Book Review: Karen Chance’s “Updating Pritkin”

Posted October 23, 2014 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the author as a free story in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Karen Chance’s “Updating Pritkin”

Updating Pritkin


Karen Chance

urban fantasy that was published by the author and has 10 pages.

Explore it on Goodreads five-stars

Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Curse the Dawn, Death's Mistress, Hunt the Moon, Chicks Kick Butt, Fury's Kiss, "The Gauntlet", "The Queen's Witch", "House at Cobb End", Midnight's Daughter, Claimed by Shadow, Touch the Dark, Embrace the Night, Tempt the Stars, "In Vino Veritas", Reap the Wind,

A free short story that falls in at 5.5 in the Cassandra Palmer urban fantasy series and revolves around the current Pythia, Cassie Palmer.

My Take

Oh, lol! This one is too funny. Pritkin would never be taken for a fashion plate, but that’s the bribe when Augustine loses his model. And everyone jumps in on it, hunting down the look for Pritkin. Oh, man, ya gotta read this one for the fun and the fashion choices, lol!

Whew…*fanning my face*…that final choice was a doozy. Hmmm, I think I have to go back and take another look…maybe use it for a desktop picture, lol…

The Story

It’s the eve of one of Augustine’s fashion shows, and Cassie has a time travel problem. For some reason, people in the past don’t take kindly to shorts and a tank top on a woman.

And Augustine is just the man to design the right outfit! Now, if she can just win this bet…

The Characters

Cassie Palmer is the Pythia no one wants. John Pritkin is half-incubus and half-human. He’s also a war mage and Cassie’s bodyguard. Billy Joe is a ghost attached to Cassie. Marco is her chief vampire bodyguard.

Caleb is a friend of Pritkin’s and a fellow war mage. Jonas is Cassie’s part-time magic teacher and the head of the Silver Circle.

Augustine is a truly talented clothing designer. Tacky in some ways and amazing in others. I adore reading about his designs — they’re so much fun!

Rosier is Pritkin’s father, Cassie’s arch nemesis, and, oh yeah, a prince of the incubi, and a demon lord of Hell.

The Cover & Title

The cover is a crack-up with its casual businessman-look against a smoky gray background. Three empty black suits in white button-downs and ties standing in casual poses, waiting for the right “natural man” to be chosen. The title is a yellow swirl of flourishes and scrolls.

The title is urge, bet, and speculation. How would one go about “Updating Pritkin”?