Anthology: The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
Story: 3 of 24
Romance Featured: Half-demons & Vampires
Opening Line: “When I said I was in the mood for a meat market, I meant that metaphorically.”
Tiffany and Melanie are two twenty-something half –demons from Armstrong’s Otherworld universe. They are out for a night on the town and Tiffany wants to check out the local vampire bar for the ‘real deal’ hoping to hook up for a little paranormal romance. Melanie on the other hand is a little jaded having had a string of loser boyfriends and is not quite as enthusiastic, but nevertheless curious.
A simple trip to the Vamp Tramp club turns into an adventure for the girls when they encounter an FBI agent on the hunt, a hot vampire and a serial killer. The dialogue and banter between the girls is sharp and takes playful stabs at paranormal tropes. Melanie is wonderfully bitchy with some great lines and presence.
Amazing how much can be packed into 20 pages. Even Cassandra, the vampire council member from the series puts in a guest appearance as part of the sting operation to catch the bad guy. And yes Melanie gets her man. Humorous and light-hearted, I quite liked this one.
Mini Profile of Kelley Armstrong
USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Otherworld series.
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