REVIEWED by Christie
TITLE: Single Male Vampire
AUTHOR: Cheyenne Meadows
PUBLISHER: Pride Publishing
LENGTH: 348 Pages
RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2017
Dating in the vampire world isn’t as easy as it sounds… For Andrew, an old-world vampire existing in the modern age, life is hard enough without the additional challenge of dating in this confounding chaos called the twenty-first century. Yet Andrew’s best friend is determined to set him up, come hell or high water. Online dating and ads in the classified figuratively suck, leaving only one solid solution—the old-fashioned way. Spencer is an enigma. Both flirty and mysterious, he’s a walking contradiction from what vampires ought to be, including working in the spotlight as an Elvis impersonator. But there’s something about Spencer that intrigues Andrew, draws him in, and adds excitement and a sense of adventure to his normally dull days. There’s only one problem—he’s everything that drives Andrew nuts in a man.
Not sure about you, but I, for one, love a good vampire story. So, after reading the blurb for Single Male Vampire, I was intrigued. It looked like a fun, humorous story with a bite (har dee har). Especially since there was going to be an Elvis impersonator. But (at least for me), it was not. I found it difficult to get into. In fact, I did not finish it. That’s not to say the book was bad; it simply means that it was not for me.
Andrew is an old vampire, trying to make it in the modern world. He manages for the most part, but his best friend is worried since he seems to be very lonely. Part of his soul is filled when he rescues a cat and her many kittens, who seem to take over his home and warm his heart a bit. But, he still needs someone to fill his soul up the rest of the way. Online dating turns out to be a bust, and putting an ad in the paper turns up bupkis. What’s an ancient vampire to do, but try things the conventional way?
Altho I did not enjoy Single Male Vampire, that’s not to say that you will feel the same way. My problem, I think, is that I went into it with the preconceived notion that it was going to be funny and lighthearted right from the start. And, it was not, so I lost interest immediately. Pretty sure that if I had more of an open mind and less expectations of how it was supposed to be, I’m sure I would have enjoyed the book a great deal more. If you’re a fan of vampire stories, why not give this book a shot?
Even tho I did not finish Single Male Vampire, I highly admire Cheyenne Meadows. It is not easy to write something, essentially putting your heart and soul into it, then put it out there for everyone to see. This book may not have been my cup of tea, but you may greatly enjoy it. Maybe in a couple of months I may revisit the book to see if my opinion has changed a bit in regard to it.