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The Vampire Shrink

“Hilburn crosses genres and weaves fantasy strands together so that we have vampires crossing dimensions, not to mention steamy graphic romance, mystery and a large side order of gore. A vampire book with it all! Fangy blood and gore courtesy of the resident psychos right alongside steamy romance that will have you weak at the knees. A book I really didn’t want to put down, until I got to the last 10 pages and realised I didn’t want it to end! I can’t wait to see what’s next for Dr. Kismet Knight and her clientele.”

Beautyandlace.com.au

“Overall I can safely say that I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, perhaps more than I ever expected to. It has everything you could want – a gripping storyline, intriguing characters, humour, romance, and a great insight into the mind of a psychologist! Several of my colleagues, who admittedly don’t tend to read an awful lot of this genre, absolutely loved it. It’s a great fun read that will keep you up all night turning the pages. It’s just the kind of thing you’ll want to read when you’re home alone, feeling poorly or feeling down – it will lift your spirits like a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream! The next instalment in the Kismet Knight series will be called Blood Therapy, but as yet there is no set date for its publication, but I do hope it’s soon because I cannot wait to find out what happens next! It certainly feels like this series could get better and better with each book!”

Book Monkey

“This book certainly overcame some of the doubts I have about the vampire-heavy paranormal fiction market of today. As well as being a total vampire sceptic herself, Kismet is believable and embodies all of the fears and baggage of the average thirty-something female. The tone is light-hearted and humorous making great use of sarcasm and popular culture to produce a very enjoyable read.”

British Fantasy Society

“This was all over the place for me, but in a good way. What started out as a day in the life of a fairly closed off, thirty year old woman, stuck in a monotonous routine of her clients’ therapy sessions, ended up being something completely out of left field. With elements of fantasy, crime procedurals and erotic love triangles, I was flipping desperately through, even resorting to reading by candlelight for more of Kismet’s adventures when my power went out during a thunderstorm.”

Demons Read, Too

“The Vampire Shrink is an interesting, fast paced book that had me hooked until the very end. I’m looking forward to the next installment.”

Fictional Fantasy

“I love, love, loved this book, I cannot recommend it enough, its vampires but not in the usual glittering, sugar coated teen way. This is Vampires for the mums! . . . The book is brilliantly written, the descriptions of the emotions so good you can almost feel what the characters are feeling. I would point out there are very mild sexual references in this book (probably no more than they will see on tv). I feel there is plenty of scope for more adventures for Kismet, Devereux and Alan.

jeanzbookreadnreview.blogspot.com

“Kismet is a really interesting character, she is practical, cerebral and definitely has both feet placed firmly on the ground. It makes her continued disbelief in the existence of vampires very realistic. Also, the special abilities that Kismet has been trying to deny and her crippling social shyness, particularly with men hint at an intriguing back story. The romance element was expertly written, the romantic triangle between Kismet, Devereux and FBI Agent Stevens was both tender, funny and a joy to read. As if that wasn’t enough, the plot was fast paced, thrilling and kept me turning the pages at quite a speed.”

Syrupa Figs Book Crypt

"It's not easy to combine horror, humor and realistic characters but Lynda Hilburn does it with ease. Kismet is a gal who must quickly learn her own strength. Her survival and others depend on it. Hilburn describes her novel as "urban fantasy romance with mystery elements, sex, dark humor, and a contemporary vibe." I would say that puts the story quite succinctly."

Patricia's Vampire Notes

“A refreshingly original twist on the vampire story.  Fast-paced and fun.” 

Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author

"Lynda Hilburn creates a fascinating world--wicked and sexy!"

Kerrelyn Sparks, USA Today Bestselling Author of Be Still My Vampire Heart

"A great blend of humor, horror, and quirky mystery.  Fans of Laurell K. Hamilton will love Lynda Hilburn."

Jennifer Armintrout, author of Blood Ties, Book One: The Turning and Blood Ties, Book Two: Possession

 "In The Vampire Shrink, Lynda Hilburn takes readers on a well-crafted roller coaster ride where the line between reason and madness blurs and the worlds of science and fantasy collide."

Jeanne C. Stein, bestselling author of The Becoming

“Fans of paranormal romance will welcome Lynda Hilburn’s steamy new series about a psychologist who finds herself treating an unlikely clientele, who have a lot of serious issues. Hilburn is the latest Denver author to show us a dark, dangerous, and sexy layer under the city’s wholesome surface.”

Marta Acosta, author of Midnight Brunch and Happy Hour at Casa Dracula

The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn is a can’t put down, spine-tingling, laugh out loud book that will keep you glued till you turn the final page. Even then I found myself wanting more and praying that there would be a continuation. Devereux is pure delight for the senses, a vampire to delight any woman. Alan is a complex soul that deserves to be explored more thoroughly. And Kismet Knight is the very meat of the story. I love her expressions, her sarcasm and wit, and the inner workings of her mind that are shared with us. I can’t wait for more of Kismet! So if you only pick up one vampire book this year, make sure that it is The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn. You won’t be disappointed!”

5 out of 5 Quills
Debbie H., Gotta Write Network

“A very well written horror fantasy! Keeps the reader’s eyes glued to the pages up to the very end. Scary yet sensual! The characters seem to leap from the pages. As the plot flows along, the horror deepens. Great intrigue! A marvelous unique writing style causes the suspense to build as the mystery unfolds . . . Lynda Hilburn has woven a sticky web of intrigue with The Vampire Shrink.”

5 Stars
Wanda Maynard, Simegen.com

"In The Vampire Shrink, Lynda Hilburn brings readers a fantastic new paranormal romance with a uniquely intriguing plot and a heroine that just endears herself to the readers. Written in first person, The Vampire Shrink follows the life of Kismet Knight a soon to be psychologist to vampires. Readers are immediately pulled in as Kismet first encounters the stories of vampires and then must explain away all the strange happenings with her scientific mind. Kismet takes each escalating experience with savvy and spunk. Hilburn creates two very charismatic heroes in the mysterious Devereux and dynamic Alan. While creating a love triangle that moves the story along, Hilburn also brings alive the underworld of the vampire. The Vampire Shrink is an intriguing paranormal with a spunky heroin and sexy heroes that readers just won’t want to miss. I hope to see more of The Vampire Shrink—this book is a real winner."

Paranormal Romance Writers

"Kismet Knight’s conversion from cynic to believer makes for a fun paranormal thriller as the heroine becomes THE VAMPIRE SHRINK. Readers will understand her transformation from scorning skeptic with dreams of fame and fortune to psychologist to vampires as the story line is told in the first person mostly from Kismet’s perspective. Adding to the satirical entertainment is the odd romantic triangle between the Fed, the vampire master, and the shrink. Lynda Hilburn writes an enjoyable biting frolic that will turn skeptical readers into true believers of her talent."

Harriet Klausner

“Lynda Hilburn creates a fresh vampire story that includes humor, intuition, mystery, romance, and the paranormal. The Vampire Shrink is a nice departure from all of the other types of vampire stories. It is about vampires, but is told in a unique way. . . creating a story that has well developed characters . . .”

Fallen Angel Reviews

“This author has created another world within the normal city limits of Denver. Kismet is forced to face the reality that vampires actually do exist and that one of them has picked her out for his mate. The vampires themselves are not all that different from the humans they once were, and Kismet finds treating them as rewarding as treating the living. Her association leads to some very exciting and suspenseful situations as well as some very hot love scenes between herself and both Devereux and Alan. I found it hard to put this story down and waited with baited breath for her to choose one or the other, I definitely had my favorite.”

The Romance Studio

"The Vampire Shrink is a really good book. It has a quality that reminds me a bit of the early Anita Blake novels. There’s black humor, horror and romance in the story. One of the things I liked about Kismet was that she never seems to really fight her attraction to Devereux and she doesn’t reject his help under the guise of being an independent woman. She also doesn’t refuse to believe even after being presented with overwhelming evidence of the paranormal. I’m excited to find out how the rest of this series will go and I would highly recommend this book."

Vicky London, Vampire Genre

“THE VAMPIRE SHRINK is so much fun, so full of humor and romance, that I could not put it down. I was "forced" to read it all in one sitting! Lynda Hilburn has a wonderful talent for writing a great story, and she brought the paranormal world alive for me with THE VAMPIRE SHRINK! . . . THE VAMPIRE SHRINK is every bit as provocative as the cover suggests, and I loved every single minute of it!"

Romance Reader at Heart (Top Pick)

"The Vampire Shrink is the first book in the refreshing Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series. Kismet lives her life blissfully unaware that vampires share her world until she meets Devereux, and now there’s no going back. Ms. Hilburn pens a deliciously sexy and easily believable vampire tale. Vivid characterization, a touch of mystery, and a ton of passion, make this alternate Denver a place that readers will be looking forward to visiting again."

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

"In a genre full of vampire stories, it’s hard to imagine that there’s a twist on the old theme you haven’t read. So when you come across one, it’s always a delight. THE VAMPIRE SHRINK was such a treat to read. I was ensnared from the get go and didn’t want it to end. It was funny, dark, exciting, everything you would want in a book and more. Lynda Hilburn has taken a well-known concept and made it her very own. The idea of vampires seeking therapy is a new one for me and I enjoyed every page. Kismet Knight is a charming heroine and I love that she doesn’t automatically fall for the uber hot vampire. The open ending leaves room for a much-anticipated sequel and I, for one, am keeping my fingers crossed."

Romance Junkies

"THE VAMPIRE SHRINK is a fresh, intriguing take on modern vampire lore. Kismet is a stubborn, scientific and at times, a really, really funny heroine. Told in the first person, Ms. Hilburn's fast-paced narrative is punctuated by equal parts of passion, danger and suspense. As a hero, Devereux is a truly appealing angelic sort of vampire . . . The love triangle aspects were also quite provocative and the author leaves the door open for a possible sequel. I will definitely be looking out for more from this captivating author!

The Romance Readers Connection

 "Ms. Hilburn has created a world filled with intriguing twists and turns. Watching the skeptical doctor's conversion into a believer is as interesting as the murder mystery. Kismet has a unique voice, both practical and cynical, and retains that quality even after she believes. I encourage those who love vampire stories or a good mystery to discover this gem of a novel.

Amanda Killgore, The Eternal Night

“Dr. Knight [the heroine] is a pragmatic woman with a fun sense of humor. The author’s frequent uses of pop culture references keep the story light, relatable and highly readable. The idea of a vampire needing therapy to deal with childhood abandonment issues is fresh and unusual and gives the platform for humor in the midst of horror. The heroes in her book, Devereux and Alan, make up a delicious love triangle affording the reader some steamy love scenes requiring a cigarette when they are over. Overall, this was a very enjoyable read . . . The conclusion of the book left us with some intriguing possibilities that I hope the author will continue with. I’ll be sure to read whatever The Vampire Shrink is up to next!”

Ck2skwipsandkritiques.com

 


 

Dark Harvest

“This is a continuation of a series that can be read alone. It's action-packed and sexy but not graphic. It's even got a sprinkle of humor. A really good book.”

Affaire De Coeur, 5 stars

Dark Harvest is the long awaited sequel to The Vampire Shrink and the second book in the 'Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series'. I was lucky enough to win an ARC copy of this newest book that isn't due out till October and reading it left me dying for more. Kismet is a great lead character and it was interesting to see how her character changes in this book when Hallow gets involved. It was a steamy, bloody and funny read with Kismet's and Devereux's dialogue making me laugh more than a few times. The introduction of a few new characters and the reappearance of some others made this a great sequel and I can't wait to read more. I have to say that I loved The Vampire Shrink and thought it couldn't get any better but the author has excelled with Dark Harvest and should write more and faster!”

Amberkatz Book Blog

“This is the second book in the ‘Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist’ series and is as engaging as the first. Kismet settles in to her role as a psychologist to the vampires and to those wannabes who follow them, and she finds herself the object of another gorgeous vampire’s desires. Unlike Devereux, the vampire Hallow doesn’t care what Kismet’s wishes are he won’t stop until he gets what he wants. Ms. Hilburn packs her story with all of the action, romance and suspense readers are looking for, and makes Dark Harvest a difficult book to set down. The characters are strong, but flawed enough to keep them believable in this well-built world. While Dark Harvest is best read as part of a series, it can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone.”

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

 “This superb Mile High chick lit urban fantasy will appeal to fans of Laurel K. Hamilton and Lilith Saintcrow as the heroine’s courage and mouth will remind the audience of their respective stars.  Kismet is an independent soul who begins to lose her free will as Hallow works his magic to break her.  The love between the vampire and the psychologist is beautiful to behold as he painted her portrait before they met.  That link and why Hallow obsesses over Kismet are critical to the story line as Lynda Hilburn writes a unique and bewitching vampire in Denver thriller.”

 Harriet Klausner

“Psychologist Kismet Knight has a most unusual clientele; she counsels vampires, a specialty that began with her discovery of Denver's supernatural underworld and her relationship with the powerful vampire lord Devereux. Agreeing to a radio interview in which she answers questions from callers interested in the so-called vampire subculture, she receives a sinister, threatening call from a stranger claiming to be an ancient vampire. Romance and vampire lore fill this supernatural romance by the author of The Vampire Shrink. Kismet is a heroine of many talents, not the least of which are her determination and her wry humor. A good choice for the ever-demanding aficionados of vampire fiction. For both romance and fantasy collections.”

Library Journal

“As the follow-up novel to The Vampire Shrink, Hilburn continues to develop her characters and throws another life altering situation at them. This time around, we’re introduced to Hallow who is a vampire slayer of some repute. He’s so good even Devereux is really concerned about his presence. Things get even more dicey when it becomes obvious that Kismet is the object of his desire. Again, Kismet has attracted the attention of a dangerous psychotic vampire and she still has no reason why. I do have to say, that I really enjoyed this novel. After the great piece of work of The Vampire Shrink, Hilburn doesn’t let us down with Dark Harvest. The story moves along at a pace that keeps the reader interested without giving away too much of the plot . . . Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Dark Harvest and I can’t wait to hear when the third novel will be out. Again we’re given a great story with some interesting characters who continue to entrance us. I, for one, will definitely be buying this when it comes out in a couple of weeks. So if you haven’t gotten your hands on the first novel yet, then you really need to.”

Literary Escapism

“Lynda Hilburn has created a fascinating world of vampires and the supernatural in Denver, Colorado. Believable, exciting and different this series is one any vampire lover will surely adore. Hilburn’s writing style is exquisite and her imagery amazing. Dark Harvest is complex, sexy, dark and entertaining. The author has done a fabulous job of blending the supernatural and the real world and showing us how they completely overlap. She has a great way of explaining weird things in a way that anyone can understand.  The author has a background of being a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist (among other very interesting things that blend in with the supernatural credibility…makes you wonder…) and does a fabulous job of bringing that knowledge into her book without being preachy or superior. This is a book vampire fans will not want to miss. I think Hilburn is a unique, up and coming author that is going to make a name for herself in the vampire genre . . . I think with the talent and storytelling abilities she brings to Dark Harvest, Hilburn should be with a major publisher, not smaller ones. . . Incredible story full of twists and turns and complexity that make it worth reading, it will leave you wanting more. More as in another book in the series.”

Night Owl Romance

 Dark Harvest is the long awaited sequel to The Vampire Shrink and the second book in the 'Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series'. Not due out till October, readers who love a great mix of paranormal and romance with a great heroine should go and get a copy of The Vampire Shrink in preparation of this new release. Kismet is a great lead character and it was interesting to see how her character changes in this book when Hallow gets involved. It was a steamy, bloody and funny read with Kismet's and Devereux's dialogue making me laugh more than a few times. The introduction of a few new characters and the reappearance of some others made this a great sequel and I can't wait to read more. I have to say that I loved The Vampire Shrink and thought it couldn't get any better but the author has excelled with Dark Harvest and should write more and faster!”

ParaNormal Romance

"DARK HARVEST, the sequel to THE VAMPIRE SHRINK, is a thrilling paranormal romance with enough humor to keep the tale from becoming too dark. Kismet’s internal conversations are downright hilarious, and paired with the absolutely scrumptious Devereux, it makes this a tale not to be missed. There are some in the vampire community who haven’t taken a liking to Kismet or her new role as the Master’s girlfriend. While Kismet is finding that treating vampires is very similar to treating humans, she has missed the signs in her own personal life that all is not well. Adding Lyren to the mix just stirs the pot a bit more, and Kismet no longer knows who is friend versus foe. Secondary characters are key to the plot, bringing their own agendas and desires for Kismet. Some are looking for a friend, while others just want her dead. In between bouts of great sex with Devereux, Kismet must figure out who is who. But can she handle a vampire the likes of Lyren?DARK HARVEST is a rollicking good time that is hard to put down once started, though I highly recommend readers enjoy THE VAMPIRE SHRINK first to understand each character’s background, not to mention that it’s just a great read."

Kathy Samuels, Romance Reviews Today

“Hilburn's follow-up to The Vampire Shrink is a page-turner. The first-person narration is top-notch, and Hilburn mixes suspense and humor as she turns contemporary Colorado into a playground populated with quirky humans and vampires.”

Romantic Times, 4 stars

“One of the refreshing things about the Kismet Knight character is that she is not an action hero. No knives, guns, swords or other accoutrements. Just her sharp mind and an independent spirit. These traits of course manage to get her into and sometimes out of trouble. Also refreshing is her easy acceptance of gifts from her vampire lover Devereux such as her new office space in his ultra-modern building and a flourishing wardrobe. Kismet doesn’t angst over these things, but saves her energy to counter Devereux’s old-world controlling and protective nature. The dynamic between the two is quite engaging. Hilburn populates her series with fascinating, extroverted characters. Every scene with tabloid reporter Maxie is a treat and Victoria, the witch has hidden depths that invite exploration and of course the absurd egomaniacal sex-obsessed Tom is a hoot. The vampires surrounding Devereux are an eclectic bunch as well, from the doorman Ankh to Prospero. In Dark Harvest, Hallow the oldest vampire on the planet has come to Denver and is fixated on Kismet. He is a slayer, killing other vampires merely for his own amusement, and is thoroughly evil and assuredly insane. He can exert incredibly subtle mind control over humans and is a master at manipulation. In other words a really, really nasty bad guy. Targeted by his psychic attentions, Kismet’s personality becomes fractured. A more base, primal version of Kismet emerges – an aggressively sexual and uninhibited alter ego. Her struggle with her loss of control, her inner dialogue, and her actions make for some of the best passages in the story. The author succeeds in making Dark Harvest a very dark and a frequently violent story but perfectly counterbalances it with just the right touch of humour. There is plenty of action and the climactic confrontation with Hallow is explosive. Sex, murder, mystery, vampire powers and thrills and chills make Dark Harvest one of the most interesting urban fantasy/paranormal romance reads this year. Highly recommended.”

SciFiGuy.ca

 


 

Diary of a Narcissistic Bloodsucker

“This is a terrific jocular E-book chick lit (Zara's first person perspective) vampire thriller that grips the audience early on with Zara's muses and the heat between her and Niven-Jeran and never lets readers go until the final shocking biting twist. Though a short story, readers will want to peruse future supernatural fiction by Lynda Hilburn as this is a superb paranormal short story thriller.”

Harriet Klausner

“Clever, sexy, and witty. This satirical story introduces us to a great character. The story contains a twist that remains true to the character.”

Lynn Jordan, author

“Brilliantly witty! Zara is no ordinary heroine, she is egotistical and totally self-centered but somehow we can relate to her and be happy that she is willing to share her thoughts with us as she takes us on a saucy, roller-coaster of a romp. Very funny at times, and told in a chatty, 'unsinister' manner, the sex is hot enough to be exciting but Lynda Hilburn never oversteps the mark or makes us feel uncomfortable. Towards the end we find that Zara, too, has a heart, and knows the meaning of true love, but then there is the twist! A very enjoyable and satisfying read.”

Lyn Evans, author

“HOT, FUN, AND OH SOOOO DELICIOUS!!! This no apologies glimpse into the life of Zara, the oh so egotistical vampire, is a thrill ride from start to finish. I can't wait for the next diary entry!”

Lora Darling, author

“This is a wonderful tale filled with excitement and intensity, with never a moment I wasn't drawn eagerly along.  The train of consciousness writing is fascinating and compelling in that it created a window through which to eaves drop on Zara's thoughts, musings and plans as she plots and "executes" (pun intended) her nightly activities.  The skillful invoking  of all the senses, especially the aroma of cinnamon rolls, drew me deeply in to the mystique. In places I was giggling and even laughing out loud. The higher consciousness elements lend a fascinating aspect to the story and reveal the psychotherapy interests and training of the author, which I believe sets this story apart from other writings in the vampire genre. This is truly a delightful, fun, funny, horny read and I eagerly await other stories by this obviously talented author, Lynda Hilburn.”

Karla Mahanna, Therapist & Educator

“Zara is a centuries old vampire, with many unique talents and much vanity. Over her lifetime, she has collected many possessions and much wisdom – not all as a result of her own hard work. Deciding to write her memoirs, she begins with a fond memory that is more than it first appears. Lynda Hilburn's Diary Of A Narcissistic Bloodsucker is a fascinating novella that had me hooked from the very first page! Told in the first person by Zara, this tale actively engages the reader in the plot in a way that I have yet to come across in other writings. As a character, Zara is brilliantly developed. She is completely selfish and self-absorbed, and whilst not your typical heroine she is nevertheless bound to strike a chord in you; you will love her pure shamelessness and complete lack of inhibitions or modesty. The plot is well developed and paced excellently, and you know not where Zara will take you next. There are sex scenes and they do get described in detail, but this is not a romance. The entire tale will come as a delightful surprise, and you are bound to read this fabulous tale again and again. I give my congratulations to Ms. Hilburn on concocting this delectable story and shamelessly request further episodes!”

Elizabeth, Fallen Angel Reviews

“Zara is a vampire queen. Or at least that is what she tells us in her diary. As she writes in her diary we learn about her mentor/lover, and the musician, Niven, who gets caught up in a deadly game. This was an interesting vampire tale. Told in first person, it is like reading out of Zara's personal diary. This story has it all. It is funny, sad, hot and sweet. I enjoyed this story and the rules of this vampire world. And hearing it from Zara as it unfolded.”

Astraea, Enchanted Ramblings

“What a trip! Great writing and wonderful characters. I was impressed. This was a truly inspired piece of vampire fiction, certainly one of the most imaginative pieces I've read in a while. I loved the premises of her vampire world. It's very imaginative. I love it when authors get creative and eschew the traditional mythos. I think the length was perfect – never boring, not too much. In short, Lynda did everything right. The humor is wonderful; the eroticism is likewise superb and perfectly done. Probably my favorite line: "There I was, caught up in the ecstasy of riding a very enthusiastic penis..." Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed this short piece and just wish I had more like it to read.”

Rick Taubold, "More Than Magic," Medallion Press

Diary of a Narcissistic Bloodsucker is funny, witty and clever, clever, clever. Written in first person, Zara glorifies herself so grandiosely that you can't help but laugh and like her at the same time. The story itself is smart and fast paced; the sex scene is as funny as the rest of the story, which keeps the mood of the story light and believable. The twist at the end is also perfect; any other ending would have been corny and misplaced, considering Zara's character. The story leaves you wishing it were a full-length novel, which the author cleverly does not mention...but does not discount either. Perhaps "The Further Writings of a Narcissistic Bloodsucker" is in the works. One can only hope.”

Astrid Kinn, Romance Reviews Today

“All right, I admit I wasn't sure what to think when I picked this one. Wow, was I pleasantly surprised. Zara is a vampire, telling her story in spicy diary form. She's a tough woman . . . er . . . vampire and quite adept at getting what she wants. Confronted with Jeran, the man who created her, while she's enjoying another attractive man, she pulls a prank worthy of her prowess. Zara is a strong character with a definitive voice. I don't know that I'd exactly call this story a romance, but it is steamy and sensual in its own way. It's unique and sassy. I highly recommend this one to those interested in hearing the myths surrounding vampires busted or confirmed. Hear the truth from Zara herself. Lynda Hilburn is now on my “look for” list.”

Jennah, Paranormal Mirage Romance Reviews

"Ms. Hilburn has created a character that any reader could be attracted to. Her voice comes across as strong, and I found that Zara was a vampire I could see being a reality. This new twist on the vampire genre was quite entertaining and I look forward to more books from Ms. Hilburn on the subject. Her injection of humor into the paranormal realm is refreshing to this reader. All in all, I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a laugh-out-loud read."

Romance Junkies

“Ms. Hilburn's heroine truly lives up to the title of this short story. Told in first person, chick-lit fashion, Zara explains all about herself and vampires in general . . . The heroine's unapologetic, I-am-what-I-am philosophy . . . was done very well thanks to the author's appealing writing style and the surprise ending was fitting as a result . . . For those who like a sassy story and don't need a happily ever after, it should prove an adequate read.”

The Romance Studio


 

Undead in the City, Erotic Paranormal Romance

“My heart is still trying to recover after reading Undead in the City.  The plot kept me on the edge.  Malveaux was one dangerous vampire when angered.  I would not want to be on his bad side.  It was his interesting sense of justice that kept me reading, that and his uncanny ability to give Tempest multiple orgasms.  Tempest was big on keeping the upper hand in life and in bed.  Meeting up with Malveaux proved challenging for the musician.  Undead in the City surpassed hot and went straight to raging boil.  I recommend you read this one at night with your favorite toys on hand.  The characters are that sexy.  Both Tempest and Malveaux radiate power.  It was great to watch their relationship unfold.  Two muscle bound gladiators could not have provided as much entertainment as this couple, which made their coming together all the more gratifying.  Ms. Aubyn did a fantastic job with Undead in the City.  I’m looking forward to reading more novels from the author.  The characters she created will stay with me for a long time to come.  Congratulations to Ms. Aubyn on a novel well written.”

Suni Farrar, Just Erotic Romance Reviews

“Undead in the City starts off at a fast pace and doesn’t slow down until the last page. Malveaux is the sinfully sensual hero that will hold readers captivated.   Tempest is the kick butt heroine that believes in going after what she wants and not stopping until she gets it. The plot is packed full of adventure that will keep readers on the edge of their seat. The love scenes are a volcanic eruption of passion that will melt your circuits. Hera St. Aubyn has done an incredible job of creating characters that are unpredictable and a plot that sizzles. I can’t wait to see what St. Aubyn will come up with for her next book.”

Angel, Romance Junkies Reviews

“Undead in the City, by Hera St. Aubyn draws you into the world of Malveaux and Tempest and will not let go. These two characters have their own agenda; each one thinking the other is prey. Are they in for a surprise and so is the reader. You cannot help but fall into this story with both feet and your eyes wide open. So if you like a story with not a lot distraction from the main theme, SEX, this is your story. Undead in the City gets right to the point. The sex is hard and the characters are strong. I thoroughly love this story, and never got bored.”

Barb, TwoLips Reviews

“Tempest Moon is the lead guitarist in a rock band. All she wants to do is play her gigs, have sex with whoever strikes her fancy, and be in total control of her life while she and the band wait to be discovered. That all changes though when her fancy takes her to Malveaux. Malveaux is a 200 year old vampire who is just looking for a place to get out of the cold when he enters the dive that Tempest and her band are playing in. He takes an instant liking to Tempest and decides that she will be his first offspring. When Malveaux’s enemy Quade sends a couple of vampire thugs to do him in, it interrupts his and Tempest’s fun. But these newly undead are not the only ones after him, even his mob boss has it in for him. As he and Tempest attempt to work out their relationship, again and again his enemies attack them. Malveaux does not count on actually caring for Tempest, nor she for him. When Quade comes up with a truly devious plot, will Tempest and Malveaux survive this latest attack? Or will they lose each other forever? Undead in the City follows the Dracula theme, but with its own unique flavor. Ms. St. Aubyn does a fantastic job of following the vampire myth carefully, and then adding her own spin to it. I adored reading about Tempest and her “damn the torpedos” attitude. Malveaux’s confusion about the best way to deal with her is hilarious. The sex is hot enough to fry eggs on the side walk making this an exciting read. The villains are just as entertaining as the good guys, and all personalities are well defined. This is one fun read that no one should miss!”

Regina, Coffee Time Romance
5 cups

"Hera St. Aubyn's book drew me, for one I love anything vampire, but also the story line was different then most I have read lately. Hera St. Aubyn won me over as a reader and reviewer. The story was strong, the characters played off of each other quite well. The passion between Tempest and Malveaux was "Pure Fire." I look forward to reading more by this author."

My Book Cravings

“Don't be fooled by the overemphasis of the story on Malveaux's erection in the first few chapters of the story, Undead In The City soon morphs into a beautifully gory horror story spiced with plenty of naughtiness. Hera St Aubyn is channeling Nancy A Collins rather than any random current "I shag my way through all the werewolves and vampires in the city because I'm a Mary Sue that way" urban fantasy authors out there and the result is unexpectedly good. Tempest is a complete man-eating slut and I so adore her as she gets down to business with Malveaux with style and plenty of sass. Malveaux is pretty fun too as he's a vampire who is bad-ass rather than whiny-ass. He rips people's head off without remorse while becoming only a little bit mushy when it comes to his adoration of Tempest. Undead In The City is too much fun for words . . .”

Mrs. Giggles

Undead in the City is an urban fantasy in makeup, but the lead couple has quite the rough and tumble romance. . . Malveaux has a reputation for his work and can usually keep his concentration on his surrounding and whereabouts. That is until he meets Tempest.  Tempest only wants a world with music, rock and roll and sex, not asking a lot in her view. When Tempest has to make a life changing decision (and it isn’t the one you would think), will she chose the peaceful one or the unexpected one with Malveaux and all it entails. I turned the pages with a type of disbelief because if anything could go wrong for Malveaux and Tempest, it did.  Undead in the City has lots of hot sex, violence and blood in it, but it all works with the plot.  If you like your vampires to be cuddly then this might not be the story for you, but if you like an intriguing story that tells of the darker side of vampire life, than Undead in the City needs to be on you shelf. I am hoping that Malveaux and Tempest will have a future story.”

Joyfully Reviewed

 


 

Trick or Treat, Erotic Paranormal Romance

“A black rose and a spooky old mansion… what more could a woman ask for on a first date with a mysterious man? Natasha's excitement at this bold adventure is tempered by a bit of anxiety. And then she sees him. Victor is absolutely gorgeous and he's about to show Natasha a truly spectacular and unforgettable first date together. Trick or Treat is a bit of a misnomer as this hauntingly beautiful tale transcends any holiday theme. The attraction between the couple is instantaneous and sizzling hot. While very short, Trick or Treat manages to convey a very believable level of sensuality between Natasha and Victor. Not much information is given on either character initially, but this adds a layer of mystique and makes the ending's twist so much more fulfilling. Trick or Treat is a cleverly written tale. The storyline does contain very explicit scenes but the attraction just simmering off the pages is undeniably realistic. Hera St. Aubyn is to be commended for crafting such an ingenious tale in so few words. Trick or Treat is the sort of story that, once the reader has completed, he or she will read and reread multiple times to capture each little detail that was woven into the storyline. Kudos to Hera St. Aubyn for the haunting atmosphere and the clever ending of this very spicy tale!”

Anne, CK2S Kwips and Kritiques Reviews

 “Each has their reasons for agreeing to the first date, but can a meeting that begins in a deserted house really lead to anything? Natasha is about to find out when she steps foot into the house and then into the arms of Victor. I have to admit I am impressed that Hera St. Aubyn was able to create this story in a mere eight pages. While not an overly original idea, Ms. St. Aubyn still puts her own unique touch to the story. She conveys a descriptive setting that intensifies the attraction between Natasha and Victor. The foreplay and sensual liaison is nothing short of pure heat. The author's expressive phrasing will pull readers into the story as she captures Natasha's emotional and physical reaction to Victor. As the story comes to a close, readers will be left with a satisfying read.”

Amanda, Fallen Angel Reviews

 “Trick or Treat is a quirky Halloween-oriented tale about a couple's very odd first date. Natasha has received a black rose, her favourite, with a note promising her an unforgettable night! What woman could resist such an invitation? Natasha dresses in Halloween sexy mode for the meeting in an abandoned, deserted, dusty mansion. Once there, she encounters a gorgeous hunk, with platinum hair, a huge erection, and eyes that constantly change colour. Their interaction is immediate and very arousing and fulfilling to both; but it's the twist in the denouement that will incite readers to return to this story again and again! Natasha has secrets of her own, as does her lover, and coming together can make them both whole and eternal. This is an arousing tiny tale with a Halloween theme which also makes for a great read-at-bedtime tale. The sensuality is graphic and very fiery; this is a couple that really makes good music together! I recommend this one both for the sensual nature and for the quirky plot twists.”

Annie, The Romance Studio