A great twist in the Sherlock Holmes deal, people! And I have Majanka here for a nice talk (and some TV show advice).
The book is A Study In Shifters by Majanka Verstraete (The Adventures of Marisol Holmes, #1) published a couple of days ago in the Paranormal, Young Adult Genre.
Seventeen-year-old Marisol Holmes may be the great-great-great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes, but it’s hard to live up to the family name when only one mistake can spell your downfall. After trusting the wrong guy in a case gone totally wrong, Marisol convinces the Conclave, an underground organization of detectives solving supernatural cases, to give her a last chance to prove her worth, and maybe even heal her broken heart
After all, as a half-blood jaguar shifter, Marisol is uniquely qualified to solve this murder—and every scrap of evidence points toward the culprit being a fellow jaguar shifter. But is one of her own people involved, or is this all a ploy to kick Marisol’s mother off the shifter throne?
Then Marisol discovers her best friend, Roan, is missing, and maybe the killer’s next target. The stakes just got higher than political intrigue. Just when things couldn’t get worse, Marisol’s ex-boyfriend-turned-nemesis, Mannix, starts leaving sinister clues for her. Marisol fears this case might be far more personal than she could’ve imagined.
It’s time for Marisol to prove her worth, or her people could fall into chaos while her best friend loses his life.
Hi Majanka and thank you for being here! With your writing about shifters, I think it’s a safe bet to say you enjoy a nice “monster” show. So, o what are your favorite TV Series about monsters?
Number 10: iZombie
If you’re fond of zombies, and even if you’re not, then iZombie is still a good option because of its originality. Liv has turned into a zombie. Rather than in most zombie series, this doesn’t make her go crazy… At least, not too crazy. But when she eats a human brain, she gets their memories for a while. It’s convenient for Liv to go work in the morgue, where she has easy access to brains, and where she can use her abilities to help solve crime. This is a fun series with a good sense of humor.
Number 9: The Frankenstein Chronicles
Not that well known I would suppose, but The Frankenstein Chronicles features Sean Bean as a grim police detective tasked to solve an almost impossible case. The story is set in the Victorian era, it’s dark and dreary, and it features monsters – of the supernatural and human variety.
Number 8: Van Helsing
You knew this one was going to be about vampires, right? Well, Van Helsing is a zombie apocalypse series with vampires instead of zombies. And it’s a lot more terrifying than your average zombie apocalypse series, I can tell you that. The series is harsh, it leaves little room for hope or laughter, but it’s an excellent series, and I wholeheartedly recommend it.
Number 7: From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
Did you know that Tarantino’s classics, From Dusk till Dawn, were turned into a TV series? Well, they were, and it’s on Netflix, and you should watch it. Really. The series starts off slow, but then it gets so interesting that you’ll probably end up binge-watching season two. The monsters are very original as well, and the two brothers and their relationship is at the heart of this show.
Number 6: Wynonna Earp
A western horror featuring demon-like creatures who were once killed by Wynonna’s ancestor Wyatt, but who have now returned from the afterlife to torment Wynonna until she kills them. This show doesn’t take itself very seriously, and that’s a good thing. You have to give it a few episodes to grow on you, but then this is one of the most hilarious and fun TV shows out there.
Number 5: The Vampire Diaries
Next to vampires, The Vampire Diaries also features werewolves, witches, ghosts, and lots more. It also features teen love, love triangles, and the occasional cheesy line, but it’s still a great series with a wide range of characters.
Number 4: Supernatural
I’m pretty sure if you think “TV series about Monsters”, there’s a good chance Supernatural will come to mind. That’s because it’s kind of its thing, or at least it was in the first few seasons, with fun “monster-of-the-week” episodes. The core of the story is the relationship between the two brothers, and it’s this relationship that carries the entire show. Definitely worth watching.
Number 3: Penny Dreadful
If you talk monsters, you have no choice but to mention Penny Dreadful. Featuring all “original” monsters, the werewolf, Dracula, demonic possession, ghosts, witches, and more, this is the epitome of all monster shows. Set in the Victorian era, and with stunning performances of all characters, and notably of actress Eva Green, this is a must-see.
Number 2: Lucifer
More about angels and demons than “monsters”, but this is still an amazing series that deserves a spot out there. Lucifer, the devil himself, has returned to earth and opened up a night club. Pretty awesome starting point, right? Then, he finds himself helping a detective solve murders, using his unique abilities… And he slowly falls for said detective. Give this series a try, you won’t be disappointed.
Number 1: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Number 1 is and will always be, for me, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This was the first series that introduced me to monsters, and the first one featuring “the-monster-of-the-week” episodes. Buffy was an example for all young women, including me, and when it was over, I cried, that’s how much I enjoyed this series. I recommend this to everyone, even if you were too young to see Buffy when it originally aired. The special effects might be outdated, but the relationships between the characters, the awesome sense of humor, and the heart-stopping romance all makes it worth it.
Thank you Majanka!
Find out more about the author of the book by following the entire Tour, you can find the schedule here (http://xpressobooktours.com/2018/04/03/tour-sign-up-a-study-in-shifters-by-majanka-verstraete/).
When she’s not writing, Majanka is probably playing World of Warcraft or catching up with the dozens of TV series she’s addicted to.
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