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Review & Giveaway: 184. Tall, Dark and Fangsome by Michelle Rowen...

October 16, 2009
tall, dark and fangsomeAbout the book:
Sarah Dearly's vampire life is not all B-positive cocktails. A curse made her a nightwalker, the most vicious vamp there is; the charm she wears to curb her deadly tendencies is losing its juice; and a hunter from hell is turning up the heat. Gideon Chase will kill the ones she loves most if she doesn't obey his orders. That includes breaking up with master vampire Thierry and turning Gideon into an immortal vamp so he can escape a doom of eternal hellfire.

Making things worse are Sarah's growing feelings for Gideon, a bad boy who keeps showing a vulnerable side . . . but is it for real? Will Sarah's dark side take over? Or can she cure herself of the nightwalker curse in time to stop Gideon and finally live happily ever after with Thierry . . . forever?

drey's thoughts:
Tall, Dark and Fangsome is a book I jumped at when it was offered, mostly because I'd seen Michelle Rowen's Stakes and Stilettos floating 'round the blogs earlier this year... I mean, how do you not want to read a book called Stakes and Stilettos? Especially if you like shoes... And vampire books... *grin*

I liked Sarah. She's funny. Compassionate. Did I mention funny? But how oh how could she have feelings for Gideon?? I mean, the dude's a nutjob. Gideon aside, there were a few other things that put this firmly on the border of "ok" and "like" for me, instead of firmly in the "like" category. Like the Red Devil. Wait till you find out who it is. Like that wasn't a bat-signal in the sky (sorry, the Mr. is playing Batman: Arkham Asylum right now--really cool graphics, but that's so beside the point here...).

So, where was I? Oh yeah. Beside the Red Devil, there was the teenage dude aka The Darkness, who was supposed to eradicate Sarah's nightwalker curse. And the vamp who is Sarah's ex-boyfriend's wife--which makes (er, made?) Sarah the other woman. In a nutshell, a cast of characters who are either a little ridiculous, or make Sarah seem to need a therapist's couch.

The story itself is entertaining, if you can get over (or don't have) my hang-ups. It's light enough to read in one sitting, and what better thing to do indoors, now that the weather's way colder (we had frost last night. FROST.), other than read? Give it a try yourself & let me know what you think. Read on for how...

Giveaway!
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have up to five copies of Tall, Dark and Fangsome for you...
Rules:
-- Contest is open to US and Canada residents, no PO Boxes please!
-- To enter, comment and share: Have you read any of Michelle's other books? Which ones? Did you like them?
-- Follow for 1 extra entry.
-- Share for 2 extra entries (let me know what & where, please).
-- Every 10 people entered gets another copy in the hat, so tell everyone! =)
-- Do it all before 6:00 pm CST October 29th. Good luck!

Challenges: 100+, Pub

Disclosure: My copy of Tall, Dark and Fangsome was provided by Hachette Book Group for this review.

66 comments:

Pam said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's books but this one sounds like such fun! I love the title!

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Pam said...

follower

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Karen H in NC said...

Great title! Michelle is a new-to-me author. I would love to read this book.

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Karen H in NC said...

I am a follower

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KiraR said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's books yet.

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KiraR said...

I am a follower.

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holdenj said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's books, but they sure have fun titles and sound good!
Thanks.
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holdenj said...

I follow too.
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rubynreba said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's books but would like to.
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rubynreba said...

I follow.
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dor said...

I have not read any of Michelle's book but hope to soon.

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dor said...

follow

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Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's books yet, but this one sounds great, and I'd love to read it.

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Anonymous said...

Email subcriber.

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elaing8 said...

please enter me in the giveaway

I haven't read any of Michelle's books yet.But this series is on my list to read.

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

elaing8 said...

I'm a follower

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Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's books (yet!). This sounds entertaining.

karen k
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Anonymous said...

I'm an email subscriber :)

karen k
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Jane said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's books yet.

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Jane said...

I'm a follower.

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Sheila Deeth said...

It's a great title and fascinating premise - nicely, oddly different. I like your review - gives me pause for thought, so I'd pick up the book but want to read the back, unless of course I won it when I'd read it straight away.

I follow.
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Nicole said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's books yet. This one sounds really good.
+ 1 follower

Martha Lawson said...

I haven't read of Michelle's books yet, but this sounds like a good one to start with...

I'm a follower!!

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Lee P said...

I have not read any of Michelle's books yet, but I've heard a lot of good things about this one. Thank you for this giveaway.

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Lee P said...

I follow your blog.

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Lee P said...

I shared your giveaway on Twitter #1:

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Lee P said...

I shared your giveaway on Twitter #2:

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throuthehaze said...

I have not read any of her books
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throuthehaze said...

follower
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Virginia C said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's books yet, but this would be a fun way to start!

I am a follower & subscriber.

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jellybelly82158 said...

I have read all of Michelle's other
books and cannot wait to read this one.
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~Jennifer~ said...

I haven't read any of her books, but they have been on my to get list for a long time.

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~Jennifer~ said...

follower

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jellybelly82158 said...

I love her books!!!
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Stacie said...

I haven't read any of her books yet.

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Stacie said...

I follow.

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kalynnick said...

I never read any book by Michelle but would love to try one.


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Jasmyn said...

I have not yet read any of Michelle's books, but this one looks very good.

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Jasmyn said...

+1 I am a follower :)

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etirv said...

Michelle is a new author to me but TD&F sounds great!

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etirv said...

Follower!

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Debbie F said...

I have not read any of Michelle's books but this ones sounds great!
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Debbie F said...

I'm a follower!
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Anita Yancey said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's books. But I would love to read this one, it looks great. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

jellybelly82158 said...

I can hardly wait to read this one!!!
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jellybelly82158 said...

follower
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Nancye said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's books yet. This would be my first.

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booklover0226 said...

I have not read any of Michelle's books but I look forward in starting her works.

Thanks,
Tracey D
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booklover0226 said...

I am a follower

Thanks,
Tracey D
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Bella said...

-- Contest is open to US and Canada residents, no PO Boxes please!
I am very sorry to say that Michelle is a new-to-me author, but this looks yummilicious and I would love to read it!

I am a follower.

And I tweeted.
http://bit.ly/2ZMa8u

Thanks!
b42bella AT gmail.com

Anna ♥ said...

I have not yet read any of Michelle's books. But I am really excited to try one of her books. This one sounds great!

+1 Follower

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Anna ♥
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Jaime said...

No, I haven't had the chance to read any others. would love to read this one
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jellybelly82158 said...

I have read all of her books so far but this one.

jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

jellybelly82158 said...

I am a follower

jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

jellybelly82158 said...

I love her books!!!!

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Belinda M said...

I have not yet read any of Michelle's other books

Please include me in your giveaway


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Belinda M said...

tweeted 1

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tweeted 2

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flowerchild said...

i have never read any of michelles other books, but would love to..thanks

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flowerchild said...

follower

Anonymous said...

I just love the title. walkerd@primus.ca

CherylS22 said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's books yet. This will be my first.

Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

CherylS22 said...

I follow ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

CherylS22 said...

I shared on Facebook

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Anonymous said...

I haven't read her books, but I'd like to. walkermisc@primus.ca

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