Friday, March 25, 2011

[Review & Giveaway] - Those Who Fight Monsters

Title: Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives
Edited by: Justin Gustainis
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: March 1, 2011

Summary:  Got Vampires? Ghosts? Monsters? We Can help!

Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives, is your one-stop-shop for Urban Fantasy’s finest anthology of the supernatural. 14 sleuths are gathered together for the first time in all-original tales of unusual cases which require services that go far beyond mere deduction!

Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives brings together popular characters from many Urban Fantasy paranormal investigative series, for your enjoyment.

Meet the Detectives:
Danny Hendrickson
from Laura Anne Gilman's Cosa Nostradamus series.

Kate Connor
from Julie Kenner’s Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series.

John Taylor
from Simon R. Green’s Nightside series.

Jill Kismet
from Lilith Saintcrow’s Jill Kismet series.

Jessi Hardin
from Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville series.

Quincey Morris
from Justin Gustainis’ Morris/Chastain Investigations series.

Marla Mason
from T. A. Pratt's Marla Mason series.

Tony Foster
from Tanya Huff’s Smoke and Shadows series.

Dawn Madison
from Chris Marie Green’s Vampire Babylon series.

Pete Caldecott
from Caitlin Kittredge’s Black London series.

Tony Giodone
from C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp’s Tales of the Sazi series.

Jezebel
from Jackie Kessler’s Hell on Earth series.

Piers Knight
from C. J. Henderson’s Brooklyn Knight series.

Cassiel
from Rachel Caine’s Outcast Season series.

Thoughts: Those Who Fight Monsters is dark and fresh. Essentially an Urban Fantasy delight. Fans of this genre will be itching to get their hands on this book. I loved it. I got to visit favorites such has Quincey Morris, Tony Giodone & Pete Caldecott.  But also introduced to others such as Marla Mason, Jill Kismet and many more.

My favorite stories from this anthology are:  Little Better Than A Beast by T.A. Pratt, Deal Breaker by Justin Gustainis & Running Wild by Rachel Caine. 

Score: 4 Stars

Author Website: C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp, Rachel Caine, Laura Anne Gilman, Chris Marie Green, Simon R. Green, Justin Gustainis, C.J. Henderson, Julie Kenner, Jackie Kessler Caitlin Kittredge, T. A. Pratt, Lilith Saintcrow & Carrie Vaughn
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GIVEAWAY:
Thanks to Justin Gustainis I have a copy of Those Who Fight Monsters to giveaway. To enter leave a comment along with your email address. Open to Everyone! The winner will be announced on March 31st. Good Luck!

41 comments:

  1. Thanks again! This sounds very interesting.

    Vivien
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  2. That looks amazing!

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  3. There are several authors I like in here.

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  4. I read many of the uathors featured here. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I have seen this on quite a few blogs and I am definitely interested in reading it
    Thanks for the chance
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  6. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  7. Already on my wish list!

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  8. I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Sounds like a good read. Count me in please.
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  10. I'd like to read this.

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  11. This sounds very interesting!

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  12. I love anthologies.Please count me in
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  13. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  14. I've been hearing alot about this one, sounds good! tWarner419@aol.com

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  15. This one looks like an amazing book. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  16. Those Who Fight Monsters sounds like a fantastic anthology, and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

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  17. Would love to be entered as well!

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  18. Looks exciting!

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  19. I would love to read Those Who Fight Monsters :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  20. This anthology sounds very interesting. Lots of great authors.

    Sara M
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  21. This sounds like such a fun book.

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  22. This has got such a great line-up of authors. I'd love to read it.

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  23. Oh a jill kismet story count me in
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  24. Ahhhh!!! Jill Kismet! I always love me some Jill Kismet!

    Avery
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  25. Oohh I wan't to read this book! :)

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  26. Sounds so YUMMY! Vampires? Ghosts? Monsters?
    I'd love to read this.

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  27. I want to read this just for the Jill Kismet story, but it also looks like a good chance to check out several authors that have been recommended to me.

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  28. This looks so good! Can't wait!

    Faith
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  29. Thanks for sharing Anna! Have heard lot of good things about this. Really looking forward to being able to read it.

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  30. Oh - what I would do to have this book ... thanks so much for the Review and the Giveaway! Made for some excellent teasing this Saturday night while I lie in my bed, sick! lol. Thanks!
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  31. I love anthologies- they let me read new authors. I would love this book.
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  32. I love anthologies- they let me read new authors. I would love this book.
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  33. Sounds neat! I like a lot of these authors.

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  34. what an awesome line up!!! Thanks again for the give away!

    Erin
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  35. Sounds like a lot of excellent stories are in there.

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  36. There are so many awesome authors in this anthology! Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Sounds great. I would love to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  38. Sounds super. Please enter me. :-)
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  40. Thanks for the giveaway! Please count me in!

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  41. Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

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