Saturday, March 17, 2012

Early Review: The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn

The Vampire Shrink
Author: Lynda Hilburn
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Publisher: Silver Oak
PhD Vampire Psychologist  Book #1
ISBN:  1402792786
ISBN13: 9781402792786
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Publisher

A sizzlingly sexy urban fantasy sure to feed the hunger of ravenous, vampire-loving fans. Kismet Knight, a brainy Denver-based psychologist with a stalled career and a nonexistent love life, is about to have her world rocked. Not only does her newest patient, Midnight, long to become a vampire, but the teenager insists that a coven of the undead hangs out at a local goth club. The always-rational Kismet dismisses Midnight's claims as the delusions of an attention-starved girl--until bodies start turning up drained of blood and the hottest self-proclaimed vampire ever to walk the face of the earth enters her office.  What's real? What's not? As inexplicable events and romantic opportunities pile up, along with the corpses, Kismet finds herself in a whirlwind of passion, mystery, and danger. But this tough and funny heroine--who doesn't do damsel in distress--is about to turn the vampire-meets-girl convention on its head.

Kismet lead a pretty boring life in my opinion before a girl (Midnight) dressed like a vampire walked into her office. Midnight told her all about how she knew vampires and how she was going to be turned into one. Although Kismet was supportive she did not believe a word Midnight said about the vampires and decided she would start a book about the delusions of people that believed in such things. It very slowly is revealed to Kismet that everything Midnight has said was 100% true and she just might be in way over her head.

Kismet is extremely hard headed and stubborn. She hangs on to her non belief even when the truth is staring her right in the face and their were many points where I wanted to shake the heck out of her. There is a love triangle between Kismet a sexy vampire and a just as sexy FBI profiler. I really liked both guys with Kismet so I'm not really rooting for one over the other.  I felt that the story was well written and it was easy to fall into the scenes. There were a few parts that dragged a little, annoyed me, or that i found a tad bit cheesy but for the most part it had a great storyline and characters. I wasn't crazy about the ending. It cut off way to fast and seemed abrupt but the book as a whole left me interested to see where the series goes.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars