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Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
While this tale contains tremendous potential for fun, including a dead vampire rock star and the good old Irish wake his bandmates throw for him, the afterburn of waking up with a new tangle of problems should have readers chuckling, not shaking their heads.
When rock-god vampire Johnny Malone commits suicide, the rest of his group The Impalers gather for an Irish wake only the dead can survive. The alcohol-laced blood and their grief make for a rule-breaking party. Vampire beauty Stella Malone’s bereavement over her brother’s death lands her in the arms of hot bass player Wyatt. But an argument leads to her getting stuck in bat form at the wake. Then there’s the fact that Berto Cortez wakes up with a ring on his finger. Did he really marry washboard player Katie Lambert — and turn her into a vampire? Toss in an alcoholic parrot screaming about a chapel of love and a priest passed out in a bathtub, and it’s enough to turn these four out onto Bourbon Street for some answers. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Nov., 304 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed By: Pat Cooper
Publisher: BERKLEY SENSATION
Published: November 2012