Tall, Dark & Fangsome by Michelle Rowen

Immortality Bites, Book 5

Synopsis: Sarah Dearly’s vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn’t obey his orders. That includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry and turning Gideon into an immortal vamp so he can escape a doom of eternal hellfire.

Making things worse are Sarah’s growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a vulnerable side . . . but is it for real? Will Sarah’s dark side take over? Or can she cure herself of the nightwalker curse in time to stop Gideon and finally live happily ever after with Thierry . . . forever?

Review: And here’s the last volume of the series. After reading the fourth book, I was curious to see how Sarah would be able to solve her problems. I must say they have only amplified throughout the novels.

To save the people she loves, and to finally get the solution to her condition as Nocturne, Sarah must help her mortal enemy: Gideon, the former leader of the vampire hunters. And for that, he also requires several things: Sarah needs to leave Thierry (the hardest thing she’s ever done) and to deliver the Red Devil (Mission equally complicated it must be said). And while they both play a game to hide their true motives, it seems that the condition of the young woman is only getting worse. The biggest problem there? It may well be that the young woman, or at least a part of her, is a little too close to the hunter who is interested in her without her really understanding the reason.

I really enjoyed reading the last book and it was a real surprise to find all the characters from previous novels like Janie, Quinn or Veronique. Many things happen throughout the chapters. We discover a few revelations about the characters and it’s true that I was very curious to see how Sarah would be able to escape. Yes because since I had the opportunity to read the spin-off series I knew about the purpose of the story. By cons I have to say I did not expect this kind of solution. We also discover an irritating and arrogant young wizard/demon, but he brings a light touch to the novel that I enjoyed.

The end was very well found, which is always a bit tricky, I think, with final volumes and the story had made me want to immerse myself in the following spin -off series to find Sarah and Thierry again. It’s in any case as whenever a volume that can be read lightly and in a short time.



Stakes and Stilettos by Michelle Rowen

Immortality Bites, Book 4

Synopsis: Newly vamped Sarah Dearly wants her normal life back, but fate is fighting against her. She tries to get a regular job and gets staked in the interview, only to be rescued by a masked vampire who calls himself the Red Devil. Then a wallflower-turned-witch curses her, making her a bloodthirsty, sun-allergic nightwalker–the worst vampire there is. As if all that weren’t enough, she can’t get married because her 600-year-old boyfriend, Thierry, is in a centuries-long marriage of convenience he can’t escape.

As Sarah’s nightwalker tendencies make her more dangerous, even to those she loves, she’ll have to counteract that curse, unmask the increasingly intriguing Red Devil, and get a commitment from her man. But if that’s what it takes to secure her happiness, Sarah is ready…even if it means embracing her inner vamp to do it.

Review: This is another series that I started a long time ago and have not finished despite the fact that I have all the novels. I think it’s just the lack of time, because I really like Sarah Dearly and it was a pleasure to finally see her again. I also continued with the last book in the series after the end of this fourth book. But just so you know, there is also a spin-off series a little less chick-lit than this one and more like a mystery one. Two volumes are already out, and I can tell you that I really liked the first one.

Sarah is still struggling to adapt to her vampire condition and I must say that after 10 weeks, many things happened, and not just some good ones. It’s crazy enough to realize that so little time was spent in spite of all these events. Since the leader of the vampire hunters died in the previous book, we might think that Sarah and Thierry could finally have some time for them to rest, but that’s not counting the continual misfortune of the young woman. Yes, because some persons really seem interested in the fact that she possesses the blood of two different master vampires in her, and they dream of being transformed by her, whether she agrees or not. But it also seems that a person known to be dead for centuries is back, determined to interfere in the life of our heroine. Something more? Going to her high school reunion, Sarah will face an old friend who has decided to take revenge, something that will completely change her life by transforming her in a sort of cliché vampire and it will give her impulses she would have preferred to avoid. She must find a solution and soon!

It is always a pleasure to follow Sarah as she is a bouncy and dynamic character. She always makes me think of the Queen Betsy Series by MaryJanice Davidson. It must be said that the books revolve around the same universe of vampires, humor and very talented heroines for disastrous situations. Of course we also have more about the relationship between Sarah and Thierry and I must say that I loved seeing what this man could do for her, even if for others it seems so little. I was also eager to discover the identity of the vampire become an urban legend and it is true that I did not expect at all to this character and even less the reason behind this assistance. I do not know if I’m too naive, but it is true that it was a real surprise. But the problems are just beginning and the next book will bring the answers we expected, and I ‘m curious to see how our heroes will get out of this situation.

A nice read and as I say, I’m now reading the last novel to know the purpose of the story.