2 Reviews: Hotter than Hell & The Disciple by Jemma Chase

Hotter Than Hell
Genre: Paranormal romance/mystery Noir
Pages: 14, ebook
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Published: Oct 13, 2011
Source: For review

It’s summertime in Phoenix, Arizona, meaning it’s hotter than hell. So when Ruby Prince walks into the Private Investigator Nicholas Masters’ offices bundled up like she’s in Nome, Alaska, Nick thinks she’s crazy. But what Ruby wants is to find someplace truly hotter than Hell, and what Nick discovers changes his life…forever.
My thoughts:
A really short story that worked well as it was. 
A private eye meets a woman who wants a place hotter than hell. And he tries to find it while falling for her. A paranormal romance that got a happy ending, and a story that kind of made me curious about her parents met too. Maybe the same way these two did 🙂 
I really can’t say much, because 14 pages! But for 14 pages it was good, and worth reading.
The Disciple

Genre: Sci-fi/Historical/UF/
Pages: 49, ebook
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Published: Nov 2, 2011
Source: For review


In the mid-24th century the vampire threat is so terrible that humanity is on the run and their numbers are dwindling. The only ones willing and able to fight the vampire plague are those in The Order. 


In addition to creating specialized vampire-killing weapons, The Order has protected all the world’s leading scientists. They’re rewarded with the ultimate breakthrough: time travel. But there’s a catch — if you return to your present time, your mind doesn’t come home with you. 


Now a select team will be sent back to the Middle Ages, to stop the vampire threat before it can spread. They’re the best vampire slayers of their day and age, but once they go a thousand years into the past they’re strangers in a strange old land. Their perfect weapons aren’t working right, their numbers are too small, and the vampires seem to know who they are. It will take the ultimate leap of faith for the team to have a chance to complete their mission — and survive.

My thoughts:
I liked this story, but I kind of do wish it had been longer, because of the fact that it was good. It has so much going for it.

Vampires has taken over the world, I do like wicked evil vamps, and a group is sent back in time to take them out, well try to. The story is short so it happens fast. They come, they fight, they die, and the source is found. Something that sure would have made a good series. But I must be happy with this short story.

The end, well there is a happy ending, but the big question is there. Did the world change? We do not know and I want to. I guess I will go and say yes, things changed, but evil me says no way 😉

When it comes down to it, a good short story.

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24 thoughts on “2 Reviews: Hotter than Hell & The Disciple by Jemma Chase

  1. Missie says:

    oooh! Vampires take over the world. I'd like to live in that world…as a vampire, not the food. heheheI probably would have wished for the story to be longer too!

  2. paperbackdaydreamer.com says:

    I've heard a few other people talk about Hotter than Hell. I can't believe that it's 14 pages but it sounds so good…hum. The Disciple sounds very interesting…bad vamps that take over the world. Yep, I might need to check both of these out.

  3. Jenny says:

    It's always disappointing for me to read a short story I think is really well done because I ultimately want more time in that world but I get kicked out instead:( I like the happy ending though!

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    BuckyThe first one, so short! I did not know that either, but at least the other one was longer :)ChrisYes, I borrowed a reader ;)Ana*sobs* So trueAurianLol, you might have a point there

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    MissieFood source, eh, no thanks, but as a vamp..no pass. No good alternatives. Those evil vamps.DeannaIt could have been longer, but it is a short story and meant to be. Still it sure had potentialJennyThen again longer books can make me want more too so I guess we are never happy 😉

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    CaroleTrue, if I coudl choose I woudl always pick a book over a short story. But sometimes it's nice with short onesStaciIt was great cos I was in a hurry and wanted something to readTeddyI only started reading them when i borrowed an e-reader, there they workYvonnevery short, but it worksStephIt's a time for everything ;)VivWell the cover works with the end of the book

  7. naida says:

    Hotter Than Hell sounds like an interesting short story as does The Disciple. If you wished it was a longer story, that does mean it was good 🙂

  8. Simcha says:

    I've found that I seem to enjoy UF and PNR more as short stories then full-length novels so maybe I'll give these stories a try. They sound like fun.

  9. Blodeuedd says:

    Simchareally? Aha, well then it might just work well for you :)CherryI will sure always like those longer stories, because in the end they got more to offer me'

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