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Nancy Haddock – Spotlight

La Vida VLa Vida Vampire by Nancy Haddock

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (TRD) ( April 1 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 042521995X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425219959
  • Book Description

    “First in a delightfully irreverent new series-and second to none when it comes to beautiful 227-year-old career women.

    Being dead isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Take it from Francesca Marinelli, trapped underground for over 200 years and rediscovered during the renovation of a Victorian mansion in historic St. Augustine. A tourist attraction herself, she’s well suited for a job as an Old Ghost Town Tour guide. Francesca’s due for a new lease on afterlife-and with enough sunblock, she can finally live it.

    Unfortunately, everything she learned about men is a little dated. And when people in her tour group turn up dead, naturally the police suspect her. After all, she is a vampire. Which is why a crazed vampire-hunting vigilante squad is out to get her as well. Between the dead bodies, the stalkers, and a seriously non-existent love life, she’s starting to wish she was dead. Or at least buried, where she was safe.”


    Last Vampire Standing by Nancy Haddock

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (TRD) (May 5 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425227545
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425227541
  • Book Description

    “Second in the delightful series featuring a vampire princess in the Sunshine State, adjusting to life, undeath, and that brutal Floridian sun.

    228-year-old Francesca Marinelli thought her past was dead—then a stranger from the Atlanta vampire nest crashes her home looking for sanctuary. A budding stand-up comic, Jo-Jo’s running from an undead superior eager to drive a stake through the heart of his dream job. But Jo-Jo’s bad jokes aren’t the only dark clouds on the horizon. A psychotic vampire with a murderous agenda has followed Jo-Jo to Florida, putting everyone close to Francesca in danger.”

    My Thoughts:

    The character of Francesca is a refreshing take on the vampire mythos and I absolutely loved reading about her escapades after  trapped underground for 200 years. She has to re-adjust to “living” in a new era and it’s riveting to go through it all with her. I really liked the characters, the plot, the world building and the humor that author, Nancy Haddock, has created with this series.

    From relationships with her roommate Maggie to her love interest, Saber, Francesca is a fun, sassy, loyal and rich character. Mystery, mayhem, ghost tours, flying bullets and danger make for a great read. Nancy Haddock has written a fresh and fun new series to which I hope there will be more books forth-coming. Bravo!

    I give both books:


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    December 14, 2009 Posted by | On My Bookshelf, Reviews, Spotlight On... | , , , , , | 2 Comments