This weekly link-up is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. If you would like to join, just share the first paragraph or a few paragraphs from the first chapter of the book that you’re currently reading or that you’re planning on reading.
Right now I’m reading THE COWBOY AND THE VAMPIRE: THE LAST SUNSET by Clark Hays & Kathleen McFall. I’ve loved this series since the first book was initially published years ago. I have the old paperback around here somewhere. So I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review it for Bewitching Book Tours! That will be coming up on June 10, as part of a release day blitz!
(These are really small paragraphs, so I’ll share a few.)
“Ain’t you tired of pancakes?” Tucker asked.
Travis shook his head solemnly. “I don’t think that will ever happen.”
Tucker folded the menu and tossed it onto the counter. “Rose , this may come as a surprise, but my big brother would like an order of your chocolate chip pancakes.”
“Travis, that’s like three hundred straight days,” Rose said, smiling, “You’re my best customer.”
“He’s your only customer,” Tucker said, looking around the deserted restaurant.
“Not true, cowboy, it’s just a slow day,” Rose said, tucking a pencil behind her ear. “One Travis special, coming right up. You want anything, Tucker?”
“Two scrambled eggs, bacon, and an order of biscuits with sausage gravy.”
“It wasn’t funny the first time you said it,” Rose said. “And it gets a little less funny every time.”
“Just black coffee, then,” Tucker said, “which is still vegan, I believe.”
Take one long, last look at LonePine, Wyoming, population 438. It’s been two years since the vampires quit the quirky little town and things are mostly back to normal — broken dreams and never enough whiskey. But that’s about to go to hell.
Hold on tight for a midnight showdown when a psychotic religious order takes the entire town hostage — including Tucker’s long-lost brother — to lure Lizzie from her frozen exile in Russia. The mad monks know Lizzie’s murder will strand the ruling vampire elite in a disembodied afterlife so the cult can impose their twisted beliefs on the living and undead alike. It’s a rip-roarin’ stampede as a cowboy and a vampire try to round up the shattered pieces of their unusual romance.
With the fate of the world on the line yet again, can Tucker and Lizzie put aside their broken hearts to face one last sunset together?
Slap leather or reach for the sky.
The Cowboy and the Vampire: The Last Sunset is the fourth book in The Cowboy and the Vampire Collection, a series called everything from cult classic to trailblazer in a new genre: Western Gothic.