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2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Ex-Wives of Dracula by Georgette Kaplan (307-08-22-2016)

1) A book that I wasn't able to put down even when things become too absurd to be believable, but maybe it was what held my attention till the end. I liked a lot the story, it was a mix of mystery, a bit of gory details and a lot of absurds decisions/actions that astonishing enough works well together even when logically it shouldn’t. It was for sure a different and original read that put a smile on my face when I reach the last page. Good, surprising and different from everything I have ever read!

2) This book is quite a ride, beginning as a typical lesbian YA (nerd girl in love with gorgeous cheerleader) that morphs into a paranormal fast moving romp. The author's use of teen pop culture references in dialogue was comprehensive and quite amazing in its range. The dialogue was funny and fast paced, but believable. The book is a bit over-written in places and might have benefitted from 20% shorter in length (it was almost as if the author couldn't let herself stop writing about these characters and the editor didn't intervene), but the characters and story are so compelling that the reader is willing to go along for the ride. Strong first effort from this author.

Ex-Wives of Dracula by Georgette Kaplan
Lesbian Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 358 pages
Publisher: Ylva Verlag e.Kfr. (March 2, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3955334104
ISBN-13: 978-3955334109
Amazon: Ex-Wives of Dracula
Amazon Kindle: Ex-Wives of Dracula

What’s worse than falling in love with a straight girl? Falling in love with a straight girl who drinks blood. And not even in a goth way. High school senior Mindy Murphy, has been questioning her small town life forever and, more recently, her sexuality. Maybe it has something to do with her new friend, Lucia West. When they were kids they used to be besties, until Lucia grew a head taller and a cup size bigger. Now she’s captain of the cheer team, winner of the Boyfriend Olympics, and voted least likely to remember Mindy at their high school reunion. In short, possibly the worst person alive for Mindy to crush on. Especially after Lucia’s bitten by a vampire. Now the only way to keep her alive is to get her blood, and the only way to cure her is to slay the vampire that turned her. Who knows, maybe after they get this vampire business settled, Lucia can explain to Mindy why she kissed her.

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