Friday, October 21, 2011

My Review: Pretty Monsters by Andrea Speed

Publisher: Riptide Publishing
eBook release:  Oct 30 2011
Word count:  2,630
Page count:  15
Heat Wave:  2 - Kisses and touches, no love scenes
Erotic Frequency: 2 - Not many
Type:  Part of a Series
Blurb: Josh knew the night shift at the Quik-Mart would be full of freaks and geeks—and that was before the hell portal opened in the parking lot. Still, he likes to think he can roll with things. Sure, the zombies make a mess sometimes, but at least they never reach for anything more threatening than frozen burritos.

Besides, it’s not all lizard-monsters and the walking dead. There’s also the mysterious hottie with the sly red lips and a taste for sweets.

Josh has had the hots for Hot Guy since the moment he laid eyes on him, and it seems Hot Guy might be sweet on Josh too. Now if only Josh could figure out whether that’s a good thing, a bad thing, or something in between. After all, with a hell vortex just a stone’s throw away, Josh has learned to take nothing at face value—even if it’s a very, very pretty face.

My Rating: 4.5/5
Characters:  5
Plot:  4
World building:  5
Writing:  5
Premise:  5

Heat Level:  2
Sexuallity:  M/M, Kissing, No sex

My thoughts:

This is my first time reading anything by Andrea Speed, and what a little treat it was. This little goodie was quite a fun and entertaining read for me.  I just love the world she’s created; Josh working the night shift at the Quick Mart with the Hell Vortex in the parking lot, catering to a clientele of monsters that step right on out… to buy junk food.  Very original, well written, with great characters and quite humorous, she had me chuckling through the whole story.

Chuckle worthy…

“Thwak-thwak-thwak echoed in the shop as Lizard Guy waddle-stomped down the aisle, making a beeline for the Fritos display. It grabbed two bags and turned back, waddle-stomping to the register.”

The only niggling I had was that I would have liked to see more of Josh and Hot Guy, it ended a little short for me. One more scene with those two and I’d have been pleased as pie. That being said, I thought it was a great start to the series I’m anxious see where the author goes with it. Can’t wait to get my hands on the next one.

Highly Recommended

This week’s giveaway…
 Choice of Infected: Prey or Making Contact by Andrea Speed

The fine details...

  • This week’s giveaway is for an eBook copy as listed above.
  • To enter, leave a comment on this post.
  • All commenters will also be entered in end of tour giveaway of AP 3 prize packages. Details here.
  • All comments will also be entered in the year-end Riptide grand prize giveaway of an ereader; Kindle, Nook or iPad. Each post commented on counts as an entry.
  • Please include a valid email address or we won’t know where to contact you.
  • Backlist book giveaways do NOT include books released in the last 3 months.
  • This week's giveaway doesNOT include Riptide releases.
  • Winners will be selected at random using
  • If the chosen winners do not respond to my email within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.
  • By entering the contest, you are confirming you are at least 18 yrs old.
  • eBook giveaways open worldwide. 


  1. The review was really good, Amara. Thanks for sharing.

    This is a must have for me.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  2. You should try Andy's Infected series, Amara. God, I love Roan and Paris. =) Not a lot of heat (off-screen), but very emotionally charged, and decent mysteries.

    adara adaraohare com

  3. @Booklover: Thanks. :)

    @Adara: I have them on the mountainous TBR pile...I think. Pretty sure I got them after seeing Rachel go on about them. Just haven't had time to start them yet. :)

  4. Thanks for the good review :-) Definitely going to pre-order this one!

    smaccall AT

  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

  6. Great review. I'm pre-ordering now.


  7. Maria: Thanks for coming by. My comments are a bit wonky right now as I try out a new comment system, but I do have yours.

    Glad you liked the review. Thanks for coming by. :D



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...