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Wolf Night (Cassandra Bick Chronicles #2)
It's rare that I like a sequel better than the first book in a series, but it happens as evidenced with Wolf Night! I had forgotten how much I loved these characters! Snarkiness at it's best. I was full out laughing at some parts!
Cassandra seems to attract trouble. But don't feel too bad for her, she also seems to attract sexy as sin immortals too! Cain and Laclos........while very different and in opposing corners, they both can elicit unladylike behavior from Cassandra. And I don't blame her! They are the epitome of sex. While the book does have this sexy triangle, it also has LOTS of action. It felt like something new was happening every other page. From page one, I remembered why I enjoyed book one, Dark Dates, so much. I can't wait for more from these characters. If you like action with some steamy goodness, you'll love this series!
Character piece: Cassandra Bick, owner of Dark Dates
So, years of being single and suddenly I have two supernatural hotties interested in me. Sounds great, right? And I’m not really complaining, honestly I’m not, but that kind of thing can be confusing for a girl. So I decided to do the tried and tested method, and make a list of the pros and cons and see who comes out on top. Oh, OK, possibly I shouldn’t have used that phrase…
Laclos – 1000 year old vampire. Possibly undead ruler of London, even though he’s not admitting it
Super sexy – I mean, really, hormone shredding, ovary exploding, ‘wait, what was I saying’ sexy. And frequently naked, even in what passes for polite company. Wait; is that a pro or a con?
Funny – knows all the vampire clichés, not above playing up to them. This is the vampire, after all, who once turned up at a party liberally doused in glitter. Has actual sense of humour about himself, which is rare enough in people and pretty much non-existent in vampires, so that’s a definite plus.
Liberal –Laclos isn’t possessive at all, and is pretty OK with the idea of me being with Cain, and happy for us not to be exclusive. This could make my life less stressful.
Knows he’s super sexy – I mean, really knows. And keeps reminding me and everyone else of the fact. Also frequently naked, even in what passes for polite company. Wait, remind me, is that a pro or a con?
Knows he’s funny – and enjoys it a bit too much. Sometimes it’s hard to get past all the sarcasm to get a straight answer, which can be frustrating. And that bloody glitter got everywhere.
A bit too liberal – part of the reason Laclos is so OK with me being with Cain is he’s pretty keen on being with Cain himself. This could make my life far, far more stressful.
Cain – kick ass, super powered, might be immortal hunter. Not keen on vampires. I mean, really not keen.
Super sexy and seriously good in bed – honestly, I feel a bit weak just thinking about it.
Major bad ass – OK, sometimes this feels like a ‘con’, as it can be intimidating to be around someone who is quite so scarily lethal, but there’s no one better to have on your side against the bad guys and he has saved my life quite a few times, now. So that’s going in the ‘pro’ list.
Not so liberal – it’s all very well being open minded, but sometimes a girl wants to be wanted and Cain certainly makes me feel that. When he’s around, at least. Which isn’t all that often. Wait, I feel I’m turning this into a ‘con’…
Super serious – I mean, it’s nice that he isn’t as flippant about everything as Laclos but sometimes he can be a right grumpy bastard.
Bit too bad ass – Cain’s definition of bad guys tends to be a little too broad for my liking. Not least because he puts Laclos very firmly in the ‘things I’d like to kill’ category. Which makes my life a little stressful…
Plenty liberal when it comes to him – he might bust a blood vessel at the thought of me going anywhere near Laclos but it was OK for him not to tell me he had a wife? Even if they were, apparently, ‘separated’? Somehow this doesn’t seem fair.
To sum up…
OK, this hasn’t helped, possibly because I’m struggling to get past the first ‘pro’ in each list. (What? Like I said, I’ve been single a long time!) Maybe I should kick them both to the kerb and get someone else. I do run a dating agency, after all. Watch this space…
BIO: Tracey Sinclair works as freelance copywriter, editor and legal directories consultant. A diverse and slightly wandering career has included writing factsheets for small businesses, creating web content for law firms, subtitling film and TV and editing one of the UK’s largest legal directories. A keen blogger, she regularly writes for online theatre site Exeunt and science fiction site Unleash the Fanboy and her blog Body of a Geek Goddess was shortlisted in the Cosmopolitan Blogger Awards 2011. Her work has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies and her short play Bystanders was premiered in 2011 as part of the CP Players New Writing Season at Baron’s Court Theatre, London. She has published two small press books (Doll and No Love is This, both Kennedy & Boyd) before publishing the Dark Dates series.
Tracey has graciously decided to give one lucky winner their choice of Dark Dates (Cassandra Bick #1) or Wolf Night (Cassandra Bick #2) (PDF or mobi).
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