Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway: My Vampire Cover Model by Karyn Gerrard

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    My Vampire Cover Model
    Decadent Publishing | Amazon | BN
    Author: Karyn Gerrard
    Publisher:  Decadent Publishing (August 7, 2012)
    Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance, Erotic Romance, 70 pages
    eBook Words: 22,000
    ASIN: B008UW49C0

    Life changed for Deanna Brooks the night she attended a book signing for her aunt’s best-selling paranormal romance series. There she met Burney ‘The Cover God’ Sheridan. The model for the series’ fictional vampire hero, Burn is beyond handsome and has an overabundance of Irish charm. He’s too good to be true.

    Burn Sheridan, a man with scores of past lives, has a secret: he is a vampire. Meeting Deanna is agony because for the first time in over two hundred years, Burn experiences the rarest of vampiric needs—the mate-of-the-soul connection. Keeping people at a distance has been Burn's existence for centuries, but Deanna makes his pledge of staying detached impossible.

    Many obstacles lie ahead and the biggest of all may be Burn himself. Can Deanna and Burn overcome them and find lasting love?
    This book was a hard fought battle within my mind. I was on the verge of deeming this book "cliche" and very much predictable (which it kinda was). I really am tired of reading all the Twilight references in books. It gets tiresome after a while. 

    When you first start reading you're introduced to Deanna, human of course, who is standing in line with her best friend at her aunts book signing. At this book signing, she sees Burn, the drop dead gaaaawgeous cover model for her aunt's books, and who is also a vampire. Fast forward through some of Deanna's thoughts, and you got yourself a "mate-of-the-soul" connection between Dean and Burn. Which then leads to some stalkerish tendencies that we all love and adore in our big bad vamps. Some courting takes place (in the span of three days) followed by some hot sex.

    My Vampire Cover Model was a short read. I don't think anything was rushed. I wasn't a big fan of the characters. I didn't much like Deanna's character, she was very "blah" to me *shrugs*. She was easily swayed, I should say. She's immediately taken with Burn and finds herself wanting to ease his lonesome self. I wasn't too big a fan of Burn either, he's got that whole possessive trait down pat! He just about used the word mine   every time he thought of Dean. And then claiming her and telling her "you will be mine." Needy vamps! Calm down! lol. 

    All in all, this book wasn't too bad. I finished it pretty quickly, and didn't have to put it down. There were some parts where I was screaming (thinking very loudly in my head) SO FKN CLICHE! I wouldn't recommend this book, as I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hope to.


    Deanna tapped her sandaled foot in annoyance. She didn’t want to bother with the guy, but Janice insisted, bouncing on the balls of her feet in excitement as they advanced toward the table.

    As they moved closer, the model’s masculinity became more potent. She could hear the slight lilt to his deep voice as he answered the ladies questions. His eyes crinkled sexily when he smiled. His teeth were perfectly shaped and a brilliant white.

    Deanna glanced at her aunt’s table a few times, hoping to catch her eye, but Carol was busy working her crowd. While Deanna enjoyed an historical romance she’d never quite taken to the paranormal genre. Aunt Carol always mailed her advance copies, but she usually wound up giving them to Janice. She should’ve given the books a chance. Judging from the crowd, paranormal romance seemed popular. There was a steady stream of women coming and going.

    Janice clutched her arm. “We’re next!”

    Oh, yippie-friggin’-yay. Janice stood next to Burn. Damn, he is tall. A few inches under six-six, anyway, Deanna observed. Janice babbled nonsensical chatter while the model smiled, nodded, and signed a couple of her paperbacks.

    Janice put her arm around the man’s trim waist. “Take our picture, Dean!”

    Deanna raised the camera and looked up just as Burn’s searing gaze swept over her like a roll of white heat. God, his eyes had turned from black to silver again. Those special magic contacts were amazing. Holding out the camera, she clicked and hoped Janice was in the frame because she couldn’t tear her eyes away from “Sizzle” or “Burn” or whatever his name was. Deanna clicked another for good measure.

    Janice took the camera and shoved her toward the leather-clad hunk. Her mouth went dry, and her insides fluttered. For God’s sake, he was only a model. Why was she so flustered?

    She stepped next to him and glanced up. Oh hell yeah, very tall. He towered over her by at least a foot. His arm stretched out to clasp her shoulder, and he brought her in tight against his side. Solid, rock-hard muscle. Her insides began to churn in arousal.

    “What’s your name, darlin’?”

    She couldn’t speak. Deanna was like Ralphie in A Christmas Story, sitting on Santa’s lap. Duh…uh. No words came out.

    “Her name is Deanna, but I call her Dean!” Janice sang out.

    Burn gently squeezed her shoulder, and it almost brought her to her knees, his touch was so intoxicating.

    “Dean. I like that,” he purred.

    Dear God. His voice, was he Irish? The tone sounded low, sexy, and rumbled deep in his impressive chest, sending shock waves through her entire body.

    Then the unthinkable happened. A wash of scent covered her. Deanna could taste it in her mouth, and feel it on her skin. Was the overpowering aroma his cologne? Some guys liked to drown themselves with those tacky body sprays. Burn must have marinated himself in the swill.

    Deanna wheezed and her throat closed up. Her hand clasped her throat. Trying to breathe through her nose was unsuccessful. The only thing she smelled was his spicy, musky, overpowering scent. Her eyes watered and her body trembled furiously.

    “Are you all right, love?”

    Deanna fell to her knees, fighting for every breath. Strong arms encircled her and carried her from the sales floor through to a door marked Staff Only.

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    Living in a small town in a corner of Ontario, Canada, I wile away my spare time writing, reviewing and reading romance. As long as I can avoid being hit by a runaway moose here in this wilderness paradise, I assume everything is golden. Originally from the east coast of Canada, I love to set my some of my stories in the Maritime Provinces~ 

    Happily married for a long time to my own hero, a teacher that braves everything that is thrown at him. His encouragement keeps me moving forward.

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