Vampire Games.Tiffany Allee
I loved Tiffany’s Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid, it made me laugh and I enjoyed her easy and effective writing style, so although this was a different sort of novel I thought i’d enjoy it – and I was right. I hadn’t read her earlier OWEA books, didn’t realise there were any (slapped wrist for jeannie for not doing research!) but its not essential as each has a loose connection, but is also a stand alone novel.
Beatrice, she one of those people who are very moral in that if they can help they will, regardless of the cost to themselves. Using her gift does come at a great personal cost though – she touches things to get impressions from them, and as they’re usually involved in some kind of crime it means she gets some pretty horrific impressions, leading to nightmares from which she can’t escape. Still, when Vampire detective Claude needs her help she can’t say no. He’s sexy too – and they had a past romance, which still burns her with memories of how hot it – and he – was…
Claude thinks he’s past his feelings for her, but they quickly re-ignite and soon they’re sharing much more than just the investigation 🙂 I loved Claude, but was cross that he knew of Beatrice abilities and yet just couldn’t believe what she saw, because he didn’t want to believe it. I understood how frustrating Beatrice found that, and how dangerous it made the investigation for both of them.
There’s a nice mix of characters, plots that flow seamlessly and tie up neatly. I hate loose ends when I finish a novel. This took me in places I hadn’t worked out, involving people I hadn’t guessed and that’s always the best – when the ending comes as a surprise. Priced at £1.85 for 146 pages it’s a shortish read, and although I prefer longer novels I know many people with time restrictions like something they can actaully finish!
ARC supplied via publishers
Stars: four and a half – a great fun, well written read