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Publisher's Summary

Humanity has spent its time enjoying the peace that can only be had through blissful ignorance. For centuries, stories of things that go "bump" in the night have been passed down and shared. When creatures of the night proved to be real, the best of America 's military came together to form an elite band of rapid-response teams. Their mission: To face the challenge and keep the civilian populace safe from those threats and hide all evidence of their existence. But during a routine mission, when things go horribly wrong, the Monster Squad finds themselves having to rebuild from the ashes of what they once were.
This time, they face not only the monsters that threaten the peaceful lives of the citizens they are sworn to protect, but their own government, as a dark storm brews on the horizon. A storm that will threaten not just the squad and their existence, but the lives of every human on Earth.…
©2012 May December Publications LLC (P)2014 Heath Stallcup
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3 out of 5 stars
By GrayTiger on 03-16-15

SOG true romance tales

Yup, I really wanted to get into this story line and maybe the next book in the series would get me there, but right now I am going to pass. Stallcup is using this book to build the world of Monster Squad, person by person and all the background and barely laid the keel of the story line. I feel, too much of the book was dealing with romantic relationships. Nice fluff, but by the half way point in the book, I really felt that the book cover should have had a shirtless Fabio Lanzoni.

I just struggled to get through the book, hoping the opening action scenario's details would be revealed. I expected more on the coordinated world wide attack, but it was overshadowed by personalities and personal relationships. If you like heavy romance with your world domination monster stories, this would be the series I would point you to.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Mike on 06-29-14

Is more like the Twilight series then anything

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This was more of a romance book then a Vampire/ Werewolf battle saga. Post this in the "young romance" section rather then the thriller section.

Has Return of the Phoenix turned you off from other books in this genre?

I really enjoy a good werewolf story, so no, I will continue to look for them. I thought combining the undead with spec ops was a great idea for a book, what I got instead was your basic sappy romance crap like the Twilight series.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator did a fine job, had many accents and did a satisfactory job, it was the book itself that was misleading.

What character would you cut from Return of the Phoenix?

Damian, Senator Franklin's son.

Any additional comments?

How do you have a Vampire/ Werewolf book and no one gets killed? Well, almost no-one. Chapter 1 starts out with a battle that seems to set the whole book up, and then no one dies or there isn't another battle for the next 20 chapters.
How many times can the author use the same romantic phrases over and over in a spec ops book? Seeing the pain or sadness in their eyes, or could feel her tremble beneath him crap. if your going to post that it is a battle book between special forces and the undead, then how about having a few fights of exactly that, instead of everyone falling in love.

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9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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