Wednesday, October 23, 2013

DIRT NAP (A Marnie Baranuik Files Short Story) By AJ Aalto: Review

Title: DIRT NAP (A MARNIE BARANUIK “Between the Files” Story)
Author: AJ Aalto
Published by: Booktrope
Pub Date: October 19, 2013
Source: ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

Jail probably would have been a better place to spend a Thursday afternoon, but when a preternatural expert is needed, there's no one else who can fill Marnie Baranuik's Keds. Beset by a rampaging stone monster and a furious quarry owner, trapped between a rock and a hard-ass, Marnie faces her biggest challenge yet, and discovers once and for all if size really does matter.

Well, there’s really not much to say about DIRT NAP other than, AJ and Marnie freakin’ rock! No really, Marnie literally “rocks” in this story. And you know who else rocks... Kill-Notch! His body rocks of course, but he’s right alongside of Marnie getting his rocks off. (I know that one was pretty cheesy. But in the Marnie spirit, it’s pretty on course.)

I really didn’t expect anything less between the virtual covers of DIRT NAP than crazy humor and wit punctuated with Marnie’s trademark colorful vocabulary. And boy do I love her vocabulary. So many words that will never find their way into a dictionary. Not to mention the fact that Marnie is absolutely kick-ass! As usual, she has a plan to tackle this rock monster. (The actual rock monster, not Kill-Notch. Still no plan on that one although I might make some suggestions to AJ.) Ahem, moving on.

If you haven’t read any of The Marnie Baranuik Files books yet, you could certainly start with this little gem of a story. There are no serious spoilers and you don’t really have to know Marnie’s background to enjoy it. Although, I always recommend the entire series, because Marnie is, as I said before, kick-ass! You will never be bored with a Marnie book. More info on those below. But for now, you grab DIRT NAP for just 99 little rocks (pennies for those literal people) on Amazon & B&N. Links below. And if my little rant above doesn’t sell you on this one, just shoot me an email and we’ll talk some more. I love me some AJ and Marnie, and I have to say I was so very excited that Kill-Notch was along for the ride this time. (I have a serious soft spot for the hard-edged man.) Ok, I’ll wrap up here...

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About the Author:
AJ Aalto is the author of Touched, first in the paranormal mystery series The Marnie Baranuik Files. Aalto is an unrepentant liar and a writer of blathering nonsense offset by factual gore. When not working on her novels, you can find her singing old Monty Python songs in the shower, eavesdropping on perfect strangers, stalking her eye doctor, or failing at one of her many fruitless hobbies. Generally a fan of anyone with a passion for the ridiculous, she has a particular weak spot for smug pseudo-intellectuals and narcissistic jerks; readers will find her work littered with dark, imperfect creatures, flawed monsters and oodles of snark. Touched is available for Kindle or Nook.
AJ cannot say no to a Snickers bar, and has been known to swallow her gum.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks Britney! #YouRock hehe get it? Rock :-)