Monday, January 23, 2017

Rasputin's Supernatural Dating Service by David D. Hammons Book Review


Monsters, ghosts, dead, undead, and Frankensteins still unsure if they’re depressed because they’re abominations against existence or if it’s just been forever since they’ve been laid, all can find love with Rasputin’s Supernatural Dating Service!
Eli Kowalski has seen his share of freaks as a Certifier for Rasputin’s Supernatural Dating Service. It’s his job to weed out the real monsters from the weirdos with too much black lipstick. While on a routine certification, he comes across the Tablet of Nicaea. A powerful witch and self-proclaimed “Men’s Rights Activist” wants to steal the tablet and use it to kill all supernatural creatures so that “nice guys” like him can have a better chance with women. Eli must unite with the supernatural policing agency, the witch’s ex-girlfriend, and the constantly-naked Rasputin to save supernatural creatures in the name of love. He’ll probably excuse himself from Rasputin’s victory orgy, though.
Rasputin’s Supernatural Dating Service casts a humorous, silly light on romance in the paranormal community. Fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens and Christopher Moore’s A Dirty Job will find similarities in the book’s comedic treatment of the supernatural. 


I needed this kind of read after the last two books I read. This book was so humorous. I think even when things were going wrong, they were hilarious.

So, basically Eli works for Rasputin's Supernatural Dating Service--which is exactly how it sounds, a dating service for supernatural beings. What made it so funny was this whole idea of going door-to-door, hooking up the undead, and the creepy crawlies. From vampires, to goblins, Rasputin services them all. And Eli, is the person you call to certify their super-naturalness. Because, if this were real life, as in this book there would be some pretenders--pretending to be vamps, and such to hook up with real live ones.

The certification process was funny, the characters both important and momentary were funny. This book is just fun, and funny. It's to be taken lightly, so if you are looking for something more serious. this book is definitely not for you. There are a lot of talks of ghosts,vampires, getting laid, and saving the world from a slightly-overweight warlock.

I had a good time with this. The writing was cool, and the pacing was on point. Definitely a great read, if you're a fan of the supernatural--and you like to laugh. Just beware, Rasputin does not like pants, sports a lot of hair, and likes to get any and everyone into his hot tub--where a mermaid lives beneath the water. 


  1. We all need these kinds of reads now and then, sometimes more. ;) Glad this was just what you needed!

  2. This sounds like a really fun book. I love a book that can make me laugh like this!
    Great review!

  3. I hadn't heard of this book before seeing this post but wow, does it sound great! Such an interesting and fun concept and I love that it brings so much humor into the mix! Definitely sounds like the perfect light read. I might need to pick it up soon to get out of this reading slump I've been in.

    Thanks for the great review!

  4. Hahahahhah what is this? I actually need this in my hands now ASAP because of how hilarious and ME it sounds. Also, Rasputin? That just reminds me of Anastasia.

    Awesome review Jazmen!

    1. Lol. It was so random but I'm glad I picked it up. I had a lot of fun with it, and thanks!

  5. This sounds like a fun one! I'm glad you really enjoyed it and got some laughs from it. :D

  6. This is new to me! Sounds like a lot of fun. Great review!!

  7. I'm so dead at this cover for real lol. But you know me, I can definitely deal with the cover if the story is entertaining. I like the idea of there being sort of a dating service for the dead (or is it undead?). Let me hit up Rasputin, I need me an Edward okayy! *snaps* lol.

  8. Oh I was hoping it was as funny as it sounds. This one is totally up my alley and I'm looking for more humor books. Plus supernatural. Yep, totally me. :D

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  10. Oh my gosh, this sounds hilarious. And just so... out there. Seems like it was the perfect "palette cleanser" after a couple duds. :)

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

  11. Even the title of the novel had me thinking it was hilarious and genius. And sometimes we just need some light hearted books to break up the depressing and heavier reads. I am glad this one could make you laugh!

  12. This sounds hilarious. I love the premise! You need a good, humorous romp every now and then. It keeps things interesting.

  13. This book sounds so cool and weird! I feel that I should read it and I'm super glad that you enjoyed it. ♥