How to Catch and Keep a Vampire
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to date one of the undead? (I see heads nodding...) Of course you have...and who could blame you? With the influx of books and movies featuring a new spin on this archetypal character of the night, they have turned into everything a girl could dream of. Dashing, daring, gorgeous, dedicated, astounding beings that creep into our dreams and sweep us off our feet. But what about the vampires of old? You know...the ones that scared the "hee bee gee bees" out of us as children (or adults) no matter what medium they were presented in. Surely they haven't just disappeared or changed their tune.....not to worry they are still out there in force and apparently welcome the prospect of dating you!
Author Diana Laurence provides readers with a rather unique dating guide....to the undead. If you've ever wanted to know what might happen should you be tempted to the other end of the dating pool, this is a book for you. (Or for those just curious enough to wonder what if....and then have a good chuckle.) Does the blood letting part of the relationship scare you a bit? According to her research, they are not all out to just drain you dry....many are looking for companionship (and many in this case not only refers to the vampires, but the number of companions.....). Long to have the ultimate protector and mate by your side? Be prepared to share! With all the time they have on their hands, they are not big on the monogamy bit. Ever wonder if that new red ribbon bracelet trend was really ALL about a religious following? Maybe yes, maybe no (remember, this is all in good fun...no offense meant to anyone)....some may say it signals a true "believer" of another sort. Depending upon the wrist it is displayed, there is another connotation of it all together.
When I first saw the title for this in my Shelf Awareness newsletter, I thought to myself....now that sounds like fun! (Not the dating the undead part, the book itself! Although....) I mean it's October. The month of spooky, creepy, scary, fun-ness....what better time to read a book about snagging the attention of the opposite undead sex? Lucky me, I was able to procure a copy of this for my reading pleasure and your review-reading enjoyment! I have to say, it was pretty good! Presented from a first person "how-to" stand point, it deals with your inclinations in a serious yet friendly fashion....after all, the author is telling you about her experiences first hand, including one that may lead to her having a new perspective by books end.... (nope, I'm not going to tell you how it turns out...that would spoil the fun!) Entertainment for both the timeless romantic as well as the "bad girl wannabe" in us all, it allows readers to take a look at dating the darker side. After reading up on the pros and cons from somewhere who's "been there, done that"...see if you aren't the least bit tempted....
The ARC of this book was received courtesy of Andy of Sellers Publishing, Inc. (THANKS!)
Who is your favorite vampire and why? (Can be from books or movies.) Do you vote for the good guy, the bad guy, or the run-for-your-life guy? Whether you've actually thought about this or not, give it a go! I'm rather curious to see who turns up....
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Until next time....happy reading!