Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cowboy and The Vampire: A Very Unusual Romance or A Darkly Romantic Mysteryby Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall

“The Cowboy and Vampire” is  back from the dead. Ah, life after death is sweet.

Hays and McFall took note of the vampire resurrection. So did their publisher. 

"We looked into the rights for the book, and they decided to reprint it under a different imprint," he said. 

"The Cowboy and the Vampire" is back from Midnight Ink, with a new cover. The old cover had a cowboy boot and some blood. The new cover has a sexy babe who looks like she wandered off the "Twilight" set in search of something to eat. 

"I thought the old one was more artistic," Hays said. "This was their decision." 

Hays and McFall are promoting their book in new ways -- Facebook didn't exist in 1999 and author websites weren't common -- and are planning a sequel. The vampire craze seems to have peaked, but you can never tell.

"It's pretty exciting to be back from the dead," Hays said. 

 By Jeff Baker, The Oregonian
To read the rest of the article click here.

Title: Cowboy and The Vampire: A Very Unusual Romance

Author: Clark Hays, Kathleen McFall
Genre: Paranormal Western
Rating: * * * *
Publishers Date: 5/1/1999
Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
ISBN: 1567184510
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Title: The Cowboy and the Vampire: A Darkly Romantic Mystery

Author: Clark Hays, Kathleen McFall
Genre: Paranormal Western
Rating: * * * *
Publishers Date: Reissue 10/8/10
Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: Midnight Ink

ISBN: 0738721611

Are you thirstin' for a Bloodscootin' and Blood-tinglin' Romance in an Apocalyptic, Comedic, Vampire Thriller?
Reporter Lizzie Vaughn doesn't know it but she has 2000 years of royal vampire blood coursing through her veins. Tucker, her cowboy boyfriend of six months, doesn't realize that his life and hers are about to take as many twists and turns as a bucking bronco ride.
All that megalomaniac Vampire leader Julius wants is for his horde of maniacal followers to vanquish every living being on the planet, so he can reign over Darkness for all eternity-with Lizzie at his side. There are just a few problems he has to iron out first...
Julius' fatally seductive Vampire consort, Elita, is furious. She wants to be the only woman in Julius' undead life. His archenemy Lazarus, once the most powerful Vampire on the planet, is undoubtedly plotting against Julius and his diabolical scheme. But Lazarus has been living a quiet life, eating HoHos and reading tabloids. Has he lost his taste for bloodshed?

Lizzie herself is being difficult-she doesn't want to be Queen of the Vampires, or as she calls them, "blood-sucking, crazy freaks." Finally, there's Tucker, who is coming for his woman with his dog, his gun, and a couple of ragtag cowhands.

Who will be left when the sun rises?

(this was my original review of the book which I read several years back)
Well, the title says it all. It's definitely a different kind of romance. I just love it when the writer gives you a totally unconceived version of how vampires came to be. You will love it and Lizzie's cowboy, his family, and friends. Enough humor to keep the story from dragging on too long and enough biblical fact to make you go hummm. Definitely worth your time to read. Just wish there was  another book to look forward to with Lizzie, Tucker and of course wonder dog Rex. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lisa, thanks for the "re-review." Just wanted to say we are hard at work on a sequel. We'll keep you posted!