Sink or Swim by Emily Cyr

Sink or Swim

By: Emily Cyr
Genres: urban fantasy
Pages: 242
Series: Vampire Favors
Published on: May 31, 2018
Sink or Swim by Emily Cyr

After having her hard-won sobriety ripped away from her, Addison Fitzpatrick is fighting to get clean. She has another favor to repay to the powerful vampire, Cannon Blackwood.
It seems simple enough. Act as his date as he hands his power over to Merriam-- a vindictive, insane old vampire who controls Cannon’s brother Lachlan. And then she would be one step closer to freedom.

But Addison soon realizes there’s a lot more at stake here than the future of the vampires. This time, it’s gotten personal.

Also by this author: The Lightning Prophecy, The Lightning Legacy, Push and Pull
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Sink or Swim is the fourth book in the Vampire Favors series. This is a series that gets you hooked in the very first book and continues to surprise and excite through each and every book. Much like Addison and her donut dependency, every time a new book comes out, I devour it.


There were a few things I didn’t love that were going on in past books, but many of those problems are being resolved, or are, at the very least, progressing in Sink or Swim. It’s good to see a character I fell in love with all those books ago finally becoming the person I know she can be. There is so much potential within Addison, it would be a shame for her to flounder more than is reasonable.


I still am not a huge fan of Cannon, but we are starting to see more of who he is and has the potential to be. I love to see characters grow and to see their underlying characteristics that make them who they are, even if I’m not their biggest fan.


I love Addison’s personality and sense of humor. It makes her very real to me as well as relatable. Some of the things that come out of her mouth are pretty similar to things I have either said or wanted to say. Don’t get me wrong, I still want to smack the crap out of her sometimes, but she’s likeable. She has been through so much and it’s not too much of a surprise she ended up the way she did, but she’s a strong character. I was starting to doubt her strength in some of the other books but Sink or Swim reminded me just how strong she is.


Overall, this is a really strong book and made me laugh quite a few times. There were a few times where I made the “oh noooo” face, but I survived. If you haven’t already checked this series out, you should definitely get on it because it’s only getting better.


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About Emily Cyr

Emily Cyr is a stay-at-home mom turned writer. She holds a degree in middle grades education with certification in English and social science. She has always had a love of all things paranormal and fantasy, but it wasn’t until Emily’s husband said the words, “Why not?” that she considered putting her thoughts and ideas into the book, The Lightning Prophecy. This trilogy was just the start for Emily. It seemed to open a creative door that had been locked.
Emily has always been an avid reader. Through reading came her love of writing. The more she read, the more she knew she wanted to create her own world. Many of her first works were fan fiction.
Emily and her family currently reside in San Antonio, Texas. She has an incredibly supportive husband, who is also an officer in the United States Air Force. They have three sons, ages 6, 5, and 15 months. Somehow, even with the demands of being a parent to three little boys, she finds time to escape to her fantasies and write them down.
Currently, Emily has two urban fantasy series out, but stay tuned via her web-site,, for more!

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