Sunday, June 8, 2014

Early Review - Vampire Trouble (Dead in the City #2) by Sara Humphreys

Expected publication: July 1st 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

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Shane Quesada, a four-century old vampire sentry, is known for cold, unemotional precision when hunting rogue vampires.

Maya Robertson is a youngling vampire who will not be controlled—and to prove it, she rejects Shane’s protection—only to find herself in over her head with an alpha werewolf.

Soon, a war between the coven and the werewolf clan ignites, and Maya and Shane flee to Louisiana, where their passion for each other grows—as does Maya’s power. When she finds herself at the center of the conflict, will she finally trust Shane with her life—and her heart?
(blurb from Goodreads)

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I just love Sara Humphreys because you never know what to expect from her characters. In Vampire Trouble, we have our lucious, but very stern hero, Shane, who I see as a buff Benjamin Bratt.


He lives for his position as a sentry for the vampire czars of New York. He is a complete loner and eschews all things emotional. Except for his increasing fixation on youngling vampire, Maya. She is his complete opposite, a terrible flirt, and not at all fond of rules or those who follow them. Knowing a little of her background, Shane is still protective over the tiny rebel. Maya died as the result of a sexual assault.

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I saw Maya as a snarky Hayden Panettiere. She would have fit right in with any New Adult group, and it took a while for me to warm up to her. She was an extremely "bite off her nose to spite her face" type of rebellious and absolutely went out of her way to pull away from those in her coven family who loved her. It got irritating at times and caused the majority of the drama.

By the time she realizes the ramifications of her thoughtless actions, bad karma has come to town in the form of some nasty weres.  Shane and Maya form the basis of a relationship and then just as Maya becomes a totally kick ass vamp chick, Shane gets a wild hair and makes my other eye twitch. Of course if true love ran smooth, well this might be a tad bit boring. However it is anything but, it is sexy, and surprising. Lots of action and twists, and some wonderful visits from old friends, like my besties, the Amoveo crew. There's even a mention of Asmodeus, the main man from Sara Humpherys serial novel. I love series that intersect and nobody does it better than Sara. I was so sad to see the end of this book because even when it's dark and the characters are working my nerves, it's like being irritated at your family. You still love them. This was one of those books that after you read it, you pull out all of the older books and reread them so you don't lose touch. (I mean ALL the books, too) I honestly think that if she published a book a week that I might finally be content.

There is also an introduction to a not nasty were, who also just happens to be a prince. I think he has an eye on one of Maya's buddies. *wink wink* And he just happens to decide to stay in New York. A vamp and a wolf, who ever heard of such? I can't wait! Oh, and there is an extra special joyful surprise in Vampire Trouble, but you'll have to read it yourself because I'm not telling! Superb job, Sara and keep em coming!

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1 comment:

Sara Humphreys said...

Thank you. A thousand times....thank you xx