ORDER A COPY: The Real Werewives of Vampire County
Publishing Date: November 1, 2011
Paperback: 304 Pages
Rating: Each story rated separately
I’m Pureblood Were, And Proud Of It. . .
“Where Darkness Lives” by Alexandra Ivy
No one’s more surprised than Sophia when she’s struck by an unfamiliar maternal urge to move near her daughters. But instead of being greeted by a welcome committee, she’s targeted by kidnappers. . .and saddled with a gorgeous bodyguard on a mission to protect—and seduce. . .
I’m A Tomboy At Heart, But I Want A Man Who Makes Me Feel Like A Real Woman. .”Murder on Mysteria Lane” by Angie Fox
When a werewolf trophy wife is found dead in Vampire County, Heather McPhee goes undercover to investigate. Heather’s never been a mascara-and-manicures sort of girl, but she’s willing to learn. Especially with sexy vampire detective Lucien Mead posing as her husband. . .
Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Werewolves? Not Me, That’s For Sure. . .
“What’s Yours is Mine” by Jess Haines
Still Waters is like many other exclusive gated communities—except that it’s home to one of the largest werewolf packs in the state. But Tiffany Winters isn’t frightened of her big, bad new neighbors. In fact, she intends to take her place among the pack. . .
This Is A Town Full Of Secrets. And I Intend To Uncover All Of Them. . .
“Werewolves in Chic Clothing” by Tami Dane
Ever since Christine Price moved in with her fiancé, Jonathan, and his twelve year-old son, she’s worked hard to fit in with a cadre of local women whose lives seem picture-perfect. Except no one in Jon’s upscale neighborhood is quite who they appear to be. Least of all Jon. . .
Where Darkness Lives – Alexandra Ivy. Sophia is a revered among the werewolves. She was one of the few females in the past centuries able to bear children. She is the mother of the four purebred females, one of whom was the current Queen of the Weres. But someone is trying to kill her, and she is forced to hire a bodyguard. Enter Luc, a gorgeous, purebred alpha male who wants to do more than just guard her body. Together they try to keep Sophia alive and feed their mutual desires before time runs out.
Usually I find that short stories feel rushed or the romance feels forced. I am happy to say this story was perfectly paced, and story was quite enjoyable. This is not the first time we have met Sophia in the Guardians of Eternity series, but you do not have to be a fan of the series or know the other characters to enjoy this story. We meet Sophia for the first time in Darkness Everlasting. In that story she is cold and selfish. I am happy to say that although she is still a bit self-centered, her character seems to have grown.
Very enjoyable story.
Rating: 5 stars
Murder on Mysteria Lane – by Angie Fox. Eternal Life Estates in Vampire County (or more commonly referred to as Malibu) is where the elite of the supernatural world want to live. And there is no hotter trend for the up and coming vampire, than a werewife. But when one of these werewives turns up dead, the vampire counsel send vampire, Lucian Mead, their best detective, to investigate. But Lucian needs help from werewolf Heather McPhee, who has the power to get into your head and pull out the truth. Although blending in with the locals may be hard since Heather’s idea of high fashion is something with a lot of pockets for all her weapons. Together they go undercover as the new mixed couple on Mysteria Lane to find out what happened before the werepack declares war on Vampire County.
This was a great story and I am sorry there wasn’t more to it. I loved the characters of Lucian and Heather. I have no idea what Vinny is, but I love him. He’s awesome!
Ms. Fox – Any chance you want to continue the supernatural crime fighting adventures of Lucian and Heather? I, for one, would follow them.
I enjoyed this so much, I have already downloaded Love Bites and Gentlemen Prefer Voodoo by Angie Fox (both downloadable at B&N for $2.99, as of today that is) and will be getting to those in as soon as I can.
Rating: 5 stars
Werewolves in Chic Clothing by Tami Dane. Christine Price quit her job, sold her apartment and is moving to Maryland to start a new life with a wonderful man who she met online. Jonathan Stewart is her Prince Charming and she is looking forward to her happily ever after. Except strange things are happening in her neighborhood, her new neighbors are…odd, and what happened to Jonathan’s first wife, was it suicide or murder…is her Prince Charming really Jack the Ripper.
This was a very intriguing and well written story. Not the usual fare under paranormal romance. It had a very Twilight Zone feel to it. You knew nobody was quite what they seemed, but you really weren’t sure who to trust, or even who was what. Couldn’t put this story down, and I certainly wasn’t going to bed until I finished.
Rating: 5 stars
What’s Yours is Mine by Jess Haines. When the women of Still Waters the exclusive, gated community in NJ saw Tiffany Winters they not only wanted her to join their yacht club, they wanted her to join their pack. The Diamondfangs want to increase their numbers, but only with the most elite people, and they think Tiffany might have what it takes. The question is, is Tiffany all she appears to be.
This was a well written story and it kept me interested until the end. Since I was not familiar with Jess Haines’ series, I was not sure when I was reading it if I was supposed to be excited for the werewolves, or be afraid for Tiffany; did Tiffany want to become a werewolf, or was she a spy for an organization to take down the werewolves. I did look up Ms. Heines’ HGW Investigation Novels which are about P.I. Shiarra Waynest, although this story doesn’t include Shia or her boyfriend Chaz. I am certain I would have enjoyed it more if I was familiar with the series and whether or not the weres or vampires were the good guys or the bad guys.
Rating: 4 stars
Received copy courtesy of Kensington Books. Thank you!
Alexandra Ivy will be joining us on Mon., November 28, 2011. Check it out.
Favorite Scene is from Murder on Mysteria Lane. My copy was an advance uncorrected proof so I apologize if there is any difference in the below from the final printing.
Heather: “Oh believe me, you haven’t even seen riled.” I stood up to him. Eye to chest. “When I can approach her on my terms,” on an even playing field, “her ass is mine. I’ll learn the truth.” He’d seen me in an interrogation room. “Trust me.”
“I don’t see that you have a choice.”
“Touché” he said dryly.
“Stop it. I don’t speak French.”
I kicked off my shoes. This was going to be a long three days. Still I had to keep my wits about me. I didn’t want to let my pack down.
Next came the knives. I stacked them on the hall table. I didn’t choose to be different. I stripped off my panty hose and tossed them over the potted palm.
The whole situation felt so suffocatingly wrong.
I shucked off my yellow baby doll dress and hooked my thumbs under the top of my bra and girdle combination. The cool air hit my overheated skin as I peeled the garment away. I whimpered in relief as it dropped to my feet. Heaven.
I used my toe to flick it away.
In a few seconds I’d be blissfully free. I stopped when I caught sight of my partner.
“What?” I demanded. He had a funny look on his face. Like he’d swallowed a bug. “Lay it on me. What else did I do wrong?”
“Nothing,” he chocked.
So much for honesty. How long had that lasted – five minutes?
He cleared his throat, his gaze positively feral.
Holy heck. Was he going to sink his fangs into me?
My pulse quickened and I took a careful step toward the door. “There’d better be some law against biting your partner.”
“I will not bite you,” he said, his voice rough.
“Then why are you looking at me like I’m the main course?”
“A thousand pardons,” he said, breathy. He’d even taken on a slight Spanish accent. “Your decision to disrobe was most unexpected.”
What did the guy want? I’d kept my red thong. God, I couldn’t wait to get back to the pack where I could run around naked in peace.