LonePine, Wyoming; population 438, that's where Tucker, a
typical cowboy and his faithful dog, Rex live. Lizzie
NYC journalist is doing a story on cowboys and goes to
LonePine where she encounters Tucker; she decides he's the
right cowboy for her feature story. He's not terribly
interested, but she insists. As they get to know each other
better, they find they are much alike. They become rather
fond of each other, and eventually lovers, but she lives in
New York; it's a long-distance relationship that works, even
though they miss each other more than they thought.
her successful cowboy story, Lizzie is asked to do one on
the vampire culture in New York. She opts for one that looks
a bit more civilised than some others. It's more of an art
gallery, where she meet Julius, a distinguished older man
who is rather fascinating ... and glamourous ... At that
she sees things that scare the daylights out of her and she
decides to pay Tucker an impromptu visit to get her head
together. And that's where everything goes really wrong. Or
really right for us, readers.
The authors have managed to
blend traditional cowboy clichés with a truly gothic, yet
modern, vampire atmosphere. The have added unusual twists to
the vampire mythology, such as the references to a vampire
Bible. The authors are extremely gifted writers; the
dialogue is brilliant: all the characters have their own
speech patterns, accents, their very own voice; they all
sound as unique as they are.
THE COWBOY AND THE VAMPIRE wonderfully colourful,
very funny sometimes, suspenseful, and wildly entertaining.
The world-building is meticulously crafted and detailed, the
characters live on the page, the action never stops and
there is a sweet love story. There is a bit of a cliff-
hanger at the end, and a most delightful ending it is, but I
did not mind one bit, quite the opposite. THE COWBOY AND THE
VAMPIRE is the first book of a
series and a total delight. A bloody good read.
First published in 1999 and now re-released in its third
printing, the definitive "author's cut," The Cowboy and
the Vampire: A Very Unusual Romance is the first book of
The Cowboy and the Vampire Collection. It's been
called everything from a cult classic to a trailblazer in a
new genre: Western Gothic.
Welcome to LonePine,
Wyoming, population 438, where the best of the west faces
off against the rise of the undead. It's a love story for
the ages when a broke cowboy and a glamorous big city
reporter fall lipstick over boot heels in love. But she
carries a 2000-year-old secret in her veins that will test
their unusual romance to the very edge of death, and beyond.
Saddle up for a hilarious, existential ride through
the dying American west with an army of ancient bloodsuckers
in hot pursuit.
Thanks for the great and thoughtful review! We're glad the book resonated with you so grandly. The action, humor and romance only intensify in books two and three, so we sure hope you check them out as well. Happy trails! (Vampire Cowboy 1:45pm May 30, 2014)