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-This is not a YA title-
Title: The Vampire Shrink by Lyda Hilburn
Series: Book 1 in the Vampire Psychologist
Available Formats: Ebook & Paperback
Details: Published April 3rd 2012, 321 pages
Source: For review for blog tour with Jean Book Nerd

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A sizzlingly sexy urban fantasy sure to feed the hunger of ravenous, vampire-loving fans.

 Kismet Knight, a brainy Denver-based psychologist with a stalled career and a nonexistent love life, is about to have her world rocked. Not only does her newest patient, Midnight, long to become a vampire, but the teenager insists that a coven of the undead hangs out at a local goth club. The always-rational Kismet dismisses Midnight's claims as the delusions of an attention-starved girl--until bodies start turning up drained of blood and the hottest self-proclaimed vampire ever to walk the face of the earth enters her office.

What's real? What's not? As inexplicable events and romantic opportunities pile up, along with the corpses, Kismet finds herself in a whirlwind of passion, mystery, and danger. But this tough and funny heroine--who doesn't do damsel in distress--is about to turn the vampire-meets-girl convention on its head.

2013 has only just started and yet I have already found a book that I believe will make my top reads of 2013! The Vampire Shrink was flat out amazing! I enjoyed this so much and I am so happy to report that! Lately the paranormal (urban fantasy) genre has been..meh for me, it's just a genre I can't get myself into lately, but Vampire Shrink completely flipped that around! If you're someone that loves vampires, a steamy romance, hot men, hilarious dialogue, and action then this is a book you need to pick up!

Lets start off with the characters...I freakin loved each and every one of them! Very often when I read a book the characters will come off as sharing way too many personality traits, but not with Vampire Shrink! Everyone has their very own distinct personality, and I loved each of them! Even the bad guys in this novel I found myself liking just because their personalities differed SO much from everyone elses.(They were CRAZY!!)

I don't even know if I should start on the was perfect. You have Alan who is the sweet, sexy, funny, FBI agent...then you have Devereux who is the old school, sexy, mysterious vampire that believes Kismet and him are soul mates. I just loved every second of the romance in this book, it had the perfect amount of everything, there weren't too many steamy scenes, there weren't too many over lovey scenes, everything just flowed so smoothly with the romance and I can definitely understand why Kismet is confused! 

Last but certainly not least I have to talk about the authors writing, it was another thing among many things that I loved. I flew through this book within (less than) 24 hours, anytime I could find a spare minute I was reading this book. Last night I was literally sitting in a Burger King drive threw with my car light on reading while I waiting for my food...seriously any minute I found to read more of the Vampire Shrink, I took! I did not want to put it down, I was so curious about what was going to happen and what was going on! The author wrote amazing characters, an amazing romance, and made the mystery very suspenseful! This is a book I really believe people will have a hard time putting down!

Overall the Vampire Shrink is a book that any paranormal/urban fantasy lover should pick up! I have nothing bad to say about this book and I really just loved it, Lynda Hilburn has officially gained a new forever fan!

My review for Blood Therapy (Vampire Psychologist #2) will be posted tomorrow!
 So be sure to come check back for my thoughts on book two! (: 


Lynda's books can be classified as urban fantasy/dark fantasy with romance, suspense/mystery, satire, horror, humor and sex. Lynda Hilburn writes paranormal fiction. More specifically, she writes vampire books. After a childhood filled with invisible friends, sightings of dead relatives and a fascination with the occult, turning to the paranormal was a no-brainer. In her other reality, she makes her living as a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, professional psychic/tarot reader, university instructor and workshop presenter. Her series, Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist is being rewritten and will be republished by Quercus Books in the UK and Europe, and by Sterling Publishing/Silver Oak in North America. The UK version of the first book in the series, "The Vampire Shrink" will be published September, 2011. The North American version a few months later. Book #2 (tentatively titled "Blood Therapy"), which is a new book, will be published a year later, and book #3 (the book that used to be called "Dark Harvest") will follow a year later. She also has a short story in the anthology, "Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance," called "Blood Song." "Diary of a Narcissistic Bloodsucker" and "Undead in the City" are available through and Smashwords.


2 Winners will receive a Copy of Blood Theraphy by Lynda Hilburn. 
1 Winner will receive One poster, One Bookmark, and One button of a Surprise Art by James Vallesteros. 10 Winners will receive One bookmark of a Surprise Art by James Vallesteros.


Anonymous said...

oo i'd really like to read this :D

Unknown said...

Oh, well, this is such a glowing review and it makes me want to read this book RIGHT NOW
LOVE vampire stories but I always find them so flat and twilight-ish
GREAT review, Haley
Your reader,

xtracutekitty said...

Thank you for the giveaway ^^

Natalie Frampton said...

Fab review Hayley. So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the give away too :D

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Fantastic review, Haley! I too loved both books because I thought they were a bit sarcastic about the whole paranormal romance genre and had imperfect refreshing characters. I think Lynda is a very underrated author.

Icequeen81 said...

when I saw vampire I had to see, I have to admit I dont like love novels, for me it has to be mistery, thriller detective or supernatural

Lynda Hilburn said...

Haley: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing THE VAMPIRE SHRINK. I'm so happy you liked it. You really made my day! Hugs.

Jean Vallesteros said...

Thank you for being part of the tour Haley!!!!

TTC Books and more said...

Great post Haley!!