Party girl Meg Highbury wakes up the morning of her twenty-first birthday with one hell of a hangover – and a walking corpse in her apartment. Meg turns to her straight-laced neighbor Armando for help and together they discover that Meg is a Valkyrie.
What’s more, her first duty is to trade places with the corpse. But Meg is being sent to her Death Duty too soon. In a race against time, Meg frantically tries to find a loophole to her gruesome fate, but while Meg is determined to live whatever the cost, Armando’s strict moral principles keep getting in the way of her plans for escape.
Can Meg walk the ‘right’ and narrow path, possibly sacrificing her mortal life, for love? And if she can, will Armando have the stomach to love a rotting corpse of a girl who is falling apart in more ways than one?
Kristi Jones spent her childhood exploring European castles, crumbling manor houses and ornate cathedrals, always looking for secret passages and hidden rooms. She holds a degree in European history and loves to throw ‘ordinary’ characters into extraordinary circumstances.
She currently lives in south Texas with her husband and two children, who inspire her daily. She is a member of the Writers’ League of Texas and Romance Writers of America. She loves old movies, being a Mom, the feel of paper in her hands and things that go bump in the night.
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I have had some mixed emotions about this book. It’s not a Paranormal romance but more a Young Adult Urban Fantasy but with a lot of adult horror scenes of a young girl that is cursed to become a walking corpse including the maggots, peeing herself, farting, rotting and skin that is coming loose.There is nothing that she can do about it.
I do love the development of the characters was very good. Armando was a good boyfriend but a little boring. The side-kicks Tee and Mr. Gonzales where fun and a added strong parts to the story. And there was Meg the main character with her constant decomposing zombie body. She was lacking some action. There where a lot of action and horror scenes, but mostly it was just 90% driving around looking for people that coulth help her cure this decease.
I give this book three stars for the writing. But I do miss a lot in this story and I couldn’t keep myself wondering what kind of book this would be if it was written about Meg just as it is but that the boyfriend would be a strong mysterious Alfa hero with al the answers and we just turned Mr. Gonzales in a dog or smart mouthed ghost?
This is just a one woman’s opinion.. You just have to read it yourself and find out what you think of it!