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06 December 2007 @ 10:04 pm
Vamps and the City by Kerrelyn Sparks  
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Who says a vamp can't have it all?

Darcy Newhart thought it was a stroke of genius - the first-ever reality TV show where mortals vie with vampires for the title of The Sexiest Man on Earth. As the show's director, Darcy's career would be on track again. And she can finally have a life apart from the vampire harem. Okay, so she's still technically dead, but two out of three's not bad. Now she just has to make sure that a mortal doesn't win. If only she wasn't so distracted by a super-sexy and live contestant named Austin...

But Darcy doesn't know the worst of it. Austin Erickson is actually a vampire slayer! And he's got his eye on the show's leggy blond director. Only problem is, he's never wanted any woman - living or dead - as badly. But if he wins her heart, will he lose his soul? And if it means an eternity of hot, passionate loving with Darcy, does that really matter anyway?


An interesting premise I thought, and then I met the misogynistic-esque Austin, and the two-dimensional Darcy (who I mistook for a man for a moment). Sure there is some spark of chemistry between our two protagonists, but I couldn't be quite convinced that Austin really did want Darcy in the end, or whether he was simply listening to his lusty appetite, as he displayed a strong disdain for the "undead" throughout the book that never truly shook off.

In spite of this major flaw, it was still readable.

Verdict: 2.5/5 - you'll feel more "alive" reading Dracula.

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This "adult content flag" is most peculiar. It seems that everything I write henceforth is flagged "adult"... *rolls eyes*