Thursday, September 13, 2012

Necropolis Blog Tour

The Night Beat by Gini Koch

Welcome to the September 13th stop of The Necropolis Blog Tour, I'm very glad to be a part of this tour and I highly recommend this book too as you can see from my review

Gini Koch says,
"Thanks for stopping by on the Necropolis Enforcement Blog Tour of 2012! If you haven?t read the first chapter of The Night Beat, hit Deathless Prose over at my website ( and check it out. Then, hit each stop along the way to get more of the story. Missed a stop? Check the website for the Tour Page and get caught up.

And don't forget to get entered to win a copy of The Night Beat at EVERY blog tour stop along the way! Plus, follow the Tour 'til the end and get entered for a mega-prize! So, grab your badge -- it's time to join Necropolis Enforcement!"

Blurb for The Night Beat:
The majority of Prosaic City’s residents don’t know that their town exists on top of another place -- Necropolis, City of the Undead. For the most part, the two planes of existence manage to remain separate. And when they don’t, Necropolis Enforcement has beings in place to ensure the general human population remains blithely clueless.

Victoria Wolfe is more than just a policewoman. She’s an undercover werewolf assigned by Necropolis Enforcement to work Prosaic City Police’s Night Beat. Victoria’s comfortable working the shift where all the weird comes out to play, especially since her partner is also her perfect man. Or would be, if Victoria could ever work up the nerve to tell him she isn’t like other girls.

It’s hard enough being a werewolf in disguise, but when a creature from the Depths of Hell shows up in an alley preferred by junkies, bums, and hookers, it’s going to take more than just Victoria’s special gun and werewolf skills to subdue the ancient Sumerian demon. Especially when the demon is merely the start of what appears to be a major takeover attempt by the Prince of Darkness.

Soon all of Necropolis Enforcement’s Undead Brigade is involved in the fight to stop the Prince’s Major Minions from taking over Prosaic City and the rest of the human plane. But it’s Victoria who has to face the Adversary and figure out what intricate plan Lucifer has up his wings before everyone she cares about is destroyed.
 In other words, it’s just another day on the Night Beat.

Excerpt from The Night Beat by Gini Koch:

Slimy tried to shake me off, big time, but I clamped my jaws harder. Supposedly pit bulls have locking jaws, but they’re Chihuahuas by comparison to a werewolf. If I didn’t want off, I wasn’t going off.
Of course, after being slammed against all three walls of the alley a few times, I was considering the benefits of letting go. The thing was, Slimy was moving towards the street. And a loose slime monster was bad enough, but a loose ancient Sumerian demon crossed with a slime monster was the definition of Foreshadow of the Apocalypse.
My particular tentacle flipped low and I caught that there were at least twenty Dirt Corps members clinging to this thing’s lower half. As I was whipped around, I saw Monty slamming his hands into whatever parts of Slimy he could hit. Considering the fact that liches are stronger than vampires, this should have done something. But Slimy just did his version of a Santa Claus impersonation and shook like a bowlful of jelly.
Ken noticed we were having a little trouble and joined the fray. This was good in that he was the most powerful vamp on the scene, so he could probably do the most damage. It was bad, however, because Ken lost concentration for some reason, and Jack came out of that happy “it’s all good” vamp stupor and took a good look around.
I moved out of werewolf form and into wolf, in the hopes I’d look more normal, so to speak. I also managed to catch hold and dig my claws in so I wasn’t flailing around like Slimy was using me for fly-fishing bait. So I had a good view of Jack.
He was a cop on Prosaic City’s Night Beat. They only took the best, and the ones who could handle the more-than-weird. Even so, he was a human and one of the things those of us in Necropolis Enforcement swore to -- aside from the standard protect and serve stuff -- was that we’d do our best to never let the humans know this wasn’t really their city.
Now Jack was staring at pretty much every undead known to man and a couple man didn’t really know about. All we were missing was a zombie to cover every trope -- the mummies were already there, being dragged along by Slimy -- and the minute H.P. arrived, that was going to be covered, too.
As I tried to figure out which was going to be worse -- Slimy stomping around using my city as a midnight buffet or Jack having to have a serious memory wipe -- he reached into the sedan. And pulled out our riot gun, which was a lot more like a bazooka, and aimed.
“All of you, let go on three!” I knew that tone of voice. It was the one Jack used that told all listeners he was the man in charge.
“Is he serious?” Amanda asked me.
“He seems serious,” Maurice offered.
“He means it!” I shouted. “Everybody, do it!”

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About the Author:  
"Gini Koch lives in Hell’s Orientation Area (aka Phoenix, AZ), works her butt off (sadly, not literally) by day, and writes by night with the rest of the beautiful people. She writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series for Musa Publishing. As G.J. Koch she writes the Alexander Outland series for Night Shade Books. She also writes under a variety of other pen names (including Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Koch), listens to rock music 24/7, and is a proud comics geek-girl willing to discuss at any time why Wolverine is the best superhero ever (even if Deadpool does get all the best lines). She speaks frequently on what it takes to become a successful author and other aspects of writing and the publishing business. She can be reached through her website at"

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  1. I'd want to be a Bengal Tiger shifter. So strong and pretty too ;). Great excerpt. Thank you.


  2. Thanks for a great post!!! I love Gini's books :) Grr... haiku's are not my strong point but I tried!!! Ummm... Victoria already picked the best one so I'd have to say a cougar :)

  3. ummm... a mermaid! maybe? cause they can swim awesome and breathe underwater! (I can't swim...:P)
    jesse (dot) ivanoff (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. so... it's me again. XD I failed at entering my haiku (Something about hitting the wrong button at the wrong time..;) so here it is!
    It's gonna eat me
    don't want to die by monster
    I'll eat it instead!

  5. A night mare, because they have wicked imaginations that are put to excellent use, as well as a mean bite and kick!

    Excuse me, kind sir,
    I don't need rescuing, but
    My beast needs a walk.

  6. Hmmm, I think today the creature I'd want to be....well, I've always loved the magic in and of a dragon. But after being reminded last night of Pegasus, and unicorns...That is a tough pick. To fly to sky and be a rarity, I might have to go with Pegasus today. :)

    Thank you


  7. I hate that I missed this one, too....

    1. Sorry Batman, but there are still other chances to win just check out gini's site:

  8. I know I'm late but I'm just following the tour.


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