Saturday, May 12, 2012


Title:  Better off Dead (Book Two, The Vamp Saga)
Author: Danielle Blanchard
Publication date: April 17, 2012
Genre: Fiction/Romance/Paranormal
Paperback: 304 pages
Also available in eFormat

Links to purchase:
Amazon / B&N / Smashwords

Link for author's website:  The Beautiful People: A Writer's Journey

Copy of Better Off Dead provided by author

Book Blurb:

Welcome to Western Europe in 2020.

The International Vampire Council are in the middle of intense negotiations with the Global Six when a mysterious plot is revealed to end Manon's life and thinly veiled lies Mikkel has told his wife will be exposed once and for all.

Manon is sent into hiding with Emmerik as her protector while a deal can be negotiated to spare her life.

As the clock ticks toward a catastrophic outbreak of new virus which seeks to destroy not only the Lycan population but millions of humans along with it, two ancient vampires return prematurely from their time in the ground, and their mood is less than receptive.

What will happen? Who will live? Who will face betrayal? Who will die? Sometimes, the most devastating secrets are better off dead and buried.

**This novel is not YA friendly, contains plenty of snark, supernatural creatures included, but not limited to, vampires and Lycans, not to mention a few choice scenes of sex and death. It is not for the faint of heart.

Book Review:

It stresses me out when I read a series book out of order. And with Better Off Dead, this was clearly no exception. There is a massive list of players in Blanchard's story--Luckily, the reader is given a list of all 20 players in this Paranormal world.  Blanchard's 'world' is sometimes difficult to follow and I felt like I needed to take notes on who's who, who double-crossed who, etc. Very much is going on and I feel that this could hinder the reader in "falling into" the book. The shame is all mine-I should have read book one, Death Wish before attempting to read this one.

All in all, the writing style is quirky and has many humorous lines. And I think that there was a solid foundation where research and plot lines are concerned. My opinion is tainted with the fact that I skipped book one-which I will have to remedy. So for those who read and enjoyed Death Wish, I think you will be in your happy place.

One lucky commenter will win a copy of Danielle Blanchard's book, Better Off Dead. She has graciously provided one ebook copy and paperback copy to each blog on her tour.

Just leave me a comment below. It's that simple.
Here is a list of other dates for her blog tour:
May 12th ~  Book’s Reviewed by Bunny (review)

May 14th ~  Doctorsnotes (interview)

May 15th ~  Rea’s Reading and Reviews (bio, blurb, excerpt )

May 16th ~  Cocktails and Books (interview and review)

May 17th ~  LilyElement Book Reviews (review and interview)

May 18th ~  Ce-Ce`s Garden of Reviews (review)

May 19th ~  Julie Bookaroo-ju (review)


  1. I would love to read BETTER OFF DEAD thank you. It looks amazing.


    1. Marybelle
      Thanks for stopping over and commenting. Have a great weekend!


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