- Book Title: Vampire Wishes
- Author: Teegan Loy
- Publisher: Blanket Fort Press (June 26, 2015)
- Book Length: 54 pages
- Genre: Gay, Romance, Vampire
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Posting Date: June 28, 2015
If you take this book as a light-hearted, don’t take anything serious, quick read, then this book is OK.
If you like to get a little bit more out of your reading experience as I do, then this book fell a bit short. For me if you are going to tell a paranormal story you really have to interlace some realism, and this book didn’t have any of that, it felt more like a cartoon than a contemporary vampire romance story.
I didn’t get any characteristics of the characters, Teegan barely scratched that surface when I found out that Jackson had hair on his chest. If a reader is to be transported into the story, an author needs to give us something that enables us to do so. By not telling us about the characteristics of the characters it puts up a mental fence that won’t let the reader pass.
This is why I stated “cartoon” earlier. If vampires do exist, their presence still needs to adhere to the laws of physics. Griffin has a Vamp Momma named Serene, and she literally pops in and out of the story. By pop I mean appear and disappear, and when she disappears she leaves a small cloud of blue smoke. She can also simultaneously appear as Griffin asks for her. The disappearing and leaving a blue cloud is what really bothered me. I can accept compulsion and some sort of telepathy, those can be explained by whatever enzyme a vampire may have that enacts that part of the brain. Disappearing cannot be explained by brain stimuli, it reminded me of the Roadrunner cartoon when the roadrunner took off and left a cloud.
I also questioned the alternate World where there apparently so many vamps that the younger generation have their own nightclubs. The population is also so large that relationships with humans (the food source) is not forbidden by law but it is not practiced.
I understood what the author is telling me with this story but to many things bothered me about the content for me to really enjoy it. I think the author did a good job of delivering the story that “she” wanted to relay. It is light, it has the taboo of mixing Vampire and Human, Professor and Student, it is about overcoming differences and finding your true love.