City of Ghosts: Symptoms of Terrible Fever


I gots Terrible fever, aye.We gots Terrible Fever, aye? Vampire Book Club true friend. Takes care of readers, dig? We gives you the tells.

We suck at Downspeak. So, let’s just say we’re incredibly excited for today’s release of City of Ghosts, the third installment in Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts series. (Read reviews of the first two books here and here, or just read our Q&A with Stacia.)

In reading Downside Ghosts, Vampire Book Club, along with  just about every other urban fantasy book blogger, has fallen in love with Terrible.

Sure, he’s an enforcer for a drug lord. Sure, his face is busted up. We don’t care. We’ve got Terrible Fever and are praying City of Ghosts will help soothe us.

In honor of Terrible Tuesday, Vampire Book Club would like to help you diagnose Terrible Fever. Check your symptoms:

  • You read Unholy Ghosts or Unholy Magic (or both) in a single sitting.
  • You follow @StaciaKane on Twitter waiting for Terrible treasures.
  • You have forgotten the original description of Terrible in Unholy Ghosts and only focus on the bits of soul he’s bared to Chess.
  • You find yourself shaking your head, muttering “that slap!”
  • You re-read the Unholy Magic scene at the shed, and imagine what you wish Chess had said …and let your mind play out what would happen next.
  • You listen to Terrible’s favorite rockabilly-tinged punk tunes while driving to work.
  • You don’t need another Lex sex scene, but multiples with Terrible — make-up sex or otherwise — would be heartily welcomed.
  • You sigh in relief after reading Book Chick City’s City of Ghosts review, because you know if you hold on tight you’ll get your Terrible fix.

Thanks to our Amazon Prime membership, we are pleased to say City of Ghosts should be on our doorstep when we get home from work today. Expect thoughts on Twitter and a review here on the blog.

Until then, anyone else have Terrible Fever? Other symptoms? Please share, you’d be doing a public service.

Book blogger friends: Feel free to use our Terrible Fever logo. The design was a collaboration with the lovely Kindlelicious. Everyone should visit her blog.

13 Responses to “City of Ghosts: Symptoms of Terrible Fever”

  1. Haha! Love this post – yes to all points! Also, thanks for the link 🙂

  2. I know I have Terrible Fever. 🙂

  3. Terrible Fever-When you repeatedly emailed B&N starting at 12:01am 7/27 asking where the fcuk is your City Of Ghosts ebook.

  4. I fell asleep at 1:30 so I prob just missed it. lol

  5. Bells says:

    Great post my friend! I have all of the Terrible Fever symptoms listed above. LOL! I can’t wait to get through City of Ghosts!

  6. Jenny says:

    I most definitely have all symptoms. I love him:):) Yay Terrible Tuesday!

  7. Susan Mann says:

    Fantastic post, I definitely have all the symptoms. Terrible is the best. x

  8. Diana says:

    Does wanting to hump Terrible’s leg count? And wrap him up in a nice soft blankie and take him home and give him a hot bubble bath and squeeze him and kiss him and snuggle him and call him George?

  9. Christine says:

    Oh yeah, I definetly have a serious case of Terrible fever! I don´t know how I´ll cope until the next book comes out. Please Stacia write faster…
    Great post!

    • Thanks. I don’t like the idea of waiting a year for the fourth Downside book, but City of Ghosts’ ending provides some closure. (And that closure is soooo good. Promise!)

      • Diana says:

        I agree, but the situation could hardly be more precarious. I most certainly hope *SOMEONE* (with the initials of CP) doesn’t bugger it up too entirely badly! As she is rather wont to do.

  10. Loved this!! Thanks for sharing 🙂


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