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.
FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS
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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.