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Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite
Olivia wants to be a writer and embarks on creating a vampire novel. Much to her surprise, however, when mentioning a severe case of writer’s block, she receives an offer of help from Adam who is a real vampire. Things get a bit complicated, though, when she is working with Adam and her new boyfriend, Jesus, sees them. Jesus is a vampire hunter and has already lost people he loves to their evil. Olivia’s roommate, Elowyn, becomes involved with Jesus’ boss, who happens to be friends with a professional vampire hunter and the plot thickens as all these characters come together. The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl by Martin Lastrapes is the first book in The Vampire and the Hunter Trilogy and sets the stage for continuing action as the vampire world is set on edge with Olivia, Adam and Jesus called upon to help set things right.
Unique and quite entertaining, The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl breaks the mold of the traditional vampire story. The characters are thrust together by strange circumstances and must overcome basic instincts to accept one another on equal terms. Martin Lastrapes combines depth and individuality to create interesting characters and the dialogue and action hold your interest from start to finish. The story is told from each of their points of view, allowing you to really get to know Olivia, Jesus and Adam so it is easy to feel their emotions as the plot unfolds. Great in and of itself, The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl promises a lot more to come in the remaining books of the trilogy.