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Review: DPR: Miami, Episode 1: Bloodlines by Allyson Gottlieb and Kassandra Kush

Review: DPR: Miami, Episode 1: Bloodlines by Allyson Gottlieb and Kassandra KushEpisode 1: Bloodlines by Allyson Gottlieb, Kassandra Kush
Series: DPR: Miami #1
Published by Athena Press on August 18th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 103
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In glittering Miami, vampires run the nightclubs of South Beach, werewolves roam the streets of Little Havana, and every day, crooked paranormals break the law in ways that would be unsolvable or even undetectable by ordinary police. Solving these crimes falls on the shoulders of a secret branch of the criminal justice system known as the Department of Paranormal Regulation.


Episode 1: Erica Campbell comes from a long line of DPR investigators, and now that she’s finally joined their ranks, she’s eager to prove herself worthy of the expectations that surround her name. Quinn Walker just wants to keep her head down and escape the stigma of her past. Their partnership is tumultuous at best, but when a routine domestic violence incident turns into a web of blood, money, and lies, Quinn and Erica will have to put aside their differences in order to solve the case. And along the way, they might just learn how to get along after all.

Thank you to Allyson Gottlieb for providing me with a free e-copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

What a fun read this was! This was like Castle meets Law & Order meets Lucifer. The paranormal element is a great concept.

I loved how the main characters didn’t effortlessly mesh with one another, they have growing pains and prejudices against one another as new partners. They’re also dealing with their own issues, which in total makes them well-developed characters. The side characters are slightly less developed, but being a first book (and the fact that they are side characters), this is completely expected, but it totally keeps me intrigued, and I hope to see more of them in future books.

This was a great start to the series and introduction to the characters and types of situations you’ll see them in later on. I was hooked from the beginning and remained engaged with the book through its conclusion. The pacing is great, and the story felt complete.

You can definitely say that I am hooked on this series. I look forward to reading more!