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Monday 5 December 2022

THE MERGING

The Merging by John P. Logsdon and Christopher P. Young
Book 1 of the Las Vegas Paranormal Police Department Series
Narrated by the author John P. Logsdon
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook


Las Vegas is getting rampaged by ubernaturals, and only one team has the guts to step in.

Ian Dex is the captain of the Las Vegas Paranormal Police Department (PPD), the crew responsible for kicking the crap out of any supernatural stupid enough to mess with the Strip. He's a cop, a millionaire, an amalgamite, and a horndog.

Sin City is always running amok with disturbances and glitter, but sometimes those two items merge and the nightlife gets out of hand. Kind of like mixing Hell and...well, more Hell.

When an ubermage appears on the Strip, strutting around in his Chippendales-style outfit and sending out other ubernaturals to kick up dust and unleash destruction, it's up to Ian Dex and his team to do what they do best: bust heads and shred souls.

Casinos are clamoring for help, cops are fighting tooth and nail just to survive, and tourists think it's all part of the Vegas experience.

The weather forecast for tonight on the Strip is dark. Very damn dark...and bloody.
Source: Info in the About The Merging was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36196599-the-merging on 02/07/2019.


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My Thoughts:
This book got bought because it got mentioned in Silver Clouds Dirty Sky by Orlando Sanchez. Me, being an urban fantasy geek, took the bait.

Ian Dex, our main protagonist is kind of a TSTL (too stupid to live). Not a very desirable trait in any character, never mind the main protagonist! Surprisingly, everybody else seems to be a well developed character except Ian Dex. That can wear a reader down. On the up side, the author reads the story with a gusto! That perked things up a bit. Plus there is the fact that this is an urban fantasy story with vampires and demons and magic that my geek side really like! I recon I would be reading the next book in this series, seeing that I already bought the first four books.


Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 3.5
Character development = 3.5
Story itself = 3
Writing Style = 4
Ending = 3
World building = 4
Cover art = 3.5
Pace = 2
Plot = 2
Narration = 4


Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 cherries


Book 0.5: THE CHIEF Book 1: THE MERGING Book 2: GRAVE CREATURES Book 2.5: BLIND DATE Book 3: BLOOD BANE TOWER Book 4: LONDON GROWL Book 5: SWARM OF FIRE Book 6: CURSE OF FANGS Book 7: CLASH OF FLAMES Book 8: SEARING INSTINCT Book 9: SEARING VISIONS Book 10: SEARING DESTINY


Meet The Author & Narrator

About John P. Logsdon:
I was born in Takoma Park, MD, in the U.S.A. I’ve worked in the online games industry as a producer, a product manager, a director of content development, and an executive producer. I’ve also worked in several positions as a software engineer.

I’m now a full-time author who writes in way too many series. I just can’t seem to help myself. More accurately, I can’t shut up all the characters who float around in my head telling me their stories.


The Other Author

About Christopher P. Young:
I spent the majority of my childhood reading and writing science fiction while learning the craft of storytelling. As I got older, I found myself working in the video games industry, which helped me to understand the concept of design, structure, and layout. One of the key components of my style is humor. I can certainly create serious stories, and have plans to do just that, but I can't help but admit that working in comedy is a lot more fun.

Here are the worlds that I'm currently working in:
* Tales from the Land of Ononokin - comedic fantasy
* The Intergalactic Research Bureau - comedic s.f.

All of my books are published through Crimson Myth Press ( www.crimsonmyth.com ).

I live in Southern California (U.S.A.) with my wife and an ever-growing population of critters.



FTC Disclosure:
The different formats of this book were purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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