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Author Bio:Lynda's books can be classified as urban fantasy/dark fantasy with romance, suspense/mystery, satire, horror, humor and sex.
Lynda Hilburn writes paranormal fiction. More specifically, she writes vampire books. After a childhood filled with invisible friends, sightings of dead relatives and a fascination with the occult, turning to the paranormal was a no-brainer. In her other reality, she makes her living as a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, professional psychic/tarot reader, university instructor and workshop presenter. Her series, Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist is being rewritten and will be republished by Quercus Books in the UK and Europe, and by Sterling Publishing/Silver Oak in North America. The UK version of the first book in the series, "The Vampire Shrink" will be published September, 2011. The North American version a few months later. Book #2 (tentatively titled "Blood Therapy"), which is a new book, will be published a year later, and book #3 (the book that used to be called "Dark Harvest") will follow a year later. She also has a short story in the anthology, "Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance," called "Blood Song." "Diary of a Narcissistic Bloodsucker" and "Undead in the City" are available through Amazon.com and Smashwords.
Kismet Knight, a brainy Denver-based psychologist with a stalled career and a nonexistent love life, is about to have her world rocked. Not only does her newest patient, Midnight, long to become a vampire, but the teenager insists that a coven of the undead hangs out at a local goth club. The always-rational Kismet dismisses Midnight's claims as the delusions of an attention-starved girl--until bodies start turning up drained of blood and the hottest self-proclaimed vampire ever to walk the face of the earth enters her office.
What's real? What's not? As inexplicable events and romantic opportunities pile up, along with the corpses, Kismet finds herself in a whirlwind of passion, mystery, and danger. But this tough and funny heroine--who doesn't do damsel in distress--is about to turn the vampire-meets-girl convention on its head.
Blurb: (From Goodreads)
Blood Therapy is a dark contemporary fantasy with humor, mystery, romance and adult situations.
Kismet Knight knows exactly how to handle her clients, but when it comes to her love-life, she's on less steady ground. That was until she met master vampire Devereux, an 800-year-old hunk, who not only managed to convince the entirely rational shrink that vampires really do exist - he also persuaded her to start dating him. Kismet's still having nightmares after being kidnapped by Lucifer, a psychotic vampire. From a therapeutic perspective she finds his split personalities fascinating - but she's constantly terrified. And Dev's become obsessed with finding Lucifer - before he comes after Kismet again.
This book was fairly different from some of the vampire books that I've read before. I'm not sure what exactly I was expecting from this book, but it certainly had my attention throughout. I thought it was very well written and Lynda kept me wanting to read more.
Kismet hasn't always had the greatest luck in relationships and she's pretty shy when it comes to men. But after meeting Devereux, everything changes. Its like a switch has been flipped and suddenly she's this new woman who is confident and ready to explore her new found senses. She has these very erotic dreams but she can't seem to tell what's real and what's not anymore.
I was totally into Devereux in the beginning. He was so dark and mysterious and I love his hair. I really do. But by the end of the book, he kind of annoyed me and I found myself liking another character more. He just seemed so intrusive and I wasn't too fond of that.
There was definitely a lot of heated moments in this book, which I really enjoyed. I think Lynda did a really good job writing out those scenes. Lots of blood and biting, which is to be expected in a vampire book.
There were lots of twists and turns, things I didn't expect to happen, all throughout this book. I can't wait to find out what happens in book #2 Blood Therapy.
I gave The Vampire Shrink 4/5 Butterflies
** I received a copy from the publisher for an honest review**