Review: Blood and Whiskey by Clark Hays & Kathleen McFall

Posted 30 September, 2012 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 1 Comment

Blood and Whiskey by Clark Hays, Kathleen McFall
Series: The Cowboy and the Vampire #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: Pumpjack Press on May 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
Pages: 362
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Wanted: Lizzie Vaughan, Dead or Alive.

Relationships are always hard, but for a broke cowboy and a newly turned Vampire, true love may be lethal.

After barely surviving an undead apocalypse in The Cowboy and the Vampire, Tucker and Lizzie hightail it back to quirky LonePine, Wyoming (population 438), to start a family. But she's got a growing thirst for blood and he's realizing that mortality ain't all it's cracked up to be when your girlfriend may live forever. With a scheming Vampire nation hot on their boot heels and a price on her head, how far will Lizzie and Tucker go to protect their unlikely love?

Blending evolution, religion and an overly sensitive cow dog named Rex, Blood and Whiskey drags the Vampire myth into the modern west, delivering double-barreled action, heart-pounding passion and wicked humor.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


A dark and thrilling world of cowboys and vampires!

As the newly turned Vampire Queen, Lizzie Vaughan is trying to adjust to immortality.  With her friends and human boyfriend Tucker by her side, Lizzie is working on controlling her sudden lust for blood while expecting her first child. Things seem to be falling into place for Lizzie and Tucker but the chaos soon ensues. To establish her role as Queen, Lizzie calls a meeting with the vampire Council to implement order and assert her power but a plot by the faction of Reptiles to overthrow her and take control soon unfolds and Lizzie and Tucker’s love and will to survive is once again tested.

Blood and Whiskey is a page turner that entertains from beginning to end. I wasn’t sure how the authors blend of cowboys and vampires would turn out but I absolutely loved this unlikely mix. The story flows effortlessly and there’s plenty of snarky dialogue to keep your interest. With a touching romance in the midst of a struggle for power and potential anarchy among the vampire population,  the story is a great balance of light and dark.

Our heroine Lizzie is a strong and determined woman who refuses to let her immortality define her. She encounters danger at ever turn but her love for Tucker and her unborn baby is always her priority.  While I loved her and Tucker the shining stars for me are the supporting characters Elita, Dad, Lenny and the new addition, sexy Russian vampire Rurik. Their witty banter and effective one-liners make for an interesting coming together of diverse personalities that give the story its flair.

Mr. Hays and Ms. McFall have undoubtedly created a delightful new sub-genre of Western Paranormal Romance with their cowboys and vampires! A perfect blend of vampire politics, good vs. evil and southern accents deliver a unique story that will satisfy any vampire fan. I couldn’t get enough of this supernatural world and am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the colorful characters of LonePine!

*This book while part of a series can be read as a stand alone.

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One Response to “Review: Blood and Whiskey by Clark Hays & Kathleen McFall”

  1. Thanks for the great review! We love the idea of helping start a new sub genre of Western Paranormal Romance! Can’t wait to see what other books will spring forth from that world.

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