Friday, September 16, 2011

Review - The Cowboy and the Vampire

The Cowboy and the Vampire
By Clark Hayes and Kathleen McFall
Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK Release Date: October 8, 2010
ISBN-10: 0738721611
ISBN-13: 978-0738721613
Reporter Lizzie Vaughan doesn’t realize it, but she has 2,000 years of royal Vampiric blood coursing through her veins. Neither she nor Tucker, her cowboy lover, has any idea that Julius, the leader of the undead, has a diabolical plan to reign over darkness for all eternity—with Lizzie at his side.
Lizzie battles for her life—and her soul—as she and Tucker find themselves caught up in a vampire war, pursued by hordes of Julius’ maniacal, bloodthirsty followers.
Who will be left standing when the sun rises?
Deliciously dark.”—BOOKLIST

Book trailer on youtube:


My Review:

This book is not at all what you would expect when starting a vampire novel.  It is not strictly any one genre but rather a combination of multiple  At some points it reminds you of a classic western while at other times it seems like more of a paranormal romantic suspense.  I thought this did vary a lot depending on what city the story was taking place in at the time.  For example while in Wyoming it is much more of a classic Western, while in NYC its more of the paranormal suspense.

The story was very well-written and the genre mixing happens pretty much seamlessly.  Which is quite a feat in and of itself.  The characters are well developed and interesting.  With their own well detailed backgrounds.  There is also the revised take on the vampire myth.  They take the classic myth and add their own unique twists.

While it was not my favorite of the year I did enjoy reading it and dont regret starting it.  If you are looking for a well-written new vampire twist with some cowboy action thrown in you should definitely pick this one up.  For myself, I am looking forward to seeing what else they have written.


  1. Hi Donna!

    Yay! I bumped your GFC followers to an even 100! Interesting review and I love the comment by Booklist.

    Hi Kathleen and Clark!

    According to the schedule I have, it looks like you only have three more stops on the tour. I would imagine that it has been a long month, even though you aren't physically touring.

    Today's question. What has been the scariest thing you have ever done? Thanks.

    Karen C

  2. Hi Karen. yep, the blog tour is exhausting, but super fun. As for your question, we have more than our share of fears (from public speaking -- a bad thing for author events -- the point Kathleen has a near death experience in front of large groups) and war stories (Clark once stood on a rattlesnake unwittingly), but I think the scariest thing we've ever done is commit to this relationship -- really commit -- after crashing and burning the first time. As you can see, it's worked out pretty well! Thanks for following along.