Jordan Castillo Price

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Unter den Lebenden (PsyCop 1)

Unter den Lebenden (PsyCop 1)

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Erschienen am 18.11.2014
Among the Living (PsyCop Book 1)

Among the Living (PsyCop Book 1)

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Erschienen am 18.10.2009
Hemovore

Hemovore

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Erschienen am 24.01.2017
Ghostv: A Psycop Novel

Ghostv: A Psycop Novel

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Erschienen am 28.04.2011
Spook Squad

Spook Squad

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Erschienen am 30.08.2013
Psy Cop: Partners

Psy Cop: Partners

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Erschienen am 12.09.2008

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Rezension zu "Among the Living (PsyCop Book 1)" von Jordan Castillo Price

Unsympathetic MC, but interesting world and case.
Sakukovor 10 Monaten

Victor Bayne is a psychic policeman who can see ghosts. His non-psychic  partner (called a "stiff") retires and he gets a new partner and a new case. Someone is killing gay men after sleeping with them and arranges the bodies with mirror shards. He has to work closely with Jacob Marks from the sex crimes unit, with whom he happens to start an affair.

I have to admit, I wasn't too keen to try this series, but the book was free, and it's a kind of classic for the genre, so I thought I'd give it a try.

I actually did enjoy the book well enough. The world-building seems pretty interesting, though it's a bit darker than I usually prefer, but not too dark in the actual descriptions, so it's fine. I'm just missing a bit more of explanation. There's not a lot of background information, no details, but I hope that will be expanded on later in the series.
I did like the case, I thought it was pretty interesting, even though in the end there really was no explanation, nothing. No how, no why, no wtf.

I just thought the romance part fell really flat. I wouldn't really call it a romance. There's a few sex scenes, which I though where not all that well written. Especially the last one felt a bit... anatomically impossible. I mean, one hand at his dick, one in his ass, all the while balancing over the guy and rubbing you dick on his butt. How? When I read sex scenes and I start to wonder where all the parts fit together, it usually means I'm not all that captivated.
But there is no real dialog between the MCs, I didn't get any feeling more serious than a bit of infatuation.

Also, I really did not like the narrator, Vic. For once, he seems addicted to the Auracel, which doesn't endear him to me, though I could forgive it, considering his talent, but he seems very careless. Driving while under the influence is not a good idea.
He just seems a lot younger than he is, in general. I don't think the book gives his age, but he has to be more than 30, he just reads like maybe 20. He has no self-esteem, he's sloppy, careless, disorganized, maudlin. He just feels like a hot mess. And I don't necessarily hate characters like that, but I simply can't find any redeeming qualities about him. He's entirely unsympathetic.
I liked Marks a bit better, once I got over the fact that he basically just jumped Vic the first(?) time they met. But he seems to genuinely care for Vic and even if he's a Psy-Fanboy, he seems to be nice enough about it.

All in all it was certainly entertaining, I just hope the narrator manages to shape up, then I might grow to like the series.

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Rezension zu "Hemovore" von Jordan Castillo Price

Vampire actionmovie with little romance
Sakukovor einem Jahr

In a world, where vampirism is simply a (very deadly and very contagious) disease.
Mark (V-) works as an assistant for the Hungarian vampire artist Jonathan. He procures his blood, runs errands, sells his pictures (entirely black for a humans unrefined eyes). He also had a crush on him forever, but for the high contagion of the virus can't even tough him, or anything he touched, without gloves.
But then suddenly Jonathans apartment it broken into, a few people killed and Jonathan and Mark are made out to be the villains. Apparently a man from Jonathans past has found him and is quite displeased with him. They have to go flee and go into hiding, easier said than done without money and a killer on the loose posing as Jonathan.

I'm pretty disappointed in the book. It is not at all what I imagined reading the blurb.

I like the idea of half-way realistic take on vampires as a disease and I liked the start about all the logistics: Getting blood, commercial products catering to the infected, Jonathans art that only vampires can see. That was pretty interesting and I would have loved to see more of that.

But after a short while it just degenerated into a pretty stereotypical "hunted by the villain and the police" kind of action film scenario. I thought it was a bit confused too, since they kept going back and forth without much plan and in the end it felt a lot of the flight was essentially entirely pointless. Actually, there are a lot of very stereotypical plot-points in there, that just grated on my nerves.

The romance was basically nonexistent. If both of them had just been friends, the whole plot would not really have missed much at all. At first there was nothing but Marks attraction, then they had been madly in love for years. No real transition, but not much thought given to any of it, not much said either.
I've said it before, I like the falling in love phase or the building a relationship phase in romance books, and again, there is nothing of that in here.

In the end I felt bad that the book deceived me into thinking it would be a more classy take on vampire romance, because it is not, not at all. It's well written and not boring, but that's really the best I can say about it.

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Rezension zu "Der Auskreuzer: Ein Kurzroman aus der PsyCop-Reihe" von Jordan Castillo Price

Teil 2 des sexy schwulen Psycops
pengiberlinvor 4 Jahren


Teil 2 der Geschichte um den Cop, der die Toten sehen kann, und seinen Freund Jacob.

Die Geisteraktivitäten nehmen zu und Victor verzweifelt langsam daran.  Seinen neuen Kollegen findet er geil, was ihn auch sehr verunsichert. Dann bekommt er auch noch eine neue Ärztin, die ihm eine schlechte Mitteilung macht. Und er trifft auf Jacobs Ex.
Viele Veränderungen auf einmal.

Und nun beginnt er auch noch, Jacob im Schlaf zu verletzen. Und Lisa als einzige Hilfe ist nicht erreichbar, hinterlässt ihm aber für ihn dubios wirkende Warnungen.

Ebenso spannend wie Teil 1 - bis zum Schluss - und genauso gut übersetzt.
Diese Reihe in ihrer Mischung aus Romanze, Krimi, Thriller, SciFi und Fantasy ist etwas Neues in diesem Genre und macht einfach Spaß. Die Sexszenen sind wohldosiert und geschmackvoll beschrieben.

Ich freue mich auf die nächsten Folgen. 

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