Darla Onomatopoeia is an amateur Grave Dancer, one of the few people in Manhattan who still practices the ancient, misty art. But unlike her mother, who once made a cemetery of Civil War veterans come to life and do the cha cha, Darla can barely raise her recently deceased grandmother long enough to teach the old bitty to line dance. And with the 3,000th Annual Grave Dance Competition coming in two months, she’s desperate to spruce up her skills to show all her Grave Dancing friends that she’s not a loser after all…
Enter Alex Craft, dance instructor extraordinaire. Having out-danced the Grave Witch of Brooklyn, Alex might be the only one who can turn Darla into an effective Grave Dancer. A half-immortal, half-fae wererabbit, Alex has the skills and determination Darla needs to teach the dead how to dance the “Thriller,” which hasn’t been done…ever. But Darla has another problem: an unexpected sexual tension between her and Alex. Can she resist Alex’s misogynistic charm and rustic good looks? Or will she let her baser instincts take over and sweep her wererabbit dance instructor off his furry little feet?
Grave Dance is a dark tome which hides a great deal of its world in misty obscurity. Price has created a remarkable piece of curvaceous eye-candy here, cleverly placing character traits at just right angle to direct the reader’s attention to the truly interesting aspects of Darla’s character. But she has also attempted to hide Darla’s past in a shroud, leaving a great deal to be discovered by the reader in future books.
One of the interesting aspects of the book is the fact that it is actually set on an alternate Earth. Many readers may find [Read more…]