by Tracey Sinclair
All Cassandra Bick wants is to be left to get on with doing her job. But when you’re a Sensitive whose business is running a dating agency for vampires, life is never going to be straightforward – especially when there’s a supernatural war brewing in London, a sexy new bloodsucker in town and your mysterious, homicidal and vampire hating ex-lover chooses this moment to reappear in your life…
Witty, sharp and entertaining, Dark Dates is a heady mix of vampires, witches and werewolves – with the occasional angel thrown in – and introduces Cassandra Bick, a likeable heroine destined to join the ranks of fantasy’s feistiest females.
A feisty heroine and vampires and London - what was this book? Written for me?
This reminded me of the Sookie Stackhouse novels - with an increasingly chaotic plot surrounding a hilariously snarky heroine who has a powerful ability. There are constant surprises as Cassandra's unknown enemy reveals more of their power and their determination to put an end to her integrationist activities. And Cassandra proves to have some surprising friends as well who have their own unique abilities.
This is a fun, supernatural mystery romp with great one-liners and a little steamy romance. I especially loved the pop culture references that Cassandra makes - even calling for the Doctor! There is a refreshingly realistic view on vampires and inclusion of a variety of supernatural creatures, one in particular you don't often read about. The pace and writing are excellent with strongly realized characters. I highly recommend this story for fun escapist reading!
review copy kindly provided by the author