Tall, Dark and Fangsome

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Tall, Dark and Fangsome

Immortality Bites, #5

Sarah Dearly became a vampire only a few months ago but since then her life has been like a roller coaster. Along with becoming a vampire, she obtained a curse making her a nightwalker. Nightwalkers are the creatures that gave vampires a bad name by killing and other nasty stuff. Sarah also gained a sexy French vampire boyfriend, Thierry though she has to pretend they’ve broken up due to vampire hunter Gideon Chase threatening those she cares about.

Gideon has been to hell and was burnt by hell’s fire.  In fact, it’s still burning him causing Gideon constant pain. He believes that if Sarah turns him into a vampire this pain will disappear as will the scars he got in hell. Sarah really doesn’t want to turn Gideon as she believes he is pure evil.
As Sarah tries to figure out how to get out of turning Gideon and getting rid of her curse, she secretly meets with Thierry and learns that someone close to her is passing information on to Gideon. Will she find a way to make everything right or will Gideon get more power than he needs, her curse take over her and her break up become real?
This book picks up where the last one left off. Though I enjoyed this segment of the story, it felt like a segment. This book would be most enjoyed if you were reading the entire series in order.
I did enjoy this book though. There was enough background information spread around that I was able to follow what was going on with ease. I did have questions that I would not have had if I had started with the first book in the series and learned how Sarah became a vampire and gained a curse.
The character interactions were interesting. I loved that Sarah’s best friend, Amy, husband, Barry didn’t like her. His dealings with Sarah were funny and when he had to come to her it was obvious that he hated it. Gideon’s trying to manipulate everyone while also trying to make Sarah feel sorry for him was genus. The fact that there was a populated world with real interactions brought the characters to life.
The world created was well done. It was placed as a world within our world or kind of like a secret society operating within society. There are problems and solutions and power struggles and everything you would normally find in a society. It gave the world dimension and a real feel to it. 
If you enjoy off beat vampire stories that have a bit of humor mixed in with the romance, this may be a book you would enjoy. As I previously stated, you may want to start at the beginning of the series to get the whole story. Still, I enjoyed this book without having read all of the previous stories and would recommend it.

Book Blurb for Tall, Dark and Fangsome

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 via her bite 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 get the chance to live happily ever after with Thierry…forever?

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2009 4.25