Hellhound on My Trail

Hellhound on My Trail Heaven doesn t want them Do they stand a chance in Hell Bass player Mike Archuleta is down on his luck in a major way The shattered survivor of a misspent youth he is haunted by the ghost of his dead

  • Title: Hellhound on My Trail
  • Author: D.J. Butler
  • ISBN: 9781614752936
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • Heaven doesn t want them Do they stand a chance in Hell Bass player Mike Archuleta is down on his luck in a major way The shattered survivor of a misspent youth, he is haunted by the ghost of his dead brother, and is now driven to planning his suicide Halfway through the show that s supposed to be his last, a hellhound bursts into the club and attacks the band The banHeaven doesn t want them Do they stand a chance in Hell Bass player Mike Archuleta is down on his luck in a major way The shattered survivor of a misspent youth, he is haunted by the ghost of his dead brother, and is now driven to planning his suicide Halfway through the show that s supposed to be his last, a hellhound bursts into the club and attacks the band The band members pull out karate moves, guns, and even a sword and then things start to get strange Can Mike survive the show What can he do about his brother s ghost And what kind of band is this, anyway Hellhound on My Trail is the first installment of Rock Band Fights Evil, a pulp fiction serial by D.J Butler Read about D.J Butler s books at http davidjohnbutler.

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    1. A rock band that changes its name for every gig. A new bassist with an unpleasant past haunted (literally) by the ghost of his brother, contemplating suicide. Some twists on religious tradition and mythology. A giant attacking hellhound and swarms of demonic giant flies. And lots of guns, knives, swords, and chase scenes.That pretty much sums up Hellhound On My Trail, by D. J. Butler. It's the first book of the Rock Band Fights Evil series, and if the first book is any indication, the series is [...]

    2. I have been known to use hyperbole. I have also been known to love two books with equal passion even when they have absolutely nothing in common, whether one be a time-tested classic (like, say, Anna Karenina) and the second all fun (think Larry Correia).I use no hyperbole, then, when I say that D.J. Butler hits the sweet spot with his Rock Band Fights Evil series opener Hellhound on My Trail. It may not withstand the test of time, but I'd pick it up over Ulysses almost any a dry summer afternoo [...]

    3. I’ve read two of my friend Dave Butler’s unpublished/on the market novels, which are terrific alternate-history epics (one is a “black powder fantasy” in a magical America, the other is steampunk Mormons). Hellhound on My Trail is different in these ways:It’s shorter, just under 37,000 words, meant to be the first installment in a serial adventure (“Rock Band Fights Evil”).It’s set in the present-day real world.It’s available as an ebook to y’all, not just those of us lucky e [...]

    4. Shotguns, Demons, and Rock & Roll!If Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural had a kid, and that kid had a one night stand with the son of The Da Vinci Code and Gun & Roses in a seedy heavy metal bar, that kid would be Rock Band Fights Evil.While trying to avoid the ghost of his dead brother, Mike gets involved with a wandering Rock Band that is more than what they seem. In the end they'll have to survive demons, ancient temples, and renegade angels as they pursue their near impossible [...]

    5. D.J. Butler takes his turn with heaven, hell, and everything in between with Hellhound On My Trail. Much like other authors that tackle biblical stories, his rendition is unique. He starts with a very diverse and strange band of characters that somewhat confuse you, but learning about who they are, and what they are capable of, keeps you flipping the pages to find out more.The story is action packed! You barely have time to breathe from one chapter to the next as the misfit band fights against u [...]

    6. When DJ Butler sent me the description of Hellhound on my Trail, the first in a pulpy Rock Fiction series, I sent him back an e-mail with three words: SEND SMASHWORDS COUPON. Start to finish, this was a great read. Suicidal Mike stands in with a band he’s never heard of before. They need a bass player. He’s putting off the inevitable. It’s a good fit. Except… in the middle of the set, a Hellhound rushes in, setting off a chase that lasts the length of the book. Mike’s suddenly fighting [...]

    7. This is not the next Great Gatsby and it doesn't pretend to be. What this book is, is precisely what I wanted it to be. It is nothing more than a fun schlocky bit of urban fantasy with interesting characters and genuinely fun plot. There's really nothing not to like here except the that it's too damn short. It's one of the best escape books I have read this year but I felt more could have been done with this being the first book in the series. Don't get me wrong though, the plot is very well def [...]

    8. Well, Monster Hunter Nation (The blog of author Larry Correia) did a book bomb of this title a few weeks ago, and the ebook was only $0.99, so I figured I would go ahead and read it.It's a short book, but a roller coaster ride of action. Angels, demons, guns and rock & roll, what more could you ask for? I did knock it down to 4 stars for a couple minor annoyances. A couple of characters will through out some dialogue in Spanish, which I don't speak, and I was too lazy to look up a translatio [...]

    9. Hellhound on My Trail is a short story (2 hours, if you're a quick reader) about a down-on-his-luck bass player who, upon accepting a gig with a band who has recently lost their bassist, discovers when all hell breaks loose (very nearly literally) that the band isn't quite what they seem. I could go on, but the subtitle Rock Band Fights Evil sums it up much nicer than I ever could.The action is fast and frenetic and doesn't give the characters or the reader a break. Smart, witty, tense, and funn [...]

    10. I wasn't sure what to expect as I embarked on this journey. Dave sure throws you straight into the action and it doesn't let up until the end. One thing I didn't expect but enjoyed were the biblical references and characters which made it feel almost like a familiar story but with twists. Like other reviewers I've never read pulp fiction but I loved the intense, pop-shot (I think I just made that term up) action and pacing. I'm off to read #2 in the series.

    11. I liked this book (novella) so much better than the City of the Saints book. The characters were fun, the plot was good. It was very fast-paced and there were a couple of times when I thought I'd never get a chance to catch my breath. It a little confusing at first with the introduction of all the characters but keep going. It's good! Looking forward to reading the other stories in the Rock Band Fights Evil series.

    12. This story picks you up in a seedy bar in New Mexico, and the action begins. There are infernal attack, lots of guns and swords, and a sideways glance at good and evil. The action doesn't end even after the story does. If you like monsters, guns, or rock and roll, this is definitely the series for you.

    13. I couldn't put this book down! Lots of action, awesome characters - a great short story. This is my first pulp fiction read, and I must admit that I enjoy the genre - I mean, a rock band fighting evil? What could be better? Looking forward to reading Snake Handlin' Man (Rock Band Fights Evil, #2)

    14. Sometimes you just feel like killing demons. A great ride. Fun, non-stop action, and a trill-a-second demon slaughter fest. This gave me the Buffy fix, I've been missing since I finished watching the show. I can't wait to read more from the Rock Band series (and more of Butler's work). His imagined world is well-wrought and loads of fun.

    15. A fun and entertaining book that is action packed from the beginning until the end. The book is a quick read. I will probably keep reading the series but don't feel the need to run out and buy it today.

    16. It took a while to get the characters together at first but the book was great after! Funny, short & action packed.

    17. Awesome book. Non-stop action. Cool characters. If you like Jim Butcher (Dresden Files), you'll love this.

    18. Guitar riffs, an old van, an eclectic rock band, lots of guns, and being hunted by demons. Need I say more?

    19. Have you ever read a book where the main characters are members of a rock band and they fight evil? Chances are good if you know author Dave Butler, you've read just such a book. If you don't know the author, I recommend you check out one of his many books in the Rock Band Fights Evil series.The first book in the series is Hellhound on my Trail and I finished it on the bus ride home this afternoon. The story begins with a rock band playing your basic gig in an out-of-the-way bar in New Mexico. T [...]

    20. I would set this book at a resounding 'not bad.' There are a few surprises every so often but honestly what you read in the title is what you're going to get: There is a rock band, it fights evil.That said among all the action a really interesting part of this book is just the world building that happened to make the characters who they are and the plot how it happens. This is a book draws out of some of the weirder parts of the bible and logical conclusions about good, evil and where humanity s [...]

    21. This was a really intriguing book, and I loved the story line. It really draws you in and then spits you out at the end, leaving you wanting for more. Luckily we are granted that luxury considering this is only the first in the series. It definitely has an excellent beginning for a series, and I am left wanting more. We only know so much about the characters at this point, even by the last chapter there are so many mysteries to be answered. Personally I related to Twitch the most. If you are loo [...]

    22. When you pick up a book called Hellhound on My Trail (Rock Band Fights Evil), you have certain expectations going in. The author met these expectations and then some. From the moment that the Hellhound crashes through the wall of Butcher's roadhouse in the middle of the band's performance, it's almost non-stop gunfighting, swordplay, and spell-casting. The book might have been short, but it had enough action to fill a book ten times its size. I am eagerly looking forward to the rest of the serie [...]

    23. This book is one big chase scene from cover to cover with non-stop action. With a ghost haunting his living brother, a shape changer, an archangel, and plenty of demons, the band just can't catch a break until there's no where else to run.

    24. This book is not stop action fun! You and Mike might have no clue what's going on but you are definitely gonna jump in the van with a rock band that has the gun power to fight demons.

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