Sign Me Up for This Kind of Trouble! Vampire Trouble by Sara Humphreys

Posted July 8, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Sign Me Up for This Kind of Trouble! Vampire Trouble by Sara HumphreysVampire Trouble by Sara Humphreys
Series: Dead in the City #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on July 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 320 pages
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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four-stars

Shane Quesada, a four-century old vampire sentry, is known for cold, unemotional precision when hunting rogue vampires.

Maya Robertson is a youngling vampire who will not be controlled—and to prove it, she rejects Shane’s protection—only to find herself in over her head with an alpha werewolf.

Soon, a war between the coven and the werewolf clan ignites, and Maya and Shane flee to Louisiana, where their passion for each other grows—as does Maya’s power. When she finds herself at the center of the conflict, will she finally trust Shane with her life—and her heart?

With so many vampire paranormal romances out there it’s really refreshing to read one that has a different sin on vampires. Sara Humphrey’s Vampire Trouble has some of what I’ve come to think of as basic vampire elements but then she twist them to make them her own unique creatures.

Basic Vamp Characteristics:

  • Fangs. Check
  • Drinks blood. Check
  • Super speed. Check
  • Avoids the sun. Check

Some Not so Basic Vamp Characteristics:

  • Bloodmates
  • Daywalkers
  • Pregnant Vamps
  • Can Fly
  • Telepathic

Maya Roberston is a baby vamp. She was turned five years ago in order to save her life after she was attacked. She a blonde bomb shell with a full dose of snark and has no need for a man unless he’s human, a creep and she’s hungry.

Shane Quesada is an old vamp (400 years) and a loner. Oh and sexy as hell even if smiling would hurt him. Shane is a warrior and in his long vampire life has never allowed himself to fall in love but night after night he stalks Maya the pretty bartender at the local vampire friendly bar.

Both Maya and Shane are jaded but in different ways and for different reasons. But there’s no doubt they are attracted to each other. And when they are put together in order to stop a war that Maya’s actions may have started. Oh and Maya has a mysterious past that not even she knows the truth about.

Vampire Trouble is my first Sara Humphrey’s book and it will not be my last. Next on my TBR is the first book in the Dead in the City series, Tall, Dark and Vampire.

If you’re looking for a sexy paranormal romance with a side of mystery and suspense you really should pick up Vampire Trouble and see what kinds of trouble Maya and Shane get into.

 

 Excerpt from Vampire Trouble

“Have you been able to reach the Emperor yet? Has he spoken with King Heinrich?”

“Yes.” Olivia’s tone was one of wariness. “Apparently, King Heinrich was equally surprised to hear about Horace’s arrival. The poor guy apologized profusely and said if the kid and his pack caused any trouble, he would deal with it at once. He also offered to have his oldest son, Prince Killian, come to the city to keep an eye on his kid brother, but I told him that I didn’t think that would be necessary. A pack of six wolves is bad enough, no reason to make it seven. I’m not looking for a fight, and taking the king at his word is a good way to start.”

“A wise choice.”

“I hope so.” Olivia’s hands rested on her large belly. “But we have to err on the side of caution, and if something does go down, I want my coven prepared. That said, Doug is going to do some battle training with the girls. Sadie is already well-­schooled and Trixie is a natural fighter, but Suzie and Maya need some help. Suzie’s afraid of her own shadow, but she has to learn to defend herself. We could always use your input.”

“Of course. So…Maya has had no training.” Shane kept his voice low, even though his head filled with memories of Maya being dragged into the alley. “No battle experience.”

“No.” Olivia paused for a moment. “I’ve tried, but she’s shown little interest in any kind of fight training.”

“May I ask you something?” Shane kept his gaze straight ahead. “It’s…personal.”

“Sure,” Olivia said with some amusement.

Shane stopped in front of the door that led to his apartment and turned to face Olivia. He clasped his hands behind his back and wrestled against four hundred years of pomp and circumstance.

“It’s okay, Shane.” Sensing his unease, Olivia smiled and gave him a reassuring pat on the shoulder. “Just ask.”

“What can you tell me about Maya?”

“Maya?” Olivia let out a sigh and Van whined at her feet in empathy. “How much time have you got?” Shane’s look of confusion elicited a loud laugh from Olivia. “Let’s just say that there’s a lot more to that girl than meets the eye. I can’t tell you Maya’s story.”

“I understand.” Shane nodded. “It’s not your story to tell.”

“No.” Olivia frowned. “Well, the problem is, I don’t know her story. Not her full story, anyway.”

“But you’re her maker. You turned her and drank her blood, which gave you her blood memories. Olivia, you should know more about her than anyone.”

“I should,” Olivia said quietly, “and to some extent I do. I know what happened on the night she died, and that was pretty fucking horrible, but that’s it. For some reason, one I’ve never been able to figure out, I could only see the night she died. Her entire life before that is a blur, and the only one who will be able to shed any light on Maya’s past is Maya.”

He nodded his understanding because of his similar experience when he drank Maya’s blood. Shane refrained from mentioning that part to the czar. Before he could ask anything else, a gust of wind blew into the hallway and Doug appeared next to Olivia with a look on his face that hovered between concerned and annoyed.

 

 

About Sara Humphreys

Sara Humphreys is the award winning author of the Amoveo Legend series. The third book in the series, UNTAMED, won two PRISM awards–Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. The first two novels from her Dead in the City series have been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award. Sara was also a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me.

She loves writing hot heroes and heroines with moxie but above all, Sara adores a satisfying happily-ever-after. She lives in New York with Mr. H., their four amazing sons, and two adorable pups. When she’s not writing or hanging out with the men in her life, she can be found working out with Shaun T in her living room or chatting with readers on Facebook.

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