The Cowboy and the Vampire: A Darkly Romantic Mystery [NOOK Book]

Overview

Reporter Lizzie Vaughan doesn?t realize it, but she has 2,000 years of royal Vampiric blood coursing through her veins. Neither she nor Tucker, her cowboy lover, has any idea that Julius, the leader of the undead, has a diabolical plan to reign over darkness for all eternity?with Lizzie at his side.

Lizzie battles for her life?and her soul?as she and Tucker find themselves ...

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The Cowboy and the Vampire: A Darkly Romantic Mystery

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Overview

Reporter Lizzie Vaughan doesn’t realize it, but she has 2,000 years of royal Vampiric blood coursing through her veins. Neither she nor Tucker, her cowboy lover, has any idea that Julius, the leader of the undead, has a diabolical plan to reign over darkness for all eternity—with Lizzie at his side.

Lizzie battles for her life—and her soul—as she and Tucker find themselves caught up in a vampire war, pursued by hordes of Julius’ maniacal, bloodthirsty followers.

Who will be left standing when the sun rises?

“Deliciously dark.”—BOOKLIST

Check out the book's website at www.cowboyandvampire.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738727417
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

A poet and journalist, Clark Hays (Portland, OR) was raised on a 3,000-acre Montana cattle ranch. Hays’ work has appeared in journals, magazines and newspapers. Most recently, he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for a short story appearing in Opium magazine.

Kathleen McFall (Portland, OR) is a journalist with a master’s degree in filmmaking from The American University. She was awarded a fellowship for fiction writing from Oregon Literary Arts.

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

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    This book is not at all what you would expect when starting a va

    This book is not at all what you would expect when starting a vampire
    novel. It is not strictly any one genre but rather a combination of
    multiple At some points it reminds you of a classic western while at
    other times it seems like more of a paranormal romantic suspense. I
    thought this did vary a lot depending on what city the story was taking
    place in at the time. For example while in Wyoming it is much more of a
    classic Western, while in NYC its more of the paranormal suspense. The
    story was very well-written and the genre mixing happens pretty much
    seamlessly. Which is quite a feat in and of itself. The characters are
    well developed and interesting. With their own well detailed
    backgrounds. There is also the revised take on the vampire myth. They
    take the classic myth and add their own unique twists. While it was not
    my favorite of the year I did enjoy reading it and dont regret starting
    it. If you are looking for a well-written new vampire twist with some
    cowboy action thrown in you should definitely pick this one up. For
    myself, I am looking forward to seeing what else they have written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Great fun book

    Ive read it three times!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

    ".sexy, dark, witty, and nothing less."

    Embark on Tucker and Lizzie's journey into the dark world of vampires, secret ancient heritage, and their fight to save humanity, with the help of a cowboy and his posse, which includes his peculiar father, weapon/conspiracy-savvy friend, and his faithful, canine companion, Rex.

    What I enjoyed most about The Cowboy and the Vampire was the balance of genre-romance, mystery, horror, and comedy, all wrapped up in a delightful adventure that keeps the pages turning.

    Lizzie and Tucker fall in love unexpectedly after she literally crashes in on his world, but his cowboy lifestyle and her city life bring them at odds, though only in the beginning-for love teaches them soon that is has no boundaries, even when your lover grows fangs.

    After Lizzie, a reporter, interviews a vampire named Julius, and witnesses a gruesome turning of people, she flees to Tucker, unknowing that Julius' goal is to capture and potentially kill her. And Lizzie is also unaware, much to Tucker's dismay, that she is at the heart of a 2,000 year-old legend that could ultimately change the structure of good and evil forever.

    Tucker and his posse team up with another vampire, Lazarus, to save Lizzie and themselves from Julius' wrath. Who will live or die becomes a suspenseful journey that will have you cheering to the end.

    I found the pacing of this novel very smooth, as authors McFall and Hayes pinpoint key plots and emotional drama in a witty, rich language that balances horror, romance, and comedy. Though Julius' character fit the classic vampire role, other characters, such as Lazarus, Tucker, Elita, Lenny, and Tucker's animals were as real as you and me. The dialogue Tucker has with his animals is hilarious, and I think some of that bleeds over into his relationship with Lizzie, which sets up great character development between the two. I also enjoyed the surprising twists layered through the scenes, because they were not only logical, but also added conflict, and progressed the plot well.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book-it is sexy, dark, witty, and nothing less. I gave it five stars for good writing, thorough attention to details and character development, originality, pacing, and a perfect balance of genres.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Wow... an unexpected great read! Especially, since this book was first released before the Twilight/ Trueblood craze. I can see why this book has it's own cult following, and can't wait for the next book from Hays and McFall.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2014

    Much better than I expected. The writing is superb, the plot is

    Much better than I expected. The writing is superb, the plot is truly imaginative, and the love story transcends everything I have read so far. I confess, I have always had a thing for vampire stories. However, this book is so much more than a vampire story. The origins of these vampires lie with the origins of Christianity, and the entire story is suffused with religious overtones. I wish I could think of a better title, because this title is accurate, but gives no clue to the incredible story contained within. This vampire story illuminates all that is good in human nature, The characters may be a little weird, but they are clearly real people, and their story is told brilliantly. The scenes are described so well that they form images in the reader's mind, leaving the reader drained as the action is conmpleted.

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  • Posted January 5, 2014

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    Reviewed by Ivelisse Review copy provided by Bewitching Book Tou

    Reviewed by Ivelisse
    Review copy provided by Bewitching Book Tours

    I love vampires and cowboys so I was truly excited to read this book. The book is broken up into three parts, the first part is written in first person from two characters POV: Elizabeth and Tucker. The last two parts are written in third person POV. The reason why I mention this is because the first part of the book it was hard to keep track of who was saying what. I would have to go back to figure out if it was Elizabeth or Tucker speaking. Once I passed those parts I was intrigued because it was not a typical vampire book I read, but once I kept on I found myself rolling my eyes and at one point actually said aloud "Really".

    I like to read books that step out of the norm and this one does but not in a way I liked. There is a lot of reference to the bible and the authors even wrote how Jesus was a vampire, also mentions Lazarus who is one of the oldest powerful vampires who is at war with Julius. The other things which bothered me were mention of menses and how Julius needed to drink from Elizabeth during this time to become the most powerful vampire. I did not find it very appealing. Overall there were good fight scenes and at times suspenseful, but then felt short lived because either the scene was not long enough or they would skip it altogether and felt like things were missing from the story. It was okay, I think some things needed to be clarified a little better and other things were explained too much.

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    Posted October 25, 2011

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