Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Review - Mary Abshire's WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD Blog Tour & Giveaway

Welcome to the Neighborhood
Series: Midnight Gardens book, #1
Genre: Romance / Paranormal / Contemporary / Vampire
Publication Date: August 5, 2013
Available Formats: pdf, epub, mobi

Sparks fly under the full moon in paranormal suburbia.
Vampire Alexandria Cartwright believes she’s found the perfect home in paranormal suburbia. An independent young woman and professional financial adviser, Alexi needs help from no man, human or paranormal. Until burglars break into her house and steal her most valuable possession–one which could lead to her demise.
Werewolf Gregory Holmes is instantly attracted to his new neighbor and wants nothing more than to protect her from any who would seek to harm her. Helping Alexi recover her stolen safe seems to be the perfect opportunity to show her how he feels.
Centuries of experience have shown Alexi all men are greedy pigs who only think with the brain below their belt. But as Greg comes to her aid repeatedly, she wonders if he’s the real deal. Can she overcome her loathing for men? Can Greg break through the wall she’s built to show her the meaning of love?
CONTENT WARNING: Language. Violence. Graphic sex

Mary lives in Indiana and is a lifetime lover of the paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy. When she's not slaving away at her government job, she is a Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Author. She creates fantastical worlds with vampires, demons, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. Dive into her books and find action, a dash of mystery, and seductive men with passionate hearts.

Other Books by Mary Abshire:
(The Soul Catcher series, paranormal erotic romance)
Claiming the Evil Dead
Catching an Evil Tail
Fighting Evil
Love Conquers All Evil

~~~~~MY REVIEW~~~~~

Welcome to the Neighborhood (Midnight Gardens, 1)Welcome to the Neighborhood by Mary Abshire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow!! What a great read!! I loved it from beginning top end!! I am super excited this is actually the start of a series!! Can not wait for more books!!

A really well thought out world with so many wonderful quirks! Most paranormals have the supernaturals either totally in the closet or have outed them. This book has them on the cusp, they are starting neighborhoods together and are keeping it down low but are tired of hiding.It is kind of funny that even though they are out people still don't believe! I love teh idea of their won TV Network as well!

I loved Alexi from the start! She is just the right kind of sassy spunky gal! She was endearing and relateable the whole time, even thought she is a vamp!

And Greg is delicious!! He isn't the typical chest beating Alpha werewolf. He has depth and sweetness along with his strength! And I love the post shift steamy twist!Yummilicious!

I love it when Weres and Vamps get together cause it is such an odd pairing and yet not really. It is the whole opposites attract syndrome that I adore!

The secondary characters in this book are awesome as well. I can not wait to get more stories and dish in this supernatural cul de sac! Love that this series is not sticking tow just the big two supernaturals and we will get all sorts of other paranormals in the mix.

The side story flows nicely and never slows the pace of the book. I love a good romance wrapped around a mystery!

The steam factor here was really enjoyable. It could have been a touch steamier but I'm not mad about what Ms Abshire delivered. I would not mind a welcome present like Alexi received!! The yummy hot and heavy action kept me rather warm!

This is another new author for me and I am so happy I gave her a shot. I will admit I almost passed cause the cover did not really grab me, do not make that mistake!! It is a great read and with fabulous story telling!

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  1. I loved this review! Thank you so much!

  2. What a great review: I love reading a series of books and I love vampires so I will definitley look into this book!



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