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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,863 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. D. Barant Narrator: Johanna Parker Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bloodhound Files Series Release Date:
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In this first novel in a stunning new fantasy series, a sexy FBI profiler teams up with a member of the vampire elite to put a stop to a series of gruesome murders tearing up the streets of Seattle.

Her job description is the “tracking and apprehension of mentally-fractured killers.” What this really means in FBI profiler Jace Valchek’s brave new world—one in which only one percent of the population is human—is that a woman’s work is never done … and real is getting stranger every day.

Jace has been ripped from her reality by David Cassius, the vampire head of the NSA. He knows that she’s the best in the business, and David needs her help in solving a series of gruesome murders of vampires and werewolves. David’s world—one that also includes lycanthropes and golems—is one with little knowledge of mental illness. An insane serial killer is a threat the NSA has no experience with. But Jace does. Stranded in a reality where Bela Lugosi is a bigger box office draw than Bruce Willis, and every full moon is Mardi Gras, Jace must now hunt down a fellow human before he brings the entire planet to the brink of madness. Or she may never see her own world again.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Snappy writing, a page-turning story and fresh world-building make Dying Bites a satisfying meal of a book.”

    Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of Living with the Dead

  • Dying Bites is wacky, unpredictable, fresh, and amazing. I would kill to write as well as DD Barant. Seriously.

    Nancy Holder, author of Pretty Little Devils

  • “Barant’s well-developed world offers intriguing enhancements to mythology and history. Jace is remarkable, strong-willed, and smart, and she sets an unstoppable pace. Look for the Bloodhound Files to go far.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Wanderer â™” Wanderlust â™” | 2/18/2014

    " Lots of stuff going on in this alternate world but I was really more interested in the bodyguard/sidekick gollem, Charlie. Didn't care much for the heroine or any of the other characters. Not sure if I'll continue with this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 2/17/2014

    " Wow. This book grabs you right away and keeps you in the story till the final period! Imagination...that's what is so great about this book. Jace is dragged through an interdeimensional portal into a world where magic, pires, thropes and shape changers are the dominant races and humans are the one percenters! She only has to save their world before she can go back to her own...maybe! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marianna | 2/15/2014

    " Liked it. It started out pretty good. The story was interesting. The characters were intriguing. There was some good humor going down. I was willing to overlook the flaws. But then the story got a little weak, as did the characters (seeing that they did not develop much), and the ending was rushed. I think I'd give it a 3 and a 1/2 stars. Oh and Jace has more chemistry with (the organ-less) Charlie than she does with Cassius. Plus I was not convinced that Cassius feels all that much, Jace saw grief and regret, but I sure did not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Levina Goon | 2/11/2014

    " Refreshingly new concept with an alternate world filled with vampires, lycanthropes, and humans parallel to our own non-magical one. Loved the world-building by Barant and especially the cast of characters she created: our sarcastic bad-ass human heroine, the stoic vampire in charge, the golem sidekick, to name a few. The novel is filled with action, humor, suspense, and heart. Looking forward to the next in the series!! Almost 5 stars but the ending was a little anti-climatic. "

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About the Author

D. D. Barant is a pen name of Don DeBrandt, a Canadian science fiction author who also writes under the name Donn Cortez. As Barant, he has authored the Bloodhound Files series, which includes Better off Undead and Death Blows. His books have been published in Germany, France, Italy, and Russia in addition to North America.