"And when Veronica meets the unearthly handsome Christian Dale, the agency's odd acronym V.A.M.P begins to take on a whole new meaning. Tackling her sister's wedding actually starts to seem like a piece of cake . . ."
Pages: 89 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Published: June, 2011
Form: E-book (from personal library)
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Chick-Lit
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Excerpt: Checking Out the Coffins
Veronica has to get a date to her evil sister's wedding or she'll never hear the end of it, so she does what she never thought she'd do, hire and escort. Her co-worker directs her to V.A.M.P. Inc, and when she gets there she's guided to 8 coffins with pictures on top, she's about to bolt ( she's not into the Hollywood gimmick dating ) but gives the coffins a polite go to not upset the saleslady.
The picture of the guy in coffin three gets her blood pumping and she can't help but be drawn to the guys and she reluctantly says yes to hire Christian dale as her escort for the wedding. Next evening Christian arrives to take her to the evening wedding and the attraction is instant, undeniable and bloody hell, hot! Focusing on keeping her legs crossed the pair takes to the limo. Sure the guy insist being a vampire - though being very modest about it but not packing out of it - and Veronica tries to get him to take his fangs off, so they won't spoil the wedding.
As it turns out, the fangs aren't fake, neither is Christian and most certainly neither is the lust boiling between them... there is more than dating going on, but only he knows what it is.
"Her rent-a-date looked her over attentively, complitely tuned in. When her eyes met his, Veronica experienced another wobble. It felt suddenly as though curtain had gone up between them, revealing something relevant that had been long buried, though she didn't know what exactly.
She heard an audible click of whatever it was snapping into place between them, and felt the oncoming rush of an even bigger wave of heat. A tingling sensation crept up her arms and across her shoulders, with the concentrated impact of a traveling space heater.
She looked away first then pulled her knees so tightly together, both inner thighs cramped up.
"Are these seats heated?" She asked bit too quickly, too loudly, aware that her skirt had hiked up to mid thigh and that her stockings were showing lace."
This book was an absolute joy to read! Veronica and the Vampire is fun, witty, sexy and sweet at the same time! I loved how easy and fun this was to read, I loved Veronica's cheerfully quirky attitude and her downright freak-outs about the wedding.
I loved how Christian didn't have to do much to be her rock and her hard place, ummm bun intended. ;) I loved how he wasn't overly moody vampire, he was a guy looking for a girl and when he finally found her he just seemed happy ( yay! for the lack of angsty vamp for a while! ), and well… sizzlingly sexy while being happy. ;)
The story was interesting, veronica was genuinely upset because of her family, it didn't feel fluffy or superficial panic but down to the core kind of unease, very well done. Her sister really was a bitch and the wedding horrifying to Veronica even though she had Christian by her side.
This 90 page book didn't have a dull moment in it! The story was fast-pace, interesting, well put together and had plenty of action be it confrontation, sexual tension or a amusing meltdown. I would categorize this as a sweet romance as it didn't have sex in it - but it sure was a hot read with Veronica's urges to jump Christian's bones quite adamant.
You'll like this if... you like your romances sweet, filled with sexual tension, funny and witty in the Chic-Lit style and with a powerful, hot, vampire to boot.