Tuesday, January 3, 2012

So You Wanna Date A Vampire...

Posted by Bethany at January 03, 2012
Happy Tuesday All,

Recently I found out that Beth Fantaskey's Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side (YA Paranormal) was out on Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook for free for a limited time. Having seen this book in stores and curious about it, I figured I'd go ahead and check it out.

Some people described the story as "tongue in cheek". I personally, just plain enjoyed it.

There was a scene that I excitedly told a friend was, "romantic without being romantic." That is, you could sense the romance there, even if the scene itself wasn't strictly romantic. That kind of writing is way cool.

When Lucius, a member of Romanian vampire royalty, first arrives in the rural American town he's not quite sure what to expect. At first he's appalled by the "peasant" way folks live. Gradually, though, he becomes intrigued.

Jessica, the heroine, finds herself caught between the world she knows, and a world she's being pulled into. How does she reconcile what she always thought she was, with what she's to become? How can she agree to marry Lucius and honor a pact that was made at the time of her birth, when her analytical mind can't even begin to process the idea that vampires are real?

Things get sticky when vengeful humans get involved. And even stickier the moment elders in the vampire community get tired of waiting for the pact to be honored.

For me, I was sad when it ended. I really got into it and wanted more. Fortunately, the sequel, Jessica Rules The Dark Side, is due out January 10, 2012, so there isn't long to wait.

Have A Tantalizing Tuesday!


Tonette Joyce on Tuesday, 03 January, 2012 said...

Ihave resloved to do more writing, but you keep introducing me to so many interesting writers and books! I am backlogged! Seriously, once again, looks like you baited me with an amusing vampire book and I may 'bite'!
Hope it's warm in your point in TX; we had been so very lucky through all the holidays, but winter has hit HARD quicky and it is VERY cold here.
Stay warm!

Bethany on Tuesday, 03 January, 2012 said...


LOL. Well, then I better warn you: I'm going to be reporting on at least 2 more YA novels this week (these next ones that I report on are the books I got for Christmas). I'm starting SWEET VENOM by Tera Lynn Childs today (well technically already kind of started it, but haven't gotten past page 1 because I had to go to bed, then this morning had to do some other stuff). I wish it would stay cold because the back and forth business that's been going on with our temperatures down here has been annoying, but at least we've had some cold days and Christmas was cooler than the 75 degrees we had last week. Thanks for dropping by and best wishes on your writing :-)

nutspan on Tuesday, 03 January, 2012 said...

thanks for the heads up with the free book!

Bethany on Wednesday, 04 January, 2012 said...

No problem nutspan! Thank you for dropping by :-)


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