Monday, April 9, 2012

Review: The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn

Book 1, Kismet Knight, Ph.D., Vampire Psychologist Series
Denver Psychologist Kismet Knight, Ph.D., doesn’t believe in the paranormal. She especially doesn’t believe in vampires. So what happens when she finds herself neck-deep in the vampire underworld?
Kismet is smart, witty and attractive. She’s respected in her field, successful and prosperous. She’s followed all the rules – done everything right. So, what’s the problem? Her life is empty. There’s no passion. No vitality. No excitement.

That is, until a new client introduces Kismet to the vampire underworld, and a drop-dead gorgeous, 800-year-old vampire named Devereux. Kismet isn’t buying the vampire story, but can’t explain why she has such odd reactions and feelings whenever Devereux is near. Kismet is soon forced to open her mind to other possibilities when she is visited in her office by two angry bloodsuckers, who would like nothing better than to challenge Devereux by hurting Kismet.

As Kismet gets pulled deeper and deeper into the vampire subculture, she struggles to hold onto her professional ideas about what is and isn’t “real.” The more she finds herself attracted to the charismatic, handsome Devereux, the more out of control her life becomes.

When one of her clients shows up in her office almost completely drained of blood, Kismet finds herself immersed in an ongoing murder investigation. Kismet is questioned by irreverent, handsome FBI profiler Alan Stevens, who warns her that vampires are very real. And one is a murderer. A murder who is after her.

In the midst of all this, Kismet realizes she has feelings for both the vampire and the profiler, but even though she cares for each of the men, facing the reality that vampires exist – along with all the other supernatural insanity she discovers – is enough of a challenge. For now.

Jenny's review:

Dr. Kismet Knight does not believe in vampires!!  In fact, when a young girl comes to her claiming her parents are making her come to see the shrink because she would like to become a vampire, Kismet decides that this girl is literally out of her mind.  So Dr. Knight decides that she is going to be the one to cure the people who are deluded enough to think that they are vampires or that they want to be vampires!  And she wants to write a book about it. But she gets more than she bargains for when she is suddenly on the vampire radar and things begin to happen when the hottest man she has ever seen appears in her office and claims that he can show her just how real vampires are.  Next, bodies start showing up and she is introduced to an oh so fine FBI agent who is also on the trail of the vampires.  How is Kismet supposed to know what to do, and will she ever just believe what is right in front of her eyes? Vampires are real and they are trying to get her, for more reasons than one. 
This book was funny to me. You have this clueless psychologist who really cannot see what is in front of her face and really just wants people to be cured of the idea that they are vampires!!  The vampires are really just throwing the fact that they are real right there in front of her and it sure does take a lot for her to even notice!  It is also funny because for being a person who really doesn’t think that she is attractive she has one very dead vampire leader and one very alive FBI agent just all over her, and I mean all over her!!  She just jumps all over these two guys and there are a couple steamy scenes, in which afterward her inner dialogue with herself still finds her clueless as to what is happening with her sex life.  It is just a funny story and a good relaxing fun read.
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*This book was sent by the author for review.
*Reviewed by Jenny

1 comment:

Lorelei said...

This sounds really good. I will be on the look out for it soon!

Thanks for bringing it to my attention!