The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 1:
Meeting and Mating
Series or Stand Alone: The Vampire Relationship Guide series, volume one
Release Date: March 2011
Publisher: Helios Media, Inc
Pages: 140 (ebook)
Author Site: http://www.evelynlafont.wordpress.com/
My Rating: 3.75/5
Source: Received for review from The Bookish Snob Promotions
Josie wants what she's never been able to have--sex with a vampire. When she receives an invitation to a party thrown by one of the world's richest vamps, she doesn't stop to question her luck; she just jumps into her favorite stilettos and heads out to the event of a lifetime, secretly hoping that she'll come home with a party favor in the shape of a sexy coffin dweller.
But the great undead, much to Josie's chagrin, aren't just pale sexbots with pointy teeth waiting to satisfy her carnal desires; they are dangerous--and sometimes cranky. With a single-minded focus on fulfilling her sole sexual longing, Josie unwittingly entrenches herself in the twisted and sometimes antagonistic world of vampire relationships with no one to guide her, but herself.
Even with all the hype that vampires have received over the past few years I don’t think I’ll ever truly get tired of them. I especially enjoy authors that try to re-invent vampire lore or add unique twists to spice things up. Evelyn LaFont has successfully written a funny, inventive, sexy, and addicting tale that I’m really looking forward to continuing.
Josie may be a little single-minded but she’s really funny. She has a great inner monologue and says things that would normally come out of my mouth. She even calls herself a teenage boy in one part of the book because all she wants in life right now is a date and some hot sex with a vampire. So although we don’t have that little tidbit in common I find that I really enjoyed her personality. There were times when she was somewhat ignorant and naïve but its hard to stay mad at a woman like Josie.
Her two vampire love interests are complete opposites. Gregory is tall, dark, and handsome…and when I say dark I mean it quite literally. Gregory is one of the few vampires who enjoy a good spray tan every now and then. He’s also very wealthy but still decent enough to be a kind person – or vampire. Walker is the epitome of bad boy… complete with asshole-ish tendencies with sweet moments sprinkled randomly in. He’s sort of got a bi-polar disorder where he’s semi-nice one moment and a complete jerk the next. But he’s also sort of irresistible. I feel Josie’s pain… I loved the sexual tension between Josie and both vamps. I found it yummy and completely understandable. Josie’s got a lot on her plate and it’s full of sexy vampire man trouble.
I was actually very surprised at the craziness that was the end. It had a lot of depth to it that I wasn’t really expecting to find. It added a somewhat serious undertone to an overall funny read. I refuse to give anything away because you’ll really want to read the ending for yourself. I know I’m definitely going to be reading the next volume in The Vampire Relationship Guide. Josie is sure to find herself in more trouble and I’ll be along for the ride.
P.S. (cover talk)
It’s very fun! If you hang around and stop by tomorrow on Evelyn’s blog tour you’ll see Evelyn’s cover idea. The basic concept is the same but it’s funny how the two differ! There’s also a ebook copy up for grabs so be sure to come back!