Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Unwrapping a Review of EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES, a Deadly Angels novel by Sandra Hill

Okay, I admit it. I love paranormal romance and I know some of my darling readers don’t, but hear me out…not all PNR is the same! Some are dark and dangerous but some aren’t, and no more so than with Sandra Hill’s Deadly Angels series. I’ve reviewed many of this series and begged you to try them out. Well, what would you think of a vampire who smells like rich chocolate and who only bites if you want him too? Come on, try out EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES by Sandra Hill…I did, and I had a great time because it's funny, sexy, and definitely happily ever after romantic.

***eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest and unscripted review


New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill delivers a sizzling new entry in her Deadly Angels series, as a Viking vangel's otherworldly mission teams him with a Navy SEAL who's more than his match— she's his predestined mate . . .

The fact that vampire angel Harek Sigurdsson was a Norseman in his mortal life doesn't make thawing out after exile in Siberia any easier. But things heat up when his search for evil Lucipires connects him with Camille Dumaine, a human who thrums with sensual energy that can mean only one thing: she's the mate Harek's been seeking for centuries . . .

The SEALs call her "Camo" for her ability to blend into a crowd—yet Harek's intense blue gaze singles Camille out like a white-hot spotlight. The security wiz was hired to help bring down a ruthless band of international kidnappers, but Camille senses an unspoken agenda—besides Harek's bold declaration that she's his "destiny." Just Camille's luck that the sexiest man she's ever met may also be . . . a vampire!

Vikings, Navy SEALs, Viking vampire angels, oh my!

Harek Sigurdsson is in trouble with Michael…that’s the Archangel, Michael. But then, what’s new…Harek always seems to be in trouble with Michael. Harek has been ordered to create a heavenly website, and still hasn’t and does entirely too much online shopping. His sin of greed gets him banned to Siberia far too often even for Harek. But when Michael sends him to work with the Navy SEALS in California, he is most happy to oblige. He didn’t expect to meet a brash, tough, and strangely unique woman like Camille Dumaine as a member of this elite team who just might be his mate.
Camille is a SEAL, first and foremost, even though her intellectual parents think she’s foolish on insisting to continue this career path. She’s not particularly interested in a relationship with any man since the last man in her life got her best friend pregnant while engaged to Camille. Then she is introduced to a very tall, very handsome, very charming man who, despite his designer hair, sets off sparks when he touches her, and a whole lot more.
Now with her fellow SEALS, including Harek’s brother, Trond, and a few extras provided by the FBI and CIA, Camille and Harek work toward a successful mission to save innocent girls from the hands of international kidnappers, and Lucipires.
What are Lucipires, you ask? Lucipires are Satan’s demon vampires and the only ones who can stop them are God’s angel vampires - the vangels.
Okay, I know a lot of you see Paranormal Romance and you immediately hold up your first fingers and make the sign of the cross to ward off any thought to reading one. But there’s one thing I can tell you about Sandra Hill’s Vangels that make them different from anything you might think of as Paranormal Romance…they are the farthest thing from scary, bloodthirsty fangers who sneak around biting innocent victims in the dark of night…actually, they ask first.
My point is this…even if Harek and his brothers were not angel vampires, they would still be the most endearing, funny, save the day heroes, and these Deadly Angel stories would still be so much fun to read. The fact that these big, burly, ancient men who still think and act like Vikings also have to deal with celibacy, fangs that emerge when they get turned on, and slimy nasty demons, just makes them the most fun ever.
EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES by Sandra Hill started out a little slow for me. I thought for a moment that my favorite Vangel wasn’t going to get a very good story but then my darling, Harek, and his creator, Sandra Hill, proved him to be the sweetest, the sexiest, and certainly, the most charming of these sinfully sexy Viking men. Camille is his perfect mate and match. By the time, I finished reading EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES, I wanted both more story and some chocolate…and I don’t necessarily mean a Hershey bar.
As always, humor infiltrates the danger and action of a Deadly Angels story and in EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES, we are up-to-date in current world events, reminding us of the true evil that exists in our very real world. I’m just glad we have Harek, Camille, and the brave Navy SEALS to protect the innocent and righteous in the world.
     I highly recommend reading EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES, book six of the Deadly Angels series by Sandra Hill to everyone who enjoys a truly fun read with sexy men, brave heroes, a steamy love story, and a happily ever after…forget that it is Paranormal Romance…go on…try it…you might like it. 
    Come on, darlings, I know you probably saw Twilight and these guys are far better

Happy Reading Everyone!

About the Author:

Sandra Hill is a graduate of Penn State and worked for more than 10 years as a features writer and education editor for publications in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Writing about serious issues taught her the merits of seeking the lighter side of even the darkest stories. She is the wife of a stockbroker and the mother of four sons.

EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES, a Deadly Angels novel by Sandra Hill, Avon Romance, release date – August 25, 2015, print and ebook formats available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.
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Alyssa Susanna said...

OMG! Vampire novel! I'm not interested in the vampire books in Young Adult literature (like Twilight), but I LOVE vampire romance novels, when they are well written. I like it when they smell nice, like chocolate ;) Because why not! Angel vampire for the win! I'm so glad you enjoyed this book, Amy. Fantastic review! :)

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books! (fellow Avon Addict)

Amy Valentini said...

Thanks Alyssa, I'm glad you enjoyed my review of EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES. Sandra writes amazing characters and infuses humor so delightfully that her paranormal romances are for everyone, not just fans of PNR. I hope you read and enjoy the series. :-)