How to Get Arrested (The Starsboro Chronicles Season 1 Episode 1)
Cameron J Quinn
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Zurik D'Vordi finds himself in the back of Starsboro Police cruisers almost as often as he finds himself in a new woman's bed.
Saving the world from things it doesn't want to believe exist, tends to get him on the police's short list.
Not surprisingly, when co-eds start disappearing, bad-boy Zurik finds himself Detective Jennifer Morgan's number one suspect. Trouble is, he's the only one who can track the monsters who took the young women. If Morgan doesn't start believing him, and fast, she could have multiple murders on her hands.
The Starsboro Chronicles are the perfect combination of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Law and Order: SVU. A new novelette in the series is released each month.
I had a great time reading this story. It's fast paced and fun! The sexual tension between the two main characters keeps you turning the pages. If you don't have a lot of time to read a long book this one is perfect! I can't wait for the next one to come out!
Blown Away By the Realism in this World
Demon fighting brothers Zurik and Trent D'vordi are the main characters in How to Get Arrested. They've lived half-in the mystical worlds that surround our own, and half-out for much of their adult lives. They have hunting monsters down to a science. Everything changes, however, when Zurik's caught on camera killing a group of the Fey -- handsome, fanged, male creatures that kidnap young women. Enter Detective Jennifer Morgan, a tough, savvy young cop at Starsboro P. D. Now Zurik is forced to try and save the girls without being framed for murder, or the kidnappings themselves.
This series took me by surprise. I'm only just starting to get into urban fantasy, and I was blown away by the realism in this world. At first I was a bit confused by the length of the book -- it's only about 68 pages in paperback. Then I realized Ms. Quinn is releasing them as episodes, like in a TV series, and a new episode comes out each month. This is such a unique format and so far I'm impressed. There were a few moments where I wanted more world-building, more description, but I hope to see more of these things as the season progresses.
Ms. Quinn's writing is quick and fun, and I could really get to know her characters though her style and immersion in their minds. The plot of this episode was clever and dark. There was just enough tension to leave me curious about the rest of the series. There is a good balance of what might become over-arching plotlines for the "season" as well more simple single-episode stories. I'm a huge X-files and Buffy fan, and How to Get Arrested is right up that alley. I look forward to the next episode
- Category: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
- Published: Jan 16, 2016
- Publisher: Cameron J Quinn
- Seller: Smashwords
- Print Length: 71 Pages
- Language: English