Saturday, July 12, 2008

“Real Vampires Get Lucky” by Gerry Bartlett

After 400 years, you’d think that by now I’d be able to know trouble when I smelled it…

Blood. Type B. Human. Coming from the alley behind my shop. A female loan shark named Lucky had been attacked and left for dead. To save her, I Glory St. Clair, did something I never wanted to resort to. I turned a human into a vampire. It’s not that I regret changing Lucky. I had no choice. I will say though, eternity would have been safer without her.

Vamps prefer a low profile. Not Lucky. So what if she has a sexy rock star ex-boyfriend and great shoes? Who died and made her Queen of the Damned? Her flamboyant behavior is not only drawing every vampire hunter within miles-its bringing her would-be killer out of hiding too.

Good news is, Lucky’s mobster father is offering a big reward to catch him. Bad news is, underworlds are about to collide- and the odds aren’t exactly in my favor.
This is the third outing for Glory St. Clair and I believe the best in the series so far. I was unsure how to adequately describe the style of these paranormal romances, until I came across Jayne’s review (over at Dear Author) of an earlier book in the series which she describes as Vamp Lit – Sex in the City style. Thanks Jayne. Of course Jayne’s review was way less then positive, but hey, call me shallow I love these books. And the covers and titles are great too. Glory continues to grow as a character and take charge of her life. I find her first-person dialogue funny, her personality at times artless but always endearing. Some new characters are introduced and are likely to be recurring. Recommended.

The next volume comes out early next year and is called Real Vampires Don’t Diet.

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