Tartarus: (West of Hell Book 2) Review and SERIES Giveaway

(Giveaway details below: Please read review first)

Journeying back to the wild west…cowboys, prostitutes, and zombies (oh my). Tartarus starts off exactly where Gehenna left off. McCall and Karen boarded a train to escape the hell of Gehenna, which was full of “moaners”. Moaners are the living dead, infected people that are eating other people…zombies. Once aboard the train they learn that some of the moaners have made it on and are infecting the other passengers. Throw in a couple of outlaws trying to get to the Tartarus River and a trainload of passengers, and you have the makings of a huge ‘fustercluck’. They exit the train (not that it was really that easy but I am not going to give you all the details!) after finding out that the moaners are everywhere outside, that nowhere is safe. McCall, Karen, and surprisingly, a little boy take off on foot with no food or water. Their continued journey takes them through hell and back…with an ending that will have your mouth falling open in shock.

Tartarus was an excellent addition to the West of Hell series. It was a quick but anticipation filled read that had you dying for more when you finished. Gehenna (Book 1) broadened my horizons since I have never been a big fan of zombie books, but Tartarus opened my eyes. I am a huge fan of character interaction and getting to know the people I am reading about. In Tartarus you finally get the chance to get to know Karen and McCall. Gehenna was action packed from the start to the finish and Tartarus slowed it down a bit. I went through a myriad of emotions while reading. I laughed, cussed, and even teared up a time or two. McCall ended up being just the sort of hero that women love and Karen is one of those kick ass chicks that you root for till the very end. You see a much softer side of the outlaw McCall and even a spark of romance. Of course the ending will kick you in the teeth and leave you wondering what the hell is going on in Jason Brant’s mind! He’s a bit twisted but that twisted part is what makes his books so addicting…you never know what to expect. I give Tartarus 5 stars and I CAN’T wait to see how the West of Hell trilogy ends. I bet I couldn’t imagine the ending even if I tried.

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Quotes from the Book:

“Didn’t you hear what the kid said? I’m Mad Dog McCall. I do what I want, when I want.”

(McCall) “Remind me not to piss you off.  (Karen) “Yeah, well, I don’t like being called a bitch.”

“Judging by the redwood you have there, I doubt it.”

Amazon Buy Link: Tartarus (West of Hell #2)

B&N Buy Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tartarus-jason-brant/1112951571?ean=2940015681116

Smashwords Buy Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/237359


Up for giveaway today is the first two books in Jason Brant’s West of Hell series: Gehenna and Tartarus.  These will go to one lucky person. To enter this contest all you have to do is tell me why you want to read these books and/or ask Jason a question. This is MANDATORY.

For EXTRA entries you can Like, Follow, Fan/Friend, and add books to your TBR list on Goodreads. Make sure you let me know what you do so I can count it. If you have already done something, let me know as well. It still counts 🙂 Contest ends 10/5 at 8 am CST.

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Also, Check Out Jason’s Other Books
Gehenna (West of Hell #1): Kindle Edition
Gehenna (West of Hell #1): Paperback

Echoes: Kindle Edition
Echoes: Paperback

The Gate: Kindle Edition
The Gate: Paperback

BEST VALUE: 3 books in 1 (Gehenna, Echoes, and The Gate)

3 Supernatural Thrillers: Kindle Edition

Posted on October 2, 2012, in BOOK REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I am already follow& like, & I am already a fan & friend on goodreads. Both books are no longer on my my TBR, because I moved them to my read self lol….. I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!! I have a question for Jason, when can we expect the 3rd book to be released, and will that be the last one? Ohhh and I think the West of Hell series would be an awesome movie 🙂 You really did a great job & as soon as I can I will be getting the rest of your books.

    PS awesome review & thanks both for this giveaway

  2. Thanks Jessica! The next book, Sheol, is the last one and it will be released in the next 3 weeks, hopefully. It’s already longer than Gehenna and Tartarus and I’m not done with the first draft yet, so it could take just a bit more than expected to release. But let’s say twenty days or so 🙂

    If West of Hell ever became a movie it would definitely be rated a hard R, haha!

  3. I never win contests, so don’t bother entering me. This S.O.B. has already learned that I’m an easy mark, and is churning out books by the dozens just to take advantage of his guaranteed sales to me. So don’t fret, Jessica, he’ll probably do an EAST OF HELL trilogy, followed by NORTH OF HELL and SOUTH OF HELL. I’ve got to build more bookshelves! Take a break, for God’s sake! Let me catch up!

  4. I would love to start this series. It sounds so interesting and I have never read anything by this author before. How did you come up with the title?
    Amotherway@ aol (dot)com

    • When the bible was translated, the word HELL was substituted for the Greek words GEHENNA and TARTARUS and for the Hebrew word SHEOL. All of those are written as three distinct places, yet they were combined into a single HELL during translation.

      The first book in the West of Hell trilogy, Gehenna, has some religious undertones about the happenings in the book, and that continues throughout the series.

    • Allie Motherway, you are the winner! Congratulations! I hope you consider leaving reviews for the books after you read them 🙂

  5. i’ve always liked westerns (big Louis L’Amour fan) and westerns with zombies sound quite intriguing – look forward to reading your books

    liked followed and fanned

  6. I don’t want to be entered, because I have all of the books in my kindle. I’m waiting for the third before I get them all on paperback for display in my awesome future library. I DO have a question though. If the books were to be made into a movie, what actors would you want cast as Mad Dog and Karen?

    • Hmmm, that’s an interesting question. For McCall…Javier Bardem or Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Karen is a bit tougher. I’ll say Rhona Mitra, Kate Beckinsale, or possibly Maria Bello.

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