Reviewed by Kimberley & Caroline
TITLE: The Vampire and the M.D.
SERIES: The Vampire And…#3
AUTHOR: J.P. Bowie
PUBLISHER: MLR Press
LENGTH: 212 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 20, 2017
When Dr. Blake Farnon hits a shadowy figure with his car, he is astounded when the man almost instantaneously recovers from the accident. But Daniel Vale is no ordinary man, as Blake soon discovers. Daniel is Vampire, and not only that, works for the US government in a secret department of the FBI.
At first wary of the undeniably handsome vampire, Blake cannot resist Daniel’s allure for long. From the moment Daniel shows up at Blake’s apartment with a poisoned silver sword imbedded in his side, Blake is hurled into an adventure he never dreamed he would be a part of.
Demons, ancient gods and a vindictive goddess determined to tear apart the fragile fabric of world peace after the Middle East War, can only be stopped by other supernatural beings–vampires. And Blake finds himself caught up in the fight, whether he wants to be or not. Can his fledging relationship with Daniel possibly survive? He’d thought it crazy enough he’d fallen for a vampire, but the rest of it? What would his mother say?
REVIEW BY KIMBERLEY
Oh, my goodness! I don’t think I can find words to adequately describe how much I adore this series. The characters and storylines are amazing. This author and his vampires are my absolute favorite. In this book Bowie went all out in this one with demons, demigods, gods and goddesses.
Blake Farnon is an ER doctor who leads a pretty ordinary life which consist of working and going every night to an empty home. All of that changes when he hits a man with his car on his way home on way home from work one night.
Daniel Vale is a vampire government agent who managed to escape a botched kidnapping attempt and a mission that was FUBAR only to be hit by a car. The handsome doctor who comes to him immediately catches his eye.
The story gets better as it progresses with an absolutely wonderful group of characters. This book had all of these wonderful elements: action, adventure, fantasy, romance, heroes and villains, gods, goddesses, demons and vampires; this story was overflowing with it. Speaking of gods, even though he was a villain, I felt kinda sorry for Horam. He was quite pitiful. Unlike the other stories, this book had just a touch of humor in it. The situation with Blake’s brother in law and Daniel tickled me.
Just like with all of this author’s vampires, Daniel is just intelligent, gorgeous, sophisticated, charismatic and lethal. Blake’s characters is so sweet. I love the way he is with his family.
I could not put this book down and read it in little over an hour. I got the feeling that Brian, Daniel’s FBI contact will find his Mr. Right in the next book. I really do hope so. I felt so bad for him towards the end. I do hope that he will find his happily ever after a future book in the series.
This author is extremely talented; a master in his craft. The story telling gets better with each book. And I am definitely looking forward to seeing what’s next in this wonderful vampire world. You can easily lose yourself in Bowie’s stories. This is two hundred and twelve pages of pure delight!
This book, this series, is a definite must read.
REVIEW BY CAROLINE
If you haven’t read the first two books in this series then that would be my first recommendation. The Vampire and the M.D. is the third book in The Vampire and … series by JP Bowie and is Blake and Daniel’s story.
Daniel is a long lived, handsome and charismatic vampire who works for a secret department within the FBI. There is a traitor within this covert group which leads to Daniel being kidnapped although he escapes pretty quickly and in doing so ends up being hit by a car driven by Blake. Compelling Blake to take him home to fix him up rather than the nearest hospital is the beginning of something between the two men that neither are initially sure about. Although Daniel tries to stay away from Blake believing he is protecting him when he suffers another more serious injury he finds himself back on Blake’s doorstep in need of his help once again.
Thrown into an adventure that could see both men dead Blake and Daniel rely on each other as they fight to stay alive. Their relationship happens quickly and Daniel becomes extremely protective of Blake. When things become too much for the two of them to handle they call on their friends and it was great to spend some time with previous characters from the series.
Daniel and Blake’s story is not my favourite of the series but it was a good addition to this band of Vampires and their mates who always try to do the right thing. The books are fun and definitely not as dark as a lot of vampire stories I read. Although their situations are often dangerous and sometimes deadly the author always manages to inject humour and fun into his books and I am now eagerly awaiting the next story in the series.