As you know, I’m putting myself to the A to Z Challenge for blogging for the month of April.
For these posts, I’ll be giving an I Love Romance Blog score, not an official review, for books currently on my shelf at home (I know readers must wonder what books inspires us as authors) or ones that are on my TBR list (what I want to read so bad I can’t stand it!). For each book, I will give the blurb, a few lines from the text, then why I liked the book or why I’d want to read it. And for fun, I’ll give a heart rating! ♥
This is my scoring system:
I hope these A to Z Challenge suggestions will help you find a new favorite author, or further cement your love for one, if that’s the case.
Let’s jump into our next book, shall we?
Sisters of the Night by Linda Lee Williams
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Emaline Hoffbrau is a beautiful, confident vampire. After losing the vampire man she loved, she doubts that her soul mate exists. When the charming Garrett Thompson comes along, he turns her world upside-down. Can Garrett accept what Emaline is? Or will he break her heart in a different way?
Juliana Slater is a gorgeous, manipulative vampire. She’s married to Chad Browning, a “regular man.” Although Chad loves Juliana, he’s not sure he wants to be her husband anymore. Will a tragedy decide their fate? Or can the two of them forgive each other and learn to trust again?
Gretchen Eberhardt is living with Bertram Fulbright, a sexy vampire and “ladies’ man.” To complicate matters, he’s slept with her best fang friends. Can a vampire couple find lasting love together? Or will Bert abandon Gretchen for another woman one day?
A few choice lines from the book:
Best fang friends…
When Emaline returned to their table, Juliana grabbed her arm. “Guess who I just saw?”
“Garrett,” she said as she sat down. “I have no idea what he’s doing here, Hilliard. I told him I never wanted to see him again.”
“He must want to see you, Emaline.”
“He doesn’t have the balls to come over, not with all of us sitting at this table.”
Juliana arched a brow. “Really? Well, if I’m not mistaken, that’s him heading our way right now.”
Emaline looked, and sure enough, it was Garrett…long, lean, and just as handsome as ever. Her heart skipped several beats. As if right on cue, Hilliard put his arm around her.
“Happy Saint Patrick’s Day,” Garrett said, grinning like a leprechaun. His gaze drifted from Emaline to the cake. “Are you getting married, Gretchen?”
Everyone was smiling at him, except Hilliard and Emaline.
Gretchen nodded. “To this guy right here.”
Bert shook the hand he extended. He glanced around the table. “It’s nice to see you again, Juliana. Sorry, I don’t know the rest of you…”
Emaline’s rudeness forced Juliana to introduce Garrett to everyone else. His hazel eyes twinkled with alcohol and merriment as he watched her.
“Just wanted to say hi, Em. Now, you don’t have to be afraid you’ll run into me.”
“Garrett, would you please just leave?” she said.
“Yeah, sure. Have fun.” His smile faded as he walked away.
Juliana stared at her. “God, Emaline. You didn’t have to be so mean to him.”
“Don’t you understand? He views us as curiosities.”
Bert shrugged a shoulder. “We are curiosities.”
“I don’t care. I still think he had a lot of nerve coming over here when he can see I’m with someone else.”
Amused, Hilliard said, “I guess you shouldn’t have slept with him, then…or bitten him.”
Emaline flushed. “I told you that in confidence, Doctor.”
All the women laughed, Carly the loudest. “My, you are a busy girl, Emaline,” she teased. “Seriously, it took a lot of courage for Garrett to come over here. Hilliard doesn’t give a damn, do you, Hilly?”
“I only give a damn if he’s harassing her. If not, then it’s Emaline’s call.”
“What is it you don’t like about him, honey?” Sonya asked.
“Maybe he’s no good in bed. Most men aren’t,” Anke said, and she and Elsa snickered and nudged each other. Bert chuckled, shaking his head.
Gretchen observed her. “You should apologize to Garrett. You hurt his feelings.”
Juliana nodded. “Yes, you should. Not that I recommend taking up with a regular man. Right now, I could drain Chad dry and leave his lifeless body in a heap somewhere.”
Hilliard filled Juliana’s and his wine goblets. “You never know, Emaline. Garrett could be your heart’s true desire.”
“Oh, for God’s sake. Now you sound like my poor, misguided mother.”
“Gretchen’s mother is misguided. Yours is sage and sweet-tempered,” Bert said.
Emaline frowned, sure that everyone and everything was against her. She started to pass around plates. “Juliana, cut the cake. Then maybe Bert will cut the crap.”
That brought a round of laughter. Gretchen gazed at her fiancé, her dark eyes glittering almost as brightly as her three-carat diamond.
A sick knot formed in the pit of Emaline’s stomach.
The author, Linda, is a close friend of mine, and I have to say I have been dying to read Sisters of the Night ever since I read the first book in the Blood & Company Series, Old Town Nights! I absolutely loved it and when there were other sequels, I knew I’d love them too!
Now, though I haven’t yet read Sisters, I do have it on my Kindle. I’ve just been so swamped with work. I do plan to read it as soon as I can.
I give this book five hearts, because who can resist three paranormal romance tales in one book? Or a book about vampires? Not me! 🙂
And readers, don’t forget to check out the whole series!