Diary of A Vampire Stripper
*Submitted for review by Author*
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Her best friend is a werewolf. Her boyfriend is a ghoul. And she really, REALLY can’t stand her vampire husband.
Trying to juggle college tuition and rent, young Audra Perez seeks a fast fix to her financial woes by auditioning as a stripper for the Hoochie Coochie Club. What she didn’t expect was to actually be chosen! Barely a few months into her new job, she becomes acquainted with a mysterious, distinguished gentleman by the name of Darren Von Eldon, and they secretly begin dating against club rules. Then one passionate night at his beach house changes Audra’s life forever.
Now as a newly-awakened vampire, this only adds to her day-to-day mundane burdens. Refusing to drain humans, she hunts birds for nourishment, and finagles a way to avoid going to classes during the day. But bigger problems loom ahead. Radical cops that know about her kind roam the night, seeking to destroy any and all ‘monsters’, and her best friend’s family has a bone to pick with Audra’s. Headless bodies are turning up on vamp and were turf, each side blaming the other for the murders. It’s up to Audra and her friend Lu to figure out who’s doing the killings, and their search leads them beneath the city streets to encounter an abomination neither one of them will ever forget.
And the relationship issues? Well, it’s not easy dealing with a boyfriend and a vampire husband, so let’s not even go there…
All I can say is...Wow. This was a really amazing read, exceeded my expectations twice over. The originality of this is just brilliant and it sucked me in right from the start, I couldn’t stop reading and I didn’t want to stop! I loved the way it was written; it flowed so well and there wasn’t any useless scenes or unwanted information being thrown at you. There is some great humour right from the start with this book and throughout the read itself. The “Crotch-Tarantula” moment made me laugh so much;
"She’d put Sasquatch to shame with that matted muff. Hello, ever heard of a razor? Nair? Electrolysis? Something?! Naturally, the guys whooped and hollered again. How guys could love a crotch-tarantula was beyond my comprehension."
This had the perfect amount of steamy scenes in it; nothing can ruin a book faster than too much steam and not enough story. The Audra and Paul situation I was both expecting at all, how they came together and it worked out, even though at the end now things are rather complicated and I am interested to see what happens in the nest installment between the two of them. Darren started off so seemingly nice and gentlemanly but his true colours certainly showed through by the end, I hope Audra finds a way out of her ties with him, he is nothing but bad news. I just really enjoyed reading this book, it’s one of those reads that instantly captures you and leaves you wanting more, at least that is what it did for me. I can’t wait to see what happens next!