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Zurik D'Vordi finds himself in the back of an SPD squad car almost as often as he finds himself in a new woman's bed. But what is a human hybrid to do? He has to save a world that does not know it needs saving from things it doesn't want to believe exist. When co-eds start disappearing, bad-boy Zurik finds himself Detective Jennifer Morgan's number one suspect. Trouble is, Zurik D'Vordi finds himself in the back of an SPD squad car almost as often as he finds himself in a new woman's bed. But what is a human hybrid to do? He has to save a world that does not know it needs saving from things it doesn't want to believe exist. When co-eds start disappearing, bad-boy Zurik finds himself Detective Jennifer Morgan's number one suspect. Trouble is, he's the only one who can find the missing girls. If Morgan doesn't start believing him, and fast, she'll have a multiple murder case on her hands. The Starsboro Chronicles are the perfect combination of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Law and Order: SVU. A new novlette in the series is released each month.


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Zurik D'Vordi finds himself in the back of an SPD squad car almost as often as he finds himself in a new woman's bed. But what is a human hybrid to do? He has to save a world that does not know it needs saving from things it doesn't want to believe exist. When co-eds start disappearing, bad-boy Zurik finds himself Detective Jennifer Morgan's number one suspect. Trouble is, Zurik D'Vordi finds himself in the back of an SPD squad car almost as often as he finds himself in a new woman's bed. But what is a human hybrid to do? He has to save a world that does not know it needs saving from things it doesn't want to believe exist. When co-eds start disappearing, bad-boy Zurik finds himself Detective Jennifer Morgan's number one suspect. Trouble is, he's the only one who can find the missing girls. If Morgan doesn't start believing him, and fast, she'll have a multiple murder case on her hands. The Starsboro Chronicles are the perfect combination of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Law and Order: SVU. A new novlette in the series is released each month.

30 review for How to Get Arrested: (The Starsboro Chronicles: Season 1 Episode 1)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    I was SO getting into this ....... when all of a sudden it took a sharp left and devolved into a porn fest. Seriously??? Because you know when you're a hardarsed righteous cop, the first thing you're gonna do is handcuff yourself to the main suspect, while killing your first fey and then decide you can't wait to bump uglies ..... while you're an alcoholic who's now completely drunk. I give up!!!!!! DNF'd at 42% I was SO getting into this ....... when all of a sudden it took a sharp left and devolved into a porn fest. Seriously??? Because you know when you're a hardarsed righteous cop, the first thing you're gonna do is handcuff yourself to the main suspect, while killing your first fey and then decide you can't wait to bump uglies ..... while you're an alcoholic who's now completely drunk. I give up!!!!!! DNF'd at 42%

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kayla Krantz

    I loved the combination of urban fantasy, suspense, and supernatural wrapped into this story. While reading, I was reminded of a blend of Supernatural and Dexter. The characters were very believable and made me laugh out loud quite a few times. This is a fantastic read and quick for those who are pressed on time!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Fiona Davis

    Thanks to Voracious Readers Only I had the privilege of reading the wonderful famtasy horror novel! Ceron J Quinn writes with enticing and extremely descriptive language! The novel hooks uou in straight away in the first chapter! Well worth the read! The half mortals and Fey were my favourite part of the novel and were extremely well written! Couldn't put it down!!!! Thanks to Voracious Readers Only I had the privilege of reading the wonderful famtasy horror novel! Ceron J Quinn writes with enticing and extremely descriptive language! The novel hooks uou in straight away in the first chapter! Well worth the read! The half mortals and Fey were my favourite part of the novel and were extremely well written! Couldn't put it down!!!!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Aviar Savijon

    How to get arrested A faced paced unique adventure story. A very interesting read. Get your copy today! I loved it. Cameron J Quinn is a great author.

  5. 4 out of 5

    J C Steel

    Zurik D’Vordi, monster slayer, is the hero of The Starsboro Chronicles: How to Get Arrested. Grandson of the richest man in the state of North Carolina, Zurik’s ancestry makes him uniquely qualified to hunt and kill the creatures that would otherwise prey on humanity – ghouls, fey, and anything else that goes bump in the night. Rooting out a fey nest preying on young women in the small town of Starsboro, however, gets unexpectedly complicated when Morgan Benson, the only woman in the local PD, t Zurik D’Vordi, monster slayer, is the hero of The Starsboro Chronicles: How to Get Arrested. Grandson of the richest man in the state of North Carolina, Zurik’s ancestry makes him uniquely qualified to hunt and kill the creatures that would otherwise prey on humanity – ghouls, fey, and anything else that goes bump in the night. Rooting out a fey nest preying on young women in the small town of Starsboro, however, gets unexpectedly complicated when Morgan Benson, the only woman in the local PD, turns out to have no idea what ‘back off’ means, and an even shakier grasp of self-preservation. How to Get Arrested is a light read, entertaining and fast-moving, its dialogue flecked with idiomatic American dialect that lends it an air of authenticity. Zurik and Morgan make an entertaining partnership, his arrogance striking sparks from her professional suspicions of him at every turn. Overall, I felt this novella would have benefited from a thorough copy-edit, as the technical issues were omnipresent enough to call my attention out of the story on a frequent basis, but the plot and the characters were sound enough to net it three stars despite that. I’ll definitely be watching for more Cameron J Quinn books – this was a good urban fantasy story, well worth the read. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Miss G

    Considering she's a cop and he's a suspect, Morgan and the mysterious Zurik work well together. She arrests him on suspicion of murder. Then believes he's a vigilante. The truth is far more bizarre and frightening. This is a well written and amusing book. The author mixes action and passion and humour perfectly. It's the first in a series though so don't expect it to be all wrapped up at the end. The ending does however make you want to read on as it captivates your interest with a new character a Considering she's a cop and he's a suspect, Morgan and the mysterious Zurik work well together. She arrests him on suspicion of murder. Then believes he's a vigilante. The truth is far more bizarre and frightening. This is a well written and amusing book. The author mixes action and passion and humour perfectly. It's the first in a series though so don't expect it to be all wrapped up at the end. The ending does however make you want to read on as it captivates your interest with a new character and a new enemy. Great book if you love fantasy. I would recommend.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Gilbert Stack

    This short novel is a very quick read with no real surprises. The book blurb tells you everything you need to know, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun watching the action unfold. Jennifer Morgan is an ex-NYC detective who has come to Starsboro after suffering a traumatic loss. She’s successfully fighting alcoholism in part by throwing herself into her new job. She’s just arrested Zurich D’Vordi for using a machete to kill a handful of men. It’s all been caught on videotape but unfortunately some This short novel is a very quick read with no real surprises. The book blurb tells you everything you need to know, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun watching the action unfold. Jennifer Morgan is an ex-NYC detective who has come to Starsboro after suffering a traumatic loss. She’s successfully fighting alcoholism in part by throwing herself into her new job. She’s just arrested Zurich D’Vordi for using a machete to kill a handful of men. It’s all been caught on videotape but unfortunately someone has tampered with the evidence since bringing it to the police station and the part where Zurich can be identified has been erased. She’s forced to let him go and despite being warned off by her superiors can’t stop trying to prove he committed murder. As a basic plot, this one is fine, but there was an early problem in the details that never made sense to me. Zurich (or whoever is in the videotape) killed the men on camera but their bodies have all disappeared, Morgan keeps asking him where he put the bodies—but (and it’s a big but) author, Quinn, never deals with the fact that the video does not show him moving the bodies out of camera range. They can’t find even a single drop of blood at the scene of the crime, which is pretty amazing since the killer decapitated people with a machete. Instead, all they can find is ash. (Insert images of vampires exploding into dust in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.) We the reader understand from moment one that the bodies turned to ash after Zurich killed them. Why wasn’t this caught on video? It’s a big problem with the logic of the story that the reader simply has to ignore, but if you do so, the rest of the story hangs together pretty well. Zurich is the very definition of bad boy. He refuses to take the law seriously. He does what he wants. He is emotionally distant from the dozens of women who throw themselves at him. He’s handsome and charming when he wants to be, but he’s also incredibly self centered. He’s also emotionally scarred by a tragic personal loss that causes him to keep putting into danger people he starts to care about. That doesn’t make any rational sense but it’s emotionally convincing in the story. So on the level of urban fantasy, this story is a solid monster hunt in which the handsome vigilante eventually leads the beautiful capable cop into discovering that monsters exist and the law is not capable of handling them. That story has been done a thousand times and it works well here. Also in keeping with the genre, there is tremendous sexual tension between Morgan and Zurich which starts in the first paragraph and continues through the last. It leads to a couple of nice interactions as she pursues him and is generally fun. I would have preferred the attraction stay at the level of Remington Steele or Moonlighting in the first few seasons. When Morgan and Zurich finally have sex it goes on too long and seems to be a big distraction from the story, but such things seem to be a major part of the genre these days so I guess we have to accept them. My final complaint about this story is the ending. It was already set up for a sequel. We didn’t need to introduce a big bad villain—especially not a villain who has led everyone to believe she is dead for a century. I can’t fathom the reason she would expose herself as she did at the end of the book. After all, she is not supposed to be stupid. All of that being said, How to Get Arrested is a fun book. It has pretty good action. It moves quickly. There’s a mystery about Zurich and his family that was genuinely interesting. The cops, especially Morgan and the Captain, were well drawn characters. The monster problem was better established than I usually find in this genre. I also frankly like the way Quinn titles her works. It feels fresh to me and that’s always a good thing when I’m picking up a book in a genre in which I’ve already read scores of other stories. If you liked this review, you can find more at www.gilbertstack.com/reviews.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea Knox

    The author introduces you to Morgan and then you just like her. I picked this book up knowing nothing, and now I want to read the others. Cameron makes you want it to keep going, and the ending is on a note that makes you want to grab the next one and find out what happens and more about the characters. I loved this book i started it, and finished quicker than I thought. The title was definitely different than I expected, but I quickly became addicted to this book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Fiona Martin

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was an excellent story but way too short! I loved the way a new book premise was introduced with the police detective bring offered a job with the fey hunting Zurik. Hopefully that's the direction it goes. This was an excellent story but way too short! I loved the way a new book premise was introduced with the police detective bring offered a job with the fey hunting Zurik. Hopefully that's the direction it goes.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Vicky Quenault

    This was a fast paced, fun read. The characters and interactions were predictable, the dialogue a little stilted at times and the plot pretty standard for the genre. There are no real surprises, you get about what you’d expect. Thats not a bad thing though. This could easily be fleshed out to create an intriguing series of novels. I received a complimentary copy from VRO in return for an honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    MB

    I’ve just finished this and loved it! It’s a great script with interesting characters who have depth to them. The unexpected plot twists and little bit o sauce 😉 was brilliant!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Judy Munoz

    I received a review copy of this book from the author through Voracious Readers. I enjoyed this story. It is a very short, fast read but is not short on action or suspense. I liked the characters - Zurik and Trent were especially likeable as hot demon hunters. I also liked that the heroine, Jennifer, has her own inner demons to fight - it made her seem very real. The story contains a lot of drama and action and a decent amount of humour, which I welcomed. However, I also find the writing at time I received a review copy of this book from the author through Voracious Readers. I enjoyed this story. It is a very short, fast read but is not short on action or suspense. I liked the characters - Zurik and Trent were especially likeable as hot demon hunters. I also liked that the heroine, Jennifer, has her own inner demons to fight - it made her seem very real. The story contains a lot of drama and action and a decent amount of humour, which I welcomed. However, I also find the writing at times to be choppy and stilted - which sometimes kills the pace of the action. And as much as I liked the characters, I would have liked a bit more background detail on them and on the situation in general, as I sometimes felt a bit lost in the story. Overall, this is a decent supernatural read.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    Amusing but dark too. Fast paced action. Murder and the supernatural. Everything you may want? Good read from start to finish.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Stacy_reviews_books

    **I was sent this book in exchange for a review** Loved it! I just wish it was longer. Morgan is a strong willed and stubborn Detective who moved to Starsboro. Zurik is a bad boy who has a secret life. I think the romance was very fiery and will definitely burn! I want the next book so bad!!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mercedes Price

    This book was amazing. I would recommend it to paranormal romance readers. I enjoyed every turn of the page and cant wait to read the rest of the series.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

    Voracious Readers Only gave me a Complimentary Copy of this book. Good plot with good characters!! I am hooked on this series.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Nice easy read. Good pace throughout the story just a shame it was so short

  18. 5 out of 5

    Maria Lewey

    A really easy book to read. You just start and you are instantly drawn in. I found that the ending was a bit quick. The story builds nicely without being boring, but there were definitely some loose ends. I will read more by this author.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Shani

    I was honestly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It's a super quick urban fantasy type book. I think the author did a fantastic job of combining gritty crime, suspense, a hint of romance and fantasy. I loved Zuric and Morgan!!!! I'm interested in seeing how it all plays out. you can tell the author took a lot of time and effort to put together a novelette that was scene grabbing yet informative. I'm curious about the trolls, Trents upcoming role in the next ones, Morgans back slide and I was honestly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It's a super quick urban fantasy type book. I think the author did a fantastic job of combining gritty crime, suspense, a hint of romance and fantasy. I loved Zuric and Morgan!!!! I'm interested in seeing how it all plays out. you can tell the author took a lot of time and effort to put together a novelette that was scene grabbing yet informative. I'm curious about the trolls, Trents upcoming role in the next ones, Morgans back slide and what the Captain really has in store for Morgan.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Man do I hope this was just a short introduction to what will hopefully be a longer series of stories because I really enjoyed it. Zurik D'Vordi is a well off bad-boy that just so happens to be apart if the supernatural world. Instead of doing what others wish he would, he spends his time helping to fight evil which understandably puts him on the radar of Detective Jennifer Morgan. Detective Morgan is unaware of the supernatural and just thinks Zurik is murderer and is determined to find the evi Man do I hope this was just a short introduction to what will hopefully be a longer series of stories because I really enjoyed it. Zurik D'Vordi is a well off bad-boy that just so happens to be apart if the supernatural world. Instead of doing what others wish he would, he spends his time helping to fight evil which understandably puts him on the radar of Detective Jennifer Morgan. Detective Morgan is unaware of the supernatural and just thinks Zurik is murderer and is determined to find the evidence that will put him behind bars. I just know that if this series is continued that eventually these two will end up together, if not forever then for a few delicious wild nights.

  21. 5 out of 5

    V.S. Holmes

    Demon fighting brothers Zurik and Trent D'vordi are the main characters in How to Get Arrested. They've lived half-in the mystical worlds that surround our own, and half-out for much of their adult lives. They have hunting monsters down to a science. Everything changes, however, when Zurik's caught on camera killing a group of the Fey -- handsome, fanged, male creatures that kidnap young women. Enter Detective Jennifer Morgan, a tough, savvy young cop at Starsboro P. D. Now Zurik is forced to tr Demon fighting brothers Zurik and Trent D'vordi are the main characters in How to Get Arrested. They've lived half-in the mystical worlds that surround our own, and half-out for much of their adult lives. They have hunting monsters down to a science. Everything changes, however, when Zurik's caught on camera killing a group of the Fey -- handsome, fanged, male creatures that kidnap young women. Enter Detective Jennifer Morgan, a tough, savvy young cop at Starsboro P. D. Now Zurik is forced to try and save the girls without being framed for murder, or the kidnappings themselves. This series took me by surprise. I'm only just starting to get into urban fantasy, and I was blown away by the realism in this world. At first I was a bit confused by the length of the book -- it's only about 68 pages in paperback. Then I realized Ms. Quinn is releasing them as episodes, like in a TV series, and a new episode comes out each month. This is such a unique format and so far I'm impressed. There were a few moments where I wanted more world-building, more description, but I hope to see more of these things as the season progresses. Ms. Quinn's writing is quick and fun, and I could really get to know her characters though her style and immersion in their minds. The plot of this episode was clever and dark. There was just enough tension to leave me curious about the rest of the series. There is a good balance of what might become over-arching plotlines for the "season" as well more simple single-episode stories. I'm a huge X-files and Buffy fan, and How to Get Arrested is right up that alley. I look forward to the next episode.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Turner

    It’s received this book to review from Cameron J Quinn. I really enjoyed the supernatural elements mixed with the real. The characters are well done. The story has humour, intrigue, and romance. Will definitely read more of this series.

  23. 4 out of 5

    One

    The storyline was pretty interesting, I feel like it was written in a way that left a lot questions unanswered so you would read the next story in the series. I wasn’t exactly a fan of some of the events escalating rather quickly without much explanation. For example the main characters relationship evolved from one extreme to the next. I would probably read the next set just to see if some of my questions get answered.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lillian Wakulchyk

    Quirky blend of monsters, romance, suspense, and humour. Received this from Voracious Readers for a review. I feel that I might have missed a few books in this, it must be a part of a series as there seemed to be characters fleshed out already, that being, I was able to figure out who was who . I enjoyed this book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Far too short I wanted more The story you jump into fast and it just keeps dragging you along , the characters although you're with them for such a short time become very detailed and real in your mind . I look forward to future stories with in this series . Far too short I wanted more The story you jump into fast and it just keeps dragging you along , the characters although you're with them for such a short time become very detailed and real in your mind . I look forward to future stories with in this series .

  26. 5 out of 5

    Brittni Kelly

    When cops and supernaturals meet and they're not supposed to, or so you think. How many demons can one detective fight by herself? Fast paced with action and death. Betrayal and sex with all sorts of twists. Can't wait to read the next one! When cops and supernaturals meet and they're not supposed to, or so you think. How many demons can one detective fight by herself? Fast paced with action and death. Betrayal and sex with all sorts of twists. Can't wait to read the next one!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Katelynn Watts

    I wanted to like this more than I did. It seems as though this was the skeleton of a story and it’s missing all the meat on the bones. I just wanted more. Call me greedy but I wanted to know more about Zurik’s past relationship and why he is the way he is. I wanted to see the relationship of Morgan and Zurik develop and build into what it becomes at the end. I’ve wanted to know more about the fey and the more about the operations they were running, they had the history, and the creatures that t I wanted to like this more than I did. It seems as though this was the skeleton of a story and it’s missing all the meat on the bones. I just wanted more. Call me greedy but I wanted to know more about Zurik’s past relationship and why he is the way he is. I wanted to see the relationship of Morgan and Zurik develop and build into what it becomes at the end. I’ve wanted to know more about the fey and the more about the operations they were running, they had the history, and the creatures that they are. I just feel like this entire story was just rushed and things were not explained that great. For example, Morgan is in the process of arresting Zurik but then five pages later they’re sleeping together. It just didn’t flow in a natural, developed state and it left me wanting more. The concept and overall plot of this book intrigued me but the presentation of it left me not wanting to continue the series. Huge thank you to voraciousreadersonly.com and the author for a free copy of the ebook!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Charlie

    *I received a free copy of this book from the author via voracious readers only in exchange for an honest review* Wow this one was great, it’s short but it’s so well written and well paced that unlike a lot of other short books it doesn’t feel lacking or rushed. Even in the short amount of time it took me to read I really felt connected to the characters and I really want to see what happens next.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Charlie Troth

    Overall the book was okay, the Supernatural-esque idea is interesting and definitely what appealed to me to begin with. I found the pacing slow and boring at times, the characters also felt underdeveloped and it felt as if they were trying too hard to be interesting. I wouldn't say I've lost anything by reading it but I haven't gained anything either. Overall the book was okay, the Supernatural-esque idea is interesting and definitely what appealed to me to begin with. I found the pacing slow and boring at times, the characters also felt underdeveloped and it felt as if they were trying too hard to be interesting. I wouldn't say I've lost anything by reading it but I haven't gained anything either.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Abi

    This novella had a lot of potential, but it fell into too many common tropes: tough girl from the Big City moves to the South; hooks up with local bad boy who is just misunderstood; torn between doing her job and having sex with guy; finds out can have both. Some of the supernatural elements were interesting but were overshadowed by the gratuitous graphic sex scenes and predictable story.

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