The Dead Don’t Drink at Lafitte’s by Seana Kelly
Everyone needs a good book and a stiff drink, be they vampire, wicche, demon, or fae. Sam’s a bartender and book nerd who has hid her whole life, but Clive is bringing her into the light to help him fight for her life.
Publisher’s Description:I’m Sam Quinn, the werewolf book nerd owner of the Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar. Things have been busy lately. While the near-constant attempts on my life have ceased, I now have a vampire gentleman caller. I’ve been living with Clive and the rest of his vampires for a few weeks while the Slaughtered Lamb is being rebuilt. It’s going about as well as you’d expect.
My mother was a wicche and long dormant abilities are starting to make themselves known. If I’d had a choice, necromancy wouldn’t have been my top pick, but it’s starting to come in handy. A ghost warns me someone is coming to kill Clive. When I rush back to the nocturne, I find vamps from New Orleans readying an attack. One of the benefits of vampires looking down on werewolves is no one expects much of me. They don’t expect it right up until I take their heads.
Now, Clive and I are setting out for New Orleans to take the fight back to the source. Vampires are masters of the long game. Revenge plots are often decades, if not centuries, in the making. We came expecting one enemy, but quickly learn we have darker forces scheming against us. Good thing I’m the secret weapon they never see coming
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In other words …SPOILERS. *BEWARE*
Nervous Nellie says…
I love these characters. The premise of the story is familiar but I still really liked it. It did have a couple of turns, not hair-pin turns, but turns nonetheless.
Sam is a 24 year old woman. Clive is a thousand year old vampire. If you can suspend your disbelief for that, than you can totally enjoy this book.
What drew me in was that Sam owns a bar and a bookstore. What a combination! Who wouldn’t love that? She’s a werewolf – a lone one – but one developing gifts that are helpful to the vampires. Do they want her only for her gifts or is it truly love? I think in this book, it’s truly love. The book isn’t that kind of story which makes my head hurt a lot less. It’s a fun ride and like I said, I love the characters. I can’t wait for book #3.
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