This is one book you can judge by its cover. There is no false advertising when it comes to Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck. You get lots of both. The big intimidating guy holding a big-ass gun and crosses, standing before a backdrop of lightning, fog, and the moon on the cover?—Yeah, that’s definitely the narrator, our hero, Deacon Chalk. And Faith Hunter blurbed it rightly when she says that he kicks monster ass. This book oozes testosterone and gun residue.
That said, it’s also a spiffy read.
Deacon Chalk became an occult bounty hunter after his family was killed by a monster. After being led into a vampire trap, Deacon seeks the one who orchestrated it, but he may be in for more than he bargained for as he goes up against ancient vampires and some unique were-creatures.
This book contains a lot of fighting, and action, and descriptions of guns. Nothing too out of the ordinary there, but the part that really fascinates me is Tuck’s brilliant vampire origin story. Deeply rooted in Christianity and the crucifixion, it’s probably my favorite vampire creation of all time. I won’t give it away here, so I encourage you to go read it for yourself.
Blood and Bullets is the first book in the Deacon Chalk Occult Bounty Hunter series.