Friday, March 30, 2012

Because Your Vampire Said So- review

This is book 3 in the Broken Heart series by Michele Bardsley.

Plot:  Patsy the vampire who runs the local beauty salon, has just been told that she's the center of a prophecy.  Soon she's being hunted by half the Ancients, and finds herself able to copy their powers.  Can she handle suddenly being the queen of the undead, and keep her teenaged son in rehab?

I loved books 1 and 2 of the series, but this one left me cold.  It just felt way too Army of Darkness for me. {there is literally a scene where the lead character raised an army of zombies}

I don't know if this book was meant to be the end of the series originally, or if the author was just going through something major in her life and decided to make it as serious as she could? But it just felt out of place with the rest of the mythos already created in the other two books.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Don't Talk Back To Your Vampire -review

The second book in the popular Broken Heart  series by Michele Bardsley, is Don't Talk Back to Your Vampire.

Plot: Eva is a single mom who's been turned into a vampire like half the people in her small suburb. Her and her daughter are now being threatened by a group of rouge vampires and lycans.  As her powers grow, so does her attraction to the vampire prince.

I literally read this book in less then five hours.  I just could not put it down.
The author combines a modern 'reality' perfectly with Irish myth. You're drawn into the world completely with every sentence.  It's got a slight soap opera feel to it but that is what makes it so enjoyable.

There are a few scattered sex scenes, but thankfully they are so skillfully scattered and well written that it heightens the plot; and does not overwhelm the reader. {unlike so many other so called vampire stories that just feed you sex for no reason}

I originally did a review of the first book in the series on my old blog which you can read here

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Vampire High- DVD

The 2001-2002 Canadian vampire soap was released not too long ago on DVD.
I just tracked down a copy. 

I was very disappointed to find out that there are no extras, and worst of all; only 3 episodes on the DVD.
This particular disk has episodes 5,6 and 7.

The episodes are in their original format and slightly grainy.

After viewing the DVD, I tracked down some information on the DVD release, and it seems that only the first 8 episodes were ever released on DVD.

The show was always a nice twist on the vampire genre, and still holds up a decade later.  But unless you are a collector I would by pass this.