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Series: Cowboy and Vampire #1
Published by Midnight Ink Books on October 8th 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Western Romance
Pages: 392 pages
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Reporter Lizzie Vaughan doesn't realize it, but she has 2,000 years of royal Vampiric blood coursing through her veins. Neither she nor Tucker, her cowboy lover, has any idea that Julius, the leader of the undead, has a diabolical plan to reign over darkness for all eternity--with Lizzie at his side. Lizzie battles for her life--and her soul--as she and Tucker find themselves caught up in a vampire war, pursued by hordes of Julius' maniacal, bloodthirsty followers. Who will be left standing when the sun rises?
The Cowboy and The Vampire is about good and evil. It has a unique, somewhat religious twist to the vampire myth; where the humans are referred to as Adamites by the vampires.
The story is told from both Lizzie and Tucker’s point of views. I enjoyed Tucker’s side a little more since there was some tongue in cheek humor and we got to see some pretty funny side characters through his eyes.
The back of the book states that The Cowboy and The Vampire is “A Darkly Romantic Mystery”, well there were some romantic aspects but it was not the main focus (aka no smexy scenes). As far as the Mystery part….not so much. And yeah there were some dark parts but it’s by no way the darkest book I’ve ever read. I think the use of the humor by naming the Tucker’s horse Snort shows that there are some very light moments.
Basically you have an average Joe (Tucker) and a New York reporter (Lizzie) thrown into a romantic relationship and then again thrown into the world of vampires. For the most part I enjoyed the book but it did take me a while to finish it. I kept getting distracted by other books causing me to put this one down a few times. But that will not stop me from reading the second book, Whiskey and Blood.
NOTE: There was a gross out factor for me. Yeah vampires drink blood but I was a little grossed out by the fact that the bad guy wanted to drink Lizzie’s menses blood. ECK!