Friday, May 31, 2013

The Life and Death of Lily Drake by T. Michelle Nelson Review


For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy...Dating them is the hard part.

Lily Drake is your everyday hard-working single mom…until a gorgeous vampire shows up on her front door who she mistakenly assumes is her blind date for the evening. As one crazy scenario after another unfolds, Lily finds herself falling in love with two vampires, slaying the evil ones, and being prophesied as the savior of the entire undead race.
Deciding between pizza and Chinese take-out will no longer be one of the hard decisions facing Lily Drake once she is emerged into vampire society. Humanity or immortality? That doesn't hold a candle against this question - which of the two handsome vampire cousins?

The Life and Death of Lily Drake is not your typical vampire love story. It’s a tale about the humorous mistakes a woman makes simply trying to survive not only life, but the dating scene. How will Lily manage working full-time, taking care of her young son and fighting the undead at every turn?
Lily will have to figure it out, but who better to save the world than a mom?


WOW, just WOW!  This book blew me away.  I loved it.  This author has just moved up my list of favorites. 
The book started out with a punch and then lulled a little through the second third of the book, but quickly got back on track.  The writing was flawless.
This series reminds me very much of popular urban fantasy series like Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill, Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong and even The Hollows by Kim Harrison.
Nelson is really onto something with this book.  It has all the good stuff in it, like vampires, love triangles and a strong heroine.  The guys were sexy, there were a few steamy scenes and a lot of ass kicking.
The storyline was intriguing and boy, the end was great!  I was so stoked to read book two!!  I highly recommend this adult paranormal romance series!  It gets an awesome five glittery stars!

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  1. This sounds kind of interesting! Normally vampire novels (at least these days) are about teenagers, so the idea of a single mum is quite unique!

    (Thanks for checking out Little Birdie Books btw! I'm already a follower here :D)

  2. Fabulous review Andrea. Thank you for being a host on this book tour.