Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Go Camel-Tipping!

I’m Lucille Robinson (aka Jaz Parks).

This is a mission unlike anything my vampire boss, Vayl, and I have ever been on. It’s not our usual take-them-out-and-run; it’s an undercover mission that needs the whole gang: a psychic, an interpreter, and a weapons specialist.

We’ve never gone in with such heavy artillery before, but the more the merrier, right? Um…. Nope. At least not since Vayl and I learned that part of our job is to ferret out a mole concealed in our unit.

To add to our problems, we’re being harried by a pack of reavers bent on revenge, and targeted by a Seer who wants to share Vayl’s power - at any cost. This is going to be a blast.

Title: Biting the Bullet
Author: Jennifer Rardin
Series: Jaz Parks, Book 3
Start & Finished: 3/18/08
Published: 2008
Publisher: Orbit
Pages: 336
Genre: Paranormal-Adventure

Proclaimed by many as Bond meets Buffy (or as "Bond meets Dracula- only better" as Patricia Briggs put it), Jennifer Rardin’s Jaz Parks continues her butt-kicking ways in the current story in this series Biting the Bullet. Jaz goes to the Middle East in this book and discovers that her friends, family, and even herself are in even more danger than she thought. Not even a trip into Hell itself will deter her from saving them all.

I discovered this series in January shortly before this one came out in March? thanks to one of the blogs I read. After flying through the first two books I was so happy I wouldn’t have to wait long to read the next one. Of course it was taking my library forever to get the book so when I stumbled across a contest for it at Jaye’s Blahg that she was hosting for the author I signed up and then I actually won! About a week later, it arrived and I read it that very night. I still think it’s so cool that Jennifer Rardin autographed it too.

As much as I love this series, I think this is the best book yet. Well at least until the next one, Bitten to Death comes out! It’s an action-packed story (kind of like what the first couple of Anita Blake books were like) with really great characters, funny dialogue on every page (at random: “When you’re in my biz and you walk into an arsenal, something inside you springs to its feet and starts yelling, “Yipee!” pg. 223), scary blood and soul-sucking bad guys, save the world type of plots, etc. It makes you wonder just how long Jaz is going to survive but at the same time you know that anyone as interesting and amazing as her won’t be killed off any time soon.

The Jaz Parks Series: Once Bitten Twice Shy, Another One Bites the Dust, Biting the Bullet, Bitten to Death (August ‘08), One More Bite (January ‘09)

The first book in this series Once Bitten, Twice Shy was the first book that Jennifer Rardin had ever had published and it came out in 2007, so other than a lot of good buzz and some interviews with bloggers there isn’t too much publicity out there for her books.


  1. OMG! Signed and everything! I have got to read this series!! (I keep say that, I know...but I really mean it...lol!)

  2. They really are good! I'm positive you'd like them.

  3. Oh gosh...I'm going to look for a copy now...lol!

  4. wow, very cool, a signed copy! I havent read this yet, but have to add it to my TBR.

    great review :)


  5. This does sound like a good series! Thanks for the review, Jen.

  6. I just finished this one and really enjoyed it. I love seeing what's happening with all the different charcters - it's always interesting and surprising. Can't wait for #4!



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