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Review: Because Your Vampire Said So by Michelle Bardsley
Saturday July 2, 2011 at 12:00 am |

Publisher: Penguin
Copyright: 2008
Published: May 1, 2008
Pages: 302
Form: Paperback
Series: Broken Heart Series Book #3
Author: Michele Bardsley
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Not just anyone can visit Broken Heart, Oklahoma, especially since all the single moms-like me, Patsy Donahue-have been turned into vampires.  I’m forever forty, but looking younger than my years, thanks to my new (un)lifestyle.

And even though most of my customers have skipped town, I still manage to keep my hair salon up and running because of the lycanthropes prowling around.  They know how important good grooming is-especially a certain rogue shape-shifter who is as sexy as he is deadly.  Now, if only I could put a leash on my wild teenage son.  He’s up to his neck in danger.  The stress would kill me if I wasn’t already dead.  But my maternal instincts are still alive and kicking, so no one better mess with my flesh and blood.

My Thoughts:

I’m really having fun with this series.  It’s really fast, fun, and easy reading for a chillaxing day.  There is something very cozy about Broken Heart.  I love the closeness of the community, yet the vacant and desolate feeling of it I get while reading.  Anyway, this book picks up with Patsy, a recent turn-blood of Broken Heart.  She is a single mother who has lost control of her child, and the town’s only beautician.  While most of her customers have moved out of Broken Heart, Patsy still takes pride in being the best damn beautician Broken Heart has ever seen.  But soon, Patsy’s world is turned even more upside down when she is pursued by Gabriel the loop de sang (blood wolf), and hunted by Ancients to prevent a prophecy from coming to fruition.

Patsy finds that she has one of the rarest turn-blood gifts and is the subject of a prophecy which will make her Queen and enable her to unite the Lycans and Vampires.  Patsy was pretty entertaining.  She’s brave, and a true mama bear when it comes to her son and her friends.  And although I did not like the way she let her son talk to her, you could tell she really cared about him.  Though, seeing as she was a vampire, if I were her, I would have tagged him one good time.

Gabriel is Patsy’s love interest in this book.  He is unique in the fact that he is both shape-shifter and vampire.  But unlike other vampires, he still has a beating heart and can breathe.  He is unwelcome in both Vampire and Lycan community and has had to live in hiding most of his life.  Patsy is the key to his being able to live a life out of the shadows.  For some reason I kept picturing Eric from True Blood while reading about him.  Probably because he’s described as tall with long moon-white hair.  Gabriel is very protective but pretty sensitive as well.

We also get to visit with characters from the last two books as well as get the history on the Seven Ancient Vampires who were the first and make up the council.  Each Ancient has a special power that they pass on to Vampires descended from their ‘house’.  Patsy’s gift is rare as there aren’t many Vamps made from her ‘house’, and only one other in the US.  She really comes into her own in this book, and I was into it.  Although I didn’t enjoy her story as much as the first two, it was still a good read.  Honestly, I don’t think this series is for everybody.  But anybody looking for a fun and light paranormal read, should find this series entertaining.

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2 Responses to “Review: Because Your Vampire Said So by Michelle Bardsley”

  1. Missie says:

    I hadn’t heard much about this series before, but it does sound fun! I love the covers. Since I love vampires, I will need to get my hands on them.

  2. Jade Jade says:

    @ Missie, they’re pretty good. I started reading them kinda by chance, but I’m enjoying them so far.

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