Hello, fellow bookworms. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman. The first book in her paranormal romance series, Hot Damned.
What’s Fashionably Dead about?
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Title: Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman
Series: Hot Damned #1
Published by Self-Published on 2 September, 2013
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Jessica Almasy
Length: 12 hours 14 minutes
No. of Pages: 323
Vampyres don’t exist. They absolutely do not exist.
At least I didn’t think they did ‘til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead. Who in the hell did I screw over in a former life that my getting healthy equates with dead?
Now I’m a Vampyre. Yes, we exist whether we want to or not. However, I have to admit, the perks aren’t bad. My girls no longer jiggle, my ass is higher than a kite and the latest Prada keeps finding its way to my wardrobe. On the downside, I’m stuck with an obscenely profane Guardian Angel who looks like Oprah and a Fairy Fighting Coach who’s teaching me to annihilate like the Terminator.
To complicate matters, my libido has increased to Vampyric proportions and my attraction to a hotter than Satan’s underpants killer rogue Vampyre is not only dangerous . . . it’s possibly deadly. For real dead. Permanent death isn’t on my agenda. Avoiding him is my only option. Of course, since he thinks I’m his, it’s easier said than done. Like THAT’S not enough to deal with, all the other Vampyres think I’m some sort of Chosen One.
Holy Hell, if I’m in charge of saving an entire race of blood suckers, the Undead are in for one hell of a ride.
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Read from May 24 to 27, 2014
What did I like about Fashionably Dead?
I downloaded this book to my Kindle for a number of reasons. Firstly, I liked the cover, the blurb made me chuckle and finally it was free!! 😉
I found the writing style a refreshing change from what I’ve been reading recently. It has vitality and wit that appeal to me. The pace of the story and balance between action and sex scenes felt right. Plus, there were enough twists and turns to keep me guessing.
I can’t single out any one character as my favourite in this book. They were all written so well, they all felt real to me. Ms Peterman had me loving/liking the good guys, hating the evil sods and even feeling for those that were in-between.
I must confess to becoming slightly worried after I’d read about a third of this book. The story and it’s fabulous characters had made me physically laugh my arse off a number of times. However, I was beginning to think that there wasn’t enough depth to make me feel involved in Astrid’s story. Luckily, that changed by the time I was halfway through the book. It still retained it’s hilarity and continued to make me laugh out loud. However, there was depth too. I found myself with tears down my face a few times. Plus, an occasional excited knot in my stomach when trying to guess what Astrid would do next.
Was there anything I didn’t like?
Honestly, I did wish that the ending hadn’t been such an almighty cliff-hanger. It’s the only reason I gave 4-stars, not 5-stars. I don’t mind stories having a few loose ends to carry into another story. It’s when they’re abruptly cut off like this one that I get frustrated. *sigh*
I’ll probably buy book 2, Fashionably Dead Down Under. However, it’ll have to be when I’ve saved a few more pennies. 🙁
Basically, what I’m saying is…
I loved this book so much that I’ve added Robyn Peterman to my “favourite authors” list. I suggest you don’t read this book if you’re easily shocked. However, if you’re not put off by a lot of profane language or swearing and enjoy your books with a bit of heat (very descriptive and passionate sex scenes) then this “Jerry Springer” of a paranormal tale of vampires, angels, demons and fairies is for you.
Keep reading to find out more about Robyn Peterman.
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