A fun and quick read, How to Catch and Keep a Vampire by Diana Laurence had me from the first page.
Who needs a book on dating a vampire? Well, Bella Swan and Sookie Stackhouse to name just two. They are fortunate to have vampire boyfriends. But what the heroines of Twilight and True Blood don’t have and could use is some advice on getting along with them. Everything they and every other red-blooded American girl (and guy) wants to know about finding a dreamy blood-drinker and keeping him is within How to Catch and Keep a Vampire: A Step-by-Step Guide to Loving The Bad and the Beautiful. And who better to introduce mortal readers to the world of dating a 21st century vampire than a few mouth-watering immortals? The cast includes: Ethan, with his aquamarine eyes and supernaturally seductive piano playing. Mordred, classically cruel, dark, and handsome, with a thing for black leather gloves. His entrancingly cute carrot-topped friend Adam, as sweet as Mordred is scary. Gunnar, with his rich, golden hair, and dastardly but delightful knack for getting his way. The experienced and fascinating Colin, with his exquisite latte-colored skin and exotic beauty. The eccentric but gorgeous Aidan, purveyor of ancient magic. And enigmatic Conner, with his deep, dark eyes and protective soul. These undead charmers will win the hearts and minds of readers everywhere, and author Diana Laurence will be their expert guide.
When I say that this book had me from the first page, I mean it literally. There I was, sitting on the floor with a handful of books spread out in front of me, and no idea what to read. How was I supposed to make a decision when they all looked so good? I decided that the best bet was to read the first couple of pages in order to get a feel for them. I picked up How to Catch and Keep a Vampire and before I know it I’m laughing and on page ten. My decision made, I sat down and tried to learn exactly how to catch a vampire.
The writing is so smooth and easy that I had no problem finishing this within a day. From the get-go the book dives right in to why you have a fascination with vampires, and how its only natural to be drawn to the air of mystery and danger that they create. It moves on to give tips on how to get the attentions of a vampire, and how to keep him/her from loosing interest. It pretty much covers anything that you want to know about vampire/human relationships.
It even covers things that you maybe would have never thought of. Like if you ever get bored with your vampire sweetie. I know, like that would ever happen! But she gives good reasons for it, and provides you stories of her own experiences with vampires in order to prove it. Every vampire in her short stories are different and unique. Their personalities are different, and therefore just like any other relationship, your personalities should get along before you decide to get together. Not just any vampire will do.
Overall, fun and light. I was almost constantly chuckling throughout How to Catch and Keep a Vampire. Anybody looking for some laughs and has ever dreamed about their very own vampire romance will love this book. Diana Laurence’s tips are fantastic, and maybe, if you follow them real closely, you’ll be able to catch and keep your very own vampire.