Bled & Breakfast by Michelle Rowen
Date Read: August 2013
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Fledgling vampire Sarah Dearly knew what she was getting into when she married master vampire Thierry de Bennicoeur. As an agent of the Ring, Thierry is sent all over the world to solve vampire crimes and keep them secret from humans. And now Sarah’s on the job with him—for better or worse.
Right after their wedding in Las Vegas, Sarah and Thierry get their next assignment: Three vampires have gone missing in Salem, Massachusetts, and they need to find out why. Their contact in Salem turns out to be a local lothario with a penchant for witches, but before he can help them, he suddenly goes up in smoke—leaving behind nothing but a stain on the ground and a seemingly impossible mystery.
Did a witchy ex-mistress cast a deadly spell, or is there something even more sinister happening to the vampires of Salem? Getting to the truth may require raising the undead, with a little help from the owners of a vampire-friendly bed and breakfast. But uncovering Salem’s darkest secrets may drag some of Thierry’s own past into the light.
Series: Immortality Bites Mystery #2
Read for Fun (Paperback)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50
First Thought when Finished: I just adore Sarah Dearly and her escapades! Bled & Breakfast is the perfect setting for her hijinks!
Story Thoughts: Salem is the perfect setting for Bled & Breakfast! I pretty much giggled, gasped, and cheered throughout the whole book. Who would have thought that in Salem you would have witches, ghosts, and vampires who refuse to die (even when made into sand). What can I say? I was sucker for all the paranormal elements that gone thrown into the mix and all the new characters. The more I learn about Sarah, the more I think I need to read the original series this is a spin-off from!
Character Thoughts: Sarah and Thierry are probably my favorite cozy mystery couple. They are so different and yet so perfect for each other. Let’s talk about my favorite character(s) in Bled & Breakfast: Owen. He was just a male-slut to the max and yes he is absolutely deplorable but oh so fun! I also liked the witches and shifters introduced. Dare I say that I hope we get more of the owner of the Bed and Breakfast! She was delightful!
Final Thoughts: Can’t wait for the follow-up to Bled & Breakfast!
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