Monday, February 11, 2013

The Vampire Girl Next Door - Book Review

Book Synopsis:

Right after Mark’s next-door neighbor is murdered, he gets a new neighbor--the beautiful but mysterious Sylvia, who has just arrived from London. Mark is drawn into a mutually obsessive relationship with Sylvia. She is secretive regarding her past and Mark’s friends caution him that she can’t be trusted. But Mark won’t listen to his friends or to the priest who later claims that Sylvia is a deadly threat. Mark is enchanted by Sylvia’s beauty and charm, even though dating her has its challenges. Whether it’s performing gymnastics on the ledge of the Golden Gate Bridge, creating an embarrassing scene at the wedding of Mark’s best friend, or shocking Mark with her unusual sexual proclivities, Sylvia never misses an opportunity to make a bad first impression. When Mark first meets Sylvia, he tells her, “You’re the girl of my dreams!” Sylvia smiles and responds with a warning--“Be careful what you wish for.”

About the Author:

Richard Arbib was born in New York City, earned a master’s degree in English and creative writing at San Francisco State University, taught English in Vietnam, and composition and literature to college students in Nevada. He has had short fiction published in Mensa Bulletin and articles published in Integra—The Journal of Intertel.

My Review:

I'm not completely gaga over the whole vampire craze but I like reading books and watching movies about them, as long as the plot is interesting.  The Vampire Girl Next Door is one such book that reeled me in and "sunk its fangs" into me until the end. 

The book tells of Mark, a salesman and avid gym enthusiast, who lives in an apartment building with a noisy neighbor.  Mark is confronted in an alley one night and, in an unexplainable manner, becomes surrounded by dead people.  Mark becomes stressed that he could be pinned for the murders, but that worry dwindles when a sultry woman named Sylvia soon becomes his neighbor.  Sylvia is the woman of Mark's dreams (literally).

 This isn't a teenage vampire love story.  Throughout the adventure, mysteries are unraveled and Mark learns a lot about Sylvia. She's daring, risque, and dominant.  She also turns out to be much more than meets the eye. 

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.