Monday, October 29, 2012

Author: Lauren Pilla
Title: A Vampire for Halloween
Print Length: 51 pages
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing (October 1, 2012)
Alexis is obsessed with Halloween. With her house decked out to the nines no one could possibly disagree. Ghosts and vampires sway against her walls while a scarecrow guards her front yard. Alexis, however has no one to guard her subconscious and is pleasurably invaded by a dark, sexy and mysterious man night after night.

Luke Ellis is a 472 year old vampire who is madly in love with Alexis. He invades her dreams, knowing it’s the only way he can be with her, until he gets the brilliant idea to invite her to his annual Halloween party.

Alexis has heard rumors about the wild parties held at the Ellis mansion and couldn’t wait to attend. What she doesn’t know is her mysterious man is also there… waiting. Will she have a real life encounter with her fantasy man or will her dreams turn into a nightmare?
Natalie Gibson's Review:
It was enjoyable and cute even from the first page.  Many of us Halloweenaphiles can relate to Alexis.  She starts her decorating in September, late August if she can get away with it.  She immerses herself in all things fall, be it spice tea or roasted pumpkin seeds.  Luke is her dream man.  Quite literally, he is in her dreams.  It is a special ability he has on top of being a vampire.  They meet in the physical when Luke sends Alexis an invite to his annual Halloween party.  It is a culture shock to Alexis, the only human to ever attend, when she is thrown into a world of vampires, werewolves, ghosts and fairies. 
Costumes, creepy feelings of being watched, Halloween and fall references...there were a lot of things for October lovers to enjoy.  This was a short story so I will keep my review short.  This one was all about setting and that was done well.  Alexis and Luke fall in love off screen, so to speak, in her dream scape, which is fine, but the story could have been enhanced by extending this and letting the reader see it.  It would also have been nice for there to be more conflict and perhaps another erotic scene. Those are my opinions. Over all, this is a good choice for a quick read around Halloween. 
A Vampire for Halloween is awarded 3 Satin Pillows

1 comment:

  1. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts and fairies. The many things I enjoy about Halloween. Nice review Natalie.