Ushers, Inc.

Vampires, werewolves, and Zombies have always been at the top of the proverbial B-movie food chain so to speak, but in Ushers, Inc. a group of teenagers give Hells finest a reason to be afraid of the dark. Abby, Zach, Tracy, and Cliff go to the same high school, work at the same movie theater, and even live together at the same home. All Abby wants is for Zach to ask her to go to the Fall Formal, but he can’t seem to take a hint about asking her. Not that she really has any extra time with school, work, and taking care of things that chomp and go bump in the night.

After stopping a zombie uprising, the teenagers are hailed as heroes. When the cops don’t know what to do about monsters, Ushers, Inc. does. Everything comes with a price and while they might be heroes to the living, the monsters might just have a plan of their own.

Ushers, Inc. is a quick, but a fun read. Full of witty one-liners and innuendos, Rusty Fischer takes his readers on a “B” rated journey in an “A” rated story. The only con to be found about this book is that it isn’t longer. This story has series potential stamped all over it and hopefully Fischer returns to these characters in the near future.

Book Blurb for Ushers, Inc.

When the streets are full of bloodsuckers, werewolves, zombies and ghouls, where will you turn? The cops don’t know how to stop them, the Army’s pretty much given up and even the Marines are stumped when their bullets and grenades fail to stop the onslaught.

Have no fear, Ushers, Inc. is here! Four high school movie ushers, who collectively have seen over 42,000 hours of B- and C-horror movies know just what to do.

Did you know copper pennies can stop a zombie in its tracks? Abby Cooper, Head Usher, does.

Did you know garlic paste is twice as effective on vampires as garlic cloves? Abby Cooper does.

Did you know werewolves are absolutely petrified of seeing a Hershey’s kiss? Abby Cooper does.

The girls at Cypress Cove High school—especially Rich Witch Mia Hopwood—call Abby an uber-geek; the victims she rescues from zombies, werewolves and vampires just call her one thing: Hero!

But Abby and her fearless crew of movie ushers-slash-superheroes face more than just bloodsuckers and brain-biters. There’s Wyatt Winters, for one; he’s the hot new PR guru Ushers, Inc. has had to hire to handle all their press – and with his smoldering good looks and air of confidence, he’s causing more than just tension between Abby and her old boy-crush—and fellow usher—Zach Nash.

And let’s not forget the monsters, who aren’t too happy about four geeky ushers beating their butts all over creation. Now the League of Associated Undead (LAD) is converging on Cypress Cove, determined to stop Ushers, Inc. once and for all.

When it’s the monsters versus the monster hunters, who you gonna call?

Ushers, Inc., that’s who!

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2012 4.50