Night Shift By Charlaine Harris: Review/Giveaway

Jun 4, 2016 | 2016 Articles, Fantasy & Fangs, Terrance V. Mc Arthur

by Terrance Mc Arthur

This week we have a review & giveaway of Night Shift. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the book, along with a link to purchase the book from Amazon.

Charlaine Harris created the South we always suspected existed, full of strange creatures—vampires, werefolk of the tiger kind, witches, a family that runs a café and does handyman work, angels who may be fallen, psychics, assassins, pawnbrokers. Currently, that world is centered on Midnight, Texas, a mostly boarded-up town at a crossroads far from everywhere. Night Shift is the third in this series, a set of books that doesn’t like to allow the status quo to maintain that status for long.

Suicides are the new norm in Midnight, people arriving in town to kill themselves, people known by Fiji, the witch…and along comes her sister Kiki. Lemuel, a vampire, is trying to translate an arcane book written in Etruscan. Olivia, a killer for hire, has family problems. Fiji and the ‘normal’ pawnshop owner, Bobo, find their budding romance on the skids. Somebody is watching somebody…and trespassing. A young weretiger is growing up faster than a human…and is becoming very grown up. Something is wrong in Midnight…and it’s getting stronger…and it’s talking to Fiji…and it’s trying to get loose.book

Harris is known for her Sookie Stackhouse series, which came to cable TV as True Blood, as well as several cozy story-sets. Some old friends of Sookie visit from time to time. A lot of this novel centers on sex—who is having it, who isn’t having it, who is going to have it, why they aren’t having it, and why they need to have it. When they get down to having it, there’s a certain sweetness and gentleness to it, even if the scene is told in a straightforward manner.

Because Midnight, Texas is a very small town, all the residents get their moments. The Southern Vampire Mysteries’ first-person style featured Sookie’s viewpoint. The different points of view in the Midnight series create a more diffused narrative as the perspective bounces from character to character, but this third book has its share of surprising reveals about the characters and their backgrounds.

The initial book in the cycle, Midnight Crossroad, is a good place to start, although situations are adequately explained in Night Shift without major information dumps. Harris, queen of Southern paranormal Gothic romance, has given her loyal readers a demonically good time.

To enter to win a copy of Night Shift, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “shift,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen June 11, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address.

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Terrance V. Mc Arthur is a Community Librarian for the WoW! (WithOut Walls) Division of the Fresno County Public Library, roaming the Valley to meet the public’s information needs.

39 Comments

  1. Would love to read this! Have added it to my TBR list.

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  2. I would really enjoy reading “Night Shift”. This is not my usual genre and I would like to read. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I am just finishing up day shift so I would love to win this!

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  4. Love this series. Can’t wait to read it soon.

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  5. Charlaine Harris is the reason I live to read. It took me a very long time to enjoy it and now I read on a daily basis. I would love to receive a copy of Night Shift.

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  6. Just received and started it’s as fun and interesting as the first two books in this series

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  7. I love the first two books in this series and can’t wait to read this one!!! Charlaine Harris is one of my favorite authors!!!!

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  8. I sent an email, but I just wanted to mention that Charlaine Harris is a fantastic author and I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read that she’s written. 😀

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  9. Sounds like a good addition to my reading list.

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  10. I’m so excited for the continuation of this series; I enjoyed the first two immensely!

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  11. I will read anything Charlaine writes. She is that good.

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  12. Love all her books! Would love to add this one to my collection!!

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  13. I love all the Sookie books and all of them. I have read them many times

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  14. I would love to win this! Charlaine Harris Is amazing and I love everything I have read of hers so far.

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  15. I have read 36 of Charlaine Harris’s book. I love that
    she intertwins the characters in her books.
    Love the fact that you first see Manfred in the Harper Connelly
    Series.
    Its is great to see where he stared from and what is happening in his life now.
    Am glad to gave a chance to win the Night Shift book.

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  16. I would love to win this! I have read all of Sookie Stackhouse and Aurora Teagarden series’. I love them! I have also read Midnight Crossroads which was great as well. Pick me! ?

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  17. I love your books! Night Shift sounds amazing and I would love to read it!

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  18. Loved the first two in this series can’t wait to read this one too!

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  19. I absolutely love Charlaine Harris! I think this is awesome!

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  20. Love this series!

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  21. I’ve read the first two in the series and loved them, can’t wait for this one

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  22. Love this series and need to read this one!

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  23. Read the first two in the series. Can’t wait to read this one.

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  24. Love Charlaine Harris! I have read Midnight and Day Shift! Looking forward to Night Shift. 🙂

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  25. Would love to read Night Shift!

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  26. Midnight Crossroads was fabulous (as are all of her books!) and I love that characters from her other series meet in Midnight!!!

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  27. I love this series of books, and others by this author

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  28. The first book was great! Glad to see there is another in the series!

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  29. Very cool, always love a good read. ^_^ Love the Sookie books!!!^_^

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  30. I have really enjoyed reading her new series. It would be great to have a hard copy.

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  31. I would love to win Night Shift. I love this new series, although I am sad to hear that this is the final book in it. I have read everything that Ms. Harris has written. What talent!

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  32. So excited! I’ve loved all of Harris’ books so far!

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  33. So excited for this book! Loved the first 2 in the series!

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  34. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy, Thanks for this special giveaway. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  35. Yay so excited to read this book!!

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  36. I need my fix of the South. Miss Sookie and Bill very much.

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  37. I’m obsessed with the Sookie Stackhouse novels!! Charlaine Harris is the reason why I read in the first place. You inspire me!! Would love to read this novel as well! ????

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  38. We have a winner!

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  39. Love this series. Thanks for the opportunity.

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