elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Vamp by Rob Rosen

I don’t think it was a chance this novel reminded me of Frankenstein Junior by Mel Brooks, Igor was too much a giveaway, but, considering that was one of my favorite movie when I was younger, it was with a sort of delight I read this book, and this is strange enough to say for a paranormal/horror story.

The Vampire/Werewolf pair was probably the first one I read long ago when approaching the Gay Paranormal Romance genre, but the main big difference in this story is the humor that Rob Rosen is using, a common element in his stories, like, in a way, the drag queens; and one thing is not unrelated to the other, cause Rosen’s humor is as colorful and outrageous like the most beautiful drag queens, in your face, and without any regret. It’s sexy but funny, carelessness but clever.

Jack is a young gay man living in a small Castro apartment; truth be told, he didn’t strike me as the sharpest tool in the lot, right from the first moment when, faced with the chance to become a vampire, instead of running away in the opposite direction, he is lured into it. All right, maybe the lure is exactly the reason why he wasn’t able to go away, but still, it seems events lead him more than him being the leader. And considering he is not only the last of his family, and so in a way, Alpha of his coven, he is also just “mated” with a hot and young werewolf, who happens to be the Alpha of his pack. But nevertheless, Jack is not the “hero”, and I’m pretty sure he would prefer a night out with the girls more than playing the last immortal with the boys. But in him being like this lies all the lightness of this novel and though the reason to enjoy it.

Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: MLR Press (July 12, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1608208788
ISBN-13: 978-1608208784
Amazon: Vamp
Amazon Kindle: Vamp

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Tags: author: rob rosen, genre: paranormal, length: novel, review, theme: shapeshifters, theme: vampires

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