Series: (Dead in the City #1)
Author: Sara Humphreys
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 320 pages
Published: August 6th 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: From publisher in exchange of an honest review
The last person Olivia Hollingsworth expected to see at her Greenwich Village vampire club was her one true love, Doug Paxton—whom she believed to be dead for centuries. Olivia thought she had moved on, but when Doug reappears, her heart knows she'd rather die than lose him again.
Ever since Doug can remember, a red-haired siren has haunted his dreams. He never thought she could be real until he goes to investigate a murder at Olivia's night club. However, as the bodies keep piling up at her feet, he must fight to prove her innocence—even if it costs him his life...
Tall, Dark and Vampire was a refreshing new series about my favorite paranormal creature: the vampires!
If you are like me and love vampire stories, you'll be served with this one. There's nothing special about the vampires or they history in this story and the author, Sara Humphreys didn't reinvented a whole new world about vampires but the things that really got a grip on me was the use of the dreamland and of course the reincarnation element.
I recently started to read the Amoveo Legend series by Sara Humphreys and Olivia was an interesting second character in it. I was hoping a great story for her and I was blown away by the creativity of the author with Olivia's past. Olivia is totally my kind of supernatural character, she reminded me of Selene in the UnderWorld movie and I really pictured her like this: a kick-ass character with fighting skills and a beauty that can turn every man on earth crazy. She's also pretty serein about her lifestyle and even after 300 years, she never forgets the love of her life, Douglas, who was killed the night she was turned into a vampire.
There aren’t many books where the main characters are actually meeting in dream and I found that aspect of the book super interesting. The author can play with the fact that they are meeting in the dream land and this aspect is still real but the characters will think they are dreaming. Sara Humphreys really like to play with the dream land because even in the Amoveo Legend series, dreams have a special meaning and connections.
Doug is down to earth, which is good since he's a cop. He can't control his hunger and attraction toward Olivia, but he doesn't let his case out of his mind either. When he'll learn about Olivia's true nature, he will have to struggle between his feeling for her and his job as a cop and his case.
The action scenes were well described and really interesting and I liked the way the vampire’s legends mix well with the whole story. If you are a fan of Sara Humphreys series, you know that she love to left you with a shocking kind of ending and Tall, Dark and Vampire won't disappoint you!