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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Monday, August 1, 2011

In the Company of Vampires by Katie MacAlister

In the Company of Vampires: A Dark Ones Novel
When Francesca arrives at GothFaire to save her mother from the trickster god, Loki, things go from bad to worse. Her immortal ex, Benedikt, is there, full of secrets-and with a new girlfriend. Now Fran must battle a power-hungry group who wishes to dominate both the immortal and mortal worlds-and the woman who claimed Ben's heart. It's a good thing Fran's no ordinary mortal... (courtesy of Amazon)

Definitely read 2 short stories by Katie Maxwell (Macalister’s pen name in YA) before reading this addition to the Dark Ones series. The two short stories can be found in Confessions of a Vampire’s Girlfriend or in standalone YA books – Got Fangs? and Circus of the Darned). I didn’t realize that before I dove into the new Dark One book, and had to back track just a bit.

Even though I was off kilter a little, MacAlister sets up Ben and Fran well in this book. Ben and Fran have a great banter between them. Fran is quite the pistol. With the shorts, I was able to wrap myself in to the heat and tension in the adult book even more, as it brings together their history. There is a little blankness in the 5 years that have passed, but the love of the chemistry between them truly drives the book. MacAlister has given another Moravian the chance at finding their Beloved, only this chance couldn’t be harder.

After 5 years, Ben is still hoping Fran will still come around, of course he didn’t expect to have her see him with another chic! Thankfully, the ever jealous pistol Fran, won’t back down. Battling would be girlfriends, and still someone on a murderous rampage, Fran has her work cut out for her.  Finally, they can come together, but will it be enough for Fran to truly become Ben’s Beloved? I found this book to be refreshing, lots of good humor as well as hot sex. I think the shower scenes, one in the YA book and one in this adult book, make for an interesting read in its self.  MacAlister definitely has a knack for bringing the fun, romance and mystery together.

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