I really like the heroine, Jaz Parks as I wrote in my review back in 2007, which, on the internet is so long ago that entry might require carbon dating. Or it’s decomposed such that it is dating a piece of carbon. Either way- Jaz Parks: kicks ass.
What are the ways in which the ass is kicked by Jaz? Let me count them:
1. She gets hurt. She falls out glass windows, shit (not literally) falls on her, she gets cut, hit, slapped, beaten, and bitten, and she says “OW” and then keeps going because if she stops to nurse her wounds and whine about how she’s a delicate little flower, she’ll die. There’s fight sequences that make you wince, because Jaz will get the ever living shit beat out of her and still stand up and kick the ass.
2. She doesn’t call for help unless she needs it. Her partner has otherworldly powers (more on that in a minute) and can kick slightly more of the ass than she can, but does she hide behind a pillar and whine for him to come save her? Nope. She pulls yet another weapon out of her sleeve and serves up the ass for more kicking.
For $1, you can download your own copy and see if you agree. I love this promotion, especially since it’s often the first book of a series that they give away so inexpensively, and because a whole site dedicated to just their promotion means that once a month, you can take a look to see what’s new. Well played Orbit and Hachette, for both the continuing promotion and for featuring Rardin.