Bloody Waters

Bloody Waters Can the Devil be any less trustworthy than a record executive Young guitar virtuoso Clarice Marnier is on the verge of success when she crosses the wrong AR man Suddenly instead of being signed to th

  • Title: Bloody Waters
  • Author: Jason Franks
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Can the Devil be any less trustworthy than a record executive Young guitar virtuoso Clarice Marnier is on the verge of success when she crosses the wrong AR man Suddenly, instead of being signed to the major label that has been courting her, she finds herself blacklisted across the industry So Clarice makes a different kind of deal with the Devil one that will giveCan the Devil be any less trustworthy than a record executive Young guitar virtuoso Clarice Marnier is on the verge of success when she crosses the wrong AR man Suddenly, instead of being signed to the major label that has been courting her, she finds herself blacklisted across the industry So Clarice makes a different kind of deal with the Devil one that will give her a second chance at the expense of the enemy who cost her the first one.Soon Clarice and her band, Bloody Waters, are on their way to stardom but it s not an easy road Clarice feuds with a disgruntled diva busybody Wiccans lay a curse on the band a has been guitar hero wants to compete for the Guitar Mojo a succubus popstar wants Clarice to play on her record And then things really start to get dangerous Cracking the Top 10 is one thing gunfights with the Vatican Mafia and magical duels with a killer DJ are quite another Sooner or later Clarice is going to have to confront the Devil himself the only question is whether she ll be alive or dead when it happens.

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    1. This book is like Scott Pilgrim meeting Spinal Tapp and Buffy in a cage match. Franks offers up a solid rock and roll Bildungsroman, rattling with gusto from start to finish. Clarice is a bad-ass guitar goddess, who kicks off her stalled music career with some help from the supernatural - turns out it really IS a long way to the top, especially if the rocking might just kill you

    2. If you want a fast paced, engaging supernatural black comedy-thrill ride with a kick-ass anti-heroine and a social commentary on the world of Rock' n Roll, Blues and Metal, seriously do yourself a favour and read this novel.

    3. I have been telling people lately that I don’t think there are enough books in which rock and roll saves the world from monsters (which explains a recent project of my own: if there aren’t enough of ‘em, I’ll just have to write one!). At the one day Oz Horror Con, I met Jason Franks, a comics writer whose first novel had just been published. Rock and Roll? Check. Monsters? Check. Saving the world? Well, only sort of, but still, it sounded like the very thing! I promptly bought Bloody Wat [...]

    4. Franks takes the reader on a fast-paced ride filled with black humour, bloody battles, and a look at ideology from an altogether different standpoint. His characters are well-fleshed out, engaging, and were perfectly suited to the parts they played. I flew through this book, so engaged was I with the story and the characters. I sat up ‘til 3am to finish it, and if that isn’t the sign of a good book, I don’t know what is.See full review here: amandajspedding/2015/02/28

    5. Bloody Waters is the story of Clarice Marnier, a determined and very headstrong guitarist who works hard to become a rock star. A victim of the 'industry', she makes a pact with the devil for a record deal, and what ensues is a meteoric rise to fame with a few supernatural challenges along the way. Short snappy chapters/sections keeps this ride moving fast and there is plenty of action and humour to entertain. Being a music fan I particularly enjoyed following Clarice and Bloody Waters on their [...]

    6. Bloody Waters is not only a fun, gut-bustingly funny read - it's also a very clever invocation of all the rumours of black magick shennanigans in rock 'n' roll, from Bluesmen selling their souls at a crossroads, The Beatles featuring Crowley on album covers and the 'Satanic' Rolling Stones, to Marilyn Manson's outdated schtick. Franks sums up this history in a seemingly simple story of a young woman too determined not to be a monster success - who gets up to her neck in hellish horrors. Really c [...]

    7. Bloody Waters is the first novel of Australian author Jason Franks (better known for his work with comics and graphic novels). It was nominated for the Aurealis Award for best horror novel in 2012.The blurb according to Franks' website.When guitar virtuoso Clarice Marnier finds herself blacklisted she makes a deal with the devil for a second chance. Soon Clarice and her band, Bloody Waters, are on their way to stardom… but cracking the Top 10 is one thing; gunfights with the Vatican Mafia and [...]

    8. Bloody Waters is the debut novel from Jason Franks, maybe better known for his comics work. This first novel was nominated for an Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel last year and I can see why. Here’s the blurb:When guitar virtuoso Clarice Marnier finds herself blacklisted she makes a deal with the devil for a second chance. Soon Clarice and her band, Bloody Waters, are on their way to stardom… but cracking the Top 10 is one thing; gunfights with the Vatican Mafia and magical duels quite a [...]

    9. Bloody Waters is a supernatural rock and roll fantasy tracking the career of virtuoso guitar goddess Clarice Marnier. It's an astonishingly confident novel with a fast beat, dry sense of humour and a terrific awareness of where it sits on the line is between occult horror and absurdist satire. The chapters are short and sharp, the characters are brassy and glorious and the ending is - well, let's just say that some songs are all the stronger for ending on an unexpected note.Franks collides his m [...]

    10. Really great read. Very addictive from start to the very last page. Really picks up once the main character starts her own first band. Really enjoyed the supernatural elements and liked how it was slowly introduced into the story and to the characters to keep it all grounded. I also liked the adventure-like arcs that the writer put the characters in motion. From having to go up against a solo guitar duel much like in a Western to some really each of your seat Hollywood action scenes that doesn't [...]

    11. Any book that includes a chapter named after a Black Sabbath song, instantly makes it a favorite. This book is an updated version of the Crossroads story. It's a fun, silly book that mixes rock 'n roll, witchcraft, devils & demons, and for good measure, a little dose of mafiosa. A good, easy Summer read.

    12. I'm not a huge rock and roll fan, but I wish this book came with a soundtrack. Clarice is an unlikely heroine but a great rock star. I enjoyed the view of the music business as well as the fantasy (I hope it was fantasy) about the devil, demons and black magic. Bloody Waters is a fun read, even for the non-musical, and an unusual urban fantasy

    13. A very good read. The prose is charming (pun intended) and the array of anti-hero characters winsome. The plot is unformulaic and unpredictable, which is part of the charm, I believe.All in all, a great read and I look forward to more work from Jason Franks.For those interested, there is a short interview with him at my blog here: petealdin/jason-franks-5-q

    14. What a great story. Combines all my favorite things ( music, women with attitude and Satan). Who could ask for anything more. The characters are well thought out and the story feels so natural that it is almost believable. That is, if you believe in Satan and such.

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