Killing Rocks

Killing Rocks FBI profiler Jace Valchek s ticket home from the twisted parallel universe where she s been called to duty hinges on the capture of serial killer Aristotle Stoker and an alliance with a sorcerer known

  • Title: Killing Rocks
  • Author: D.D. Barant
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • FBI profiler Jace Valchek s ticket home from the twisted parallel universe where she s been called to duty hinges on the capture of serial killer Aristotle Stoker and an alliance with a sorcerer known as Asher The problem Asher has joined forces with some of the most dangerous creatures Jace has ever encountered The solution There is none, without Asher s help Jace s gFBI profiler Jace Valchek s ticket home from the twisted parallel universe where she s been called to duty hinges on the capture of serial killer Aristotle Stoker and an alliance with a sorcerer known as Asher The problem Asher has joined forces with some of the most dangerous creatures Jace has ever encountered The solution There is none, without Asher s help Jace s goal seems simple enough to get her man, like always But just hours after she arrives in Vegas, she s abducted and she isn t even sure who the real enemy is Now Jace has to wonder if she s the predator or the prey in a very dangerous game that could change not only her fate, but the world s Meanwhile, a serial killer is still on the loose And time has already run out

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    1. With a lead on Asher and Stoker, Jace is headed to Vegas to hopefully catch the one mage who can take her home and fill out her employment contract by taking Stoker out. Naturally, any plan that Jace is involved in cannot run smoothly. Before she knows it, Jace is seperated from her team, Charlie has been enchanted and her only two allies are Tair - her former doctor/friend turned evil and a spy from another world she doesn't know. All of Jace's choices are bad but she knows that she must move f [...]

    2. Dear MR Barant,I understand you are a tv writer. And your novels definitely read like scripts. Good scripts. Fun scripts. I hope you sell the tv rights and they become a series. Soon. With a big budget. Before I realized that you wrote for tv, I thought, as of the second novel, that each novel would be an exploration of a different literary genre, first comic books, then myths and legends, and I wondered what would come next- poetry, perhaps, or texts? Then i realized each book should be seen as [...]

    3. Book 3 in the series. You don't have th readthe the previous 2 to enjoy the story but I do recommend it to fully grasp everything going on.Okay so we or rather the characters deal with different realities, was the, dimensions whatever you call it. There is magic, Weres, vampires, undead and golems.Jace is officially from our world but pulled out of her world and thrust into a world where humans are less than 1 percent of the population. Tropes and pires the rest. Then you have golems who are bas [...]

    4. Originally posted at smexybooks/2011/01/revFavorite Quote: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Except for tattoos and STDs.”Jace is back and ready for anything in the 3rd installment of the Bloodhound Files series. Cassius informs Jace at the end of Dying Bites that the sorcerer who was responsible for bringing her to this alternate world has been sighted and if she can find him and capture Stoker-she can go home. Magic words to Jace’s ears. But she should know by now that nothing is e [...]

    5. This is the third book of the Bloodhound Files. The protagonist, FBI profiler Jace, is still stuck in another universe, where as a human she's part of a minority in a world populated by golems, vampires and weres. This book returns, from the slight diversion of the last book, to Jace's hunt for the human terrorist Aristotle Stoker. That said, another nemesis is revealed who may become the main villian of this series. Asher is the sorcerer who originally brought Jace over into this universe, and [...]

    6. 3rd in a seriesI think the names of the books in this series is one of the best things about it. There is a hint into the plot within two words that also imply something positive about death. Its really fun. I'm kind of sad that the fourth book won't follow this trend, because honestly, its one of the reasons I read this series. I just love seeing how cleverly each book has been named. Oh, well. Ok, I really enjoyed parts of this book and I really hated parts of this book. This seems to be my tr [...]

    7. Another great D D Barant Book. I found this one a little darker than the others. A lot of the battle being waged was one within the main character, Jace's mind, and as a criminal psychologist he certainly has some dark moments tucked away in the recesses. More than anything I enjoy Jace's never give up attitude. Just when you think everything is lost, she pulls reserves up from somewhere inside herself, strengthens her resolve to do what is right, never waits for someone to come and save her and [...]

    8. 4.5 StarsSo far this is my favourite instalment of the series. The book is fast paced, action packed and Jace is still the same snarky and sarcastic heroine I came to love. She's still after Stoker and Ahaseurus who seem to have formed an alliance with Silver Blue, an arms dealer and The Mantle, a golem rights group. Jace is heading out to Vegas to capture them, when all hell breaks loose yet again. Throughout the book she has to make some hard decisions, not only about her partner, but also how [...]

    9. reviewed by urbanfantasyinvestigations.bloIf you enjoy a book full of Action, Were's, Vampires, Golem's and other supernatural beings you will love the Bloodhound Files. Jace was stolen from her world to an alternate world where Humans only make up 1% of the population. D.D. Barants world building is awesome, I can picture everything she explains with no problems at all. I seriously have no idea what else Jace could go through but I cant wait for D.D. Barant to tell me. In KILLING ROCKS Jace is [...]

    10. KILLING ROCKS by DD Barant is an interesting urban fantasy. It is the third in the "The Bloodhound Files",Book One "Dying Bites and Book Two,"Death Blows".Although,not necessary to read the first two,would help with the characters.This is my first read by this author. It has vampires,werewolves,golem's,supernatural beings,conflict,sorcerers,and alternate universe. This is a tense story with complex characters and storylines.If you enjoy a tense,fast paced, action packed urban fantasy with altern [...]

    11. Once again, I liked this. A bit info-dumpy, but entertaining. Some facts/events left me, again, wondering why/how, but it didn't bother me much. I seem to have mixed feelings about these books and I guess I know why. Jace reminds me of what Shitblake could've been (coffee-drinking, gun-using, sarcasm-loving badass without the shitty qualities [misogyny, slut-shaming, double standards, bitchiness, neediness and rapeyness to mention couple] Blake has), so I guess that ups my reviews to some extent [...]

    12. This series is Urban Fantasy at its really best! I love the unique and fresh ideas and the great characters (I'm also a huge fan of the 'lems). I really hope that it won't be too easy for Jace to get back to her world I just have too much fun with these books. =)(If you're looking for a paranormal romance - this is NOT your book. This is really Urban Fantasy so guys you can read them, too ;) DD Barant interview: books-cats-coffee(There will be more books in the series - yeah!! =)

    13. This series gets better with each novel. I read the second and third in two days and now have to wait FOREVER (Oct.) for the next!What's not to like here? Multi-dimensional travel and kidnapping, comic books as a form of magic, Golems, Vamps and Weres of all kinds, not to mention serial killers and a touch of Cthulhu. Wonderful!

    14. I enjoyed it although I am clearly annoyed by the ending. This is starting to go the way of another series, which I won't name, that is ticking me off with all the backstabbing, information withholding and senseless deaths. I mean really, give the girl a break. Or least let her get laid.

    15. I really liked this story. As much as I enjoy the supporting cast from the previous books it was nice to Jace more independent and I really liked the new Astonisher character. It was nice to see Tair again. I'm beginning to think he has something of a crush.

    16. Tons of complexity, perhaps too much at times. Still a fascinating ride though. The characters really drive this series for me, I enjoy the heck out of the lot of them ( even the bad guys)

    17. An ancient and powerful shaman sorcerer named Ahaseurus yanked FBI criminal profiler Jace Valchek out of her dimension at the behest of the NSA in his own. They needed her to track and catch a human psychopath and terrorist named Aristotle Stoker. Her efforts, whileenthusiastichaven't been all that productive, so she's still stranded in a world in which human beings make up a measly 1% of the population and are horribly outnumbered by vampires (pires), lycanthropes (thropes), and golems (lems). [...]

    18. Hmm Well That was unexpected. If you aren't careful you can get confused while reading these books. There is a lot of missing links that end up being dumped on you when it's convenient for the flow of the book. Mainly to prevent gaps. There is a fair amount of "WTF is going on?" in this book too. I find it easiest to just not try to make sense of what's happening on the page because eventually something will be explained to make it comprehensive. Just enjoy the crazy, confusing, sarcastic ride!J [...]

    19. 3 starsOkay! I'm really into this series of books! I like the felling and its diferent. But this one, was so confusing and kind of to much, some times. I almost didnt finish it. But i like to show some respect and perserveranse. Lol But really, all the myths was giving i ach in the eyes. And not a good one. But when resume to the story ( no more myths) , the pace was diferent and the way i like it. With a lot of madness and sarcarm. That is just fuc***** delicius! Sooo good! So i'm actually happ [...]

    20. I like this one, it is another nice addition to the series. It started out pretty good. The characters are still intriguing. The story still interesting, and it still has some good humor, sarcasm, and wit happening. No real odd details that were overemphasized making you instantly know they would become important later in the series or book. Parallel worlds make a fascinating story, and again the author played within the rules. With all the alternate realities, it is hard to keep up with what is [...]

    21. I really liked this book. It wasn't the story so much, although the story was pretty good. The main reason that I liked the book is it looks like a book that's going to have a lot of smut but it didn't. None at all in fact and I like that the book stood on it's own and the main female character did not have to get lustily involved to be able to do what she does.

    22. Vampires and Werewolves Going Insane Wasn't Bad Enough.Now we know, Golems can turn feral and are capable of being controlled be Animists who know the right spells. So Jace is forced to kill a fair number of "rocks".

    23. I don't know if it's the narrator for the book, or the book itself, probably a little of both, but I had the hardest time getting through this one.My attention kept wandering, enough that I couldn't get attached to the storyline. It is very unlike me to be so easily distracted or take so long to finish a book. Even when I don't like one, there are usually definitive reasons that I can articulate and share. This time I can barely remember the bits and pieces that did catch my attention.

    24. Plot Summary: FBI profiler Jace Valchek's only ticket home from the twisted parallel universe where she's been called to duty hinges on the capture of serial killer Aristotle Stoker and an alliance with a sorcerer known as Asher (Ahaseurus). The problem: Asher has joined forces with some of the most dangerous creatures Jace has ever encountered including Stoker, Tom Omicon (founder of the Mantle (Golems), and Silver Blue an arms dealer looking to make a profit from the elimination of the pires a [...]

    25. Let me be blunt. I didn’t care for this book that much and it has made me a little hesitant to continue on with the remaining three books. I enjoyed the first two and still like most of the characters but this book was just off. I struggled to become invested in the plot and kept waiting for it to simply be over. I got down to the last 50 pages and almost walked away because I simply didn’t care. I stuck with it and in the end, I’m glad I did, but man, this was a chore to read at times.Now [...]

    26. Killing Rocks by DD Barant is the third book in The Bloodhound Files, and this is where it all comes together -- it has a fast-paced plot, snappy dialogue, relationships being tested, and great action. Killing Rocks has everything you could ask for and (in my opinion), the best book in the series. If you are not familiar with the series, it is a good, fun, urban fantasy with a twist: monsters (such as vampires, werewolves, and golems) exist in alternative worlds, and the heroine, Jace, is pulled [...]

    27. Jace has only one real goal, capture Aristotle Stroker, the leader of the Free Human Resistance. Jace however is not sure how she feels about hunting Stroker. See he might be a bastard, a killer, a little bit crazy, ok a lot crazy; and his organization may make al-Qaeda seem warm and fuzzy but they are also human. The same as Jace and humans are an endangered species on this world. Conflicted about hunting him or not that is the one and only condition of her Employment with the NSA and getting t [...]

    28. Finally got my copy of D D Barant's Killing Rocks and managed to squeeze it in this week in between my ARC readings. And it wasn't too bad.My only problem is the timespan between releases. It's getting to be too long, for I read too many other books during that time and I have a hard time trying to remember the details of the last book, so I talk a little while to piece this and that together. It's nothing wrong on the author's part, it just is what it is.Basically Jace is still on her mission t [...]

    29. Finished: 5/4/11★★½Killing Rocks is the third novel in The Bloodhound Files. This book thrusts FBI profiler Jace Valchek into the middle of interspecies war and another dimension, while tracking down a serial killer and trying to locate a powerful sorcerer that could send her home. Sound like a like going on? Well, not so much. I found the pacing of this book fragmented. It kept jumping from dimensions and in and out of myth portals and the story never flowed for me. I especially was disapp [...]

    30. 3.1-This edition to the series just made me left me so confused. Major characters just did not show enough and when they did there was no explanations. The new character that was there too much in my opinion,was there for ?? I didn't get her part nor like her at all.Jace the answer to this worlds woes finds herself jumping to another alternate universe, while it's invading on another ?* it's confusing, i don't think i ever really got it. So, there is this nasty man, the same one Jace needs to ge [...]

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