Vampyres of Hollywood
(Vampyres of Hollywood #1)
by Adrienne Barbeau
and Michael Scott
Language I read it in: Polish
Hollywood, California: three gruesome deaths within two weeks and every one of them a major star - an Oscar winner, an ingénue, and an action hero. A serial killer is working through the Hollywood A-list and celebrities are running scared.
Each crime scene is worthy of a classic horror movie, and all three victims share a connection to the powerful scream queen, Ovsanna Moore. The stunning and formidable Moore is the legendary head of a Hollywood studio, as well as the writer and star of seventeen blockbuster horror films (and a few that went straight to DVD).
She’s also a 500 year old vampyre… but this is Hollywood after all, and no one ever looks their age.
Beverly Hills Police Detective Peter King knows a lot about the City of Angels, but he certainly doesn’t know that most of the famous actors in town are actually an established network of vampires. Or that secretive and seductive Ovsanna Moore happens to be their CEO.
Moore and King may be from opposite sides of the Hollywood Hills, but both have something to gain by stopping the killer who the tabloids have dubbed the Cinema Slayer. Ovsanna must protect her vampire legacy and her production schedule, while King just wants to keep his Beverly Hills beat as blood-free as possible. But when the horror queen and the cop with the movie star looks form an unholy alliance, sparks fly and so do the creatures of the night.
Film, television and Broadway star Adrienne Barbeau and New York Times bestselling author Michael Scott have teamed up to deliver this sexy, scary, and deliciously clever novel full of Hollywood glamour, behind-the-scenes secrets, and the truly bloodthirsty reality of Tinseltown. So grab some popcorn and some holy water and lose yourself in the high-stakes, back-stabbing world of the Vampyres of Hollywood.
I’m a little confused with my feelings about this book. I know I shouldn’t really expect a lot from vampire novel – let’s face the truth, they usually suck, but this one started really nicely.
I liked this feeling I got when I was reading first chapter – talking about murders without any emotions. Then, it got only worse.
Authors had amazing idea of writing – one chapter is from vampire view, one from policeman, but they pretty messed it up by repeating actions that happened in last art in next one. It wouldn’t be bad, if chapters were long – but it really bothered me.
Also, they tried to be original with changing all facts about vampires, but, every writes does so. Nothing special.
It usually annoys me when I read long descriptions in books (I got this bad feeling after reading school books anyway). I can’t focus on them and it makes me angry – but I missed them in this one. It had some amazing fight scenes, but… They were like, two lines. Not enough!
Every paranormal book needs some romance, right? I guess that there was one (or two). Pretty between main characters,, but… Again, this “two lines” thing. It just happened, boom.
What annoyed me the most? Throwing names of oldies from Hollywood, all the time. I think that authors thought that we know all of them, but I had to check some – because without knowing their faces I couldn’t have proper image of some things.
Anyway, big plus for being brave enough to put few girlxgirl scenes there (not +18 rated, don’t worry :P)
But it was an easy-read, nice for evening. Few things bothered me but it was still a pleasure for me, even though I listed so many bad things. I’m just really sad all novel wasn’t as good as the begging.
Will I read next book in this series? Why not! It’s not a long one. I just hope it will be better – I’m not complaining. I just feel like I want some more. Book would be shorter if authors didn’t repeat these actions, I know – but I didn’t really care about seeing them from two points of view. But if it was only a way to make it a little longer, they could do it by developing some plots more. Just saying.
My rating: 3 stars – neutral. Mostly because I’m disappointed after such a good start.
It's my first review here, so tell me what do you think! :)
Correct my mistakes too, English isn't my native language.