Monday, October 26, 2015

Review: The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride

Author Kristen Painter
Format e-book
Print Length 370 pages
Publisher Self
Published June 1, 2015

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs and all.

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. What she doesn't know is her groom to be is a 400-year-old vampire.

Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. His past means love is no longer an option. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.
Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets...

My Opinion

A town that is full of tricks and treats 365 days a year? A town that embraces the paranormal with just a touch of sass? A town where a gal on the run from a mob boss can hide? Where can I buy a ticket? Anyone want to ride the train, plane or automobile with me?

Delaney saw something she should not have, and now she and her cat are on the run. She accidently steps into a matching making business while avoiding capture. This gives her an idea, pretend to be a different person and hid. I mean there are goons with guns after her. Hugh does not know that his granny signed him up for a match making service. Imagine his surprise when he does find out.

Normally, I am all about paranormal books. There was something missing in this one. Oh yeah… chemistry between the two main leads. I just didn’t feel it. They seemed like to separate people trying to like each other, which is awkward since they both claim to not be looking for something permanent.

There were two reasons I kept reading: The first reason is Delaney is quite entertaining. She is not afraid to speak her mind, which is refreshing. This of course could get her into trouble, which ends up being real life LOL moments. She is relatable and makes you want to know her story. The second reason, the secondary characters. There are a lot of them and they are all interesting. I kinda want to read their stories- the sheriff, the gargoyle, the brothers. What happens to them?

The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride is a nice start to a series with a lot of potential. Hopefully, the next book will have more chemistry to it between the two main characters.

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote The calories in a single chocolate chip produce enough energy to walk one hundred and fifty feet.

Other People

Lady Elligham- Hugh’s granny
Sebastian- Hugh’s brother
Julian- Hugh’s brother
Stanhill- Hugh’s Rook (right hand man)
Sheriff Hank- Helps out Delaney


  1. This sounds like a fun read. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Okay, the title draws my interest but I may need more chemistry than this one has.