesting location for this book to take place.  This book didn't disappoint in any way shape or form. This was an in your face book that didn't lessen any of the situations that the characters were put in to. No romanticizing in sight with this one folks!  The only thing I didn't like was the police jargon.  Parts of it were very confusing and it really slowed down those parts of the book.  The other issue was the multi POVs I wish the author would have put headings when we changed POVs it would have made reading a little faster for the fact that at times you changed POV and it would be a little before figuring out who's you were in.  

On the great side though the new take on mummies and other creatures was so GOOD!! It made this book a total hit with me and I can't wait to see what else the author has up their sleeves. (if they wear such things)  I really couldn't put this one down and the blend of story, characters, and plot in this one made it so good.  


























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