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Thursday, September 22, 2011

REVIEW: The Cowboy and the Vampire by Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays

Reporter Lizzie Vaughan doesn’t realize it, but she has 2,000 years of royal Vampiric blood coursing through her veins. Neither she nor Tucker, her cowboy lover, has any idea that Julius, the leader of the undead, has a diabolical plan to reign over darkness for all eternity—with Lizzie at his side.

Lizzie battles for her life—and her soul—as she and Tucker find themselves caught up in a vampire war, pursued by hordes of Julius’ maniacal, bloodthirsty followers.

Who will be left standing when the sun rises?

“Deliciously dark.”—BOOKLIST

Check out the book's website at www.cowboyandvampire.com.

Book: The Cowboy and the Vampire by Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays
Release Date: October 8, 2010
Format: Paperback
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Series: Standalone
Obtained: As part of a book tour
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It took me almost two weeks to read The Cowboy and the Vampire, and the terrible part was that it wasn't because I didn't enjoy it. I did. The problem was that the cover and title combined to make it impossible to read in public. No way was I about to strut my stuff all over campus carrying this monstrosity. So, unfortunately, the book stayed at home and I read a whole lot of non-fiction about television writing when I would otherwise have been reading this.

Lizzie and Tucker were a really cute couple, and I think that they worked really well together. I loved reading about their story, and how their relationship progressed over the course of the book, even when they were apart.

The supporting cast was great, and I thought that the little character guide at the beginning was a really cute idea, and it worked amazingly with this particular book. My favorite part, though, was how the characters' speech reflected their backgrounds. Tucker, being a cowboy and all, had shitty grammar and used many southern colloquialisms, but not to the point of sounding unrealistic. It made the characters' voices easier for me to imagine as I read.

If you're looking for an exciting, fun, and romantic book with a few paranormal goodies, then The Cowboy and the Vampire would be a great choice.