The Monster MASH: A dead funny romantic comedy

· The Monster MASH trilogy Book 1 · Angie Fox
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Ancient gods. Modern war. And a star-crossed couple who could use some divine intervention.

The day I was drafted into the army of the gods, all I knew about being a MASH surgeon was what I’d learned from Hawkeye Pierce and Hot Lips Houlihan. Now here I am, Dr. Petra Robichaud, in the middle of an immortal war, assigned to a MASH camp with a nosy sphinx, a vegetarian werewolf, and an uptight vampire who really needs to get a life.


At least they’re all too busy with their own dramas to discover my secret: I can see the dead. It’s a forbidden gift, one that can get me killed, so I haven’t told a soul.


Until the arrestingly intense Galen arrives on my operating table, half-dead and totally to-die-for. When his spirit tries to slip out of his fatally wounded body, I impulsively slip it back in. Call it a rash resurrection. One I’ll live to regret.


Now Commander Galen of Delphi knows my secret, and he’s convinced I’m part of an ancient prophecy—one that can end the war for good. But taking a chance could cost me everything. And it would be easier to convince him to leave me alone, except now the prophecies are starting to come true…


Warning: This novel contains a hefty dose of danger, drama, practical jokes, pet swamp lizards, brooding demigods, adventure, romance, and heart—in a MASH camp where everybody knows your business.


*The core of this book was originally called Immortally Yours, published by St. Martin's Press in 2012. The author has rewritten it into the way she always envisioned the story to be, which means it is now a romantic comedy instead of an angsty book. Oh, and there are a lot more pet swamp lizards, too. 

4.4
26 reviews
Kristina Anderson
December 29, 2020
The Monster MASH by Angie Fox has Dr. Petra Robichaud working in a MASH unit in limbo after being recruited (shanghaied is more liked it) by the New God Army. She has spent the last seven years trying to save the creatures who are fighting in the war between the Old Gods and the New Gods. Petra has a special gift that could get her killed if the gods become aware of it. The only person in her life who knew the truth was her father. Commander Galen of Delphi is on her table and his soul is leaving his body. Petra cannot let him die. She grabs his soul and puts it back into his body bringing Galen back to life. Petra hopes Galen does not remember what happened, but she knows that he looked right at her. Unfortunately, Galen does recall what happened despite Petra’s denials. He believes Petra is the one mentioned in an old prophecy that could finally end the very long war. When prophecies begin coming true, Petra can no longer ignore the inevitable. Petra cannot help but wonder what she must sacrifice in order to end the lengthy war. The Monster MASH is the beginning of a new series for Angie Fox. It is a departure from The Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries with Verity and Frankie. Petra is a strong woman who is used to taking care of others and having no personal life. I did find some of Petra’s characteristics to be contrary with this image especially where romance is concerned. There are a variety of eclectic characters including a vegetarian werewolf, a diva vampire, a demigod warrior, and a riddle happy sphinx security guard. I thought the authors descriptive word imagery brought the scenes to life. I could imagine the stark landscape of limbo where Petra is forced to live and work. There are a couple of humorous moments. I wish there had been more of them to lighten up the story. The Monster MASH has danger, romance, creepy monsters, controlling gods, conflict, death, and horrible food. For those who like the series MASH and paranormal stories, you will enjoy reading The Monster MASH. It is a quick story to read with a preview of what happens in the next installment. The Monster MASH is an intriguing new paranormal series with a dangerous demigod, problematic roommates, nosy neighbors, multiplying swamp lizards, noteworthy news on the paranormal network, a security sphinx, and a physician with a private power.
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Robyn Wood
December 29, 2020
Fantastic new paranormal tale from Angie Fox with memorable characters and a hot romance! Take popular ‘70s tv series MASH, mix in some mythology from across the globe, throw in a touch of action/adventure, sprinkle a little romance novel on the top and you have a fun, exciting read that leaves you looking forward to more. Monster Mash is the first of a three installment trilogy by the author of the Demon Slayer and Southern Ghost Hunter series, Angie Fox. This story opens in the middle of a war between mythological gods, with the old guard on one side, the new blood on the other side, and mortals smack dab in the middle. Involuntary draftee and thoracic surgeon Dr. Petra Robichaud found herself patching up wounded soldiers in a front line mobile surgical hospital, and trying to keep a secret that could get her killed. We follow Petra through crowded operating rooms, dodging bad food in the mess tent, and bonding with her paranormal roomies, who are also fellow surgeons, until one day a soldier comes to her table and changes everything. Fox has certainly found her niche and hits the perfect notes with this book. The settings are colorful and detailed, characters rich and fleshed out, action exciting and suspenseful, and the plot intricate and well crafted. Two things set her writing apart, however. First are her subtle, and at times not so subtle, nods to things outside the world created within that particular book. Mentioning other books, characters, authors, etc. is a lovely wave ‘hello’ to her longtime readers, as well as readers of the genre. Second, her humor is, of course, ever present and always at exactly the right place in the story. I adore Fox’s quirky characters, and she’s got just the right tone with the blossoming romance between Petra and her love interest. The story was very interesting and the reading went quickly. The ending felt a hair rushed, but wrapped things up nicely, and was very satisfying. If you’re into Mary Janice Davidson, Katie MacAlister, or Dakota Cassidy this will be right up your alley. Paranormal, romance, suspense, action/adventure, and humor, this book has it all. A great opener to what promises to be a fantastic new trilogy. Excited for the second installment.
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Cris Bardan
January 3, 2021
Petra Robichaud is one of the doctors/surgeons at the MASH camp located in Limbo, just north of a major hell vent. She was drafted (forced recruitment) 7 years ago into the army of the new gods, in the middle of an immortal war, and was sided with a nosy sphinx, a vegetarian werewolf, and an uptight vampire who needs to get a life. Thankfully they are all just nosy and wrapped up around everyone's drama to notice Petra's secret; she can see the dead. Since it's a forbidden gift if anyone discovered she could be killed, so she lives with the fear of anyone knowing it. She has managed that until Galen arrives at her operating table with a stab wound in his chest, when his spirit tries to leave his body she forces it back inside his body. This unravels a long-standing prophecy regarding a healer whose hands can touch the dead and will receive a bronze dagger. Now this sinfully sexy commander can't seem to leave her and doesn't let her out of his sight. This is book one of this new version of Monster M*A*S*H, I liked it and it confused me a bit, but still, it was a good read. The book starts right off with Petra's shift at the clinic where she is patching up some of the soldiers. I love to have a strong female character who knows how badass she is. The thing that bothered me a bit was not knowing. We reached 70% before we know why Petra is a little bit standoff-ish towards the prophecy and almost as much to get to that first kiss, which had a long time coming. I personally wasn't a fan of the ending considering all the action we were given so far and then poof! It was over. Still, I love how Angie mixed up the drama with some funny stuff that let me tell you were pure gold! I'm super excited to see where the story is going, we know this is not the end, and I can't wait to read more about Petra and Galen's adventure!
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About the author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Angie Fox writes sweet, fun, action-packed mysteries. Her characters are clever and fearless, but in real life, Angie is afraid of basements, bees, and going up stairs when it is dark behind her. Let’s face it. Angie wouldn’t last five minutes in one of her books.


Angie is best known for her SOUTHERN SPIRITS™ mysteries, and for her ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER books. Check out her new Monster MASH trilogy. Visit her at www.angiefox.com.

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