Thursday, March 27, 2014

[Pat's Review]: "Sex and the Single Vamp"

Sex and the Single Vamp by Robin Covington 
Publisher: Entangled: Covet (March 24, 2014)  
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Cici Trent, vampire and media darling, spends her days finding true love for humans and supernaturals (the "Others") at her dating agency. But someone is trying to sabotage her business and she needs help. Unfortunately, the best man for the job is the one who broke her still-beating heart two hundred fifty-four years ago.

Deacon is a patient vampire. He’s only loved one woman in over three hundred years— CiCi— and she chose another. So when she shows up in his office asking for help, he finally has the chance to lay that demon to rest. He’ll help her, but for a price—a night in his bed.

Adrenaline, mischief, and a little late-night B&E light the passion that even a couple of lifetimes couldn’t put out. But Deacon has a secret and when Cici is suddenly mortal, his deception might be the only way restore her immortality. Can love bridge the gap between a heartbeat and forever?

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Reviews of Other Books by Covington 

Sweet Southern Betrayal -- Pat
Playing the Part -- Kame

Pat's Review:

What would our world be like with Vampires and Shapeshifters living together in Washington D.C.?  Ms. Covington brings us up close and personal with a matchmaking agency being focused on by a hate group, and the head of a security agency who has been in love with our heroine  for two hundred and forty years!  Did I get your attention?

Felicity Trent, known as Cici, has been a vampire since 1775. In Williamsburg, Virginia her family was massacred and left to die. She was saved by an unknown person, who brought her into the vampire life, and left her with someone to take care of her, and teach her the ways.  In present day D.C. Cici runs a very popular matchmaking agency called Your Better Half.  She is widely seen on talk shows, and the Internet, to boost the popularity of her business. It is controversial because many feel that humans and "others" should not mingle.  Your Better Half has had four clients murdered, and the police are looking at Ceci as a person of interest. She needs help, and only one person has that ability.

Thomas Samuel Deacon was in Williamsburg, and a close friend of Cici's father. It actually was Josiah, as he lay dying who begged Thomas to save his daughter.  Reluctantly, he did, and left her with someone he trusted. He was in love with her then, despite the feeling she had rejected him, and is very much in love with her now.  His business is known as Aura Mortis Security, and Deacon's second in command and best friend is Andy Silverfox, American Indian and were shapeshifter. Cici and Deacon have not seen each other since 1943, when they both worked as spies for the U.S. He has been covertly keeping an eye on her every move since then.  He's not surprised when he sees her in his office. He does not believe humans and others should be mated. Humans age and die, immortals do not, loss and heartbreak follow.  He does agree that she needs help and someone to protect her. He doesn't want her money though. He proposes one night in his bed, and they can move on with their eternal lives. At least he hopes one night will do.  Cici agrees with one stipulation. He has to find her Maker.

This is a suspenseful story, lots of twists, and even includes a few gasps!  My imagination was totally stirred thinking of life with vampires, shapeshifters, supernaturals and humans living side by side. Of course, there is a hate group bent on destruction to add to the story.

I have read and enjoyed all of Ms. Covington's contemporary romances. This is a different path for her but equally enjoyable.  Her voice is entertaining, as are her characters.  Highly recommend this novel, especially if you enjoy immortals.

     5 STARS!

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Pat received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Meet Pat:

Hi I'm Pat Fordyce. I am a retired pediatric nurse living in coastal North Carolina. Being retired I get to do one of my favorite things .....READ..... I love to read and talk about books, and my reviews are my voice. I also volunteer at our Public Library a few days a week. So glad to be joining The Book Queen's group of guest reviewers.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! :) Another 5 star paranormal? Oh, lucky girl! Sadly a lot of the PNRs I have found lately have been hit or miss. I'm putting this one on my list as well. 

Have you read Robin Covington before?

Pst -- if you are interested in reading Sex and the Single Vamp, it is only $0.99!


Until Next Time,


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1 comment :

Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

LOL Pat you TOTALLY got my attention. I so need to give this a read. What a fun concept :)