Originally Posted by steven522
For anyone looking for an alternate read in-between Dresden releases, I recommend the Monster Hunter International
series by Larry Correia.
You can get the first three books in a combines ebook at the Baen eBooks web store
for around $6.
It has a good narrative, similar to the first-person view of the Dresden series. There is a well-balanced mixture of action and humor with some word-play going on between the monster/fantasy realm and the "real" world. Also, it is based mostly in and around Alabama (although that may just be a personal preference of mine).
There are plenty of monsters in the mix from vampires and zombies to ancient demons and Lovecraftian elder gods. The monster hunters themselves come from varied backgrounds so it's not a pure-military group on the action side (which again may be just a personal preference). And we do have some mysticism and magic added to the mix.
Monsters are real. The government tries to keep the general populace unaware of them (shades of MIB) and has their own task force to handle monster related incidents. There is also a government-back bounty system in-place that pays private individuals for taking out any stray monster.
This is where MHI comes in. If you have survived a monster attack, you are aware of the true situation and they will try to recruit you for their private-business monster hunting team. The teams handle the monsters and everyone splits the bounty.
I'll give you odds that Nyssa's gonna' squeal, holler and scream at you 'bout you giving her more backlog on her TBR!
P.S. Grabbed up a copy!