Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Lifestyles of the Rich and Undead: Katie MacAlister

"A delightful e-short story from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katie MacAlister, featuring the vampire hero of her novella "Shades of Gray," from the upcoming Pocket Books paranormal romance anthology The Undead in My Bed. Ladies, be sure to catch our interview with the reclusive, oh-so-sexy Dark One Grayson Soucek, when he talks to our reporter about what it's like to be one of the Otherworld's most eligible (and titled!) bachelors. Gray dishes all on what he's looking for in a permanent blood donor, his turn-ons and turn-offs, and what he likes on a date (hint—dinner in a romantic dungeon is one way to this vampire's heart). It's all in our next edition of Lifestyles of the Rich and Undead!"

Well now, this was...short. If I was to give a prize for the shortest short story I ever did see, this one would win hands down.

In fairness, semi naked men on the covers rarely sell books for me, but I wanted a quick easy read and I'm hoovering up anything and everything Vamp just now. So I gave this a go.

I'm not entirely sure what the point of it is, if it's to entice readers into this series...there's really just not enough to go on. It was mildly amusing at one point, but baffling in the sense that there's just not enough of...anything...certainly nowhere near enough to make me think, "Oo, that looks fun, I must read more". It was more a case of "What the hell was that?".

It was like overhearing part of someone's phone conversation on the train, you catch a brief section of dialogue, but only get half the story, and by the time they've got off at their stop you've completely forgotten everything that was said. Because it's meaningless. "Turdy" though, that made me laugh, I'll give it that!

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