Absolutely Loved It!
5 out of 5 stars
I started and finished this in about a day and a half because I couldn’t put it down.
I read a lot of Phipps’ novels and a lot of them take place in these awesome alternate realities or futures. This world is my second favorite (and technically it’s the same world as my first). I love the world that he created in the Bright Falls Mysteries series – and this is just down the road – less than 100 miles away in Detroit.
100 Miles and Vampin’ was a kick-ass (I need to remember to remove this for my Amazon review) second novel in the Straight Outta Fangton series. We’re thrown right back into the same world with the same characters again. Only this time they’re set to protect a vampire novelist. That’s where things go awry (and very quickly).
Just like Phipps’ other books both in and out of this series – it is full of smart comments, sass, real-world references, lots of nerdiness, and antiheroes. There was even a line where he talked about how his creator is a “bad guy who kills other bad guys” which made me think of the Supervillainy series instantly.
I can’t talk too much about the plot but just know that you’re in for both funny and enjoyable book. Phipps is able to write a book that I laughed at but also really wanted to know what was going to happen in the end.
Overall, 100 Miles and Vampin’ easily falls into one of my favorite of Phipps’ books and I’m super excited that there will be more books in this series (at least one more if the epilogue isn’t lying).
Also, I won’t fully ruin who or where, but a suprise Bright Falls guest shows up to the party near the end of the book. I want to talk about it – but it would be a major spoiler. Just know you’re in for some laughs as Stone tries to comprehend what’s going on and also makes fun of said person.
100 Miles and Vampin' (Straight Outta Fangton #2) by CT Phipps
Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
Series: Straight Outta Fangton #2
Published by Crossroad Press on March 26, 2019
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Peter Stone is a poor black vampire who has found undeath isn't all it was promised to be. There's no vast riches, innate cool, or super-sex appeal. No, instead, there's working the graveyard shift at a gas station alongside the highway to Detroit. Oh, and the blood thing sucks too. Working a second job as the sheriff of the undead, Peter is asked to serve as bodyguard to a famous vampire romance novelist visiting the city. He doesn't go twenty-four hours before she's dead and he's the primary suspect. There's also evidence it was one of the most powerful vampires in the world.
Some days just hit you like a stake through the heart.
Set in the same world as the Bright Falls Mysteries.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also by this author: Cthulhu Armageddon, Agent G: Infiltrator, The Tower of Zhaal, Lucifer's Star