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by Michele Bardsley

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

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Add the name Michele Bardsley to the ranks of talented paranormal authors who wield humor as a deft weapon. Told in first person, and with a biting sense of humor, this amusing take on vampire life focuses on the highs and lows of adapting to new circumstances. Both the characters and the world scenario offer loads of possibilities for further adventures, which means there are many more hours of reading pleasure ahead!

Single mother Jessica Matthews takes out the trash and winds up dead, attacked by a starving vampire. Waking up sucking on an extremely handsome man is a perk, but the no-sunlight thing is a definite downer. With little choice but to adapt to her sudden change in circumstances, Jessica is startled to learn that her small Oklahoma town is being turned into paranormal central.

And wouldn't you know that politics has reared its ugly head: There's a war being waged between the Consortium of vampires and a group calling itself the Wraith. Jessica already has enough on her plate, trying to raise two kids and deciding if she wants to bond herself to hunky vampire Patrick O'Halloran for the next century. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Sep., 352 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Signet Eclipse

Published: September 2006

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I'm The Vampire, That's Why

Submitted by mlacroix on July 20, 2010 - 5:15pm.

In Broken Heart, Oklahoma there are more single mothers than anywhere else in the United States. While taking out the trash mother Jessica Matthews is attacked by something, she doesn't know and while she's dying she's saved by a vampire Patrick O'Halloran. She becomes one of several new vampires made that night in Broken Heart. The problem was the majority of them have children. How was she suppose to watch her children grow up and evenually die? Now she finds out that a consortium has bought out Broken Heart and has set up shop for all things paranormal.

I barely got thru this book. I liked the characters, but the plot was rather to tedious for me. I know several people who have enjoyed this book, but I'm not one of them.