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Monday, August 16, 2010

Laney by Joann I. Martin Sowles

In a small college town in Northern California, Laney Alexander leads a regular, uneventful life–that is, until the charming and alluring Oliver Knight enters her world. Who is this gorgeous and mysterious stranger? Or, rather, what is he?

As Laney’s sophomore year of college begins, so does an unbelievable adventure–including a love she didn’t know she longed for. She soon learns that Oliver is not ordinary, nor is the rest of his family, including a sister who openly hates her and a brother who will stop at nothing for revenge. As she fights for her life, and Oliver’s love, Laney discovers that the fictional world of vampires isn’t so fictional after all. Nobody is safe, especially Laney, Oliver’s most important priority, and he will stop at nothing to protect her. With her mortality at risk, and a commitment revealed that she, without a doubt, knows she wants, Laney’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn…

So I started this book and was instantly worried I wasn't going to like it.  The first half was almost too much like Twilight for me.  (And those of you who know me know that I am not a fan of Twilight) However, by the last half of the book I was hooked.  The adventure and mayhem really started to get going and it was more like the Morganville Vampires than Twilight.  The ending left off in such a way that I wanted to scream "NOOOOO!!!!"  And I am now (impatiently) waiting for the next book.  I think Laney was a good build up for this series and I am fully intending to read the rest of the Brookehaven Vampires series!  But I have to say my favorite part of this book is the diversity.  Not only is there vampires and werewolves, she also states that unicorns, leprechauns, and DRAGONS are real! Whoo-hoo!!! I love me some dragons! lol Joann I. Martin Sowles really started this series off with a bang! Laney, the first in the Brookehaven Vampires series comes out in October and I recommend you give it a read!  (Also, I'm calling it now, I think the mysterious coven leader, D, is Laney's dad.  Let me know if you think so too!)


  1. Captivating! I just finished and absolutely loved the book! I really enjoyed all of her twists on traditional vampire folklore! I cannot wait to see what happens next with the Brookehaven Vampires! I will be recommending this book to everyone I know! It is a must read!

  2. I absolutely loved this book, I couldn't put it down! She has taken the traditional vampire and thrown a few twists in that are definitely a plus. I have already added The Brookehaven Vampires to my favorites lists and can't wait for more! I've already recommended it to my fellow vampire readers!