Sunday, June 10, 2012

2nd Sunday Savor: Blood & Whiskey

Normally I do book reviews on the 3rd Sunday of the month, however my birthday is this week and I'm feeling kind of generous. And since it's my birthday I can do whatever the hell I want, right? So I'm going to talk about one of my favorite vampire novels which I had the opportunity to read six months before it even came out--one of the benefits of being friends with other authors, especially those who write stuff I like to read. :)

I met Clark Hays & Kathleen McFall a year and a half ago at the Book Fair. I only had enough money to buy one book, so of course I bought the only vampire novel there, The Cowboy and the Vampire, (book 1). You can read my short review here. When they asked me if I wanted to be a beta reader for the sequel, it was all I could do not to scream, "HELL YEAH!"

So what do I think of Blood and Whiskey? I frigging LOVED it. Similar to Cowboy & Vampire, the plot and the take on vampires was simply refreshing.

Dad, Tucker, Rex (the dog), Lizzie, Elita, and Lenny are back. Between dealing with the international assembly of vampires descending upon Lone Pine, a small podunk town in BFN Wyoming, and a possible human blood farm in Oregon, Lizzie and Tucker's vampire/human relationship is put to the test. So is Lizzie's new vampire status-- beneficiary of Lazarus's estate and by default Julius's wealth. Not to mention her pending pregnancy. Tucker will do just about anything to protect his lover and the mother of his unborn child, but even his devotion is challenged.

Lenny, my favorite character of both books, is still Lenny, the crazy government conspiracy theorist, explosive specialist, and producer of some of the best one liners I've heard. The book is full of heart pounding adventure, plot twists, and colorful humor with a perfect dose of romance.

So here is the generous part: leave a comment with an email address where I can contact you and you'll be entered to win a digital copy for your Kindle of Blood & Whiskey. I'll draw a name next Sunday, the 17th. Nothing makes me happier than giving away a vampire novel on my birthday.

You can check out Clark and Kathleen's blog tour here.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So looks like blogger is having issues. If you can't leave a comment you can send me a DM through Twitter and you'll still be qualified.!/Melania_Tolan

  2. 2nd try. Happy Birthday week, no blood or whiskey for you.

  3. Thrilled to be featured on your great site Melania. You are an awesome beta reviewer!


  4. I totally love the sound of this book so I will def be looking for it in the book stores or online. Thank you.