Book Eight, The Hot Damned Series
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I have to trap the most evil, worst bad dude in existence without actually turning him to ash. So, what’s a Vampyre to do? For starters, enter an undead beauty pageant—in Oklahoma—where the hair is jacked and the contestants are busty and brainless.
My name is Venus. I’m a two-hundred-year old killing machine and I’m trading in my daggers and sword for a sparkly dress and an obscene swim suit. Tiny strips of Lycra are not my typical battle wear, but when in Oklahoma…
Armed with a fairly decent attitude, two debatably heterosexual insane old ladies, a woman I’d wanted to kill less than eight hours ago and the possible love of my undead life, I’m in over my head with this. Of course I have no clue what this is going to entail, but that’s never stopped me before.
I’m learning quickly nothing is as it seems—not my past and least of all my future. With the not-so-angelic Angels watching our every move and more butt glue, lipstick and hairspray than I knew existed, I’m gonna take my fate by the balls and twist. Hard.
In a race with death for the cursed life of the man I’m falling in love with, there’s no room for error. Especially when I can’t decide if I’d rather head butt him or jump his sexy bones.
Mixed up in a tangled trap of spotlights, sequins and seduction, I’m gunning for a crown and my happily ever after with the arrogant alpha-hole who makes me feel alive.
And the winner is…
Another laugh riot book in the gut-busting Hot Damned series! Venus has been a supporting character in the first seven books, always ready to defend the Royal Family and her friends; and now she has her moment to shine. I’ve loved her ever since book one with “the Warrior Prince is a formal taco stand.” She bonded with Astrid immediately, and embraced her into the wacky family of Prada-loving Vampyres. We finally get more pieces of her story, and what she’s been through in the last two hundred years. Will she finally get her happily ever after?
Vlad is on the loose, and Gareth is inching closer to permanent death, along with three of his siblings. Our favorite crew has to locate Vlad and try really, really hard not to kill him before he removes the curse. Harder than it sounds when you’re dealing with a thousand year old master vamp, and of course his flunkies! The angels have their work cut out for them to find the traitor on their side, and Satan is waiting his turn to get Vlad in his clutches. All Venus has to do is enter a beauty pageant for the undead. Simple, right?
The twists and turns and new characters introduced kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t put it down until I finished, although I really wanted to read slower so it would last longer! One looooonngggg road trip with Martha and Jane, favors from Satan, one somewhat destroyed hotel room, four girls who underestimate our Venus (and pay the price), new friendships, and a true mate round out our story. Venus gets to thank her savior for turning her so many centuries ago, realize that perception is not always reality, and that people aren’t always what or who they seem to be.
Will Venus be able to let go of her hatred in order to find happiness? Will she listen to The Kev, despite her desire for vengeance? Will she be able to come up with a talent in time for the pageant? Will Martha and Jane whip out their boob tubes and butt glue to save the day? Will Gareth pole dance with Mother Nature? Tune in to find out!
There are certain things I look for when deciding what to rate a book. Did it hold my interest? Were the characters engaging? Did the storyline flow well ? Was there any distracting rambling? Did it cause me to lose track of time? And finally, putting aside everyone's individual idiosyncrasies, do I think anyone and everyone should read it? Saying this book is perfection really doesn't do it justice. The entertainment factor alone is off the charts! The characters are people you wish you really had in reality. A five star rating almost seems too subdued. It is a guarantee that you will laugh, you will also feel your heart wrench at times, and you will also want to reach into the pages and either slap someone Sicily or shake some sense into them. If you have a weak system, please be aware you need to read this close to a bathroom because the laughter may cause accidents. Humbly awaiting book 9.
Another winner by this amazing author. I always enjoy her books and they always make me laugh and smile. I love this cast of characters she has created for us. Martha and Jane crack me up in each and every book. If you are fan of this series you do not want to miss this one