Ushers, Inc. by Rusty Fischer

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Page Count: 106

Rating: 4/5

When the streets are full of bloodsuckers, werewolves, zombies and ghouls, where will you turn? The cops don’t know how to stop them, the Army’s pretty much given up and even the Marines are stumped when their bullets and grenades fail to stop the onslaught.
Have no fear, Ushers, Inc. is here! Four high school movie ushers, who collectively have seen over 42,000 hours of B- and C-horror movies know just what to do.

Did you know copper pennies can stop a zombie in its tracks? Abby Cooper, Head Usher, does.
Did you know garlic paste is twice as effective on vampires as garlic cloves? Abby Cooper does.
Did you know werewolves are absolutely petrified of seeing a Hershey’s kiss? Abby Cooper does.

The girls at Cypress Cove High school—especially Rich Witch Mia Hopwood—call Abby an uber-geek; the victims she rescues from zombies, werewolves and vampires just call her one thing: Hero!
But Abby and her fearless crew of movie ushers-slash-superheroes face more than just bloodsuckers and brain-biters. There’s Wyatt Winters, for one; he’s the hot new PR guru Ushers, Inc. has had to hire to handle all their press – and with his smoldering good looks and air of confidence, he’s causing more than just tension between Abby and her old boy-crush—and fellow usher—Zach Nash.
And let’s not forget the monsters, who aren’t too happy about four geeky ushers beating their butts all over creation. Now the League of Associated Undead (LAD) is converging on Cypress Cove, determined to stop Ushers, Inc. once and for all.
When it’s the monsters versus the monster hunters, who you gonna call?

Ushers, Inc., that’s who!

This may be one of the cheesiest, funniest, and coolest stories I’ve read in the past few months. This is such a fun read!

Basically the monsters we’ve come to know and love are all out in the open and are common knowledge, and all the corny stuff you see in those horrible B-rated horror flicks become facts. I remember reading the description of this and wrinkling my nose, I mean zombies and pennies?! Where did that come from? In the end I downloaded it anyway because something about just kept making it pop into my head, and I am so glad I did. It’s such a creative take on monster hunting and it’s totally fun to read. It’s kind of one of those books that make you want to tell someone how crazy it is. I can also tell you it’s one of those books that you immediately try to find something similar to it, sooo I spent a good hour and half perusing terrible movies.

The characters are pretty funny and in their own ways, kick-butt. Abby is pretty sarcastic and a very reluctant hero at first, and I totally don’t blame her at all. Zach and Tracy are great side characters and add their own little flair to the mix, and then there is Cliff…who stands out just as much as Abby but in a completely different way. I did not like Cliff, I understood him and even felt for him but I just couldn’t like him. Not until close to the end anyway. The monsters they face are fairly standard in the way they behave and look but not so much in the way they are taken down, I mean some of this stuff is just plain McGyver stuff. (If you don’t know who McGyver is try watching some videos on Youtube, or this one of his daring coffin escape)

The beginning starts off a little odd, but that’s only because it actually starts with the end and then Abby does a flashback kind of thing to get to where the story truly begins for them. The writing is pretty smooth and has a playful quality to it. This isn’t a story you can take seriously and you definitely shouldn’t try. I am a little peeved though, and it’s no fault of the story’s or Fischers…I just kind of want another book dealing with Abby and the Ushers. I’m not sure if there will ever be a series but on the off chance there ever is more I will certainty buy it.

This is my first Rusty Fischer novel and I love his style, I picked up two more of his books on Amazon and I can’t wait to get to them.

You can purchase this at : Amazon

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12 Responses to Ushers, Inc. by Rusty Fischer

  1. I actually want to know how copper pennies can stop a zombie in its tracks.

  2. Wonderful review for Rusty’s book! Thanks so much! He just started another short story series on our new imprint called Bono Books. www dot bonobookstore dot com. It’s called Zombie, Interrupted.

    I will share this. 🙂

    Heather Bennett
    Co-owner
    Decadent Publishing

  3. This sounds like it would be a lot of fun to read…cheesiest..huh? Never heard that in a book review..i am so curious now..LOL

  4. Bonnie says:

    I’m glad you liked it, I haven’t read it yet but it’s on my Kindle. I found Rusty last year when I read Zombie’s Don’t Cry and became addicted to his writing style! Happy reading! 🙂

  5. Lori M. Lee says:

    I love cheesy books, although I’m less interested in the zombies lol. However, that cover? AWESOME haha. Great sense of what’s inside the pages. I’m so curious. I might just have to check this out!

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