Lynda Hilburn has created a fascinating world of vampires and the supernatural in Denver, Colorado. Believable, exciting and different this series is one any vampire lover will surely adore.
Hilburn’s writing style is exquisite and her imagery amazing. Dark Harvest is complex, sexy, dark and entertaining. The author has done a fabulous job of blending the supernatural and the real world and showing us how they completely overlap.
She has a great way of explaining weird things in a way that anyone can understand. The author has a background of being a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist (among other very interesting things that blend in with the supernatural credibility…makes you wonder…) and does a fabulous job of bringing that knowledge into her book without being preachy or superior.
This is a book vampire fans will not want to miss. I think Hilburn is a unique, up and coming author that is going to make a name for herself in the vampire genre. I wonder why she switched names mid career. I see she has published a couple other vampire novels under the name Hera St. Aubyn through small presses. I think with the talent and storytelling abilities she brings to Dark Harvest, Hilburn should be with a major publisher, not smaller ones.
I really have to go back and read the first in the series, The Vampire Shrink, so I can get a better feel for Devereux because right now he’s the only issue I have, not complex or complete enough but perhaps his character was fleshed out better in the first book. Kismet is complex and quirky and I can’t wait to see how her character will progress and deal with all the changes that happened to her in Dark Harvest.
In Dark Harvest, Kismet Knight, psychologist to the local vampire crowd, becomes the target of a crazy vampire killer who happens to be the oldest and most powerful vampire around, and also the most deranged. While her vampire boyfriend tried to protect her, a local reporter befriends Kismet and leads her astray and into trouble. Everyone tried to keep Kismet safe but her stubbornness and the spell, Hallow, the crazy vamp killer, has cast over her, make it impossible for her to stay out of trouble.
Incredible story full of twists and turns and complexity that make it worth reading, it will leave you wanting more. More as in another book in the series.
Denver psychologist Kismet Knight counsels vampires. Her life changed forever when she discovered a dark preternatural underworld and became involved with gorgeous, eight-centuries-old Devereux, the powerful leader of a vampire coven. Still adjusting to her new role as an expert on all things paranormal—as well as her unexpected notoriety and new clientele—she schedules what she believes is simply another radio interview. She couldn’t be more mistaken. Not only does the radio host behave very strangely, but an ominous, on-air call turns Kismet’s world upside-down—again. Meanwhile, Luna, Devereux’s hostile, femme fatale personal assistant recognizes a perfect opportunity to throw a wrench into her boss’s blossoming relationship with the human psychologist and, to complicate matters further, Kismet’s old boyfriend, self-absorbed psychologist Tom Radcliffe, shows up with his own outlandish request.
Lynda Hilburn is the author of The Vampire Shrink. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.