Monday, 6 February 2012

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Kismet Knight Vampire Psychologist 1: The Vampire Shrink - Lynda Hilburn

Release Date: 09/11/11


Kismet Knight is a young psychologist with a growing clinical practice, and she's always looking for something to give her the edge in her chosen career. When her new client turns out to be a Goth teenager who desperately wants to become a vampire, Kismet is inspired to become the vampire shrink, offering her services to people who believe they are undead. Kismet herself, as a scientist, knows it's hokum, but she's looking at it in a purely psychoanalytic light, already imagining the papers she's going to write on this strange subculture. That's until she meets the leader of a vampire coven, a sexy, mysterious man who claims to be a powerful 800-year-old vampire, and she is pulled into a whirlwind of inexplicable events that start her questioning everything she once believed about the paranormal.


Whilst this book came out originally a little while ago, it sets the tone for Jo Fletchers imprint as one of not only high quality but one that is prepared to give the readers what they want with a twist. Its quirky, it has a cracking lead character whose point of view is never far from the readers own and of course, a kick ass plot that thrills and frightens in equal measure.

Add to this an author’s writing style that works very well and brings a lot of humour across in the way it portrays the event which made this something very special indeed. Finally throw into the proverbial cauldron a villain who is insanely dark with another powerful denizen with all the hallmarks of a vampiric Jekyll and Hyde and you’ve got a gripping tale from start to finish. Fang for the reading pleasure Linda.

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