Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Review - Grave Humor by R.J. Blain

Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo * Google Play

About the Book

Most days, Anwen regrets working at a funeral home despite the good pay. With the residents no longer inclined to stay in their coffins where they belong, she’s got her hands full making sure everyone follows the rules:

In the funeral home, there is no screaming, no murdering, no mutilation, no possessions, no kidnappings, no resurrections, and no cursing of any type. Be quiet and stay polite.

The day Old Man McGregor decides to take a walk and disturbs her peace, Anwen learns there’s a lot more to the basement in the funeral home than a vampire and a handsome gentleman on ice.
If she’s not careful, she’ll learn first-hand why ‘eternally yours’ is the most potent of threats.

Warning: this novel contains romance, humor, bodies, shenanigans, and mythological puppies. Proceed with caution.


Let me start by saying, I had never heard of A Magical Romantic Comedy (with A Body Count) series by R.J. Blain before signing up to review Grave Humor for the Xpresso Book Tour. The cover art caught my attention first, and after reading the synopsis I thought the book might be a fun read. Also, I would like to point out this is the first book I have read by R.J. Blain, and, like with most new-to-me authors, my skeptical levels were high before reading the first page. There have been many times where I’ve had to force myself to finish reading a book I didn’t like just so I could write a proper review for it. The delightful news is I threw all my worries out the window after reading chapter one.

The narration is told from the point-of-view of Anwen, an eighteen-year-old who finds herself stuck working at a funeral home. She is headstrong and stubborn and reminded me quite of a bit of Sookie Stackhouse from The Southern Vampire Mysteries series by Charlaine Harris. The mixture of horror and comedy works well here.

Overall, Grave Humor is a hilarious, well-written, and fast-paced read.


  • $50 Amazon gift card
  • Signed Collection of 13 Magical Romantic Comedy (with A Body Count) Books:
Playing with Fire
Hoofin' It
Hearth,Home, and Havoc
Serial Killer Princess
Whatever for Hire
Owl Be Yours
Last But not Leashed
Blending In
Fowl Play
Cheetahs Never Win
Burn, Baby, Burn
No Kitten Around
Double Trouble

a Rafflecopter giveaway

About the Author

R.J.  Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning.

In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until satisfied.

Learn more about R. J. Blain at

Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads.


  1. I loved the Sookie series so this sounds right up my alley!! Great review! :)

  2. I liked both the book description, and the review.


I love comments from my readers! However, I will delete all spam and irrelevant comments.

*Note - I reserve the right to remove comments from the blog. Please leave comments that are useful and respectful.