Sunday, June 16, 2013

Diary of a Vampire Stripper 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers.
Diary of a Vampire Stripper
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Her best friend is a werewolf. Her boyfriend is a ghoul. And she really, REALLY can’t stand her vampire husband.
Trying to juggle college tuition and rent, young Audra Perez seeks a fast fix to her financial woes by auditioning as a stripper for the Hoochie Coochie Club. What she didn’t expect was to actually be chosen! Barely a few months into her new job, she becomes acquainted with a mysterious, distinguished gentleman by the name of Darren Von Eldon, and they secretly begin dating against club rules. Then one passionate night at his beach house changes Audra’s life forever.
Now as a newly-awakened vampire, this only adds to her day-to-day mundane burdens. Refusing to drain humans, she hunts birds for nourishment, and finagles a way to avoid going to classes during the day. But bigger problems loom ahead. Radical cops that know about her kind roam the night, seeking to destroy any and all ‘monsters’, and her best friend’s family has a bone to pick with Audra’s. Headless bodies are turning up on vamp and were turf, each side blaming the other for the murders. It’s up to Audra and her friend Lu to figure out who’s doing the killings, and their search leads them beneath the city streets to encounter an abomination neither one of them will ever forget.
And the relationship issues? Well, it’s not easy dealing with a boyfriend and a vampire husband, so let’s not even go there…
Life's a bitch, and then you DON'T die.


****The author provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review****
When I started reading this book, all I knew was the name was killer and it had to read it.
Much like when I saw the titles of movies Strippers vs Zombies and Zombie Strippers or last but not least Lesbian Vampire Killers, that I had to see those movies. How can you resist a title like that? Quite simply, you can't, or well, I can't :)
Audra is a stripper, or a stripper by default. She really has no clue but the owner of the Hoochie Coochie Club (yup, another winning name) takes pity on her and lets her take pole dancing lessons during the day if she will be a waitress by night. She is seduced by an older gentlemen client, who in one night changes her life forever, then up and leaves her to deal with it on her own.
What I loved about this book was it was outrageous and funny. Audra was a snarky, sarcastic character who just got on with her life. She never ever made a decision that I thought she would make, so there were just surprises popping up left right and center.
Sometimes the storyline went down paths that I would term ridiculous, but they were dealt with such humor that I found myself enjoying them despite myself.
The secondary characters in this story Lu, aka HC (I will let you find out what that means for yourself) Audra's boyfriend Paul and many others are like nothing you have ever seen before in a book. In fact this book is like nothing I have ever read before, but I sure loved reading it. Although there were a few grammatical errors in this book, I found I could ignore them and that they didn't phase my level of enjoyment.
I am definitely looking forward to seeing what other wacky situations Audra can get herself into and out of in the next installment of this series. If you like humor in your books and are sick of the angst and "real life" stories, give Diary of a Vampire Stripper ago, it is a riot. 

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