Crazy in the Blood

Latter-Day Olympians, #2

When I first started reading Crazy in the Blood, to be totally honest, I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy the novel as much as I have. It is one of those fantastic novels that starts fast and never slows down, and brings in myriad crazy and loveable characters. As this is the second novel in a series, it can easily stand on its own, as I have not read the first novel. It has more than enough laugh out loud moments, and plentiful nervous moments that had me gnawing my fingernails. This is a novel that anyone seeking a terrifically fun novel will enjoy, and just quirky enough that it will attract lots of other readers as well.

Tori Karacis belongs to one crazy family. Tori and her uncle Christos form their own private investigation team, and when Uncle Christos goes missing and Tori gets a frantic call from a detective searching for her missing daughter, Tori knows that things are definitely not adding up. When the investigation leads her to the cult known as the Back to Earth movement, all hell will literally break loose in the mad-dash craziness of this novel. Toss in a few cranky Grecian deities, a gorgeous detective boyfriend, a model worthy best friend, a diva of an office assistant and two determined federal agents, and you have one heck of a rollicking good read.

Book Blurb for Crazy in the Blood

Hell on Earth. It’s not just an expression anymore.

It’s an ill wind that carries bad news, and Tori’s just had a double load of it blow through her door.

Just a few weeks after she prevented some rogue gods from blowing L.A. into the ocean, more dead bodies are turning up near the leftover crater. Bodies that have been shredded by something too big to be…shall we say, of this world? Worse, Uncle Christos has disappeared after stumbling onto a deadly cult masquerading as the Back to Earth movement.

The connection: Dionysus. Yes, that Dionysus. He’s resurrected his bloody fertility rite, complete with frenzied female groupies who tear men limb from limb. And he’s lured Demeter, goddess of the harvest, over to his side by finding a way to get her daughter away from Hades for good.

Predictably, Hades isn’t about to let her go without a fight. Unless Tori finds a way to bring her back, he’ll abandon the gates of Tartarus. At which time all hell will, literally, break loose.

Between saving the world, the woman, the cultists and her crazy uncle, Tori’s giving up on getting to the beach before all the good spots are taken.

Warning: The wine country is going through a heat wave of epic proportions, and it's not all about the weather. Beware steamy gods with seduction on their minds or brimstone in their blood.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2012 4.00