Review: Here be Sexist Vampires by Suzanne Wright
Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so strong and substantial that she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand High Master Vampire’s private army. She finds that not only has the army never included a woman, but it has never included a Sventé vampire; a breed that is regarded by the super strong Pagori breed and the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed to be too tame and human-like. Most refuse to take her seriously, especially a Pagori commander named Jared who she craves in spite of herself.
The Grand High Master, however, sees her potential and offers her the position of Jared’s co-commander to help train the newest squad in time for the impending attack on his home. Sam has to demonstrate to Jared and the squad of chauvinists why it is incredibly foolish to underestimate a wilful, temperamental, borderline-homicidal Sventé female.
Warning: This novel contains an iron-willed female vampire with an energy whip, a sexist male vampire who is determined to have her, explicit vampy sex, and a romance story with real bite.
What I thought:
Yeah I know this is is classed as Erotica, but bear with and I'll tell you all the reasons you should read it anyway. If you don't have a hangup with erotica, please ignore the previous statement.
Honestly, I'm not a big fan of the cover. Sam is on numerous times described as a homicidal bitch and the cover doesn't really picture that, does it? Hearing the main character described as a homicidal bitch might be a little deterring but it really makes her all the better. She lives in a world that look down on her and her breed, and the fact that she's a woman doesn't make her life any easier. She needs that bitchiness and fearlessness to make a name for her self and earn the respect of her squad and co-commander.
She's an amazing character. She's headstrong, unselfish, unapologetic down to to the bone and she's fierce. She's also damaged good. Her vamp life haven't been easy and she's been used and abused ever since she was Turned and yet she has her morals straight and fights for what she believes.
Jared, too, has some major flaws. He's incredibly stubborn and don't make excuses. He's also a sexist pig and I wanted to kick in him in the nuts on multiple occasions. He grows throughout the book and somehow ends up as a surprisingly good guy that you hate to love and love to hate all at the same time.
I loved the plot! The story is unpredictable and keep you on your toes with some amazing twists. It has a good pace that never drag but never leaves you feeling unfulfilled at any moment. I loved how the characters grew together and how they impacted each other. There are a lot of secondary characters but, except for the very moment they were all introduced at once, you never feel confused about them. They all have their own personalities that shine through and they're all really different from each other. And each of them is needed for the continuation of the book and the series. You learn to love them.
I don't read much of British authors for some reason, or maybe I just don't know that I do. However, this time you can't miss it. Sam's a Brit, so is her assistant, and you sure can tell, bloody hell and bollocks is thrown around a lot. So are some less noticeable ones but I still love it!
Now to the vampy sex. If you for some reason or another avoid anything labeled erotica, that shouldn't be a reason to not read this book. Yes, it contains explicit sex scenes, in the very last part of the book. It is also very well written and not all too graphic. If you skip a few paragraphs or a page right at the end, all you've got is a great book and you won't have missed anything that's particularly relevant to the story. Just be careful when you jump a page so you don't skip to much, there is a lot of hot kissing involved that doesn't actually develop into something more but is important to the story.
If you don't mind the sex, let me tell you: IT's HOT! As I said, it's clean and well written and not exaggeratedly graphic or detailed. Wright knows how to make you sweat but still keep it contained.
It's a great story about a feisty woman who know's what she wants and isn't afraid to emasculate a couple of stuck up sexists and put them in their place to get it. It's a story of putting aside your differences and fight for a common goal. And it's awesome!
About the author:
Suzanne Wright lives in England with her husband, two children, and her bulldog. When she's not spending time with her family, she's writing, reading, or doing her version of housework - sweeping the house with a look.
Learn more through her website!