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Along Came a Spider (Transplanted Tales)

by Kate SeRine

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I loved this book. I was another one of those that didn't realize this was book 3 in the series, but I still really liked it. The characters were so much fun! I think I was practically grinning through the whole book. Picture the TV shows Once and Grimm mixed together and you would be getting close to the right path of this book. I do recommend starting from book 1 because there will be a few things that will leave you wondering what is going on otherwise. I have just started book 1 myself and plan to devour the whole series! If they are as good as this one then I am definitely hooked! Definitely a book you'll want to read, then you will want to tell your friends to read it. I received and ARC from NetGalley for an honest review. ( )
  hcollins | Aug 3, 2013 |
The story opens with a prologue in which Little Miss Muffet, aka Beatrice or Tish for short, is happily playing with a friend on the floor of her family home in the land of Make Believe. The next moment, Tish has been snatched from that scene and thrown into a new land, The Here And Now. She is greeted by a rakish stranger, Little Boy Blue, aka Nicky Blue, who asks her out of the blue to come with him as he plans to run off to make his fortune. She is mysteriously drawn to him as she can read his soul and knows that he is a kind, intelligent, courageous man. However, she feels that it would not be logical to run away with him... so she turns him down. Her heart breaks as she watches him fade into the shadows....

Centuries later, as she works a crime scene as the Head of Forensics for the Fairy Management Authority or FMA, she thinks of Nicky Blue as she often has since that meeting centuries ago. She wonders if Nicky ever thinks of her...

Along Came A Spider reminded me of a tale along the lines of an adult Roger Rabbit. I still love to watch the Roger Rabbit movie so this tale was right up my alley. The characters go from one thrilling adventure to another while on their mission to take out a dangerous Tale.

The story is teeming with characters that any lover of fairy tales will remember: Vlad Dracula, the Grim Reaper, the Three Piggs, Little "Red" Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, and many more. Of course, there is a romantic aspect as Tish & Nicky team up on a mission. I caught myself laughing out loud at the humor many times.

I was mesmerized by the story from the beginning but I'd like to note that this is the 3rd book in Kate's Transplanted Tales series. The author does a very good job of filling in the needed background from the previous stories. However, IF I had realized this when I 1st started the book, I would have read the 1st two books 1st.

I would highly recommend this Tale to anyone who fondly remembers their fairy tales and to lovers of paranormal books with a comedic twist. However anyone who enjoys a good story will like Along Came A Spider!

Very Good! 4 Stars**** ( )
  Linda.Townsend | Aug 2, 2013 |
What I like:

I love the twist of the fairy tale characters being taken from the land of Make believe and transported to the here and now. I love the way it is not just fairy tale characters for example: Nate is the grimm reaper (real name is Maximus), Juliet was a Montague and Dracula from Brom Stokers book.

The plot is interesting and how it unfolds is wonderful. the idea of a love that transcends death for a woman to her lover is fascinating. I love the love awaited love of Nicky and Miss Muffet. The betrayal of people to further their quest for power in the end to get thwarted by your own greed and also the power of the people that band together is great.

The love story of Nicky and Miss Muffet is sensuously written were it needs to be, funny in some spots and downright sweet in others. When you see Nicky fight for her it is so swoony. And rumpelstiltskin and his mate are hysterical.

What I am on the fence about:

The way all those vampires in custody got out?? How??? And why wait to that moment?

The possessing in the apartment was just weird. Not a bad weird and not a good weird just weird.

Juliet in and of herself. She was a character I didn’t like in the end but wanted to try to like.

Ian’s desire for pain and power was a little disconcerting understandable but disconcerting.

Overall this is a fascinating and fun read with the pigs, snow white running her escort services, Nicky a boss, Rumpelstiltskin as a jeweler. The twist on the fairy tale characters is great and the story itself as it unfolds and brings you through many plot twists and turns is wonderful. ( )
  littleduck | Jul 23, 2013 |
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"A new fantastic ORIGINAL paranormal series is born!" ?Paranormal Cravings Along came a spider? When Trish Muffet is attacked at a grisly crime scene, the last person she expects to come to her rescue is Nicky "Little Boy" Blue. But since walking away from everything two years before, Nicky?s been doling out vigilante justice as "The Spider," taking on the vicious predators of the night in hopes it?ll lead him to his ultimate target?Vlad Dracula. And he needs Trish?s help. Although Nicky?s renegade style goes against everything Trish stands for, she?ll do what she must to bring Dracula down. With danger stalking her, Trish knows the only person she can count on is the one man who has the power to leave her breathless. There?s no way she?s letting this spider frighten her away? "It?s not often that something totally new and entertaining comes along, but Kate SeRine doesn?t disappoint with Red. I definitely recommend this to readers who want humor, drama, suspense, and a truly entertaining, ?feel good? romance." ?Kate Douglas "A brilliantly twisted tale of murder, ghosts, vampires, criminal investigation and a rocking hot romance."?Tome Tender "Plenty of romance and action to mix up the excitement." --Five star top pick from The Romance Reviews "A bit of paranormal romance, a bit of urban fantasy, and all awesomeness, the Transplanted Tales series offers readers everything they could possibly ask for - creative storytelling, action and humor, fantastic characters, and a world you will return to again and again. You simply MUST read it!" -- The Rabid Reader… (more)

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