Blood Bath & Beyond

An Immortality Bites Mystery #1

Fans of fledgling vampire Sarah Dearly and her creator, Michelle Rowen, will salivate over Sarah’s latest adventure, BLOOD BATH AND BEYOND. Sarah and her fiancée, the brooding vampire Thierry, are off to Las Vegas after Thierry accepts a job working for The Ring, a vampire council that tracks potential vampiric issues worldwide and deals with them (can you say CIA with fangs?). A vampire serial killer is attacking humans, leaving his victims drained of blood, potentially exposing the existence of vampires to the whole world. And of course, things don’t go as smoothly as hoped: Thierry’s investigation hits a snag when he’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit, and naturally it’s up to Sarah to clear his name while dealing with a spoiled child beauty contestant vampire, determined hunters, and an underground Goth vampire who has exquisite taste in jewelry.

Rowen slips back into the skin of the characters she left behind in the Immortality Bites series with such ease, it’s as if she never left, making the transition from paranormal romance to paranormal mystery with ease. Her writing is sharp, witty and does not disappoint. The ending will delight both old and new fans, and leave you thirsting for the next installment. ROCCO gives BLOOD BATH AND BEYOND a well earned – and deserved – five paws!


Book Blurb for Blood Bath & Beyond

Sarah Dearly is adjusting to life as a fledgling vampire, satisfying her cravings at vampire-friendly blood banks. But when her fiance Thierry takes a job with the Ring—the secret council in charge of keeping vampires in line—Sarah’s about to get more than a taste of danger…

Being engaged to a centuries-old master vampire can be challenging—especially when he takes a job with the Ring. Thierry’s in for fifty years of nonstop travel and deadly risk. It’s enough to make any woman reconsider the wedding…any woman except Sarah, that is!

Traveling with him to Las Vegas for his first assignment, they encounter a child beauty pageant contestant from hell, as well as a vampire serial killer leaving victims drained of blood, potentially exposing the existence of vampires to the whole world. But when Thierry’s truly ancient history comes back to haunt him, and he’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit, it’s up to Sarah to clear his name before their immortal lives come to an end.


Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2012 5.00