"With vampires, ghosts and weres this is a series that captures a lot of the paranormal"
St. Augustine is a peaceful, sunny place in Florida.
Definitely not a town you would expect a vampire to choose
as its home. However for Francesca Marinelli it is the only
place she wants to be and has been for over 200 hundred
years. So Cesca is enjoying a quiet afterlife with some
great friends, a lovely place to live and a sexy guy.
Then a stranger gatecrashes her housewarming party and has
everyone on edge. The vampire stand-up comic called Jo-Jo
doesn't have anyone laughing when he appears out of the
blue. Although it turns out that the jester isn't out to
harm Cesca but wants her help in getting his life back on
track. Unfortunately, without knowing it he has brought
some trouble along with him.
A psychotic vampire has followed Jo-Jo to Florida and Cesca
is in danger. With the help of her sexy boyfriend Sabre, a
cat called Pandora and an old friend called Triton, Cesca
tries to put a stop to the bad guy and an end to the threat
against her quiet afterlife, and that of the country's head
It is over a year since I read La Vida Vampire, the first
book in this series. So I have been waiting, not so
patiently, for Last Vampire Standing to arrive at my
door for a good 14 months. So when this arrived the other
day my first urge was to read it straight away, but I
waited till today so I could read it all in one gulp and I
am glad I did!
Last Vampire Standing is a wonderful second part to
this great new vampire series. I think I will even go as
far as to say this second part was better than the first.
With vampires, ghosts and weres, this is a series that
captures a lot of the paranormal and promises to show the
reader even more in the future.
I am really looking forward to book number three. Last
Vampire Standing revealed a few bits and pieces but
there is still more for us readers to learn about Cesca,
Triton, Pandora and company. Also, I can't wait to see if
Cesca manages to learn any new powers.
With a lovely leading lady, a well written plot and quirky
characters, this has all the ingredients of a great
paranormal urban fantasy book. The fantastic balance of
romance, humour and mystery makes this a pleasure to read.
Last Vampire Standing is a little Lynsay Sands mixed
with Charlaine Harris and if you haven't already had the
luck to read this book or its predecessor, then I suggest
you make a trip to your local bookstore and have an
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted May 30, 2009