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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Book Review: Don't Blackmail the Vampire (Sons of Kane Novels) by Tiffany Allee book tour + giveaway

A Sons of Kane Novel, Book Two

by Tiffany Allee
Genre: Light Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 156 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Covet 

Rachel Davis will do anything to get her sister out of a bad relationship with her fiancé. Even if it involves a few fibs, a little breaking-and-entering, and blackmailing the fiancé's potential boss, Charles, for his help. So what if the handsome Charles happens to be a vampire?

Charles Wright has found the perfect way to trap the man threatening his brother's wife: cozy up to him, get invited along on the skiing trip, and then search for incriminating evidence. How much better that audacious but gorgeous Rachel is just as eager to nail the bastard. As far as he's concerned, there's nothing wrong with a little blackmail between two consenting adults. Especially when it's time for Rachel to pay up.

Don't Blackmail the Vampire is book two in the Sons of Kane series and is a lighthearted enjoyable read that introduces us to Rachel and Charles. Rachel's sister is currently engaged and Rachel has vowed to do everything in her power to get her sister to see what a rotten apple her fiance is. Charles is pursuing him as well posing as a potential big-buck employer believing he is responsible for threats being made against his brother's wife. Stepping out for a breath of air, hoping to relieve some of the frustration of the evening with the couple, Rachel inadvertently finds out that Charles is a vampire and blackmails him into helping her unmask the fiance not realizing this is a common goal and off we go.

The book is fun, if a bit formulaic with few surprises for the reader, other than perhaps the lack of surprise on Rachel's part when discovering Charles is a vampire. This is a little unbelievable, but we are reading fiction here and not every story needs to be a deep dark tale full of twisty turns and trauma. Don't Blackmail the Vampire takes us back to the short reads that are just right for an afternoon of light reading entertainment. It is well written and although there is really nothing new, other than adding the vampire twist to the formula, it is a good little read with likable characters and some tasteful sensually written smexy thrown into the mix. I would recommend this book for the adult reader who is interested in a paranormal romance on the lighter side. I received this book with a request for my honest review without any compensation whatsoever, other than the joy of reading a new book.

3 1/2 Sheep


“Getting your sister free of him is important to you.”

Charles’s scent seemed to fit the mountain. Woodsy and natural, yet somehow smoother than the real nature surrounding them. She wanted to lean in just to inhale more of his smell, breathe him into her lungs. Just barely, she resisted. “Yes.”

“Then I’ll help you.”

A thank-you was on her tongue, but she bit it back. He’d already agreed to help her, right? But somehow, this promise felt more real. Solid.

“Good,” she murmured, staring at his chest.

His finger slid under her chin, and he tilted her face up.

Icy blue eyes met hers, and her skin tingled where he touched her. It didn’t seem like she should be able to see the color so clearly under a single, half-snow-covered lamppost, but she was able to, just barely. A woman could drown in eyes like that. Especially a woman who wasn’t used to swimming.

A tiny part of her mind told her to look away. That danger lay ahead. But she couldn’t seem to drag her gaze from his. Was unable to summon her normal defenses.

His hand slid up to cup her cheek, and he leaned closer. His mouth only a breath away from hers, he murmured, “I swear to it.”

Then his lips touched hers, so softly. A sizzle of recognition arced through her body, and a need coiled inside of her. Then just as quickly, he stepped back. She could have almost convinced herself she’d imagined the press of his lips against hers, if not for the slow, clear wink he gave her.

She touched her lips, unable to form a thought, let alone speak one aloud.

With vampire speed, he was gone.

About the Author:
CPA-turned-romance-author Tiffany Allee used to battle spreadsheets in Corporate America, and now concentrates on her characters’ battles to find love. Raised in small-town Colorado, Tiffany currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver. She is happily married to a secret romantic who tolerates her crazy mutterings.

She writes about ass-kicking heroines and the strong heroes who love them. Her work includes the suspense-driven From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series which revolves around a group of paranormal cops solving crimes and finding love, and Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid, a lighthearted paranormal romance (Entangled Publishing).

Tiffany has an MBA in accounting and nearly a decade of experience in corporate finance. All super useful stuff for a writer who spends far too much time trying to figure out fun ways to keep her characters apart, and interesting ways to kill people (for her books—of course!).

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  1. I think this looks really good. I've been seeing it pop up on lots of blogs :).

  2. Great review and the book sounds good.

  3. Sounds good! Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. Sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for the giveaway chance.

  5. sounds awesome ;) Thanks for sharing!

  6. Enjoyed the excerpt. Love PNR but I haven't read much of the lighthearted variety.

  7. I can't wait to read this one! :) Thanks so much for sharing & Happy Reading! :)