Tall, Dark and Fangsome, by Michelle Rowen
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)
Author Michelle Rowen has sold twelve novels in paranormal romance, futuristic romantic suspense, and young adult fantasy to some of the top publishing houses. She has been on the Waldenbooks romance bestsellers list, is the winner of the 2007 Holt Medallion for Best First Book, and her alter ego Michelle Maddox was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Other titles include: Stakes & Stilettos, Angel With Attitude, Bitten & Smitten, Lady & the Vamp, and Fanged & Fabulous. Michelle resides in Southern Ontario, where she is the Vice President of the Toronto Romance Writers.
Sarah Dearly’s vampire life began about a year ago when a blind date went horribly wrong. It’s not all bad, but it’s not all B-positive cocktails either. A curse has made her a nightwalker, the most vicious and almost extinct kind of vampire there is. It forces her to wear a charm that keeps her deadly appetite at bay, but it’s starting to wear off. Her master boyfriend, Thierry, is in a century long marriage that he cannot get out of, and her friends are still trying to hook her up. To top it off, a hunter from hell named Gideon Chase has forced her to break up with her very sexy, very French boyfriend to help him escape a doom of eternal hellfire. Turning up the heat, he threatens to kill the ones she loves if he doesn’t obey his orders. As if that wasn’t bad enough, her growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a sensitive side, is clouding her judgment. Will her dark side take over before she can cure herself of the curse in time to stop Gideon? More importantly, can she still have a happily forever after with Thierry?
I don’t get to say this very often, but Michelle Rowen is truly a unique voice in this genre. It is no wonder at all how she has gained such a large following or won as many awards. To take a supernatural element in books like vampires, and put a different spin on it is tough, but she pulls it off. Vampires walking by day, a curse is what makes them evil, etc. Inventive. Add to the mix that this is a clever and humorous spin on a usually serious paranormal romance genre, and you have a lethal combination. Told in first-person point-of-view, you will be laughing until your sides ache by the time you get to chapter two. Witty, distinct, and imaginative- you will be dying to read more of her work, (pun intended).
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