Guest Post and Review: Vampires Prefer Blondes by Cassandra Lawson

Vampires Prefer Blondes

By: Cassandra Lawson
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 211
Published on: July 14, 2014
Guest Post and Review:  Vampires Prefer Blondes by Cassandra Lawson

He was an obsession. Like an addict, Lydia craved Dominic’s touch . . . . until the day she died. Now, the memories of her time with him are more like nightmares. As Lydia pieces together the events of the past several months, the man who nearly destroyed her will stop at nothing to get her back under his control. After all she has gone through, can she put her trust in another vampire to keep her safe?

Distant and cold, Roman has gone through the motions of life for more than four centuries. No woman has been able to break through the ice encasing his heart . . . . until he saw her. Roman is captivated from the moment he sees Lydia fighting for her life in a hospital room. When his energy mingles with hers, the psychic vampire in him instantly recognizes her as his perfect mate and he will do anything in his power to keep her safe.

Also by this author: Raven's Blood, The Vampire Will See You Now, Raven's Blood

Hi All,  Please see the wonderful Cassandra Lawson as she talks about her books.


10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Psy-Vamp Series


1. The first book in this series, Vampires and Vixens, was written more than fifteen years ago. A very observant reviewer commented that it seemed like Safe Hex With a Vampire was written by a different author and in many ways it was. While I did make changes to Vampires and Vixens when I decided to publish it in 2013, the basic story and characters remained the same. Most of the changes involved technology and supporting characters.


2. Despite my love of reading series, I never start out with the intention of writing a series. I just published the third book in the Psy-Vamp series, so obviously that changed. Oddly, the series developed for the same reason that I prefer to read series. As I expanded on the supporting characters in Vampires and Vixens, I realized that I wanted to do more with those characters. I wanted to find out where things would go for them. I just wasn’t ready to let go of them.


3. Before writing Vampires and Vixens, I had never read a vampire book. My lack of experience with vampire stories contributed to the differences between my psy-vamps and traditional vampires. After writing the book, I did research the mythology of psychic vampires, but I had never even heard that term when I started this series.


4. I changed Roman’s age when I decided to write Aiden and Tempest’s story. This was to avoid having them be too closely related. While Tempest is technically Aiden’s first cousin, she is more than fifteen times removed. As a side note, Aiden’s father has a different mother than Roman, adding to the separation.


5. In the original version of Vampires and Vixens Lydia, the main character from Vampires Prefer Blondes, died. I had no intention of writing a story for Roman until I decided not to kill off Lydia. I knew that Lydia was the perfect match for Roman.


6. Sofia was originally only going to appear in Roman’s blog, but she was just too much fun to exclude from the series. Sofia may never have her own story, but you can expect to see her in many of the upcoming books.


7. Aiden’s Irish heritage was added after I wrote his father’s story in Roman’s blog. I even changed Aiden’s name after the blog was written.


8. Cassandra Lawson is a pen name, and I make fun of my real name in Safe Hex With a Vampire.


9. The next book in this series will be Justin and Caitlin’s story. This came as a surprise to me because it was always my intention to have their romance develop slowly throughout the series. The plot twists in Vampires Prefer Blondes prompted me to give them their own story.


10. Creating book titles is always a challenge for me. I usually don’t have a title for a book until it is nearly finished. The exception was Safe Hex With a Vampire. That title came to me while I was writing the first draft. Now, I feel challenged to come up with a witty title for each new book in the series.


My Review:


OMG I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book.  I know that is strong, but this is one of the first 5 fanged books that I have read lately, and I wanted to read so much more of it.  Everything about it was good to me, from the storyline to the creation and growth of the characters, even how little, mouthy Lydia was able to change big, bad Roman.  Oh, I’m getting ahead of myself.


I have not read the first two books, but it looked interesting sitting in my inbox, so I took a chance. I am so glad I did. The beginning was like WTF, and then I started realizing what was going on, and Cassandra is really good at setting the stage for a good book.  I was instantly immersed into their world and was able to pick up for the most part what happened in the previous two books.


Lydia, a strong, mouthy woman with a pretty horrible background who apparently has some paranormal stuff going on (this is where I was lost in the 4th book. They were talking about psychics and stuff, and I was confused.)  Well, she has this thing with Dominic who turns out to be a baddy, of the real bad sort, but apparently that is not completely uncommon for this family.  Anyways she gets really hurt and ends up in a coma in a hospital.  Roman, who is related to Dominic but so much more mysterious and tasty helps her get out of it, by painting her toes of course.  Okay, summary over, anything else will be spoiling and you should all know now that I don’t spoil :).


I know I sound like the worst fangirl ever, but seriously that is how much I liked this book, and although I am married to an amazing man, if I was single and Roman was painting my toes, I don’t know how I could have resisted him for as long as she did.  So to finish, I will be reading the other two post-haste and reviewing them.  Although I know what happens, I still want to know how Lydia got into the position she is in, why her cousin is pregnant, and all of that other juicy stuff.

5 fangs

About Cassandra Lawson

Cassandra Lawson is an author and homeschooling mother of three from the San Francisco Bay area. She has always had a very active imagination and loves making up stories. When she is not writing she enjoys baking, spending time with her family, listening to music, or curling up with a good book.

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