Book Review

by Sara Humphreys

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

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The first book of this new series by Humphreys shines with fascinating new characters, as well as appearances from her Amoveo series characters. Humphreys switches it up with an all-female vampire coven. Leader Olivia Hollingsworth is a strong woman who has been around for hundreds of years and knows how and when to take charge. Readers will not want to wait for more from the very talented Humphreys!

Vampire Olivia Hollingsworth is the leader of an all-female vampire coven headquartered in her NYC nightclub, the Coven. Then, the body of a young man turns up, and detectives start asking questions. Detective Doug Paxton is investigating the murder. When he meets Olivia, he feels that he knows her from somewhere. Olivia is stunned to see the love of her human life, Doug, in her club. How is this possible? She watched as he was murdered long ago. As the duo team up to try to solve the odd murders, they also grow more attracted to each other. (SOURCEBOOKS, Aug., 320 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Jennifer Wilson


Published: August 2013

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Tall, Dark and Vampire

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on August 27, 2013 - 9:28am.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
*eARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Tall, Dark and Vampire, the debut book of Sara's new DEAD IN THE CITY series, was a fun vampire romance with some great characters, a sweet love affair, and just enough action to keep things interesting!

Our heroine, Olivia, was first introduced in book #4 of Sara's AMOVEO LEGEND series. She's a very strong female lead - nightclub owner, head of the coven, ex-sentry - and yet has this incredible hidden weakness, her desire to be loved, which makes her just vulnerable enough to be 'real'.

Doug, our hero, is a no-nonsense detective working on a mass murder case, but when he comes face to face with the woman of his dreams (literally), his world is forever shaken and nothing remains as it was.

The couple had a tense love affair, with neither side wanting to give much and adapt to the way things needed to be, but it made for some steamy scenes. And the HEA in this book... STELLAR!

The story as a whole was chock full of fun twists and awesome action, and if you call the 'whodunit' at the end I will be surprised. I'm usually pretty good about figuring these things out ahead of time, but this one most definitely shocked me. :)

While there is some bleed over from the AMOVEO LEGEND series, the book reads fine as a stand alone. There are some returning characters and some references that will probably make more sense if you have read the other shifter series, but you won't be lost if you haven't and decide that you want to jump right into the DEAD IN THE CITY series.

Recommended? Absolutely. :)