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"well-crafted and fast-paced finale to the Immortality Bites series"

When Sarah Dearly, a newly turned vamp, is saddled with a curse which more or less leaves her Nightwalker instincts running her life, she's not sure how she'll survive. She's becoming a threat to everyone around her and now the vampire council thinks she should be "put down" in order to protect not only the humans, but also the vampire community's anonymity. On top of that, she's also being blackmailed by the very wealthy Gideon Chase -- the infamous vampire hunter who was thought to be dead.

After Gideon suffered some physical deformation from an encounter with hellfire, he decides being vampire is the way to go and insists Sarah be the one to turn him because only her blood seems to ease the insufferable pain that he endures. Unfortunately for Sarah, her Nightwalker side is very attracted to Gideon despite Sarah's true love for her master vampire sweetie, Thierry. After a couple of false alarms in what Sarah hoped would be a way out of the entire mess, she soon realizes that she may not have much choice in changing Gideon and goes off to face her fate.

Tall, Dark, & Fangsome is the fifth -- and final -- book in Ms. Rowen's Immortality Bites series and I feel she did a bang up job of wrapping up the series. I've enjoyed this series from the start and am a bit sad to see it ending now. I loved the overall dynamics of Sarah and Thierry's relationship and I don't think I was quite ready to give them up just yet. I guess I wanted to see what adventures their life would be filled with after all the trouble and turmoil they've gone through to get together. And while Ms. Rowen does a great job of catching up those readers who may be new to the series, I feel readers would get more out the series reading them in order. Readers who have been with this series from the start won't be disappointed in the final chapter of this well-crafted and fast-paced book.

Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted August 26, 2009

SUMMARY

Sarah Dearly's positive attitude is waning. Perky and bubbly no longer describe her and frankly being a vampire is the least of her worries. Gideon Chase, leader of all vampire hunters, is being consumed by Hellfire and his only hope is that Sarah will bite him during a ritual under the full moon and turn him into a vampire. To ensure her help he has threatened to kill all the people she loves, inc. Thierry, her master vampire boyfriend and she has no doubt that he can and will do it. He has also demanded she break things off with Thierry and never see him again, which she pretends to do but it isn't easy to protect someone when you're forced to keep your relationship a secret. However Sarah isn't the pushover she used to be - in fact, she was recently cursed to be a nightwalker and when she removes the magical necklace that keeps her hungers in check, she's as dangerous as any blood-thirsty, horror-movie vampire and not just a girl-next-door with fangs. However, her nightwalker self is becoming dangerously attracted to Gideon. Can she cure herself of the curse in time to destroy Gideon and save her true love, so they can live happily together forever?

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Vampire

 

Tall, Dark & Fangsome
(Immortality Bites: Book 5)
by Michelle Rowen

Warner Books (Forever)
August 1, 2009
Available: August 25, 2009
ISBN #0446505854
EAN #9780446505857
352 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Michelle Rowen

Bloodlust
Primal
Nightshade
Touch and Go
Something Wicked
The Demon in Me
Reign or Shine
Stakes & Stilettos
Lady & the Vamp
Fanged & Fabulous
Angel With Attitude
Bitten and Smitten


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