An Alisa Review: French Kissing Vampires for Beginners by L.M. Brown

Rating:  3 stars out of 5


french-kissing-vampires-for-beginners-by-l-m-brownWhen a dentist meets an average suburban vampire, it may just be a match made in heaven.


Tom is your typical modern vampire. He lives in a detached house in the suburbs, pays his taxes, and bemoans the price of bottled blood. He doesn’t usually tell people what he is, but sometimes it can’t be helped, like now, when he has toothache and needs the assistance of a dentist.


Martyn’s night isn’t going too well at all. He’s working late, his patient is a vampire, and now they’re being mugged. But what sort of a vampire is Tom if he can’t leap to the rescue and use his superpowers to save them?


There’s only one way to find out and Martyn, a self-confessed geek with a love for all things vampire, intends to get to know Tom better, despite the bloodsucker’s fear of dentists.


This story takes a different view of vampires than usual.  Tom finally gives in and goes to the dentist to have his aching tooth removed.  Martyn has never met a vampire before, but can’t deny that’s what Tom is, despite the fangs, after his tooth immediately grows back when he removes it.


Martyn and Tom connect after being mugged on their way to their vehicles after Tom’s appointment.  Martyn is attracted to Tom and the mystery of Tom being a vampire makes him even more appealing.  We see both of the characters points of view which helps us connect with the characters.  Martyn is determined to be the right person for Tom and his family’s easy acceptance of Tom’s nature is wonderful.  Tom is adorable and won’t push Martyn for anything more than he knows he is willing to give.  I can see them together for a long time.


The cover art is nice and gives a visual of Tom.


Sales Links: MLR Press | Amazon | ARe


Book Details:

ebook, 79 pages

Published: October 26, 2016 by MLR Press

ISBN: 9781634861700

Edition Language: English

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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