Love Bites

Love Bites

by Adrienne Barbeau
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FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Vampyres of Hollywood was the first book to introduce readers to these wonderfully quirky, funny, out-of-this-world characters who dance attendance around Ovsanna Moore. Ovsanna is THE Hollywood Scream Queen; she's been in many horror film "hits" and "flops"; she has her own movie studio called Anticipation; and, of course, she's in her four hundred and fifty-first year of life. Yes, friends, Ovsanna is a vampire. In fact, now that she's taken care of her arch-enemy she has become, literally, the mother of all evil - the most powerful vampyre in North America. She also is the owner of Los Angeles. You see, in the Liber Mortis - the vampire bible - it states that the first to inhabit a township that's greater than nine-hundred and ninety-nine souls is the legal owner of that area, and every vamp has to pay Ovsanna to live there. As we begin our story, Ovsanna and Detective Peter King have just finished up with the destruction of a murderer, during which Peter found out exactly what Ovsanna is. Of course, instead of running for the hills or carrying a cross around with him, he decides that he's beyond attracted to the vamp and asks her over to his family's house for Christmas Eve dinner. Before the strange holiday feast, Ovsanna meets up with a werewolf who has come on to her property in order to take her out; not to mention some pretty "odd" paparazzi who seem to want to get a heck of a lot closer to her than the normal photog stalkers. Soon bodies begin appearing in L.A. once again, and the werewolf attacks are on the rise. It seems that everyone in the City of Angels is after Ovsanna's dark soul, and only Peter King can seem to help her solve the mystery of what, exactly, is going on, and who Ovsanna's real friends are. On top of all that, the attraction that she and Peter are feeling for each other is becoming harder to resist than the smell and taste of the "red stuff" that makes Ovsanna "tick." The romance, intrigue, mystery, and - a great deal of humor - make this an absolute "must read" for any commercial fiction fan. Not only does the mystery hold the reader, but the "cameo" appearances from the actors and actresses of "yesterday" are absolutely hysterical. Orson Welles is a vampire disguised as a rat; Mary Pickford comes back with short hair and looking like the next Cyndi Lauper; Tyrone Power wants back into the industry and changes into his new shape of a black panther; and, Marilyn Monroe is offering consultations in the local cemetery. All of the Hollywood A-list is back in action, just waiting for when they can hop back on to the screen and start all over again. These legendary Vampyres of Hollywood are called upon by Ovsanna to band together and fight the new supernatural beasts that are tearing up "Tinseltown." Quill says: Adrienne Barbeau has been a film, television, and Broadway star for years, and I, for one, am absolutely thrilled she added author to her repertoire. Her characters are unforgettable and, in a world that seems to be vampire crazy, she has the creativity, humor, and talent to have created a "bloodsucker story" that is completely different - not to mention far better - than the rest that are lining the shelves. I can't wait to see what Ovsanna and her posse does next.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Five centuries old Hollywood legendary actress and studio head Ovsanna Moore looks as beautiful as a twentyish wannabe. Besides her movie roles, she takes care of her Los Angeles based vampyre clan to insure the paparazzi do not discover their secrets. ------------- However, she feels more like a teen going out on her first date with Beverly Hills Police Detective Peter King who she is attracted to but also worries about the cop in him will learn some biting truths about her; beyond what he knows about her being a vamp. They worked together on the Cinema Slayer case, which they resolved to their personal satisfactions, but BHPD will want a body that they cannot produce since the killer melted away. A shapeshifter attacks her just before the date which leaves Ovsanna a bit freaked out while also struggling with vampire unemployment issues. He has issues too as his latest homicide is nasty; but the biggest concern for Peter is dating a much more experienced vampire as he keeps thinking of her giving him a hickey.------------- The second Vampyres of Hollywood romp is a jocular romantic police procedural urban fantasy. The fun in the tale is the Hollywood crowd who participate in the satirical frolic. Fast-paced throughout, fans will enjoy the vamp and the cop as they date in between murder, supernatural assaults, paranormal jealousy and a bite or two.------------- Harriet Klausner