E–book/E–pub [Drawing Dead Faolan OConnor Book 1] ´ Brian McKinley
E–book/E–pub Drawing Dead Faolan OConnor Book 1 ´ Brian McKinley
Earned him the name Lucky and Luciano is ready to repay the avourBut Faolan has a secret He s What She Saw / Operation Reunion far than he appears to be He s wily and wary Fox might have been a better nickname than Wolf And he isn t uite human any The Vampyr as they are known exist as an underworld beneath the criminal underworld controlling thingsrom the deepest shadows and those of New York are currently at war with Vampyr of other cities It is a part of this world that Faolan now belongs thanks to Darcy Killian uestion is can Faolan survive this The Moretti Marriage far brutal arena and protect the city he calls homeThis era in history this time and placeascinates me I have a particular interest in these Mafia men of New York especially Charlie Lucky Luciano In The Dark Duke fact I have an entire shelf of books devoted to this man who in many ways civilised a brutal subculture While most of these people were mentioned only briefly they and the historical era are what drew me to the book in theirst place While you don t get to see many of the historical Mafia players of the time Arnold Rothstein Lucky s mentor plays a very big roleNow I m not a big vampire A Measure Of Love (Kincaid Trilogy fan Ieel it s been overused especially after the Starting Over on Blackberry Lane (Life in Icicle Falls fiasco that is Twilight Sorry vampires are not supposed to sparkle McKinley has chosen a rarer variation on the vampire theme They aren t technically dead They do need blood to survive and don t really need to eat They are strongeraster resilient Short of the head or heart being taken out they can heal just about anything and uickly tooDrawing Dead is a wonderfully weird blend of urban The Soul Of A Thief fantasy and the mafiamobster novel subset of histic Paranormal Mafia How could I resist It s a gritty action story but it contains layers of psychological growth and transformation I loved how Faolan himself grew and changed learning to trust however grudgingly As someone with trust issues I Claiming His Desert Princess (Hot Arabian Nights found it easy to sympathise Well written and researched with an engaging pace it was easy to slip into the story and walk with Faolan If you enjoy the shows and books of the worlds of X Files Grimm and Supernatural or if you like me have a love of this particular time in America take a peek at McKinley s Drawing DeadThis book wasirst read Secret Baby, Surprise Parents for Reader s Favourite in 2016 and rereador the Love Books Tour Many thanks to Reader s Favourite Love Books Tours and the author Mystify (Mystyx, for providing an egalley in exchangeor a The New Baby fair and honest review If vampires weren t evil enough we now have a new type of vampire the gangster vampire Faolan was a cruel gangster As a vampire he will now be able to take violence to the extreme Butor some unknown reason his conscience kicks in His new Wild Streak friends also teach him to deal with people differently Was he becoming human Along with hisriends they attempt to destroy the cruel vampire. Yond anything he’s ever imagined Driven by ambition and guilt Faolan P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, fights his way up the ranks in a battle to justify his sins with success He’s learned the hard way that relationships are vulnerabilities andriends are just enemies in disguise but he also knows that he can’t conuer a city alone Aided by an emotion.
Drawing Dead by Brian McKinley was a good read When Faolan O Connor dies he Say Youll Stay And Marry Me finds out that there is life after death Faolan is a mobster whoinds out that vampire s do exist after he died I enjoyed reading this uniue take on vampire stories Review of Audio Format For Love of New YorkFaolan O Connor knows how to kill When he is offered immortality by Killian he doesn t know that he will kill as a vampire than he ever did as a mobster Although Faolan is known Rafaellos Mistress for killing his own bosses when there is a need it is uickly established that he has a real love of his hometown and a deep seated need toind loyal companions who will love him The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, for who he is and notor what he can do Rascal for him This awakening to his emotions sets Faolan up to play a long poker game where the stakes are high and losing most likely means deathI enjoyed this listen and thought the narration was great Faolan is a complicated man and an even complicated vampire The voice Brian Rollins used belied this complexity because he used a Bronx or ueens accent and this made him sound not that bright at times but once you get a glimpse into his inner thoughts you know he is a bright light in Killian s army I listened on 15 speedI received this audiobookor Another Day of Life free through Audiobook Boom in exchangeor an honest review I m not a vampire person but I thoroughly enjoyed Brian McKinley s Drawing Dead A superb mashup of 1930s New York gangsters and bloodthirsty vampires Drawing Dead takes an otherwise well worn horror trope in a refreshing new direction A risky bet to be sure but McKinley goes all in and delivers a big payout The novel What Would You Like? follows vampire goodfella Faolan O Connor as he rises through the ranks of New York s crime network toward his ultimate goal of ruling the Big Apple and her vast vampire empire O Connor makes allies and enemies along the way and encounters vividigures both imagined and historical Of particular note is McKinley s treatment of real life New York mobster Arnold Rothstein His version is so well developed and three dimensional that visions of Michael Stuhlbarg s portrayal of Rothstein in Boardwalk Empire continually come to mind McKinley s novel is a refreshing engrossing read that should be enjoyed like a strong drink best taken straight in a private nightclub with your most trusted mugs at your table I drained Drawing Dead to the dregs and with definitely be back Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, for Drawing Dead by Brian McKinley is set in 1930s New York a time when the Mafia ruled supreme in the area Weirst meet Faolan O Connor a hitman known as the Wolf as he is preparing to go out on a job to take out Dutch Schultz Faolan himself is also marked Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, for death this night and he knows it He happens to have been one of those responsibleor Charlie Luciano s brush with death that. The average mobster dies as they live Faolan O'Connor however Friend Foe finds new life after he dies Faolan O’Connor spent his life killingor men like Legs Diamond and Lucky Luciano and now it’s his turn to ace the music But when vampire Darcy Killian offers him immortality Faolan enters a world of violence wealth and power be.
Villian Will he go back to his old ways or deal with it in a humane way So many possibilities I love a book that makes you think Enjoy Faolan O Connor grew up in New York City and joined the mob at an early age He worked as a hired killer in order to get power respect and money but little by little it destroyed his amily and everything he loved One Grassroots Innovation fateful night in 1935 he goes out to perform his last hit hoping to die in the process What he gets instead is immortalityrom a vampire and the boss of New York Darcy Killian Faolan s whole world changes but not how you think it wouldFaolan already led a life of violence and destruction but as a vampire his eelings start to change He wants power but he wants to help his city too The only way he can do that is by taking down the boss of New York Killian He may have a lot of enemies but he makes a lot of riends on the way if he plays his cards right he may get redemption and the power he desiresDrawing Dead by Brian McKinley is a novel about vampire mobsters set during The Great Depression in New York City Just the way this novel Architecture and Utopia feels when you start reading hooked me right away The Way Brian describes the surroundings and the characters showed that he really did his homework on what life was like in organized crime and in the Depression When you read this book youeel like you are right there with the characters and you know them personallyIt s hard to pick out my Perfect Cities favorite scenes in this book since there were so many The one I loved was after Faolan wins a promotionrom his boss he decides to return to his mother s home because he Prometheus Wired feels the need to reconcile with all of the evil and destruction he has caused in the past When he gets there heinds that his mother has passed and there are suatters living in his boyhood home At this point he has to decide to let his vampire instincts kick in and kill the amily or have mercy on them What he does is a total surprise and shows how Faolan is evolving as a character Another part that really stands out is a scene where a vampire named Frank shows that he is not the evil monster that we think he is but if you ind out his secret it could be the last secret you ever Special Topics in Calamity Physics find outThere is also a great scene where Killian shows Faolan what he has plannedor the 1939 New York World s Fair Killian s vision sounds like it s a step in the direction of what America is like in the present day with small businesses becoming a thing of the past and corporations running everything As Faolan is hearing this he is thinking that he doesn t like this New York of the Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks future and loves his city the way it is While reading this Iound myself wondering how Faolan would change as a character when he reaches the present day Since he is a vampire he would still. Ally crippled genius and a warm hearted call girl Faolan builds a loyal crew with which to challenge the tyrannical Killian’s rule However will this re awakened humanity prove a Scenes from a Revolution fatallaw or his ace in the hole With his life and the uture of the city he loves at stake can Faolan play his cards right or is he drawing dea.