Thursday, August 8, 2013

Vamp

Title: Vamp
Author: Rob Rosen
Publisher: MLR Press
ISBN/BIN: MLR-1-02013-0115
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Humor
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Jack is minding his own business, working a job he does not really like when one day a call comes in that changes his life forever.  Finding out that a world of paranormal beings live around him is shocking enough, but realizing that he carries a dormant gene that allows him to become a vampire is not something he expected to hear.

Rob Rosen’s newest story, Vamp, takes place within the same world as his Queerwolf story; however, the two do not need to be read together.  In this newest story, the main character, Jack, believes he is an orphan, until he gets a call saying he had a cousin, Boris.  Unfortunately, before Jack gets the chance to meet his new cousin, he is told that Boris has died in a “hunting” accident.  From this point on, Jack’s life takes on a whole new twist.

The story is told in first person from Jack’s point of view and Mr. Rosen does an excellent job bringing Jack’s personality across.  At the same time, Jack brings the rest of the cast alive for the readers.  One of those characters is Steven, who fans of Mr. Rosen will remember was a bit of a baddy in Queerwolf.   These two really click and the passion between them is hot.  There are many more secondary characters woven into this story and most will have you laughing out loud.  There are many twists and one in particular will leave you shocked.

Vamp also takes a new look at the Vampire sub-genre and the new changes are sure to bring the author some new fans.  The way in which Jack was “brought over” is one of the new twists used by the author.  I will leave the rest up to you to discover, be prepared to laugh more than once.  The snarky dialog, wonderfully written characters, and slight mystery that are woven throughout Vamp will keep you tied to the story. 

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