Vampire’s Dreadful Read by Piper Alexander

Vampire's Dreadful Read

By: Piper Alexander
Pages: 93
Series: Vampires of Transylvania Texas #1
Published on: January 8, 2016
Vampire’s Dreadful Read by Piper Alexander

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, and that’s just fine with Penny Dreadful when Sin City becomes too hot for her and her sisters because a few misguided vampire hunters think vampires are an abomination against nature. Talk about rude.

Now Penny and her sisters, Paige and Pita, along with Granny Mags, live in Transylvania, Texas, home of the oldest cemetery in the United States… and the Dreadful Inn Bed & Breakfast. Life is going pretty good for the undead foursome until the director of the city library turns up dead, with a book filled with blank pages offering the only clue.

The new sheriff is drop-dead gorgeous but he’s way out of his league when it comes to solving a supernatural murder so Penny takes it upon herself to find out who the culprit is, before the supernatural shenanigans lure the hunters to town and Penny’s new home goes up in smoke.

Along the way, she teams up with a troublesome witch with a fascination for shoestrings and learns that words can do more than hurt when a little magic is added.

Note: Vampires of Transylvania Texas is a new supernatural series filled with fun, sarcasm, adventure, and maybe just a touch of romance if Penny, Paige, and Pita play their cards right.

Also by this author: The Vampire's Dreadful Read, The Vampire and the Prince of Roses (Dreadful Vampire Book 2)

I received this book for free from Author Gifted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Andi's Review


Yes, Melanie has already reviewed this story, and if you are interested in what she had to say you can find her review HERE.   I don’t know what it says, but I do know that we have similar tastes.


Penny Dreadful is your ordinary young girl with two sisters.  One day they decided that they are going to move from their previous home to a wonderful small town in Texas and bought a nice home away from the city so that they could live peacefully and sleep during the day.  Oh… Right so Penny and her sisters are not actually sisters, and are not human, they are vampires, ones that have a up close and personal relationship with Vlad himself.


Because they are who they are, they have a ring that allows them to walk in the sunlight, well they have one ring that they have to share, with Penny having the majority of the control.  There is a reason for that, let’s just say that Paige is not the most friendly of vampires, and Pita is … well Pita.  Penny allows her sister Pita the chance to wear the ring because she oh so wanted to go to a city council meeting.   What follows next is both hilarious and well really hilarious.   Pita suggests they turn the small town into “Transylvania Texas” and do a whole Halloweeny vibe.  Oh and for their large home on the hill?  Why none other than a Bed and Breakfast.   Things couldn’t go wrong could they?


When people start dying, and massive creatures start appearing at the local gardening store, it is up to Penny, a very attractive human sheriff and a wayward witch to figure things out, while not trying to implicate Penny in the deaths at all.  Yeah, because that always works out.


This isn’t that long of a read, and it is a really cute* story that I really enjoyed.  By cute I don’t mean it had puppies and cute flowers, I mean that it was a good story that made me smile at places.  The attitudes and relationships that Penny has with her sisters sounds like ones that I have with my Sorority Sisters at times, and the back story was really well done for such a short story.  The cover is super cute* again with the smiling, not the puppies.  Please note that AFTER I read this book apparently the author changed the title to “Ink Mostly Deadly” which I actually don’t like, but I see why the author did so.


4.5 fangs




About Piper Alexander

I write because Hogwarts wouldn't take me, and because the voices inside my head tell me to. I don't really want to make those voices angry. I write paranormal stories that are fun and just a little bit snarky because those are the types of stories I enjoy reading.

In addition to pleasing the voices in my head, I also enjoy spending time loyally serving my five cats, binge-watching shows on Hulu and Netflix, and eating donuts. Mmmm... donuts.

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