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Vampire Kisses 6: Royal Blood

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Vampire Kisses 6: Royal Blood

Ellen Schreiber takes fans of the Vampire Kisses novels back to its delightful Dullsville beginnings in this sixth installment of the popular series.

Raven is spending her summer in bliss. She and her vampire boyfriend Alexander are alone in his mansion, cuddling in his coffin, spreading black rose petals aplenty. Love is in the air, and Raven can see no sun on her favorite cloudy horizon. But fall comes, and with it, Alexander’s parents. While Raven longs to be part of the family permanently, the heads of this dark household may have other plans.

When the mysterious note arrives in Alexander’s mailbox, both he and Raven know change is coming. Raven is also dreading the return to school and junior year. She is being asked about a future career, when all she wants is the immortal bite from Alexander and to spend the rest of her life keeping him company while he paints. One of her first assignments is to pair up with the dreaded preppie Trevor Mitchell and interview each other about what they really want. She has always wanted to be a vampire, but what if she had a mortal future? Best friend Becky helps her come up with an alternative idea for an alternative girl.

In the meantime, it seems like everyone in Dullsville has spotted Alexander’s elegant parents except Raven. She takes matters into her own hands and is soon invited to a delicious elegant dinner with the vampire crew. But then her mom and dad invite them over for dinner, and Raven is mortified at the contrast. Oddly enough, the parents hit it off, and all seems well again.

Then Alexander reveals why his parents have returned, and it is a reason that could split up the pair geographically forever. Raven is finally having calm time with her beloved beau, away from other vampire threats, and now his parents are going to tear them apart? She begs Alexander to make her his permanent vampire companion, but he forces her to think about what that really means. Forever is, of course, forever. Instead, they hatch a plan to keep his parents from selling the mansion and splitting them up.

Raven has always felt like an outsider in Dullsville. This fun story of how she embraces other outsiders in Alexander’s parents is a great continuation to this enjoyable series.

Reviewed by Amy Alessio on May 19, 2009

Vampire Kisses 6: Royal Blood
by Ellen Schreiber

  • Publication Date: April 6, 2010
  • Genres: Paranormal, Romance
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
  • ISBN-10: 0061288896
  • ISBN-13: 9780061288890