Hello Fellow Book Lovers. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Here Be Sexist Vampires by Suzanne Wright. The first book in her vampire paranormal romance series, Deep In Your Veins.
I attended RARE19 in London and was lucky enough to meet Suzanne Wright (a new-to-me author). I spent a few minutes chatting with her and think she’s lovely. I’m so glad that I finally managed to read one of her books, although it wont be the last! 😉
I’ve decided that mini-reviews are the way forward for this particular book blogger. Consequently, I’ll only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organiser (ARCs).
What’s Here Be Sexist Vampires about?
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Title: Here Be Sexist Vampires by Suzanne Wright
Series: Deep in Your Veins #1
Published by Self-Published on 13 January, 2013
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Length: 10 hours 29 minutes
No. of Pages: 267
Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so strong and substantial that she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand High Master Vampire’s private army. She finds that not only has the army never included a woman, but it has never included a Sventé vampire; a breed that is regarded by the super strong Pagori breed and the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed to be too tame and human-like. Most refuse to take her seriously, especially a Pagori commander named Jared who she craves in spite of herself.
The Grand High Master, however, sees her potential and offers her the position of Jared’s co-commander to help train the newest squad in time for the impending attack on his home. Sam has to demonstrate to Jared and the squad of chauvinists why it is incredibly foolish to underestimate a willful, temperamental, borderline-homicidal Sventé female.
Warning: This novel contains an iron-willed female vampire with an energy whip, a sexist male vampire who is determined to have her, explicit vampy sex, and a romance story with real bite.
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Audible*
What did I think about Here Be Sexist Vampires?
Suzanne Wright is a new-to-me author and I devoured this book; I loved her writing style, the pace she set for her story and the gripping plot-line. The characters she created were complex souls that exhibited all the traits that I crave. I love that this book made me feel so many emotions. Yes, I did growl like a wild woman at times in frustration and shed a tear or two but I won’t tell you how often or when. However, I also chuckled out loud as well causing many an odd stare. 😉
If you’ve read any of my reviews before, you’ll know that I have certain requirement from the female protagonist.
I enjoy a story more when she’s intelligent, resilient, resourceful, self-reliant and has plenty of gumption. Oh goodness me Sam ticked all my boxes and then some! She also has a great sense of humour, sarkiness and an innate sense of right and wrong that I love. Yes, I was nervous that our leading male, Jared, was a sexist, prejudiced alpha stereotype that didn’t deserve our protagonist. However, Wright did that on purpose so that we can see (and celebrate) his character growth. *phew*
I downloaded the narration by Justine Eyre and P. J. Ochlan and enjoyed the variation that these actors brought to the duel point of view. My only criticism is that, to my English ear, Ochlan’s version of Sam’s London accent was rather reminiscent of Dick Van Dyke’s in Mary Poppins.
Although I was anxious whether I was going to like it, Here Be Sexist Vampires was a bloody good book. I’ve already downloaded books 2 and 3 through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.
This book has sexual scenes, violence, colourful vocabulary and expletives throughout the story. Therefore, I’d only recommend it to adults who are not offended by content of this sort.
I’d recommend Here Be Sexist Vampires to readers who love adult paranormal romance stories. Tales about kickass heroines and deserving alphas with story-lines about prejudice and fighting for what’s right.
Keep reading to find out more about the Deep in Your Veins series and its author.
Deep In Your Veins Series
This series has been my introduction to Suzanne’s books. Click on the title to read my thoughts or use the links to buy them yourself.
Books in the Series
- Here Be Sexist Vampires (Deep in Your Veins #1) (2012)
- The Bite That Binds (Deep in Your Veins #2) (2013)
- Taste of Torment (Deep in Your Veins #3) (2014)
- Consumed (Deep in Your Veins #4) (2014)
- Fractured (Deep in Your Veins #5) (2015)
Buy DEEP IN YOUR VEINS in print, ebook and audio formats through the usual sources, including:
Amazon ¦ Audible* ¦ Book Depository*
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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini-review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest and you’ll consider adding this fun paranormal mystery to your TBR pile.
Bye for now,