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Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between (Rhiannon's Law, #1) - J.A. Saare Taking inspiration and ideas from others is all well and good. But you have to draw a line somewhere.This book crossed that line, and not in a pretty way.Here we have an Anita Blake/Rhiannon, the main character: a young woman with a foul language who happens to be a necromancer with growing powers. Enter the scene the love interests, aka the fellow necromancer Richard/Goose and the handsome vampire Jean-Claude/Disco (yes, the author has a way with names). I just couldn't wrap my head around the idea of a "Disco" or a "Goose" being all that intriguing.Everything takes place in a clubbing scene (because, you know, vampires really dig clubs), in an honest-to-god [b:Guilty Pleasures|30281|Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1)|Laurell K. Hamilton|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309206550s/30281.jpg|3349934] parody.Of course vampires are selling blood, because [b:Sookie|301082|Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)|Charlaine Harris|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1311115565s/301082.jpg|479517]'s series didn't explore the issue long enough.And then, what do you know, we start with the [b:Dresden Files|47212|Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)|Jim Butcher|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1345556917s/47212.jpg|1137060], hearts ripped out, investigations and all that.