Dead and Dateless

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Dead and Dateless

A Novel of Vampire Love

If you like vampires and werewolves with a bit of murder and mystery and just a touch of comedy then Dead and Dateless is the book for you. Kimberly Raye takes the Paranormal and these other components and mixes them together with just the right touch of comedy that is sure to leave you in stitches.

Dead and Dateless is about a five hundred year old vampire named Lil Marchette that runs a dating service for the normal and paranormal. When one of her clients ends up dead and, I mean the not coming back kind of dead, Lil turns out to be the prime suspect for the case. Lil couldn't bite someone if her life depended on it. She would prefer her blood to come from a bottle. If that wasn't enough for her to deal with she has a set of customers, well you might want to call them a pack of customers, that need mates before the full moon wanes. She must also find out who the killer is along with dealing with her own midnight fantasies of a vampire/bounty hunter named Ty Bonner and maybe make stake a claim on her own true love.

Kimberly Raye will take you on a fun ride with Dead and Dateless. It has such vivid action that I felt as if I was right there in the middle of the story with Lil. Just when you think you have the mystery solved Kimberly turns it around on you. You will be pleasantly surprised with this story, I know I was. This author is on my must by list.

Quoted From The Book:

"Neither do we. There are a total of fifty-two members of our organization, nearly half of whom have mates and don't need your services. I'm here on behalf of the single, uncommitted, aging NUNS. Unlike you vamps, we only have a small window for procreation fifty years to be exact. Desperation always makes one less choosy. Besides, male werewolves are bossy and overbearing and extremely territorial. You have their child and bam, they're ready to pee on every tree in your front yard. While I wouldn't mind of I found the right male werewolf, I haven't and I seriously doubt I'm going to in the next two weeks."

"Why not just go to a sperm bank?"

"We ovulate during an actual sexual encounter. Our reproductive system requires a barrage of stimuli. One can't kiss or touch or nibble a turkey baster dear."

"I see your point."


Book Blurb for Dead and Dateless

SHE’D LIKE HER BLOOD BOTTLED, PLEASE! The sassiest vampire in all of Manhattan, Lil Marchette, is the owner of Dead End Dating -- a matchmaking service for hip, intelligent singles like herself. After only three months, business is booming, and she can finally pay her bills (or, more important, feed a hungry cosmetics addiction). But when one of her clients turns up dead (as in never coming back), Lil is named as the prime suspect. Murder? Sure, she’s a vampire, but she can’t even work up her nerve when it comes to blood-sucking. Hacking somebody to pieces is so out of the question. To make matters worse, Lil must also contend with a pack of werewolves who ask -- no, demand -- that she find each one a tall, dark, and handsome mate before the next full moon. Plus, the to-die-for-if-I wasn’t-already-dead Ty Bonner, a lusciously sexy lover but totally unsuitable eternity mate, is never far from her midnight fantasies. But Lil has no time for such thoughts. She must prove her innocence and focus on pairing off the dead and the furry -- and maybe stake a claim to her own tasty true love.


Night Owl Reviews May, 2007 5.00