Book Review: Dead and Kicking by Lisa Emme

lisaemme_deadandkicking_ebook_finalTitle: Dead and Kicking
Author: Lisa Emme
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

What’s a girl to do when her date is D.O.A?

Angharad ‘Harry’ Russo is just your ordinary twenty-something, with one exception – she’s a witch with an out of the ordinary gift. When her blind date goes sideways and she ends up face to face with a dead body, her life starts to go sideways too.

Harry soon finds herself right in the middle of the mayhem, dealing with Cian Nash, a homicide detective that is as aggravating as he is sexy; the biggest, baddest vampire in town; and a parcel of pesky zombies that keep popping up everywhere. It’s all connected to her date’s unfortunate demise, or is there more to it than meets the eye?

In Dead and Kicking, we meet with ‘Harry’ Russo, our main character who is a witch with an extraordinary gift. When her grandmother sets her up on a blind date, the date goes sideways and she ends up face to face with a corpse and a spirit focused on letting her solve his murder.

This brings Harry square in the middle of mayhem: she has to deal with a sexy homicide detective, a wicked but powerful vampire, and zombies. Is it all connected to the murder, or is something else going on?

All the characters are fleshed out, especially Harry and Nash (the homicide detective), but the secondary cast too. The plot is fast-paced and never slowed down; there was always something happening and I just couldn’t stop reading. Harry was simply amazing. She had all the right ingredients for a protagonist, intelligent, clever and determined, and funny too.

If you enjoy urban fantasy, I highly recommend this book.


  1. Thanks for hosting me on my tour! So glad to hear you enjoyed Harry and the gang.


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