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Friday, 25 July 2014

BOOK BLITZ, GIVEAWAY & REVIEW - Vampires Prefer Blondes (Psy-Vamp #3) by Cassandra Lawson

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Vampires Prefer Blondes
Psy-Vamp Book 3
Cassandra Lawson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: 07/24/2014
ISBN: 978-1499565249
Number of pages: 218
Word Count: 63,838
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     He was an obsession. Like an addict, Lydia craved Dominic’s touch . . . . until the day she died. Now, the memories of her time with him are more like nightmares. As Lydia pieces together the events of the past several months, the man who nearly destroyed her will stop at nothing to get her back under his control. After all she has gone through, can she put her trust in another vampire to keep her safe?
      Distant and cold, Roman has gone through the motions of life for more than four centuries. No woman has been able to break through the ice encasing his heart . . . . until he saw her. Roman is captivated from the moment he sees Lydia fighting for her life in a hospital room. When his energy mingles with hers, the psychic vampire in him instantly recognizes her as his perfect mate and he will do anything in his power to keep her safe.

Vamps prefer Blondes TEASER 1


     Lydia blew out a frustrated breath. “Let’s face facts. Most people could find excuses to say they had a fucked up childhood. What the hell were we talking about? That’s right; the reasons you shouldn’t use me as an example. Not one relationship I’ve been in would be considered normal.”
     “You haven’t given up on the idea of love, have you?” he asked.
     There was no quick answer to that question. Had she given up on love? Was that the real reason she’d never had what one would call a real boyfriend? Looking at the stack of romance novels, Lydia knew the answer. “No, I haven’t given up on love. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not some hopeless romantic waiting for Mr. Right to sweep me off my feet. Hell, I’ve been with more toads than princes. Doesn’t mean I don’t believe there’s a perfect guy for me.” Her eyes sparkled with mischief. “Of course, I don’t see any reason to avoid having fun until then. Yeah, I totally danced around that question.”
     Roman set the book down on the sofa. “No, you answered it very well. You are a very passionate woman. Do you have any idea how much I want you? I want to lose myself in all of that passion you exude. Not for release. Not in an anonymous detached way. Will you let me take you upstairs and bury myself inside of you?”
     Those words made her achy and wet in a heartbeat. A breathy, “Yes,” was all she could manage.
Roman stood and walked toward her, as if fearing she might change her mind. “Are you sure? This will change everything. I don’t know how long you’ll have to stay here, but once you let me inside of your body, I won’t be able to stay away.”
     Her nipples were so hard that the lacey bra made them ache. “I’m fine with that.”
     “Okay, let’s try this role playing thing.” Stepping forward, he jerked her to her feet. “You are my wife which means you belong to me.” He paused and looked a little uncomfortable. “How was that?”
     “Good. Just keep that up.” Her voice shook slightly from the combination of nerves and excitement. She started twirling her hair and frowned. The last thing she wanted was to get tied up in her hair.
     “Are you sure about this?”
     “Yes,” she said quickly.
     “Then why are you frowning?”
     “I keep twirling my hair and it would totally ruin this if I had to spend ten minutes trying to free my hand,” she explained with a blush.
     “Would it help if I tied you to the bed?” he asked with a playful grin.
     Despite the obvious teasing twinkle in Roman’s eyes, his words got her more than a little hot. “Maybe we could try that later. No one has ever tied me up, and it’s kind of exciting.”
     “The idea is pretty arousing for me too,” he said and his eyes were filled with promise. “Now where were we?”
     Lydia worked hard to look angry. She stepped away from him and tossed her head back in a dramatic gesture. “I will never belong to you!”
     “Obviously, you need a reminder,” he said and stalked her. Lydia backed away. Her entire body was alive with anticipation. When her back hit the doorframe, she waited breathlessly. Roman gripped her upper arms and brought his lips to within inches of hers. “I look forward to reminding you that you belong to me over and over again.”
Lydia was thankful for the firm grasp on her arms because her legs were a little shaky. Roman was a natural at role playing.      “So you’ll force yourself on me? Will that make you feel like the big strong man?”
     “Force you?” he said with a chuckle. “You’ll beg me to possess your body in every way imaginable.” Without giving her a chance to reply Roman scooped her up in his arms and carried her to his room. After laying her on the bed there was the awkward moment of trying to get her hair out of the way.
     The hair thing was so ridiculous that it made her giggle.
     “Am I doing this wrong?” There was an endearing vulnerability in Roman’s voice.
     “No,” she said with a smile, “I’m laughing about this hair.”
     “Yes,” he said and joined her on the bed, resting his head on one hand. “Beautiful,” he said as his fingers stroked the exposed skin where her shirt had ridden up. “Now, where was I?”
     “Making me beg you to take me in every way imaginable, if I remember right.”

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**** out of 5 (really liked it)

So this is the third of the Psy-Vamp series and Lydia and Roman's story.  It starts with Lydia in a hospital bed and Damon making an appearance.  Luckily for Lydia, so does Roman and it's not long before he whisks her away.  The repartee between Roman and Lydia is very easy on the eyes and will bring a smile to your mouth, although I found myself laughing out loud on more than on occasion.  This is definitely a case of opposites attract as Lydia loosens up the straitlaced Roman.  There is some major intensity going on between the two of them.

There are other stories mixed up with this one, the heat is building between Justin and Caitlin.  The relationship that is between Lydia and Drew and Sofia is perfect.  Lydia is not a doormat and won't be treated as such.  The reaction of Sofia upon first speaking with Lydia is absolutely brilliant.  

There is a bit of something in here for everyone - everything from love and laughter to hate, tears and torture.  A brilliant book in a series that just keeps on getting better.  Highly recommended to all vamp fans.

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Vampires Prefer Blondies
Bake time: 25-30 minutes
Preheat: 350ºF (175ºC)
When creating this recipe, I tried to keep Lydia’s personality in mind. I used parchment paper to line the pan because Lydia is the type of woman wants a quick clean up. She is also a woman who enjoys a sinfully indulgent treat.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


1 cup butter softened
¼ cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Small package vanilla instant pudding
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 ¼ cups flour
1 bag mini chocolate chips


Mix butter with brown and white sugar until it has a nice creamy consistency, around 5 minutes. Add eggs, pudding, ¾ cup brown sugar and vanilla extract. Mix until well-blended. Add baking soda, salt, and flour. Mix until well-blended and stir in chocolate chips. Take about 40 1/4-1/2 inch chunks of cookie dough and put them in a container to freeze for a couple of hours. This will leave you with extra cookie dough and I highly recommend you drop some larger balls of cookie dough on a cookie sheet and bake them at 375ºF for 11-13 minutes.

Blondie Batter

¼ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 box of yellow cake mix
½ cup milk
1 egg

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. This batter has a very thick consistency. Add in the frozen cookie dough. Spread this into the bottom of an 11x7 baking pan. You can oil the pan or line it with parchment paper. Bake 25-30 minutes. The edges will just be turning brown when it’s time to remove it from the oven. Allow it to cool for 30 minutes before cutting it into squares and serving.

About Cassandra Lawson

Author Pic - B&WCassandra Lawson is an author and homeschooling mother of three from the San Francisco Bay area. She has always had a very active imagination and loves making up stories. When she is not writing she enjoys baking, spending time with her family, listening to music, or curling up with a good book.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the great review and for hosting this stop on my book blitz today.