It’s A Vampire Thing (Collection) by Dakota Cassidy

It’s A Vampire Thing (Collection)by Dakota Cassidy
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (181 pgs)
Other: M/F, BDSM, Spanking
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

Claire Treemont is a small-town coroner with a small-town social life — as in, nonexistent. When a yummy body enters her life one night at the county morgue, Claire is astonished to find she’s pretty sad he’s dead. I mean, honestly, how often does someone like her get to gaze upon a body like that?

Zachariah Kowalski’s got an affliction that has him waking up in places that are, to say the least, inconvenient. He also has a life mate who escapes him from century to century just as they’re about to seal the vampire deal. Kinda frustrating, huh?

Add in a best friend, Jarrod, who’s ever so helpful, and an ex who’d rather see him dead than with another woman, and you get… trouble. Oh, and a wild, passionate ride against time…

Desdemona Smitrovitch is a bad, bad girl. But Jarrod lusts after, er, likes Desi anyway — at least when she’s not trying to kill his best friend’s woman. Jarrod thinks he can help Desi on the road to becoming a good girl. He

Do good girls like floggers?

This collection contains the previously released novellas It’s a Vampire Thing and Doing Desi.

It’s a Vampire Thing and Doing Desi are two of the most interesting vampire stories I’ve read in a long time. It helps that they were written by Dakota Cassidy, a writer who uses humor and romance together like bread and butter. The characters are absolutely delightful, and I enjoyed both stories very much.

In It’s a Vampire Thing, our handsome and sexy hero Zachariah Kowalski has a serious problem. He suffers from narcolepsy, and tends to appear dead. Add to that the fact that he’s a vampire, well, there’s just no telling where he will wake up. When he wakes up in the morgue on Claire Treemont ‘s autopsy table, he recognizes her as his life mate.

Claire Treemont thinks it’s a shame the handsome hunk on her table is dead. When he “wakes up” and tries to explain his condition, she isn’t buying it. Zach has to find a way to convince her that she is his life mate, who has been killed over and over for more than two hundred years. And they need to figure out just who has been killing her every time she is reincarnated, before it happens again. Can Claire and Zach solve the mystery and finally fulfill their destiny?

In Doing Desi, Zach’s best friend Jarrod is assigned the punishment and possession of Desdemona Smitrovitch after she is shunned by her family for her misdeeds. Since Jarrod has lusted after Desi for centuries, it is now great hardship for him. The more he is with Desi, the more he is sure that there is something in Desi worth saving, and he is determined to solve the puzzle. Can Jarrod solve the puzzle alone, and tame the vampire he loves? Will Desi be able to change, does she even want to? Who is behind Desi’s evil ways, and can he be stopped once and for all?

I love Dakota Cassidy’s sense of humor. The characters in these stories are supremely wonderful and full of life. Lets face it, who else would mate a vampire and a coroner and get away with it?

These two stories are fun and action packed, with romance and plenty of heat. I loved the strength of Claire; even faced with a vampire in her morgue she never loses her cool. Desi on the other hand, is a mix of evil and innocence. Yes, she has done terrible things, but she was under an evil she couldn’t avoid. Jarrod comes across as arrogant at first, but his softer side comes through when he deals with Desi.

Both stories have wonderful happy ever afters, and I recommend this collection for anyone who like their vampires with a side of laughter.

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