Monday, October 28, 2013

Hell's Belle by Karen Greco: Character Interview and Review

Proust Questionnaire for Casper from Hell's Belle

What is your favorite virtue?
That I am honest and faithful. Oh, can I have two?

What are you favorite qualities in a man?
A sense of humor. Intelligence.

What are your favorite qualities in a woman?
I would say the same. Those are important human qualities.

What is your main fault?
I am a bit of a hot head.

What is your favorite occupation?
I wanted to be a cultural anthropologist. But that got derailed.

What is your idea of happiness?
A life filled with family and friends.

What is your idea of misery?
Being alone.

If not yourself, who would you be?
I think I would be Ricky Martin. Or Enrique Iglesias.

Where would you like to live?
I think about Vera Cruz a lot, where my family is from. It's beautiful there.

What is your favorite food and drink?
Pizza and chocolate milk.

What do you hate the most?

What natural talent would you like to be gifted with?
I wish I had the physical talent of an Olympic sprinter. Maybe things would have turned out different.

What is your present state of mind?

Hell's Belle
Karen Greco

Genre: Urban Fantasy

ISBN: 1484830202

Number of pages: 238
Word Count: 74,722

Book Description:

Half-vampire, half-human, Nina Martinez spent most of her life underground as part of an elite secret team of government agents who quietly take down rogue monsters -- the human world none the wiser.

She moves back to her hometown of Providence, RI to keep an eye on the recent uptick in supernatural activity, and to help run the bar she co-owns with her aunt. Her attempt at a “regular” life, not to mention a budding relationship with smoking hot FBI agent Max, is cut short because of a string of ritual murders targeting the city's community of witches.

But Nina's investigation unearths deadly secrets from her long buried parents. Now the target of supernatural assassins, could Nina be the most dangerous vampire hybrid to ever exist? No wonder she can’t get a date.

An urban fantasy set in a decaying Providence, Rhode Island, HELL'S BELLE is a fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled roller-coaster ride through a city on the cusp of becoming an urban wasteland. An energetic, expansive, and cinematic, HELL'S BELLE was called "captivating" by Kirkus Reviews.

Book Chick City gave it 5-stars, calling it "one of the best urban fantasies I have read this year!"

5 Stars

Loved this book!  It started off great and kept that momentum all the way through.  There’s plenty of mystery, snarky humor, a bit of romance, and tons of action.  The characters jumped out of the page and had me cheering (or jeering) mentally as the story played out. I adored that Nina’s supporting cast, including the Mayor, were so wacky, unpretentious and loyal. I can’t wait for more from Nina and her crew!

This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.

Reviewed by Laurie-J 

An award-winning playwright, Karen Greco has spent close to twenty years in New York City, working in publicity and marketing for the entertainment industry.

A life-long obsession with exorcists and Dracula drew her to urban fantasy, where she can decapitate characters with impunity. HELL'S BELLE is her first novel.

10 Ebook copies of Hell’s Belle By Karen Greco- either mobi or ePub, winners choice

1 comment:

karen greco said...

Thanks so much for the review, and giving a Casper a chance to speak! Sometimes he's tough to hear... :)