Colt Harper: Esteemed Vampire Cat (Colt Harper #1)
Read: 9th – 10th June 2017
My Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars
So, before we get into what I thought about this book, I want you to know that I was lucky enough to be given a digital version of this book for free from the publisher (Curiosity Quills Press) after making a request via Netgally.com in exchange for an honest review.
The expected publication date is 27th June 2017.
Thanks for the advance copy.
So what’s this book about?
Colt Harper: Esteemed Vampire Cat is a science fiction/fantasy novel of approx 170 pages featuring many archaic monsters from a wealth of ancient sources but takes place in our modern human world and is the first novel in Ms Puxty’s new series Colt Harper.
If you’ve read any of my reviews before, you’ll know that I don’t post spoilers of any kind or reveal any plot twists in my book reviews, so here’s what the official blurb has to say about the story:
Colt Harper hates it when you pat a cat the wrong way, or when you upload their faux pas to YouTube. In fact, he’ll probably kill you for it.
As a self-proclaimed master vampire cat, Colt never imagined he’d be sent to community service at a revolting community theater. And for what? Killing humans who don’t buy the expensive brand of cat food? Talk about unfair.
Still, working with a nervous werewolf and a monster addicted to tickling wasn’t on his to-do list.
What’s worse, is he’s falling for a human. Sure, she has green eyes. Sure, she fosters stray cats. But she’s still a disgusting human.
So why is he risking his own life to save her from the chasers?
So, what did I like about it?
Tyrolin Puxty is a new-to-me author and I liked her witty and disrespectful style; I found her writing style very easy to read, I enjoyed the fact that Ms Puxty has created her paranormal world within our own modern one (monsters having to pay for their crimes against humans by way of community service – fantastic!), the pace of this story felt good and I liked the balance of romantic/sexy scenes and the tension of the violent/fight scenes.
This book is full of great characters; a vampire cat who possesses a man’s body to live, a tickle monster who is addicted to tickling, a werewolf who doesn’t want to hurt anyone and St Damian himself, their parole officer, to name but a few. It’s hard to tell who the actual villains are in this tale which I always enjoy; nothing is ever a clear case of good or evil.
The thrilling aspect of this story is our main characters being chased by an organisation that saves mankind by killing monsters. This story certainly keeps you guessing and I enjoyed the twists and turns along the way.
Our narrator for this story is Colt Harper, one of the parolee monsters. I enjoyed the quotes at the start of each chapter and Colt’s words of wisdom throughout this tale.
This story made me laugh, got me thinking and put a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye.
So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
There’s nothing I disliked about it but I can’t put my finger on why I didn’t feel more for it. I did get a bit lost in the monster world a few times. No cliff-hanger ending and we do get a sneaky peek at book two as the story about Colt and Saffy continues and although I enjoyed the ride while I was reading the book, I’m not going to rush out for book two.
…So, basically what I’m saying is…
I enjoyed reading this novella; it was good. It was witty, with a quirky set of characters and the plot itself had mystery/thriller elements, action in the form of good fight scenes and even some mushy emotional scenes. I’d recommend this book to readers who love cats, have a good sense of humour and who are fans of paranormal romances with a bit of quirkiness.
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