Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Blood Thereapy by Lynda Hilburn: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Blood Therapy blog tour.  This tour is hosted by JeanBookNerd.  My stop includes my review of the story along with an awesome giveaway!!!

Title: Blood Therapy
Author: Lynda Hilburn
Publication: September 13th, 2012
Format: Paperback
Pages: 450


Blood Therapy is a dark contemporary fantasy with humor, mystery, romance and adult situations.

Kismet Knight knows exactly how to handle her clients, but when it comes to her love-life, she's on less steady ground. That was until she met master vampire Devereux, an 800-year-old hunk, who not only managed to convince the entirely rational shrink that vampires really do exist - he also persuaded her to start dating him.

Kismet's still having nightmares after being kidnapped by Lucifer, a psychotic vampire. From a therapeutic perspective she finds his split personalities fascinating - but she's constantly terrified. And Dev's become obsessed with finding Lucifer - before he comes after Kismet again.

So much for her nice, ordinary life...

My Review

 This series keeps getting better and better.  Blood Therapy picks up right where The Vampire Shrink left out.  Lynda did a fantastic job on creating a story so unlike others that I was immediately entranced with the story.  Blood Therapy was more action-packed and full of mystery.  The world-building was on point and well crafted.  I was able able to picture everything going on in my head.  I love how Lynda was able to capture my attention with the storyline.  The story was just so interesting, unique and original.  That is what I love about it.  The characters are well developed and show growth.  That is very important to me.

 Kismet not believes in vampires.  Not only that, but they have become her clients.  Being with the oldest vampire, Devereux, she must face huge consequences.  Alan is also in the picture which leaves her trying to figure out her feelings for both guys.  They still can't find Lucifer after the attack and kidnapping.  Devereux won't give up until he finds him.  Lucifer is still out there with his sights on Kismet. The question is can Devereux find Lucifer before he gets Kismet?  Will Kismet and Devereux relationship even last since kismet is human and Deverux is Vampire?

This book had so many twists and turns that it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.  I couldn't put the book down.  I was very unsure about this series at first, becasue when buying books, I happen to be one of the people that look at the covers.  I am very glad I participated in this tour and gave this series a chance.  I was not let down at all.  Never judge a book by its cover everyone!!!   The ending of this book definitely left me wanting more.  I can't wait to see what Lynda has in store for us with the next book.  I am hoping there is a third book anyway.  Read this book everyone!!!


Now lets have a look at the first book

Title: The Vampire Shrink
Author: Lynda Hilburn
Publication: April 3rd, 2013
Format: Paperback
Pages: 321

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.


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 Amazon.com and Smashwords.




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