Saturday 7 April 2007


Stuntwoman Dawn Madison is a girl with a lot of attitude—and a lot of issues, mostly about living up to the legacy of her mother, a world famous movie star/sex symbol, whose death left Dawn to be raised by her dad Frank, nobody’s notion of single-father-of-the-year. Now that she’s all grown up, she and Frank aren’t on the best of terms, to say the least.

Still, he is her dad, and when he vanishes while investigating the bizarre sighting—caught on film—of a supposedly long-dead child star, she comes home to Tinseltown to join the search for him. Working with his colleagues—a psychic short in stature but big in dreams of stardom, a beautiful Latina techno-geek, and the P. I. firm’s never-seen boss—she discovers an erotic and bloody underground society made up of creatures she thought existed only on the screen.

They are devious. They are deadly. And some of them are dangerously attractive…

This is the first VAMPIRE BABYLON book, and boy is it a wild ride! I absolutely loved this book and was totally engrossed into the story. I can't wait to see what happens next, though there's still a bit of a wait until the second book. :)

I started reading this book about a month ago and got through the first 100 pages. But then my own writing schedule kept getting in the way of any available moment I had, and unfortunately wasn't able to get through it as fast as I wanted. I knew from the beginning of the tale that I would enjoy it, and I wasn't wrong.

The vampire myth is taken to a completely different level in this book, and we're thrown deep into the underbelly of Hollywood and the many secrets that exist there. It was amazing! And there are so many wonderful and intriguing characters. One of which is Frank - the father that has gone missing.

Dawn is an excellent, real character with an attitude to boot. I knew I'd like her because Chris writes fantastic heroines. But don't get me wrong, even the secondary characters are interesting - from the smart-mouthed Kiko, to the harsh Breisi, and the mysterious Voice. Not to forget Matt, either.

Anyway, this was an amazing tale that I'm looking forward to following through to the end. So do yourself a favour and check out this dark urban fantasy that throws you deep into the action and life of Dawn Madison.

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