ARC Review: Tall, Dark and Vampire by Sara Humphreys

Posted August 8, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Tall, Dark and Vampire by Sara Humphreys
Tall, Dark, and Vampire
by Sara Humphreys

4 Stars


Released: August 6, 2013
Series: Dead in the City #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 289
Format: ARC

“TALL, DARK AND VAMPIRE has rekindled my appetite for all things fangy and paranormal.” ~Under the Covers

I am so excited I’ve finally read a Sara Humphreys book!  My OCD tells me that I’m cheating because I read book 1 in a spin off series.  I may still be twitching about that, but I’ll get over it.

After being on what felt like a paranormal fast, TALL, DARK AND VAMPIRE has rekindled my appetite for all things fangy and paranormal.

First of all, I’m a fan of the night club setting for books.  Charlaine Harris gave us Fangtasia, Ellen Schreiber wrote about The Coffin Club and J.R. Ward created Zero Sum.  I love the paranormal clubs.  A bit goth and full of lurking supernaturals.  Now we get “The Coven” a hip NYC club run by vampires, and kickass chicks at that.

As I said before, this book ties in with Ms. Humphreys “Amoveo Legend” books but it gives a glimpse of a different side of her supernatural world.  Dead in the City is not about her shifters but more about vampires.  Olivia is the club owner and also the ruler of the coven.  She’s been celibate since she was turned because she lost her human love that same night.  She’s also been taking in strays (making vampires of people who needed rescuing).  And throughout all these centuries, she’s never forgotten her human love.  However she has created some powerful enemies along the way.

I’m a sucker for second chance romances and Olivia does get a second chance to be with the only man she’s ever loved.  Doug may be human now but he’s had dreams about Olivia in vivid detail since he can remember.  Now that he finally finds her, it’s in the middle of a murder investigation he’s leading which seems to center around her and her club.  But the inevitable attraction and pull they have towards one another are greater than any risk and any danger there could be in them being together.  Sizzling chemistry!

Vampire politics, big bad councils, love and betrayal.  TALL, DARK and VAMPIRE packs a punch of smexy and mystery that will leave you hooked for more.  Definitely an enjoyable read which will make me rectify the fact that I haven’t read this author’s work before, sooner rather than later.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Sara Humphreys

Sara has been a lover of both the paranormal and romance novels for years. Her sci-fi/fantasy/romance obsession began years ago with the TV Series STAR TREK and an enormous crush on Captain Kirk. That sci-fi obsession soon evolved into the love of all types of fantasy/paranormal; vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and of course shape shifters.

Sara is married to her college sweetheart, Will. They live in New York with their 4 boys and 2 insanely loud dogs. Life is busy but never dull.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

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Thanks for the review Francesca…defintely checking this out!

Erica Pillera
Erica Pillera

Can t wait to read this LOVE her!!!!!

Great review thanks

Barb H-K
Barb H-K

Based on your review Francesca, I just bought the book. I too, like the paranormal club scene. Thanks for the great review

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