The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire
Author: Sara Humphreys
Reviewers: Gikany and Una
What We’re Talking About:
The Good, the Bad and the Vampire is the fourth book in the Dead in the City series. This latest offering is another fun and witty romp in this ever-expanding mythology. Gikany and Una liked Dakota and Trixie’s journey and we wonder what will happen next in this world.
First, we enjoyed the dynamic between Dakota and Trixie. They are two vampires who appear to be polar opposites, yet are magnetically attracted to each other. Although Trixie tries to fight her growing attraction to Dakota for her own personal reasons, Dakota is determined to win her over. We loved the banter between them as they danced around this mating urge. It was fun to watch as Trixie came to terms with the fact that Dakota may not be what she expected or wanted in a mate, but was exactly who she needed. Dakota was a fascinating character that was able to give Trixie the space and time she needed to make her own decision.
One interesting aspect of this series is the ever-evolving mythology. The first book in the Dead in the City series, Tall, Dark and Vampire, had a half-demon vampire mating with a full vampire. Then in the third book, Vampires Never Cry Wolf, we were introduced to werewolves. Now, we have gargoyles and witches thrown into the mix. Yes, gargoyles. Although the plight of the gargoyles was fascinating, we wonder what could possible be next. What we find most intriguing about this world is the ability for all these different species to interbreed. We really wonder what the future holds for this world. Could there be a cross breed of all the supernatural creatures eventually? We really did enjoy the addition of these creatures and wonder if we might get a story within the gargoyle world.
This is the final book in the Dead in the City series. We hope that Ms. Humphreys changes her mind and gives us more, since we like the romantic adventures in this world. The characters are fun and the mythology is fascinating. We would even be content with a spin-off set in the same world: maybe we can have a demon/gargoyle pairing? Either way, we do hope that there will be more in the world.
Our Rating: B, Liked It
About the Book:
He wants eternity?
Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he’s still a Texas good ol’ boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux-the most badass punk rock chick in town-the old-fashioned way.
Over her undead body…
Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake-the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch and not grow old with. So it’ll take going to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires before she admits Dakota’s courtship makes her blood hum. Turns out chivalry’s not dead after all.
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Series: Dead in the City #4
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (320 pages), e-book
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley
The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire (Dead in the City #4)
Reviews in the Series:
Tall, Dark and Vampire by Sara Humphreys (Dead in the City #1)
Vampire Trouble by Sara Humphreys (Dead in the City #2)
Vampires Never Cry Wolf by Sara Humphreys (Dead in the City #3)