Series: The Murdoch Vampire Series
Published by Author Genres: Paranormal Romance
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The Hot Scot, Murdoch Vampires #1
Logan Murdoch hates complications. All he wants to do is work in his lab and create products to help vampires blend into mortal society. But when his mother begs him to get her painting back from the museum, he discovers a very attractive complication in the form of curator Sydney Worth. She buys his lie that he’s the descendant of the man in the three-hundred-year-old painting, but refuses to give it to him. What’s worse? She’s immune to his mind control.
Sydney couldn’t believe her eyes when the spitting image of the Hot Scot walked into the museum. But her attraction to Logan Murdoch suffers a huge blow when he demands the painting. Losing the piece could threaten her job and she senses Logan is hiding something from her. But this vampire who hates complications and the ambitious curator with trust issues are about to learn the fine art of love.
Rebel Child, Murdoch Vampires #2
Raven really doesn’t see what all the fuss is about. All she did was kidnap a mortal and try to sabotage one of the most important developments in the history of the vampire race. For some reason, though, her father, who is the leader of the vampire race, is seriously pissed. He gives her an ultimatum: Spend 200 years in exile or submit to a last ditch crash-course in vampire etiquette.
As the poster boy for upstanding, modern vampires, Callum Murdoch stands for everything the rebellious Raven loathes. He’s also the brother of the man Raven recently targeted. But this very odd couple is about to find out that opposites don’t just attract—they smolder.
I recently read Kate Eden’s Murdoch Vampire series and truly enjoyed it. The books are light, PNRs that are heavy on the sexy and the funny. If you’re interested in learning my thoughts on these books, read my reviews for The Hot Scot (Book #1) and Rebel Child (Book #2). Without further ado, please welcome Kate to the blog (and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!).
The Murdoch Vampires and the Paranormal Romance Genre
If you look at bookshelves these days, you’ll find a lot of paranormal romance. This is a great thing. But for a while now, the trend in paranormal romance has been for darker and darker stories. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some angst! Bring on the heaving bosoms and the feral growls of the werekind, and the hot, hot sexual tension that fighting for your life against a horde of demons creates.
But when it comes to writing my paranormal romances, I prefer to keep things light. See, the way I figure it, if I was a single immortal, I’d really try to enjoy myself. After all, what good is living forever if you aren’t having any fun? Plus, hello—vampires can do it all night long! They can pick you up as if you were lighter than a feather (no more dieting)! Plus, all that time being alive makes them witty and interesting conversationalists! What’s not to love?
So while my characters still deal with conflicts, they also get themselves into lots of hilarious situations. There’s really nothing I love more than taking a super strong, bad ass vampire and making them deal with the same kind of every day inconveniences we’re saddled with—crazy families, embarrassing mishaps, you name it.
And while we’re speaking of things we take too seriously, we really should tackle the idea of falling in love. Look, let’s face it: It ain’t pretty. All the neurosis and the miscommunications and the stupid things we do to impress our mate? Comedic gold, people.
So, yeah, the Murdoch Vampires fall on the lighter side of the paranormal romance spectrum. There’s not one widow’s peak, black cape, coffin sex scene, or oh-woe-is-me-I’m-a-monster in the series. My vampires are undead and loving it. They work hard, they play harder, and yes, my friends, they love hard—real hard.
But what about you? Do you like your vampires:
A. Dark and dangerous
B. Funny but hot
C. Angsty and fangy
D. Yes, please—all of the above.
Where is your preference on the PNR spectrum?