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New Review: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

by Grady Hendrix

About the Book:

The New York Times Best Seller
#1 April LibraryReads Pick
April Indie Next Pick

Goodreads Big Book of Spring

Steel Magnolias 
meets Dracula in this ’90s-set horror novel about a women’s book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town, perfect for murderinos and fans of Stephen King.


Patricia Campbell’s life has never felt smaller. Her husband is a workaholic, her teenage kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she’s always a step behind on her endless to-do list. The only thing keeping her sane is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united by their love of true crime. At these meetings they’re as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are about their own families.

One evening after book club, Patricia is viciously attacked by an elderly neighbor, bringing the neighbor’s handsome nephew, James Harris, into her life. James is well traveled and well read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn’t felt in years. But when children on the other side of town go missing, their deaths written off by local police, Patricia has reason to believe James Harris is more of a Bundy than a Brad Pitt. The real problem? James is a monster of a different kind—and Patricia has already invited him in. 

Little by little, James will insinuate himself into Patricia’s life and try to take everything she took for granted—including the book club—but she won’t surrender without a fight in this blood-soaked tale of neighborly kindness gone wrong.

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

What a fantastic book…unlike anything I have read in a while!!!!

The synopsis sums the book up, “Steel Magnolias meets Dracula.” It was the selection for my book club’s October read, and it couldn’t have been more perfect for Halloween. 

Our main character, Patricia, has her plate full. Her husband’s work seems to be more important than his family life. Her children are now teenagers, and she is the full-time caretaker of her mother-in-law who is suffering from some type of dementia. The one thing she looks forward to is her book club. 

Her life completely changes when she is attacked one night by her neighbor, and her nephew becomes embroiled in her life, more and more every day. She feels a pull toward him but soon begins to realize he may not be who he claims to be…he may be something much more dangerous. She will have to rely on her friends in the book club to save herself and those she loves. 

There were so many things I loved about this book! First, I’m a Charleston girl myself so I love reading anything that takes place in Charleston. The author really captured what old Mt. Pleasant was like in the 90s, changing yet charming. 

Second, I liked the little twist on the vampire genre. James is definitely not your typical vampire. Third, the bond these women share highlights everything that is so special in female relationships. Hendrix amazed me with his insight into what makes female relationships so incredibly special. 

In addition, I loved the characters. Patricia is the main character, but her fellow book club women are complex characters in their own right. They each add their own strengths to the story! When these ladies join forces, they are formidable opponents. 

Most importantly, the author touches on the important issue of race and socio-economic differences. Even though the story takes place in the 90s, these are still relevant today. 

Don’t make the mistake of thinking there aren’t some really creepy parts to this book….there are!!!! It is a book about a vampire, and James might be charming, but he is a monster! 

Grady Hendrix gave his readers a fantastic read. He combined so many elements, such as horror and yes, even humor. There were some parts that were quite funny. He also added in important social issues. Each element was blended flawlessly together without overpowering each other. He has a new fan in me. In fact, I have downloaded several of his other books as well!

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Meet Grady Hendrix

New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix has written about the confederate flag for Playboy magazine, covered machine gun collector conventions, and scripted award shows for Chinese television. His novels include HORRORSTÖR about a haunted IKEA, MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM, which is basically “Beaches” meets “The Exorcist”, WE SOLD OUR SOULS, a heavy metal horror epic, and THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES. He’s also the author of PAPERBACKS FROM HELL, an award-winning history of the horror paperback boom of the Seventies and Eighties. He wrote the screenplay for, MOHAWK, a horror flick about the War of 1812, and SATANIC PANIC about a pizza delivery woman fighting rich Satanists.

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***The book has been optioned for a TV SERIES***

Check out the article on Deadline: https://deadline.com/2020/02/patrick-moran-pkm-productions-the-southern-book-clubs-guide-to-slaying-vampires-the-wild-oats-project-amazon-studios-tv-series-development-1202843321/

Kindle Unlimited · New Release · Paranormal Romance · Release Blitz · Romance

Layla by Colleen Hoover Release Blitz

“Surprising and emotionally tense, this paranormal romance is sure to entertain.” —Publishers Weekly

Layla, an all-new thrilling and “unputdownable” novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, is available now!

When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.

Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.

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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times and International bestselling author of thirteen novels and multiple novellas. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a non-profit book subscription service and bookstore in Sulphur Springs, Texas. 

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Holiday Romance · New Release · Release Blitz · Romance

Mistletoe Wishes by JJ Carlson Release Blitz

Mistletoe Wishes, an all-new small-town holiday romance from JJ Carlson, is available now! 

The last thing Keaton wants is to be stuck in the small town his father owns for the holidays. The only thing he detests more than Christmas is small towns that make a big deal over the holiday. Especially a holiday Keaton associates with his mother’s death. Keaton plans to get rid of his father’s investment as quickly as possible, but what he doesn’t expect is to get tangled in tinsel with the beautiful Harper—a feisty little baker who is determined to push his limits.

Harper wants nothing more than to make her bakery, Mistletoe Wishes, a successful franchise. She’s worked hard to get to where she is today and isn’t about to let anything—or anyone—stand in her way. With relationships and romance being at the bottom of her list, Harper finds herself in unfamiliar territory when she meets the sexy Keaton Snow. His aversion and distaste for Christmas and her home town are the only things she doesn’t find attractive about him. 

Will Keaton open his heart up to Harper and let the joy of the season, and a promise of a future, deter his plans to sell the town he grew up resenting?

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JJ is a storyteller who believes that love has its own unique language, and that if you listen close enough, you’ll hear it’s song. She writes about love in a way to shatter barriers.

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New Release · Release Blitz · Romance · Series · Sports Romance

You Had Me at Hockey (Bears Hockey #2) by Kelly Jamieson Release Blitz

Can a spirited, down-to-earth influencer get an uptight hockey player out of his shell?

You Had Me at Hockey, an all-new sexy sports romance from USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson is available now!

Josh

I am a warrior. That’s been my motto since I recovered from a near-death accident when I was younger. Now I enjoy my nice, settled life in Dallas playing pro hockey—a boring life is better than being dead. I’m not a party guy or an adventurer; I like my routine and peace and quiet. So being traded to New York is the worst possible change that could happen. And meeting unfiltered and fascinating Sara Carrington throws my life into even more chaos.

Sara

I’ve been considered weird my whole life, which is why I’m still a virgin, but I’ve turned it into a career with my YouTube videos. Who knew people would love watching me talk about my zits, taste-test meatless burgers, and try to learn TikTok dances! Now I’m launching a podcast. Getting hockey star Josh Heller as a guest will help gain listeners for sure. I expect a bearded jock with no teeth and nothing to say, but I get a hot as H-E-double-hockey-sticks grouch with a surprisingly dirty mind. My mission to make him laugh is successful, but I want to know why he’s so uptight underneath that panty-dropping smile. Maybe I can teach Josh to have some fun . . . and maybe he can teach me a thing or two along the way. . . 

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About Kelly Jamieson

Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over fifty romance novels and novellas. She writes the kind of books she loves to read–sexy romance with heat, humor and emotion. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes coffee (black), wine (mostly white) and shoes (high!). She also loves watching hockey. She is the author of the popular Heller Brothers Hockey series, Aces Hockey series, and the Rule of Three trilogy. 

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