Title- Adventures of a Vegan Vamp
Author- Cate Lawley
Genre- Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Purchase Link- Amazon
Everyone dies, but undead and vegan? Not the undead-afterlife this girl had planned.
Waking up thin is one thing. But waking up gaunt, hangry,and undead makes for a very bad day. That’s only the beginning. Mallory’s killer better hide, because she’s just discovered blood, meat, and dairy don’t agree with her-and a future with no cheese is grim indeed. She’s out to find her killer…and maybe a vegan cheese that doesn’t melt her nose hairs.
Mallory lives to work and is well paid. Her coworkers dislike her and she has no love life nor much of a social life but she gets her job done and at least she wont starve right?
Everything changes one night while out for drinks with her coworkers who only want her there to foot the bill. One moment she’s trying so hard not let her true feeling about them out and the next she is in bed unable to muster any energy to get out of it, She has no clue what is wrong or how she got home Tuesday night, It is now Friday morning and she has no energy a thirst that can not be quench and oh yea her normally full figure isnow nothing but skin and bones!
Is she sick? Is she dying? What the hell happened to her boobs? So many questions and no answers in site, until a very unhelpful doctor reveals that Mallory is actually no longer living… she is actually a vampire. A vampire who can not drink blood, a vampire who may not last long….
A Vegan Vampire and a wizard walk into a bar- that is not the beginning of a bad joke but one of my favorite scenes from this book. The author puts her own unique spin on the world of paranormal cozies and I liked it! The fact the Mallory is a vegan vamp adds an original spin to the story as well as a big humor factor as we watch her figure how what she actually can eat!
The plot is well thought out and progresses at a steady speed with all the twist and turns placed in just the right places! The author did a wonderful job on creating a secret paranormal world that includes spies, wizards, ghost and yes of course vampires!
I only have one complaint and it is a small one- I wish that author had explained a bit more WHY Mallory couldn;t drink blood? She only hints that it must be a mutation or a turning gone wrong but there is so much potential there to add to the story.
I rate this cozy 4.5 cupcakes out of 5!
Cate Lawley is the pen name for Kate Baray’s sweet romances and cozy mysteries, including The Goode Witch Matchmaker and Vegan Vamp series.
She writes and lives in Austin, Texas (where many of her stories take place) with her pack of pointers and hounds. Cate has worked as an attorney, a manager, a tractor sales person, and a dog trainer, but writing is the hands-down winner. When she’s not tapping away at her keyboard or in deep contemplation of her next fanciful writing project, she’s sweeping up hairy dust bunnies and watching British mysteries.