Monday, September 10, 2012
Review: Vampire State of Mind
Author: Jane Lovering
Publisher: Choc Lit
Review Rating: 3.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS
Blurb: Jessica Grant knows vampires only too well. She runs the York Council tracker programme making sure that Otherworlders are all where they should be, keeps the filing in order and drinks far too much coffee.
To Jess, vampires are annoying and arrogant and far too sexy for their own good, particularly her ex-colleague Sil, who’s now in charge of Otherworld York. When a demon turns up and threatens not just Jess, but the whole world order, she and Sil are forced to work together. But then Jess turns out to be the key to saving the world, which puts a very different slant on their relationship.
The stakes are high. They are also very, very pointy and Jess isn’t afraid to use them - even on the vampire that she’s rather afraid she’s falling in love with ...
Review: Vampire State of Mind has a unique beginning ... in place of a prologue, the story opens with a `Wikipedia' page detailing the history of the vampires. The `Theories' section is quite profound!
The heroine Jessica's job is to keep tabs on these Otherworlders. Jessica is a deliciously feisty heroine who can see the funny side of almost everything, so she endeared herself to me straight away. She has some wonderfully laid back one-liners, such as 'he described himself as my sidekick, which I suppose was true, considering there were no front or back kicks' and 'my job had its compensations - all the paperclips I could carry home'.
The hero Sil, an Otherworlder, is 'spectacularly well dressed', gorgeous and sexy, but he IS an alien, so Jessica would be mad to fall in love with him. Guess what happens?
Well - things didn't turn out in the way I'd expected, and I got a lot of surprises. There is much to hold your interest in Vampire State of Mind. Action packed with plenty of suspense and as well as the paranormal/romance you'll find humor, emotions, intrigue and a couple of surprises (that I didn't see coming). And a bit of British humor.