Book Review: The Cowboy and the Vampire: Blood and Whiskey


cowboy and vampire blood and whiskyMove over Anne Rice! The Vampire Lestat might be the front man of a rock band but these new generation vampires from Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall are true Millennials. They tweet, they text, they even take pictures with their smartphones!

Book 2 of The Cowboy and the Vampire Collection, “The Cowboy and the Vampire: Blood and Whiskey ” finds Lizzie and Tucker back in LonePine, Wyoming. But, things have changed between them and around them.

Instead of a low profile life they were used to, Lizzie and Tucker, together with the other residents of LonePine are now in the crosshairs of the vampire world wherein Lizzie is Queen, albeit still untried and unproven.

Then Tucker’s friend Lenny adds a monkey wrench into the heap by taking Tucker to Seattle for a personal errand. Meanwhile, the world’s most powerful vampires are getting ready for a powwow with Lizzie in LonePine.

The dry wit of Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall is still prevalent in the book and there are so many laugh out loud funny moments. But, the book has also taken a serious turn as Lizzie and Tucker grapple with the fact that Lizzie is now a paranormal.

Individually, they also have to come to terms with their own personal issues that are not necessarily connected with Lizzie becoming a vampire.

Even with this development, the introduction of new elements and also new characters, the tone of the book has not changed. Authors Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall found the perfect balance between seriousness and funny while also expanding the breadth and depth of the main characters.

A great sequel to the first book! I can’t wait to read the third installment.

This book is Rated M for Mature due to violence and some sexual content.