"Lizzie is now the Queen of The Vampires and she’s pregnant with Tucker’s child, conceived before her turning. What the whole Vampire race is eager to witness if she can turn humans now, if she can then her rule begins and she’s determined to make change - if she can’t then it spells doom to the Royal Vampires..."
Clark Hays & Kathleen McFall
Pages: 362 pages
Publisher: Pumpjack Press on May 1st 2012
Form: Paperback (from the author for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Western Paranormal Thriller
Series: Cowboy and Vampire #2
Amazon: Buy / $8.04 (Kindle) ( EU price, click to see yours )
Amazon: Buy /$ 8.79 (Paperback)
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $14.44 (Paperback)
Blood and Whiskey starts where The Cowboy and The Vampire left off, Lizzie is now the Queen of The Vampires and she’s pregnant with Tucker’s child, conceived before her turning. What the whole Vampire race is eager to witness if she can turn humans now, if she can then her rule begins and she’s determined to make change - if she can’t then it spells doom to the Royal Vampires who will become extinct and free reign to the Reptiles who won’t miss their chance at gaining freedom and power.
It’s not all politics, Tucker and Lenny discover a gruesome effect of manufactured blood as Lenny’s niece goes missing, also with Lizzie pregnant Tucker wants to propose. Let’s not forget Elita’s education to following the Coda, her struggle to feed only from the evil seems to take it’s sweet time. And then there is Rurik, a Russian Vampire with more plots and schemes that one could count, and the Council of Nine, the most powerful Vampires in the whole world, heading to LonePine.
From toasting evil pop tarts to disgruntled porcupines Blood and Whiskey continues the unique journey of Lizzie and Tucker in a small town full of eccentric individuals, dogs and now a collection of world’s most powerful vampires in an astronomer’s convention. You can see how this is gonna turn out. Blood and Whiskey is entertaining, witty and fun with great twist of adventure and vampire politics spiced with anarchy!
I love it how either Lizzie or Tucker didn’t change much at all, Lizzie was still a new vampire refusing to drink from people and Tucker was just as grumpy about her vampire status as before, but they both had the undying ( bun intended ) devotion and love for each other, something that always beats the odds!
Blood and Whiskey is almost urban fantasy except it takes place in the not so urban LonePine, and it’s more paranormal than fantasy hence one should probably call it a Western Paranormal Thriller… And even that doesn’t sound quite right, I’m at odds what to call them! How about Excellent? Well they are! The writing is engaging, poetic and very dark at times, it has that dark corners, lurking in the night thriller feel to it with the paranormal of vampires, the good and the bad and the ugly – and the comic effect of conspiracy theories, military uppers, thermite grenades and animals with tons of odd personality.
An awesome mix of funny, evil and sexy, with loads of interesting vampire politics, wacky characters ( both evil and not-so ) witty one liners and enough action to prevent you from putting the book down!
Hays and McFall did it again, Blood and Whiskey is a great continuation to The Cowboy and The Vampire! These two novels come with my highest recommendation!
And were aren't even close to being done yet!
Today is Day One of the Cowboy and Whiskey Weekend!
Check out what is coming up tomorrow and Sunday ~ and below is the Giveaway! This weekend promises to be a fun one! Don't be squeamish to comment, the authors will be dropping by this weekend!
Friday 27th Day 1~ 5 Star Review of Blood and Whiskey ( you are here! )
Saturday 28th Day 2 ~ Guest Blog by Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall!
Includes a Cowboy top 5 and City Slicker top 5!
Sunday 29th Day 3 ~ Author Interview with the creators of Cowboy and Vampire novels,
Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays!
+2 for commenting on the Review, +2 for commenting on the Guest Blog and +2 for commenting on the Interview!
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The Giveaway is Open Friday 27th - Monday 30th! ( nice of us to give one extra day right, we are just awesome like that! ;) )
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